FAYETTE, Iowa (March 31, 2014) – The Upper Iowa University Art Department will host the annual Northeast Iowa High School Art Show in the Bing-Davis Memorial Gallery in Edgar Fine Arts Hall. Upper Iowa has been involved in the high school art show for 30 years.
Twenty-five northeast Iowa high schools have been invited to showcase student artwork at this renowned UIU show, which will be held Friday, April 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Works will be submitted in a variety of categories including drawing, colored drawing, sculpture, mixed media, craft, painting, graphics, computer, printmaking photography and ceramics.
Judging the event is Thomas Stingl, a visual art instructor and yearbook adviser at De Soto High/Middle School in Desoto, Wis. Stingl has also coached middle and high school football, as well as high school wrestling. He is a graduate of the University of Valley State in North Dakota where he played collegiate football . He earned his masters degree in education from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He is currently working on portraits of people and animals in charcoal, pastel and acrylics.
High schools invited to participate include: Edgewood-Colesburg; Oelwein; West Central, Maynard; Columbus Catholic, Waterloo; Central; Turkey Valley; Riceville; Crestwood, Cresco; Sumner-Fredericksburg; West Delaware; North Fayette-Valley; New Hampton; Postivlle; Waukon; Decorah; Dubuque Hempstead, Dubuque; Starmont, Arlington; Clayton Ridge; MFL-MarMac; Eastern Allamakee; Denver; Jesup; Independence; Wapsie Valley; and Charles City.
About Upper Iowa University Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 6,200 students – nationally and internationally – at its Fayette campus and learning centers worldwide. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and self-paced degree program. With a focus on developing leaders and lifelong learners, UIU provides dual enrollment programs for high school students as well as continuing education and professional development opportunities for learners of any age. For more information, visit www.uiu.edu.
Monica Bayer Heaton
Associate Vice President for Communication and Marketing