UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA | ART GALLERIES
 

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS 

 

Mark Wilkens

June 1st, 2019 | Gallery 110

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New to the University Art Galleries Collections includes a substantial body of work from Sioux City artist, and USD alumni Mark Wilkens, graciously donated by his wife, Carmen L. Nochera-Wilkens. See an selection of this collection now on view in Gallery 110.

Governor’s 8th Biennial exhibition

AUgust 30th, 2019 - October 11th, 2019 | Reception: September 13th, 2019 5pm - 7pm | John a. Day Gallery

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“The South Dakota Governor’s Biennial is designed “to recognize and encourage South Dakota artists, to promote the artistic identity of South Dakota, to celebrate the cultural and artistic heritage and future of South Dakota, and to encourage a larger sense of community and connection across separate artistic communities within the state.”

The 8th Biennial begins at the South Dakota Art Museum (January 25, 2019 - April 20, 2019) before traveling to the Dahl Arts Center, Rapid City (May 3, 2019 - August 17, 2019); the John A. Day Gallery, Vermilion (Aug 30, 2019 - Oct 11, 2019); and the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science, Sioux Falls (Oct 26, 2019 - Jan 19, 2020).”

Henry Payer | Northern Plains Indian Artist in Residence Exhibition

October 16th, 2019 - November 13th, 2019 | Reception: October 18th, 2019 5PM - 7PM | John a. day gallery

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“Announcing the 2019 Northern Plains Indian Artist in Residence, Henry Payer, at the University of South Dakota”.

The (NPIAR) is funded by a generous grant from the Cargill Foundation the Contemporary Native Arts Program (CNAP) at the University of South Dakota. Payer’s work produced during his residency will be on exhibit in the John A. Day Gallery in the Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Art in Oct 16 through November 13, 2019. Join us for an opening reception on October 18, 2019, 5pm – 7pm. 

Henry Payer, Ho-Chunk, from Winnebago, Nebraska, is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Sioux City, Iowa. He received an MFA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI and a BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM.

Payer’s residency project will focus on the removal and relocation route of the Ho Chunk people from Wisconsin during the Dakota Uprising of 1862. Payer will travel to significant locations and collect materials from the Crow Creek area, down the Missouri River and ending at Winnebago, Nebraska.

“The land inspires and provides ideas, stories, and experiences. Using the collected site-specific materials and found objects from the landscape, I will create a body of mixed media paintings that explore an active way to map the landscape combining both perspective and place as a conceptual idea of our connection to the land, residence, and experience.”

University Art Gallery Acquisition Celebration

October 3rd, 2019 5pm-7pm | john a. day gallery

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BFA Reviews

November 27th, 2019 | 9AM - 5PM | John A. Day Gallery

As part of their program curriculum, all junior and senior BFA students must undergo a review of their work from faculty and peers. Participants will each display a small number of their work in the John A. Day Gallery in which to be assessed. During their specific allotted time each student presents a short introduction about themselves, a statement about their work, followed by critique and discussion from faculty and students.

Reviews will begin promptly at 9:00 am and will continue to 4:30 pm with a lunch break from 12 noon to 1:00 pm.  Breakfast refreshments will be provided. All are welcome to attend.

MFA Thesis Exhibition

December 2nd, 2019 - December 6th, 2019 | Reception: December 6th, 2019 5PM - 7PM | john a. day gallery

Hunter Smith | Sculpture

Joe Schaeffer | Graphic Design

bfa graduation exhibition

December 9th, 2019 - December 13th, 2019 | Reception: December 13th, 2019 5pm - 7pm | john a. day gallery

Artists to be announced.

Cameron Stalheim | As above, so below

December 18th, 2019 - January 17th, 2020 | Reception: january 17th, 2020 5pm - 7pm | john a. day gallery

Cameron Stalheim is best known for his queer, hyper-realistic depictions of mythological and fantastical creatures. His methods are as varied as his subjects, utilizing traditional sculptural techniques alongside new age digital applications. The resulting pieces have been described as bizarre yet beautiful, campy yet thoughtful. Stalheim’s sculptural work gives the false impression of the familiar while being utterly foreign in the everyday experience. Interested in macabre imagery and mental health, Stalheim regularly imparts a sense of humor and sensuality into his work.

Artist talk to be determined.

34th annual stilwell exhibition

January 24th, 2020 - February 21st, 2020 | Reception: january 24th, 2019 5pm - 7pm | john a. day gallery

The 34th annual Stilwell Student Awards Exhibition recognizes artistic talent and creative work from USD’s College of Fine Arts students. This year’s juror is Cameron Stalheim. Stalheim is a USD alumni, and sculptors of USD’s famous Legacy sculpture.

A reception and awards ceremony is scheduled for Jan. 24th, from 5-7PM. Winners in several art categories will be announced, including the Best of Show, Faculty Award, Art Department Chair’s Award, Gallery Director’s Award, College of Fine Arts Dean’s Award and the Gladys Stilwell Freshman/Sophomore Award. The ceremony is open to the public and free of charge.

The annual exhibition is named after USD’s former chair and professor of art Wilber Stilwell, his wife, Gladys and the Stilwell family, who continue to provide support for the exhibition. Stilwell joined the USD faculty immediately after receiving his master’s degree from the University of Iowa in 1941 and served as a member of the art faculty at USD for 32 years and as department chair for 26 years.

scholastic art and writing AWards

February 5th, 2020 - February 23rd, 2020 | Reception: February 23rd, 2020 1pm - 2pm, Awards 2pm - 3pm | Gallery 110

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Presented by the University of South Dakota Art and English Departments in partnership the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the 96th Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the country's longest-running and most prestigious scholarship and recognition program for creative students in grades 7–12. This year, nearly 340,000 works of art and writing were submitted nationally. Since the program’s founding in 1923, the Awards have fostered the creativity and talent of millions of students and include a distinguished list of alumni including Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Philip Pearlstein, and Sylvia Plath. More recently, Stephen King, Richard Linklater, Zac Posen, and Lena Dunham received Scholastic Art & Writing Awards when they were teens.

At the regional level, works earn Honorable Mention, Silver Key, or Gold Key distinction. Gold Key work advances to the national level where it is evaluated against others from across the country. National awards include Gold and Silver Portfolio, Gold and Silver Medal, and American Visions & Voices.

This exhibit features Gold Key art and writing submitted by students from across South Dakota.



mfa reviews

February 25th, 2020 | 9AM - 5PM | John A. Day Gallery

As part of their program curriculum, MFA students must undergo a review of their work from faculty and peers. Participants will each display a small number of their work in the John A. Day Gallery in which to be assessed. During their specific allotted time each student presents a short introduction about themselves, a statement about their work, followed by critique and discussion from faculty and students.

Reviews will begin promptly at 9:00 am and will continue to 4:30 pm with a lunch break from 12 noon to 1:00 pm.  Breakfast refreshments will be provided. All are welcome to attend.

Project ms: assembled reformation

March 2nd, 2020 - March 16th, 2020 | Reception & Award Ceremony: march 4th, 2020 5pm - 7pm | john a. day gallery

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Cindy Struckman-Johnson, USD Professor of Psychology, has collected over 100 MS. magazines and magazine covers from the 1970s-1980s.

Cindy graciously offered the collection to the University Art Galleries to be created into a series of art works made by USD students, alumni, and faculty.

The award winning pieces will then be donated to USD in the name of the Women’s Research Conference, of which Cindy has been involved since the 1980’s.

To apply to be a part of this exhibition, please contact Gallery Director Amy Fill at Amy.Fill@usd.edu or Gallery Assistant Courtney LaVallie at Courtney.LaVallie@coyotes.usd.edu



Ea Domke-Chase, Marla Klein, Dylan Daniels, & Cobi Moules | Group exhibition

March 20th, 2020 - April 10th, 2020 | Reception: March 31st, 2020 5pm - 7pm | John a. day gallery

This is a group exhibition featuring artists Ea Domke-Chase, Marla Klein, Dylan Daniels, and Cobi Moules.

The exhibition will coincide with the celebration of International Day of Visibility & USD Pride Week.

Artists talks/panels to be determined.

MFA Thesis Exhibition

april 13th, 2020 - april 17th, 2020 | Reception: april 17th, 2020 5PM - 7PM | john a. day gallery

Artists to be announced.

BFA Graduation Exhibition

april 20th, 2020 - april 24th, 2020 | Reception: april 24th, 2020 5pm - 7pm | john a. day gallery

Artists to be announced.

BFA Graduation Exhibition

april 27th, 2020 - may 1st, 2020 | RECEPTION: may 1st, 2020 5pm - 7pm | john a. day gallery

Artists to be announced.

BFA Graduation exhibition

May 4th, 2020 - May 8th, 2020 | Reception: may 8th, 2020 5pm - 7pm | john a. day gallery

Artists to be announced.