This exhibition shares some of South Dakota’s best artworks and greatest artists at four exhibiting institutions across the state through the course of the one-year traveling show. The 9th Biennial is an entirely juried exhibition featuring 66 artworks from 66 artists selected from 289 works submitted by 102 artists.
The 9th Biennial begins at the South Dakota Art Museum (March 19 – June 13, 2021) before traveling to the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls (June 26 – September 19, 2021), the John A. Day Gallery at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion (October 16 – November 5, 2021) and the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City (December 3, 2021– March 5, 2022).
The mission of the South Dakota Governor’s Biennial Art Exhibition is to recognize and encourage South Dakota artists, to promote the artistic identity of South Dakota, to celebrate the cultural and artistic heritage and future of South Dakota, and to encourage a larger sense of community and connection across separate artistic communities within the state.
The state biennial is always a celebration of artistic excellence and diversity. This traveling exhibition exposes South Dakotans and visitors to the state to the range and quality of artistic practices taking shape here and now.
For a list of participating artists, the exhibition catalog and price list visit: www.southdakotaartmuseum.com/9thbiennial.