FAYETTE, Iowa (December 18, 2013) – Two Upper Iowa University art faculty recently competed at the Iowa Crafts: 41 Exhibit this year at the MacNider Art Museum in Mason City, Iowa. The statewide competition was open to all artists living in Iowa. Forty-four works of art by 32 Iowa artists were selected for the final show. Representing Upper Iowa were Elissa Wenthe, assistant professor of art, and John Siblik, associate professor of art and interim dean of the School of Liberal Arts.
Wenthe received the "Best in Other Craft Media" award for her mixed media piece, Reach.
Iowa Crafts: 41 can be viewed at the Kinney-Lindstrom Gallery in the MacNider Art Museum through March 1. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; closed Sunday and Monday. Admission is free. For information, call 641-421-3666 or visit www.macniderart.org.
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