Through Nov. 30: Exhibit Celebrates 25 Years of Northern Plains Indian Art Market

Event Details


Date: September 5 - November 29, 2012

Times: Hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturdays.

Location: Center for Western Studies

Ticket Info: Free and open to the public.

In September, the Northern Plains Indian Art Market will celebrate 25 years of showcasing art of the Northern Plains.

In honor of the Market’s 25th annual show, the Center for Western Studies at Augustana presents the “25th Annual Northern Plains Indian Art Market Exhibit,” a collaborative program featuring the art of NPIAM artists since 1988:

  • Roger Broer
    An enrolled member of the Oglala Lakota Nation, Broer has received 50 awards in art shows such as the Northern Plains Indian Market, Trail of Tears, and the Red Cloud Show. In addition to creating art, he also conducts workshops throughout the U.S. He resides in Hill City, S.D.
  • Jackie Sevier
    A mixed media artist, Sevier is an enrolled member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe who now resides in the Nebraska Sandhills near the small community of Seneca. Her work can be found in private, corporate and university collections throughout the United States and in Japan, Australia, Germany and Great Britain.
  • Paul Szabo
    A silversmith, Szabo is an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. After spending a decade teaching social studies, art and photography on and around the Rosebud Indian Reservation, he dedicated himself full-time to his art in 1991. He lives near Mission, S.D.
  • Richard Red Owl
    A Oglala artist, Red Owl's work interprets the historic Oglala culture in modern medium. He operates Red Owl Gallery & Studio, located near Kyle, S.D., on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
  • Harvey Rattey
    A sculptor, Rattey is an enrolled tribal member of the Little Shell Band of the Chippewa who lives in Glendive, Mont. He and his wife, Pamela Harr, own and operate Bridger Bronze Gallery.
Read more about the Northern Plains Indian Art Market and featured artists in the August/September issue of Now!Pavilion Magazine:

The exhibit will run from Thursday, Sept. 6, through Friday, Nov. 30. A reception was held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26. The Center for Western Studies is located in the Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. Call 605.274.4007 for more information. Free and open to the public.

For Dr. Harry Thompson, executive director of the Center for Western Studies at Augustana, an organization dedicated to preserving and interpreting the history and cultures of the Northern Plains, the NPIAM represents a remarkable opportunity for both the art community and the city.

“I remember when it was first announced that the Northern Plains Indian Art Market would be held in Sioux Falls. Those of us involved in the study of the Northern Plains rejoiced to know that tribal people of the Northern Plains would finally have the same national exposure that those in the Southwest enjoyed through the Santa Fe Indian Market.”

He said the chance for the Center for Western Studies to exhibit works by NPIAM’s most tenured artists is an exciting opportunity.

The Center for Western Studies is honored to have been chosen as the site of the 25th Annual Exhibition featuring Roger Broer, Jackie Sevier, Paul Szabo, Richard Red Owl and Harvey Rattey. Several of these artists participate in our annual Artists of the Plains Art Show and Sale, held each February in downtown Sioux Falls, so we are especially pleased that they will be recognized in the 25th annual show.

Along with the NPIAM exhibit, select pieces from the Frank and Jan Gibbs’ Collection of American West and Regional Art have been held over by popular demand in the Nelson Gallery. And the Paul and Julie Mohrman Collection of bronze sculptures by Chris Pardell is on exhibit in the Elmen Gallery. These exhibits are part of the Center’s Native American Initiative 2012-13.