The Elizabeth Rubendall Artist-In-Residence Program

Since 2006, the Elizabeth Rubendall Foundation has generously funded an annual artist-in-residence program at the Great Plains Art Museum. During the residency, the artist interacts with the public, leads educational programs and tours, and creates a work of art for the museum’s permanent collection. The artist also receives a solo exhibition at the museum that coincides with their residency. In 2019, the museum opened the Elizabeth Rubendall Artist-in-Residence Studio and Education Lab to house the residency program. Made possible through a significant donation from Fred and Julie Hoppe, this studio provides a dedicated, flexible space in which the artist can work and engage with visitors.

There is no application process for the residency program; artists are identified and invited each year by museum staff. Interested in learning more about the program? Contact Museum Director and Curator Ashley Wilkinson at or 402-472-0599.

Groups interested in booking a tour or interaction with the current artist in residence should contact Education and Outreach Associate Alison Cloet at or 402-472-3964.

2024 Elizabeth Rubendall Artist in Residence

Angela Two Stars

Angela Two Stars (Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate), detail of Wótehiŋda, Wóawaŋyaŋke, Wóohoda: Love, Care, Respect
2024, acrylic, ribbon, paper

Angela Two Stars

Residency dates: April 9–13, 2024 & June 11–15, 2024

The Great Plains Art Museum’s 2024 Elizabeth Rubendall Artist in Residence is Angela Two Stars, a multidisciplinary visual artist, public artist, and curator. Angela is an enrolled member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate and received her BFA from Kendall College of Art and Design. She is the director of All My Relations Arts, a contemporary American Indian art gallery and arts program that is a project of the Native American Community Development Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Angela's public art graces the shores of Bde Maka Ska in Minnesota and honors the Dakota people of Mni Sota. Her sculpture, Okciyapi, was acquired by the Walker Art Center and is permanently installed in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Angela’s solo exhibition, (Re)Connected, will be on view at the museum from March 1 to July 20, 2024. Learn more about the exhibition.

Angela’s residency is titled “Okizipi (To Heal).” During her residency, Angela will invite the community to share in courageous conversations that focus on healing. Healing is a process that takes courage and commitment to undo the deep traumas Angela explores in the work featured in her exhibition (Re)Connected. While working onsite at the museum, Angela will also create an artwork that will become part of the museum’s permanent collection.

Visitors are encouraged to visit the artist in the lower-level Elizabeth Rubendall Artist-in-Residence Studio & Education Lab during the museum’s public hours. To schedule a group tour, email


Join us for a screening of “Bring Her Home,” a film that follows three Indigenous women — an artist, an activist and a politician —as they work to vindicate and honor their relatives who are victims in the growing epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. As they face the lasting effects of historical trauma, each woman searches for healing while navigating the oppressive systems that brought about this very crisis. After the screening, stay for a discussion with Angela Two Stars, who is featured in the film.

April 11, 5:30-7 p.m.

Linda Garcia
Sarah Rowe