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Updated: Mar 6

Entries are due Saturday, June 1, 2024. Entry fee is $30 for up to three pieces of artwork. This national juried exhibition showcases visual artwork from artists across the United States and promotes the importance of the arts in the Warren County community and surrounding region. This year's juror is Joshua Johnson, Co-Senior Curator of the Figge Art Museum.

This exhibition is open to artists working in all mediums. Works must be original. Works created under the direction of an instructor will not be accepted. Source material must be original and not derived from copyrighted images. Entries must have been created in the last two years. Works previously exhibited at the Buchanan Center for the Arts will not be accepted.

For more information on guidelines and how to apply, visit CaFÉ ( or email

Joshua Johnson is the co-senior curator at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa. He received his MFA in Studio Art from American University in Washington, DC, his BFA in

Sculpture and Painting from Dominican University in Oak Park, Illinois, and has completed additional graduate work in Museum Studies at Western Illinois University.

Joshua has worked at the Figge since 2015 when he started as a Graduate Assistant in the Curatorial Department. Joshua has held the positions of preparator, assistant registrar, studio school manager, and assistant curator of contemporary and interdisciplinary art during his time at the Figge. While working in the curatorial department, Joshua has curated exhibitions including: Mia Feuer: Totems of the Anthropocene, Dimensional: 3D Works from the Figge Collection, Caroline Kent: An Improvisation of Form, Anne Lindberg: think like the river with pet Ginny Threefoot, and Submerged in the Sublime: The Landscape Photography of Kim Keever. As part of his role as an advisory staff member to the Acquisitions and Loan Committee, Joshua has encouraged the acquisition of important regional artists' work like the Blue Grass artist Terry Rathje's Kiwi Canone into the collection.

In addition to working at the Figge, Joshua has taught art and art history courses at Muscatine and Scott Community Colleges for the last eight years and will also begin teaching adjunct classes at St. Ambrose University in the fall. He has also acted as juror for a variety of exhibitions throughout the Quad Cities region.

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