Through Aug. 25: Gibbs' Collection of American West and Regional Art Tribute Exhibition

Event Details


Date: June 6 - August 24, 2012

Times: Exhibit runs through Saturday, Aug. 25.

Location: Center for Western Studies

Ticket Info: Free and open to the public.

The Center for Western Studies at Augustana presents the "Frank & Jan Gibbs' Collection of American West and Regional Art: A Tribute Exhibition and Sale," through Saturday, Aug. 25, in the Madsen/Nelson/Elmen Galleries of the Fantle Building.

Admission is free and open to the public.

The exhibit will feature art owned by Frank Gibbs, long-time chair of the Center's Art Committee; a collector of original art, with a special interest in illustrators; and a former Sioux Falls attorney and Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota. Gibbs and his wife, Jan, spent years collecting Western American art. The gallery talk will be given at 6:00 p.m. by daughter Barb Gifford, representing her parents, and Sioux Falls artist Nancyjane Huehl, guest curator and a close friend of the Gibbs.

Nearly every piece on display is for sale. Prices have been assigned to the pieces that are available for sale (some are not), which range from $100 to $6,900. The sale features oils, watercolors, drawings, bronzes, and wood carvings by these and other artists:

The Center for Western Studies is located in the Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave., Sioux Falls. Hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturdays. Admission is free.

This program is supported by a Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.