The Sioux Indian Museum To Feature Artist Jim LaPointe In Special Exhibit

 

RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA – The Sioux Indian Museum, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Indian Arts and Crafts Board, will feature an exhibit of artwork by Jimi La Pointe.  The exhibition will run from January 19 through April 13, 2018.  The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Mr. La Pointe is a freelance illustrator and comic artist.  He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in New Media Arts from The Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico.  An enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, he currently resides in Wolf Creek, South Dakota.

La Pointe’s illustrations are simple with a stylized nature meant to capture a broader idea.  He explores art through the media of coffee stained watercolor paper, watercolors, inks, and colored pencils, executed in a style befitting a contemporary graphic novel.  To create his unique works, the watercolor paper is washed with day old coffee, and thick grain sea salt is applied to give a splattered effect.  Then, the images are sketched onto the paper.  Various colors of India ink and watercolor paint are then used to colorize the image.

La Pointe’s artistic approach is well-suited to children’s book illustrations, vinyl stickers, or small prints, a professional merchandising move he looks forward to making alongside a transition to digital media.  He hopes this would ensure the traditional cultural aspect of Lakota storytelling is brought into new mediums.  Mr. La Pointe received the Aplan Award at the 2015 Red Cloud Indian Art Show as well as the Diederich Landscape Award at the 2017 Red Cloud Indian Art Show.  This exhibition will mark the first solo show of his work in a museum setting.

Prices for the artwork can be obtained by contacting The Journey Museum Store at (605) 394-2201.  To purchase artwork after the exhibit closes, please contact Jimi La Pointe via email at jimilapointe@gmail.com

The Sioux Indian Museum, managed by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Indian Arts and Crafts Board, is located in The Journey Museum, 222 New York Street, Rapid City, SD 57701.  For admission fees and hours of operation please call (605) 394-6923.

The Sioux Indian Museum To Feature Artwork By Renell White Buffalo

May 9, 2017

RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA: The Sioux Indian Museum, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Indian Arts and Crafts Board, will feature an exhibit of artwork by Renelle White Buffalo. The exhibition will run from May 26 to July 28, 2017. On May 26, an opening reception will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The artist will be available to discuss her work during the reception. The reception and exhibition are both free and open to the public.

Renelle White Buffalo, an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, was born and raised in South Dakota. She holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree from Iowa State University. Currently she resides in New York City, where she works full-time as a professional artist.

She creates a broad range of works, including paintings on canvas, monotypes, and mixed media sculptures. Her color palette is often drawn from the environment around her. Currently, she is experimenting with colors inspired by her recent residency at the Jentel Foundation in Banner, Wyoming. Both the natural and cultural history of the South Dakota prairies provide her with additional inspiration for her work. In her paintings, Renelle transforms traditional Lakota symbolism into contemporary abstract artwork, allowing the composition to create a cross-cultural conversation. The bold and confidently-layered brushstrokes of acrylic paint incorporate personal meaning and connections to her Native American roots. Her work challenges the stereotypes and redefines the perceptions of being indigenous today, both on and off the reservation.

Renelle’s work has been exhibited in numerous venues, including the Blue Rain Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, the Exposure Gallery, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Northern State University, Aberdeen, South Dakota. This exhibition marks the first time her works have been shown in a museum setting.

Prices for the artwork can be obtained by contacting The Journey Museum Store at (605) 394-2201. To purchase artwork after the exhibit closes, please contact Renelle White Buffalo through her website, http://www.whitebuffaloart.com

The Sioux Indian Museum, managed by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Indian Arts and Crafts Board, is located in The Journey Museum, 222 New York Street, Rapid City, SD 57701. For admission fees and hours of operation please call (605) 394-6923.

Indian Arts and Crafts Board To Host Juried Youth Art Competition and Exhibition

 

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2016 Art Contest Winners. (l-r) First Place, ” A Bright Recognition” Shawana Lessert, Oglala Sioux Tribe. Second Place, ” Changing Disaster” J. Janis Bay, Mills Indian Community. Third Place, ” Lakota Women”, Breanna Good Shield, Rosebud Sioux Tribe.

 

The Indian Arts and Crafts Board (IACB) will host a juried art competition and exhibition for Indian youth.  The theme of the 2017 competition will be “We Are Still Here.”

Competitions and Exhibitions will be held at the following locations:

  • Sioux Indian Museum, 222 New York St., Rapid City, South Dakota
  • Southern Plains Indian Museum, 801 E Central Blvd., Anadarko, Oklahoma

The competition will be open to enrolled members of Federally recognized tribes between the ages of 12 and 18.  Proof of the youth’s enrollment in a Federally recognized tribe and written permission of a parent or guardian will be required.

The competition will provide Indian youth with a realistic juried art show experience; encourage the development and expansion of their skills in production and marketing; and enhance youth interest in culture, history, and the possibility of an artistic career.  All submissions of work will be judged by an independent panel of jurors.  Awards will be distributed in the amount of $250 for first place, $150 for second place, and $100 for third place.

All artwork must be submitted by April 7, 2017.  Winners will be announced on April 21, 2017.

An exhibition of selected works will be displayed at the participating museums from April 21 to May 26, 2017.

In addition, the IACB will feature selected works from the exhibition in promotional brochures to complement the exhibition.  Selected entries may be featured on the IACB website and in IACB promotional and educational materials.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES AND APPLICATION PLEASE CLICK THIS LINK TO DOWNLOAD YOUR ENTRY!

OR CONTACT:

Conor McMahon, Chief Curator, Indian Arts and Crafts, 605-394-2381, sim@ios.doi.gov

The Sioux Indian Museum To Feature Tammy Eagle Hunter in a Special Exhibition

 

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RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA: The Sioux Indian Museum, administered by the Indian Arts and Crafts Board, U.S. Department of the Interior, will feature an exhibit of artwork by Tammy Eagle Hunter. The exhibition will run from January 20 to March 24, 2017. On January 20, an opening reception will be held for the exhibit from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The artist will be available to discuss her work during the reception. The reception and exhibition are both free and open to the public.
Tammy Eagle Hunter is a Lakota artist who uses bold colors and imagery to convey a message of cultural strength and resilience. Born and raised on the Cheyenne River Reservation, Ms. Eagle Hunter currently resides in Eagle Butte, South Dakota. As the Youth Programs Director of the Cheyenne River Youth Project, she works with children to bring art into their daily lives.
A self-taught artist, Tammy developed her artistic techniques through trial and error. She sees her artistic development as a lifelong journey in which she is constantly fine-tuning her artistic vision and developing new skills and techniques. Working primarily in acrylic paint on canvas she often incorporates spray paint and graffiti into her artwork. Some of these graffiti techniques were borrowed from the young people that she works with at the Cheyenne River Youth Project. Spontaneity is a key element of Eagle Hunter’s work. She often begins a painting with no preconceived notions about the subject matter, preferring instead to allow ideas to flow naturally onto the canvas. Through her artwork, she hopes to remind the children in her community of the strength, resilience, and honor found in Lakota culture
Tammy’s artwork has been featured at the 2016 Native POP: People of the Plains – A Gathering of Arts and Culture Market and she was awarded first place at the 2015 Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Labor Day Artist Market and Exhibit. This exhibition marks the first time her works have been shown in a museum setting.
Prices for the artwork can be obtained by contacting The Journey Museum Store at (605) 394-2201. To purchase artwork after the exhibit closes, please contact Tammy Eagle Hunter at tammy.cryp@gmail.com
The Sioux Indian Museum, managed by the Indian Arts and Crafts Board, U.S. Department of the Interior, is located in The Journey Museum, 222 New York Street, Rapid City, SD 57701. For admission fees and hours of operation please call (605) 394-6923.