Bill Teeple Announces Mask Decorating Contest “While ICON Gallery is closed due to the Covid19 pandemic, ICON is staying engaged with the community through special events. The event for June is a mask decorating contest. The idea is to submit a creatively decorated protective mask between June 1 and June 30. It doesn't have to be a medical quality mask. Commercial protective masks of all kinds, and homemade masks can be the basis. Contestants can provide their own masks to use as the canvas to build their work of art upon, or limited number of simple masks can be obtained from ICON for $2. First Prize of $100 and four $25 prizes have been donated by supporters. Prizes will be awarded on First Friday July 3, 2020. Drop off masks at ICON, 2:00 to 5:00 Tuesday through Friday with your contact information. Photos of your mask can be dropped off at ICON or emailed to ICON: bill@icon-art.org. Masks or photos of your mask will be displayed in ICON's front window and photos of your masks will be in now.icon-art.org. "We have a grand prize of $100 and we considered having four categories for the $25 prizes," says ICON Director Bill Teeple, "but, when we started thinking of categories, we came up with dozens of possible categories. Our decision was to choose categories for judging as they naturally divide up when the entries come in." Approaches to take include - painted, sewn, sculpted, mixed media, found objects, functional, non functional, real masks or digital/photoshopped masks, masks by children. Subjects include: Covid19/medical, togetherness, nature/environmental, floral, ocean world, astronomical, sports, animals/pets, beautiful, silly/goofy, glamorous, patriotic, military, historical, supernatural, movies comic books/super heros, fantasy/metaphysical, famous paintings, world travel, romantic. You are only limited by your imagination. For more information contact Bill Teeple: iconbillteeple@gmail.com, 641-919-6252.
March-August 2020 July, August, 2020 Mini Art (Postcards) Mini online Auction September, October, 2020 Synergy 3 Iowa City Artists:                                                            Kathy Edwards Hayslett                                 Sue Hettmansperger                                        Cheryl Jacobson November, December, 2020 ICON 2020 Art Auction
Special Thanks to our ICON MEMBERS & Corporate Sponsors: The Jeri Felix Estate
Future ICON Exhibits:
ICON Gallery will be closed until further notice.  But our online presence can be found at: our new interactive website:   https://now.icon-art.org   or check us out on facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/ICON.gallery                                     
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