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CFA: Voyage FCU Gallery

Voyage Federal Credit Union at Dawley Farms is searching for the next artist to fill their new gallery walls. The art has to be appropriate for a corporate setting, but various mediums are welcome (paintings, photography, sculptures, drawing, etc). The gallery is very open, and can easily handle 15-20 large pieces upwards of 6X6 or dozens of smaller pieces. They would love to check out your art, have you check out the space, have a combined show with another artist, or do a transfer show.

Contact Molly Brown at or text 605-413-0096.



Art Maze II

A broad-shouldered man’s silhouette uses a screwdriver to open a sewing machine, presenting for his minor audience the inner mechanical workings before a curtain closes as swifty as it opened.

Stark, black coated walls light up with neon splatter paintings, changing perceptions with a flicker of lights.

A 22-year old man wanders through a hallway covered in flashing, colored lights endlessly reflected by tinfoil covered walls.

This, is Art Maze II.

Last weekend, Sioux Falls artists gathered at Exposure Gallery & Studios to present a two-floor interactive series of installations, portraits, and paintings.

Roughly 40 local artists worked in collaboration to fill every hallway, studio and corner with creations, produced using graffiti, charcoal, photography, duct tape, performance art, and everything in between…

via SDPB. To view more, click here.


  • Emergency Medical Services for Children is looking for artists to participate in a sidewalk chalk art competition to raise awareness for the importance of seat belt use. Nine artists will be selected via email submission. This campaign is scheduled to work in tandem with Downtown Riverfest and the public will be invited to vote for their favorite work on Saturday, August 19 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.  For more information, click here.
  • Deadline July 31 2017

CFA: First Exhibit for Newly Renovated Brookings Arts Council

Contact person: Heather Kuhlman (Kallhoff), Executive Director 605-692-4177

605-881-7356 (cell)

First Exhibit for Newly Renovated Brookings Arts Council- 41st Annual Fine Arts Exhibit and Deadline Announced

After nearly 10 months of renovation the Brookings Arts Council is excited to reopen and host our first exhibit, the 41st Annual Fine Arts Exhibit in early August. The rules and entry forms for Fine Arts Exhibit and Competition are now available online at the Brookings Arts Council website as the building is not open just yet. We anticipate with the excitement of the re-opening this exhibit will be bigger and better than ever!

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, August 4th at 5 pm and the exhibit will officially open August 19th. The artists’ reception will be held Thursday, August 10 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

Alexa’s Picks: You’ll find a lot more than fireworks this week

Celebrate our country’s independence Tuesday at the 4th of July Family Parade and Picnichosted by the mayor’s office. The parade kicks off at 10 a.m. along Phillips Avenue followed by a free lunch at 11 a.m. for the first 5,000 attendees in Falls Park. The program will include a presentation of flags, singing of the national anthem and a welcome by the mayor. The Sioux Falls Municipal Band and Mogen’s Heroes will perform. Info at

At night, join the Jaycees at the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds for their 50th annual Fourth of July Celebration. The night features kids activities and live music. A 20-minute-long fireworks show is scheduled to go off at 10 p.m. The event is free, and lawn chairs are welcome. Info at

The Parks and Recreation Department is setting up a Pop-up Park at the Phillips Avenue Plaza to celebrate National Park and Recreation Month. Events begin at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday with Play a Park Game and continue through July. Info at

Hot Harley Nights is coming to town Thursday through Sunday and is headquartered at J&L Harley-Davidson, where events are scheduled all weekend. Hundreds of motorcycles will parade downtown Saturday for a night of live music and more. Info at

The monthly and free Downtown Block Party is this Friday at 5:30 p.m. on the Eastbank. The music lineup includes Taylor Riley, Rich Show & The Working Poor and Erik Koskinen. There will also be kids activities and vendors. Info at

Exposure Gallery and Studio is bringing Art Maze II to the L’Abri building downtown, located at 401 N. Phillips Ave. More than 30 artists are transforming the office space into a temporary art gallery for two nights only. The show opens at 5 p.m. Friday….

via The Argus. To view more, click here.

Artist creating sidewalk art cartoons

A pop-up park is headed to Phillips Avenue right alongside The Diner, and artist Jason Folkerts has been decorating the sidewalk with chalk art cartoons.

He will be wrapping up his installation on Sunday, so stop by to watch him work. If you miss him, this Friday Folkerts will be right outside the KSFY studio starting at noon for Fridays On the Plaza!

via KSFY. To view more, click here.

2017 Arts Education Institute

JULY 17-20, 2017

The annual Arts Education Institute (AEI) offers professional development in arts and learning for all South Dakota teachers and administrators Pre-K through 12th grade.

AEI offers an educational and fun-filled week of learning to infuse the arts into classrooms and curriculum development.
This year hands-on art and music workshops offer many opportunities for all Pre-K through 12th grade educators
July 17-20 at Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota.

You DO NOT need to be an educator to attend AEI, we encourage everyone to attend.

AEI is offered for up to two graduate, undergraduate recertification (CEU) or career technical (CTE) credits.


Apply for Artists “Get Ready” Grants

Artists “Get Ready” Grants

In 2017, CERF+ will award “Get Ready” Grants of up to $500 to individual artists and up to $1,500 to groups of artists in two grant cycles. The “Get Ready” Grant Program encourages awareness of and provides funding for artists to conduct activities that will help safeguard their studios, protect their careers and implement other safety measures to help artists build and sustain strong and resilient careers. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis.


Grant Cycle 1
Applications submitted by August 15, 2017
Award announcement: September 1, 2017

Grant Cycle 2
Applications submitted by November 15, 2017
Award announcement: December 1, 2017


Hegg Memorial Photography Call

Request for Proposal

Artwork for Hegg Memorial Health Center Avera


Hegg Memorial Health Center Avera is in the process of building an addition to their existing facility in Rock Valley, IA. HMHCA is desirous of appropriate artwork to place throughout the building, in prominent locations and in the transitional hallway between the public lobby and clinical departments. The facility is scheduled to open in early 2018.

Mission and Vision

The development of this addition is in keeping with the mission of Avera Health as well as the mission of HMHCA:

“Avera is a health ministry rooted in the Gospel. Our mission is to make a positive impact in the lives and health of persons and communities by providing quality services guided by Christian values.”

“We serve together to heal body, mind, and spirit. To improve the health of our community and to be good stewards of the resources entrusted to us.”

Scope of Building

The new building will be home to several clinics, new inpatient rooms, a new surgical suite, a new emergency department and new lab and radiology suites. There will also be a new kitchen and dining area.

Art Location

The intent of this RFP is to obtain artwork that will be unique in its application within the facility. This particular call is for photography only that can be placed behind glass and within a frame. HMHCA Art Committee will have final rights on placement of all artwork.

Statement of Interest

Individuals wishing to respond to this RFP for the photography pieces must submit a written and/or electronic statement of their interest and intention by Friday, June 30, 2017, no later than 12 NOON to:

Angela Storm

Interior Designer


*Statement of intent is simply to note that you are interested in participating and that you can meet the deadlines set below.

*Proposals without a statement of intent will not be accepted

*No verbal statement of intent will be accepted

*Photographers do not need to reply at this time

Artistic Theme

HMHCA is proud of its partnership with Avera. These two organizations have a long history of ministry and service to the people of the Midwest. More information on their history and sponsorships can be found at and

*Descriptor words specific to the artwork:

*Local Imagery

*Rural and Farm Life

*Nature – Living World

*Faith Based Imagery

*Diversity/Hispanic culture

*Community Life, People and Activities

Submission of Proposal

Proposals must be submitted to Avera no later than Friday, July 21, 2017, no later than 12 NOON. Submissions will not be accepted after this deadline. All proposals should include the following:

Contact information on the photographer
Ability to make the November 17, 2017 deadline to framer
No more than a 1 paragraph portfolio of relevant experience
Dimensions of the images – images should be either 16×24 or 20×30 printed. If sizing is different please indicate on the specific images.
Budget for the image, by size and material to be printed on, without framing. All framing will be determined by the HMHCA Art Committee and purchased separately. Please include any shipping or delivery charges.
Electronic submissions will not be accepted
All physical prints must be labeled and easily identifiable. We will use your labeling as a way of ordering. Physical prints can be whatever size you feel will best represent your work.
Submissions will become the property of HMHCA and will not be returned

Submissions may be hand delivered to:

Plaza 2

4th Floor Facility Development, Suite 403 (entrance in skywalk)

Attn Angela Storm

1301 S Cliff Ave

Sioux Falls, SD 57105

Submissions to be mailed should be addressed to:

Avera McKennan Hospital

Attn: Angela Storm Facility Development

1325 S. Cliff Avenue

Sioux Falls, SD 57105

*Electronic submissions will not be accepted for this call. Please provide physical images for the committee to review.

Site Visits and Questions

Questions, with respect to this RFP, should be directed to Angela Storm 605-322-7837 or via email at Angela.storm@avera.og. Should a site visit be required, it will be scheduled through Angela and only available for contracted artist(s).


HMHCA has established a budget for the photography submissions at a, not to exceed, $300 per image, unframed. Exceptions for panoramic images may be considered.

Selection Process

The Selection Committee consists of members of the Hegg Memorial Health Center Administration, staff, and architectural and design consultants to HMHCA as well as Art Therapy staff. This committee will review the submitted proposals from each artist/artistic team, make their final selections and then enter into a contract with the selected artist/artistic team.

Avera Art Committee Philosophy Key Points:

Local Images and familiar geography
Nature / Farm imagery / Water, scenery, living trees and living plants.
Color is important and desirable, brighten up not muted.
Look for images that provoke powerful words like growth, faith, hope and transformation.
Images that speak to spirituality / faith based
Images that reflect our growing diversity / Positive reaction to Hispanic and Central American Immigrants
Images of our normal daily lives (sporting events, harvest, planting etc).
People are comfortable with the familiar.
Avoid images of sunsets and roads leading to nowhere.
Are relationships appropriate?
Avoid images that show weather extremes (too much snow and ice or too much dry and parched land).
Incorporate Mission “We Serve together to heal body, mind, and spirit. To improve the health of our community and to be good stewards of the resources entrusted to us”

Thank you,

Angela Storm

Avera Interior Designer

“No-Tipsy” picnic holders save the day (or, at least, the beer)

Every picnic basket needs some “No-Tipsy” bottle holders made with BUTTONS from your stash.

I once heard Elizabeth Zimmermann call a knitting method an “un-vention” — meaning she couldn’t be sure that process was never done before, but it came from an original thought of her own, based on applied, practical experience.

That’s exactly how I developed these “No-Tipsy” holders to keep bottles from falling over when the lawn is not perfectly flat. I’ve seen commercial versions used to support wine glasses.

Here’s how to make your own!

via Things mom saved.