The SDHCA Dakota MasterWorks Art Show held its 24th annual exhibition Oct. 28-29 at the Good Samaritan Society National Campus in Sioux Falls. The show featured art created by artists age 60 and older who are South Dakota residents. This year’s show included more than 130 artistic entries.

Craig L. Nearman of Elk Point won Honorable Mention for his Experienced Oil Painting named “Julianna.”

Professional judges awarded prizes for First, Second and Third place in each of seven categories and two age groups, as well as Honorable Mentions and Best of Show winners. People’s Choice designations were awarded based on the votes of those attending the show. Artists ranged in age from 60 to 94 years old.

“The SDHCA Dakota Masterworks Art Show is about highlighting the remarkable artistic accomplishments by older South Dakotans,” SDHCA Dakota MasterWorks Art Show Coordinator LuAnn Severson said. “Aging does not mean giving up our creativity, inspiration and talent.”

Categories included watercolor painting, oil painting, acrylic painting, drawing/pastels/scratchboard, photography, mixed media and wood carving. Age Categories for the competition were divided into ages 60-79 and 80 years of age and older. The show has been recognized by the National Mature Media Awards as an outstanding community involvement project.

First, Second, Third, Best of Show and People’s Choice will be on Exhibit at the Ramkota Hotel in Pierre during SDHCA Legislative Reception Jan. 25, 2022.

The South Dakota Health Care Association sponsors and coordinates the SDHCA Dakota MasterWorks Art Show. In addition, the show is supported by platinum level sponsors Great Western Bank, KELOLAND Media Group, Legacy Healthcare; gold level sponsors EmpRes Healthcare Management, Good Samaritan Society and Accura Healthcare; silver level sponsors Clarkson Health Care, Westhills Village Retirement Community, Tieszen Memorial Home, Dow Rummel Village, Bethany, Grand Living at Lake Lorraine, The Inn on Westport and Fischer Rounds and Associates; and bronze level sponsors Jenkins Living Center, Sisson Printing and Imagery Photography.

Visit www.sdhca.org and click on Consumer Info/Dakota MasterWorks to view this year’s winning entries.