Current Exhibits


The Sioux City Art Center presents exhibitions of local, national and international artists, as well as occasional touring Blockbuster shows.

Photographs by Robert E. Gillespie
Reception: Saturday, December 10, 1:00 – 3:00 pm December 3, 2016 – February 19, 2017
Photographs by Robert E. Gillespie

Sioux City photographer Bob Gillespie has had a love for cameras since boyhood. For many years as an adult, he continued to “dabble” in photography. However, over the last 25 years, Bob has become one of the most dedicated photographers in town. During that time he has smoothly transitioned from working with film and darkroom developing to digital photography and Photoshop. This exhibition presents a selection of his images taken over this time using four different cameras.

Ben Pratt
Reception: Saturday, December 17, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
December 17, 2016 – March 12, 2017
Ben Pratt


Ben Pratt combines his creativity and knowledge of art with the precise craftsmanship of a trained draftsperson. He should: he has a degree in drafting from Western Iowa Tech Community College and a degree in art from Briar Cliff University. His work ethic drives him to create paintings that are as crisply rendered as digital prints. His active mind searches for innovative ways to transform his ideas into fun, eye-popping images. Ben’s finished paintings are clean and clear, but always seems to be something more lurking behind the playfulness.

Though most art fans in Siouxland are familiar with Ben’s work, this exhibition will be the first opportunity for anyone to view a large number of his paintings at one time.

Ben Pratt, Canvas Stretcher, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 23 x 23 inches, courtesy of the artist

Ben Pratt Gallery Brochure


Contour Paintings by Jodi Whitlock
Reception: Saturday, December 17, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
December 17, 2016 – March 12, 2017
Contour Paintings by Jodi Whitlock


In her work of the last several years, Jodi Whitlock has explored different ways of presenting photographic images. This exploration has led her to create collages with found objects, paint, or other materials that have mined photographs for the meanings and emotions that might sit behind the picture plane. This exhibition presents paintings that are based on straightforward vintage portrait photographs. Going back to one of the earliest exercises that all art students are taught, Jodi creates blind contour drawings of the photographic portrait, using a single, continuous line. Sometimes the contour line is made using a black Sharpie; at other times, she uses a graphite pencil, which is then followed by acrylic paint that is squeezed from a bottle or syringe. She completes the artwork using only a few colors in acrylic paint to enhance whatever feeling her drawn portrait seems to express.

Jodi has a degree in art from Briar Cliff University with a minor in psychology, and a master of fine arts degree from the University of South Dakota.

Jodi Whitlock, Jean, 2016, mixed media on canvas, 20 x 16 inches, courtesy of the artist

Jodi Whitlock Gallery Brochure



Grant Wood
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Grant Wood's Corn Room mural

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For the first time since 1992, Grant Wood’s Corn Room mural is shown in its entirety. An exhibition gallery was created in the summer of 2007 in the third-floor H. H. Everist Gallery for long-term display of the mural, while at the same time allowing the remaining Jensen and Terra galleries to be used for changing exhibitions. The special installation of the Grant Wood mural was funded by a donation from Bill Turner.
Sculpt Siouxland
  June 4, 2015 – June 2, 2016
Sculpt Siouxland

letsgoIn its continuing effort to make a positive impact on downtown Sioux City, Sculpt Siouxland has brought in ten new sculptures for a one-year exhibition. The Sioux City Art Center and Sculpt Siouxland work collaboratively through financial support of the Gilchrist Foundation and many local businesses. Maps of Sculpt Siouxland will be available at the Art Center, Downtown Partners, and at two wayfinding stations along Fourth Street.


Let's Go, Terrence Karpowicz, Chicago, IL

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