Arts Council including 13 new items to South Dakota Artwork for State Buildings assortment

The South Dakota Arts Council has bought 13 new items for the state’s public artwork assortment by means of the Artwork for State Buildings program.

The latest purchases have been chosen by a five-member advisory committee to the SDAC, which reviewed 62 proposals, and primarily based its choices on high quality of the work; the art work’s relevance to South Dakota atmosphere, historical past, heritage, or tradition; skilled expertise of the artist; permanence and security, as required for public artworks.

The art work chosen for buy represents artists from throughout the state, together with:

  • Mick B. Harrison, Belle Fourche, A Fast Eye And Faster Gate, oil on canvas, 24”x40”

  • Amy Lehman, Belvidere, The Sentinel, images, 17.5”x22.5”

  • Teri McTighe, Religion, Endurance, coloured pencil, 12”x10”

  • Angela Behrends, Madison, Buffaloed, blended media sculpture, 32”x48”

  • Susan Drey, Speedy Metropolis, Sturgis Week on St. Joe, watercolor on paper, 16.5”x12”

  • Rodger Ellingson, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, acrylic, 48”x30”

  • Laura Jewell, Sioux Falls, Meadowlark Block, watercolor, 8”x8”

  • Chad Nelson & Lindsay Twa, Sioux Falls, Parable of a Fallen Ash, woodcut on board, 48”x96.5”

  • Barbara Sparks, Sioux Falls, SD, Echinacea, Watercolor, 48”x36”

  • Jordan Thornton, Sioux Falls, Pasque Subject, linocut, watercolor, 8”x15”

  • Jesse Nelson, Spearfish, Sleeping Bear, {photograph} on steel, 40”x20”

  • J. Desy Schoenewies, Spearfish, Transplant, oil on canvas, 60”x48”

  • Kat Thompson, Whitewood, Majestic Cottonwood, oil on board, 12”x30”

The Artwork for State Buildings program was created in 2008 for the aim of showcasing the work of gifted South Dakota artists and to construct a everlasting state artwork assortment for show in publicly accessible areas of state authorities buildings. A full listing of the Artwork for State Buildings assortment and areas is obtainable by way of the SDAC web site at; items acquired this yr will probably be put in for public show all through the Capitol Complicated later this summer season (2022).

An workplace of the South Dakota Division of Tourism, the South Dakota Arts Council’s mission is to offer grants and companies to artists, arts organizations, and faculties throughout the state, with funding from the Nationwide Endowment for the Arts and the state of South Dakota.

The South Dakota Division of Tourism is comprised of Tourism and the South Dakota Arts Council. The Division is led by Secretary James D. Hagen.

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