Visual Arts

Your next masterpiece could be featured in the Indian Hills Art Gallery next to some of the best art in Southwestern Iowa!

Indian Hills Community College offers a number of opportunities both to enjoy art and to create it.

Performing and Visual Arts Calendar


Indian Hills Art Gallery

The Indian Hills Community College Art Gallery on the Ottumwa Campus continually houses some of the finest art in southeast Iowa. The gallery hosts national traveling exhibits, as well as works created by local artists, including Indian Hills Community College faculty and students, and Ottumwa High School students.

Opened in 1985 and located in the Library building, the Art Gallery schedules seven to eight exhibitions a year. Exhibits feature artwork from noted regional and national artists, as well as student art.

The IHCC Art Gallery is actively seeking exhibition proposals from practicing artists or entities with private collections. Accepted proposals will be awarded a $1500 stipend for exhibiting. It is the responsibility of accepted artists to make travel arrangements for their work.

Art Gallery Exhibition Proposal Form

Indian Hills Community College also has extensive collections of artwork that have been acquired or gifted to the college. Read more about the collections


Art Tours

The Indian Hills Fine Arts Department sponsors tours to Chicago and Kansas City twice a year. Tour participants visit major art museums or sites of aesthetic interest. Every trip also includes additional options, such as earning college credit, taking part in walking tours, and participating in sketching trips. Often, there are also opportunities for a portion of the group to accompany a member of the drama faculty to view a performance at an area theater. There is always free time for shopping and sight-seeing.


Soup for the Arts

Join us for the "Soup for the Arts" Scholarship Dinner Event and help raise money for Indian Hills Community College art students! Choose a one-of-a-kind bowl, and enjoy all-you-can-eat soup from local restaurants, as well as rolls, dessert and a drink.

Please check for the new event date.

100% of the proceeds raised from the "Soup for the Arts" Dinner will go to the IHCC Foundation Soup for the Arts Scholarship.

Note: Ticket sales are limited to the first 300 guests, so please make sure to get your registrations in early!


Faculty Contact

fritz_profileLisa M. Fritz, Professor, Art
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Phone: (641) 683-5111, ext. 1816 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 1816
Email: [email protected]