August 23, 2019

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Entry Deadline | November 9, 2019
Notice of Acceptance | November 29, 2019
Exhibition Prints Due | December 21, 2019
Exhibition Dates | January 4, 2020 – March 7, 2020

July 2, 2019

We are proud and honored to be the 1st Place recipient of the Frontier Days Parade Best Theme Float!

Adwin is a gender neutral name meaning “an artistic creative person”. Its origin is from the country of Ghana. Our Adwin is an artistic creative being and reminds e...

July 2, 2019

 "Finally Spring" by Joe DeLuca

Joe DeLuca is a well known Michigan artist.

In the early 1950s, Joe DeLuca was exposed to the history of art as well as contemporary views. His alma mater, Bowling Green State University in Ohio, was where his development was inspired by P...

March 15, 2019

Blanden Arts Festival
Saturday, June 8, 2019

The Blanden Arts Festival connects the community with regional artists. It is a family-friendly festival that highlights artistic talent, live entertainment, and interactive art activities.

Admission to the fes...

January 5, 2019

Each year, generous museum members help the Blanden Art Museum put on exhibits, events, and art education programming. Your membership helps ensure that we have the necessary funding to continue this important work for another year.

Along with your membership, consider...

January 3, 2018

 Betty Woodman


A student once asked Betty if "her art was about her life?" After a moment Betty replied, "my art is my life," and I could add that is is a life which has been lived much in her studio

- George Woodman

Click here for "In Her Studio" by George Woodm...

December 28, 2017

The Blanden Art Museum is celebrating 85 successful years all thanks to you! This work is the result of a community of dedicated, passionate, and generous individuals. Together, we are making it happen. We wanted to take a look back with you at a few highlights from th...

November 15, 2017

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November 8, 2017

“Some artists live their work. For a lifetime they happily respond to an all-inclusive compulsion to make art. Daniel Rhodes is one of them.” Robert McDonald, art reviewer for LA Times.
This is last week the “Daniel Rhodes: A Retrospective of a Fort Dodge Native” w...

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