2017 Art Show Schedule
- Laumeier Sculpture Park Art Fair, St. Louis, MO (May 12-14) Booth 140
- Iowa Arts Festival, Iowa City, IA (June 2-4) Booth 18
- Snake Alley Arts Fair, Burlington, IA (June 18) Booth 92
- Spring Green Arts and Crafts Fair, Spring Green, WI (June 24 & 25) Booth 84B
- Brookings Summer Art Festival, Brookings, SD (July 8 & 19)
- Clear Lake Art Sail, Clear Lake, IA (July 22)
- Rockbrook Village Art Fair, Omaha, NE (September 9 & 10)
- Octagon Art Festival, Ames, IA (September 24)
- Iowa Arts & Craft Show, Des Moines, IA (November 17, 18 & 19)
2017 & 2018 Art Exhibition Schedule
- SKETCHBOOK. A collection of artists books., Art NXT Level Projects/33 Contemporary Gallery at Zhou B Art Center, September 15-October 14, 2017, 1029 W. 35th Street, Chicago, IL 60609 An exhibition of artists books. Take a look inside the artist mind and get a glimpse of how artists work by browsing through a careful selection of contemporary artists sketchbooks.
- FREE: Pathways Toward Freedom, Ankeny Art Center, October 3- November 29, 2017, Artist Reception, October 12, 5-7pm, 1520 SW Ordnance Rd., Ankeny, IA 50023, Solo Show
In “FREE: Pathways to 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 prevalent in natural formations and are one of the most efficient ways for something to grow. For the past ten years, she has used her painting process as a method of internal excavating to discover her path.
- Compression, Paintpushers Group Show, October 21, 2017, Gateway Lofts,1719 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309
- Iowa State University Memorial Building Gallery, December 14-February 6, 2018, 2229 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50010, Solo Show