Rediscovery: To Unearth New Meanings

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March 7th through April 15th

There is excitement in the discovery of the unknown and untouched, but new-found inspiration and delight in finding the hidden and extraordinary paths trodden by those who came before. Our Gallery Walk artists Priscilla Steele and Sheila Novak dwell in creations, ideas and experiences that have been and will be. Focusing on figurative and botanical subjects, Steele draws from life, which allows for her personal expression to take hold. Novak primarily works with found organic material to create detailed sculptures and earthy inspired 2D works.

Explore what the downtown has to offer by visiting over 15 renowned galleries and businesses in this FREE and exciting art walk. During this self- guided tour, immerse yourself in the work of local, national and international artists. This event is free and open to the public.


Chait Galleries Call for Artists

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Juried show at The Chait Galleries Downtown in the diverse city of Iowa City!

Everyone is influenced and challenged by his or her own experiences: people, places, things, events, or ideas that have had a significant impact on them.  What impacts you or pushes your buttons? We want to see what influences have shaped your life. We are looking for entries of original work that offer intense, dramatic, distinctive and imaginative imagery. Additionally each piece entered must be elucidated by a “tweet”, a statement no more than 140 characters. The tweet is an integral component of the piece: your entry will not be considered complete without a “tweet” for each image.

The Chait Galleries Downtown in Iowa City, IA will host the exhibition February 14–March 29, 2014 which is open to all artists 18 years and older residing in the United States.  All 2D and 3D media accepted except photography.

The Chait Galleries Downtown was established in Iowa City, IA in 2003. We represent many of the finest artists in the Midwest.  Exhibits are diverse and continuously changing and feature local, regional and international artists. Works of jewelry and tiny oil paintings give way to large expansive works in all media. Our service shop offers framing, lighting, installation, and an array of fine art services.

Benjamin’s Buttons is a juried show. The jury panel will consist of a qualified panel of artists who are looking for originality, composition, technique and a “tweet”, no longer than 140 characters that informs the work. All decisions of the jury are final.