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Artists Decorate Tractors for the 2023 Concrete Statue Contest
Artists from across the state put their creativity to the test in the Iowa State Fair concrete statue contest judged prior to the start of the 2023 Iowa State Fair.
Artists were tasked with creating an award winning, theme-painted, concrete tractor. The concrete statues are on display in various locations throughout the Fairgrounds from August 10-20, 2023.
Statues are judged on originality, creativity and overall look.
“A Starry Night in Iowa”
Abbygayle Garner, Grimes
“Together We Grow”
Aly DeMoss, Pleasant Hill
Garbielle Salemink, West Branch
Honorable Mention (in no particular order)
“Fishing in the Dark”
Stacey Baughman, Booneville
Mary Jankowski, Sara Carlson and Brittny Pinegar, West Des Moines
“Best of Iowa”
Missy Sharer Pieters and Kelly Birkenholtz and Troy Birkenholz, Newton
“The Wild Ones”
Pamela Kline, Hannah Joe Thompson, Janie Brookborror, Richard Kirby, Blakley Joe Breese and Cindy Miller, Norwalk
“Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation Tractor”
Sticks Gallery for the Blue Ribbon Foundation, Des Moines