Art Show & Sale Features 23 Regional Artists
SIOUX FALLS – The artwork of twenty-three local and regional artists will be exhibited in Sioux Falls February 19-21 during the 30th annual Artists of the Plains Art Show and Sale sponsored by the Center for Western Studies at Augustana College.
The show will be held at the Holiday Inn City Centre, 100 W. 8th Street in downtown Sioux Falls, and will feature artists from five states. The artists’ work will be on display and for sale.
“This is a one-of-a-kind show featuring some of the area’s finest artists,” said Tim Hoheisel, director of outreach and communication at the Center for Western Studies. “We pride ourselves in having a quality show with a variety of mediums showcasing the tremendous talent in our region.”
Hours on Friday, February 19, are from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.; Saturday, February 20, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday, February 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday night is the premier showing and reception with an awards program at 8:00 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public. There will also be a silent auction benefitting the Center for Western Studies, with bids accepted through 2:00 p.m. Sunday.
Invited artists include Mark Anderson, Sioux Falls; Bryan Bortnem, Rutland, SD; Lynn Burnette, Sr., Loveland, CO; Roger Broer, Hill City, SD; Russ Duerksen, Sioux Falls; Genevieve Echols, Mission Hill, SD; Jerry Fogg, Sioux Falls; Tara Geister-Barney, Sioux Falls; Bonnie Halsey-Dutton, Spearfish, SD; Pamela Harr, Glendive, MT; Marian Henjum, Sioux Falls; Nancyjane Huehl, Pierre, SD; Don Montileaux, Rapid City, SD; Marilyn Nipe, Watertown, SD; Harvey Rattey, Glendive, MT; Gisele Robinson, Evanston, WY; Kathy Sigle, Spearfish, SD; Joshua Spies, Watertown, SD; Ann Taecker, Watertown, SD; Edward Thomas, Decatur, NE; Marion Toillion, Spearfish, SD; Les Voorhis, Spearfish, SD; and Roger Wermers, Estelline, SD.
“The mission of the show is to promote Northern Plains art and artists,” Hoheisel said. “On display are wildlife and landscape paintings; stone, gourd, and bronze sculptures; textiles; Native American art; hand-crafted jewelry; and much more. It’s a show for art lovers of all kinds.”
This event is the longest running art show and sale in the region. The show is known for its quality art work and wide variety of two- and three-dimensional pieces.