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For Immediate Release: 02.05.19


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Denise Du Broy

Rapid City Arts Council

Dahl Arts Center

605.394.4101 x206



WHAT: 15th Annual Dahl Mountain Photo Competition + Exhibit

EXHIBIT DATES:  03.01.2019 – 04.20.2019

ARTISTS’ RECEPTION: Friday, March 1, 5-7pm; Awards Presentation 6pm

WHERE: Dahl Arts Center | 713 7th Street, Rapid City, SD 57701

WHY: Bringing ART + PEOPLE together


We are pleased to announce the 15th Annual Dahl Mountain Photo Competition + Exhibit, where the outdoors come in to celebrate mountain culture. This exhibition is on display at the Dahl Arts Center from March 1 – April 20. Join us on Friday, March 1 from 5 – 7pm for an opening reception and awards presentation for this year’s artists. This annual juried photography competition is part of the Dahl Mountain Culture Festival.

Ryan Hermens, photographer at the Rapid City Journal, Steve Babbitt, regional artist/photography professor and Ted Ayers, master photographer, 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 will award the Rapid City Journal cash awards for first, second and third place in all three categories, plus a Rapid City Journal Best of Show award. The Peg Sagen People’s Choice award will be announced at the end of the exhibit. Winners will be announced at the artists’ reception on Friday, March 1 at the Dahl Arts Center. The winning photos will be printed in The Rapid City Journal and featured on their website.

Visitors to the exhibit will select the Rapid City Journal 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, March 1 through April 20. The Rapid City Journal People’s Choice Award winner will be announced after the exhibition closes.


For a complete list of this year’s selected artists, visit thedahl.org/dahlmtnphotoartists

This exhibit is generously sponsored by the Rapid City Journal, Black Hills State University Photography Program, Rapid City Arts Council and South Dakota Arts Council. 

The Dahl Arts Center galleries are open Monday-Friday, 10am – 6pm and Saturday, 10am – 5pm. Admission is free; however, for those with the ability to pay, donations are encouraged and appreciated. For more information about upcoming exhibits, visit thedahl.org.