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Get a Beautiful Piece of Art and Support BHSU Scholarships

Shipping and Handling for DuBois prints:
$15 for Limited Editions and 16Xs
$10 for 12Xs

Checks may be made out to the BHSU Foundation
Credit Cards accepted: MasterCard, Visa and Discover
Payment may be sent to BHSU, University Advancement, 
1200 University Street Unit 9506, Spearfish, SD 57799-9506.

To expedite your purchase in time for Christmas, you may contact the BHSU University Advancement office at (605) 642-6385 or email us at

Thank you and
Happy Holidays from
Black Hills State University!

Holiday Gift Ideas

The perfect gift for anyone on your list is a beautiful piece of art. All of the proceeds will go toward scholarships at Black Hills State University.  To place an order, please view the information on the lefthand side of this page.

Embrace the Past and help build the Alumni Welcome Center

8"x8" Bricks

$1,000 – up to three lines engraved with BHSU engraved logo included
(maximum 20 characters per line)

Printable Order Form

4” x 8” Bricks

$500 – 3 lines engraved (max.17 characters/line)

$250 – 2 lines engraved (max. 17 characters/line)

$50 – 2 lines engraved (Current students and recent graduates of classes 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 only) (max. 17 characters per line)

Printable Order Form

Richard DuBois Giclee' Prints

Tony Chykta Bronzes

A native of the Black Hills, Richard DuBois, Class of '64 and BHSU associate professor emeritus, has created these exquisite watercolor prints in time for the holidays.  A native of South Dakota, T.R. “Tony” Chytka, Class of ’77, has created these exquisite miniature replicas of BHSU’s mascot, Sting.

Before the Geese- S.D. State Capitol
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the State Capitol in Pierre

Limited Edition 20.5" x 28.5"- $225
16" x 22"- $140
12" x 16.5"- $90

Original "Sting" Sculpture (color enhanced)

Each miniature replica sculpture is $1,000. Shipping and handling is included in overall price.


Clearing the Pass

Limited Edition 16" x 30"- $200
12" x 22"- $100

Bronze "Sting" Sculpture

Each miniature replica sculpture is $1,000. Shipping and handling is included in overall price.


About the Artists

Richard DuBois

Richard DuBois is the co-founder of the Northern Plains Watercolor Society and has served on the Board of Directors since it's inception in 1993. In addition to his studio work, he participates in and conducts professional workshops in watercolor. He has been in numerous group and solo exhibitions and has juried competitions and invitational shows. His work is in permanent collections throughout the United States and is represented by galleries in the Midwest.

DuBois has received numerous awards throughout the years for his work. His most recent awards include the Rapid City Chamber of Commerce Award for Liberal Arts Professional, 2004, BHSU Alumni Association's 2005 Excellence in Education Award, and the Gold Medal Award in the 2006 Northern Plains Watercolor Society Annual Competition.

Tony Chytka

Tony Chytka is a cowboy artist whose art reflects his life experience - he’s a rancher and former champion bull rider. Tony’s large bronze of rodeo great T.C. Holloway was recently installed in the center of historic Deadwood, S.D.

He created four of the six large bronzes on display in the sculpture garden at the Professional Rodeo Hall of Fame. His life-size bronze of rodeo legend Casey Tibbs was installed at the dedication of the Casey Tibbs Foundation and Museum in Ft. Pierre, S.D. In 1995, he created a bronze steer wrestler sculpture that was displayed in Las Vegas during the National Finals Rodeo, and is on permanent display in the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs, Colo. His sculptures have been featured on The George Michael Sports Machine, Ducks Unlimited, Make a Wish Foundation, and the Calgary Stampede. Tony has also been named Artist of the Year by the South Dakota Western Heritage Hall of Fame.

In May of 2010, Tony created a bronze sculpture of the BHSU mascot, Sting, which now adorns the front entrance to the Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center.