37th Annual Artists of the Plains Art Show & Sale

2016 Artists of the Plains Art Show & Sale Award Winners

Winners of the 2016 Best of Show awards with show organizers. Back row, left to right: CWS Board Chair Tony Haga, CWS Executive Director Dr. Harry F. Thompson, Jon Offutt, Jerry Fogg, Donald F. Montileaux, and Jess Elofson. Front row, left to right: Andra Guzzo (accepting on behalf of Lauren Anderson) and Rebecca Sunde.

Event Details


Date: February 17 - 19, 2017

Times: Friday: 5 - 9 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Location: Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Sioux Falls, 201 East 8th Street

Ticket Info: Free and open to the public.

The 37th Annual Artists of the Plains Art Show & Sale was held February 17-19, 2017, at the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Sioux Falls. This event is sponsored by the Center for Western Studies at Augustana University.

CWS Artists of the Plains


Save the Date

38th Annual Artists of the Plains Art Show
Friday-Sunday, Feb. 16-18, 2018

Join us for this largest and longest running show if its kind in the region.

As a signature program of the Center for Western Studies, this show and sale is designed to educate the public about the cultural importance and variety of regional art and artists. The largest and longest running show if its kind in the region, Artists of the Plains is an annual highlight of the Center’s Art Program and Educational Exhibits, one of several programming areas supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The event is a gift to the artists and collectors of the Northern Plains.

Hours are:
  • Friday, February 17, Premier Showing: 5 - 9 p.m., with the awards ceremony at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 18: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 19: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The Center for Western Studies offers cash awards in the following categories: Two-Dimensional Best of Show ($200 first place and $100 second place) and Three-Dimensional Best of Show ($200 first place and $100 second place).

Artists who have been invited to appear at the Art Show and Sale:

Mark Anderson, Sioux Falls, SD
Arnold Bortnem, Sioux Falls, SD
Bryan Bortnem, Rutland, SD
Bonnie Brahms, Humboldt, SD
Mary Brunick, Sioux Falls, SD
Virginia Coudron, Brookings, SD
Russ Duerksen, Sioux Falls, SD
Rodger Ellingson, Sioux Falls, SD
Dede Farrar, Hermosa, SD
Jerry Fogg, Sioux Falls, SD
Deb Gengler-Copple, Hubbard, NE
Diana Hensley, Luverne, MN
David Huebner, Bushnell, SD
Peter Kilian, Aberdeen, SD
Daron W. Krueger, Sioux Falls, SD
Mark Levsen, Webster, SD
Carol Lundeen, Dassel, MN
Donald F. Montileaux, Rapid City, SD
James Pollock, Pierre, SD
Gisele Robinson, Evanston, WY
Rebecca Sunde, Sioux Falls, SD
Genevieve Towner, Sioux City, IA
Sharon Welch, Pierre, SD
Jennifer White, Sioux Falls, SD
Joan Zephier, Sioux Falls, SD

The art show also provides a unique opportunity for Augustana University art students to exhibit and sell their work.

For further information, please contact Education Assistant Kristi Thomas at 605.274.4005.