12th Annual DAHL MOUNTAIN PHOTO EXHIBITION & COMPETITION
Inez & Milton Shaver Gallery & Lobby Gallery
04.01.16 - 05.07.16
We are pleased to announce the 12th Annual Dahl Mountain Photo Competition + Exhibit, where the outdoors come in to celebrate mountain culture. This annual juried photography competition is part of the Dahl Mountain Culture Festival.
Chris Huber, photo editor at the Rapid City Journal and Steve Babbitt, regional artist/photography professor, have selected this year’s participants through a blind jury process. There are three exhibit categories – youth (18 and under), adult amateur/hobbyist and adult experienced/professional. Judges have award prizes for First, Second and Third place in all three categories plus a Best of Show award. Additional awards to be selected include Curator’s Choice and People’s Choice awards. Winners will be announced at the artists’ reception on Friday, April 1 at the DahlArts Center. The winning photos will be printed in The Rapid City Journal and featured on their website.
Visitors to the exhibit will select the PEG SAGEN MEMORIAL People’s Choice Award. This is a special award named in honor of Peg Sagen, former editor of the Rapid City Journal who was at that post for more than 20 years. The public is encouraged to vote for their favorite photo while the exhibition is on display, April 1 through May 7. The People’s Choice Award winner will be announced on May 10, after the exhibition closes.
This exhibit is generously sponsored by the Rapid City Journal, Black Hills Photo Program, Rapid City Journal and South Dakota Arts Council.
WOOD SHOCK | Bryan Christiansen
Sen. Stan Adelstein & Lynda K. Clark Gallery
02.19.16 - 05.21.16
Wood shock is an antiquated term used in the late 19th century to classify a person who is genuinely lost in the wilderness. Christiansen has adopted the terminology to expand on themes of hunting and nature.
Wood Shock is a collection of freestanding sculptures and wall-mounted assemblages that pursue points of intersection between humans, their environments and proximity to nature. Using hunting as an ideological point of departure, Christiansen hunts and gathers materials found in and around the cities he has lived in order to create life and larger-than-life sized animals, skulls and reliquaries, all in homage to the secret lives we live. Through a ritualistic process of gathering, deconstructing and assembling, the works in Wood Shock transform discarded and abandoned objects in alleyways and dumpsters into prized mementos.
Bryan Christiansen is a South Dakota native who received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Nevada, Reno with a minor in Philosophy in 2009. He has exhibited throughout the western U.S. and is represented by the Stremmel Gallery in Reno NV.
Exhibit generously sponsored by Denny Gemeny, South Dakota Arts Council and the Rapid City Arts Council.
EVOLUTION: A RETROSPECTIVE | Sarah Rogers
Ruth Brennan Gallery
01.29.16 - 04.30.16
This survey exhibit spans the past thirty years of Sarah’s career as a fine artist. Although the choice of subject matter and medium are traditional, it is Sarah’s approach to both that creates her uniquely signature painting style. Sarah’s medium is watercolor and the subject matter is primarily of animals and birds living throughout the Black Hills environment.
Sarah portrays recognizable subjects, but they are only vehicles for a greater subject: the paint itself. The focus of this show is the artist’s handling of color, line, texture, space and the regard for how to move paint across a surface. Her style of painting has much to do with her background in graphics.
After receiving her BFA from the University of Florida, Sarah moved to South Carolina to work as a graphic designer. She later went on to New York City where she worked for a decade as art director for an advertising agency before moving to the Black Hills region where she now lives and paints in Sundance, Wyoming. Sarah is the recipient of a 2015 Wyoming Governor’s Arts Award.
Exhibit generously sponsored by Elf & Rusty Swan, Warrior’s Work and Ben West Gallery, South Dakota Arts Council and Rapid City Arts Council.
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MINI MASTERS PRE-SCHOOL ART EXHIBIT | Various Artists
Bruce H. Lien Cultural Cafe
04.01.16 - 05.02.16
The RCAC and Early Childhood Connections partner with local childcare and preschool programs as part of the Week of the Child™. The foundation for children’s success in school and later is formed during birth through age 8 and arts learning helps develop the critical thinking, collaborative, and creative skills to set them on a strong, healthy path.
The RCAC’s Emerging Visual Artists Program showcases the talents of local artists and provides a cohesive structure to help artists organize, plan and sustain creative careers, and increase satisfaction in their art practices.
Still photography is permitted for personal, noncommercial use with a hand-held camera/mobile device. Sharing on social media is encouraged! Photographs may not be published, sold, reproduced, transferred, distributed or otherwise commercially exploited. The use of flashes, tripods or video cameras is prohibited unless permission is obtained from the Curator.
Animals are not permitted in the galleries, with the exception of service dogs.