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Craig Gray

Slices of Heaven

My philosophy is simple: Create art from the earth. Each piece is handcrafted. No two pieces are exactly alike. As unique as the rocks, trees, and land from which they came, the art I create is all made by my two hands in my studios in Key West, Florida. The goal of my art is to warm the creative soul and bring happiness to the heart.

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Sunny Han

Things to Remember

The point of constructing something is to move towards an increasingly elegant visual structure. My large-scale work fabricated from small repeated forms establishes a record of my physical labor in the fabrication experience, creating a permanent bond between the artwork and the artist as I develop and reform myself along with the material piece.

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Dan Johnson

Geckostein

Like the monster Dr. Frankenstein produced, I've used recycled steel to animate a new creature in Geckostein. Not a creature to be feared as much as respected, if treated right he will be of no menace to society. If teased, the rampage will be unstoppable.

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Steven Maeck

Totem

Since 2002, I have been designing and fabricating sculptural work either fully or partially composed of iron and steel. The focus of my recent work has been almost exclusively in the utilization of industrial detritus which I alter and/or recombine in such a manner as to create work that is not only resonant and original, but manifests the aura of having been created from base raw material, i.e. cast bronze. Of course, there is, and should be, at least a subliminal sense of the processed heritage of the metal.

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Craig Snyder

Twisted Sister

The duality of being human sometimes makes us dance with ourselves and twist to either conform or rebel and be ourselves.

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Will Vannerson

Borbor 7.1

I create tubular, biomorphic galvanized steel pieces whose formal underpinnings include roots, rhizomes, bones, entrails, and Gothic architecture. Conceptually, I’d say there is a bit of anxiety about health written into the work as well as fascination with incremental growth/decay and with the uncanny. The works named Borbor, of which there are about a dozen, take their name from “borborygmos,” an onomatopoetic Greek word still used by the medical community to refer to peristaltic noise, i.e. your innards gurgling.

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David Versluis

Network

As a sculpture off the pedestal, Network is a perforated black screen facade that internalizes the angles and patterns that are inherent in the sculpture. The screen effect allows visual access through the sculpture and integrates the background of the piece to its placement on the street or sidewalk.

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Bilhenry Walker

Synaptic Sinew Sequi V

2018 Invitational Artist Award

This sculpture is essentially a sculptural line drawing in space, rooted in the ground and extending to infinity. The tight configurations moving upward elevate the sculpture from being a mere armature to that of a solid muscular presence, flexing with controlled energy. Within the sculpture can be seen three sets of open trapezoids which are allusions to synapses carrying the nerve impulses through our bodies. These help to promote an illusion of energy flowing into space.

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Andrew Arvanetes

High Rise

2016 Invitational Artist Award

Purchased with funds from the Gilchrist Foundation.

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Zachary Bowman

Iowa

Donated to Sculpt Siouxland by the Chesterman Family

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Zachary Bowman

Where Is Your Lock?

2014 Jury's Choice Award

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Leslie Bruning

Duo Forward

2017 Invitational Artist Award

Purchased with funds from the Gilchrist Foundation.

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Leslie Bruning

Whistle

2012 Jury's Choice Award

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Dr. James Busby

El Toro - Angry Bull

2010 Jury's Choice Award

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Paul Chelstad

Knock-Off

Purchased with a grant from the Iowa Arts Council

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Kate Christopher

Queued Up

Donated to Sculpt Siouxland by Downtown Partners and Jim & Lynn Johnson

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Robert Craig

Daredevil

2013 Invitational Artist Award

Purchased with funds from the Gilchrist Foundation.

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Steven T. Elliott

Cradle

2011 Judge's Choice Award

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Steven T. Elliott

Gravitation

2013 Jury's Choice Award

"I am interested in the relationship between nature and structural complexity, particularly relating to ‘free form’ architecture, where lines and shapes are approximated in order to create intricate geometric structures."

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Kristin Garnant

Single Rule

2016 Jury's Choice Award.

"The subtle curves of Single Rule reveals openings and recesses, the give and take of space, while maintaining an upright dignity and powerful presence. Constructed of three rectangular steel slabs, positioned into a fluid pose."

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Dan Johnson

Exes and Ohs

This work trys to pull some lightness out of a pretty contentious time. I'm working on making some fun. Exes and Ohs (X's and O's) is a sprawling painted steel piece that talks of another children's game (tic tack toe).

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Sondra Jonson

Rachel Weeping for Her Children

2007 People's Choice Award

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Terrence Karpowicz

Let's Go

2015 Invitational Artist Award

Purchased with funds from the Gilchrist Foundation.

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Harry Klessen

Circle Totem

Purchased with a grant from the Iowa Arts Council

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Harry Klessen

Two Crescents

Donated to Sculpt Siouxland by the Artist

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Lee Leuning & Sherri Treeby

After a Knights Meal Cigar

2006 People's Choice Award

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Teresa Maxey

N'Ice Life

2005 People's Choice Award

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Ken Peterson

Hang Your Hat 3

Donated to Sculpt Siouxland by Tammy Struve, Dee Polak & Roger Caudron

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Tommy Riefe

Timewarp

2015 Purchase Award

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Bruce White

Sorcerer's Gate

2014 Invitational Artist Award

Purchased with funds from the Gilchrist Foundation.

 

Sculpt Siouxland is a private, non-profit organization of community leaders who are dedicated to engaging and educating the public on the potential of art in public spaces. Working with the support of area businesses, organizations and individuals, Sculpt Siouxland brings sculptures from throughout the upper Midwest to Sioux City. Beginning in 2012, Sculpt Siouxland and the Sioux City Art Center started a partnership on this growing project. The goal of the partnership was, and continues to be, allowing Sculpt Siouxland to dedicate itself to raising funds for the project while allowing the Art Center to oversee the artistic and administrative duties. The result has been an increase in the number, scale, and quality of the sculptures.

2019 Sculpt Siouxland Prospectus

The prospectus for the June 2019-June 2020 year of Sculpt Siouxland will be available during the fall of 2018. Applications will be accepted through January 31, 2019. In the meantime, last year’s prospectus is available for review:

2018 Sculpt Siouxland Prospectus [download]

Sculpt Siouxland 2018

This 14th Sculpt Siouxland exhibition comes at an exciting time in the growth of public sculptures in downtown Sioux City. With about 30 sculptures that are either on permanent display or on display through June 2019, Sculpt Siouxland provides many great choices as you stroll through the downtown looking for your favorite.

Sculpt Siouxland, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization of community leaders who are dedicated to engaging and educating the public on the potential of art in public spaces. Working with the support of area businesses, organizations, and individuals, Sculpt Siouxland brings sculptures from throughout the upper Midwest to Sioux City.

Since 2012, Sculpt Siouxland, Inc. and the Sioux City Art Center have worked as partners on this project. The goal has been to allow Sculpt Siouxland, Inc. to dedicate itself to raising funds for the project while allowing the Art Center to oversee the artistic and administrative duties. The result of this partnership is an increase in the number, scale, and quality of the sculptures brought, in some cases permanently, to the streets of Sioux City.

The Gilchrist Foundation serves as the Principal Sponsor of Sculpt Siouxland, allowing for the purchase of major sculptures for the permanent collection. Below is a complete list of sponsors for 2018-2019:

 

Principal Sponsor

Gilchrist Foundation

 

Annual Sponsors

Chesterman Co.

Downtown Partners

Knoepfler Chevrolet

State Steel

Wells Fargo

 

Century 21 ProLink

Chatterkick

Zach and Dean Gansebom

Goosmann Law Firm

King, Reinsch, Prosser & Co., L.L.P.

PLaN Architecture

Security National Bank

Thorpe & Co Jewelers

US Bank

 

CMBA Architects

Great Southern Bank

Kruse Financial Group

In-Kind Sponsors 

Henjes Conner Williams PC

Missouri Valley Steel Company

Prestige Collision Repair Centers

Reich Painting & Decorating Co. Inc.

Sioux City Art Center

 

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Sculpt Siouxland Events

Sep
21

September 21st, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Oct
19

October 19th, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Nov
16

November 16th, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Dec
21

December 21st, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Jan
18

January 18th, 2019 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Feb
15

February 15th, 2019 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Mar
15

March 15th, 2019 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Apr
19

April 19th, 2019 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

May
17

May 17th, 2019 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Jun
21

June 21st, 2019 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm