Category Archives: #siouxfallsartists


Our fantastic board of directors steers our nonprofit, and we are currently seeking to fill empty positions.  No matter your skill set or trade, if you have a passion for community and the arts, we would love to have you sit at the table with us.

• Up to 8 hours of your time a month (includes monthly meeting)
• Ability to afford the JAM VIP Membership ($25/month, or $250 one-time annually)

Drop off or email us an APPLICATION at We can’t wait to hear from you!

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?


  • 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 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


5PM | August 1, 2018

Ashli Danilko | 605-660-9821

CFA: 42nd Annual Fine Arts Exhibit

42nd Annual Fine Arts Exhibit and Deadline Announced


The Brookings Arts Council is excited to release the Call for Art for the 42nd Annual Fine Arts Exhibit in early August. The rules and entry forms for Fine Arts Exhibit and Competition are now available online and at the Brookings Arts Council. We always look forward to seeing the art submitted to this exhibit as it is always amazing!

This annual exhibit is open to residents of South Dakota, 18 and older. All media, with the exception of photography, are eligible. There is a limit of two pieces per artist and the work must have been completed within the past two years. The entry fee is $20.00 per piece with cash prizes awarded to the top four pieces.

The deadline for entering is Friday, July 27th at 5 pm and the exhibit will officially open August 1st. The artists’ reception will be held Thursday, August 2nd from 4:30 to 6:30pm with awards being presented starting at 5pm.

The Brookings Arts Council is open Tuesdays through Saturdays, Noon to 5. There is no admission charge. For more information or copies of the form, contact 605-692-4177, email at , stop in at 524 4th Street in Brookings or check the website at

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.



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
(Corner of 6th & Main)

6:30-9:00 pm
Easels provided
Limited space—send a reply to RSVP!
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:





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



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.


Since one of our very own is a nominee in the Helpline Center’s Spirit of Volunteerism Awards coming up May 10,  what better time than to feature her in our Volunteer Spotlight for the month? We are so glad to have you in the JAM family, and grateful for all that you do for us, Shanda! It is passionate, creative, community-focused art advocates like you that make us who we are.

Tell us a little bit about yourself?:

I am a Minnesota girl, born and raised. I have lived in Mesquite, Nevada, a small desert town, and in Las Vegas, a not-so-small desert town (that is where booth my kids were born). I have a son and a daughter, and when we’re not busy with hockey, or my daughter’s sports, we love to go to the Washington Pavilion, Museum of Visual Materials and all the great parks. I love to bake and make healthy comfort food.

How long have you been a volunteer at JAM? 

I have been a volunteer at JAM for 10 months now.

What do you do at JAM?

I do a few different things at JAM. First, I am the Volunteer Coordinator, and do a training class every other Sunday at 11:00 am and every other Monday At 11:00 am and 6 pm (those times will change in the future). Second, I volunteer in the store one day a week putting away donations, talking about JAM to customers that stop in for the first time, and help people with their shopping. It’s great because my kids can come with me, and it gives them a chance to gain some good work skills and a work ethic, as well as make cool things. When I was able to, I would be at JAM almost everyday. It was great. Third, I love going to events around town during the summer and working our booth, talking about JAM and doing crafts.

How did you hear about JAM, and what made you get involved?

I heard about JAM by stopping in one day after driving by it for almost a year, and thinking it was another pricey art store I could not afford. Boy, was I wrong. I was amazed by all the different supplies you can get, and I could afford everything in the store. When I started shopping there it was during a rough time in my life, and it became my happy place. I started slowly thinking of doing art again. At that time I was just crafting for my kids’ birthday parties. I started volunteering because I was in there so often, and knew Jess needed help. I wanted to be involved with such a cool place, and have been helping at least once a week ever since.

What is your favorite part about volunteering at JAM?

I love when people come into JAM for the first time and are excited about the store; they think its such a cool idea. I also love hearing the cool projects and ideas people have, and what they are making with our stuff. And I love doing JAM booth events, and sharing JAM with everyone.

What would you tell someone who is thinking about volunteering at JAM?

Stop thinking and start doing! We offer a training class once a week at different times, and it’s between 30 minutes to an hour. We are always in need of volunteers. We have so many different tasks that need to be done that anyone can find something they will enjoy sharing their time doing. You can be in the store and run it, you could put donations away, clean up the backroom, sort through boxes. You can lead birthday parties/craft parties, lead/help art camps for kids, and that is naming just a few things to do. We ask for 8 hours a month, but if all could do is an hour a month that would be great, too. It is such a great place to be, and you will meet awesome people.

What is your art background?

Besides high school art classes, I am a self-taught artist and learning every day. I read a lot of art books of all kinds about everything. I do mixed media, and really love working with chalk. I also make rugs and pillows using old clothing. I am just getting out there in the art community.

Any projects that you are currently working on?

I am going to start selling my rugs and other crafts, as well as my art pieces. So, I have been working on perfecting my craft and art skills.