CURRENTLY ON DISPLAY:
Vanessa Frank | Solo exhibition
Bruce H. Lien Cultural Café & EVA Gallery | 06.17.21-08.13.21
Vanessa Frank is a 2021 High School graduate out of Stevens High School. She has been interested in the Arts for most of her life and continues to follow the Arts into college with pursuing an Interior Design major and minor in Studio Arts. Vanessa started diving into drawing portraits in 8th grade and only progressed and produced more art since then. Her visions include many 2D black and white portraits of people and architectural drawings. Many of Vanessa’s portraits are those who influence her in a certain way she wants to communicate through her Realism artwork. Vanessa’s art style is defined as being for aesthetic pleasure from careful detail, blending, and the realism within the drawings. Vanessa was in her Advanced Art show in high school, was in the Best of the West Exhibition at the Dahl, and won Best of the West. She is now striving for more local recognition and is participating in her own Emerging Artists show here at the Dahl.
My name is Vanessa Frank, I was originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota and then moved here to Rapid City, South Dakota. I am an artist that works with various types of media. I work with charcoal, pencils, pen, and colored pencils most of the time. The type of work that I create are realistic portrait drawings of people. Whether it be a friend, a loved one, or an icon/celebrity, I create from what draws my attention at certain times. I’ve also been getting into very detail-oriented pen drawings of architectural buildings and decorated rooms. My art makes me feel like I can produce what comes to my mind at specific times. The sky is the limit, and I always strive my best and stay passionate and driven in my work. I always try new things when it comes to my artwork, and I try to make the most realistic, blended, and precise piece every time I dive into art. I’m a self-taught artist that has practiced for 4-5 years now to get to where I am now. My dedication, time management, drive, patience, diligence, and creativity has helped me to grow and learn. My mission for my artwork is to show people through my precision and detail that I take the things around me serious and real, which helps express my perfectionism. Although most of my art isn’t emotional, you can see how these drawings convey my perfectionistic side with the immense detail, blending, and careful placement. I hope for people to get lost in my art and find their own overall understanding of my work.
Emerging Visual Artists Program
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
The RCAC encourages artists to submit proposals for exhibits showcasing their original works of art in the Bruce H. Lien Cultural Café and EVA Gallery. Through a variety of exhibitions showcasing artists of all different mediums, this program mentors emerging visual artists and assists in increasing their public exposure through the opportunity of a solo exhibition.
Not quite ready for a solo exhibition?
Get your artist friends together and submit a proposal for a group show of 1-5 artists. Each artist should complete an application and indicate that they are applying as part of a group and include the other participating artists names.
Not quite ready to exhibit, but in need of mentorship regarding your art?
Contact Tally Monteau to set up a meeting to discuss your goals as an artist.
For any questions, please contact:
Tally Monteau | Education Director
To view the complete call for emerging visual artists or download the EVA application, click the image links to the left.