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.

Youth Art Month Exhibition: High School Students

February 16 - April 14, 2019

The Art Center presents its annual celebration of Youth Art Month. This competitive exhibition attracts hundreds of entries from schools throughout Siouxland. Students competing in this year’s exhibition will come from area high schools. Selecting the work for the exhibition and determining awards this year will be Jeff Baldus, professor of art at Briar Cliff University. Youth Art Month Exhibition: High School Students is generously sponsored in part by Wells Fargo.

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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Permanent Collection On View

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The foundation of the Sioux City Art Center’s Permanent Collection began more than a century ago and now includes more than 1,000 artworks in a wide variety of mediums and styles. While many artists represented in the collection are nationally and internationally recognized, the heart of the Permanent Collection is artists from the Upper Midwest, many of whom have ties to Sioux City.

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