The Dahl calls for entries in Mountain Photo Competition and Exhibit

All photographers are encouraged to submit photos for the Dahl Arts Center's 17th annual Dahl Mountain Photo Competition and Exhibit.

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The submissions for the show should reflect a mountain culture or lifestyle, which includes idea, values and beliefs that are shared by people thriving near a mountainous terrain.

Karen Mahoney's Kid-der-garten Tour was 1st place in Adult Experienced

Karen Mahoney’s Kid-der-garten Tour was 1st place in Adult Experienced, courtesy The Dahl

Judges will select the show through a blind jury process. There are 3 exhibit categories which are youth, adult amateur and adult professional. Judges will award first, second and third places in each category along with a best of show award and there is also a people’s choice award.

Leith Sandness's Single File was Youth place in youth

Leith Sandness’s Single File was Youth place in youth, courtesy the Dahl

Submissions will be taken until February 5 and the exhibit will be displayed from March 12 – April 24, 2021 during the Dahl Mountain Culture Festival.

Jeannie Larson, Assistant Curator at the Dahl Arts Center, says, “This year we are looking a little bit for some new, exciting ideas. We typically get a lot of wildlife but this year we are kinda looking for something that breaks the barrier a little bit when considering mountain culture. We also are looking for not just the Black Hills Regions and the Badlands, we are looking for it from all over the world.”

Heidi Stefanich's Flowstate was 1st place in Adult Amateur and Hobbyist

Heidi Stefanich’s Flowstate was 1st place in Adult Amateur and Hobbyist, courtesy The Dahl

Larson goes on to say that she would encourage anyone to submit a photo. Entries are $10 each.  The submission process is entirely online, click here.

And for any last minute Christmas shoppers, the gift shop at the Dahl features original, hand made gifts that support local artists.

Larson thanks the community for the continued support for the arts, especially during the pandemic, saying, “Being in a gallery space, being able to access art for students, you know, adults – it’s really important, now more than ever . It’s an expression, it relieves energy…it’s a great thing so we’re learning a lot. Our future fundraisers – we have a lot planned to be virtual still, for the next few months.”

im Buchanan's The Pitons and the Rope River was Best of Show last year.

Jim Buchanan’s The Pitons and the Rope River was Best of Show, courtesy The Dahl

And they still also have free gingerbread house building kits available for kids (while supplies last). Gift certificates for classes are also available.

Gingerbread House Kit

Gingerbread House Kit, courtesy The Dahl

They will be open Wednesday (December 23) 10-5 p.m. then closed Thursday and Friday for Christmas. Click here for full hours.

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