2017 Awards

2017 People's Choice Award

the 2017 People's Choice Award winner is When Buffalo Roamed by Jerry McKellar. This piece will be purchased by the city of Sioux Falls and added to their permanent collection.

When Buffalo Roamed by Jerry McKellar
When Buffalo Roamed by Jerry McKellar

‘Best of Show’ Awards

The Best of Show awards are a part of a generous grant from the Scoular Family Trust to provide a monetary award for excellence in sculpture. Named the Virtuoso honor, artists jury each other’s work to select the Best of Show awards.  The overall winner receives $2,000 and all honorees are rewarded with $1,000.  The program was established in 2016 and is designed to recognize great works art and as an incentive artists to place their sculptures in Sioux Falls.

Best of Show, 1st Place | $2,000 Award

Eclipse - Ben Stillman

Best of Show II Awards | $1,000 Award for Each Sculptor

“Germination III” - Nathan Johansen - UT

“Solitude” - Tuck Langland - IN

“Geronimo” - Dawn Record - CO

“FishKaBobs” - Robert Bruce - SD

“Sitting Panther” - Eric Thorsen - MT

“Whirlwind of Life” - Travis Sorenson - SD

“Generations” - Ben Hammond - UT - 2nd leg of 3 to achieve Virtuoso Certification

“Salmon Runner” - Heather Wall, BC, Canada

“Nucleus” - Jeff Satter - SD

“MUSE-IC” - Lee Leuning/Sherri Treeby – SD

“Pecos” – Wayne Salge - CO