Current Exhibitions

ARTcetera '19



December 15, 2018 - March 10, 2019

ARTcetera ’19 is opening this winter! This exciting exhibition and auction is now in its fourth edition, bringing great, creative works by artists from Sioux City and across the upper Midwest. These artists are invited to participate by the Art Center based on their consistent quality and highly imaginative work

ARTcetera will open with a free preview reception, 5 -7 p.m. on Friday, December 14, 2018. This event will allow guests their first glimpse of all the artworks. The auction of all the artworks in ARTcetera will take place on the evening of Saturday, March 2, 2019. Net proceeds from the auction will benefit Art Center Association of Sioux City, the private organization that funds the exhibitions and programs of the Sioux City Art Center. While the auction has everything that the finest collectors might want—great art, delicious food and beverages, and an entertaining setting, ARTcetera is designed to appeal to art fans of all backgrounds, from avid collectors to people considering their very first art purchase.

Tickets to the ARTcetera benefit auction can be purchased in advance by contacting the Art Center at (712) 279-6272, by visiting the Art Center’s website at, or at the Art Center.

E Pluribus Unum

Mary Ann Strandell Many Monsters 995


July 21 – February 3, 2019

E pluribus unum, the traditional motto for our country, is also a great idea for the creation of art. One of the principles of art and design is unity, the sense that all parts of an artwork are working together smoothly for the benefit of the overall work. One way for artists to achieve unity is by using repetition and pattern. The repeating elements can be as basic as lines, colors, and shapes; or it can be subtler or more complex. The artworks included in this exhibition represent diverse ways in which repetition and pattern can be used to create more visual excitement while also creating more cohesion.






Artists on view:
Martin Barooshian
Mark Thayne Bowden
John Bowitz
Gary R. Bowling
Larry Bradshaw
Jeff Freeman
C. Dennis Guastella
Gerald Guthrie
John Himmelfarb
Dan F. Howard
Jasper Johns
Mark Kochen
Lucien M. Koonce
Susan Moss
Doug Ohlson
Cathy Palmer
Ed Paschke
Louis James Picek
Sheryl Piere
Bridget Riley
David Sebberson
Jeanette Sloan
Mary Ann Strandell
Sharon E. Sutton
Wilbert Verhelst
Barbara Veroeven
Grant Wood

Grant Wood

grant wood the corn roomFor the first time since 1992, Grant Wood’s Corn Room mural is shown in its entirety. An exhibition gallery was created in the summer of 2007 in the third-floor H. H. Everist Gallery for long-term display of the mural, while at the same time allowing the remaining Jensen and Terra galleries to be used for changing exhibitions. The special installation of the Grant Wood mural was funded by a donation from Bill Turner.

The Corn Room mural was one of four murals commissioned by Omaha businessman Eugene Eppley for his hotels in Council Bluffs, Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, and Sioux City. Originally part of the historical Martin Hotel, the Corn Room was created by Grant Wood in 1926, then lost for decades under paint and old wallpaper, only to be rediscovered in 1979.

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The Sioux City Camera Club - Macro



September 8 – November 25, 2018

Each year, the Art Center presents a thematic exhibition of photographs produced by the outstanding artists in The Sioux City Camera Club. This year’s theme is “macro,” in which the photographers will experiment with creating extreme close-ups.