South Dakota College Art Association Exhibition
South Dakota Art Faculty
Sen. Stan Adelstein & Lynda K. Clark Gallery
Closing Reception: Friday, October 23 | 5 - 7pm
This exhibit features work from university and college art faculty and staff from around the state. A closing reception will be held on Friday, October 23 from 5 - 7pm.
This statewide group exhibition is made up of 24 college and university art faculty members with a variety of mediums, subjects and techniques. SDCAA is made up of art faculty from colleges and universities in South Dakota. Every faculty member associated with a South Dakota university or college art program is invited to submit work to be juried for the exhibit.
The exhibition is in conjunction with the annual SDCAA conference, held this year in Rapid City at the Dahl Arts Center. The SDCAA Conference gives art and design faculty in higher education a chance to discuss issues of teaching, scholarship and professional standards affecting the arts and faculty in South Dakota’s higher education. Equally important is the opportunity to meet colleagues from other institutions, creating an opportunity to form an outstanding cadre of teaching professionals and friendships.
Exhibit generously sponsored by Denny Gemeny, Lynda Clark Adelstein, SDCAA, South Dakota Arts Council and the Rapid City Arts Council.
August 7-27, 2015
First Friday Reception: August 7, 6-10pm
Given the long history of artists who have created work about nature and their environment, Navigating the Natural seeks to highlight how artists are finding new ways to respond to nature today. The 29 pieces exhibited in Navigating the Natural as well as a juror spotlight exhibition of Nicole Pietrantoni’s work shows how artists critically reflect humans’ changing relationship to an ecologically complex and increasingly fragile world.
Nicole Pietrantoni, artist and Assistant Professor of Art at Whitman College.
The following works will be exhibited in Navigating the Natural
Michael Baum, Heart to Heart 2. Day 1-2 120 miles, Spearfish to Sage Creek
Michael Baum, Heart to Heart 6. Day 6 80.5 miles, Big Bend Dam to Huron
George Bedell, Fin Soup
George Bedell, Crow / Boat
Sarah Bielski, Blacktop/Greentop
Sarah Bielski, Yawn
Nicole Geary, A Fossil Experience
Nicole Geary, Memory Core
Michael Kaster, Antelope Island
Ann Marie Kennedy, Field Studies (March, 2014)
Ann Marie Kennedy, Field Studies (pages)
Elaine Kinnaird, Seed Bundle 2
Gerard Lange, Seed Pod Books
Margaret Leininger, The Whole 9 Yards
Margaret Leininger, Landscape
Mimi Logothetis, bottled water
Amanda Maciuba, Rural Purgatory
James Mullen, Bonsai Quarry
James Mullen, Earthroom
Mark Nystrom, Winds / April 3, 2015 / Boone, NC
Mark Nystrom, Winds / October 27, 2010 / Boone, NC
Joseph Ray, Pretense I
Joseph Ray, Pretese II
Kathleen Thum, Shan Shui
Kathleen Thum, Distillation
Jayne Walther, Oblivious
Tracy Wascom, Homestead Air Force Base, Dade County, FL
Tracy Wascom, Refuse Hideaway Landfill, Middleton, WI
On January 1, 2014, Frank Juarez Gallery and Greymatter Gallery launched the 365 Artists 365 Days Project to the world. What started as a way to spotlight contemporary artists daily from across the country blossomed into getting the attention of artists from across the globe such as Germany, Slovenia, Australia, Russia, London, Israel and the United Kingdom.
I was fortunate to be featured at 365 Artist on June 2, 2015. View post HERE
The Wind River Range [or "Winds" for short], is a mountain range of the Rocky Mountains in western Wyoming. The range runs roughly NW-SE for approximately 100 miles [161 km]. The Continental Divide follows the crest of the range and includes Gannett Peak, which at 13,804 feet [4,207 m], is the highest peak in Wyoming. There are more than 40 other named peaks in excess of 13,000 feet [3,962 m]. With the exception of the Grand Teton in the Teton Range, the next 19 highest peaks in Wyoming after Gannett are also in the Winds.
Within the Winds, numerous lakes were formed by the glaciers and numerous cirques, or circular valleys, were carved out of the rocks, the most well known being the Cirque of the Towers, in the southern section of the range. Shoshone National Forest claims that there are 16 named and 140 unnamed glaciers just on the east side of the range for a total of 156, with another 27 reported by Bridger-Teton National Forest for the western slopes of the range. Several of these are the largest glaciers in the U.S. Rocky Mountains.
Looking back reflecting on the week skiing into the Wind River Range in Wyoming, new work and images to follow. Wanted to share some snap shot from the expedition, and of the ahkio drawings made by pulling the sledge through this terrain. Here is a sneak peek. Map below indicates campsite for three nites of the seven day trip.
I began working on this new drawing project over the course of spring break, which entailed creating a series of drawings through the use of a drawing apparatus pulled in a Paris Expeditions sledge. I have been referring to these as ahkio drawings. Ahkio is a Finnish term, derived from the Lappish word ‘akja,’ for an open, canoe-shaped sled. Diffused through Scandinavia, the ahkio was adopted by the military as an item of equipment for over-snow movement a vehicle of various forms, mounted on runners and often drawn by draft animals, used for traveling or for conveying loads over snow, ice, rough ground.
This exhibition features the artworks of ten contemporary artist couples with ties to South Dakota. Each of the twenty artists was asked to submit a work of their own representing their solo practice. Each couple was also challenged to create a new collaborative work together for the show. Some of the artists have collaborated with their partners in the past. For others, this merging of practices represents a new adventure and challenge in art-making.
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS/COUPLES INCLUDE:
Diana Behl / Andrew Kosten, Kristyn Weaver / Peter Reichardt, Mary Selvig / Marty Wanserski, Julie Punt / Gerry Punt, Amy Fill / Mike Hill, Patti Roberts-Pizzuto / Johntimothy Pizzuto, Sara Christensen Blair / Greg Blair, Karri Dieken / Michael Baum, April Holder / Hoka Skenandore, Sara Woster / Rob Fischer
South Dakota Art Museum
Taking advantage of a 70 degree day in December. Working on a new series of drawings while exploring the Wyoming, South Dakota state line. Mile maker zero, traveling to Alladin, Wyoming via Beulah and Redwater Creek Road.
A collection of studio photos, works in process, exhibition images, and additional visual residue from a contemporary artist at work.