About The Daily Palette

The Daily Palette began as a project of the School of Art & Art History Intermedia Media | Social Practice - Intermedia Program and the Digital Studio for Public Arts & Humanities. Its goal is to heighten interest, awareness and appreciation of the arts and literature by highlighting the efforts of Iowa-identified artists and writers. Since 2004, the Palette has provided a means for the public to view a diverse range of creative work through the daily display of images, texts, and multimedia.

The project began in conjunction with the Year of the Arts & Humanities in 2004–2005, when a team from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences School of Art and Art History Intermedia Area developed The Daily Palette to combine Intermedia's art and technology research with a broad public information effort. Its initial home was in the Virtual Writing University Experimental Wing.

The Daily Palette is made possible with the help and support of University Webmaster Benjamin Held, ITS, the Office of the Provost, the Graduate College, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates, the School of Art and Art History, The Iowa Review, the University of Iowa Museum of Art, and the invaluable contributions of Iowa artists, curators, gallerists, editors, and writers.

The Daily Palette is proud to work with "Iowa Writes." Since 2006, "Iowa Writes" has featured the work of Iowa-identified writers on The Daily Palette, and it has recently expanded its scope to include work published by Iowa journals and publishers. Curated by the staff of The Iowa Review, "Iowa Writes" features poetry, fiction, or nonfiction at least once a week on the Palette.

In November of 2008, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated Iowa City, Iowa, the world's third City of Literature, making the community part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. Iowa City has joined Edinburgh, Scotland and Melbourne, Australia as UNESCO Cities of Literature.

Find out more about submitting by contacting iowa-writes@uiowa.edu.

We also work with "The Graduate Archive." Since 1963, the School of Art and Art History has collected thousands of artworks by artists attending the School's graduate studio programs. Each graduate student was asked to leave behind a work they completed during their graduate studies here at the University of Iowa. The collection contains over 6,000 paintings, prints, photographs, sculptures, and other art objects. The collection is unique in the country and provides a critical glimpse of academic American art over much of the last century.

Submission Information

Starting in 2006, The Daily Palette expanded its range of supported content formats: in addition to still images and descriptions, we now feature and may support your submissions ranging from writing, to video and audio.

Submissions may be sent via email to The Daily Palette. Please send submissions to Project Coordinator | Curator Wendy Parker at dailypalette@uiowa.edu.

Iowa-identified writers may send their poetry and prose submissions of up to 700 words to iowa-writes@uiowa.edu. Please include an author bio of up to 150 words.

The Daily Palette content may also be sent via mail:

The Daily Palette
School of Art and Art History
Studio Arts
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

Project Staff

Project Coordinator | Curator: Wendy Parker
Director: Jon Winet
Special Thanks to Craig Dietrich for his development of The Daily Palette's technology, and to Mark NeuCollins for providing technical support.

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