April 8, 2016

In recognition of her significant achievements in the visual arts, Associate Professor of Art Ceca Cooper was selected as one of ten artists from across the state to present her artwork as part of the South Dakota Governor’s 7th Biennial Art Exhibition.

“I am incredibly honored to have been chosen from amongst so many talented artists in South Dakota,” said Cooper. “This exhibition will be a highlight of my artistic career.”

According to Governor Dennis Daugaard, a grant was awarded by the South Dakota Arts Council to the South Dakota Art Museum, Rapid City Arts Council, Washington Pavilion Visual Arts Center and the John A. Day Museum at the University of South Dakota to produce the 7th Biennial Art Exhibition. With funds from the grant, the show will travel around the state for two years.

“For this 7th Biennial, the four curators representing these institutions nominated ten outstanding artists,” said Governor Daugaard. “All four curators then voted on the ten artists to invite to participate in this exhibition. The idea was to choose a small group of artists who have had an enduring impact on the visual arts of South Dakota through their creative statewide achievements.”

The South Dakota Governor’s Biennial Art Exhibition program was established in 2004 to recognize and encourage South Dakota artists to promote the artistic identity of South Dakota and to celebrate the cultural and artistic heritage and future of our state. 

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