the Hub Spot, operated by Port of Des Moines offered a beautiful, intimate setting with great food from Trellis.
David Schmitz at his going away party. Don't be a stranger, David.
Artists Kathranne Knight, Guy Loraine and Rachel Buse after giving presentations for projects.
Christopher Chiavetta and Anna Crowley Ford
Christopher Chiavetta and Anna Crowley Ford, 2015 presenting artists. Anna was selected and funded for her project independently of the voting process. For an artist who had only moved to Iowa earlier in the week, that was a pretty good deal.
Rachel Buse delivering her winning presentation for. . . INSURANCE!
General milling before dinner and the presentations. The event sold out in 4 days and completely filled the Hub Spot. Great party.
Jordan Weber scored the last two tickets. Obviously he's as excited to be there as we were to have him. And that lady behind him in the tan shirt? That is the incomparable Staci Nevinski who serves on the board and who managed to pull together this amazing event in only three weeks. THREE. WEEKS. Thank you, Staci!
The crowd during the artists' presentations. Up front is Susan Wells, owner of Olson-Larson Gallery and a sponsor for the event.
Christopher Chiavetta talking about his paintings and a new direction in his work.
Tim and Frank
Tim Hickman and Frank Vaio, proud sponsors of the Micro Grant Dinner! Thanks, we couldn't have done it without you!
TJ and Ryan
Laura Burkhalter of the Des Moines Art Center, left. Ryan Mullin and TJ Moberg of Moberg Gallery, proud sponsors of the Micro Grant Dinner! Thanks, we couldn't have done it without you!
Sarah Ekstrand and Susan Wells of Olson-Larson Gallery, proud sponsors of the Micro Grant Dinner! Thanks, we couldn't have done it without you!
Anna Crowley Ford is a very serious woman.
Jonathan and Siobhan
Jonathan deLima and Siobhan Spain of Kum&Go and Mainframe Des Moines, respectively, and respectfully.