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Emerging Artist 2022

2022 Emerging Artist Exhibition

Sponsored by: Mark and Lea Lovelace


Artists ages 18-25 are eligible to submit 2-D and 3-D artwork for consideration for ArtHaus’ Annual Emerging Artist Exhibition juried art show open to residents and students within a 150 mile radius from Decorah.  All forms of media will be accepted including but not limited to painting, drawing, ceramic, fiber arts, jewelry, printmaking, and photography. Artwork must have been completed within the last 2 years and adequately prepared for installation.  2-d work must be framed with a wire backing only.  Works not ready for installation will not be included in the exhibition. Works may be for sale but this is not a requirement.


The Emerging Artist Exhibition was created in 2011 to encourage and promote young artists ages 18-25 in the Driftless Region within 150 miles of Decorah. Over a short time, this showcase has garnered attention and praise from artists and art lovers alike.


Each applicant may submit images of up to 3 artworks, 3 images per work (Ex full framed and detail). Only digital images will be accepted in JPG or JPEG format at 300 dpi, minimum 1200 px on longest dimension. Upload images here OR Files may be uploaded via Dropbox (see below). Files must be labeled with the artist’s first and last name and entry number (lastname_firstname_1.jpg, for example: picasso_pablo_1.jpg). The folder should also be labeled last name, first name, EAE. Video works will be considered and can be submitted MOV or MP4 format but applicant may be expected to supply viewing technology for the exhibition.

Digital images along with all required application materials and a $25 entry fee must be received by midnight Friday, March 31, 2022. Late entries will not be considered.

Artists will be notified by Monday, April 4 as to the jurors decisions of which works will be included in the show. Selected works must be hand-delivered or shipped and received by 7:00pm Monday, April 18. Shipping to and from ArtHaus is the responsibility of the artist.

The show will open to the public on Thursday, April 21 from 6-7pm if conditions are safe. Or we may offer separate viewings for participants and their select group of viewers. The exhibition runs April 21 through May 12, 2022. Works must remain on display for the entirety of the exhibition. Works listed for sale will be made available for purchase through ArtHaus, with 70% to the artist and 30% to ArtHaus should work(s) sell.

A Best of Show as chosen by the jurors will receive a $200 cash prize and a solo exhibition during the 2021 ArtHaus exhibition cycle. People’s Choice will receive a cash prize.

Interested applicants can complete this form, pay the $25 entry fee via (link provided upon completion of this form).

Alternately, upload and share images and an artist statement via Dropbox (visit for details) OR send a CD and check to: ArtHaus, 107 West Broadway, Decorah, IA 52101.

How to enter 

It is preferred that interested applicants submit all required materials electronically (see options below).


With a Google Account: Complete the application form, upload works, and pay the $25 entry fee here.

With a Dropbox Account: Upload images to Dropbox. Include PDF of artist statement. Images as JPG. Label images, First.Last.Img#. documents with First.Last.Title, and folder with First.LastName. Share with

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