Past Exhibitions

Of Sticks and Stones: Sculptures by Jeff Baldus

Jeff Baldus Orb 5


May 19 – August 5, 2018

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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The Briar Cliff Review Exhibition 2018

Mark Kochen Machine Painting number x 1


April 19 – July 8, 2018

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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Icons, Elizabethans, and Elegies for a Mad King: Paintings by Steve Joy

Cardinal Espana


February 3 – May 6, 2018

Reception: Saturday, February 3, 5:00-7:00 pm

Steve Joy was born in England in 1952 and has lived and worked in places throughout the world. Though he moved “permanently” to the United States in 1998, when he became curator at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, he continues to travel extensively and maintains a home/studio in Cornwall, England. Since 2003, he has maintained a studio in Omaha. 

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Youth Art Month: Elementary 2018

London Vergith


February 17 - April 8, 2018

Reception: Sunday, February 18, from 1:30-3:00 pm

This is the 29th year of celebrating the creativity of children through our Youth Art Month Exhibition.

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 elementary schools. Selecting the work for the exhibition and determining awards this year will be Cory Knedler, Chair of the Art Department at the University of South Dakota. The Youth Art Month Exhibition is generously sponsored in part by Wells Fargo.

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Exhibitions by Year