2019 Sculpture in the Hills


Artist Wayne Salge’s “Lookout” earned 1st Place Best of Show at the 2019 Sculpture in the Hills.


2020 Sculpture in the Hills

Please continue to check back for updates on the 2021 Show!


As our nation fights the COVID-19 outbreak, the Hill City Arts Council is doing its part to “flatten the curve.” We have been closely following the recommendations of our government leaders and the CDC. With this in mind, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Sculpture in the Hills Show and Sale. We believe the most important thing is to keep our artists and community safe. We will be using this time to plan next year’s show; be on the lookout for updates and exciting new additions!

We have been deeply moved by your support in this difficult time. Stay safe, stay healthy, and we will see you in 2021!

2019 Sponsors

2019 Award Sponsors

Best of Show
1st — Scull Construction
2nd — Viken Mediation
3rd — Hill City Evergreen Garden Club

People’s Choice
1st — Lesta & Mike Turchen
2nd — Dave & Bonnie Guerre
3rd — EMH Consulting

 Show Sponsors

$1000+ Level


$500 Level

Other Sponsors:

  • Alexander Drilling, Inc.
  • Jon & Gail Crane
  • Granite Sports
  • Hill City Dental
  • Julie & Joe Klein
  • Michael Koevenig & Christine Redden
  • Dave & Betsy Lyons
  • Thomas & Marilyn Novotny
  • Sander Sanitation
  • Sharon & Charlie Piper
  • John & Kay Rozell
  • Dave & Janette Snyder
  • State Farm Financial Services – Custer
  • Mike & Erica Welu
  • Jim Zeman

Support is provided with funds from the state of South Dakota,

through the Department of Tourism and the National Endowment for the Arts. 



2019 Participating Artists

Anna Achtziger – Sundance, WY

Tony Chytka – Belle Fourche, SD

Shawn Cline – Custer, SD

Jared & Nicole Davis – Crawford, CO

Jim Green – Hermosa, SD

Fritz Hoppe – Rapid City, SD

Raymond & Ralph Huck – Centennial, CO

Stuart Hurd – Priest River, ID

William Hugh Jennings – Buffalo, WY

Lenore Lampi – Duluth, MN

Candace Liddy – Excelsior, MN

Scott Luken – Yankton, SD

Clark Martinek – Mitchell, SD

Stephen Pratt – Rapid City, SD

James & Michele Pridgeon – Sundance, WY

Sue Quinlan – Boulder, CO

Wayne Salge – Johnstown, CO

Jeff Schaezle – Billings, MT

Travis Sorenson – Belle Fourche, SD

2019 Schedule of Events

Saturday, June 22, 10am- 6pm
Sunday, June 23, 10am- 4pm

Free to the public on Saturday and Sunday!


Sponsors’ & Patrons’ Reception

Friday, June 21 6-8pm
Advance tickets required
Call 605-574-2810


Saturday Events, June 22, 10AM­ – 6PM

All Day: People’s Choice Awards Voting – One vote per person!

All Day: Food-Sculpture Walk – pick up a map; enjoy the Food-Sculpture Walk

Daily: Plein Air Painters at Work

11 – 11:45AM Artist Demo: Jeff Schaezle: Stone hammer & chisel techniques

1 – 1:45PM Kids’ Art, ages 6 – 12: Create a Fairy or Hobbit House with art teachers Gina Stach & Mary Jo Marcy – followed by ice cream at TurtleTown

2 – 2:45PM Demo: Bladesmithing and Arts in STEM at SD School of Mines & Technology

6PM Tent Closes


Sunday Events, June 23, 10AM – 4PM

Daily: Plein Air Painters at Work

10AM – 2:45PM People’s Choice Awards Voting – One vote per person!

11 – 11:45AM Artist Demo: Raymond Huck: Turning segmented wood vessels

1 – 1:45PM Artist Demo: Jeff Schaezle: Sanding & finishing stone

3PM Announcement of People’s Choice Awards

4PM Tent closes





2019 Award Winners at Sculpture in the Hills

Best of Show
1st- Wayne Salge
2nd- Lenore Lampi
3rd- Raymond Huck

People’s Choice
1st- James & Michele Pridgeon
2nd- Travis Sorenson
3rd- Shawn Cline

Food Sculpture Winners
1st- Just Dandy
2nd- Cream
3rd- Alpine Inn
Honorable Mention- The Farmer’s Daughter

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