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Art Show List

Art Shows

2017

124. 109th Annual Des Moines Women’s Club Art Exhibition

Group show- Hoyt Sherman Place- Des Moines, IA

Entry: 1 drawing

123. Luminaries: Jim Henson Tribute Art Show

Group show- The Fremont- Des Moines, IA

Entry: 2 paintings and 1 drawing

Note: Curator of show

2016

122. Ankeny Art Center’s Member Show

Group show- Ankeny Art Center- Ankeny, IA

Entry: 4 drawings

121. Comic Book Heroes and Villains Art Show

Group show- Urbandale Public Library- Urbandale, IA

Entry: 8 drawings

Note: Curator of show

120. Grim Interfaces: The Art of D. Ryan Allen

One man show- Barnes & Noble Bookstore- West Des Moines, IA

119. 108th Annual Des Moines Women’s Club Art Exhibition

Group show- Hoyt Sherman Place- Des Moines, IA

Entry: 1 drawing

2015

118.Best of Bodhi Awesome Autumn Art Show

Group show- Bodhi Body Modification- Des Moines, IA

Entry: 5 drawings

117. 7th Annual Halloween Horror Art Show

Group show- Palek Studio & Gallery- Des Moines, IA

Entry: 1 drawing

116. FANTASY: An Art Show

Group show- Urbandale Public Library- Urbandale, IA

Entry: 6 drawings

Note: Curator of show

115. Creepy Stuff: Art Show

Group show- Palek Studio & Gallery- Des Moines, IA

Entry- 13 drawings and 2 paintings

114. Look Out! Goblins!: The Monster Portraits of D. Ryan Allen

One man show- Barnes & Noble- West Des Moines, IA

113. Nefarious Geek Works: The Art of D. Ryan Allen

One man show- Johnston Public Library- Johnston, IA

112. Toon’d In: Robots! Art Show

Group show- The Fremont- Des Moines, IA

Entry: 2 shadow box cels

Note: Curator of show

111. Ménage a Trois Art Show

Group show- The Letsch Law Firm Art Gallery- Grimes, IA

Entry: 3 drawings

110. Market Obsucra Art Show

Group show- Bodhi Body Modification- Des Moines, IA

Entry: 3 oil pastels and 3 drawings

109. Moar Art Moar Music Show

Group show- Studio Fusco- Indianola, IA

Entry: 3 drawings and 1 sculpture

108. Red, White & Blue Art Show

Group show- 59 Designs- Des Moines, IA

Entry: 2 drawings

107. Art-A-Holics presents: Madam Agatha Astounding’s Big Top Cavalcade & Touring Circus Show- Traveling Exhibit

Group show- Bodhi Body Modification- Des Moines, IA

Entry- 1 Shadow Box Cel and 1 “Tommy Torso” pillow

106. Art-A-Holics presents: Madam Agatha Astounding’s Big Top Cavalcade & Touring Circus Show- Traveling Exhibit

Group show- Studio Fusco- Indianola, IA

Entry- 1 Shadow Box Cel and 1 “Tommy Torso” pillow

105. Art-A-Holics presents: Madam Agatha Astounding’s Big Top Cavalcade & Touring Circus Show

Group show- Des Moines Social Club- Des Moines, IA

Entry- 2 Shadow Box Cel, 2 Oil Pastels and 4 “Tommy Torso” pillows

104. Black and White Art Show

Group show- The Artisan’s Sanctuary- Cedar Rapids, IA

Entry- 3 drawings

103. Super Awesome Community Art Show

Group show- Bodhi Body Modification- Des Moines, IA

Entry- 3 drawings

102. May the 4th Be With You: Star Wars Art Show

Group show- Palek Gallery & Studio- Des Moines, IA

Entry- 4 drawings

101. Studio Fusco: Live Music & Art Show

Group show- Studio Fusco- Indianola, IA

Entry- 4 drawings

100. 100: The Art of D. Ryan Allen

One man show- Indianola Public Library- Indianola, IA

99. Fantasy, Science Fiction and Fairy Tale Art Show

Group show- Palek Studio & Gallery- Des Moines, IA

Entry: 4 drawings

98. 107th Annual Des Moines Women’s Club Art Exhibition

Group show- Hoyt Sherman Place- Des Moines, IA

Entry: 2 drawings

97. Benjamin’s Buttons: Faces of Intensity

Group show- Chait Galleries Downtown- Iowa City, IA

Entry: 2 drawings

96. Toon’d In: Saturday Morning Cartoons Art Show

Group show- The Fremont- Des Moines, IA

Entry: 1 Shadow box cell, 2 statues and 7 art cards (part of The History of Saturday Morning Cartoons traveling exhibit)

2014

95. Pop Up, Ames!

Group show- Design on Main- Ames, IA

Entry: 1 statue- Baa Baa Boom

94. Toon’d In: ANIME

Group show- The Fremont- Des Moines, IA

Entry: 1 Drawing- Show poster art

Note: Curator of show

93. Howlween Creature Feature

Group show- Mankato Brewery- Mankato, MN

Entry: 2 Skulls with Original Drawings

92. Shawn Palek’s 6th Annual Halloween Art Show

Group show- The Fremont- Des Moines, IA

Entry: 3 Drawings

91. MONSTERS! Art Show

Group show- Urbandale Public Library Art Gallery- Urbandale, IA

Entry: 5 Drawings

Note: Curator of show

90. Toon’d In: COWABUNGART- A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle inspired art show

Group show- The Underground Rock Shop – Des Moines, IA

Entry: 1 Drawing on a glow disk

89. Le Cirque Art Show

Group show- Drips- Council Bluffs, IA

Entry: 2 Freak show shadow box cels

88. Toon’d In: Adventure Time! – An Adventure Time inspired art show

Group show- Johnston Public Library- Johnston, IA

Entry: 1 Shadow box sculpture- SCIENCE

Note: Co- Curator of show

87. Art and the Men of Central Iowa

Group show- Fisher Community Center: Art Center – Marshalltown, IA

Entry: 2 Drawings- Foes of Spider Man I and II

86.Toon’d In: Grayskull Powered! – Masters of the Universe &  She-Ra inspired art show

Group show- The Fremont– Des Moines, IA

Entry: 2 Masters of the Universe mug shot shadow box cels

Note: Curator of show

85. 2014: A Garden Odyssey- Alien Invasion

Group show- Reiman Gardens– Ames, IA

Entry: “Ellison”- alien garden gnome

84. This is… ART-A-HOLICS

Group show- Fisher Community Center: Art Center– Marshalltown, IA

Entry: 28 drawings, 2 boards and 3 shadow box cels

83. “May the Fourth Be With You” Art Show

Group show- Science Center of Iowa- Des Moines, IA

Entry: 1 painting and 7 drawings

82. MONSTERS ROBOTS HEROES

Group show- Groundswell- Cedar Rapids, IA

Entry: 3 drawings

81. Art-A-Holics: Hooray for Hollywood

Group show- Recreation Center- Urbandale, IA

Entry: 17 drawings of science fiction and horror movies and 1 glow-in-the-dark board

80. Toon’d In: After Dark

Group show- The Fremont- Des Moines, IA

Entry: 3 shadow box cells

79. That 70’s Art Show, Part II

Group show-  The Fremont- Des Moines, IA

Entry- 1 painting

78. Toon’d In Presents GO TEAM VENTURE! A Venture Bros. Inspired Art Show

Group show- The Fremont- Des Moines, IA

Entry- 4 drawings

Note: Show’s curator

77. Art-A-Holics: Intervention

Group show- Lotus Moments Event Center- Des Moines, IA

Entry- 17 pieces

2013

76. Pop Up, Ames!

Group show- Design on Main– Ames, IA

Entry: 1 statue

75. A Madman and His Blue Box

Group show- Art 101– Knoxville, IA

Entry: 2 Drawings

74. Members Art Show

Group show- Ankeny Art Center– Ankeny, IA

Entry: 2 glow-in-the-dark boards

73. Whiz-Bang!: The Art of D. Ryan Allen

One man show- Sanford Museum and Planetarium– Cherokee, IA

72. Shawn Palek’s 4th Annual Halloween Horror Art Show

Group show- The Fremont– Des Moines, IA

Entry: 2 glow-in-the-dark boards

71. Zombie Art

Group show- Art 101– Knoxville, IA

Entry: 2 glow-in-the-dark boards

70. In The Cards: The Postcards Drawings of D. Ryan Allen

One man show- The Juice Company– Des Moines, IA

69. Des Moines Zombie Walk’s Pre-Walk Party & Art Show

Group show- 515 Brewing Company– Des Moines, IA

Entry: 2 glow-in-the-dark boards

68. Cabinet of Wonders Library Tour: The Statues of D. Ryan Allen

One man show- Norwalk Easter Public  Library–  Norwalk, IA

67. Cabinet of Wonders Library Tour: The Statues of D. Ryan Allen

One man show- Newton Public Library– Newton, IA

66. Cabinet of Wonders Library Tour: The Statues of D. Ryan Allen

One man show- Marshalltown Public Library– Marshalltown, IA

65. ART-A-HOLICS

Group show- Fisher Community Center: Art Center– Marshalltown, IA

Entry: 15 statues & 5 glow-in-the-dark boards

64. The Monster Manual

One man show- Ankeny Art Center: Side Gallery– Ankeny, IA

63. Cabinet of Wonders Library Tour: The Statues of D. Ryan Allen

One man show- Bondurant Community Library– Bondurant, IA

62. Art in Motion

Group show- Des Moines Social Club– Des Moines, IA

Entry: Illustrated half a 9’ x 4’ ping pong table live at the event- “Ping Pong Wizards”

61. Cabinet of Wonders Library Tour: The Statues of D. Ryan Allen

One man show- Altoona Public Library– Altoona, IA

60.  That 70’s Art Show

Group show- The Fremont– Des Moines, IA

Entry: 1 drawing & 1 statue

59. Cabinet of Wonders Library Tour: The Statues of D. Ryan Allen

One man show- Polk City Community Library– Polk City, IA

58. Cabinet of Wonders Library Tour: The Statues of D. Ryan Allen

One man show- Winterset Public Library– Winterset, IA

57. Cabinet of Wonders Library Tour: The Statues of D. Ryan Allen

One man show- Huxley Public Library– Huxley, IA

Note: Changed name to avoid confusion with another long running display with similar name.

2012

56. Cabinet of Curiosities Library Tour: The Statues of D. Ryan Allen

One man show- Pleasant Hill Public Library– Pleasant Hill, IA

55. UG-A-MUGS: The Art of D. Ryan Allen

One man show- The Lift– Des Moines, IA

54. Cabinet of Curiosities Library Tour: The Statues of D. Ryan Allen

One man show- Johnston Public Library– Johnston, IA

53. BATS!!! (An Educational Art Show about Bat Conservation)

Group show- Permanent Collection Gallery Art- Ft. Dodge, IA

Entry: 2 drawings

52. Cabinet of Curiosities Library Tour: The Statues of D. Ryan Allen

One man show- Urbandale Public Library– Urbandale, IA

51. Cabinet of Curiosities Library Tour: The Statues of D. Ryan Allen

One man show- Waukee Public Library– Waukee, IA

50. Men’s Show

Group show- Fisher Community Center: Art Center – Marshalltown, IA

Entry: 2 pieces (1 painting and 1 oil pastel)

49. Art-A-Holics

Group show- Ankeny Art Center: Side Gallery– Ankeny, IA

Entry: 95 pieces (drawings)

48. The Rock N’ Roll Art Show

Group show- The Fremont– Des Moines, IA

Entry: 5 pieces (2 oil pastels and 3 drawings)

47. ARTtomatons: The Art of D. Ryan Allen

One man show- RAYGUN– Des Moines, IA

46. Going to Hell

Group show- Finder’s Creepers– Des Moines, IA

Entry: 19 pieces (18 drawings and 1 painting)

45. Bats!

Group show- Finder’s Creepers– Des Moines, IA

Entry: 3 drawings

44. Rotters: The Zombie Art of D. Ryan Allen

Solo installation- Permanent Collection Gallery Art– Ft. Dodge, IA

Entry: 68 pieces of zombie art

43. Art in Motion

Group show- Des Moines Social Club– Des Moines, IA

Entry: Illustrated a 9’ x 4’ ping pong table- “Flying Polyps Playing Ping Pong”

42. H.P. Lovecraft Film Fest and Art Show

Group show- Finder’s Creepers– Des Moines, IA

Entry: 8 drawings

41. Episode II: The Return of the Sci Fi Art Show

Group show- Mayhem Comics– Des Moines, IA

Entry: 27 pieces- 26 drawings and 1 painting

40. The Greatest Sci Fi Art Show on Earth

Group show- Mayhem Comics– Ames, IA

Entry: 27 pieces- 26 drawings and 1 painting

2011

39. A Little Christmas Horror Show (art inspired by cult musicals)

Group show- Finder’s Creepers– Des Moines, IA

Entry: 10 colored pencil on black paper, portraits featuring citizens of Halloweentown

38. Bike Show (Bike inspired art)

Group show- Ichi Bike– Des Moines, IA

Entry: 1 drawing- Kid Ghost Rider

37. Sanguivorous (Vampire inspired art)

Group show- Finder’s Creepers- Des Moines, IA

Entry: 11 vampire drawings

36. Horror Movie Show (horror movie inspired art)

Group show- Finder’s Creepers– Des Moines, IA

Entry: 20 drawings

35. CLOWNS (clown inspired art)

Group show- Finder’s Creepers– Des Moines, IA

Entry: 3 Oil pastels, 7 drawings

Note: Curator of show

34. Wretched Hive of Scum and Villainy Show (villain inspired art)

Group show- Finder’s Creepers– Des Moines, IA

Entry: Sith Lord, Extra Smooth, Evil in the 80’s & 10 new drawings

Note: Curator of show

2010

33. Fire in the Hole!: Art Grenade Show

Group show- Finder’s Creepers– Des Moines, IA

Entry: 2 pieces, “Frag Head Fred” & “Baa Baa Boom!”

Note: Curator of show

32. SPACED!: The sci-fi inspired art of D. Ryan Allen

One man show- Zanzibar’s Coffee Adventure– Des Moines, IA

31. RetroStatic (cartoon of the 1980’s inspired art)

Group show- Instinct Gallery– Des Moines, IA

Entry: 6 drawings. Heroes in the 80’s, Evil in the 80’s, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Real Ghostbusters, Inspector Gadget and Dr. Claw

30. Freakshow Facebook Experiment

Group show- Permanent Collection Gallery Art– Ft. Dodge, IA

Entry: 2 paintings: “Claw Daddy“, “Dressed for a Night on the Town” and 1 statue “Trekker Fink”

29. Creepy Crawlies 2

Group show- Instinct Gallery– Des Moines, IA

Entry: 9 ghost drawings

28. The Devil’s in the Details

Group show- Finder’s Creepers– Des Moines, IA

Entry: 18 demon drawings

27. Resident Artists: Retaliate!

Group show- Instinct Gallery– Des Moines, IA

Entry: Large Mural, 20+ zombie illos.

26. Serial Monsters: Cereal Inspired Art

Group show- Finder’s Creepers– Des Moines, IA

Entry: 5 drawings, 3 in a series “If Rock Gods Were on Cereal Boxes”

25. THERE BE MONSTERS!: The art of D. Ryan Allen

One man show- Finder’s Creepers– Des Moines, IA

2009

24. Crossroads Entertainment and Art Experience

Group show- Instinct Gallery– Des Moines, IA

Entry: 5 pieces (3 paintings: Ernie’s Trip…, Fink Happy, “Sith Lord, Extra Smooth“, 1 drawing: Giant King, 1 statue: Cmd. Spork- Trekker Fink)

23. Ghoul Gallery Grand Opening

Group show- Finder’s Creepers– Des Moines, IA

Entry: 11 pieces (9 paintings and 3 custom vinyl figures)

22. Creepy Crawlies

Group & one man show- Instinct Gallery- Des Moines, IA

Entry: 3 pieces in main gallery/ 110 pieces in solo, full room instillation

21. Relish the Hellish

Group show- Pink Elephant Tattoos– Des Moines, IA

Entry: several pieces (statues, books, and prints)

20. Diversify Your Bonds

Group show- Ankeny Art Center– Ankeny, IA

Entry: Cmd. Spork- Trekker Fink Bust

19. Print! Bomb!/ Show Me Your Munny!

Group show- Instinct Gallery– Des Moines, IA

Entry: 5 custom toys- 3 Muggs (Zombie Charlie Brown, Frankenstein, and Radioactive Robot) & 2 Sponge Bobs (Sponge Bob Gimp’pants and Sponge Bob Franken‘pants)

18. Carnival Delights and Sideshow Spectacles

Group show- Instinct Gallery– Des Moines, IA

Entry: 2, clown oil pastels, 5 small clown drawings and the Dr. Virgil Underland’s Freakshow set, 10 drawings

17. Bizarrgonauts: The art of D. Ryan Allen

One man show- Ankeny Art Center: Main Gallery– Ankeny, IA

16. Bite Me, Valentine

Group show- Pink Elephant Tattoos– Des Moines, IA

Entry: several pieces (paintings, drawings, statues, books, and prints)

2008

15. The Art of Dying

Group show- Pink Elephant Tattoos– Des Moines, IA

Entry: several pieces (paintings, drawings, statues, books, and prints)

14. No Limbs Allowed 2:Comic Book Inspired Busts of D. Ryan Allen

One man show- Urbandale Library– Urbandale, IA

13. Crafts of the Malcontents

Group show- Pink Elephant Tattoos– Des Moines, IA

Entry: several pieces (paintings, drawings, statues, and prints)

12. Student Works from Painting Fall ‘07

Group show- Des Moines Area Community College, Urban Campus– Des Moines, IA

Entry: 2 paintings, “Sith Lord, Extra Smooth” and “Gus”

11. Oddniks and Weirdkins: the Art of D. Ryan Allen

One man show- The Breakroom Cyber Café– Des Moines, IA

2007

10. Monster Heart: the Art of D. Ryan Allen

One man show- Borders bookstore café– Clive, IA

9. Obscurity Strikes Back

Group show- The Village Bean– Des Moines, IA

Entry: 1 painting, “Umbilical Hookah Baby”

2004

8. No Limbs Allowed:Comic Book Inspired Busts of D. Ryan Allen

One man show- Urbandale Public Library– Urbandale, IA

7. Out of Borders

One man show- Borders bookstore café– Clive, IA

2000

6. Artista Brista: Coffee Inspired Art

Group show- Artist Emporium– Des Moines, IA

Entry: 1 statue, “Good Till the Last Gasp”

Note: Won second place- professional category

1998

5. Works in Creativity

Group show- Memorial Union, Iowa State University– Ames, IA

Entry: mixed media drawing, “The Second March of the Fighting 69th

4. A Chaotic Display: The art of D. Ryan Allen

One man show- Zanzibar’s Coffee Adventure– Des Moines, IA

3. BFA Exhibition

Group show- Memorial Union, Iowa State University– Ames, IA

Entry: 1 pencil drawing, “Questin vs. the Orcs”

1997

2. Best of ArtDP 430 Studios

Group show- College of Design, Iowa State University– Ames, IA

Entry: 2 pencil drawings, from the “Questin Mastiff” series

1. BFA Exhibition

Group show- Memorial Union, Iowa State University– Ames, IA

Entry: 2 oil pastels, “Pimp Daddy” & “8 Ball Left Socket Zombie”