The 2020 High School Invitational Art Exhibition

H.S. Art Invitational in Augustana's Eide/Dalrymple Gallery

The Eide/Dalrymple Gallery and the Art Department of Augustana University invited regional high-school art students to participate in the Augustana High School Art Invitational.

Exhibitors will be selected by their high school teacher, with the exhibition awards juried by members of the Augustana art faculty. Up to $500 of art supplies will be awarded in prizes. Additionally, high school seniors can participate in a portfolio review with Augustana art faculty, with the chance to be awarded a $2,000 Pro Artis Scholarship. Up to five scholarships, renewable for four years, will be awarded to exemplary students who are offered admission and choose to attend Augustana University

Exhibition Dates: January 9 - February 7, 2020

Closing Gallery Reception, Open Studios, Portfolio Reviews & Awards Presentation: 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7

Key Dates and Deadlines:

  • Saturday, Dec.1 : Teachers, please email your intent to participate to Gallery Director, Dr. Lindsay Twa (
  • Thursday, Jan. 3 (or earlier) by 5 p.m.: Teachers email information about each artwork to be submitted (name of student, grade of student, title of piece, medium, year made, name of teacher, name of school). ***Please proof spelling of name and grade of your students! We’ve had teacher submission errors in the past and this causes huge problems when families arrive at the exhibition only to find errors on their student’s label!
    Optional: Teachers email high-quality .jpg of submitted artwork for possible inclusion in press releases, posters, promotional materials. Send to: Dr. Lindsay Twa (
  • Friday, Jan. 5 (or earlier) by 5 p.m.: Student artwork delivered to Eide/Dalrymple Gallery by this date. Teachers who would like to drop off artwork earlier can make arrangements with Lindsay Twa. The gallery will accept and store works starting in December. Eide/Dalrymple Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday 1-4 p.m. Closed Sundays.
    • all artwork must be clearly labeled.
    • all artwork must be ready to be displayed (see included guidelines) — art not ready to be displayed will NOT be included in the exhibition.
    • parental release forms due with art delivery.
    • Gallery location for dropping off artwork:  Eide/Dalrymple Gallery, Center for Visual Arts at Augustana University (this is the first building you come to on Commons Drive — at the intersection of 30th St. & Grange Ave.)
      Mailing address:
      attn: Lindsay Twa, Eide/Dalrymple Gallery
      Augustana University
      2001 S. Summit Ave
      Sioux Falls, SD  57197
  • Exhibition on View: January 9 - February 8, 2020.
  • Friday, Feb. 1  (or sooner):  Application deadline for students interested in Augustana arts scholarships.

Friday, Feb. 7: Closing Events

  • 6-8:30 p.m.: Eide/Dalrymple Gallery Reception
  • 6-8 p.m.: Open studio tours and workshops for high school students
  • 8 p.m.: Awards Ceremony
  • 8:30 p.m.: Students and/or teachers may take home their artwork

Following the awards, students encouraged to enjoy the exhibit, and can return to the studios to explore.

Artwork Return: Art teachers, students, or an official school representative should pick up work at the end of the Gallery closing reception, at 8:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7. If unable to collect the work on this evening, arrangements must be made as soon as possible following the close of the exhibition on Friday, Feb. 7, to pick up the work during regular gallery hours.

Eligibility: Each high school art teacher is invited to submit up to THREE student artworks. These works may be in any media but must be ready to be displayed when dropped off to the gallery. All work completed after Jan. 1, 2018, is eligible.

Presentation: There are no size restrictions, but all two-dimensional work must be ready to hang. Works on canvas must have a hanging wire on back. 2D works on paper should be matted: the gallery will affix Velcro to hang it to the wall, so please ensure that there is a secured backing board or that the mat is at least 2” wider than the artwork’s paper. 3D work must be stable and able to stand on a pedestal (provided by the gallery). If there are any special presentation needs, please provide detailed instructions, and consult Dr. Lindsay Twa, gallery director (605.274.4010) in advance.  Anywork not ready to be displayed will not be accepted and shown.

Important Dates and Details

  • Teacher Entry Form (one form per teacher) and Student Artwork and Release Form (one form per student): These must be emailed to by Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2020, prior to the delivery of the artwork.
  • Artwork Delivery:  All artwork must be properly labeled and delivered to the Eide/Dalrymple Gallery in the Center for Visual Arts (30th St. & Grange Ave), Augustana University, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57197, by 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3. Artwork may be delivered earlier, any time during regular Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturdays, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Artwork Return:  Art teachers or an official school representative should pick up work at the end of the Gallery closing reception, 8:30 p.m., Friday, Feb, 7, 2020. If unable to collect the work on this evening, arrangements must be made as soon as possible following the close of the exhibition on Friday, Feb. 7, to pick up the work during regular gallery hours.

Pro Artis Scholarship Awards

Your students are also invited to participate in Augustana’s Performing and Visual Arts Scholarship events. Augustana Pro Artis Scholarships of up to $2,000, renewable for up to four years, are awarded to incoming students who have been offered admission to Augustana by Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2018, and have submitted a Performing and Visual Art Scholarship Application Form. Candidates will participate in a portfolio review and interview with members of the Augustana Art Faculty, on Friday, Feb. 7; after submitting the above materials to Augustana, please email to schedule your portfolio review time.

The Gallery

Students in the Gallery

As a part of Augustana, the mission of the Eide/Dalrymple Gallery is to contribute to the educational and cultural vitality of the University, the surrounding community, and the state of South Dakota. The Eide/Dalrymple Gallery inspires the artists of today and tomorrow, and serves as a resource for teaching and promoting life-long learning through its permanent collection and temporary exhibition program with accompanying artist visits, gallery talks, and educational materials.

As Augustana’s primary art display space, the Eide/Dalrymple Gallery hosts an average of nine exhibits per year, including Augustana’s senior art show. The gallery also exhibits the work of professional artists, who discuss their careers and art with students in master classes and with the general public during opening receptions.