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DSU Faculty featured in Governor’s Art Exhibition

August 23, 2016

The South Dakota Governor’s 7th Biennial Art Exhibition opened Friday, Aug. 19 at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City, S.D., with three Dakota State University faculty members’ artwork included in the exhibit. All of the DSU artists are within the College of Arts and Sciences and include Jeff Ballard, Angela Behrends and Alan Montgomery.

This year, Behrends’ artwork, titled “Land,” is included within the 51 works selected out of the 360 total entries submitted for the juried exhibit. For Behrends’, this isn’t the first time she’s had artwork in the Governor’s Exhibit. Last year, her piece titled “Will,” created in 2014 with ceramic, tobacco stain, nails and beeswax, was selected for the 6th biennial exhibit. “Will” was purchased by the Rapid City Arts Council for their permanent collection and was used to promote the 7th biennial at the Dahl Arts Center.

About the South Dakota Governor’s Biennial Art Exhibition

The South Dakota Governor’s Biennial Art Exhibition was established in 2003 to recognize and encourage South Dakota artists and to promote the artistic identity of South Dakota. It celebrates the cultural and artistic heritage as well as the future of South Dakota. The exhibit travels to several venues around the state for two years. This year the locations include the South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings, SD from December 23, 2016 – April 16, 2017, John A. Day Gallery at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD from May 8 – July 28, 2017 and the Visual Arts Center at the Washington Pavilion of Art and Sciences, Sioux Falls, SD from September 30, 2017 – January 14, 2018.