Check out some art at the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo

Stock Show Art 9Kathy Sigle is an artist and she’s in charge of an art gallery at the Stock Show and Rodeo. What had started many years ago in a single booth has now grown into a showcase of diversity in the fine arts in the area from paintings, jewelry, pottery, photography and metal work.

Kathy’s artwork is all watercolor, something she’s been doing for 30 years, and focuses on Western culture. Her art is influenced by the horses her family owned when they moved to Pierre.

“An artist may tend to draw what they’re around, what they’re influenced with. And so I just immersed myself with the horses and the cattle, and I just loved the Western way of life,” Kathy said. “So to see them out in their natural habitat and seeing the birds fly and the ears twitch and, you know, horses ears are very expressive. The pinned ears mean watch out, you know, curiosity, listening. So I like to try to get the emotion from the animal.”

Take a look at some of the artwork!

This year will also feature the second Chair-ity Auction event.

“About 10 artists painted on chairs of their choosing. And then we’ll throw a silent auction at the Black Hills Stock Show, people can bid on the chairs, and then it goes to benefit the Youth Livestock Scholarship Foundation and the Rainbow Bible Ranch,” said Kathy.

All of the chairs are hand-painted, and there’s even a photographer who worked on a chair.

The gallery can be found upstairs in the Alpine Ponderosa room.

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