IOWA CONTEMPORARY ART   |   58 North Main Street, Fairfield, IA 52556   |   641-469-6252   | ICON is an IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit educational charity. All donations are tax-deductible.
Special Thanks to our ICON MEMBERS & Corporate Sponsors: The Jeri Felix Estate
Future ICON Exhibits:
58 North Main Street Fairfield, IA 52556 641.469.6252
Through August, 2021
ICON’s “Second Round” auction opens on First Friday, April 2nd. ICON had so much work come in for the biennial auction this year that it was necessary to split the auction into two parts. The Round Two Auction will be in the gallery and online during April and May. Final bidding day will be 8:00pm, Friday June 11th. The ICON Round Two Auction features works from the Kathy Poppers’ Collection  along with at least 75 selected pieces from the Nov/Dec auction, and there will be new work that has been donated since the first auction ended. Kathy Poppers is an artist, art appraiser, art collector and former ICON Board of Directors member. She now resides in California, but during her last visit to Fairfield she emptied her storage unit and donated much of the art to ICON.  Significant works were added to the ICON permanent collection, but over 50 pieces are going up for auction. Works donated by Poppers include pieces by noted artists such as Patrick Nagel, Michael Knigen, James - Paul Brown, Gerardo Chavez, Bob Kane, Leo Posillico, Michael Urban, ceramic cars by Glenn Appleman and art dolls by L.A. “Pop Surrealist” artist Camille Rose Garcia. The 65 pieces in the second room include work by Robert Hoerlein, Jim Shrosbree, Greg Thatcher, Madeline DeJoly, Suanna Breed, Cheryl Jacobsen, Sue Hettmansperger, Allen Cobb, Mike Rutherford, and many more. Viewing in the gallery will be by appointment, but all bidding will be online. All items in the auction can be viewed online by going this link: It is advised that visitors study the offerings online before coming to the gallery. When you purchase art through the ICON Auction, you will not only support this important cultural resource, but you walk away with a work of art by a top artist. There is art that appeals to all art sensibilities. Schedule your viewing by calling or emailing Bill Teeple:  or  call 641 919 6252. Masks are required. Bring your phone and bid on the spot.
Cheryl Jacobson
Sue Hettmansperger
Video of Auction Walkthrough  by Bill Teeple on the ICON Facebook Page.
ICON Gallery is now open. Also check us out on facebook: The new ICON interactive website:                                      
July 2021 - David T. Hanson Video looping during regular hours ICON is participating in the international event “Extraction: Artists on the edge of the Abyss,” a global multi-venue event highlighting the environmental consequences of industrialized natural resource extraction. Our offering is a new video by David T. Hanson of his celebrated Wasteland photo series. Hanson has created a video of the entire series, including his aerial photographs, maps and EPA site descriptions of each hazardous waste site. For this video, composer Jarrad Powell has created an original sound work. The sociologist Andrew Ross wrote, “Hanson’s Waste Land series is a stunning documentary of a century of organized state terrorism against the North American land, its species, and its peoples.” For more about the video and David's work, click this link:
October, November, December 2021 - SYNERGY 3 Iowa City Artists: Kathy Edwards Hayslett                                                                             
Silver Bow Creek/Butte Area, Silver Bow/Deer Lodge Counties, Montana
September, 2021  ICON’s 20th Year Anniversary Celebrations!  Activities include films, slides, concerts and other performances.