Northern Plains Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition
Inez & Milton Shaver Gallery & Lobby Gallery
09.12.15 - 10.24.15
This group show features over 30 watercolor artists. Each year the selected juror of this show offers a companion workshop in the Black Hills area and awards prizes to numerous participants.
Northern Plains Watercolor Society, in cooperation with all artists, promotes interest, education and appreciation for watercolor painting both within the organization and for anyone interested in art and arts organizations. A dozen local artists founded the society in June of 1995 to promote arts throughout the Black Hills and the surrounding plains states. Through workshops, educational programming, lectures and shows the new organization hopes to enrich the cultural understanding of our community.
Exhibit generously sponsored by Denny Gemeny, Perfect Hanging Gallery, Debbie Radley, Security First Bank, South Dakota Arts Council and Rapid City Arts Council.
South Dakota College Art Association Exhibition
South Dakota Art Faculty
Sen. Stan Adelstein & Lynda K. Clark Gallery
08.21.15 - 10.23.15
Closing Reception: Friday, October 23 | 5 - 7pm
This exhibit features work from university and college art faculty and staff from around the state. A closing reception will be held on Friday, October 23 from 5 - 7pm.
This statewide group exhibition is made up of 24 college and university art faculty members with a variety of mediums, subjects and techniques. SDCAA is made up of art faculty from colleges and universities in South Dakota. Every faculty member associated with a South Dakota university or college art program is invited to submit work to be juried for the exhibit.
The exhibition is in conjunction with the annual SDCAA conference, held this year in Rapid City at the Dahl Arts Center. The SDCAA Conference gives art and design faculty in higher education a chance to discuss issues of teaching, scholarship and professional standards affecting the arts and faculty in South Dakota’s higher education. Equally important is the opportunity to meet colleagues from other institutions, creating an opportunity to form an outstanding cadre of teaching professionals and friendships.
Exhibit generously sponsored by Denny Gemeny, Lynda Clark Adelstein, SDCAA, South Dakota Arts Council and the Rapid City Arts Council.
Permanent Collection Exhibit l New Acquisitions by Jeff Freeman and Signe Stuart
Ruth Brennan Gallery
08.14.15 - 10.10.15
The Rapid City Arts Council is pleased to present Selections From the Permanent Collection | Jeff Freeman and Signe Stuart. Viewers will have the opportunity to see 18 new additions to our permanent collection from the artist Jeff Freeman as well as two new additions by artist Signe Stuart.
Jeff Freeman's pieces were donated by the artist in 2013 and Signe Stuart's paintings were donated the same year by Arthur Amiotte. Freeman retired from the University of South Dakota after 31 years of teaching painting. Stuart was an art professor at South Dakota State University, retiring in 1994 to work full-time as an artist in Santa Fe. Freeman still works as an artist in Vermillion, SD.
Intended as a legacy for future generations, the Rapid City Arts Council strives to grow and maintain a permanent collection with a primary focus on work by artists who have lived and worked in the region. With a mission to preserve the work of local artists in mind, a variety of art has been collected. The Rapid City Arts Council’s collection is a result of planned collecting goals and the actual resources available. In 1976, an endowment of $6,000 was given by the Rapid City Art Association to the Rapid City Arts Council to facilitate purchases for the permanent collection. Shortly after this, an endowment from the Ann Pier Fund was added and individuals made additional contributions in following years. The interest accrued from this endowment continues to supply funding for collections purchase and care today. While this amount is meager, it has allowed for smaller purchases to be made from local and regional artists. Also significant to the collection are the private contributions from individuals, grants and businesses that aided in the acquisition of artwork.
Exhibit generously sponsored by Denny Gemeny, South Dakota Arts Council, Rapid City Arts Council and made possible in part by a grant from Stanford M. Adelstein through Allied Arts Fund.
CURRENT EXHIBITIONS - Bruce H. Lien Cultural Cafe & Gallery
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Emerging Visual Artists
Bruce H. Lien Cultural Cafe & Gallery
09.23.15 - 10.30.15
Artist's Reception: Wednesday, September 23, 6 - 8pm.
In this photography exhibit Bailey uses large format close up photography to create new landscapes from the human form. Bailey states, “Landscapes can be found anywhere you look. Everywhere. By using an abstracted view of the human body, the images I have created are used as a vehicle to challenge our ideas of beauty. It’s been said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, yet we have such a narrow window of what we find acceptable when considering the human form.”
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.