Portrayal of Mount Vernon 2019

Portrayal of Mount Vernon 2019

Welcome to the 2019 Portrayal of Mount Vernon!

Susan Hargus

Join area artists as they use their creative skills to express their love of Mount Vernon Iowa. Painters, photographers, sculptors and other artist line the streets, parks and Cornell campus demonstrating their craft.

Then see the amazing results in the gallery in November.

Event Date – October 5th, 2019
Photo Walk – 8am (leaving from Mount Vernon Creates)
Artist Drop off – Nov 5th, 2019, 10 – 3 pm
Opening Reception – November 20th, 2019, 5 – 7 pm
Exhibition – November 21st – January 25th, 2019

Artist Pick up date:   If your picture is not sold, please pick up the piece on Jan 26th during business hours.

Attending Artists to date:

Susan Reinier
John Neal
Robert Murphy
Dean Traver
Eli Ehlinger
Glen Ehlinger
Donna Jelmeland
Tony Potter
Katrina Garner
Tom Ehlts
Barb Weets
Claire Ehlinger
Hugh Lifson
Doran Pearson
Jim Boulet
Susan Coleman
Cindy Motsinger
Omer Sanan
Marty Mitchell
Susan Hargus
Jan Clarke
Pam Hyberger
Ontario Caudill
Robin Nilsson
Denise Murphy
Nancy Lindsay
MVHS Students

Artist Details
Please contact Denise Murphy at (319)895-2682 or
Denise@MountVernonCreates.comAre you an artist interested in joining our event?

–Artists can choose to create anywhere within Mount Vernon, IA i.e. Cornell, main street, residential, quarry, palisades, abbey creek, person, etc and any medium is accepted into this event. We will ask for your location(s) prior to the show in order to let spectators know where there are artists.
–Artists packet pick up will be at Mount Vernon Creates the morning of the show starting at 8:00am. Usually we have some nice sponsor goodies/discounts so, be sure and pick this up during the morning. We will also have a light breakfast. Artists can stop by any time during the day for bottle water, snacks and networking.
–Artists are expected to create from 9 am – 4 pm on the day of the event, some artists like to get out early and stay late and that is great!
–The photo walk will start the morning of the event at 8 am from Mount Vernon Creates, all are welcome.
–Artists drop off for the exhibition will be Nov 5th. This year’s exhibition will be at Mount Vernon Creates. Please have your pieces ready for display, i.e. framed, wire, etc. Please also have your name, the piece name, medium and amount you would like to sell the piece for ready. (The gallery will take commission if pre-sponsored or sold during the exhibition/event, please ask for details if you have not worked with us before.)
–All levels/ages of artists and mediums are welcomed. (commission will not be taken for student artists)


Jeff Allen artist
At the Gazebo – Eli and Glen Ehlinger – Artists
Barbara Weets – Artist

Want to sponsor an artist:

We would love to have more sponsors. You get to choose the location, person, etc you would like painted and we match you up with an artist. Pricing varies depending on medium, frame/unframed, size, etc…stop in and chat about your ideas and budget.