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CFA: Kid Artists for Kids Nite!

Kids Art Show and Sale
At Kids Nite! in McKennan Park

Tuesday, June 26
6 to 8 PM

Tuesday, July 31
6 to 8 PM

Are you creative?
Do you like to paint, draw, work with wood, make bracelets, or any kind of crafty treasures?

Guidelines:

  • Set up begins at 5 PM. Must be in place and ready by 5 PM.
  • Only creations made by youth (17 years and younger) may be sold/displayed.
  • Booth space limited to a card table and chair provided by artist.
  • Artist responsible for handling all aspects of sales.
  • No edible items may be sold.
  • You will not be charged for your booth.

Register your booth at least one week in advance at register.SiouxFallsparks.org using activity number 170010.

HOSTED BY City of Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation

Sioux Falls Parks and rec reserves the right to determine appropriate both.

CFA: RFP for Downtown Yankton Art Alleyway Project

Calling all Artists!

The Meridian District Board of Directors  and the Art Alleyway committee is seeking proposals for the design and installation of a mural in the alleyway located in the Meridian District in Downtown Yankton, South Dakota, located between the blocks of Walnut and Douglas Street on the Northside of 3rdStreet.

Please see the attached RFP for additional details.

RFP for Merdian District Artwork

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION

5PM | August 1, 2018

Ashli Danilko

yanktonartalley@gmail.com | 605-660-9821

Voyage Visionaries “June is for the Roses” Art Show

Thursday, June 14 at 5 PM – 8 PM

Kristine Reiner is the next artist showcasing in Voyage’s gallery at Dawley Farms. Music will be performed by Ben Gertner from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.

Reiner is a graphic designer and a mixed media artist that graduated from USF in 2016. Reiner creates abstract art by painting with roses and feels that it’s a magical thing to have someone see a different image in her work than what she originally imagined.

Reiner’s works are based on her own life experiences, she finds that her emotions are really what guide her subject matter. When creating, Reiner tends to use whatever is available but rarely paint brushes. Instead, most of her works are created using roses. From start to finish Reiner will use the different parts of the rose to achieve a unique movement that you can’t get with a brush.

MORE EVENT INFO HERE

STUDIO SPACE AVAILABLE AT 8TH AND RAILROAD

Studio space we have for rent:

8th & Railroad Center
401 East 8th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57103

310A in the 310 Artists Suites is available immediately.
It is comprised of 178 square feet which opens to a larger, shared reception area.
The rent is $250.00 per month.
To view the space or for more information, please call 332-4349.

June Life Drawing Sessions

Downtown Figure Drawing
ANNA YOUNGERS STUDIO
(Corner of 6th & Main)

– JUNE LIFE DRAWING SCHEDULE –
6:30-9:00 pm
$12
Easels provided
 
Limited space—send a reply to RSVP! anna@annayoungers.com
6/12 – TBD
6/19 – Nude Figure (Haley)
6/26 – Nude Figure (Marcus)

CFA: Black Hills Plein Air Paint-Out

Registration fee: $60 if postmarked by Sept. 1, 2018 ($75 fee after Sept. 1).

​Artists of the Black Hills (ABH), in partnership with the Hill City Arts Council, is now accepting artist registrations for the first annual Black Hills Plein Air Paint-Out. The Black Hills Plein Air Paint-Out gathers artists in the Black Hills of South Dakota to paint the beautiful Black Hills on the last weekend of September. This particular weekend in the Black Hills is packed with visitors from around the state and region for Custer State Park’s famous annual buffalo round-up. This area offers intimate scenes of Black Hills granite, Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, prairie, meadows, aspens, lakes, streams, wildlife, the Mickelson Trail, and history.

For more information and to download the prospectus and registration form, visit:  https://www.artistsoftheblackhills.com/events/black-hills-plein-air-paint-prospectus-registration/

CREATIONS + LIBATIONS, A FUN-DRAISER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: TANA ZWART
TELEPHONE: 
605.338.3980
CELL:
507.920.7890
EMAIL:
JAMARTANDSUPPLIES@GMAIL.COM
WEBSITE:
WWW.JAMARTANDSUSPPLIES.ORG

CREATIONS & LIBATIONS FUNDRAISING EVENT

WHAT:  PAve Bar presents “Creations & Libations,” a craft and raffle fundraiser benefitting local arts nonprofit, JAM Art & Supplies. Sorry kids, this is ADULTS  ONLY.

$25 includes admission into the upstairs event, 3 Free Drink Tickets* and 2 Make-and-Take Crafts. Buy Pre-sale admission to receive a free raffle ticket.

Join us at 1:00 p.m. Crafting will begin at 1:15 p.m., with Woven Wall Art. Starting at 3:00 p.m., you’ll have the opportunity to learn how to make a DIY Notebook (or sketchbook, if you’re crafty like that).

Raffle tickets will be for sale throughout the event. Art, prizes, and craft baskets will be raffled off at 3:30 p.m. Must be present to win!

*Free Drink Tickets exclude top-shelf liquors and doubles.

WHEN:  Saturday, June 2, 1 PM – 4:30 PM

WHERE: Pave(Upstairs)
130 S Phillips Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104

RSVP:                                         www.facebook.com/events/187908015358458/

ADVANCE TICKETS:
www.eventbrite.com/e/creations-libations-tickets-45988620201

About JAM Art & Supplies
JAM is a 501 (c)(3) art nonprofit in downtown Sioux Falls with the mission to get art and craft supplies into the hands of people who will use them, to create an online community for artists, and to be a source of information for the Sioux Falls arts community.

Girls Breaker Day

Girls Breaker Day invites girls from 5th grade to 10th grade to come take stuff apart! You can bring your own stuff if you want, but we’ll have computers, keyboards, and other stuff to take apart too… and we DO have a purpose… to learn about computers & electronics. Girls Breaker Day is kind of like a “maker-fair” where girls can go from one station to another at their own pace. Join us Saturday, May 26th between 10am – 3pm in Sioux Falls. This event is FREE courtesy of Journey Group, CybHER, SDN Communications, and SEAM. Learn more at GirlsBreakerDay.com
 
Why? Because by the age of 10, most girls have decided that computers, electronics, engineering, science, and math are not cool, too complicated, or just for boys. We want to fix that. We need to a better job exposing and encouraging our girls to consider STEM career fields.

Spirit of Volunteerism Awards Sioux Empire

The Spirit of Volunteerism Awards luncheon recognizes the amazing volunteers that make our community tick.

2018 Sioux Empire Nominee’s by category

Youth Award Nominees:
Brianna Balzer nominated by St. Francis House
Bryn Devlin nominated by The Outdoor Campus
Isaac Burchill nominated by The Ransom Church – South Campus
Kaela Wierenga nominated by Tammy & Jason Wierenga
Leo Mullen nominated by Siouxland Heritage Museums
Preston Quissell nominated by Butterfly House & Aquarium
Shelby Specht nominated by Kristi Specht
Sydnie Cloutier nominated by Sanford Health
Trinity Willert nominated by Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science
Zachary Buchholtz nominated by Sanford Health

Group Volunteer Award
American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Volunteers nominated by American Cancer Society
Big Sioux Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation nominated by Ryan Donovan
Chariots for Children nominated by Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sioux Empire
Good Earth State Park Volunteers nominated by Good Earth State Park
Hal and Jan Frentz nominated by The Salvation Army
Metabank JA Council nominated by Junior Achievement
NAMI Sioux Falls Volunteers nominated by NAMI Sioux Falls
Sioux Empire Community Theatre Build team nominated by Sioux Empire Community Theatre
Sioux Falls Christian School Photography class nominated by Alpha Center
Soroptimist International of Sioux Falls Club nominated by Toy Lending Library of South Dakota
Steve and Kaye Cook nominated by The Salvation Army

Corporate Humanitarian Award – (2 awards will be given)
Avera nominated by Lutheran Social Services Mentoring
Billion Toyota of Sioux Falls nominated by Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Dakota
Citibank – Technology Department nominated by Feeding South Dakota Backpack program
EXIT Realty nominated by Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sioux Falls
Flyboy Donuts nominated by The Salvation Army
Hy-Vee nominated by the Alpha Center
Hy-Vee nominated by The Salvation Army
The Barrel House nominated by Sioux Falls School District
Vern Eide Motorcars nominated by Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sioux Falls

Up and Coming Volunteer Award Nominees:
Bryn Dubs nominated by The Ransom Church
Courtney Hottovy nominated by Sanford Hospice
Cynthia Larson nominated by Alpha Center
Diana A. Randall nominated by Toy Lending Library of South Dakota
John Tobin nominated by Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sioux Empire
Kristi Kranz nominated by LSS Better Together and Janice Barry
Laura Pommier nominated by National Abstinence Clearinghouse
Shanda Maurcio nominated by JAM Art & Supplies

Shining Bright Volunteer Award Nominees:
Courtney Tielke nominated by Bishop Dudley Hospitality House
Dawn Malsam nominated by Safe Families (The Ransom Church)
Deb Harris nominated by Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sioux Falls
Debbie Pederson nominated by Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History
Eimi Ibrahim-Cloutier nominated by Feeding South Dakota Backpack Program
Gregg Moores nominated by The Ransom Church
Jacki Blumenauer nominated by The Ransom Church
Kristi Thurston nominated by The Salvation Army
Lizette Aanenson nominated by Elizabeth Lambert
Marcia King nominated by Sioux Falls CASA
Mary Jackson nominated The Community Outreach
Michelle Solberg nominated by Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sioux Empire
Sara Timothy nominated by National Abstinence Clearinghouse
Sheila Wassom nominated by Lifescape
Tarin Obbink nominated by The Ransom Church
Terry Burchill nominated by The Ransom Church

Lifetime Volunteer Award Nominees:
Alice Ann Stange nominated by Sunnycrest Village
Alvin Meyer nominated by The Salvation Army
Arlene Jockheck nominated by Senior Companions of South Dakota
Beth Jernberg nominated by Avera McKennan
Carolynn Stavenger nominated by Sioux Falls CASA
Cheryl Ulvestad nominated by The Outdoor Campus
Christi Winter nominated by Sioux Falls Area Humane Society
Clair Halverson nominated by Sanford Health
Darrell Weinacht nominated by Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sioux Empire
Doug Erickson nominated by First United Methodist Church
Greg Olsen nominated by Siouxland Heritage Museums
Jeaneite Lorenz nominated by Lutheran Social Services Center for New Americans
Lenora Bezpaletz nominated by Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science
Leona Wieland nominated by Soroptimist International of Sioux Falls SD
Londa Vickerman nominated by Avera@Home Hospice
Lou Johnson nominated by Alpha Center
Mark Sinkey nominated by Sanford Hospice
Phyllis Thomspon nominated by Sanford Health
Ricky Anderberg nominated by Active Generations
Ron Mattice nominated by The Salvation Army
Ruth Atkins nominated by Call to Freedom
Shirley Skoglund nominated by Good Samaritan Society – Communities of Sioux Falls
Susan Wright nominated by Butterfly House & Aquarium
Tom Wierenga nominated by Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sioux Falls

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

All nominees and winners will be recognized at the 2018 Spirit of Volunteerism Awards Luncheon that will be held on May 10th at the Sioux Falls Convention Center from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Click here for tickets.

For questions please contact Susie Ryks at susie@helplinecenter.org or call 211.

The Spirit of Volunteerism awards are made possible through the generous support of Midco, Avera, The First National Bank in Sioux Falls, Independent Insurance Agents of Sioux Falls, High Point Networks, Children’s Dental Center and Parkway Orthodontics, First PREMIER Bank/PREMIER Bankcard, MetaBank and Citi.

Alumni Event: AU Alumni Community Service Day

Event Details


Date: April 21, 2018

Times: 8 a.m.-12 p.m.; Registration at 8 a.m.; Kickoff Celebration at 8:30 a.m.; Service Projects from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Location: Registration and Kickoff at the AU Morrison Commons Circle Patio

RSVP to participate.


In celebration of our 100th year in Sioux Falls, alumni and their families are invited to give back to the city Augustana calls home by participating in service activities on Saturday, April 21, that benefit the local community.

Service Projects

  • AU Campus Cleanup: Time for some spring cleaning right here on campus! Volunteers will help with light yard work and help our alma mater look her very best as we celebrate her 100th year in Sioux Falls. Bring gardening/work gloves if you have them. Children ages 8 and older are invited to help with this project. (Limit 25) 
  • Boys & Girls Club of the Sioux Empire (BGCSE): Amy Sumner ’87 has requested help from volunteers with painting at one of the Boys & Girls Club facilities. The goal of BGCSE is to provide a developmentally appropriate program to enable each child to grow intellectually, emotionally, physically and socially while becoming aware of their surroundings and their abilities. Children ages 8 and older are invited to help with this project. All supplies will be provided. (Limit 10) 
  • JAM Art & Supplies: JAM was created by Jess Miller ’09 to provide information about the underground art scene, artists, and art events. JAM opened Sioux Falls’ first Creative Reuse store, a store that resells unused or like-new donated craft and art supplies. JAM is looking for help with sorting supplies, folding fabrics, and organizing closets. Children are invited to help with this project. (Limit 20) 
  • Washington Pavilion: Come, be a part of the 2018 Design Challenge! Teams of elementary through high school students will be challenged to design and create a superhero and a gadget or powers that address a specific task that would better humankind. Volunteers are needed to help with judging different elements of the competition, tallying score sheets, updating the leader board, and helping at the registration table. Children ages 13 and older are invited to help with this project. (Limit 10)

RSVP to participate.