Gov. Noem announces 2022 student art exhibition

Art to be on display through September

Gov. Kristi Noem announced 12 students being recognized through the Governor's Student Art Competition.
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PIERRE — Gov. Kristi Noem recently announced 12 students who are being recognized for their artistic talents through the Governor’s Student Art Competition. An exhibition of the artwork is now open to the public in the South Dakota Capitol building.

The Governor’s Student Art Exhibition includes work from the following students:

K-2 Division

Pumpkins at Night by Eva Lindholm, Burke Elementary.
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Eva Lindholm, Burke Elementary, 2nd grade, Burke

J.T. Olson, Whitewood Elementary, kindergarten, Whitewood


Artistic Apples by Aubree Sanderson, Burke Elementary.
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Aubree Sanderson, Burke Elementary, 1st grade, Burke

3-5 Division

Twilight by Ily Peck, Burke Elementary.
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Ily Peck, Burke Elementary, 4th grade, Bonesteel

Ava Hyronimus, Harvey Dunn Elementary, 5th grade, Beresford

Color Wheel Peacock by Danae Feenstra, Dakota Christian School.
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Danae Feenstra, Dakota Christian School, 5th grade, Harrison

6-8 Division

Easton Schwartz, Selby Area School, 8th grade, Selby

Theo Authier, Patrick Henry Middle School, 8th grade, Sioux Falls


Electric Lines at Sunset by Aine Graesser, Chamberlain Middle School.
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Aine Graesser, Chamberlain Middle School, 8th grade, Chamberlain

9-12 Division

Hannah Hofer, Homeschool, 12th grade, Colton

Ella Ratliff, Lincoln High School, 11th grade, Sioux Falls

Julianna Doll, T.F. Riffs High School, 9th grade, Pierre

A panel of 10 professional artists served as judges for the competition. The top-three ranked pieces in each age division are included in the exhibition. The exhibition brochure can be viewed at .

The Governor’s Student Art Exhibition is open for viewing in the first-floor rotunda of the Capitol through September of 2022. The Capitol is open to the public on Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on weekends and holidays 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. For tours of the State Capitol, call 605-773-3688; for tours of the Governor’s Residence, contact Rick Augusztin at 605-773-3688 or .

This program for student artists is a collaboration between Governor Noem and the South Dakota Arts Council, a state agency organized under the South Dakota Department of Tourism.

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