Drawing in Cafes
The Storytelling Tree
Codfish Hollow Show
In 2005/2006, Rose Frantzen invited anyone in her hometown of Maquoketa, Iowa to sit for a portrait from life. All of the portraits that she painted for Portrait of Maquoketa were on display at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. from November 6, 2009 through July 5, 2010. The National Portrait Gallery has posted a video of Rose's Gallery360 talk given at the exhibition in DC, on April 24, 2010. Portrait of Maquoketa was also shown at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa, October 27, 2012 through January 20, 2013. Click here for images of the Figge installation, which included a 315 square foot landscape view of Maquoketa painted on 34 separate panels that coalesce from one particular point of view.
Old City Hall Gallery, 121 South Olive in Maquoketa, Iowa, features the work of husband and wife artists, Charles Morris and Rose Frantzen, along with photography by Rose's father, Wayne Frantzen and pottery by Sylvia March. Maquoketa is half-way between the Quad Cities and Dubuque, in eastern Iowa, half an hour from the Mississippi River and from Interstate 80.
Portrait of Rose Frantzen in her Studio, 24x24" oil, by Charles Morris
All images, text, and design © 2009 Old City Hall Gallery