2019 DUMA Biennial Call for Entries
Now Open!

Deadline: March 14, 2019

Entries are now being accepted for the Dubuque Museum of Art’s 7th DUMA Biennial to be held May 18 – September 8, 2019. The deadline for entering is March 14, 2019.

Artists can enter the Biennial online through CaFE ( by following this direct link. Entry fee is $40. Artists can submit multiple entries.

Founded in 2003, the DUMA Biennial is a highly-competitive, juried exhibition highlighting leading contemporary artists from across the Midwest who are actively producing and presenting new work. The exhibition is open to artists 18 years of age or older residing within a 200 mile radius of Dubuque, Iowa. Original works of art in any media created between 2017 and 2019 are eligible. All works will be selected by the juror who will also present awards for 1st ($1000), 2nd ($500), and 3rd ($250) place at the exhibition reception on June 7, 2019.

Sarah Humphreville

This year’s juror will be Sarah Humphreville, senior curatorial assistant at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Humphreville has been part of the Whitney curatorial department since 2012 and has worked on exhibitions such as Grant Wood: American Gothic and Other Fables, Stuart Davis: In Full Swing, and American Legends: From Calder to O’Keeffe. Humphreville will present a gallery talk on June 8, 2019.