The Sioux Falls Regional Airport has for many years been a partner of the arts, showcasing dozens of the area's most notable artists on the walls of its concourse and terminal. While much of its existing collection of original artwork was acquired in the early 1990's, travelers now and into the future will become better acquainted with the talented artists of or region on an ongoing basis. Current SDAA Exhibit Information
In the early summer of 2012, the FSD board approved a phased approach to updating the artwork collection and other aspects of the visual environment, including: a new acquisition to the permanent collection, refurbishment of the existing collection, a community art gallery featuring rotating exhibits, a historical installation and a display with additional context about aviation hero Joe Foss.
These changes will provide visitors a peek into the culture and vibrant energy of our community and will ensure that the environment will be regularly refreshed and updated.
The regional arts community and the Sioux Falls Regional Airport are pleased to share with you in celebrating the accomplishments of talented members of our greater community.
South Dakota Artists Alliance Artwork Featured at FSD Galerieopen all
SIOUX FALLS, SD — The newest FSD Galerie exhibit at the Sioux Falls Regional Airport features work from South Dakota Artists Alliance members who have participated in Plein Air events across the state. Plein Air events, French for “paint outside” or “in the open air,” give SDAA members a chance to take their skills into the great outdoors and get a fresh perspective on landscape painting.
“Plein Air has been around since the 1800s,” said Debra Kroger, SDAA President. “It started in France and that’s where we get the name. It’s having artists paint outside as opposed to being in a studio using a photograph.”
SDAA Plein Air painting events have been held over the past year in Lemon, De Smet, Belle Fourche, Palisades State Park and the Outdoor Campus in Sioux Falls. The exhibit features oil and watercolor paintings or rolling prairie landscapes, the changing seasons in South Dakota and wildlife portraits of buffalo, pheasants and wild horses.
This new exhibit at the FSD Galerie complies the work of nine South Dakota artists including Bonnie Brahms, Stacey Evangelista, Stacie Gehret, Collette Gesinger, Connie Gisi, Joy Halling, Gary Hartenhoff, Debra Kroger, Steve Randall and James Pollock.
“Every artist has their own interpretation of what they see,” Kroger said. “It’s really interesting because you’ll see the same image painted by multiple artists and each one is different… it’s their own style.”
The SDAA was established in 2015 to provide support for artists and their community. This support includes sharing information, providing education events and creating exhibit opportunities. All of this work goes towards achieving the SDAA’s mission of creating “a partnership of artists working together to inspire and nurture the creative spirit through education, community involvement and celebration of the arts.”
All of the art in the exhibit is for sale, Kroger said. More information can be found at the South Dakota Plein Air Artists Facebook page and at sdartists.net.
The Sioux Falls Regional Airport has been a partner of the arts for many years, showcasing dozens of the area’s most notable artists on the walls of its concourse and terminal. The regional arts community and the Sioux Falls Regional Airport are pleased to share with you in celebrating the accomplishments of talented members of our greater community.
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