37th Annual Artists of the Plains Show and Sale

2016 Artists of the Plains Art Show & Sale Award Winners

Winners of the 2016 Best of Show awards with show organizers. Back row, left to right: CWS Board Chair Tony Haga, CWS Executive Director Dr. Harry F. Thompson, Jon Offutt, Jerry Fogg, Donald F. Montileaux, and Jess Elofson. Front row, left to right: Andra Guzzo (accepting on behalf of Lauren Anderson) and Rebecca Sunde.

Event Details


Date: February 17 - February 19, 2017

Times: Friday: 5-9 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 201 E. 8th Street, in downtown Sioux Falls

Ticket Info: Free and open to the public.


The 37th annual Artists of the Plains Art Show & Sale will be held Feb. 17-19 at the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Sioux Falls. This event is sponsored by the Center for Western Studies at Augustana University and will feature artwork from more than 20 local and regional artists from five states, including Augustana University students.

The event is free and open to the public. Artists' work will be on display and for sale. Art show attendees will enjoy free underground parking.


Hours are:
  • Friday, Feb. 17: 5-9 p.m. (premier showing and reception; awards ceremony will begin at 8 p.m.)
  • Saturday, Feb. 18: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb 19: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The Center for Western Studies offers cash awards in the following categories: Two-Dimensional Best of Show ($200 first place and $100 second place) and Three-Dimensional Best of Show ($200 first place and $100 second place).


Artists who have been invited:

In addition to these artists, several Augustana University art students will be exhibiting and selling their work.

As a signature program of the Center for Western Studies, this show and sale is designed to educate the public about the cultural importance and variety of regional art and artists. The largest and longest running show if its kind in the region, Artists of the Plains is an annual highlight of the Center’s Art Program and Educational Exhibits, one of several programming areas supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The event is a gift to the artists and collectors of the Northern Plains.

For further information, please contact Education Assistant Kristi Thomas at 605.274.4005.


Kristi Thomas
Education Assistant
The Center for Western Studies
605.274.4005
cws@augie.edu