Early this year, I met a wonderful couple in Sioux Falls while at the Artists of the Plains Art Show & Sale. This couple volunteer their time at the Visual Arts Center in the Washington Pavilion. They loved my photographs and highly recommended I contact the curator of the Visual Arts Center about exhibiting my work there.
In April, I was able to meet with the curator, Sarah Odens. She shared with me how she wished to organize a South Dakota photography exhibit and would love to include my work!
During the summer, Sarah took at job at Auburn University and moved to Alabama. She assured me the exhibit was still in the works. The new curator, Cody Henrichs, contacted me in August with further details about the show.
Five South Dakota photographers are featured in the exhibit: Greg Latza, Angela Zonunpari, Anna Reich, Cheryl Halsey and myself.
My daughter and a good friend made the trip to Sioux Falls with me for the artist reception in early October. Joining us were Judy Thompson and her husband from Orange City, IA, also dear friends.
As with any medium, each photographer views and approaches the world differently. I love to see how others interpret their surroundings and encourage us to see.
Land of Plenty (South Dakota Photography) can be seen in the Bates Trimble (South Dakota) Gallery in the Visual Arts Center of the Washington Pavilion until February 16, 2020.