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VAC Artist Advisory Council Call for Applicants

The Visual Arts Center is currently seeking individuals to serve on the VAC Artist Advisory Council.

PURPOSE of the ARTIST ADVISORY COUNCIL:

  •  Provide a consistent opportunity for artists and individuals affiliated with the Visual Arts Center to discuss the needs and interests of the regional visual arts community in relation to the activities of the Washington Pavilion.
  •  Strengthen the relationship between the VAC and the regional art community.
  •  Artists voice assessments, advice, ideas, and interests as they relate to the VAC and thevisual arts community in our region.

ORGANIZATION:

  •  The Artist Advisory Council is limited to 12 seats. Artists who participate on the Artist Advisory Council hold a one-year term, with the option to remain on the Council or not.
  •  To apply for a seat on the Artist Advisory Council, the application and a cover letter must be completed and returned to the VAC’s Lead Curator. The Artist Advisory Council will evaluate applications at least once a year, or on an as needed basis. Artists consist of, but are not limited to: faculty or students from local universities, professionals, and emerging to mid-career artists. A diversity of voices from the artistic community of Sioux Falls is desirable.
  •  Council members must commit to attending at least four out of six meetings each year.
  •  The Council selects one to two artists as the Chair(s), who will hold a two year term. The Chair(s) help facilitate the Council meetings and communications. The meeting agendas are created by VAC staff, and include topics relating to the VAC and community artists.
  •  A VAC Board member attends the Artist Advisory Council meetings and an available Council member attends the VAC Board meetings as Liaison.
  •  At the Council’s request, additional invitations can be granted by the VAC Board for the purpose of presenting a concept or suggestion. It is encouraged for the Board Liaison to share the VAC Board’s agendas and minutes.
  •  Council members are eligible to participate in group shows, specifically: The VAC Juried Exhibition, Governor’s Biennial, Arts Night, The University Invitational and other group opportunities. The artists are eligible to submit exhibition proposals to the Visual Arts Center during participation with the Artist Advisory Council. However, solo exhibitions cannot coincide with the member’s active term.

Click here to apply.

VAC GALLERY TALKS TOMORROW NIGHT

Carl Grupp will be speaking at 6:30 about his current exhibition with his own artwork, featured alongside pieces from his personal collection. Carl’s show is especially exciting for printmakers in our area; boasting a display of famous prints from Hokusai, Whistler, Goya, but also features local artists like Julie Punt, Mary Selvig, Martin Wanserski, and Lloyd Menard.

Also speaking, Brian Frink at 6 p.m. His show features colorful, strangely shaped paintings he calls “Magical landscapes” that reference the landscape of his surroundings in Mankato, MN. The paintings hang unconventionally from floor to ceiling in strange configurations. Frink is also the chairman of the Dept. of Art at the University of MN – Mankato, and owns the Blue Earth County Poor Farm, which acts as his studio and gathering place for creatives.

It is Free First Friday at the Visual Arts Center from 5 to 8.

CFA: Build A Better Birdhouse Design Competition

Calling all creatives for the 3rd annual Build A Better Birdhouse Design Competition. A friendly design competition open to all ages in support of birding, bird conservation and awesome design in Sioux Falls.

Birdhouse designs are required to meet customized needs of specific bird breeds. Choose a bird from the list below and build your design to meet the needs of that specific feathered friend. All submissions will be on display online and at the Shrivers Square windows for public voting then later auctioned to the highest bidder at the BBBDC Awards Ceremony and Auction to support future design competitions. A grand prize of $150 will be awarded to the winner in each category selected by jury scores and public voting.

SUBMISSION FORM

Via the Sioux Falls Design Center.

MARCH EASTBANK FEATURED ARTISTS

JOAN PUTMAN FEATURED MEMBER ARTIST
FEBRUARY 28 – APRIL 1
Featured Member Reception March 3, 2017 5-8 PM

JERRY FOGG FEATURED GUEST ARTIST
FEBRUARY 28 – APRIL 1
Guest Artist Reception March 3, 2017 5-8 PM

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CFA: REIMAGINED BOOK COVERS ART SHOW

Siouxland Libraries is seeking submissions for a REIMAGINED BOOK COVERS ART SHOW to be held at the Downtown Library May 1- June 30.
Deadline: Monday, April 17

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CFA: FESTIVAL OF CULTURES

Call for vendors & entertainment for the Multi-Cultural Center of Sioux Falls Festival of Cultures, June 17, 2017. Learn more.
Earlybird registration deadline: March 1.
Registration deadline: May 20

See more calls for art on our call for art page here.

CFA: WOMEN, GENDER & SEXUALITY STUDIES AT USD

The University of South Dakota’s Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program is seeking submissions of artwork for an exhibition in conjunction with the program’s biennial conference. Learn more about the conference.
Submit image(s) of 300 dpi and information to wgss@usd.edu by Friday, February 24. Artists will be notified by Wednesday, March 1. Artwork must be received by Sunday, March 19. Work must be ready to install. Please include the following when submitting:
-Name
-Title(s)
-Medium
-Size
Find this CFA on Facebook & learn more about USD’s Women, Gender & Sexuality Program.

See more calls for art on our call for art page here.

Art Basics with Dick Termes: Drawing

Art Basics with Dick Termes: Drawing is a multi-part video series featuring South Dakota artist Dick Termes teaching basic drawing techniques.Art Basics with Dick Termes On this site you will find more than five hours of content in 20 individual videos, activities, a teacher’s guide and lesson plans that could be integrated into classrooms of all kinds or for use at home.

via South Dakota Public Broadcasting. To view the site, click here. You can also view it here.

MENTOR OPPORTUNITY WITH ASPIRE SOUTH DAKOTA

ASPIRE is seeking an art mentor for an artistically inclined youth (aged 14-16). This individual is interested in drawing and painting.
Email Linda Schoon, case manager at ASPIRE, with any questions or if you are interested in this wonderful opportunity to help foster a youth’s love of art.
ASPIRE helps youths with disabilities go to work and advance their education. Learn more.