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SFAC SEEKING NOMS FOR ARTS AWARDS

(January 17, 2018) Nominations for the Sioux Falls Awards in the Arts are now being accepted by the Sioux Falls Arts Council through February 12, 2018.

Held annually from 1999-2009 and bi-annually since 2012, this arts awards program is in for a few changes in 2018, starting with its name.

“We’ve opted to call this program the Sioux Falls Awards in the Arts rather than the Mayor’s Awards to keep the emphasis on the larger community nature of the awards and on the recipients,” says Kara Dirkson, Executive Director of the Sioux Falls Arts Council. “At their heart, these awards are about bringing the community together to celebrate local achievements in the arts. The new name captures that sentiment,” continues Dirkson.

In addition to its new name, the Awards will also have a new category called the Innovative Project Award which will recognize a collaborative project that has allowed residents to experience the arts in a new way. It will also include a Forward Arts Award which is a re-tooling of its former Advocacy Award.

Nominations are being sought in the following categories:

INDIVIDUAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS FOR ARTISTS (Three individual awards in any arts discipline) Recognizes individual performing, music, visual or literary artists whose contributions have raised the bar in their artistic specialty, made an impact on the professional development of other artists or forged new paths in connecting their work to the community.

FORWARD ARTS AWARD

Honors an organization or business that has helped move education, creation or awareness of the arts forward in a meaningful way.                                       

INNOVATIVE PROJECT AWARD

Recognizes a project characterized by meaningful partnerships between or among private businesses, public bodies, individual artists, and organizations. This award seeks to recognize partnerships that created a new way for the community at large to experience the arts. 

CHARLOTTE CARVER AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN THE ARTS

Named for the first Executive Director of the South Dakota Arts Council and a long-time advocate and friend of the arts, this award honors an individual or organization that has demonstrated an enduring, long-term dedication to the arts.

The Awards ceremony and reception will be held Thursday, March 15 at Augustana University’s Humanities Center at 6 PM. The public is welcome to attend this free event.

Please click here to access the nomination form and see a history of honorees. Email completed forms to info@artssiouxfalls.org. For more information, call the Sioux Falls Arts Council at (605) 271-6696.

Artist leaves statewide legacy in stained glass

When Ken Bird died Jan. 6, South Dakota lost a master of his craft.

While you might not know his name, odds are good you’ve seen his work.

It’s at the Sanford surgical tower, where two prairie-style patterns alternate in a long bank of windows designed from motifs in the windows of Frank Lloyd Wright…

Stained glass art was an unplanned career for Bird, who grew up in Elk Point and survived polio as a child before graduating with a bachelor’s degree from Augustana and a master’s degree in counseling from USD.

He taught high school English, counseled students and directed school theater productions in Revillo and Lake Andes before moving to Rapid City in 1979. That’s where the teacher became a student, taking a stained glass class that changed his life.

In 1981, he moved to Sioux Falls and started Dakota Stained Glass, which is still in operation…

via Siouxfalls.business. To read the rest, click here.

Intensive Painting Workshop Opportunity

2-WEEKEND INTENSIVE
5 FULL DAYS–30 HOURS OF INSTRUCTION! 
Dates: JANUARY 19-21 & 26-28
$550 + tax
Once-a-year opportunity!  This year’s winter still life painting workshop has been augmented to add an additional weekend of instruction, allowing more time for an immersive experience and practical application of creating a still life from start to finish.  
In this 2-weekend workshop, with over 30 hours of instruction, students will be guided through a step-by-step approach for designing and painting a still life–from initial setup and compostion, to block-in and final rendering.  The advantage of two weekends provides students additional hands-on experience into the final rendering process that cannot be covered in just one weekend, allowing time to explore ‘indirect’ (i.e. layered) painting techniques such as glazing and scumbling that are often employed as ‘finishing’ layers.  Instruction will be centered around balancing the elements of design, observational & conceptual understanding of form, as well as learning to render volume with tone, color, and paint application. Lectures will discuss materials, composition & design, color palette and color theory.  
Class Limit 10.  Designed for all skill levels.  Schedule consists of Friday evening demonstrations, followed by two full days of student work with personalized, one-on-one instruction.  A list of suggested materials will be provided with registration.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
FRIDAY 6pm – 9pm
Instructor demonstration & lecture
SATURDAY 9:30am – 4:30pm
Student work day separated into morning & afternoon sessions with an hour lunch break.  Individual instruction and demonstration throughout the day.
SUNDAY: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Student work day separated into morning & afternoon sessions with a break for lunch.  Individual instruction and demonstration throughout the day. 
 
Limit 10 students. 50% non-refundable down-payment due to hold place.
Contact Anna for more information or to REGISTER
 
 
PAYMENT & REGISTRATION
Tuition payable by cash, check or credit card (via Paypal).  50% down-payment is required to hold a spot.  
 

​Checks payable to Anna Youngers Fine Art.

To REGISTER, or for additional information, contact:
anna@annayoungers.com or (605) 929-5016

Sculptor Seeks to Restore Bronze Sculptures

Local sculpture artist, Darwin Wolf seeks to expand the preservation and restoration arm of his business, Wolf Bronze. If anyone within 300 miles of Sioux Falls sees a green sculpture that isn’t supposed to be green, contact Darwin. Get the word out!

See his work or contact him on his artist Facebook page Darwin Wolf, Sculptor.

Summer shower before waxing away the green.
Getting to work on Abe Lincoln at Sioux Falls’ Scheels during their reno. He has never looked this rough since!
Flat horizontal surfaces are the worst, but we restored this to new condition and the green never came back.

Simple: before and after the salts of winter get splashed on Abe’s boots at Sioux Falls Scheels.

Art Gallery To Host Alzheimer’s Benefit

First Friday in Downtown Sioux Falls will feature a special benefit for the Alzheimer’s Association. There are 5.5 million Americans living today with Alzheimer’s disease and every 66 seconds, someone is diagnosed.

Each piece is being perfectly placed at Rehfeld’s Art and Framing before the big day on Friday. Art To Remember, an Alzheimer’s Benefit, is raising money for those who can’t.

“I watched my grandmother pass from this disease, I watched my dad struggle with his mom having to deal with this insidious disease and now he has contracted it himself,” Matthew Jorgenson, owner of Rehfeld’s Art and Framing, said.

Jorgenson’s personal connection to the disease helped him partner with the local Alzheimer’s chapter as well as artist Jerry Cook.

“This year again he has incredibly and very graciously donated another piece of artwork,” Jorgenson said.

No one will know what’s behind the drape until Friday night. And the gallery hopes to raise $5,000 from one piece.

“People don’t want to talk about it, people don’t want to know…

via KELO. To view more, click here.

10 BEST BLOG POSTS OF 2017

Man, is it just us or was 2017 on supersonic speed? As you may or may not know, one of our big goals here at JAM is to be a source of art information for the Sioux Falls community through our website and blog. We have published over 160 posts in the last year on topics ranging from local art events to local artists and art educators, and everything in between.

Didn’t get a chance to read them all? We got you. Here is our top 10 hit list of our most popular posts to help you ring in 2018.

[Psssst.  Want a backstage pass to the local art scene? Join our team! We are always looking for dedicated and reliable bloggers and photographers. We have internship opportunities, too. Holler at us!!]

JAM’S 2017 TOP 10

10. “RELEASE THE CRANES” AT THE WASHINGTON PAVILION

9. FIRST FRIDAY REVIEW: SEPTEMBER

8. AUGUSTANA STUDENT INVITATIONAL

7. ELEMENTS AND OTHER APRIL REVIEWS

6. ANGIE GILLESPIE: AN INSPIRING INTERVIEW

5. FIRST FRIDAY REVIEW: FEBRUARY

4. ANGELA BEHRENDS: AN INSPIRING INTERVIEW

3. GENEVA COSTA: AN INSPIRING INTERVIEW

2. ERIN NGUYEN: ART EDUCATOR

1. AMBER HANSEN: ART EDUCATOR

From all of us at JAM, Happy New Year!

Washington Pavilion offering family events during holiday break

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) – Searching for some family activities to entertain your kids over the holiday break?

 

Look no further than the Washington Pavilion. From movies to science to art, the Kirby Science Discovery Center (KSDC) and the Visual Arts Center (VAC) are sure to keep your kids occupied with educational fun.

 

The pavilion will be showing “The Polar Express” at the Wells Fargo CineDome, and on Saturdays the KSDC will present special hands-on programming themed to the movie.

The VAC will also be offering an Art Scavenger Hunt.

And on New Year’s Eve, stop by the

Washington Pavilion for a balloon drop at 5 p.m. Prize-filled balloons will be dropped from the third floor of the KSDC.

Find more information about events over the holiday break on the pavilion’s website.

via KSFY. View more by clicking here.

CFA: The 2018 Arts Night Experience

Saturday, April 28, 2018
Mary W. Sommervold Hall
April 28th will be a night to celebrate art in our community. The 57th Annual Arts Night Experience will have a new look and taste. View selected art in the exhibition, Ripple Effect: Arts Night 2018, January 27 – April 22, 2018 in the Everist Gallery.

‘RIPPLE EFFECT’ EXHIBITION SUBMISSION FORM

‘THE WALL’ SUBMISSION FORM

The WALL is a series of small artworks hung on a single wall in the exhibition Ripple Effect: Arts Night 2018. Following the exhibition, the artworks will be displayed at The 2018 Arts Night Experience auction and gala on Saturday, April 28, where they will be sold as part of an online silent auction.

CFA: AVERA PRAIRIE CENTER ROTATING GALLERY

Avera Prairie Center Rotating Gallery

Thank you for choosing to have your artwork featured at the Avera Prairie Center. Please review the information regarding the procedures for accepted artwork into the Rotating Gallery.

– Artwork must be of appropriate content for our patients and family members that utilize our services. We aim to provide a calming, healing experience for our visitors and are sensitive to their current emotional well-being. With that in mind, we recommend images that are uplifting, inspiring, and thought provoking. We will not accept any artwork that has dark, negative themes or images that do not abide by our Christian heritage and ministry.

– It is encouraged to send samples of your artwork to carol.rogers@avera.org.

– New installations of artwork will hang in the gallery for a three month rotation. The Artist is welcome to change out art if needed during that time frame. The Artist must also be willing to change out artwork if asked by staff from Avera.

– Installations are the first week in the quarter the Artist is featured. The Artist is responsible for installation and take down of artwork. If the Artist is unavailable during those times, arrangements can be made for drop off and retrieval of artwork.

– The Rotating Gallery’s 2018 schedule is: January-March, April-June,
July- September, and October-December.

– Artists are not provided any stipend for the use of their artwork. Avera will not reimburse any Artist for their expenses in producing the art works featured in the Rotating Gallery.

– Avera will provide reimbursement due to damages that might occur to artworks that are installed on the Walker Hanging System. Any artwork that is displayed on easels will be at the risk and expense to the Artist.

– The Artist is encouraged to provide a written statement about the artwork featured, and pamphlets, business cards, etc that viewers may take. The Prairie Center has thousands of visitors each month so this offers a great marketing opportunity.

– Avera does not receive a direct stipend for artwork sold while it has been in the Rotating Gallery. If an Artist chooses to donate proceeds from sold artwork, the Artist would need to contact the Avera McKennan Foundation. Donations should identify the Arts in Healing/Integrative Medicine program as the recipient of the donation.

– Please feel free to inform other Artists of this venue.

– All questions regarding the Rotating Gallery may be directed to Carol Rogers at carol.rogers@avera.org.

Jennifer White Art Exhibit at Voyage FCU

Art @ Dawley Farm {10/01-01/01}: Before 2017 comes to a close, come check out local artist, Jennifer White! She is showcasing at the Voyage Federal Credit Union – Dawley Farm Branch.

Jennifer is the gallery owner at Post Pilgrim where their mission strives to support modern native art of the plains and help establish emerging artists throughout the area. 

Learn more about Post Pilgram at https://postpilgrimartgallery.com/

LOCATION

Voyage Federal Credit Union
Dawley Farm Branch
5800 E. 18th St., Ste 101
Sioux Falls, SD 57110