2024 High School Invitational on View at Augustana University’s Eide/Dalrymple Gallery

January 16, 2024
2024 High School Art Invitational

The Eide/Dalrymple Gallery at Augustana University opened its annual “Augustana High School Invitational,” which will be on view through Feb. 2. A gallery reception will be held on Friday, Feb. 2, from 6-8 p.m., with the awards ceremony taking place at 7:30 p.m. The exhibition and its closing events are free and open to the public.

Natasha Kaderabek, Bleeding Blue Acrylic Paint, Northwestern Area School District

The exhibition of more than 90 works showcases the diverse array of artistic expressions of talented students from 16 regional high schools. The artists — ranging from freshmen to seniors — have created works in a wide range of mediums, including: ceramics, drawing, digital art, photography, mixed media, painting, printmaking and sculpture.

"We are thrilled to once again host the High School Art Invitational, which serves as a testament to the incredible artistic talent present in our local high schools," said Director of the Eide/Dalrymple Gallery Dr. Lindsay Twa. "Additionally, we celebrate the 32 art teachers who have supported these students in making the work and preparing it for exhibition. Their hard work is what fosters and sustains our region’s rich artistic community.”

The exhibition will also be juried by members of the Augustana Art Department, who create awards made up of art supplies. The junior or senior art students can also participate in a portfolio review for Augustana Pro Artis Scholarships, worth up to $8,000 over the course of four years. As a part of the closing events, the Augustana Art Department will hold open studio tours and demonstrations in the Center for Visual Arts studio classrooms.

The participating schools and teachers include:

  • Amy Heinz, Aberdeen Catholic School System — Roncalli Jr/Sr High School
  • Debra Plagge, Baltic High School
  • Chad Nelson and Jennifer Terwee, Brandon Valley High School
  • Kate Witt, Burke High School
  • Elise Lemme, oil pastel on watercolor paper, Sioux Valley High SchoolAndra Guzzo, Canton High School
  • Tracy Bird, Randi Murphy and Megan Petersen, Harrisburg High School
  • Jennifer Schell, Northwestern Area School District, Mellette, South Dakota
  • Dave Fuller, Parker High School
  • Brit Carmany, Lisa Dresch, Holli Gregg, Jared Hulstine and Mariya Pabst, Jefferson High School, Sioux Falls
  • Christine Bossman, Travis Hinton and Sarah Winterscheidt, Lincoln High School, Sioux Falls
  • Patrick Frankman and Alex Robey, O’Gorman High School, Sioux Falls
  • Ruth Hillman, Skylar Kidd, Mearah Miedema and Erin Nguyen, Roosevelt High School, Sioux Falls
  • Michael Aasness, Sioux Valley High School, Volga, South Dakota
  • Mandy DeWitt, Tri-Valley High School, Colton, South Dakota
  • Mollie Lage-Potter and Matt Schuldt, Washington High School, Sioux Falls
  • Matt Gaudian, Michael Jacobsen and Heather Knigge, Worthington High School

Kaitlyn Kendall, Brainless Bust stoneware, O’Gorman High SchoolAbout the Eide/Dalrymple Gallery

As a part of Augustana University, the mission of the Eide/Dalrymple Gallery is to contribute to the educational and cultural vitality of the university, surrounding community and state of South Dakota. The Eide/Dalrymple Gallery inspires the artists of today and tomorrow, and serves as a resource for teaching and promoting life-long learning through its permanent collection and temporary exhibition program with accompanying artist visits, gallery talks and educational materials. 

The Eide/Dalrymple Gallery is named after Palmer Eide and Ogden Dalrymple, pioneering Augustana University professors emeriti of art. Many of their collaborative works are spread throughout the campus.

The Eide/Dalrymple Gallery is located at 30th Street and Grange Avenue, in the Center for Visual Arts at Augustana University. The gallery is open to the public and free of charge. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Saturdays, 1-4 p.m.

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