BAA 2019 Summer Art Workshop

Watercolor Pours & Negative Painting with Jennifer Stone

Hey western North Dakota here’s a great way to kick off the summer! Join the BAA in June for a three-day art workshop. All artists, from beginner to advanced will find fun and unique art techniques that they can incorporate into their own artworks.

Sign up now for BAA’s Summer 2019 Workshop

Dickinson, North Dakota. June 20 – 22, 2019.

$199 for three full days. Teachers can receive 1 CEU through UND.

Registration and detail information, including the CEU credit form can be found here.


BAA March 2019 Updates

Summer Art and Craft Shows in Montana and South Dakota

July 12, 4pm-9 pm // July 13, 10am-6 pm // July 13, 11am-4 pm

Yellowstone Art Museum Summerfair at Veterans Park, Billings, Montana.
July 12 – 13, 2019. Summerfair is the region’s largest arts and crafts festival— an annual summer event featuring the best artisans, craftspeople, and entertainers in the area. Hosted by the Yellowstone Art Museum, Summerfair is one of the largest annual fundraising events for the Museum’s education programs and yearly operating costs. More than 100 artists, community groups, and food vendors will participate in the YAM’s 39th Annual Summerfair at Veterans Park, 13th St. W. & Poly, next to Rocky Mountain College in Billings. (Artists and Vendors applications, Contact info can be found here website)

The Art on the Levee at Old Fort Park, Fort Benton, Montana
June 28 – 30, 2019. Explore and shop beautiful original art work and handmade craft work from selected vendors. (Artists and Vendors, Contact info can be found here

The 5th Annual Flathead Lake Festival of Art, Polson, Montana.
July 27 – 28, 2019. This two-day juried show features original fine art and fine craft at Sacajawea Park along the shoreline of beautiful Flathead Lake. The event takes advantage of the busy tourist season in and around Flathead Lake. (Artists and Vendors, Contact info can be found here

Aberdeen Arts in the Park, Aberdeen, South Dakota
June 15 – 16, 2019. For over forty years, exhibitors have lined the pavement within Melgaard Park with their handcrafted wares on the third full weekend in June. Each year, this juried event attracts exhibitors from over twelve states. It is estimated that over 20,000 people go through the park during the two-day event. Arts in the Park features fine and folk art, entertainment and a wide variety of food items. (Artists and Vendors, Contact info can be found here

2019 Festival in the Park, Spearfish, South Dakota
July 19– 21, 2019. The Festival in the Park is one of the largest outdoor summer arts and music festivals in the upper Midwest. The non-profit Matthews Opera House & Arts Center of Spearfish, SD, sponsors this popular festival. It serves as THE LARGEST fundraiser for our non-profit organization each year. The proceeds benefit arts outreach and help produce the festival each year. Over 25,000 people attend the festival, held every third weekend in July. The festival features over 180 fine art and craft vendors with an emphasis on handmade and original products. (more info


BAA February 2019 updates

DSU Mind’s Eye Gallery Presents
Fine Art Prints from the DSU Collection
Dickinson State University, Lower level of Kleinfelter Building
From the storage room to the gallery walls, fine art prints from DSU’s Art Collection are seeing the light of day in the next Mind’s Eye Gallery exhibition. Decades’ worth of artworks that had been purchased, donated, or originating from within DSU’s own Fine and Performing Arts department will be on display. This exhibition will feature a cross-section of the many various printmaking techniques with a wide variety of artists, themes, and styles. The show will run February 11 – March 7 with a Reception on Thursday, February 14 from 2- 4pm. Free and open to the public.

Upcoming ND Art and Craft Shows

June 18-19, 2019
Art on the Red (formerly Grand Cities Art Fest) takes place in downtown Grand Forks and East Grand Forks on the banks of the Red River on the second full weekend of June. Hosting more than 200 artists and artisans, food vendors and entertainers, Art Fest caters to art lovers and festival-goers from around the region with two full days of art, food, kids’ activities and art projects, live entertainment and more. March 1, 2019 deadline.

June 1st deadline
Fargo and Minot “Big One” Art and Craft Fairs
The 31st Annual Fargo Fall Show includes over 320 booths showcasing products hand made from across the US. Over 200 exhibitors will fill their booths with arts, crafts and baked goods that all have a touch of being hand made. Exhibit Application Minot Christmas Show November 1st-2nd, 2019.

August 2 & 3, 2019 Capital A’Fair
Capital A’Fair is one of the areas largest summer art fairs. It features over 130 artisans from across the country and attracts thousands of local and regional visitors. Music, great food, performing arts groups and children’s activities contribute to the festive mood. The fair is located at the beautiful Capitol grounds of North Dakota. April 1st deadline.

August 6-30, 2019 Annual Square Foot Show
Show is open to all artists 18 and older. Canvases are 12″ x 12″ and are obtained through BAGA to ensure consistency. Artists may have 2 entries in any media that can be applied to canvas. All art work will be priced by BAGA at $150. June 28th deadline.

2019 Island Park Show Fargo, ND
The Island Park Show will be held on August 24-25, 2019. There will be about 160 juried arts and original craft booths featuring items such as handmade baskets, pottery, original photos of rural North Dakota, decorative wood items, clothing and much more. Hours: 10am-5pm both days. March 1st deadline.

BAA Artist Note: Beverly Haas, one of Badlands Art Association’s founding members, has many of her works on exhibit through February 23rd at BAGA, 422 E Front Street, Bismarck.

The February 2019 Newsletter is available here.


2019 Upcoming Arts Events


The Dickinson Museum Center located on Museum Drive is planning an art exhibit featuring BAA artists from February 1 to 28, 2019. The exhibit will include artworks from a variety of mediums such as oil, watercolor, pastel, pencil, clay, as well as mixed mediums. Many of your favorite BAA artists will be represented during this exhibit. Museum hours are Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm.

MARCH 2019

The Dickinson Museum Center along with BAA will also be hosting Minot’s Taube Museum traveling children’s art show from March 1 – 31, 2019. Art teachers, this would be a wonderful field trip to put on your school calendar.

JUNE 2019

Jennifer Stone will bring her painting and teaching skills to our summer workshop June 20 – 22, 2019. The workshop topic will be Watercolor Purs and Negative Space in a 3-day format.


2018 BAA Student Art Show Award Winners

A few pictures of the award winning entries at the BAA Student Art Show. Amazing work from artists across western North Dakota from pre-school to grade 12.