The Gallery at insideout features work in media including painting, prints, photographs, sculpture, pottery, and jewelry.

Some of the artists represented are Member Artists who not only display their work in our gallery, but also attend special events and teach classes. Here are a few of our member artists:

Winston Barclay worked as an arts publicist for 32 years, taking award-winning photos of musicians, actors, dancers, and writers that appeared online and in local, national and international publications. Since his retirement to Hill City he has concentrated primarily on images with no people in them at all — the terrain, wildlife, and intimate details of the mountains, caves, prairies, badlands, and ghost towns of the Black Hills region.

Sylvia Cox creates exquisite handmade sterling silver jewelry, drawing on inspirations from Navaho art to Frank Lloyd Wright. The impact of her “wearable art” ranges from dramatic to whimsical.

Bill Feterl, a Signature Artist of Artist of the Black Hills and a member of the Northern Plains Watercolor Society, considers himself a traditional watercolorist. His favorite subjects are rustic – old automobiles, abandoned buildings and broken-down fences grab his interest. But he has also illustrated safety manuals for mining companies. He is a Black Hills native and Black Hills State graduate who has spent most of his life in the Lead/Deadwood area.

Jim Green, a People’s Choice Award winner at Sculpture in the Hills, is primarily a bronze sculptor although he has worked as a draftsman, machinist, steel fabricator, sign man, neon bender, foundry man, and mold maker. In his work balance, proportion, and subtle movement are key elements that provoke an emotional response that suggests a story as individual as the person who sees it.

Jerry Jessen of Rapid City is a Dakota Artist Guild member who has been an artist and art educator for more than 40 years. He has worked in many media over the years, but he prefers to work 3-dimensionally, creating mixed media pieces or hand-building clay pottery.

Sonja Taylor is a long-time South Dakota artist, educator and Fulbright Scholar. Sonja designed the posters for the Hill City Quilt Show for five years, and those images became limited-edition labels for Prairie Berry Winery. Melding her love of art and art materials with her international experiences, Taylor has created works that explore a variety of painting techniques, surfaces and textures.

Susan Scheirbeck’s first career was as a graphic designer for several years in Colorado. She apprenticed for Alan Masaoka, master stained glass artist in Carmel, CA, and has been playing creatively with stained glass for 30 years. Contemporary glass, lead came constructed, is her preferred style for  longevity: “I want my work enjoyed in the future!”

Yoko “Tenyoh” Sugawara is a Japanese “social expressionist” artist who lives in Rapid City. Tenyoh, an evocative family name, means “an ocean looking down from a mountaintop.” During a career as a healthcare worker, she reflected her experiences in painting, but since her retirement in 2012 she has pursued her long-held dream of working in clay. She hopes her works will invite her viewers on a journey of self-reflection.


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