Previous Exhibits

AUGUST: Resident Artists: Retaliate!
Your local Resident Artists have been hard at work to bring you the largest mural collaboration project ever seen in Des Moines. Instinct Gallery will be transformed for this large scale event featuring 8ft massive murals and brand new work from local artists:

D. Ryan Allen
Michelle Holley
Van Holmgren
Brent Houzenga
Chris Roberts
Kyle Thye
Matt Wellborne

JULY:‘ SubMerged’
Newest Works from John Bosley, Robert L. Reeves and Luke Elliot
Opening Reception Saturday, July 10, 2010 6-11pm.
Show runs July 7 – August 6, 2009.

JUNE: ‘Behind Closed Eyes’
Opening Reception Saturday, June 12, 2010.
A group show bringing in national and local artists that specialize in works of visionary and spiritual art. The opening will have live silk screen printing, a tribal fashion show, national electronic musicians, and more!

MAY: ARTCRANK Show Des Moines
ArtCrank Bike Poster Show featuring artists: Adam Holt • Brandi Powell • Brian Duffy • Chad Owen • Cliff Thompson • Cody Gieselman • Collin Grotenhuis • Craig Tassin • Danielle Ameling • David Garcia • David Kallemyn • Garrett Cornelison • Heather Meyer • Jacob Zweibohmer • Jeff Bonker • Jeremiah Elbel • Jill Paisley • Julie Kim • Kathryn Downing • Kari Moyer • Kelly Bittner • Matt Dirkx • Patrick Snyder • Paul Richards • Rachel Nehl • Reid Stephenson • Robin Wasteney • Sally Cooper Smith • Shawn Lykken • Tim Rice
Opening Reception Saturday, May 8, 2010 6-11pm.

APRIL: ‘Flies in the Land of Milk and Honey’
Group show featuring artists Chris Brett, Phresha Le Vandalè, Emma Overman, Amy Kollar Anderson, Shawn Palek, Jaqueline Roate, John Lannom and Michelle Holley.
Opening Reception Saturday, April 10, 2010 6-10pm.

March: ‘Instinct Gallery: Annual Juried Exhibition’
Our first annual juried show, featuring the work of local and regional artists, selected by Jurors Frank Hansen and Jim Duncan.

January/February: ‘Sensory Overload’
Largest Exhibition to date. Featuring Patrick Fatica, Jamie Fales, Tyler Coey, Charlie Owens, Lee Ann Conlan, Rachel Buse, Kyle Thye, Chris Roberts, John Bosley, Rob Reeves, Brent Houzenga, Michelle Holley, Jeff Bonker, Jessie Ramey, Holley Jensen and many more!

December: Crossroads Annual Artists Showcase
Juried showcase of artists from the Crossroads Music and Entertainment Experience.

November: The Lost Diaries of Capt Malcolm Chang
Solo Installation by Van Holmgren. Works by Veronica Hebard, Zach Ward, and Ron Wagner.

October: Creepy Crawlies
Group show featuring John Stuart Berger, Jason Vivona, Christopher Umana, Allison Hall, Erin Bollman, Kyle Thye, Jessie Ramey, Jeffz, D. Ryan Allen and many more.

September: Me and My Army
Largest solo installation to date from Brent Houzenga. Over 10,000 sq/ft of paintings, murals and installations.

AUGUST: Animal Nature
Group Show featuring Jeremiah Ketner, John Stuart Berger, Jen Lobo, Rudy Fig, Sam Ramos, Jorsh Pena, Netherland, Chris Brett, Jamie Fales, M@R$H, Van Holmgren, Anna CF, Vanja Borcic, Michelle Holley, KettleArt, MAC IX, Jason Scott Hoffman, Rachel Buse and many more!

JULY: Roots and Wings
Featuring artists: Katt Mahr, John Bosley, Juliana Trost and Cory Gatzemeyer

Featuring artists: Caspa D. Ghost, Aeceme, Brent Houzenga, Tony Streeter, Wisechick, Joshua Bowers, Todd Robertson, Kyle Thye, ACF, Coreroc, Jim Shea, Michelle Holley, Van Holmgren, D. Ryan Allen, and more!

MAY: Carnival Delights and Sideshow Attractions
Featuring artists: Michelle Holley, Patrick Cooney, Chris Roberts and D. Ryan Allen.