Past Exhibitions

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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Glenda Drennen

Drennen Rue Rutabaga


January 20 – April 22, 2018

Glenda Drennen, a native of South Dakota, now resides in Sioux City, IA. She maintains Watermark Studio where she creates original watercolors and water media paintings. Her creativity was already apparent in childhood, and she has been painting watercolors professionally for nearly 40 years. This award wining artist has earned signature membership in the Iowa Watercolor Society and Watercolor USA, Springfield, MO. She is a popular, sought-after watercolor workshop instructor. She has become one of the most popular teachers at the Art Center. If you haven’t taken a class with her, this exhibition of her recent paintings might just inspire you.

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Anna Reich: The grass outside our homes

Anna Reich Veterans 6


November 11, 2017 – February 4, 2018

Anna Reich is Assistant Professor of Photography at Augustana University in Sioux Falls. The exhibition contains selections from two series of documentary photographs she has taken of military personnel. One presents scenes imagined by young soldiers prior to basic training; the second visits retired soldiers many years after their war experiences.

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