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Sculpt Siouxland

Sculpt Siouxland is a private, non-profit organization of community leaders who are dedicated to engaging and educating the public on the potential of art in public spaces. Working with the support of area businesses, organizations and individuals, Sculpt Siouxland brings sculptures from throughout the upper Midwest to Sioux City. Beginning in 2012, Sculpt Siouxland and the Sioux City Art Center started a partnership on this growing project. The goal of the partnership was, and continues to be, allowing Sculpt Siouxland to dedicate itself to raising funds for the project while allowing the Art Center to oversee the artistic and administrative duties. The result has been an increase in the number, scale, and quality of the sculptures.

Sculpt Siouxland

Sculpt Siouxland is a private, non-profit organization of community leaders who are dedicated to engaging and educating the public on the potential of art in public spaces. Working with the support of area businesses, organizations and individuals, Sculpt Siouxland brings sculptures from throughout the upper Midwest to Sioux City. Beginning in 2012, Sculpt Siouxland and the Sioux City Art Center started a partnership on this growing project. The goal of the partnership was, and continues to be, allowing Sculpt Siouxland to dedicate itself to raising funds for the project while allowing the Art Center to oversee the artistic and administrative duties. The result has been an increase in the number, scale, and quality of the sculptures.

Sculpt Siouxland is dedicated to engaging and educating the public on the potential of art in public spaces.

2020 Sculpt Siouxland Prospectus

The prospectus for the June 2020-June 2021 year of Sculpt Siouxland will be available during the fall of 2019. Applications will be accepted through January 31, 2020.

Help Sculpt Siouxland Thrive!

Sculpt Siouxland relies on the generosity of foundations, businesses and individuals in our community to bring the excitement of public art to downtown Sioux City. Please consider a donation to help support the annual exhibitions and the growing permanent collection.

2019 Sculpt Siouxland

This 15th Sculpt Siouxland exhibition comes at an exciting time in the growth of public sculptures in downtown Sioux City. With 21 sculptures on permanent display and another 7 that are on display for through June 2020, Sculpt Siouxland provides many great choices as you stroll through the downtown looking for your favorite.

Sculpt Siouxland, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization of community leaders who are dedicated to engaging and educating the public on the potential of art in public spaces. Working with the support of area businesses, organizations, and individuals, Sculpt Siouxland brings sculptures to Sioux City from throughout the upper Midwest and beyond.

For the last seven years, Sculpt Siouxland, Inc. and the Sioux City Art Center have worked as partners on this project. The goal has been to allow Sculpt Siouxland, Inc. to dedicate itself to raising funds for the project while allowing the Art Center to oversee the artistic and administrative duties. The result of this partnership is an increase in the number, scale, and quality of the sculptures brought, in some cases permanently, to the streets of Sioux City.

The Gilchrist Foundation serves as the Principal Sponsor of Sculpt Siouxland, allowing for the purchase of major sculptures for the permanent collection. Below is a complete list of sponsors for 2019-2020:

Principal Sponsor

Gilchrist Foundation

Annual Sponsors

Chesterman Co.

Downtown Partners

Knoepfler Chevrolet

Siouxland Chamber of Commerce

State Steel

Wells Fargo

Century 21 ProLink

Chatterkick

Zach and Dean Gansebom

Goosmann Law Firm

King, Reinsch, Prosser & Co., L.L.P.

PLaN Architecture

Security National Bank

Thorpe & Co Jewelers

US Bank

CMBA Architects

Great Southern Bank

Kruse Financial Group

In-Kind Sponsors

Henjes Conner Williams PC

Missouri Valley Steel Company

Prestige Collision Repair Centers

Reich Painting & Decorating Co. Inc.

Sioux City Art Center

Temporary Exhibition

Yellow Wave Dancer

Dan Johnson

Yellow Wave Dancer has a double arc or wave as the primary design element. The piece dances visually with the movements of these waves.

Miss Poppin's Favorite

Justin Deister

Do you remember how important it was as a kid that food groups on your dinner plate not touch each other? How the green beans juice melted the Jell-O and together they threatened to contaminate the mashed potatoes? That’s where the art thing began for me—managing food migration. I also enjoyed mud, tar, gobs of glue, building forts and finding faces in the clouds. I wanted to be an Egyptologist, or a pirate—either way, the fun was in digging stuff up.

The World's Her Canvas

Lee Leuning and Sherri Treeby

Our goal was to create a new approach with our highly representational “Americana“ style that encourages the public to interact with the sculpture. People viewing the sculpture very often have an insight of “Hey, take my picture looking in from behind the open canvas!”

Cliff

Mike Baur

Weight, stability, and permanence are important to me; this must be why industrial components, architectural forms and landscapes have always influenced my work. Combining steel and concrete has become a lifelong approach to building form; while often bringing into the mix plastics, wood, and stone to expand on this foundational dialogue.

Uplift

Ted Sitting Crow Garner

Uplift is an aluminum sculpture exploring the possibilities of combining curved and straight pipe sections and similarly formed sections of aluminum plate. Gas metal arc welding was used to turn the disparate elements into one integral form.

Borbor 15

Will Vannerson

I create tubular, biomorphic galvanized steel pieces whose formal underpinnings include roots, rhizomes, bones, entrails, and Gothic architecture. Conceptually, I’d say there is a bit of anxiety about health written into the work as well as fascination with incremental growth/decay and with the uncanny. The works titled Borbor interpret living bodies as vigorous puzzles of bulging tubes.

Heartbeat of the Heartland II

Zac Bowman

It’s important to find something you’re passionate about in life. Growing up in rural Iowa, I am passionate about where I was raised and where I continue to live. This sculpture is my way of expressing that passion.

Sculpt Siouxland Collection

Sorcerer's Gate

Bruce White

2014 Invitational Artist Award

Purchased with funds from the Gilchrist Foundation.

Duo Forward

Leslie Bruning

2017 Invitational Artist Award

Purchased with funds from the Gilchrist Foundation.

Let's Go

Terrance Karpowicz

2015 Invitational Artist Award

Purchased with funds from the Gilchrist Foundation.

daredevil

Robert Craig

2013 Invitational Artist Award

Purchased with funds from the Gilchrist Foundation.

Knock-Off

Paul Chelstad

Purchased with funds from the Gilchrist Foundation.

Timewarp

Tommy Riefe

2015 Purchase Award

Whistle

Leslie Bruning

2012 Jury’s Choice Award

Exes and Ohs

Dan Johnson

2012 Jury’s Choice Award, donated by the artist.

Cradle

Steven T. Elliot

2011 Judge’s Choice Award

Gravitation

Steven T. Elliot

2013 Jury’s Choice Award

“I am interested in the relationship between nature and structural complexity, particularly relating to ‘free form’ architecture, where lines and shapes are approximated in order to create intricate geometric structures.”

Synaptic Sinew Sequi V

Bilhenry Walker

2018 Invitational Artist Award

N'Ice Life

Teresa Maxey

2005 People’s Choice Award

Rachel Weeping for Her Children

Sondra Johnson

2007 People’s Choice Award

Single Rule

Kristin Garnant

2016 Jury’s Choice Award

“The subtle curves of Single Rule reveals openings and recesses, the give and take of space, while maintaining an upright dignity and powerful presence. Constructed of three rectangular steel slabs, positioned into a fluid pose.”

Queued Up

Kate Christopher

Donated to Sculpt Siouxland by Downtown Partners and Jim & Lynn Johnson.

Circle Totem

Harry Klessen

Purchased with a grant from the Iowa Arts Council.

El Toro–Angry Bull

Dr. James Busby

2010 Jury’s Choice Award

Borbor 7.1

Will Vannerson

2018 Jury’s Choice Award

After a Knights Meal Cigar

Lee Leuning & Sherri Treeby

2006 People’s Choice Award

Hang Your Hat 3

Ken Peterson

Donated to Sculpt Siouxland by Tammy Struve, Dee Polak & Roger Caudron.

High Rise

Andrew Arvanetes

2016 Invitational Artist Award

Purchased with a grant from the Gilchrist Foundation.