Popular Artists and Holiday Programs Featured in Visual Arts Center

December 16, 2020

Sioux Falls, SD Thanks to an expansive array of exhibitions from well-known artists along with two holiday opportunities for children, it is a great time for families and adults to visit the Visual Arts Center in the Washington Pavilion. 

“We have a robust line up of exhibitions in the Visual Arts Center for the community,’ said Brandon Hanson, Director of Museums.” From the incredible talent of our local universities featured in the Young Artists Gallery, to the challenging and relevant concepts presented in Isolation, to the unique furniture design presented with Woodwerks, these exhibitions are moving and memorable.”

Several new features include sculptures from Stephen Clausen, video and electronic signage art from Zach Gabbard, works from area college professors Ceca Cooper, Nick Poppens and Joe Schaeffer and pieces from the Northern Plains Tribal Art Collection.

The Everist Gallery offers an eclectic exhibition of South Dakota artists including Paul Schiller, Mary Groth, Liz Hereen, Jim Sturdevant and many more. The exhibition was commissioned by the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation to illuminate of power of art and philanthropy.

Anna Reich’s exhibition There May Be More Beautiful Times is a collection of unrelated works from previous and ongoing research projects. Each photo was chosen based on its personal or intellectual contribution to the outlook of “There may be more beautiful times, but this one is ours.” 

In addition to the exhibitions listed below, the Raven Children’s Studio is displaying Santa’s Workshop for children to draw holiday pictures or write a letter to the North Pole. Throughout December, programs and activities will be available including visits from Mrs. Claus.

Current Exhibitions:

Stephen Clausen: Woodwerks (an exhibit of sculptural furniture)    
Shultz Gallery

Northern Plains Tribal Art: Works from the Collection    
Egger Gallery

Anna Reich: There May Be More Beautiful Times
Bates Trimble Gallery

Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation: Agents of Change    
Everist Gallery

Ceca Cooper, Nick Poppens and Joe Schaeffer: Isolation
Contemporary Gallery

Zach Gabbard: A Sure Sign (Business as Usual)
Jerstad Gallery

University of Sioux Falls Students: New Normal
Young Artists Gallery

White Christmas
Entrance Gallery

For additional information on each exhibition, please visit washingtonpavilion.org/attractions/art.

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. 

Thanks to new exhibits and continuous updates, no two visits to the Washington Pavilion are the same. It is a great time to buy a membership with a holiday special running that starts as low as $4.79 per month. Enjoy free, year-round museum access along with other amazing benefits. 

For more information, call the Box Office at 605-367-6000 or visit washingtonpavilion.org. Admission is free to Washington Pavilion members. Daily admission rates apply for non-members.

About the Washington Pavilion
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 Community Education ensures that people of all ages and walks of life can rely upon the Washington Pavilion to inspire, educate, entertain and enrich. There is, indeed, something for everyone here. For information about our programs, please call (605) 367-6000 or visit our website at www.washingtonpavilion.org.