Local Perspectives

May 16 - August 9, 2020 (Opening Reception: Friday, May 15, 5:00 - 7:00 pm)

Local Perspectives is a return to a successful series of juried exhibitions that ended in 2004. The goal is to show as much of our local creativity as we can fit in our largest space, the Main Gallery. Artists of all backgrounds, 18 and over, from within 50 miles of Sioux City are invited to submit up to 3 artworks for consideration. A maximum of 50 artworks will be selected for the exhibition. Works in all media are acceptable (please note: artists who use electronic equipment to present their work should be prepared to supply the necessary equipment). The Art Center’s recently retired director, Al Harris-Fernandez, will serve as the juror of the exhibition. Awards will be offered to the artworks judged to be 1st ($500), 2nd ($300), and 3rd ($200).

Local Perspective: Artist - Jane Allard

Local Perspective: Artist - John Banasiak

Local Perspective: Artist - Brian Joel Damon

Local Perspective: Artist - Bob Gillespie

Local Perspective: Artist - Tom Kleber

Local Perspective: Artist - Klaire Lockheart

Local Perspective: Artist - Terri Parish McGaffin

Local Perspective: Artist - Megan O'Connor

Local Perspective: Artist - Denice Peters

Local Perspective: Artist - Johntimothy Pizzuto

Local Perspective: Artist - Amy Thompson


March 15, 2020                 Deadline for entries

March 27, 2020                 Artists notified of jury decision by email

April 24, 2020                   Work must be received by this date at the Sioux City Art Center

May 15, 2020                     Opening reception for exhibition with talks and awards announcements

May 16, 2020                     Exhibition opens during regular hours

August 9, 2020                  Last day of exhibition

August 28, 2020                All works from exhibition must be picked up by artists by this date


Artists should email or use a file transfer service to send the following to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:

  • Images of 1-3 artworks. Artists may submit 2 different views of each 3-dimensional artwork. This means sculptors may submit up to a total of 6 images. Images should be jpeg files no larger than 2MB in size. Image filenames should be Artist last name_checklist number (for example, Smith_1).
  • Numbered checklist of images, with title, date, medium/materials, and dimensions. Please indicate if the artwork is part of a series. If an image is a second view of a 3-dimensional work, the info can be listed as “alternative view of _______ (Artwork Title).”
  • Artist’s mailing address and preferred method of contact.
  • There is no application fee.