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The Fine and Visual Arts

The W.D. Sturdevant Memorial Art Lyceum

Historic Aquatint Print by Sturdevant - Raccoon Valley Centre for the Arts - WDS Memorial Art Lyceum

The William D. Sturdevant Memorial Art Lyceum is part of Raccoon Valley Centre for the Arts, created as a subsidiary to maintain and promote the artwork of the virtually unknown Iowa-born Artist:

William D. Sturdevant (1922-2010).


Click here to view some of His art works in our Virtual Gallery


Visit Forest Park Museum in Perry Iowa to see several of William D. Sturdevant's aquatint prints, sculptures, oil and acrylic paintings!


We are also planning an exhibition of the WDS Memorial Art Lyceum in Tucson AZ. 

Click here to view some of His art works in our Virtual Gallery 


We have a limited number of Original  Artist Proof Aquatint Prints (that were Signed & Numbered by the Artist). In addition, we are going to release Posthumous 1st-Run Print Artist Proof Collectables of the Artist's Copper-Etched Plates that were never printed during his lifetime. These Prints will be  Available for acquisition by donation. For more Information on how to obtain Prints by William D. Sturdevant Please use the action button below. Thank you!

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Our History

Raccoon Valley Centre for the Arts logo and link to the Virtual Art Gallery

Raccoon Valley Centre for the Arts was formed in 2015 by Jonathon & Karina Levy. It is dedicated to enhancing the Arts in communities of Iowa's Raccoon River Valley and the Greater Des Monies Metro-Area by providing educational, and experiential opportunities for everyone to appreciate, learn from, and become involved with All that is Art!
Raccoon Valley Centre for the Arts has offered Central Iowa an array of artistic ventures, from Fine Art exhibits at La Poste, in Perry, and at Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines. RVCA collaborated with DMARC providing Culinary Arts instructional recipes to its community food-pantry newsletters. Currently RVCA has an ongoing exhibit of aquatint prints, oil paintings, and sculptures at Forest Park Museum in Perry, IA.

We look forward to planning & presenting more Artistic events, programs, classes, & performances in the the Des Moines area.

In July of 2019, the Levy's accepted employment opportunities in Tucson AZ! Raccoon Valley Centre for the Arts is maintaining its relationship and exhibit at Forest Park Museum in Perry, Iowa, to continue promoting and providing vital Arts programing in Iowa!

See the Art - Visit our Virtual Gallery

Our 501(C)(3) Non-Profit Tax-Exempt Public Disclosure Information

50(C)(3) IRS Letter  f Determination confirmation for Southern Arizona Centre for Arts

Our Federal Tax Exempt public disclosure information documents are available by request, and will be made available for public display on this site ASAP. If you need our paperwork please contact us by phone or email, or you can find our Federal Tax-Exempt status information by using the non-profit entity search on IRS.gov website. Our Non-profit State information is available on both the Iowa Secretary of State's website and the Arizona Corporate Commission website. Our 501(C)(3) Tax-Exempt Federal ID is #47-5615194.

Raccoon Valley Centre for the Arts is the Tax-Exempt corporate-sponsor for Southern Arizona Centre for the Arts. Southern Arizona Centre for the Arts is officially affiliated with Raccoon Valley Centre for the Arts, and operates in the State of Arizona as a fully 501(C)(3) Tax-Exempt Entity according to IRS Code. Our founders incorporated Raccoon Valley Centre for the Arts in Iowa, and then established Southern Arizona Centre for the Arts in Arizona, in accord with the IRS Code as symbiotic-entities with Federal Tax-Exempt 501(C)(3) Non-Profit Status. Both organizations utilize the tax-identification number registered with the IRS as a Public Charity. Therefore, All donations are Tax-Deductible according to IRS Federal & State Tax codes. 

Art Exhibits in the Des Moines Metro Area - Past & Present

The William D. Sturdevant Memorial Art Lyceum Exhibition in Perry, Iowa.

Currently, you can visit Forest Park Museum in Perry, Iowa.

The exhibit has several pieces of Art on display, including paintings, prints, & sculptures by the late Iowa-born Artist William D. Sturdevant. 

This small selection of work is a part of Raccoon Valley Centre for the Arts collection known as 'The Willam D. Sturdevant Memorial Art Lyceum,' which represents the life's work of the artist and until this exhibit had not been viewed in public for over fifty-years!

You can also visit our Virtual Gallery, and enjoy over 100 photos of below, 

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Your Support is Appreciated!

Thank you for Your Generous Donations!

To Acquire Aquatint Prints

Future Plans & Events

Southern Arizona Centre for the Arts - 501(C)(3) subsidiary of Raccoon Valley Centre for the Arts

In March of 2019, the Levy's decided to maintain Raccoon Valley Centre for the Arts in Des Moines, Iowa, and began developing operations in Tucson, AZ. by establishing Southern Arizona Centre for the Arts. In accord with IRS Federal Tax-Exempt codes they have established SAzCA as a symbiotic organization with utilizing their original arts organization Raccoon Valley Centre for the Arts as a template. Therefore, RVCA with its business office in Urbandale/Des Moines Metro, Iowa maintains an Art Exhibit of select-works from its Art collection of the late Iowa-native-born master artist: William D. Sturdevant (Iowa's Forgotten Artist) at the Forest Park Museum in Perry, Iowa, with plans for seasonal-events in the Des Moines Metro Area.

Southern Arizona Centre for the Arts is now affiliated with BC Dance Tucson & this collaboration will further develop dance & arts programing for all in Tucson!

Get involved by donating or volunteering!

Help support Raccoon Valley Centre for the Arts historic exhibit at Forest Park Museum in Perry, IA.

By supporting Raccoon Valley Centre for the Arts with a financial donation you are improving access to the Arts in Two Major Metro Areas of the Country!

You can designate your donation to be utilized in the Capital City of Iowa, or in the Sonoran Desert City of Tucson! Please donate today & assist us in providing access to works Fine and Visual Arts programing in both Iowa and Arizona!

We have an important & historical Art  Collection to exhibit, and talent students to teach!

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Your support and contributions enable us to meet our goals, improve our programing for children, young adults, and the public! It also will assist us in restoring Art-work to its original grandeur! Your generous donation funds our mission which benefits the entire community! Thank you, and Enjoy the Art!

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