by Tracie Tuttle–Sioux City artists showed off their talents at the bi-annual Seasonal Showcase at their downtown gallery.
Gallery 103 artists, located on the ground floor of the Ho-Chunk Centre, opened up their gallery for the public to see the new art they’ve been creating. The bi-annual Seasonal Showcase, which was held November 1st and 2nd, was the perfect opportunity for everyone to come and enjoy original artwork, talk to the artists, and listen to live music.
The gallery is home to 18 artists whose mediums range from painting, drawing, print-making, jewelry, and more.
Terri McGaffin, transition coordinator for the visual arts department and Gallery 103 artist, said that the Seasonal Showcase is a chance for the artists to “establish a regular pattern of having sales” in this gallery space, which has only been open for a year.
The relatively new gallery has had several advantages in the Ho-Chunk Centre – the artist used the upcoming Festival of Trees as an example. “There are so many people in the atrium that come and go throughout the week. We are really happy that we can be in a location like that where so many people can see us,” said McGaffin.
McGaffin added that the artists are closer than ever in this gallery space, where communication is easier and impromptu critiques are common.
If you didn’t make it to the Seasonal Showcase this fall, Gallery 103 will be having another one in the spring of 2020 and the gallery is open from 10am-1pm every Saturday.
You can learn more about Gallery 103 HERE