BHSU photography professor's work selected for governor's exhibition

Author: BHSU Communications/Wednesday, September 10, 2014/Categories: 2014


           Jerry Rawlings, assistant professor of photography at Black Hills State University, had his photograph "Rodeo Cowboy" chosen as part of the South Dakota Governor&rsquos Sixth Biennial Exhibition. The traveling exhibit features 53 pieces from 48 artists who live and work in South Dakota.  

       
Jerry Rawlings, assistant professor of photography at Black Hills State University, is one of 48 artists whose work is featured in the South Dakota Governor&rsquos Sixth Biennial Exhibition.

The exhibit showcases 53 pieces by 48 artists who live and work in South Dakota. The display is comprised of visual media, including paintings, drawings, sculptures and photography and travels statewide from Sept. 30 to January 2016.

"This is the most prestigious exhibit in the state," Rawlings said. "I was extremely happy and proud. As artists we&rsquore always so critical so when peers recognize our work, it&rsquos something to be proud of."

Rawlings&rsquo photograph "Rodeo Cowboy" was selected for the exhibit. The photograph was taken last year at the Days of &rsquo76 Rodeo in Deadwood. Rawlings noted the natural light and unique color palette is what attracts him to the photograph.

"This piece is a good representation of South Dakota," Rawlings said. "The cowboy lifestyle is prevalent in our area."

The exhibition will travel to five South Dakota art galleries. The galleries and the exhibition&rsquos opening dates are:

&middot South Dakota Art Museum on the South Dakota State University campus, Brookings, on Sept. 30

&middot Dahl Arts Center, Rapid City on Jan. 16, 2015

&middot Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science in Sioux Falls on June 12, 2015

&middot John A. Day Gallery on the University of South Dakota campus in Vermillion on Oct. 22, 2015

&middot Dacotah Prairie Museum in Aberdeen on Dec. 10, 2015

Rawlings has had several pieces of work on display at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City and he currently is part of the Into the Dark Exhibit, sponsored by the Sanford Underground Research Facility.
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