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CWS Hosts 29th Annual Art Show and Sale February 20-22

Show Features 26 Artists from Four States

SIOUX FALLS – Twenty-six local and regional artists will be featured in Sioux Falls February 20-22 for the 29th annual Artists of the Plains Art Show and Sale sponsored by the Center for Western Studies (CWS) 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 representing four states. 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,” Tim Hoheisel, director of outreach and communication at CWS said. “We pride ourselves in having a quality show with a variety of mediums showcasing the tremendous talent in our region.”

Hours are Friday, February 20 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.; Saturday, February 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday, February 22 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 with bids accepted through 2:00 p.m. Sunday.

Artists participating in the show and sale include: Mark Anderson, Sioux Falls, SD; Arnold Bortnem , Sioux Falls, SD; Bryan Bortnem, Rutland, SD; Bonnie Brahms, Humboldt, SD; Roger Broer, Hill City, SD; Pati Deuter, Ree Heights, SD; Russ Duerksen, Sioux Falls, SD; Sharon Gray, Vermillion, SD; Gary Hartenhoff, Sioux Falls, SD; Jerry Hauck, Sioux Falls, SD; Marian Henjum, Sioux Falls, SD; Nancyjane Huehl, Pierre, SD; Lee Leuning and Sherri Treeby, Aberdeen, SD; Don Montileaux, Rapid City, SD; Harvey Rattey and Pamela Harr, Glendive, MT; Gisele Robinson, Evanston, WY; Jim Schoon, Vivian, SD; Kathy Sigle, Spearfish, SD; Joshua Spies, Watertown, SD; Paul & Linda Szabo, Mission, SD; Edward Thomas, Decatur, NE; Marion Toillion, 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; wood, stone, and bronze sculptures; Native American art; hand-crafted jewelry; and much more. It’s a show for art enthusiasts of all kinds.”

This 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.

For more information contact CWS at 605.274.4007, cws@augie.edu , or visit www.augie.edu/cws