First ever art festival

April 19-23, 2022
Mary, Mother of God and Our Mother,
a model of the perfect communicator


Who:  1st – 12th grade students (Enrolled in a Catholic school or a Catholic student

enrolled in a public or home school in the Tri-State area)


What:  Students will create a visual arts submission (using the media of their choice) to

honor the Blessed Virgin Mary.  (See Guidelines below)


Quantity:  There are no limits as to the number of entries submitted by each school

and/or parish.


Adjudicators:  Esteemed Siouxland artists will evaluate the students’ artwork based upon

creativity, originality, theme, and excellence.


Calendar (see attached)


Deadline for Submissions:  April 1, 2022, by 3 p.m. (See Art to Siouxland Catholic Radio below for details)



  • A winner will be named for each grade level (grades 1-12).

    • Their art will be displayed at Siouxland Catholic Radio’s station throughout the end of the school year.

    • Their art will be featured in Siouxland Catholic Radio’s 2023 calendar (See example from Spirit Catholic Radio, KVSS, at the bottom of this page). 

  • Placings:        

    • Overall First, Second, and Third Place winners will be announced, as well as an Honorable Mention. Each of the four winners will receive a gift card.

    • Curators’ Choice: 

      • The winner will receive a certificate.

      • Receive a 1-hour private art session by one of the adjudicators.    

    • Viewers’ Choice: 

      • Viewers can vote during the Art Festival at the station.  One vote per viewer.

      • The winner will be announced on-air the week of April 25.

      • The winner will receive a certificate and a gift card.

  • A reception for the winners (with the exception of the Viewers’ Choice), their parents/guardians, and judges will be held on Thursday, April 21, during the pledge drive from 4:30 – 6 p.m. in St. Boniface Church Hall. 

  • The winners and judges will be on-air guests during Thursday’s Pledge Drive.  (If transportation is an issue, the student and parent/guardian can join via phone.)

  • Sponsorship opportunities:  (See attached) 

    • $1,000:  Presenting Sponsor

    • $500:  Festival Patron

    • $250:  Festival Supporter

    • Other


Art to Siouxland Catholic Radio

  • Art submissions can be dropped off to your “Parish Pals” between March 1-March 31, 2022.  Contact Lisa Niebuhr by March 25, 2022, for your Parish Pals’ name and contact information. Since the parish pal is a new program, not every parish has a pal yet.

  • Submissions may be mailed or dropped off at Siouxland Catholic Radio, 701 West 5th Street, Sioux City, Iowa 51103, between March 1-April 1, 2022, Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.    


Contact - Lisa Niebuhr, Listener Relations Director

Statue of Mary
KVSS Art Work from Calendar.jpg