Three recognized in Mayor's award for the arts

Two artists and a downtown building have been recognized for their contribution to arts and culture in Sioux Falls.The Sioux Falls Mayor's Awards for the Arts Individual Excellence Award went to Jerry Fogg, a mixed-media, pencil and ink, and acrylic and watercolor tribal artist.He is also the lead vocalist for the contemporary rock band Native Soul and a Sioux Falls business owner. He's previously received the People's Choice Award: Artists of the Plains and Best of Show: Artists of the Plains.Cherapa Place received the Organizational Achievement Award in the Arts.Located on the site of a former feed mill, the building helped spur other riverfront and east bank development. Their local art collection ranges from bronze and mixed metal sculptures on the exterior to paint, photography, and mixed media inside.Linda Boyd was recognized with the Charlotte Carver Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts. She and her husband, John, own Prairie Star Gallery in downtown Sioux Falls. Over the past 17 years, the gallery has promoted 100 juried artists and more than 1,000 reservation artists, sold more than $4.5 million of authentic native art, and served more than 22,000 customers from around the world.The mayor's awards, sponsored by the Sioux Falls Arts Council, were presented April 24, at TSP Architecture.This year's nominees included: Fogg, Lee Leuning and Sherri Treeby, and Paul Schiller in the individual category; Augustana College, Cherapa Place and Eugene Field A+ Elementary School in the organizational division, and Boyd, Carl Grupp and Ron Robinson for livetime achievement.article source