Dale Compton

Born and raised in Mankato, MN I have always been drawn to art. As a high school student I spent my summers working in a custom framing gallery. This was my firsrt true exposure to a wide variety of art. I received my B.S. degree in Art Education from Minnesota State University, Mankato and have been teaching high school art for the past 20 years.

As an avid outdoor enthusiast, I always have my camera with me. I look to find interesting photos wherever I travel. It is in my photos and scenes from nature that inspire my sculptures. From the geometric forms to the abstractions of the natural environment, I look to bring those into my artwork.

Kasota, MN


Beyond the Reflection - 2021

“In this piece, I show how we are often stuck in our own little world. The cage-like structure shows the fragility of our world.     We often can’t see beyond what we know, feeling like we are looking at a reflection of what we see every day. But if we look deeper,        we can see through those mirrors and view a whole new world.”

Titanium Sponsors

Adams County Community Foundation
Arts United / Indiana Arts Commission
Porter Family Foundation

Platinum Sponsors

City of Decatur
Decatur Arts Commission
Fifth Third Bank
Hoosier Pattern Inc
Indiana Arts Commission

Gold Sponsors

3Rivers Federal Credit Union
Adams Memorial Hospital
Adams Public Library System (In Kind
Berne Ready Mix
Complete Printing Service
Farmers & Merchants State Bank
First Bank of Berne
John Brune Digital Video