SOUTH DAKOTA GOVERNOR’S 7TH BIENNIAL ART EXHIBITION
Sen. Stan Adelstein & Lynda K. Clark Gallery
08.19.16 - 12.10.16
This exhibition is a celebration of the tremendous quality and unique diversity of artistic creativity within the state. The biennial exhibition serves as a historical record, sharing some of SouthDakota’s best works and greatest artists with statewide audiences now and in the future. The 7th biennial is a juried exhibit, however, this year jurors from the four participating institutions invited nine significant artists to accompany the juried selections. The jurors received over 360 entries and ultimately selected 51 works to hang with the pieces from the nine invited artists.
The South Dakota Governor’s Biennial Art Exhibition was established in 2003 to recognize and encourage South Dakota artists and to promote the artistic identity of South Dakota. It celebrates the cultural and artistic heritage as well as the future of South Dakota. The exhibit travels to several venues around the state for two years. This year the locations include the South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings, SD from December 23, 2016 – April 16, 2017, John A. Day Gallery at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD from May 8 – July 28, 2017 and the Visual Arts Center at the Washington Pavilion of Art and Sciences, Sioux Falls, SD from September 30, 2017 – January 14, 2018.
Steve Babbitt • Jeff Ballard • John Banasiak • Michael Baum • Diana Behl
Angela Behrends • Kevin Benham • Keith BraveHeart • Roger Broer • Matthew Caffee
Bryan Christiansen • Mary Ellen Connelly • Ceca Cooper • Al Costanzo • Tom Dahlseid
Bonny Fleming • Jeff Freeman • Ana Glenski • Luke Gorder • Carl Grupp • Barb Hallberg Seth Harwood • Rayna Hernandez • Vicki Hoffman • Phillip Michael Hook • Rick Johns Jeremy Kendall • Epiphany Knedler • Andrew Kosten • Richard Krueger • Dale Lamphere Amy Lehman • Angela Meyer • Alan Montgomery • Donald Montileaux • Aaron Packard
Phyllis W. Packard • Wade Patton • Mike Paul • Klaire B. L. Pearson • Paul Peterson
Tim Peterson • Ann Porter • Michael Ramey • Stephen Randall • Jessie Rasche
Jerry Rawlings • John Rychtarick • Jean Selvy-Wyss • David Sieh • Gary Steinley
Mark Stemwedel • Micheal Two Bulls • Marie Tyburec • Ray Tysdal • Brittany Vogt
Dwayne Wilcox • Anna Youngers
Exhibit generously sponsored by BankWest, Lynda Clark Adelstein, Black Hills Federal Credit Union, South Dakota Arts Council and Rapid City Arts Council.
NOTHING TO SEE | Various Artists
06.23.16 – 08.27.16
We are now exhibiting two bodies of work from a collaborative art project that was part of the Big Read in Spearfish. This was the vision of retired art teacher, Dr. Jo Powell and the Matthews Opera House and Art Center staff.
The first body of work is based on an original graphic novel story, “Nothing to See” by Chanel Wiggan, a student at Black Hills State University. Five Spearfish artists and teachers were invited to create seven storyboards illustrating this graphic novel. Those artists included are: the author, Chanel Wiggan, Desy Schoenewies, Kaylie Hairychin, Jo Powell and Jayne Rose.
The other body of work included in this exhibit is a group of 24 painted and decorated styrofoam pieces of “wall jewelry” created by youth , ages 10-18, at the Canyon Hills Center in Spearfish. This three day project focused on the idea of value and what it is that makes an item valuable. Many factors go into making something valuable. They include demand, materials used, rarity, personal value, an item’s history, etc. The theme of value is applied throughout the narrative of “Nothing to See”. The youth from Canyon Hills Center chose to approach this adornment project in an free-association method of decoration
CUT & PASTE | Dwayne Wilcox
Ruth Brennan Gallery
06.03.16 - 09.10.16
Cut & Paste is a unique exhibit showcasing the sculptural work of local Lakota artist Dwayne Wilcox. His 3D constructions are made of paper, often utilizing ledger paper. The artist uses this medium to convey his view of a contemporary living culture through humor, acute observation of the world around him and impeccable craftsmanship. Wilcox is most well-known for his contemporary ledger drawings, however, his mixed-media work has been winning awards for years.
Wilcox is an Oglala Lakota, born and raised on Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. He is a self-taught artist that has been practicing his craft for over thirty years. Wilcox’s work has been widely exhibited and is in the collections of institutions throughout the United States including the Smithsonian, the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth and the Peabody Museum at Harvard. His work has received numerous awards from the Sante Fe, Northern Plains and the Head Museum’s Indian Art Markets. He was awarded a Bush Fellowship in 2006. Wilcox lives and works in Rapid City.
Exhibit generously sponsored by Lynda Clark Adelstein, Security First Bank, South Dakota Arts Council and Rapid City Arts Council.
REFUGE | Deborah Mitchell
Inez & Milton Shaver Gallery
05.13.16 - 08.27.16
Deborah Mitchell works primarily as a printmaker who also sketches and draws on location. Refuge is made up of two parallel bodies of work. The first is Mitchell’s abstracted monotypes which reflect her experiences while traveling abroad (especially in Turkey). The other body of work is a series of large-scale drawings inspired by Mitchell’s hikes in the Black Hills region.
Mitchell is a third generation artist whose images are inspired by the natural world. She grew up outside of Boston and studied at the Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine. She finished her BFA at Utah State University where she also completed her MFA in Printmaking. Currently Mitchell teaches Art, Art History and directs the Apex Gallery at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. She also works as an artist in Rapid City. She was among 6 artists awarded the South Dakota Arts Council’s Artist Fellowship for 2015.
Exhibit generously sponsored by Judy Sneller, South Dakota Arts Council and
Rapid City Arts Council.
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Being 12 | Chase Dahl
Bruce H. Lien Cultural Cafe
08.02.16 - 09.09.16
Do you remember what it’s like to be a child? The world around is a mix of confusing and fascinating adventures, with no shortage of optimism. With the help of my 12-year-old sister SeAnna, I was able to illustrate some of the fears, imagination, and natural wonder found in a child’s life. Over time, this lighthearted perspective fades and we begin forgetting the vivid imaginations we once had. So take the time to embrace these images and remember what it was like to be so full of innocent wonder and remember what it was like “Being 12.”
Chase Dahl is a Spearfish native and graduated from Black Hills State University in May of 2016 with a Bachelors of Science in Mass Communications with an Emphasis in Photography, a Bachelors of Science in Graphic Design, and minors in Art and Commercial Art.
"I've been the owner of C.Dahl Photography and Design since August of 2013 and I have been recognized by Photographers Forum Magazine on two separate occasions and have had my work recognized and exhibited in the South Dakota Tourism Exhibition. I choose to challenge myself and push beyond the expected and easy in order to see my own work/aesthetic grow and evolve."
The RCAC’s Emerging Visual Artists Program showcases the talents of local artists and provides a cohesive structure to help artists organize, plan and sustain creative careers, and increase satisfaction in their art practices.
Still photography is permitted for personal, noncommercial use with a hand-held camera/mobile device. Sharing on social media is encouraged! Photographs may not be published, sold, reproduced, transferred, distributed or otherwise commercially exploited. The use of flashes, tripods or video cameras is prohibited unless permission is obtained from the Curator.
Animals are not permitted in the galleries, with the exception of service dogs.