2008

Exhibition: 50th
Theme: 50th

Chairperson(s): Matt Dirkx
Other Designers Involved: Kelly Bittner

Judges: Dan Ibarra, Aesthetic Apparatus; Peter Yates

A judges reception and presentation was held on April 3, 2008. The awards presentation was held on April 26, 2008 at the Papa John’s Center downtown.

 

2007

Exhibition: 49th
Theme: Creative Overload

Chairperson(s): Jennifer Beaman
Other Designers Involved: Melissa Carlson, Jana Rogness, Ryan Rogness and Darby Brincks

Judges: John Pobojewski, designer, Thirst, Chicago; Keith Knueven, designer/educator, roadf.com, Los Angeles; John Harris, principal, a5, Chicago

A judges reception was held April 23, 2007. The awards presentaton was held on May 19, 2007 at The Pappajohn Center.

 

 

 

2006

Exhibition: 48th
Theme: Masters of Illusion

Chairperson(s): Jana Rogness, Ryan Rogness
Other Designers Involved: Board of Directors and volunteers

Judges: Carla Frank, art director, O Magazine, New York; Deb Tagtalianidis, Willoughby Design Group; Ian Coyle, FL2. Denver

A judges reception and presentation was held on April 24, 2006. The awards presentation was held on May 18, 2006 at Renaissance Savery Hotel.

 

2005

Exhibition: 47th
Theme: Design Produkt

Chairperson(s): Nannette Rodriguez
Other Designers Involved: Barb Gordon and the Board of Directors and volunteers

Judges: Maruchi Santana, Parham Santana, New York; Ryan Kaps, McAndrew/Kaps, Scottsdale; Tom Biederbeck, Dynamic Graphics Magazine, Peoria

A judges reception was held on April 11, 2005. The awards presentation was held on May 12, 2005 at Foxboro Conference Center.

 

2004

Exhibition: 46th
Theme: Looking for a good mix

Chairperson(s): Rawley King
Other Designers Involved: Board of Directors and volunteers

Judges: Robin Perkins, Seibert Perkins Design; Adam Larson, Shrine Design;

Robert Valentine was scheduled to judge but was unavailable. The judging and awards presentation were held on May 15, 2004 at the State of Iowa Historical Museum.

 

2003

Exhibition: 45th
Theme: Put a new spin on your work!

Chairperson(s): Chad Owen, Ravpreet Singh
Other Designers Involved: Chad Johnson, Barb Gordon, Pat Seifert, Ryan Rogness, Robin Wasteney, Andrea Quam, Alex Schroeder, Angie Gordon, Brandon Cronk, Jennifer Pierick, Kelcey Stoehr

Judges: Matt Eller, Feelgoodanyway Design, Co.; Teresa Forrester, TDA Advertising and Design; Peter M. Bell, Shine Advertising

The judging and awards presentation were held on May 3, 2003 at Art 316 Gallery.

 

 

 

2002

Exhibition: 44th
Theme: The Sold Out Show

Chairperson(s): Robin Wasteney, Andrea Quam
Other Designers Involved: Chad Owen, Barb Gordon, Pat Seifert, Jason McArtor

Judges: Ed Marszewski, Edmar Productions; Curtis Schreiber, VSA Partners; Jennifer Sterlng, Sterling Design

Patrick Mitchell was originally scheduled to judge and Ed Marszewski stepped in when Patrick was unavailable. The judging and awards presentation were held on May 11, 2002 at Raccoon River Nature Lodge.

 

 

 

2001

Exhibition: 43rd
Theme: Strike up the Band

Chairperson(s): Darin Hamm
Other Designers Involved: Board of Directors and volunteers

Judges: Mary Jane Fahey, Maryjane Fahey Design, New York; Mike Calkins, BC Design, Seattle; Sarah Nelson, Werner Design Werks, Minneapolis

The awards dinner was held on May 5, 2001 at Hotel Fort Des Moines.

 

 

2000

Exhibition: 42nd
Theme: Grocery theme

Chairperson(s): Megan Ferchen, Darin Hamm
Other Designers Involved: Board of Directors and volunteers

Judges: Sonia Greteman, Greterman Group, Wichita; Michael G. Liberatore, Classic American Homes Magazine, New York; John Muller, Muller+Company, Kansas City

The awards dinner was held on May 6, 2000 at Hotel Fort Des Moines.

 

1999

Exhibition: 41st
Theme: Submit

Chairperson(s): Brad Phillips
Other Designers Involved: Board of Directors and volunteers

Judges: Steve Hutchison, Frankfurt Balkind Partners, New York; Katherine Jones, Girl Games, Inc., Austin; Jackie Salway, Old Navy, San Francisco

The theme for the show was controversial. The awards dinner was held on April 23, 1999 at the Val Air Ballroom.

 

 

1998

Exhibition: 40th
Theme: XL

Chairperson(s): Karen Beach, Penny Sullivan
Other Designers Involved: Board of Directors and volunteers

Judges: Keith D’Mello, Metropolitan Home, New York; John Swieter, Swieter Design U.S., Dallas; Noreen Morioka, AdamsMorioka, Beverly Hills

The judging and exhibition were both held on May 2. 1998 at Murray Conference Center at Living History Farms.

 

 

1997

Exhibition: 39th
Theme: enter, because there is no substitute for talent

Chairperson(s): John Krull
Other Designers Involved: Board of Directors and volunteers

Judges: Eric Boelts, Boelts Bros Design, Tucson; Mark Oldach, Mark Oldash Design, Chicago; Bryan Peterson, Byran Peterson and Company, Dallas

 

 

 

 

1996

Exhibition: 38th
Theme: 38th

Chairperson(s): Deb Yoder
Other Designers Involved: Board of Directors and volunteers

Judges: Supon Phornirunlit, Supon Design Group, Washington D.C.; Michelle Daniel, Siebert Design; Ted Stoik, Dovetail Communications, Inc.

The awards dinner was held on May 17, 1996 at Hotel Fort Des Moines.

 

1995

Exhibition: 37th
Theme: Analytical Emotional

Chairperson(s): Kelly Stiles, Jan den Hartog
Other Designers Involved:

Judges: Joel Fuller, director of design and founder, Pinkhaus Design Corporation, Miami; Jilly Simons, Chicago; Thomas Schneider, design director, Wired Magazine, San Francisco

1994

Exhibition: 36th
Theme: Subject to Interpretation

Chairperson(s): Jody Tramontina, Eric Johnson
Other Designers Involved: Board of Directors and volunteers

Judges: Kevin Kuester, founder, The Kuester Group, Minneapolis; McRay Maglegy, Creative Director, Brigham Young University, Utah; Doug Trapp, Martin Williams Advertising

The awards dinner was held on May 4, 1994 at Hotel Fort Des Moines.

 

1993

Exhibition: 35th
Theme: It’s a Mystery!

Chairperson(s): Kiki Curtis, Jay Miller
Other Designers Involved: Dana Thompson, Candy Foster, Jody Tramontina, Ann Francis, Tamara Diggs, Sally Cooper-Smith, Denny Kaven, Harry Watts

Judges: Mary Worchester, illustrator, Waysatta, Minnesota; Kobe, art director, Duffy Design Center, Minneapolis; Margot Frankel, art director, L.A. Style magazine, Los Angeles

The awards catalog was mislabeled 34th year, but this was the 35th year. A series of photo postcards created a mystery story solved by clues. The awards dinner was held on May 7, 1993 at the Hotel Fort Des Moine

1992

Exhibition: 34th
Theme: Iowa’s Best Trophy Brand, Something to Crow About

Chairperson(s): Sally Cooper-Smith
Other Designers Involved: Candy Foster, Karen Beach, Jeff Froelich, Eric Groves, Connie Wilson, Randy Messer, Sue Smith, Harry Watts

Judges: Dana Arnett, principal, VSA Partners, Chicago; Scott Barsuhn, principal, Barsuhn Design, Minneapolis; Michael Brock, CEO and Design Director, Michael Brock Design, Los Angeles

The call for entries included a hand-sewn “feed sack.” A judges reception was held on April 11, 1992 at Caf´┐Ż Su. The awards dinner was held on May 15, 1992 at Younkers Tea Room.

 

 

1991

Exhibition: 33rd
Theme: Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

Chairperson(s): Randy Messer, Jill Andreas Kline
Other Designers Involved: Connie Wilson, Harry Watts, Denny Clark, Barb Gordon

Judges: Pat Samata, Samata Associates, Chicago; Leslie Avchen, Avchen and Associates, Inc., Minneapolis; D.J. Stout, art director, Texas Monthly magazine, Austin

The Dr. Mossback theme was a nod to Harry Watts and his years of service to ADAI. The awards dinner was held on May 18 1991 at Z International.

 

1990

Exhibition: 32nd
Theme: Holy Cow

Chairperson(s): Connie Wilson
Other Designers Involved: Tom Holz, Dan Ellis, Sharon Soder, Judi Magnusson, Nina Fowler

Judges: Meredith Davis, president, Communication Design and professor in Department of Product and Visual Design at North Carolina State University; Michael Zender, third generation designer/typesetter, Cincinnati; Lloyd Ziff, president Lloyd Ziff Design and instructor at Parsons School of Design, New York

The awards dinner was held on May 19, 1990 at Z International.

 

1989

Exhibition: 31st
Theme: Problems, Puzzles, Perceptions

Chairperson(s): Roger Baer
Other Designers Involved: Steph Herold, Dan Bishop, Sally Cooper, Lynn Neymeyer, Connie Wilson, Harry Watts, Randy Messer, Tom West

Judges: Rob Carter, instructor, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond; Rick Eiber, President, Rick Eiber Design, Seattle, Washington; Wendy Pressley-Jacobs, Pressley-Jacobs Design, Inc., Chicago

The awards dinner was held on May 20, 1989 at the State Historical Museum.

 

1988

Exhibition: 30th
Theme: 30

Chairperson(s): Barb Aden, Steph Herold
Other Designers Involved: Kit Lowry, Angie Haupert, Dan Bishop, Lynn Neymeyer, Harry Watts

Judges: Gina Fedrico, senior designer, David Cundy, Inc., New Canann, Connecticut; Robert Petrick, Robert Petrick, Chicago; Piper Murakami, senior designer, Michael Mabry Design, San Francisco

 

1987

Exhibition: 29th
Theme: Big Doin’s

Chairperson(s): Doug Byers, Kent Mauck
Other Designers Involved:

Judges: Eric Madsen, founder and principal, Madsen and Kuester, Inc., Minneapolis; John Muller, Muller and Company, Kansas City; A. Gregory Samata, Samata Associates, Dundee, Illinois

 

1986

Exhibition: 28th
Theme: 28

Chairperson(s): Brian Wignall
Other Designers Involved:

Judges: Michael Patrick Cronan, Michael Patrick Cronan Design, San Francisco; Nick Rice, Rice and Rice Advertising, Minneapolis; Michael Bierut, Vice President of Graphic Design, Vignelli Associates, New York

The awards dinner was held on May 9 at Meredith Corporation.

 

1985

Exhibition: 27th
Theme: 27th

Chairperson(s): Steve Pattee and Kelly Weaver
Other Designers Involved: Dan Ellis, Kent Mauck

Judges: Michael Manwaring, The Office of Michael Manwaring, San Francisco; Rich Silverstein, Ogilvy and Mather; Michael Vanderbyl, Vanderbyl Design, San Francisco

647 entries, 97 accepted. The awards dinner was held on June 2, 1985 at the Des Moines Civic Center.

 

1984

Exhibition: 26th
Theme: Chinese Restaurant

Chairperson(s): Ellis Moose, III
Other Designers Involved: Kim Behm, Tom Rosborough, Rex Anthony, Sue Uedelhofen, Bev Bitterman

Judges: Tim Hamill, Creative Director, Bernstein-Rein Advertising, Kansas City; Ron Fleming, Graphic Associates, Tulsa; Bill Miller, illustrator, Chicago

A judges reception was held on May 4, 1984 at Hotel Fort Des Moines. The awards dinner was held on June 3, 1984 at Westmark Inn. A special award was presented to Chuck A. Townsend for dedicated support of ADAI and the scholarship fund.

 

1983

Exhibition: 25th
Theme: 25 silver anniversary

Chairperson(s): Bryan McCay
Other Designers Involved: Susan Maher, Kent Mauck, Kevin Ludgate, Susan Koch, Chris Greco, Kristin Frantz, Judy Neighbor

Judges:

600+ entries, 266 accepted. 46 student pieces accepted. Largest show to date. The awards dinner was held on June 4, 1983 at Meredith Corporation.

 

1982

Exhibition: 24th
Theme: Catch 24

Chairperson(s): Jerry Breslford
Other Designers Involved: Deetra Leech, Carol Charlson, Tammy Caudill, Sandy Callahan, Doris Howard

Judges: Mary Zisk, Art Director, Science Digest, New York; Dick Mitchell, Richards, Sullivan, Brodk and Associates, Dallas; Jan Leadholm, Creative Supervisor/Art Director/Producer, Campbell-Mithun, Inc., Minneapolis

The awards dinner was held on June 11. 1982 at the Marriott Hotel.

 

1981

Exhibition: 23rd
Theme: 23 and numbered dots

Chairperson(s): Chris Conyers, Heather Soladay
Other Designers Involved: Carol Charlson, Susan Grundmeirer, Doris Howard, Betty Husted, Shirlie Katzenberger, Deetra Leech, Pat Seifert, Jann Williams, Joan Krum-Einnberg, Harry Watts, Tammy Caudill, Mary Donhowe, Eva Pietrzak, Jerry Rank, Tim Reilly, Tom Sargent, Kelly Weaver

Judges: Joseph Sellars, worked for Dayton’s then freelance, Minneapolis; Noel Werrett, publication designer, New York; Bob Coonts, Bob Coonts Design, Fort Collins, Colorado

An awards brunch was held on May 13, 1981 upstairs from Golds in Ames. A judges reception was held on March 13, 1981 at the Hotel Savery.

 

1980

Exhibition: 22nd
Theme: First Class

Chairperson(s): Deetra Leech, Doris Meacham
Other Designers Involved: Betty Husted, Harry Watts, Susan Grundmeier, Heather Soladay, Ron Linn

Judges: John Mann, Vice President and Creative Director, Cramer-Krasselt Advertising, Milwaukee; Fred Otnes, award-winning illustrator; Peter Vane, Peter Vane Advertising, New York

The awards dinner was held on May 17, 1980 at the Younkers Tea Room.

 

1979

Exhibition: 21st
Theme: The 21st Annual Exhibition of Advertising and Editorial Art

Chairperson(s): Mark McManus
Other Designers Involved: Jann Williams, Doris Meacham, Chris Conyers, Priscilla Jorgensen, Bob Ensley

Judges: Joe Hutchcroft, Manager of Design, Corporate and Marketing Communication, Container Corporation of America, Chicago; Don Weller, founder, Weller Institute for the Cure of Design, Los Angeles

The awards dinner was held on May 12, 1979 at the Hyatt House Hotel.

 

1978

Exhibition: 20th
Theme: The 20th Annual Pin-up

Chairperson(s): Jann Williams
Other Designers Involved: Paul Siemsen, Tim Alexander, Bob Ensley, Jane Beyer, JoAnn Hippen, Rich Lewis

Judges: Dugald Stermer, freelancer, writer, consultant, San Francisco; Nancy Rice, Bozell and Jacobs, Minneapolis; Tom Varisco, Harry Mayronne Studios, New Orleans

The awards dinner was held on May 20, 1978 at the Holiday Inn.

 

1977

Exhibition: 19th
Theme: Grin Reaper

Chairperson(s): Paul Siemsen
Other Designers Involved: JoAnn Hippen, Jann Williams, Jane Beyer, Harry Watts

Judges: Susan Jackson Keig, design consultant, Chicago; Carl Regehr, Professor of Art, University of Illinois at Champaign; George Hermelink, Bernstein, Rein and Boesberg, Kansas City

A plaque with a grin reaper and “certificate of deft” was created for the awards. The awards dinner was held on May 6, 1977 at the Hotel Fort Des Moines.

 

1976

Exhibition: 18th
Theme: Don’t gum up the works! Reaching for the awad.

Chairperson(s): JoAnn Hippen
Other Designers Involved: Ray Neubauer, Jane Beyer, Dave Silk, Harry Watts, Cilla Jorgensen, Shirlie Katzenberger

Judges: Jim Lienhart, design partner, Murrie, White, Drummond and Lienhart, Chicago; Joe VanHosen, Creative Group Head, Bozell and Jacobs Advertising, Omaha

A gumball machine was created for the awards. The awards dinner was held on May 1. 1976 at the Wakonda Club.

 

1975

Exhibition: 17th
Theme: The Eyeowa Show

Chairperson(s): Ray Neubauer
Other Designers Involved: Monte Hammond, Cilla Jorgensen, JoAnn Hippen, Harry Watts

Judges: Robert R. Hillmer, Vice President and Creative Group Supervisor, Hoffman, York, Baker and Johnson, Inc., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Jack O’Grady, Chairman of the Board, Jack O’Grady Enterprises, Inc., many of his paintings were used by major corporations to represent the Bicentennial across America

The awards dinner was held on May 17 at the Izaack Walton League Clubhouse.

 

1974

Exhibition: 16th
Theme: The Top Banana Graphics Awards

Chairperson(s): Richard Burd
Other Designers Involved: Ron Dunham, Betty Husted, Monte Hammond, Harry Watts

Judges: Tom Kamifugi, Designer and Studio Owner, Palo Alto, California; Bill Bosworth, Art Director, J. Walter Thompson Co, Chicago

A 3-D plaque with a ceramic banana was created for the awards. The awards banquet was held on May 18, 1974 at Adventureland Inn.

 

1973

Exhibition: 15th
Theme: Go for the last shot.

Chairperson(s): Ron Dunham
Other Designers Involved: Shirlie Katzenberger, Linda Alberty, Jerry Thorne, Dennis Clark

Judges: Jack Erwin, Executive Vice President and Studio Manager, American Graphics, Chicago; Jack Onell, Onell/Swicegood, Kansas City

A cue rack was created for the awards. The paper for the awards booklet was felted and die cut. The awards dinner was held on May 4, 1973 at Des Moines Golf and Country Club.

 

1972

Exhibition: 14th
Theme: Sandwich

Chairperson(s): Shirlie Katzenberger
Other Designers Involved: Ken Wright, Linda Alberty, Richard Croll, Dennis Clark, Denny VoPava

Judges: Joe Isom, former illustrator for Hallmark, illustrator, Amundson-Lumpkin, Kansas City; Ken White, IBM Design Center 23 R, Boulder, Colorado; Dick Lemmon, Art Director, Rink, Wells Advertising, Chicago

A Student category was added.

 

1971

Exhibition: 13th
Theme: 13

Chairperson(s): Ken Wright
Other Designers Involved: Wil Steinhart, Richard Croll, Don Thorsen, Dennis Clark

Judges: Dick Coyne, Publisher, Communication Arts Magazine, Palo Alto CA; Dick Sullivan, Vice President and Associate Creative Director, Needham, Harper and Steers Advertising, Chicago

The show was exhibited at Capital City Bank.

1970

Exhibition: 12th
Theme: Just wait ’til we crack the 12th one. Wide Open!

Chairperson(s): Wil Steinhart
Other Designers Involved: Gerard Bruning, Shirlie Katzenberger, Nancy David, Dennis Clark, Bill Miller and Jeff Mayer

Judges: Tom Donovan, former illustrator for Brown and Bigelow Advertising, St. Paul and Vice President and Associate Creative Director at Knox Reeves, Minneapolis; Don Snyder, former Chief Project Engineer for the Corps of Engineers Development of the Phototypesetting and Map Reproduction Units, Bertsch and Cooper Typographers, Chicago

414 entries, 143 accepted. The awards dinner was held on April 25, 1970 at Babe’s Restaurant.

 

1969

Exhibition: 11th
Theme: ADAI in Wonderland

Chairperson(s): Gerard Bruning
Other Designers Involved: Robert Barkley (design), Bob Fleskes, Pete Cornell, Dolores Gulick, Dennis Clark

Judges: Don Tate, Illustrator, Chicago; John Ball, art broker and coordinator, Chicago; Bill Smith, head honcho, Rink Wells and Associates

Pre-Screening was eliminated and gold, silver and certificates of acceptance were started. 400 entries, 155 accepted, 16 silver medals, 5 gold medals plus the C.R. Irvine award for most creative use of paper ($100 from Midwest Paper Co.). The 11th Annual ADAI “Mad Hatter’s” Awards Banquet and Tea Party was at the Hotel Kirkwood on May 3, 1969.

 

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1968

Exhibition: 10th
Theme: Two Hand Prints

Chairperson(s): Bob Fleskes
Other Designers Involved: Gary Anderson, Ken Wright, Ray Wolf, Dennis Clark

Judges: John Rieben, Manager of Design, Container Corporation of America, Chicago; Blythe Baebler, Senior Art Director, Batz-Hodgson-Neuwoehner, Inc., St. Louis

Screening jury was from the Omaha Artists and Art Directors club. The awards dinner was held on April 6, 1970 at Johnny & Kay’s.

 

1967

Exhibition: 9th
Theme: Pop up Cat

Chairperson(s): Bob Barkley
Other Designers Involved: Jerry Align, Dennis Clark, Bob Fleskes

Judges: Morton Goldsholl, President of Goldsholl Design Associates, Northfield Illinois; Brent Copp, freelance illustrator from Minneapolis

A prescreening jury was from the Professional Artists Club of Minneapolis. The awards dinner was held on April 14, 1967 at the Urbandale Golf and Country Club.

 

1965-1966, the show switched to the spring

Exhibition: 8th
Theme: 8s

Chairperson(s): Dennis Clark
Other Designers Involved: Ron Dunham, Dennis Stevens, Tom Warford

Judges: Leonard Rubenstein, Creative Director, Eastern Division of Foster & Kleiser; Roy Mathews, freelance illustrator from Minneapolis

A prescreening jury was from the Professional Artists Club of Minneapolis. The awards dinner was held on April 16, 1966 at the Wakonda Club.

 

1964

Exhibition: 7th
Theme: The Greatest Show on Art

Chairperson(s): Gordon Keyte
Other Designers Involved:

Judges: Chris Arvetis, Rand McNally Corporation in Chicago; Art McGee, McGee Design in Chicago

A prescreening jury was from the St. Louis Art Directors Association. There were 250 entries submitted and 114 accepted. The awards dinner was held on November 21. 1964 at Johnny & Kay’s in Des Moines. The poster for the show was 10.75 inches by 40 inches

 

1963

Exhibition: 6th
Theme: SIXTH ANNUAL

Chairperson(s): Robert Christiansen
Other Designers Involved: John Huseby, Chuck Townsend, Jim Gellner, Dennis Clark, Karol Lussart, Chris Christiansen, and Mike Eakin

Judges: Bruce Beck, Bruce Beck Design in Chicago Illinois; Robert McCloskey, Director of Contemporary Design at Hallmark Cards in Kansas City Missouri

Screening jury was from the Omaha Artists and Art Directors club. The awards dinner was held on November 16, 1963.

 

1962

Exhibition: 5th
Theme: We’re Shopping for the Best in the 5th

Chairperson(s): Rudi Johnson
Other Designers Involved:

Judges:

The Call for Entries was a series of 5 brown bags, each getting smaller and stuffed inside the largest bag. The awards dinner was held on November 12, 1962.

 

1961

Exhibition: 4th
Theme: 4

Chairperson(s): Frank Deitch
Other Designers Involved: Rudi Johnson, Mark Belenchia, Harry Watts, Gordon Keyte, Karol Kussart, Denis Johnson

Judges: Marion Reece, of Chicago former Art Director with B.B.D. & O. Advertising Agency; Harvey Blankenship, Director of Public Relations and Advertising for Universal Oil Products Co. in Des Plains, Illinois

Screening jury was from the Omaha Artists and Art Directors club. The awards dinner was held on November 25, 1961 at the Hotel Savery.

 

1960

Exhibition: 3rd
Theme: 3rd Annual Exhibition of Advertising and Editorial Art

Chairperson(s): Robert LaCasse
Other Designers Involved: Lynn Stacey, Dale Steiger, Rudi Johnson, Chris Christiansen, Jim Lienhart, Paul Norton, George Bacon, John Morrow, Wendell Mohr

Judges: George E. Rumsey of Rumsey, Lundquist and Associates in Minneapolis; Robert Leader, Associate Professor of Art at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana

Screening jury was from the Omaha Artists and Art Directors club. The awards dinner was held on March 8, 1960 at the Hotel Savery.

 

1959

Exhibition: 2nd
Theme: 2

Chairperson(s): Harry Watts
Other Designers Involved: Chris Christiansen, Bob LaCasse, Bill Fultz, Jim Lienhart, Lynn Stacey, Wendell Mohr

Judges: Franklin McMahon, Illustrator from Chicago; Quentin Moore, President of Omaha Artists/Art Directors club; George Shane, Art Critic for the Des Moines Register and Tribune

Screening jury was from the Omaha Artists and Art Directors club. George Baier, Executive Art Director and VP of J. Walter Thompson, Inc. was the guest speaker. The awards dinner was held on April 11, 1959 at the Hotel Savery.

 

1958

Exhibition: 1st
Theme: 1st Annual Exhibition of Advertising and Editorial Art

Chairperson(s): Pen Sommer
Other Designers Involved: Bob Adams, Jim Leinhart, Bob Lindburg, Wendell Mohr

Judges: Judges: Milton Woisky, Omaha freelance illustrator; Dale Ballantyne, Extension Division, Iowa State University; Clair R. Watson, Associate Professor of Design, Iowa State University

A prescreening jury was assembled of Des Moines artists. There were 300 entries submitted and 117 accepted. The awards dinner was held on March 1, 1958. Special Merit and Merit Awards were presented.