May 21 – September 12, 2021
Sioux City Art Center Selects is a regional juried/curated exhibition with accompanying programing designed to create a meaningful experience for both the selected artists and the Art Center’s audiences. Nine artists, including one outstanding collaborate duo, were selected by the Art Center’s director, Todd Behrens, and curator, Mary Anne Redding, based on digital images of submitted artwork and exemplary artists’ statements. Specific selections for the exhibition were chosen during follow-up studio visits by the Art Center’s curator in extended conversation with the individual artists to ensure that the exhibition presented not only a cohesive body of work that best representing the artists’ current thinking and creative goals, but that all the artists chosen were in powerful ways speaking to current events: climate change, species extinction, the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic, the effects of technology on the human psyche not to mention the planet, and issues of global surveillance. Each of the presenting artists is making a unique contribution to issues of on-going importance through their artwork.
The Sioux City Art Center organized the inaugural Sioux City Art Center Selects exhibition in 2016, hosting a second installation in 2019. We are pleased to be presenting the third installation of the Sioux City Art Center Selects in 2021.
The 2021 installation includes these exceptional artists:
Jody Boyer, Council Bluffs, IA (Photography)
Lyn Corelle, Minneapolis, MN (Photography)
Nate Ditzler, Dubuque, IA (Ceramics)
Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez and Charley Friedman, Lincoln, NE (Installation)
Ann Marie McTaggart, Sioux City, IA (Painting)
Laura Nugent, Kansas City, MO (Painting)
Bart Vargas, Omaha, NE (Sculpture)
Joan Webster-Vore, Hudson, IA (Installation)
Sioux City Art Center Selects 2021 is supported in part, by a grant from the Iowa Arts council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.