Best of the West | Rapid City Area High School Students
05.04.18 – 06.02.18 | Inez & Milton Shaver Gallery
Best of the West showcases the work of emerging artists who have shown significant promise throughout the school year. This show is a tribute to the talent and dedication of area students and their teachers, who have taken risks and embraced challenges to reveal their potential.
This year 67 pieces were selected from hundreds of works submitted by local high school students representing grades 9 through 12. Best of the West highlights a multitude of artistic disciplines including: painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, collage, printmaking, pastels and drawing.
The participating high schools include Central, Douglas, Stevens and Saint Thomas More.
Best of the West is sponsored by Security First Bank, South Dakota Arts Council
and Rapid City Arts Council.
Permanent Collection’s 40th Anniversary Exhibition | Various Artists
04.27.18 – 7.21.18 | Sen. Stan Adelstein & Lynda K. Clark Gallery
We are pleased to present the 40th Anniversary Permanent Collection Exhibition. In celebration of four decades of acquiring and preserving regional artwork, the RCAC is offering visitors the opportunity to see almost half of the permanent collection displayed publicly for the first time.
Over 90 pieces will be on display for this major exhibition and more than 60 of these artworks have been acquired during the past 6 years. Some of these recently acquired artworks have never been shown previously in our galleries.
Intended as a legacy for future generations, the RCAC 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, a variety of art has been collected. The RCAC’s collection is a result of planned collecting goals and the actual resources available. Also significant to the collection are the private contributions from individuals, grants and businesses that aided in the acquisition of artwork.
This exhibit is generously sponsored by A&B Business Solutions, the South Dakota Arts Council and the Rapid City Arts Council.
Moving Trees, Chasing Shadows... | Sheila Miles
03.23.18 – 06.23.18 | Ruth Brennan Gallery
Consisting of large to small oil paintings and watercolors, Moving Trees, Chasing Shadows… is painted from abstracted photographs taken from inside a moving car. Miles shoots hundreds of images while her husband drives. In this series, she focuses on man-made structures and their environments as well as the strong shadows they cast and the exaggerated light of a scene. Speaking about her process, Sheila says “I draw out the canvases before I begin. I use a T-square and measure in the more formal buildings. In some areas of the drawings I use a blind contour drawing style. I make decisions like how much to put in or leave out…I move trees, exaggerate shadows, change colors.”
Sheila Miles lives and works full-time as an artist in Santa Fe. She grew up in Indiana and received her Bachelor’s and her Master’s degrees in Art from Purdue University. In addition to being an artist, Sheila has had a past career as a curator and has spent many years teaching art.
Exhibit generously sponsored by Hotel Alex Johnson, South Dakota Arts Council and Rapid City Arts Council.
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Emerging Visual Artists
Naturalist Art of Dakota | L.D. Martin
05.04.18 - 06.15.18
Bruce H. Lien Cultural Café & Gallery
After several years in the printing and advertising world where the emphasis was always on speed, acrylic, India ink, colored pencil and felt markers have become Mr. Martens tools of choice, recreating the majesty of the Black Hills and other settings.
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.