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Roanoke, VA Artist Selected for Nationally Recognized SculptureWalk
Work On Display In Unique Exhibition
Sioux Falls, SD — The work of artists from around the country and around the world, including Betty Branch of Roanoke, VA, meet on just a few streets in South Dakota as part of the nationally recognized SculptureWalk. SculptureWalk displays original outdoor sculptures in downtown Sioux Falls, SD and is proud to include Branch’s work among its 2012 selections.
She received her education Master of Arts from Hollins College, Roanoke, Virginia. Her award winning art has been widely exhibited in numerous private, corporate, university, and museum collections. Betty has also been featured in the Sculpture Review, a National Sculpture Society publication.
“SculptureWalk gives us an opportunity to give even more exposure to artists and their work in an environment that engages and educates on a daily basis,” says Jim Clark, SculptureWalk Director. “With more than 300,000 people visiting each year, this artwork receives an international audience.”
Artists place their sculptures in the program for one year. Sculptors may win any one or more of the 14 awards in the Best of Show, People’s Choice voting and the random drawings. Awards total $15,000.
Started in 2003, SculptureWalk is an exhibit of original outdoor sculptures displayed year-round in downtown Sioux Falls, SD. The sculptures are owned by sculptors from around the world and loaned to the exhibit. From May through September, the public votes for The People’s Choice sculpture, and that sculpture is purchased by the City of Sioux Falls. More than 300,000 people visit SculptureWalk each year, with more than 450 sculptures displayed since the event started. Artwork may be purchased after being displayed in SculptureWalk and many pieces from SculptureWalk are in private collections or donated to public organizations.