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Award winning exhibition now open at the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum

MASON CITY – The Iowa Crafts: 45 Best in Show Award Winner exhibition is now Open at the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum.

Joanne Alberda, of Sioux Center, was given the Best in Show award during the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum’s Iowa Crafts: 45 (2021) exhibition for her fiber piece, Journal: A Cautionary Tale.  This award granted Alberda a solo exhibition in 2022.  Alberda’s show, Tall Tales, is currently on display in the Museum’s Center Space Gallery.

On her website,, the artist states: “Born and educated in the mountains of Montana, I moved to Iowa in my early 20’s.  I have learned to love the mid-western landscape.  The rich history of the prairies, the vastness of space, the dark loamy soil, and the changing seasons provide an unending source of inspiration for my vision as a fiber artist.”

Tall Tales will be on display through Saturday, September 10.  Admission to the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum is free.  Museum hours are Tuesday, Thursday = 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Wednesday, Friday, Saturday = 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Sunday, Monday.  For more information on this or any other exhibition please call the Museum at 641-421-3666 or visit

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