BHSU faculty members selected for the South Dakota Governor's Biennial Art Exhibition

Works from eight Black Hills State University faculty members have been selected for the South Dakota Governor’s Biennial Art Exhibition.

The BHSU professors whose works were selected include:
  • Steve Babbitt, professor of photography;
  • Michael Baum, assistant professor of art;
  • Skott Chandler, assistant professor of mass communication;
  • Gina Gibson, professor of digital communication;
  • Quintin Owens, assistant professor of art;
  • Paul Peterson, adjunct professor;
  • Jerry Rawlings, associate professor of mass communication; and
  • Desy Schoenewies, assistant professor of art.
A limited number of artworks are selected for this exhibition through a competitive process, juried by representatives of the exhibiting and collecting institutions in South Dakota.

This exhibition is the premier showcase for artists currently living in the state and is a celebration of the tremendous quality and unique diversity of visual art being produced here and now. The biennial exhibitions are important landmarks in South Dakota art history. The exhibition shares some of South Dakota’s best artworks and greatest artists with visiting audiences at multiple exhibiting institutions across the state through the course of the one-year traveling show. The catalog is an important historical record of the state’s current artists and art practices for future generations.

The traveling exhibit will be featured at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City Dec. 3, 2021 through March 5, 2022. Other exhibit locations are: South Dakota Art Museum in Brookings  March 19 through June 13; The Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls June 26 through Sept. 19; and the John Day Gallery in Vermillion Oct. 16 through Nov. 13.
About BHSU Art Programs:
BHSU offers a wide variety of degrees in the arts and recently added a bachelor of fine arts (BFA) program for photography, studio art, and graphic design. A BFA is the industry standard for degree-seeking studio artists. Other degrees that BHSU offers in the art and humanities field include: art education, corporate communications, mass communication, music/music education, and more. For more information about the BHSU art programs visit