Jurors

JURORS

Ann Klingensmith - Mt.Pleasant, IA
Ann holds a BA in Studio Art from Graceland College, Lamoni, IA ~ a MA and an MFA from the University of Iowa Printmaking. She currently is Professor of Art at iowa Wesleyan University (College), Mt Pleasant, IA

Diana Darge - West Des Moines, IA
Diana brings to the task a lifetime of experience as a career teacher in elementary and middle school for the Des Moines Public Schools, an adjunct teacher at Grand View College and Drake University, and an art teacher for the Des Moines Art Center. Her formal education includes a Bachelor of Science in Education from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, and a Master of Arts in Professional Studies: Concentration in Art Therapy, from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

Ron Dinsdale - Huxley, IA
Ron studied and taught as an assistant for Ceramics Shell Investment and Basic Sculpture courses, 1972-74, at Mankato State University, Mankato, MN. From there he received a bachelor of science degree in elementary and secondary art education in 1974. Since 1973, he spent several periods in Europe, teaching art and mathematics at the American International School in Vienna. In 1974, he moved to Carrara, Italy and studied marble at the Studio Artistici Marmi Apuani with Jean Bartolli. He returned to Iowa in 1975 and continued his 34-year teaching career in Webster City and at Valley High School in West Des Moines until retiring.