For All Artists

While we have our own artists, we are always promoting others.

We offer quarterly “call to artists.” This is an open invitation to have artists interpret the theme that we present. The interpretation can be literal or interpretive.  The works presented ranged from painting to sculptures. The mediums may be clay, paper, oils, acrylic, spray, junk art, photography and pen.  The subject matters are great to behold.


Announcing DKW’s second annual October “Call To Artist.” This year’s theme is HOCUS-POCUS….ART IN FOCUS. This event is open to all artists of all ages and skills. Your objective, as an artist, is to create any type of artwork that falls into the theme of Hocus-Pocus. It can be any art medium; oil, acrylic, watercolors, photography, sculpture, wood, junk, punk or funk. Bring it by DKW Art Gallery & Studios between now and October 14th. We have a big “meet the artist”, Angie Rodrigues party combined with the Hocus-Pocus judging and awarding of prizes on Saturday, October 28th. There is a $20 entry fee per piece. Judging is by both a professional and People’s Favorite. Cash Prizes. Contact Mark at dkwgallery @ with any questions. Located at 840 7th Ave. in Marion.

Also we are starting a monthly “Abstract Challenge.”

This dare/provocation/test is open to any age and all artists. No entry fee. Rules confined to a few simple directions. Enter when you want and come by anytime to see the results. Through the warm months we will have a “Deck Night” once a month to celebrate the wonderful concept of Abstract Art. The “Abstract Challenges are listed below and on our calendar of events. We are sure you will have questions so just ask.


Past Call to Artists Winners

The topic, Attraction, was the only stimulus from us as to the subject matter. Is it love? Is it a scent? A look? Is it magnetism? Is it hormonal or scientific? Is it fun or is it scary? Here are the winners:

People’s Choice


 Judge’s Decision


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