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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.

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

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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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.

STILL LIFE IN OIL WEEKEND WORKSHOP

WEEKEND WORKSHOP
– STILL LIFE IN OIL –

Classical Methods & Techniques of Still Life Painting

FEBRUARY 10-12
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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.

5 SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE!

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:
anna@annayoungers.com or (605) 929-5016

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

Design Center Emerging Artist Series CFA

Are you an Emerging Artist? The Sioux Falls Design Center is  currently taking submissions for their 2017 Emerging Artist Series. A reception will be held on the first Friday of the month, and the work will be featured for that month. Click here for Application and email the SFDC Director kellen@siouxfallsdesigncenter.org.cfa3

Art Moms and Friends Holiday Pop Up Shop

Come shop the area’s best makers and buy unique and affordable gifts for everyone on your list.

artinmediaDays:
November 16, 17, 18, and 19
November 25 and 26
November 30, December 1, 2, 3
December 7-21

Hours: 10 am – 5 pm

Located at Park Place Center
3101 W 41st St.
Next to Olive Garden and Fuddruckers

Contact Information:
Chantel Olson
Organization: Art Moms and friends Holiday Pop Up Shop
Phone Number: 605-351-4784
Email Address: chantel.art-moms@hotmail.com

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Artist’s Reception Sharon Wegner-Larsen

Event Location:
Rehfeld’s Art and Framing

Event Description:
Sioux Falls local artist, Sharon Wigner-Larsen will be displaying new paintings and drawings during her reception on Friday, August 5th, from 6-9pm.

Sharon’s work focuses on the scientific and biological elements in nature. Reminiscent of educational diagrams, her work combines illustration with fine art painting to create beautifully designed imagery.

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