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Artist Opportunities

South Dakota Governor's 9th Biennial Call for Entries

Artists currently living in South Dakota are invited to submit artworks for consideration for the South Dakota Governor’s 9th Biennial Art Exhibition. This juried traveling exhibition is the premier showcase for artists currently living in the state and is a celebration of the tremendous quality and unique diversity of visual art being produced here and now. The biennial exhibitions are important landmarks in South Dakota art history. The exhibition shares some of South Dakota’s best artworks and greatest artists with visiting audiences at multiple exhibiting institutions across the state through the course of the one-year traveling show. The catalog is an important historical record of the state’s current artists and art practices for future generations. Purchase Awards are opportunities for South Dakota artists to make their mark on South Dakota history by having their artworks collected and preserved within some of the state’s most significant public art collections. A limited number of artworks will be selected for this exhibition through a competitive process, juried by representatives of the exhibiting and collecting institutions. We encourage artists to submit their best artworks for consideration.

Submission deadline: January 3, 2021 (11:59 p.m. MT)
Acceptance notice emailed: January 11, 2021
Loan agreements due: January 25, 2021
Artworks delivered: January 25 – February 5, 2021
Artworks returned after close: March 5, 2022

South Dakota Art Museum ...... March 19 – June 13, 2021
Washington Pavilion ................ June 26 – September 19, 2021
John A. Day Gallery .................. October 16 – November 13, 2021
Dahl Arts Center ...................... December 3, 2021– March 5, 2022

Click here for details and submission website.

Jodi Lundgren
Interim Director and Exhibitions Curator
Box 2250
Brookings, SD 57007