Bruce Conner: A Limitless Circle

March 17, 2019 – April 5th, 2019 | john a. day gallery


The University Art Galleries are proud to present Bruce Conner: A Limitless Circle, an exhibition of lithographs by Bruce Conner (1933–2008). Bruce Conner was a pioneer in experimental film, collage, photography, conceptual works, and paintings. He challenged the limitations of medium, genre, and style, constantly breaking new ground. Bruce Conner: A Limitless Circle was organized in honor of a recent gift from the Conner Family Trust of twenty-one lithographs to the University Art Galleries permanent collection.

Reflections: Inspiration from new york city

2019 | gallery 110

Lindsay Seier   “It’s Okay To Not Be Okay,”

Lindsay Seier

“It’s Okay To Not Be Okay,”

Opportunities to travel and engage with works of art in person can be an important source of inspiration. As an intellectual and educational practice, travel allows students to analyze the technical and formal characteristics of individual works, evaluate curatorial practices, and experience new environments. The works displayed here draw their inspiration and subject matter from a diverse array of works, experiences, and ideas.

This juried exhibition features work inspired by a trip to New York City as part of the course “Art and Art History in New York City,”

Course Instructor and Curatorial Committee Advisor: Lauren Freese

Jurors: Lauren Freese and Johntimothy Pizzuto

Phyllis Packard: Against the wind

March 2019 | gallery 110

Phyllis Packard Weight of the World, 2016

Phyllis Packard
Weight of the World, 2016

Phyllis Packard: weaver / fiber artist for over fifty years.

“Recently resurrecting her career as a Fiber artist since retiring after a 25-year career in Waste Management, Long story there.   Her pieces have been exhibited in the past two Governor’s Biennials, at Arts Night 2019 – juror’s award, USD fine arts, Orange City Arts juried exhibition.

The arts have been a part of her life from an early age with an art Major in Junior High & High School and a BFA from Syracuse University in New York.

Her Arts career includes positions teaching Fiber arts at USD Fine Arts and Various Arts Disciplines at Yankton College, and Worthington Community College.  In between and during Ms. Packard/ Phyllis provided weaving experiences to over 60 communities / or schools through the SDAC AIS programs., which included teaching two years in prison.  She directed a prison industry entitled Black sheep weavers producing tapestries designed and woven by inmates.

She lives in Vermillion SD overlooking the Missouri River valley.”

(Un)Told Stories | Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Conference Exhibition 

March 7 – March 15, 2019 | john a. day gallery


The University of South Dakota Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program juried an art exhibition in conjunction with the biennial Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Research Conference. The exhibition was held in the John A. Day Galleries at the University of South Dakota March 7 - 15, 2019.

The 2019 conference theme is “(Un)Told Stories.” In the past year, the #MeToo movement catalyzed an international discussion about continuing widespread sexual harassment and sexual violence. It has also raised awareness about the context in which stories are told, heard or silenced. The 2019 conference sought work that grappled with the personal and societal politics of storytelling at the intersection of gender and sexuality and other marginalized group identities, both today and historically.

33rd Annual Stilwell Exhibition

January 25 – February 24, 2019 | Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: January 25, 2019, 6-8pm


The Stilwell celebrates and recognizes the diversity and quality of art created by USD students in the previous year through a peer-juried exhibition. Student work includes graphic design, photography, ceramics, sculpture, painting, printmaking and more.

Juried by Henry Payer

Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez:Palimpsests

December 14, 2018 – January 17, 2019  | Reception: January 17, 2019, 5pm - 7pm | John a. day Gallery


Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez is a Colombian contemporary artist who is currently based out of Lincoln, Nebraska. Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez holds a Masters degree from New York University; a BFA from Otis Art Institute and undergraduate studies from La Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia. Having grown up in Colombia and having migrated to the US as an adult, Friedemann-Sánchez makes work in two languages about the curious and intense experience of physically having migrated, yet having a piece of herself rooted in Colombia. Friedemann-Sánchez’s recent solo exhibitions have included: Steinbaum Gallery, Miami; Collette Blanchard Gallery, New York; Frost Museum, Miami; Galeria Diners, Bogotá; Cheryl Pelavin Fine Arts, New York; Sheldon Memorial Museum, Lincoln, Nebraska; Queens Museum of Art, New York; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Panamá.