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Date: Jan 28 - Feb 04, 2022
What a treat! Some of the talented artists in the Pro Health Western Art Show have created something extra special this year as a way to give back!

Participating artists have "upcycled" a chair of their choosing and created a one-of-a-kind piece of art! All pieces will be sold through a silent auction. Check back early and often to see if your bid holds up! Bids open at 10am on January 28 and close at 7:30pm on February 4. Winners must pick up their chairs by 5pm on Feb. 5.

The CHAIR-ITY auction proceeds will benefit our youth livestock participants through scholarships and the Rainbow Bible Ranch (a youth camp in Meade County, SD where kids can enjoy riding horses, herding cattle and learning about a working cattle ranch).

Auction winners are responsible for picking up their chairs at the close of the show on February 5. BHSS will not ship any chairs.
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Wyoming Silvers - Jill Hendrix

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A long time ago
I was a tree
The black hills was home
For my friends and me

A nice man sat below me and
took a nap
He could have chosen those
other saps
With glee he chose me!

He planed and he sanded and created with care
A special little chair
for his special lair

I have been there for laughter
I've been there for tears
Endured the Crayola's
Then forgotten for years

Stuffed in a dark corner I
thought I was doomed
thoughts of becoming
firewood was beginning to

Salvation one day in the form
of a lady
She thought I was perfect
Though not in my hey day

She thinks I'm a treasure
that will bring so muhc
She fiddled and drew
And began to measure
She got out some paint
And painted some feathers

Once again, I feel special
I don't want to roam
Just a place for the little ones
If you will just give me a home!


This chair was an antique lovers find! Sturdy, well built….but missing a few critical parts; which made the price Just Right! And so with a little TLC and the imagination and expertise of Stuart Hurd, the metal sculptor; this chair has come back to life! And is now ready to become a conversation piece in your home!

Kathy Sigle Art

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I have never painted on furniture before but the idea was appealing, so when the “chair-ity” event was decided upon, I jumped on board. One cannot decide what image they’ll paint on the chair until the chair is chosen. So I started my quest. I hunted through several thrift stores scouring through unwanted furnishings looking for the chair that would earn the status of a one-of-a-kind treasure. I knew I didn’t have time to disassemble and re-glue parts, so I looked for something sturdy and ready for a paint job…and then I spotted it. A 29” tall bar stool, sometimes called a saddle seat bar stool. I decided to paint the horse eyes because of the long thin seat. (17.5x9) This is my first serious acrylic painting. Not only have I never painted on furniture, I’m also naive to acrylics. This was a challenge but I enjoyed learning along the way. The benefit is a silent auction with part of the proceeds going to Youth Livestock Scholarships and also to Rainbow Bible Ranch (a youth camp located on a working cattle and horse ranch). If you’d like to own my first acrylic or help out with this benefit by bidding then please come to the Alpine/Ponderosa rooms at the Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo.

Cristen Joy Photography

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This chair features my photograph, South Dakota Prairie. I chose this image to capture the essence of our prairie landscape with a chair similar to one my husband remembers as a kid, sitting at the ranch kitchen table.

I found this chair at a thrift store, stripped the old stain/paint off and reapplied a shade of wood stain I thought paired well with South Dakota Prairie. I created a print roughly the length of the chair and painstainkingly cut out each section to lay into the seat and back.

After adhering the print to the chair, I sealed it and then added a resin coating. I finished the wood with a few coats of polyurethane.

Russ Duerksen Art

This child's rocking chair was created by a company in Mitchell, SD that made furniture for the Ducks Unlimited banquets. In the past I created artwork for them to use on their furniture. They gave me this chair for our kids. Since then our kids and grandkids used this chair and now it is time for it to go to another child. The rabbit and bear were originally stamped into the wood, so I gave them detail by painting them and also added the butterfly painting down below.

David Dorsey Western Art

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David printed some of his artwork on fabric for this beautiful, upcycled chair!

Out of Nowhere Art - Teri McTighe

This chair was designed by Teri McTighe. She incorporated her original watercolors, sculpture, and acrylic painting into a piece she calls “Enduring Legacy of the West” which incorporates symbols sacred and important to both Native and Cowboy cultures - the bald eagle, horses, the American bison - and to the pioneer spirit, the Longhorn and the American flag. The artwork incorporated into the chair represents how both these cultures continue to survive and thrive together.

Lasting Impressions Studio - Bonnie Brahms

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David Graham Western Art

Bruce Speidel Gallery

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