The Art for State Buildings program is a result of a state statute which stipulates that state buildings should include works of art for public display. For selection, proposals are reviewed by a five-member advisory committee to the SD Arts Council, the agency charged with managing the program. Selection of artwork is based on quality of the work; the artwork’s relevance to South Dakota environment, history, heritage or culture; professional experience in the arts; and permanence and safety, as required for public artworks.
I am completely humbled by this and am very grateful to the committee for choosing two of my paintings for this honor.
On October 27 and 28 I will be showing at the First Lady's Prairie Art Showcase in the Ramkota in Pierre. This is in conjunction with the Governor's Pheasant Hunt taking place at the same time, with their headquarters in the Ramkota. This should be an exciting time.
|Oil, 30 x 40 hanging in the Appropriations room.|
|Oil, 24 x 24, hanging in the conference room.|