January 25, 2018

Sioux Falls, SD The Washington Pavilion Visual Arts Center (VAC) is pleased to announce its 2018 spring exhibitions. 

Jason Folkerts, Director of Exhibitions & Collections explains, “This spring, the Visual Arts Center is once again bringing high quality art to our growing community through a variety of forms and styles with the overarching goal that we can strike an inspirational chord in the soul of the visitor. With eight galleries, a sculpture garden and children’s studio – there is something for everyone.”

The Visual Arts Center will feature several new exhibitions including video artwork from the internationally recognized art collective Soda_Jerk, as well as art from local and regional artists, including Kimble Bromley of Pelican Rapids, MN and Dana Southerland of Vermillion, SD. 

The Permanent Collection exhibition titled I like it. What is it? offers patrons something new in abstract art. With artwork that reflects life across all our digital screens, and the unique experience of living on the Northern Plains, the Visual Arts Center provides patrons with a unique variety of art inspired by everyday life. 

Additionally, the Visual Arts Center has added daily educational and programmatic content, according to Folkerts, so that all ages can learn and grow with the impact of art. 

2018 Exhibition Calendar:

Perspective: Engaging Through Art, July 15, 2017 - February 11, 2018    
Egger Galley

Connie Herring: The Tiramisu Diaries, December 2, 2017 - March 18, 2018     
Shultz Gallery

Donald Montileaux: Transitions of Lifestyles: Drawings from Hides to Ledger Paper, December 9, 2017 – April 1, 2018     
Contemporary Gallery

Soda_Jerk: After the Rainbow, January 13 - April 15, 2018
Corner Gallery

I Like It. What Is It?, January 20 - July 8, 2018    
Permanent Collection Gallery

Arts Night: A Ripple Effect, January 27 - April 22, 2018    
Everist Gallery

Kimble Bromley: A Visit to Cuba, February 3 - May 13, 2018    
Jerstad Gallery

Northern Plains Tribal Art: Works from the Collection, February 17 - July 8, 2018    
Egger Gallery

Dana Sotherland: Exploration of Self, March 24 - June 24, 2018    
Shultz Gallery

Bria Shay Neff: Faces of the Endangered, April 6 – June 10, 2018
Entrance Gallery

Liz Miller: Duplicitous Diffusion, May 12 - July 29, 2018    
Everist Gallery

The Washington Pavilion Visual Arts Center, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, is dedicated to building, preserving and conserving its collections for both South Dakotans and worldwide audiences. It is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and on Sunday from noon - 5 p.m. On the first Friday of every month, the Visual Arts Center is open 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. 

Admission is free to Washington Pavilion members, as well as youth, ages 3-17, and those with student IDs or military IDs.

For additional information on each exhibition, please visit

The Washington Pavilion is the region’s home for the arts, entertainment and science. Located in a beautifully renovated historic building in downtown Sioux Falls, it is one of only a few facilities in the world to bring together under one roof the performing arts, visual arts and interactive science. The vast array of high quality programming and educational activities available through the Husby Performing Arts Center, Kirby Science Discovery Center, Visual Arts Center and the Community Learning Center ensures that people of all ages and walks of life can rely upon the Washington Pavilion to entertain, inspire, educate and enrich. There is, indeed, something for everyone here.  For information about our programs, please call (605) 367-7397 or, (toll free) at 1-877-Wash Pav or visit our website at