South Dakota Governor’s 8th Biennial Art Exhibition {Dahl Reception}

Several years ago, I discovered the South Dakota Governor’s Biennial Art Exhibition, which features art work from artists across the state. A Google search revealed an online catalog several years old. I enjoyed perusing the art and reading the bios of the artists. It was then I set a goal to one day be part of this exhibition as well.

The Governor’s Biennial is a traveling art exhibition, showing in four locations throughout the state. Opening at the South Dakota Art Museum in Brookings on January 25, 2019, it continued to the Dahl Arts Center where I was able to attend the reception on May 3rd. The exhibit will remain at the Dahl until August 17, 2019, of which it will then travel to the John A. Day Gallery in Vermilion. Jurors from each location were chosen to select pieces from over 300 submitted works for the show.

My photograph, Discovery, a 12×18 metallic print face-mounted with acrylic is part of the exhibition.

A large gathering of artists, friends and patrons gathered for the Dahl’s opening reception May 3rd.

Denise Du Broy, Museum Director and Curator of the Dahl Art Center welcomed all in attendance and shared about the Governor’s Biennial.

KEVN Black Hills Fox was there to document the night. The news clip can be viewed here.

Each artists received two catalogs featuring each art work and bio of the participating artists. 

This is the second time my work has been part of a biennial. In 2017, my photograph Brewing was included in the National Weather Center Biennale. 

I am so thrilled to be included in this representation of South Dakota art. I encourage you to take the time to stop at one of the locations near you to view the art. Each gallery will host an opening reception on the day the exhibit begins at that location.

South Dakota Governor’s 8th Biennial remaining tour:

Dahl Arts Center, Rapid City…May 3, 2019 – August 17, 2019

John A. Day Gallery, Vermilion….Aug 30, 2019 – Oct 11, 2019

Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls….Oct 26, 2019 – Jan 19, 2020

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    1. Cristen

      Aww, thanks so much Jessie! Your work is just stunning! I hope we get the chance to meet sometime. 🙂

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