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Register for Orange City Arts summer classes. Find your class HERE.

ORANGE CITY — Grab a friend and try your hand at painting. Create delectable international cuisine, or learn an easy way to bake bread. Join a children’s summer choir. Bring your young one for a parent-child paint date. Do a theatre workshop or join this year’s children’s production, Wizard of Oz. Try yoga by the lake on a Saturday morning. Become an expert in face painting. Learn to juggle and more (Circus Skills for the Klutz)!

Or do it all, under the guidance of artists teaching classes sponsored by Orange City Arts. Check out classes here.

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Advance registration and payment are required. (Register a week in advance for a reduced fee for some classes.)  For more information, call 707-4885 or email orangecityartsIA@gmail.com.

Flier below features classes for older youth and adults.

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The United States of Arts…

In collaboration with the Iowa Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts looks at the arts and culture of Iowa. The project is called The United States of Arts.

Orange City Arts happenings are included briefly in the NEA video below…  beginning at minute 1:19. Featured are three short clips taken in Orange City: Moon Hooch and Omaha Street Percussion at Onstage Orange City 2015, and Shanren from China, performing in a local school as part of Arts Midwest World Fest in January 2015.

Since the beginning of 2015, the National Endowment for the Arts has been gathering stories from the general public and grantees, elected officials and agency directors, artists and art lovers across the country about the importance of art in their lives and their communities. You can find the stories in text, audio, or video formats. Check it out here.

 

CALL FOR ART: Artist’s Showcase: OC Arts’ Regional Exhibiton

Artist’s Showcase:
Orange City Arts’
Regional Exhibition
A CALL FOR ENTRIES
Northwestern College DeWitt Theatre Arts Center
Orange City, IA
Exhibit: April 22-30, 2016
Submission Deadline: March 18, 2016
THE EXHIBITION
The fifth Artists’ Showcase: Orange City Arts’ Regional Exhibition offers an opportunity for artists to exhibit their work April 22-30, 2016 at the Northwestern College DeWitt Theatre Arts Center in Orange City IA, in conjunction with the production of Rabbit Hole. Regional artists (from Iowa or within a 350-mile radius of Orange City, IA) are invited to submit work to the juried exhibition.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE
March 18, 2016IMG_3392 OC Arts regional exhibition

VENUE
DeWitt Theatre Arts Center, Northwestern College, 809 Albany Ave. SE, Orange City IA 51041

ELIGIBILITY & MEDIA
This exhibit is open to any adult, college or high school-age artist, from Iowa or within a 350-mile radius of Orange City, Iowa. Artwork must be original in concept, composition and execution, and must have been created in the past three years. Artwork may not have been shown previously in an Orange City Arts exhibit. All 2-D and 3-D media will be considered, and must be ready to hang/present. Sawtooth hangers are not allowed. If you have work that you feel need not be framed, please email Emily Stokes (emily.stokes@nwcowa.edu) to inquire about that.

THEME OF EXHIBITION
No theme. All submissions are welcome.

INSURANCE
Orange City Arts will exercise all reasonable care in handling and hanging the art, and does have limited insurance coverage. However, Orange City Arts assumes no responsibility for damage or loss to works submitted. Insurance is the responsibility of the exhibiting artist.

IMG_1279 art exhibit honorable mentionAGREEMENT
Works accepted for exhibition may not be withdrawn prior to the close of the show.
Orange City Arts reserves the right to install the works in any manner deemed necessary for exhibition or security purposes.

SALES & REPRODUCTION
Orange City Arts will finalize any sales of exhibited artwork at a price that is set by the artist. Sales are subject to a 20% commission, so prices should be set accordingly. Works not for sale must be clearly marked “NFS.”
The submission of entries presupposes that the right is granted to photograph accepted works for education and publicity purposes. Otherwise, taking photos of the artwork during the exhibit is prohibited.

ENTRY PROCEDURES
Entrants are limited to three entries. Sets, e.g., diptych, may be classified as one entry.
There is no entry fee.
We request digital images only. Submissions for jurying must be quality jpg images – 200 dpi and no larger than 2 MB.
Email the images to orangecityartsIA@gmail.com
The image must be a true representation of the work submitted. Orange City Arts reserves the right to reject work accepted which does not conform to the quality represented by the submission.IMG_3401 OC Arts Regional exhibition
With each submission, also include artist’s name, address, email, phone number, title of work, medium, size, and date of production.

A COMPLETED ENTRY CONSISTS OF THE FOLLOWING:
1. jpg image. In email subject line, put: Artist’s Showcase submission
2. artist’s name, address, email, phone number.
3. title of work, medium, size, date of production.

SUBMIT ENTRY MATERIALS TO:
Email: orangecityartsIA@gmail.com (in subject line, put: Artist’s Showcase submission)
Contact: Ann Calsbeek, exhibit coordinator
Or Janine Calsbeek, Orange City Arts director
Orange City Arts Council, 125 Central Ave. SE, P.O. Box 202, Orange City IA 51041.
Phone: 712.707.6514 or 712.707.4885
Website: www.orangecityarts.net

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Artists will be notified of acceptance by email by April 6, 2016

LABELING THE ART
Art accepted for the show is to be labelled on a 3×5-inch paper on the upper left corner, backside of the artwork. Include name of artist, title of work, media and sale price or NFS. If your work is a diptych or triptych, please note whether the pieces are to be displayed horizontally or vertically.

THE PRODUCTION: RABBIT HOLE
The award-winning theatre department at Northwestern College is presenting Rabbit Hole at the DeWitt Theatre Arts Center. By David Lindsay-Abaire, Rabbit Hole is a Pulitzer-Prize winning drama revealing a couple’s struggle to rebound after an unspeakable family tragedy. Becca and Howie must navigate past well-wisher’s unknowingly hurtful advice, survive their inability to comfort one another adequately, and struggle to find a new normal where they can live with grace and hope. April Hubbard is director.

COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS, JURORS’ CHOICES, CASH PRIZES
All artists accepted for exhibition will be given two complimentary tickets to the Northwestern College Theatre Department’s production, Rabbit Hole.
Jurors will select the “best of show” with a $100 cash prize and “honorable mention,” $40 cash prize.IMG_1243 oc arts regional exhibit
Additional tickets to the Northwestern College Theatre Department’s production, Rabbit Hole, may be ordered by phoning 712-707-7098 or emailing boxoffice@nwciowa.edu. Tickets are $8 adult and $4 student. Production dates are April 22, 23, 28, and 29 at 7:30pm and April 30 at 2:00 and 7:30pm.

TIMELINE
Friday, March 18, 2016: Deadline for submission. All entries must be received via email.
Wednesday, April 6: Acceptance notification emailed to artists.
Wednesday, April 20: 9 a.m. to noon: Art must be hand-delivered to DeWitt Theatre Arts Center, Northwestern College, Orange City. Or prior arrangements may be made to ship or hand-deliver art to arrive by noon on April 20 to Orange City Arts Council, 125 Central Ave. SE, Orange City IA 51041. Contact Orange City Arts Council, orangecityartsIA@gmail.com or 712.707.4885.
Friday, April 22: Exhibition opens.
Saturday, April 30: 6:00-7:00 p.m.: Artist reception prior to the production of Rabbit Hole.
Saturday, April 30: Exhibition closes. Artists must pick up their artwork between 9:30-10:30 p.m., unless prior arrangement is made. Contact Orange City Arts Council, orangecityartsIA@gmail.com or 712.707.4885 or 707.6514.

JURORS
The exhibit will be juried by artists Matthew Drissell of Sioux Center and Linda Porter of Hospers.

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Orange City Arts is the sponsor of the exhibit, in conjunction with the Northwestern College art and theatre departments. We appreciate your submission. Please share this Call for Entries with other area artists.

ARTS on Central!

ORANGE CITY — Arts on Central. It’s the brainchild of Orange City Arts, and is set for Wednesday, August 26 from 5 to 9pm in downtown Orange City.artsOn Arts on Central logo cropped

Orange City Arts is pleased to announce that it has received an Art Project grant for Arts on Central, from the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs.

IMG_5372 Kat & Dog arts on centralPart of Central Avenue will be blocked off for the summer’s final Onstage Orange City event. “We’ll fill the streets and businesses with artists, musicians, kids’ activities, workshops, food and more,” said Elsa Kooiker, event planner along with Janine Calsbeek of Orange City Arts.

IMG_6362 Lisa Laird summer suites largeKooiker, Calsbeek and the Arts on Central planning committee have found a variety of visual and performing artists… including Mary Jane Davidson of Sioux City, who paints on silk (below right); musicians Kathy Vaughn and Scott Amsberry — “Kat and Dog” (upper left); ventriloquist Lisa Laird (upper right); chalk artist Bradley Smith; artist Emilee Berry (above), and many more. Several of the artists will offer mini workshops, so the public can participate. Visual artists will have work for sale.

The evening also includes a live mannequin contest. Food will be available for purchase, with the Dutch Heritage Boosters offering half-price poffertjes to college students.

Prizes will be awarded, including people’s choice awards.IMG_2928 Mary Jane Davidson summer suites

The evening ends with a concert by the Twin Cities a cappella group, Six Appeal, at 7:45pm.

In addition to the $4,000 grant from the Iowa Arts Council, sponsors of the Onstage Orange City event are the Van Engelenhoven Agency and Orange City Arts.

Artists and participants in the mannequin contest must register by August 10. Email Elsa: bekooiker@hotmail.com or Janine: ocArts@orangecityiowa.com or get more info/ register at orangecityarts.net/event/arts-on-central .

 

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Onstage Orange City line-up announced for 2015

ORANGE CITY — Kelley Hunt, Moon Hooch and Omaha Street Percussion – they’re all part of the line-up for the sixth season of Onstage Orange City.
The Orange City Arts Council has announced its schedule of shows in Orange City’s Windmill Park for summer 2015.
The series will feature 14 Wednesday nights of entertainment, plus three shows the evenings of Tulip Festival.
Orange City’s own Usual Suspects will perform the Thursday night of Tulip Festival — May 14, followed by Now Serving 7 Friday and Damon Dotson Saturday.
The regular Wednesday evening Onstage series starts May 27, with Orange City’s Got Talent — open to talent from area towns. Those interested in being part of the show must sign up to audition by May 12 at orangecityarts.net/octalent .
Onstage Orange City artists in June, July and August include the Rusty Wright blues band, Tropicante and its popular Latin beats, magician Eric Michaels, and Craig Ebel and the DyVersaCo Polka Band, one of the finest polka bands in the Midwest with one of the country’s youngest drummers.
Moon_Hooch_2240_by_Shervin_LainezMoon Hooch will take the stage June 3 with saxophones and percussion, coming to Orange City after locals heard them on National Public Radio. “There is not a band harder to describe or easier to enjoy than Moon Hooch. They are energetic, joyful, relentless and, best of all, original,” said a quote from the Wall Street Journal.
July 22 brings Omaha Street Percussion, featuring pots, pans and trash cans as their “unorthodox” percussion instruments.Omaha Street Percussion Buckets2014
And local blues favorite Kelley Hunt of Lawrence, Kansas, returns on July 1. She has appeared on Prairie Home Companion six times, and The Onion of Denver said, “Hunt delivers her socially charged lyrics with a voice that’s part powerful gospel yearning and part bawdy soul shouter.”
Kelley Hunt 2Favorites returning again are the Orange City Area Community Band; the SchoolHouse Company theatre troupe; and Festival Latino. The Orange City Public Library is celebrating 100 years with a special night of carnival activities, food and magic July 15. The final event, August 26, will be Arts on Central, featuring local artists and performers filling Central Avenue.
Summer Suites, the Orange City Arts Council’s progressive evening of music, gardens, stories and sweets, will be on June 10. The show will feature duo The Copoetics of Sioux Falls, an area flute choir, a violinist and several working artists… in three backyard gardens. It’s the one ticketed event of the series.
Contributions by local businesses and individuals, with help from the Orange City Arts Council, fund the shows, so they’re free to the public. Most shows will begin at 7:00pm in Orange City’s Windmill Park. Summer Suites begins at 6:30 and Tulip Festival shows at 7:30.
For more information, see orangecityarts.net or contact the Orange City Arts Council at 712-707-6514 or ocArts@orangecityiowa.com. Onstage Orange City fliers will be inserted in The AdVisor May 5, and will be available at the Arts Council office and various businesses.

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Artists win awards at Orange City art exhibition

ORANGE CITY – Four area artists recently won awards at the juried exhibit, Artists’ Showcase: Orange City Arts Council’s Regional Exhibition. Awards were announced at the closing reception in Orange City November 22.

Betsy Brown of Sergeant Bluff won Best of Show, with her acrylic pour painting, Moving Forward.

Honorable Mention awards went to Timothy J. Arand-McIlrath, Lynae Dadisman, and Emily Stokes.

Arand-McIlrath, of Okoboji, received an award for his sculpture, Button-Bracelet, constructed of red twig dogwood, crocheted yarn, buttons and bracelets.

Dadisman is a Northwestern College student from West Des Moines; her prize-winning work was a charcoal drawing entitled Iris.

Stokes created a linocut/ etching/ collage displayed as an accordion book, entitled Work Ethic. Stokes, of Orange City, teaches in the art department at Northwestern College.

The four award-winners received cash prizes. Jurors were artists Joanne Alberda of Sioux Center and Joan Brower of Orange City.

Twenty-two works by 22 regional artists were part of the exhibit, held at the Northwestern College DeWitt Theatre, in conjunction with the production, The Power and the Glory.  Sponsor of the show was the Orange City Arts Council, in conjunction with Northwestern’s Art and Theatre Departments.

 

Betsy Brown wins “Best of Show”

Betsy Brown of Sergeant Bluff (pictured above) was awarded “Best of show” for her acrylic pour painting, Moving Forward, at the Artists’ Showcase: Orange City Arts Council’s Regional Exhibition. The show, held November 13-22 at the Northwestern College DeWitt Theatre, featured the work of 22 regional artists. 

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Awards given to artists

Honorable mention awards at the Artists’ Showcase: Orange City Arts Council’s Regional Exhibition went to (from left) Timothy J. Arand-McIlrath of Okoboji, Emily Stokes of Orange City and Lynae Dadisman, Northwestern College student from West Des Moines. The exhibit was sponsored by the Orange City Arts Council. 

 

 

OC Arts schedule for 2014-2015

2014-15 Arts in ORANGE CITY

Aug 1 & 2 Missoula Children’s Theatre: King Arthur’s Quest. Northwestern’s DeWitt Theatre. Auditions for children July 28. Performances: Fri 7:30p, Sat 2:00p

Wednesdays Onstage Orange City thru Aug 20 in Windmill Park. Aug 27 show at Northwestern’s Green. 7:00p

Fri Oct 3 Peter Fletcher, classical guitarist from New York, OC Public Library, 7:00p. 

Fri Oct. 10 Paulo Padilha and Group: Beyond Onstage series. The swing & rhythm of urban Brazil, with humor! Unity’s Knight Center, 7:30p. Workshops Oct 5-10.

Oct 27-Nov 20 Memoir class, eight afternoon sessions taught by Barbara Turnwall. Old Factory Coffee Shop.

Nov 22 Watercolor workshop taught by award-winning artist Judy Thompson, OC Area Health System Downtown campus.

Nov 13-22  Orange City Arts Council’s Regional Exhibition in conjunction with NWC’s production, The Power & the Glory, Northwestern’s DeWitt Theatre. Deadline for entries: Oct. 13.

Dec The SchoolHouse Company’s annual Christmas show

Fri Jan 16 Shanren: Beyond Onstage series. Fusing indigenous Chinese with modern music. Unity’s Knight Center, 7:30p. Workshops Jan 11-17.

Sat Jan 31 Contra Tiempo: Beyond Onstage series. Urban Latin dance theatre from LA, performing Full Still Hungry. Unity’s Knight Center, 8:00p.

Sat Feb 7 An Evening of Dance featuring local dance teams, Unity’s Knight Center, 7:00p.

Sat Feb 21 Map of My Kingdom by Iowa’s poet laureate Mary Swander. Featuring Cora Vander Broek Brumlow (pictured) of Chicago. Northwestern’s DeWitt Theatre, 7:30p.

Sat Mar 21 Dancing with the Stars featuring local celebrities and Gordon & Kate Bratt of the Twin Cities. Prairie Winds Events Center, 7:30p.

Sat Apr 11 Cinderella by Des Moines Metro Opera: Beyond Onstage series. Comic opera & Rossini’s finest music. Northwestern’s Chapel, 7:30p.

Mon Apr 20 Harlem Quartet: Beyond Onstage series. 2013 multi-Grammy award winner. “Contagious enthusiasm.” Northwestern’s Chapel, 7:00p

May – Aug  Onstage Orange City & Summer Suites. Wednesdays. Windmill Park 7:00p unless otherwise announced.

June – July   Classes in arts & theatre

 

 

BEYOND ONSTAGE SEASON PASS DISCOUNT UNTIL OCT. 1: $35 adults, $20 students. After Oct. 1, $45 adults, $30 students

NEW! Purchase season passes at Dove Christian Bookstore or ONLINE at orangecityarts.net/beyond-onstage. Or send name, address, email, & ph # with check to Orange City Arts Council.  Individual tickets: $10 & $7. Children 5 & under free.

 

 

MEMBERSHIP PERKS 2014-15

• A free OC Arts Council tote bag – to all new members ($30 contribution or more)

• To donors of $100 or more: several artists are offering discounts on the purchase of their work. AND $100+ donors receive complimentary tickets to select OCAC events. Donate $1000 & receive two free season passes for Beyond Onstage.

ORANGE CITY ARTS COUNCIL’S REGIONAL EXHIBITION TO FEATURE WORKS BY 15 ARTISTS

Orange City Arts Council's Regional Exhibition The Orange City Arts Council's regional art show will feature 22 works by 15 regional artists, Feb. 14-22 at the Northwestern College DeWitt Theatre. Shown is a sculpture in wire and steel, by David Versluis of Sioux Center.

Orange City Arts Council’s Regional Exhibition
The Orange City Arts Council’s regional art show will feature 22 works by 15 regional artists, Feb. 14-22 at the Northwestern College DeWitt Theatre. Shown is a sculpture in wire and steel, by David Versluis of Sioux Center.

ORANGE CITY – Fifteen regional artists, and a guest Spanish artist, will be featured in the Orange City Arts Council’s exhibit Feb. 14-22 at the DeWitt Theatre Arts Center at Northwestern College. A reception with the artists will be Sat., Feb. 22 from 6:00 to 7:00pm.

The juried exhibit, Artists’ Showcase: Orange CIty Arts Council’s Regional Exhibition, is being held in conjunction with the Northwestern College musical, Man of La Mancha. Artworks are related to the themes in de Cervantes’ tale of Don Quixote: from madness and idealism to the fine line between illusion and reality.

Artists featured in the exhibit are Joanne Alberda, Brenda Schoenherr-Thelen, Vanessa Reusch, Becca (Lokker) Ortner, Judy Thompson, Bob  Huibregtse, David Versluis, Timothy J. Arand-McIlrath, Brian J. Damon, Glenda Drennen, Kali Wolkow, Katlyn Loeschen, Lyric Morris, David Lammers, and Kayla Vetter. They are from McCook Lake, SD, Sioux City, Storm Lake,  Okoboji, Le Mars, Sioux Center and Orange City.

Media includes batik, acrylic, oil, watercolor, aqua media, chalk pastel, ink, crocheted yarn, graphite, colored pencil, hot glue, textile, wire, steel, and wood.

The “best of show” award was given to Vanessa Reusch for Day and Night. Honorable mentions went to Glenda Drennen for Rue Rutabaga #12 and Katlyn Loeschen for Circus. They will receive cash prizes.

Jurors for the exhibit are Rein and Margo Vanderhill, artists from Alton.

Guest artist is Lambarri, a Spaniard whose parents fled their home country during the Spanish Civil War. Lambarri was born in Mexico City, later moving to Spain to study art. He now lives in Florida. His works, Don Quixote I, II and III,  are acrylic and ink on paper canvas.

Sponsor of the show is the Orange City Arts Council, in conjunction with Northwestern’s Art and Theatre Departments. For more information, call 712-707-4885 or email ocArts@orangecityiowa.com.

For tickets to Man of La Mancha, email boxoffice@nwciowa.edu.

Area artists' works to be featured in Man of La Mancha exhibit Fifteen regional artists will exhibit work in the Orange City Arts Council's show Feb. 14-22, to be held at the Northwestern College DeWitt Theatre in conjunction with the musical Man of La Mancha. The juried show features 22 works, including watercolor, oil painting, batik, textile, drawing, wood carving and mixed media. Shown is Highlights, a watercolor by Judy Thompson of Orange City.

Area artists’ works to be featured in Man of La Mancha exhibit
Fifteen regional artists will exhibit work in the Orange City Arts Council’s show Feb. 14-22, to be held at the Northwestern College DeWitt Theatre in conjunction with the musical Man of La Mancha. The juried show features 22 works, including watercolor, oil painting, batik, textile, drawing, wood carving and mixed media. Shown is Highlights, a watercolor by Judy Thompson of Orange City.