ARTcetera '19

Hill

 

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 www.siouxcityartcenter.org, or at the Art Center.

E Pluribus Unum

Mary Ann Strandell Many Monsters 995

 

July 21 – February 3, 2019

E pluribus unum, the traditional motto for our country, is also a great idea for the creation of art. One of the principles of art and design is unity, the sense that all parts of an artwork are working together smoothly for the benefit of the overall work. One way for artists to achieve unity is by using repetition and pattern. The repeating elements can be as basic as lines, colors, and shapes; or it can be subtler or more complex. The artworks included in this exhibition represent diverse ways in which repetition and pattern can be used to create more visual excitement while also creating more cohesion.

 

 

 

 

 

Artists on view:
Martin Barooshian
Mark Thayne Bowden
John Bowitz
Gary R. Bowling
Larry Bradshaw
Jeff Freeman
C. Dennis Guastella
Gerald Guthrie
John Himmelfarb
Dan F. Howard
Jasper Johns
Mark Kochen
Lucien M. Koonce
Susan Moss
Doug Ohlson
Cathy Palmer
Ed Paschke
Louis James Picek
Sheryl Piere
Bridget Riley
David Sebberson
Jeanette Sloan
Mary Ann Strandell
Sharon E. Sutton
Wilbert Verhelst
Barbara Veroeven
Grant Wood

The Center of Attention

Ernest Trova Falling Man Series Index 974

 

August 18 – November 25, 2018

Artists have a variety of methods for guiding our eyes around the surfaces of their artworks. Lines, colors, textures, and shapes are just a few of the devices that artists can use to direct, or at least to encourage, our vision to follow a preset course. Of course, if an artist wants us to really look at something, s/he can either put that something right in the center of whatever surface is being used or create a clear and symmetrical composition. The question becomes, then, what should our eyes see when guided toward the center of the artwork. The wide artworks selected for this exhibition will help reveal the variety of visual experiences that are possible when we stare straight ahead.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artists on view:
George Ames Aldrich
Jay Paul Bell
Neil Christenson
Marie J. Christian
Dennis Dykema
James Eisentrager
Dan Howard
Jan Hyden
Andrew Langoussis
Deborah Murphy
Carol P. Popham
Ben Pratt
Ann Royer
Larry Schulte
Gerald Swigger
Nan Wilson

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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