The art contest celebrates the American Gothic House used as the background in Grant Wood’s most famous painting American Gothic. Entries must include the American Gothic House in their work. The contest serves to promote greater awareness of the beauty of the little white board and batten house with its gothic window.
Submitted works will be returned. Minimum size is 8” x 10”—no maximum size. Contest is open to artists in the following five divisions:
- Kindergarten through Fifth Grade
- Sixth Grade through Eighth Grade
- Ninth Grade through Twelfth Grade
- Adult Amateur
- Adult Professional
Judging will take place Friday evening, with the exhibition planned for Saturday, June 13 from 11 am to 5 pm and Sunday, June 14 from 1 to 4 pm at the American Gothic House Center in Eldon, Iowa.
Official entry forms are due by May 15. Artwork must be delivered by June 1. For entry forms, complete rules and further information, contact Jessica Strom; 300 American Gothic St; Eldon, IA 52554; 641-652-3352; email@example.com.
GATE is a nonprofit community betterment organization and no entry fee will be sought from submissions or participants.
- Who: Gothic Area Tourism of Eldon; American Gothic House Center
- What: 2009 American Gothic House Art Contest
- When: June 12-14 during the 2009 Eldon American Gothic Days
- Where: American Gothic House Center; 300 American Gothic St; Eldon, IA 52554
- Contact: Jessica Strom, 641-652-3352, firstname.lastname@example.org