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Art Collective


Pretty excited about this exhibit.

I have a mountain of $25 dollar paintings (OBO for the smaller ones) and 4 x 6″ digital photograph montages I did a few years back. I will let them go for a couple of bucks.

See you there!

Why not just leave the Graffiti?

Like the common sense with saving tax dollars by just having the city trim their own trees instead of sending out forestry goons to measure and send vague letters, the city could do the same by not continually painting over the graffiti in this tunnel, and just leave it;

“Quite a bit of money for us to come in and keep on painting this over, painting this over and painting this over. It’s certainly something the city doesn’t want to see and we want to cover it up as quickly as possible,” Huber said.

Here’s an idea, put up a sign at either entrance that reads, “Sioux Falls Artistic Freedom Graffiti tunnel, express yourself! (please refrain from gang related and vulgar messages).” Then put a disclaimer on it similar to what is on the snowplows. By painting over it constantly, all you are doing is creating a new canvas for the vandals.

And BTW, I don’t see how this is any different than the snowplows;

“It’s unfortunate that people choose to do that in our society. We try to teach our kids to respect things and others property,” Sheets said.

Technically it is public property so I am not sure who they are disrespecting. But for the kids sake, why not make it proper (legal) and let the kids express themselves like they do on the snowplows. Rapid City has art alley, and it has been extremely popular. Get with the program Sioux Falls! Random graffiti art is not a crime.

Mr. Schroeder, I figured out the scam years ago

This interview with Shaine pretty much sums up my experience with Arts Night. (I used to hear the rich and influential in Sioux Falls liked Arts Night so they could pickup cheap original art for gifts;

The Pavilion has gotten better, but I remember when I participated in their Arts Night a while back, and they sent out in the invitations to everybody to come to the auction. The invitations had the wrong date on it. This shit is so simple you guys. Who the heck is the head of marketing? You can put this all in the interview, because I want this to be common knowledge.
Here’s the thing that really gets me: you guys [The Pavilion] are approaching artists, who don’t make shit in the first place, some of us do, but even that ebbs and flows. Artists can have a good month and then the next five will be fucking terrible. Everybody’s been there. The Pavilion is asking us to basically donate our time and the money, for nothing, and you can’t even get the  date right? It’s so ridiculous to me. They offer like 25% if it sells, or would you like a ticket to come and cry and watch your stuff sell? It’s painful. I’ve done it three times now, and this was the last one. It will be the last one forever. The two before, I was pumped. I got the People’s Choice award two years in a row, and I was like, fuck yeah this is cool. That was when you didn’t have any option to get a commission, you just got a ticket. I had to fight tooth and nail for a second ticket, which I never even ended up getting.
I was surprised because I thought maybe that [piece] would bring a little bit higher bid, since I had won that award, and I was like, ok this’ll be cool. It was something that normally I would’ve sold for, I think $2,000 and they started the bid-this was back when they didn’t have reserves-they started the bid out at $100.  I think it ended up selling for like $250. Then they had the gall to come over and get me from the table and be like, “Shaine, this is so-and-so, they just bought your piece, would you like to meet them and shake their hand?” Fucking hardest handshake of my life.

Thumbs Up to Mr. Andrew Travers


I had the pleasure of meeting Andrew this summer over some great micro-brews at my neighborhood watering hole. We had a great convo about public education in Sioux Falls and his tenure at McGovern school.

I was so happy to see this story about him on KDLT.

There are great people in our community, and Andrew is one of them.

The Arts in Sioux Falls and South Dakota

Many of my artist friends have often asked me why I don’t participate locally much anymore. I will be honest, I’m F’ing bitter. You often read about the arts in this community and I get really ill to my stomach when I hear about ‘opportunities’ but they just don’t include anything monetary.

Recently I had a show at a community college in Minnesota. Not only did they not charge me a commission on my sales, they paid me to have the show there. This happens rarely in Sioux Falls.

People need to realize, artists don’t do this out of the goodness of their hearts to entertain people, they would also like gratitude for what they do. And even if they don’t, a reimbursement for supplies would be nice.

I wrote this little booklet several years ago, and ironically it still applies.

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Poetry Club w/Mr. Luden

Poem of Escape
When I call if the first word I say is Good-bye
it’s a sign I’m going on vacation to Mississippi
to watch waterfowl and tourists
stare at moving clouds
Charles Luden

New Art

My show comes down on Monday, but I have been working on some new stuff

“A Coke and a Smile” Jayne Mansfield on a cigar box. 7 x 9 x 1.675″ FOR SALE


My show is up!

Reception, tomorrow, September 17, 2-4 PM. Minnesota West College Performing Arts Center.

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Where am I?

And what the heck is this?





ART Exhibit: $25 dollar paintings & other works


‘BSH’ Mixed Media & Shoe Canvas on Masonite

I have over 70 paintings and other works on display now at Minnesota West Community College in Worthington, MN through the month of September.

My reception is Thursday, Sept. 17th, 2-4 PM in the lobby entrance of the performing arts center.