Pieces of the Puzzle: Artwork by Head Start Students

Head Start 21


January 30 – April 25, 2021

The Sioux City Art Center is pleased to present artworks created by the children who are supported by the Community Action Agency of Siouxland Early Childhood Programs. The Head Start Program supports learning for low-income children from the age of three until the child is age-eligible to begin kindergarten. Innovative learning is encouraged through play, creative expression, and guided activities.

The Briar Cliff Review Exhibition

April 22 – July 18, 2021

The Briar Cliff Review Exhibition includes artwork by local and regional artists featured in the 2021 edition of the Briar Cliff Review, Briar Cliff University’s award-winning journal of literature and the arts, now in its 33rd year. The Art Center installation is an exciting mix of artwork showcasing a diversity of media, style, and techniques from contemporary Midwestern artists.

Join us online for a digital reception featuring the visual artists and writers featured in this year’s Briar Cliff Review.

 Larry Roots Surroundings

Larry Roots, Surroundings


Join Briar Cliff University faculty, student editors, and exhibiting artists Thursday, April 22, 2021 @ 6:00 PM for readings of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction featured in the 2021 edition of the Briar Cliff Review, Briar Cliff University’s award-winning journal of literature and the arts, now in its 33rd year. This year's Briar Cliff Review Exhibition features artists from across the Midwest including Paul Chelstad (Sioux City), Dana Fritz (Omaha), Matthew Kluber (Cedar Rapids), Julie and Gerry Punt (Sioux Falls,) Thomas Gleaner (Brad Thomas) (Minneapolis), and Molly Wood (Des Moines), in the company of other talented artists. The artwork on view includes paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, and stoneware as well as mixed media pieces. 

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Siouxland Artists, Inc. Annual Competitive Exhibition

May 8 – August 8, 2021

Siouxland Artists, Inc. is a local arts organization dedicated to fostering the development of the visual arts and spreading the appreciation of art throughout the community. Members from the Tri-State are of Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota include amateur and professional artists working in a variety of media.                                

20 Artists, 20 Parks



January 30 - May 9, 2021

In her remarkable memoir, The Hour of Land, naturalist and author Terry Tempest Williams writes eloquently on the relevance of national parks marking the centennial of the National Park Service with a prescience that can be extended to all parks. 20 Artists, 20 Parks celebrates the state parks of Iowa that are also celebrating their centennial; Williams reminds us that parks are “portals and thresholds of wonder … breathing spaces for a society that increasingly holds its breath.” Iowa’s beautifully diverse state parks have inspired visitors from around the country ever since Backbone State Park, opened in Delaware County in 1920. A century later, the parks’ natural beauty remains a source of creative inspiration. Organized by the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs; the Iowa Department of Natural Resources; and Iowa State University, the exhibition at the Art Center is the fourth stop on the show’s statewide tour, after visiting Des Moines, Dubuque, and Clarinda. As its title suggests, the installation showcases artwork that 20 Iowa artists created during the summer of 2019 while working in 20 state parks to celebrate the state parks’ centennial anniversary. Selected artists – including students and faculty members from the Colleges of Design, Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University – worked closely with park rangers to learn about each parks’ unique ecosystem. “The artwork is as varied as the parks themselves, from the Maquoketa Caves to Stephens State Forest to Gull Point on Lake Okoboji,” said the Iowa Arts Council’s Veronica O’Hern, “Together the paintings, sculptures, textiles, photos, videos and other art forms capture the sights and sounds of these unique pockets of the Iowa landscape.”

Artist Carol Faber worked in Sioux City’s Stone State Park. An Associate Professor of Graphic Design at Iowa State University, she is interested in evoking” a sense of place through visual textures and surfaces.” Although she integrates both traditional and digital methodologies, she works mainly via digital manipulation as evidenced in Fall Prairie. The artist grew up in northwest Iowa, has a BA in studio arts with an emphasis in ceramic sculpture from Morningside College and both an MA and an MFA from Iowa State University. Faber might agree with Williams that “Wilderness is the source of what we can imagine and what we cannot – the taproot of consciousness.”