Nancy Losacker in her garden.

Artist's Statement

Each visual piece is part me and part you – my thoughts and your view.

Some are about Beauty
Some are about Color
Some are about Love

And most are also about species, space, carbon, materials, ethics, scale, time, history, habitat, migration, culture, friendships, politics, gardening, humanity, devastation, composition, technique and, certainly, Joy.

WORKS IN PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

Washington Pavilion of Arts & Sciences
Visual Arts Center, Sioux Falls, SD
Nobels County Art Center, Worthington, Minnesota
University of South Dakota, Warren M. Lee Fine Arts Collection, Vermillion, SD
Northeastern Community College, Norfolk, NE
South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings, SD

SELECTED NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITS

2005
Solo:“Föhr & Missouri” Oil on paper Wik auf Föhr, Germany
2013
Solo:The Allison Gallery, Tusculum College, Greenville, TN
2000
Solo:"Birds & the Missouri River", Octavia’s Haze Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2004
Solo:"Idols: An Installation", District of Columbia Arts Center, Washington, DC; College Gallery, Grand Junction, Colorado
2003
Juried & Invitational: "Women’s Vision", Midtown Art and Ornament Gallery, Kansas City, MO
South Dakota Governor's Biennial Art Exhibition catalologue, front cover. Nancy Loscaker shown in the South Dakota Governor's Biennial Art Exhibition catalologue.

SELECTED NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITS

2012
Invitational: “Journey Women”, Washington Pavilion of Arts & Sciences, Visual Arts Center, Sioux Falls, SD
Invitational: “P3” (Poets, Painters & Pavilion) “Big Sioux River, Union County” with poet Norma Wilson, Washington Pavilion of Arts & Sciences, Visual Arts Center, Sioux Falls, SD
Solo Invitational: “Mosaic Birds”, Brule Café, Vermillion, SD
2011
Solo Invitational: “Mosaic Birds”, Minnesota West Community Technical College, Worthington, MN
Invitational: “Maps & Mosaics,” Gallery 110, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD
Invitational: “P3” (Poets, Painters & Pavilion) “Turkey Vultures” with poet Norma Wilson, Washington Pavilion of Arts & Sciences, Visual Arts Center, Sioux Falls, SD
2010
Solo Invitational: “Mosaic Birds,” Vermillion Area Arts Council, Vermillion, SD
Invitational: “P3” (Poets, Painters & Pavilion) “Share the Lead” with poet Norma Wilson, Washington Pavilion of Arts & Sciences, Visual Arts Center, Sioux Falls, SD
2009
Invitational: “P3” (Poets, Painters & Pavilion) “Missouri River” with poet Norma Wilson, Washington Pavilion of Arts & Sciences, Visual Arts Center, Sioux Falls, SD
Solo Invitational: “Mirrors,” Vermillion Area Arts Council, Vermillion, SD
2008
Solo Invitational: “Pastel Drawings & Sculptures,” Lumo Studios & Gallery, Vermillion, SD
Solo Invitational: “Pastel Drawings & Wood Carvings,” East Bank Gallery, Sioux Falls, SD
Solo Invitational: “Trays & Mirrors,” Coffee Shop Gallery, Vermillion, SD
2007
Solo Invitational: “Bird Paintings,” Coffee Shop Gallery, Vermillion, SD
2004
Invitational: Main Street Gallery, Vermillion, SD
Invitational: University of South Dakota Alumni Show, Vermillion, SD
2003
Solo: “Animal Doors”, Gayville Hall Gallery, Gayville, SD
2002
Solo: Minnesota West, Worthington, MN
2001
Juried & Invitational: "SD Artist’s Series", South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings, SD
2000
Juried & Invitational: "Group Show." Apex Gallery, SD School of Mines & Technology, Rapid City, SD;
"Alumni Exhibit in Sculpture & Ceramics", USD Fine Arts Gallery, Vermillion, SD
1999
Solo: "What I Saw Last Summer", The Coffee Shop Gallery, Vermillion, SD
Juried & Invitational: Governor’s Awards in the Arts Exhibit "South Dakota Proud: Original Images by Contemporary SD Artists", Pierre, SD
1998
Juried & Invitational:"Extraordinary Transformations", Isaac Lincoln Gallery, Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD;
"Photographs and Sculpture, The Daily Grind, Sioux City, IA; "Art Beyond Boundaries 1998 (XII), Chadron State College, Chadron, NB
1997
Solo: Northeastern Community College, Norfolk, NB
Juried & Invitational:"Women of Spirituality", Oscar Howe Art Center, Mitchell, SD; Governor’s Awards for the Arts, Pierre, SD
1996
Solo: Invitational Installations: University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD; South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings, SD;
Civic Fine Arts Center, Sioux Falls, SD
Juried & Invitational: "Food for Thought", Oscar Howe Art Center, Mitchell, SD; "Metals and More", Dahl Fine Arts Center. Rapid City, SD
1995
Solo: "Granary Doors", Dahl Fine Arts Center. Rapid City, SD; Gallery 306, Sioux Falls, SD; The Coffee Shop Gallery, Vermillion, SD
Juried & Invitational: "Summer Arts 18", USD Fine Arts Gallery, Vermillion, SD
1994
Solo: Civic Fine Arts Center, Sioux Falls, SD; The New Gallery, SD School of Mines & Technology, Rapid City, SD
Juried & Invitational: "Women’s Research Conference Art Exhibition", Washington Street Arts Center, Vermillion, SD; "Art Beyond Boundaries", Spearfish, SD
1993
Solo: "Small Idols", The Coffee Shop Gallery, Vermillion, SD; Mount Marty College, Yankton, SD
Juried & Invitational:"Women’s Research Conference Art Exhibition", Washington Street Arts Center, Vermillion, SD; Mitchell Area Arts Council Juried Art Exhibition, Mitchell SD; "Alumni Invitational", USD, Vermillion, SD
1992
Solo: "Plank Idols", Northeastern Community College, Norfolk, NB
Juried & Invitational:"Nobels County Art Show", Worthington, MN (Honorable Mention); "Side Walk Arts", Sioux Falls, SD
1991
Solo: "Plank Idols", Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD; The Coffee Shop Gallery, Vermillion, SD;
Washington Street Art Center, Vermillion, SD; Dakota Galleries, Sioux Falls, SD
Juried & Invitational:"Summer Arts 16", USD Fine Arts Gallery, Vermillion, SD; "Black Hills Invitational", Dahl Fine Arts Center. Rapid City, SD; "Seventeen Women Artists", The Coffee Shop Gallery, Vermillion, SD; Nobels County Art Center, Worthington, MN "9th Annual Juried Sioux City Art Fair", Sioux City, IA (Honorable Mention); "Art in the Courtyard", Worthington, MN (Best of Show); "Side Walk Arts", Sioux Falls, SD

CATALOGUES & PUBLICATIONS

South Dakota Magazine: Breaking the Mold: Vermillion Sculptor Does What Hasn’t Been Done. March/April, 2002, Vol 1, No 6, pp 80-85, six page feature article by Jerry Wilson including photographs of small idols, plank idols, granary doors and other work;
Photograph of plank idol used as illustration for article in The Other Side (magazine-November/December 1995);
Annual Museum, Galleries and Artists Guide in Art in America (magazine - listed 1994 to 2002);
The Work of Art, video/performance by Elizabeth Wesley Middleton, 1994;
Women’s Vision Catalogue, Women’s Vision in Kansas City, Mo (catalogue -1993);
Alumni Invitational Exhibition - 1993, sponsored by the University of South Dakota Art Department (catalogue -1993);
Black Hills Invitational, sponsored by Dahl Fine Arts, Rapid City, SD (catalogue -1991);
South Dakota Sculpture Invitational, sponsored by the University of South Dakota and Dahl Fine Arts, Rapid City, SD (catalogue -1988).

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

South Dakota Artist’s Network (Founding Member); Women’s Art Registry of Minnesota (WARM); Vermillion Area Art’s Council (4 years on Board of Directors); USD Fine Arts Gallery Advisory Committee

ART-RELATED EMPLOYMENT SUMMARY

TEACHER: 1982 - PRESENT
Artist in Schools: South Dakota Arts Council, 1982 to present. Conduct week and month-long residencies for students K to 12; assist art teachers in creative development of curriculum and work with youth at risk in programs in towns and schools throughout South Dakota.
Instructor of Art: Worthington Community College, Worthington, MN, 12/91 to 5/92. Courses included Art History, Art Appreciation, Painting, Drawing, Art for Educators, Gallery Management, and Arts and Crafts;
Vermillion Public Schools, Vermillion, SD, 8/03 to 10/03. Teach art in the two city grade schools to students K-5; full-time grade school art teacher substituting for regular art teacher who was on maternity leave.
Vermillion Public Schools, Vermillion, SD, 9/04 to present. Substitute teacher.
Ireland. Two weeks summer 2005. Assistant for Painting workshop through Worthington Community College, Worthington, MN.
Solo Artist in the Libraries: Teach visual arts in summer programs through small town libraries throughout South Dakota.

RESTORATION ARTIST: 1985 - PRESENT
Consultant:Consultant for Restoration of the Mead Building on the campus of the Human Services Center, Yankton, SD, 2012
Consultant for Restoration of the Historic Lead Opera House, Lead, SD, 1999
Stenciling Contractor:
Historic private homes and businesses in Vermillion, SD, 1994 to present;
Washington Pavilion of Arts & Sciences, Sioux Falls, SD, 1999;
American Indian Services, Sioux Falls, SD, 1993;
Howe Building, Deadwood, SD, 1990;
Adam’s House, Deadwood, SD, 1988;
Siouxland Heritage Museum, The Old Courthouse Museum, Sioux Falls, SD, 1987;
South Dakota State Capitol Building, Pierre, SD 1985-86.

SCULPTOR/INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR: 1994

Independent Artist - Contractor:
Assistant to Martin Wanzerski for public sculpture commission entitled "Rapid Trout", sponsored by the South Dakota Cement Plant, Rapid City, SD

MUSEUM EXHIBITS CURATOR: 1992 - 1993

Worked part-time for the W.H. Over State Museum, Vermillion, SD. Duties included setting up temporary and permanent exhibits for the historical and natural history museum.