Mitchell ACT has the finalists of the mural contest and we need YOUR help to find our winner! All you have to do is pick your favorite. Follow this link to do so! – https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/W7HDQMD
Survey closes March 3rd, so get your votes in now!!
And Here’s a little something about the artists! – (descriptions of artist and work are also in the survey!)
Shaila Peterson, artist of the hat rack, was born and spent the majority of her youth in eastern South Dakota. She received her B.A. in advertising Design and Fine Art from Northern State University in 2002. Shaila has exhibited her work in both solo and group shows. Her work can be found in private collections throughout the United States. She currently resides with her family in Lead SD working as a painter.
Alexa Brtna, artist of “5” is a local photographer who started her business at the age of 18. Along with her portrait and wedding work, Alexa has worked with many local businesses, creating a unique high fashion feel for her clients. Those familiar with Bliss Bridal and Hollywood Styles would have seen her editorial like photos done for them. Besides enjoying photography her passions include painting, swimming, and reading strange novels.
David Cantrell, artist of “Stranger”, is currently living in Mitchell South Dakota. He earned both his BFA and MFA in visual arts several decades ago, and have since continued to be a practicing and teaching artist at the professional level. He taught college art for a bit. Over ten years, and K-12 art almost ten years altogether. Hi largest piece ever was a community mural “Flowers From Our Garden” on the Trinity river emergency spillway which was 114X70 ft.
Sonni Howard, artist of “Night Chasing Day” has been a Mitchell resident since she was in 3rd grade. She currently works for graphic packing and has a 5 year old daughter. Sonni has always been interested in art, starting many different projects. She now draw and paints when she can for both her and her friends.
**The work is up at the Pepsi-Cola Theatre for anyone to come and see in person! A link to voting is posted above. Votes can also be emailed, messaged to us on Facebook, or given to us in person at the theatre.**