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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



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.


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 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:
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.


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.



Classical Methods & Techniques of Still Life Painting

Tuition: $300

Hosted at the artist’s studio in downtown Sioux Falls, SD, this 2-and-a-half day workshop will explore the many aspects of creating a still life in oil paint.
During this 15-hour workshop students will be guided through a step-by-step approach for designing and painting a still life, from initial setup and composition, to block-in and final rendering. Instruction will be centered around the elements of design, understanding and observation of form, and rendering volume with tone, color, and paint application. Lectures will discuss materials, composition & design, color palette and color theory.
Designed for all skill levels; Limit 10 students. Schedule consists of a Friday evening demonstration, followed by two student work days with personalized, one-on-one instruction. A list of suggested materials will be provided with registration.


Tuition payable by cash, check or credit card (via Paypal). 50% down-payment is required to hold a spot. Make checks payable to Anna Youngers Fine Art.
To REGISTER, or for additional information, contact: or (605) 929-5016

CFA: The WALL at Arts Night

A reminder about the newest opportunity to participate in Arts Night: The WALL. The WALL is a group feature in the Arts Night 2017 exhibition, REPRESENT.

Consider submitting a small artwork, approximately 8” x 8”, for this feature. Pieces submitted for The WALL will be displayed in the Everist Gallery for the Arts Night 2017 exhibition, and they will also be displayed on the stage at this year’s Arts Night auction. All pieces on The WALL can be purchased in the Arts Night 2017 Silent Auction through our online bidding platform, Gesture.

The WALL is not juried—and it’s a great excuse to make something small or pull a small work from your artwork storage. Please, see below for more details.

A note on size:

Artworks may be slightly smaller or larger than 8” x 8”—for example, a 5” x 7” works great!—but stay within 1”-2” of 8” x 8”. The size requirement includes matting and framing; please, do not submit an 8” x 8” piece in a large frame.

Some free 8” x 8” canvases and panels are available to artists at the VAC Entrance Desk. We would be honored if you would consider participating.

Submissions for The WALL are due this Friday, Jan. 27 at 4 p.m. Submissions accepted through the weekend for artists who aren’t able to stop over during M-F business hours.

Augustana High School Art Invitational

Augustana High School Art Invitational

13 different schools representing the art from students of 19 different art teachers.

Exhibition on view January 11-February 3

Free and open to the public:
10am-5pm M-F, and Saturdays 1-4 pm.

Eide/Dalrymple Gallery at Augustana University
Center for Visual Arts (30th St. and Grange Ave.)
Sioux Falls, SD

Reception for “Bog Cycles”

The Jeschke Fine Art Gallery on the campus of the University of Sioux Falls presents artwork by Alan Montgomery in an exhibition titled, “Bog Cycles.” The artwork will be on display January 3rd-March 30th with an opening reception for the artist scheduled from 4pm to 6pm on Thursday, February 9th in the Jeschke Fine Art Gallery.

Alan Montgomery’s inspiration for the “Bog Cycle” series began back in 1994 in graduate school reading the late Irish poet Seamus Heaney. Heaney’s seminal pieces on the Irish peat bog are a journey through time and space and a signifier of the Irish culture. Alan spent the early part of his life in Belfast, Northern Ireland, during the period known as the Troubles. Heaney wrote a number of bog poems during this time that reflect that time period, and the metaphysical, the ancient, and the richness of the Irish language and landscape. The patterns and rhythm of Heaney’s writing struck a chord in Alan. Rather than illustrating the poems, he interprets the written text through the visual language of design and art in an effort to better understand how meaning occurs in his own work.

Alan Montgomery is a Professor of Art in the College of Arts and Sciences in the Digital Arts and Design program at Dakota State University, Madison, SD. He is a recent recipient of the South Dakota Individual Artist Fellowship 2016-2017.

“Bog Cycles” is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.