Exhibit Features Artists of the Black Hills Show & Sale
SIOUX FALLS – The works of 28 artists will be on display at the Center for Western Studies (CWS) at Augustana College beginning January 9, 2009. The exhibit, “Artists of the Black Hills Show & Sale,” features professional artists, artisans, and galleries with a common goal of establishing the Black Hills region as a prime source of art of the highest quality.
A reception and gallery talk is scheduled for Friday, January 9, 2009, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. The gallery talk featuring Artists of the Black Hills (ABH) President Mick Harrison, along with several other artists, will be at 6:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Participating artists include: Anna Achtziger, Sundance, WY; Steve Babbitt, Spearfish, SD; Nancy K. Bowman, Rapid City, SD; Jon Crane, Hill City, SD; William Feterl, Sturgis, SD; Jerry Green, Custer, SD; Mary B. Hunt, Gering, NE; Mick B. Harrison, Belle Fourche, SD; James M. Maher, Belle Fourche, SD; Sandra Newman, Rapid City, SD; Bonnie Omang, Gillette, WY; June E. Palmer, Hot Springs, SD; Tim Peterson, Spearfish, SD; James Pollock, Pierre, SD; Jerry Rawlings, Spearfish, SD; Sarah Rogers, Sundance, WY; Steve Roselles, Hill City, SD; Kathy Sigle, Spearfish, SD; Dorothy Snowden, Newell, SD; Gary Steinley, Lead, SD; BJ Stych, Custer, SD ; Sandy Swallow, Spearfish, SD; Lynn Thorpe, Rapid City, SD; Marion Toillion, Spearfish, SD; Ray Tysdal, Rapid City, SD; Roger & Ildiko Wagoner, Black Hawk, SD; and James Whartman, Hemingford, NE.
“This is only the second Artists of the Black Hills exhibition at the Center,” said Tim Hoheisel, CWS Director of Outreach and Communication. “We are honored to host it and encourage area residents and visitors to come and enjoy the work of some of South Dakota’s finest artists.”
The exhibit will be on display in the Madsen, Nelson, and Elmen Galleries at the Center through February 28, 2009. For more information about the Artists of the Black Hills organization, please visit their web-site.
Other CWS events in 2009 include the 29th Annual Artists of the Plains Art Show & Sale, February 20-22; Joshua Spies Gallery Show & Sale, March-May; and the 41st Annual Dakota Conference, April 24-25.
The Center for Western Studies is located in the Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave., on the campus of Augustana College. Hours are 8:00 a.m.-noon and 1:00-5:00 p.m. weekdays and 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Admission is free. For more information please phone at 605.274.4007, email, or visit their web-site.
The Oudoorsman by Mick Harrison is featured at right.