Call for Artists

Cedar Rapids Museum of Art: Call for Entries

By February 6, 2019 No Comments

The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art announces a Call for Entries for upcoming exhibition, “Into the Blue,” June 8 – September 15, 2019.

In celebration of Iowa artists, the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art announces a call for entries of artworks for the exhibition Into the Blue. The color of endless skies and the Virgin’s cloak, the Roman color of mourning and Yves Klein’s vibrant muse, blue has been inspiring artists for thousands of years. The submitted artworks may be any manner from representational to abstract but blue must be the dominant color. The origin of this exhibition was a desire on the CRMA’s part to continue its successful series of presentations of Iowa artists, integrating group and solo exhibitions of Iowa artists into the exhibition schedule and into its presentations of American art.

Artists interested in participating must be 18 years or older, residing in Iowa, and working in any discipline (painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, ceramics, textiles, mixed media, video, jewelry, digital art, etc.). All work must be ready to hang and must have been created in the past three years. To enter, send no more than three images to juror and Associate Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Kate Kunau via email at by Friday, March 1, 2019. Include work specifications (title, date, dimensions, framed dimensions, media). In addition to the images, please include a resume and explanation of how the artworks relate to the theme. The names of all accepted artists will be posted on our website by Monday, April, 1, 2019. Complete details regarding the call for entries can be found at:

Into the Blue will be on display June 8 through September 15, 2019. A reception for all artists and guests will take place Thursday, June 6 from 5:00 PM-7:00 PM. Inquiries may be directed to Associate Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, Kate Kunau, at or 319.366.7503 ext. 202.

Kate Kunau, Associate Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art

Kate Kunau is the Associate Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art and a doctoral candidate in American art at the University of Iowa. She has curated more than thirty exhibitions at the CRMA, including Grant Wood and Marvin Cone: Farms, Barns, and America’s Heartland and Edward Hopper: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.


The mission of the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art is to excite, engage, and educate through the arts. The Museum’s collection contains more than 7,800 works of art by hundreds of artists, including the world’s largest collection of works by Grant Wood. For more information on exhibitions or related programs call the Museum at 319.366.7503 or visit the Museum’s website at Museum Hours: noon to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday; noon to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday; 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. Grant Wood Studio Hours: noon to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday (April-December). For more information please visit or find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

For more information contact:
Lori Tofanelli, Communications Coordinator
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
410 Third Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
319.366.7503 ext. 206