Exhibition and Art Fair Schedule

Aspen Art Fair Aspen, CO 2018


2019 Art Fair Show Schedule

Las Olas Art Fair, Ft. Lauderdale, FL January 5-6, 2019

Boca Fest, Boca Raton, FL January 12-13, 2019

Boca Raton Fine Art Festival, Boca Raton, FL January 26-27, 2019

Old Capitol Art Fair, Springfield, IL May 18-19, 2019

Mulvane Art Fair, Topeka, KS June 1-2, 2019

Spring Green Arts & Craft Fair, Spring Green, WI June 29-30, 2019

Geneva Arts Fair, Geneva, IL July 27-28, 2019

Rockbrook Village Art Fair, Omaha, NE September 9-8, 2019 

More shows to be added as confirmed.

Boca Raton, FL 2019


2019 Art Exhibition Schedule

Nuances of Freedom. Iowa State University Memorial Union Gallery, December 14, 2018-February 6, 2019, 2229 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50010, Solo Show 

Nuances of Freedom at Iowa State University Memorial Union

“Nuances of Freedom”, a solo show by acrylic painter Melynda Van Zee, will be open December 14, 2018 through February 6, 2019, at the Gallery of the Iowa State University Memorial Union 2229 Lincoln Way Ames, IA 50011. The gallery is free and open to the public 8 a.m.-10 p.m., seven days per week unless reserved for meetings.

In “Nuances of Freedom” Central Iowa artist Melynda Van Zee uses spiral imagery to express the deep inner work necessary to finding equilibrium and energy to pursue a creative life. The spiral is one of the most commonly found design forms in nature and is symbolic of growth and transformation. From the galaxies to DNA to our fingertips, spirals are an efficient way for something to grow.

Melynda shares, “I’ve been consciously observing the nuances of the creative process-personal rhythms, energy flows and internal mindsets. I’ve been asking myself how do I create a life of abundant creative freedom? What structures and experiences will nourish my creativity and support my work? The lines, colors, and movement of these paintings are captured energy from this growth process. They are a reflection of the changes and experiments I’m exploring as I work to intentionally build a lifestyle of creative freedom.”

Pappajohn Biomedical Institute, University of Iowa, February 13- April 26, 2019, Opening Reception, Feb. 13 4:30-5:30 pm, 6334 Pappajohn Biomedical Institute Building, 169 Newton Road, Iowa City, IA 52242, Solo Show 


Melynda Van Zee paintings on exhibit at Pappajohn Biomedical Institute, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 2019

Show Parking Directions:Below is a map showing the Newton Road Parking ramp, with directions from the ramp to the gallery. Park at the east end of the ramp (opposite the entrance area), cross the street and enter the building. Walk up the wide steps that lead to the coffee shop. Walk past the coffee shop to the right, down the corridor to next stairwell and up one more flight to 2nd floor. At top of stairs turn left to the gallery. If you need an elevator, enter the building and walk past the wide staircase, following the corridor around to the left. At the end of this corridor are two elevators—take either one to 2nd floor. Turn right and right again off the elevator and come around to the gallery space.



Previous Art Fairs –2018 Art Show Schedule 

Old Capitol Art Fair, Springfield, IL May 19-20, 2018 Booth #95

Mulvane Art Fair, Topeka, KS June 2-3, 2018

Spring Green Arts and Crafts Fair, Spring Green, WI June 23-24, 2018

Brookings Summer Arts Festival, Brookings, SD July 14-15, 2018

Aspen Art Festival, Aspen, CO July 21-22, 2018

Rockbrook Village Art Fair, Omaha, NE September 8-9, 2018

Octagon Art Festival, Ames, IA September 23, 2018 10am-4pm Booth 46

Peoria Art Fair, Peoria, IL September 28-30, 2018


Las Olas Art Fair Ft. Lauderdale, FL 2019


Rockbrook Village Art Fair Omaha, NE 2017



Melynda Van Zee Art Booth Iowa Arts Festival Iowa City, IA June, 2017

Melynda Van Zee Art Booth Iowa Arts Festival Iowa City, IA June, 2017



Melynda Van Zee Schaumburg, IL