The Iowa Watercolor Society announces that Marybeth Heikes, of Centerville, has been selected be a participant in the 36th Annual Iowa Watercolor Society juried art exhibit. The showing will be held at the Ankeny Art Center, 1520 SW Ordnance Road in Ankeny, from Aug. 1 through Sept. 26. The opening reception for the IWS and the public will be Aug. 1 from 5-7 p.m.
Heikes has been painting for 30 plus years. The selected paintings are “Cottonwoods” and “Palette Talk #1.”
The 2013 juror and instructor for the annual exhibit and workshops is renowned artist Birgit O’Connor.
Heikes said her goal has been to enter from two-five competitions each month to get the word out. “So far, I have been very successful in the nationals,” Heikes said.
Heikes displays in Oklahoma
Marybeth Heikes’ watercolor painting, “Hake & Squirrel,” has been accepted and is presently displayed in the 36th Annual Oklahoma National Watermedia art guild in Oklahoma City. This show opened June 14 and continues thru July 6. This particular painting was also exhibited earlier this year at the Foundry GalIIery in St. Charles. This painting is part of a still life series depicting her brushes and palettes. This competition is open to all artists over 18 years old and working with watermedia and must be original and completed within the last three years. Heikes is a member of the American Watercolor Society and a signature member of both the Iowa and Transparent Watercolor Societies. She maintains a home studio in Centerville and sells her work online at her website: www.mheikes.com and various gallery shops.