For the second straight year, Marshalltown High School art teacher Wade Judge has been named an Emerging Iowa Artist for the Des Moines Arts Festival.
Judge, who is working on his master’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa, specializes in acrylic pour paintings.
Judge said he has been surprised both years by this honor. He has taught at MHS for 6 years and received his bachelor’s degree from UNI. He hopes his own art inspires his students at MHS.
“Hopefully they get a taste for it as well,” Judge said.
The Des Moines Arts Festival will be held June 28-30. The Emerging Iowa Artist program offers artists the opportunity to showcase their talent at the festival. The program is open to Iowa residents currently enrolled in an institution of higher education.
Other art related news
The Artists for Education annual silent art auction will be on May 9 with all proceeds going to cover the expense of bringing a guest artist next year to work with the MHS students.
This year’s auction will take place at Midwest Frame and Gallery at 506 S. 9th St. in Marshalltown. The event will be from 5 to 6 p.m., but bidders can stop in early to place a bid. Bidding will end at 6 p.m. on May 9.