Upcoming Event: First Lady’s Prairie Art Showcase

This weekend South Dakota’s First Lady , Linda Daugaard,will host the First Lady’s Prairie Art Showcase, an Invitational Art Show that coincides with the Governor’s Pheasant Hunt.

The Governor’s Pheasant Hunt is a powerful economic development tool that gives state leaders an opportunity to host out-of-state business and tourism prospects, as well as in-state business and community leaders.  The art showcase gives the guests a chance to meet many talented people and the opportunity to purchase South Dakota keepsakes.*
This showcase features all types of art by South Dakota artists-paintings, pottery, sculpture, photography, jewelry and more. 2016 marks the second year that I will be a included among the 32 selected artists in the state. I feel extremely honored!

‘Star Gazing’ is my newest photograph added to the gallery. I’m really excited about this one! 


I was out shooting the Milky Way (you can see my original blog post here) in my pasture. When I got back to the house, I decided to walk out to the horses to see what I could come up with. Since I need the camera open for atleast 20 seconds to gain the correct exposure, and my horses won’t stand still for that long, they created some incredibly ghost-like yet breathtaking photos. I had my camera almost resting on the ground, stabilized by my tripod, so there’s also bits of grasses in the foreground.

I will have an 11×17 acrylic print of this available at the Showcase this weekend.

You can find me in booth #3. The show is open to the public on Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.

*This information was used from the South Dakota Arts Council website: https://artscouncil.sd.gov/PrairieArtShowCase/index.aspx

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