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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.

2021 Sculpt Siouxland

This 16th Sculpt Siouxland exhibition comes at an exciting time in the growth of public sculptures in downtown Sioux City. With 7 sculptures on permanent display and another 7 that are on display for through June 2022, 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 2021-2022:

Principal Sponsor

Gilchrist Foundation

Annual Sponsors

Chesterman Co.

Knoepfler Chevrolet

State Steel

CMBA Architects

Zach and Dean Gansebom

Stan and Amber Sherman

Luis Trejo

US Bank

Security National Bank

In-Kind Sponsors

Henjes Conner Williams PC

Missouri Valley Steel Company

Reich Painting & Decorating Co. Inc.

Sioux City Art Center

Temporary Exhibition

Sisters

Tim Adams

Black steel and Lexan

Virgule

Ted Sitting Crow Garner

Welded aluminum

Curler Pete

Dale Lewis

Found objects

Tall Order

Andy Libertone

Powder-coated steel

Medicine Tree

Steven Maeck

Welded steel and wood

Ecstatic Crepitacean

Will Vannerson

Galvanized steel

Uniting Opposing Thoughts

Les Bruning

Galvanized steel, solar panels (LEDs and sound)

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.