26th biennial Governor’s Awards in the Arts
February 15, 2023
Drifters Bar & Grille, Fort Pierre
Join us at the Capitol for Arts Advocacy Day!
Congratulations to the 2023 Governor’s Awards in the Arts Recipients
- Outstanding Support of the Arts by an Individual
Brian Bonde, Sioux Falls
- Outstanding Support of the Arts by an Organization or Business
Warrior’s Work & Ben West Gallery (Randy Berger and Janna Emmel), Hill City
- Outstanding Service in Arts Education
Cory Knedler, Vermillion
- Distinction in Creative Achievement
S.D. Nelson, Flagstaff, AZ
- Outstanding Support of the Arts to Native Nations with Lands in South Dakota
Dallas Chief Eagle, Martin
- Charlotte Carver Honorary Award for Outstanding Service to the Arts Community
Stephen & Catherine Thurman, Sioux Falls
Arts South Dakota and the South Dakota Arts Council co-sponsor the Governor’s Awards to recognize individuals and businesses who have made a statewide impact through artistic excellence or outstanding support of the arts. The classifications for these awards are:
- Distinction in Creative Achievement: Nominees in this lifetime achievement category should be individual artists who have made significant contributions in any of the various arts disciplines.
- Outstanding Service in Arts Education: Nominees in this lifetime achievement category should be individuals who have made significant contributions to arts education as a teacher, mentor or catalyst.
- Outstanding Support of the Arts by an Individual: Nominees in this lifetime achievement category should be individuals who have made outstanding contributions in supporting and encouraging the arts with their time, talent or funding.
- Outstanding Support of the Arts by an Organization or Business: Nominees in this lifetime achievement category should be an organization, business or corporation that has demonstrated leadership in supporting and encouraging the arts through time, talent and funding, or by funding and presenting projects by South Dakota artists for public education and enjoyment.
- Outstanding Support of the Arts to Native Nations with Lands in South Dakota: This award will be given to an individual, organization or business from South Dakota that has made significant contributions through the arts to Native nations with lands in South Dakota. The recipient will have demonstrated strong arts traditions and revitalization in Native communities by promoting social justice and cultural understanding.
Questions? Email us!
Employees and board members of Arts South Dakota and the South Dakota Arts Council are not eligible for these awards.
Thank you to our
Thank you to the following organizations that have sponsored their legislator(s) to attend the awards:
Sisseton Arts Council, District 1
Hill City Arts Council, District 30
- Creative Care, LLC, District 17
Interested in sponsoring your legislator to attend? Please use this form.
HOTEL ROOM BLOCK
There are a limited number of hotel rooms blocked for the Governor’s Awards in the Arts.
Please use the following link to reserve your discounted room by January 31, 2023.
AmericInn by Wyndham Fort Pierre Conference Center Rooms & Rates (wyndhamhotels.com)
312 Island Dr, Fort Pierre, South Dakota 57532
605-223-2358 Block Code: 021423ART
The Governor’s Awards in the Arts are sponsored by Arts South Dakota and the South Dakota Arts Council.
South Dakota Arts Council support is provided with funds from the State of South Dakota,
through the Department of Tourism, and the National Endowment for the Arts.