Future Exhibitions

The Briar Cliff Review Exhibition 2018

Mark Kochen Machine Painting number x 1


April 19 – July 8, 2018

Reception: Thursday, April 19, 6:00-8:30pm

The Sioux City Art Center is pleased to present this exhibition of artworks by local, regional and national artists, which were selected for the 2018 edition of The Briar Cliff Review, Briar Cliff University’s award-winning journal celebrating its 30th year. This impressive annual publication focuses on poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and art. The opening of this exhibition coincides with the release of Volume 29 of the Review.

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Of Sticks and Stones: Sculptures by Jeff Baldus

Jeff Baldus Orb 5


May 19 – September 5, 2018

Reception: Friday, May 18, 5:00-7:00pm

Sioux City artist Jeff Baldus is familiar to many in our community. He has made some of our region’s most consistently elegant pottery for many years. However, Jeff expanded his artistic output greatly during his time in graduate school at the University of South Dakota, where he completed his degree in 2012. He has found great beauty and meaning in the simplest and humblest of natural objects, from fallen branches to stones. Using a variety of sculptural skills, Jeff transforms decaying sticks into majestic bronzes or combines clay and wood to make large, stone-like, ceramic orbs. In 2017, he received a grant from the Iowa Arts Council to support the production of many of the cast metal sculptures included in this exhibition.

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