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Calling all South Dakota artists! The 10th Biennial South Dakota Governor's Art Exhibition call site is now open for your submissions through Dec. 6: https://www.southdakotaartmuseum.com/biennial.
This juried exhibition is the premier showcase for artists currently living in the state and is a celebration of the tremendous quality and unique diversity of visual art being produced here and now. The biennial exhibitions are important landmarks in South Dakota art history. The exhibition shares some of South Dakota’s best artworks with visiting audiences at multiple exhibiting institutions across the state through the course of the one-year traveling show. The catalog is an important historical record of the state’s current artists and art practices for future generations. Purchase Awards are opportunities for South Dakota artists to make their mark on South Dakota history by having their artworks collected and preserved within some of the state’s most significant public art collections. A limited number of artworks will be selected for this exhibition through a competitive process, juried by representatives of the exhibiting and collecting institutions. We encourage artists to submit their best artworks for consideration.
EXHIBITION TOURSouth Dakota Art Museum: Feb 11—May 14, 2023John A. Day Gallery: Jun 19—Aug 4, 2023Washington Pavilion: Aug 25—Nov 12, 2023Dahl Arts Center: Dec 8, 2023—Mar 30, 2024
What: 2022 Studio Art & Graphic Design Faculty ExhibitWhen: November 7-December 2, 2022Where: Grove Hall Ritz Gallery, South Dakota State University
Opens Monday, November 7th featuring work by Mark Stemwedel, Molly Wicks, Peter Reichardt, Shannon Frewaldt, Erik Ritter, Kristyn Weaver, Beverly Krumm, Jana Anderson, Eury Kim, Seojoo Han, Diana Behl, and Mel Spinar (Professor Emeritus)
Gallery Hours: M-F 8am-5pm
This event is free and open to the public, and sponsored by the South Dakota State University School of Design. For parking and additional information, please contact the School of Design at (605) 688-4103 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children’s book author and illustrator Paul Goble is known for his retellings of Plains American Indian stories. The tradition of American Indian storytelling on the Plains is a fusion of artistry, entertainment, and higher purpose, where important cultural, spiritual, and familial lessons are intertwined. The illustrations on display are drawn from stories which reveal that relatives are much more than one’s connections by birth or marriage.
"The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses" is a story of transformative acts of love between man and animal. This relationship between man and animal is also highlighted in "Adopted by the Eagles," a story in which such interdependent bonds provide protection and salvation when human trust fails. Other stories, like "Star Boy," feature the marriage of a human with the natural world which ultimately brings transformation and healing to the community. "Her Seven Brothers" tells another story of transformation, underlining the value of unity through adversity, memorializing the family’s chosen bond in the story’s final image. These stories ultimately reveal that making relatives can provide security, salvation, and a sense of belonging.
Also included in the exhibition is a beaded frame by Jim Little Wounded (Oglala Lakota), which Goble owned and featured in "Adopted by the Eagles." In the Goble home, the frame displayed a photograph of Chief Edgar Red Cloud.
The books these illustrations are drawn from are available for reference in the gallery and for purchase in the Museum Store.
The first family home of artist Harvey Dunn was the prairie. Yet, through his work as an artist, an illustrator, and a combat artist, Dunn frequently observed, imagined, and rendered others’ domestic moments, giving him an appreciation of home and family that crossed cultural and geographical boundaries. He once said, “take the word ‘home.’ In people all over the world, that word will arouse a different mental picture, but all will react emotionally the same.”
In "Harvey Dunn: Images of Family and Home" these varied artworks by Dunn consider representations of family and home. Many of the works capture the heritage of the artist’s birthplace in Eastern South Dakota during the late 19th century. Illustrations and paintings of World War I provide a glimpse into Dunn’s representation of others’ families and homes. Many of these feature individuals arriving in new communities, experiencing new family situations, or even suffering losses of communities and loved ones due to the devastation of war. In these works, Dunn explores complex emotions of leaving and losing homes, of experiencing unfamiliar environments and new people, of feeling loss and displacement.
Learn more: https://www.sdstate.edu/south-dakota-art-museum/exhibit/harvey-dunn-images-family-and-home
Discover old friends and new favorites as you peruse selections from the Museum's permanent collections. The collection is particularly noted for its strong representation of South Dakota and regional art, historical and contemporary American Indian art, and fine art prints.
The South Dakota Art Museum serves the diverse peoples and communities of the state and its visitors as South Dakota’s premier visual arts resource. The Museum collects and preserves artworks of aesthetic, cultural, and historical significance. The collections contain over 7,000 objects primarily representing the artistic achievements of artists from South Dakota and the surrounding region and artists from further afield who are of national and international significance.
Explore features a selection of artworks added to the collections throughout the history of the South Dakota Art Museum. The exhibit includes beloved favorites as well as rarely viewed treasures.
Five paintings by Oscar Howe, first Artist Laureate of South Dakota, represent his early and mature styles. Works by contemporary artists living and working in the state, including Arthur Amiotte, Diana Behl, Jim Yellowhawk, among others, celebrate the diversity of practice happening here and now. Artists of national and international significance are represented as well, particularly by pieces from the Cockerline Collection of fine art prints from 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.
Artists whose works are on display:unknown Lakota artist ￭ Valerio Adami ￭ Robert Aldern ￭ Arthur Amiotte ￭ John R. Anderson ￭ Richard Anuszkiewicz ￭ Steve Babbitt ￭ Debra Bakken ￭ Robert Alan Bechtle ￭ Diana Behl ￭ Byron Burford ￭ Kay Cheever ￭ Dana Crooks ￭ Lulu White Eagle ￭ Richard Edie ￭ Joe Goode ￭ Charles Greener ￭ Dennis Guastella ￭ Keith Haring ￭ Carol Hepper ￭ Oscar Howe ￭ Kenny Kinyon ￭ Myra Miller ￭ Don Montileaux ￭ Dorothy Morgan ￭ Helen Morgan ￭ Louise Nevelson ￭ Jay Olson ￭ Joseph Patrick ￭ Brian Paulsen ￭ Robert Lee Penn ￭ Beverly Pepper ￭ Paul Peterson ￭ Birger Sandzén ￭ Jes W. Schlaikjer ￭ Andrew Standing Soldier ￭ Mark Stemwedel ￭ Lynn Thorpe ￭ Jim Yellowhawk
Curated by Rina Yoon and John Schuerman
Do trees dream? In early evening trees speak to one another, it’s been shown, with a steady hum pulsing through below-ground fungal networks. You can hear them, the trees, whispering, crackling between the forest canopy and understory. It’s an alien language but communication nonetheless, as ancient as the stars. Trees are nature’s philosophers, and their dreams are as complicated as ours, if not more so.
In this exhibition, seven artists eavesdrop on dreaming forests, parsing the wisdom of trees from their dreams and wishes. They whisper in our ears and we listen—we listen quietly and carefully. What they find is not that trees are nature’s great loners but take part in an extensive symbiotic network of living things.
Artists whose works are on display:Bob Erickson ￭ Marjorie Fedyszyn ￭ Kevin Giese ￭ Carolyn G. Halliday ￭ Mary Hood ￭ John Schuerman ￭ Rina Yoon
It is once again time to announce the annual South Dakota State RailroadMuseum’s Trees and Trains Exhibit – and to invite businesses and individuals toparticipate in this annual holiday event.
According to Mills, the Museum’s Curator, this year the exhibits will be open tothe public from Friday, November 25th through December 28th.
A new addition to the Museum’s exhibits this year is a section featuringornaments, model trains, and other gifts specifically tailored to the season, andwill include items for sale to benefit the Museum’s Endowment Fund, apartnership instituted in 2022 with the South Dakota Community Foundation.
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