Artists of the Plains Art Show and Sale Set for Feb. 18-20

The artwork of 24 local and regional artists will be on display Feb. 18-20 at the 31st 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 St., in downtown Sioux Falls and will feature artists representing six states. The event is free and open to the public.

Artists invited to the Artists of the Plains Art Show and Sale include:

  • Mark Anderson, oil/acrylic, Sioux Falls
  • JoAnne Bird, oil/acrylic, Brookings
  • Bryan Bortnem, 2-D/ 3-D mixed media, Rutland
  • Lynn Burnette, Sr., watercolor/tea, Loveland, Colo.
  • Russ Duerksen, oil/acrylic, Sioux Falls
  • Jess Elofson, ceramics, Brandon
  • Jerry Fogg, 2-D/ 3-D mixed media, Sioux Falls
  • Chris Francis, oil/acrylic, Madison
  • Marian Henjum, watercolor, Sioux Falls
  • Nancyjane Huehl, oil/acrylic, Sioux Falls
  • Chad Nelson, printmaking, Sioux Falls
  • Jon Offutt, blown glass, Fargo, N.D.
  • Harvey Rattey and Pamela Harr, bronze, Glendive, Mont.
  • Gisele Robinson, oil/acrylic, Evanston, Wyo.
  • Jim Schoon, jewelry, Vivian
  • Kathy Sigle, watercolor, Spearfish
  • Joshua Spies, oil/acrylic, Watertown
  • Paul and Linda Szabo, jewelry/batik, Mission
  • Jennifer Stone, 2-D mixed media, Watertown
  • Edward Thomas, stone sculpture, Decatur, Neb.
  • Marion Toillion, watercolor, Spearfish
  • Les Voorhis, photography, Spearfish

“The mission of the show is to promote Northern Plains art and artists,” said Tim Hoheisel, director of outreach and communication for the Center of Western Studies. “The artists who are invited will show their work in a variety of different media, including oil/acrylic, 2-D/ 3-D mixed media, watercolor, ceramics, printmaking, blown glass, bronze, jewelry, batik, stone sculpture, and photography. It’s really a show for art lovers of all kinds.”

This year’s event will include a new educational component. Thanks to a grant from the South Dakota Arts Council, artists will be able to teach classes to children and/or give lectures to adults on Saturday and Sunday. More details will be posted on the Center for Western Studies’ website when they are available.

Also new for 2011 is a student art exhibit, dedicated solely to Augustana art students. Students will show their art and work in the booth.

Hours are for the Artists of the Plains Art Show and Sale are:

  • Friday, Feb. 18: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. An awards program begins at 8 p.m. with honors for “Best in Show” and “People’s Choice.” 
  • Saturday, Feb. 19: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 20: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

There will also be a silent auction benefitting the Center with bids accepted through 2 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information, contact the Center for Western Studies at 605.274.4007 or visit

Pictured Above: "Full Throttle" by Kathy Sigle, Spearfish

Media Inquiries: Contact Jill Wilson, public relations and communications strategist.

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