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The 78th Annual Sioux Empire Fair is seeking entries for all categories.

SEE HANDBOOK for categories, rules, and other info.

Questions can be directed to the Arts Center Coordinator:
Wendy Sweeter
605-251-8497 (Home)
605-695-9819 (Cell)


For the May Art & Wine Walk, Young & Green Art (Jordan Thornton!) will be at Young & Richard’s Flowers in downtown Sioux Falls. She will be doing a printmaking related demo, launching a Kickstarter campaign, and will have work available for sale.

Find Jordan here:

Here’s the scoop— Jordan was offered a SWEET artist residency at Chulitna Lodge Wilderness Retreat in Alaska. She will be spending three weeks in this beautiful remote location off of Lake Clark, 180 miles SW of Anchorage starting on August 18. This residency will provide her with time and space to create artwork and explore new concepts and processes in the studio, as well as, take inspiration away from her surroundings.

However, to make this happen, she has some fundraising to do. She will need to come up with another $2500 towards residency fees and travel costs, and is using to make it all happen. Kickstarter is an online fundraising platform designed to provide creators with the resources and funding needed to make their ideas reality.

Kickstarter is all or nothing- you hit a funding goal or you don’t get anything. So let’s make it happen!!

Invite the world, and stay tuned for all the fun details!


May Drawing Schedule
Anna Youngers Studio
6th and Main

Figures and portraits with SD Symphony Orchestra players sitting in! They will be bringing their instruments, and possibly doing a little live playing while we do gestures.

TUES NIGHT (6:30-9:00pm)
May 2 (figure–Monica)
May 9 (artist portrait–Aaron SDSO viola player)
May 16 (figure–Hilary)
May 23 (artist portrait–Will SDSO flute player)

Below are dates that I have scheduled for my own studio pieces, you are welcome to join if you contact me ahead of time. Very limited space!

Private Studio Sessions (10:30am-1:00pm):
Thurs, May 4
Mon, May 15
Saturday, May 13 (10:00am-1:30pm)
Thurs, May 25

Contact Anna Youngers for more information.

Augustana Senior Art Show

Fri Apr 28th – Sat May 20th
Eide/Dalrymple Gallery, 2001 S Grange Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57197

Graduating art students at Augustana University will present their senior show April 28 through May 20 at the Eide/Dalrymple Gallery. On exhibit will be a wide variety of works including ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, painting, drawing, digital photography and graphic design.

“Trash Collage”  13″ x 10″  by Courtney Hardie (JAM’s very own intern!)

Senior Artists:
Jada Arnott, an art and anthropology major from Sioux Falls
Noah Fisher, an art, anthropology and English major from Cannon Falls, Minnesota
Courtney Hardie, an art major with an entrepreneurship minor from Watertown, South Dakota
Tyler Johnson, a pre-professional art and K-12 education major from Luverne, Minnesota
Joseph Keating, an art and anthropology major from Sioux Falls
Samantha Levisay, an art and K-12 education major from Harrisburg, South Dakota
Ella Ng, an art major with a French minor from Hong Kong
Carl Norquist, an art and English major from Northfield, Minnesota
Evan Richards, an interdepartmental studies major with emphases in art, business and philosophy from Le Mars, Iowa
Julie Vu, an art and journalism major from Hanoi, Vietnam

The seniors will give artist talks at 7:30 p.m. at the opening awards reception on April 28, which will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Please, join us for an evening of food, conversation and a celebration of these seniors and the future of the visual arts.

This exhibition is generously sponsored by the families of Palmer Eide and Ogden Dalrymple for whom we are deeply grateful.


Earth Day 
Saturday, April 22, all weekend

“UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, norhing is going to get better. It’s not.”

Join many others during Earth Day weekend by coloring walks with chalk. The #TruffulaTreeProject is meant to inspire the love from the beloved story “The Lorax.”
Cover walks with colorful Truffula Trees, take pics and post to social media with #TruffulaTreeProject.


VAC Artist Advisory Council Call for Applicants

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


  •  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.

Why You Should Attend One of Reina Okawa’s Origami Folding Parties

You may remember the waterfall of 1,000 origami cranes greeting you in the spiral staircase of Sioux Falls’ Washington Pavilion. Hung from the towering ceiling, this giant mobile transformed the Pavilion into a whimsical realm of color and texture. The installation was created a few years ago by local artist, Reina Okawa, who worked collaboratively with volunteers to produce the gargantuan work. Continue reading Why You Should Attend One of Reina Okawa’s Origami Folding Parties


Featured Member Reception March 3, 2017 5-8 PM

Guest Artist Reception March 3, 2017 5-8 PM