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Big Ideas, tiny art

2024 Iowa Competition & Exhibition

Tiny Art Gallery Guide: Check out the talented participating artists and their artwork in this gallery guide available online or in person.

Exhibition Run Dates: May 30-July 14
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 30 from 5:30-7 p.m. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a little music interlude, and a tiny art demo from College Hills’ Tales Untold Tattoos. Join in the fun!

Public Vote for Best-In-Show Dates: May 30-June 30 by 4 p.m. Scroll down for further details on this one!

Press Release: View the official Tiny Art press release online.

The Hearst Center has sparked a delightful challenge for Iowans to embrace the tiny. We’re thrilled to showcase the incredibly imaginative entries from artists across the Cedar Valley and beyond. Dive into our online catalog featuring these talented creators and explore the details of their artwork submissions.  

In this exhibition, two Best-In-Show awards are up for grabs: one by popular vote and one by jury selection. You can join in the excitement by casting your vote for your favorite tiny masterpiece! There are a few easy ways to vote: in-person at the Hearst Center, email your choice, or dm us on socials. Remember, only one vote per person is allowed.


Voting is open from May 30 to June 30. Stay tuned for the big reveal! The winners of both the popular vote and jury selection will be announced on our Facebook page on Tuesday, July 2, at 2:00 p.m. Winning artists will receive direct communication from the Hearst staff. Join us in celebrating the magic of tiny art!

Thank you to the artists who came to the Hearst from all over Iowa to conduct Tiny Art Workshops, please check out their amazing work on Instagram:

Kyle Kirwan – @kylekirwan

Anna Segner – @painted_annamal

Nate Gainer – @nathanjohngainer

Junli Song – @artofsong

We thank Friends of the Hearst and Arts Midwest for their generous support to make this competition, workshops, and exhibition possible.

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