The Badlands Art Association will be presenting the 52nd Annual Award Preview Showing on Friday, November 11th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Prairie Hills Mall (the former White Drug location), Dickinson.
During this time, the public will have the first chance to see the newly judged artworks in the 52nd Annual Fall Art Show.
The Professional awards will be for first through third place in the following categories: Acrylic Painting, Dimensional Art, Drawing, Mixed Media, Oil Painting, Pastel Painting, Photography, and Watercolor Painting.
The Amateur awards will also be for first through third but in the categories of photography, painting, mixed media, drawing/pastel, and dimensional art.
The student show will also have winners arranged by the artists’ grades in school.
During the Award Preview, the viewing public will have the opportunity to cast their ballot for one of the most prestigious awards of the show which is the People’s Choice award. The Peoples’ Choice is voted by the public to be the very best artwork in the show.
The BAA will provide hors d’oeuvres complimented by red and white wines for people attending the Preview; there will also be punch and cookies. The art show judge Elizabeth Smith of Terry, MT. will be present to give critiques to entering artists and to answer questions.
Visitors to the November 11th preview will also be able to compete in a silent auction of the artworks that are for sale in the show. The minimum bid is the artist asking price and all bid slips must be turned in during the preview evening, winners will be notified of their winning bid on Saturday morning.
There will be a silent auction on Friday, November 11th for a wide array of donated baskets and artistic gifts. This auction will continue throughout the next two days ending at 4:00 pm on Sunday, November 13th.
The 52nd Annual Fall Art Show will resume on Saturday, November 12th and continue through Thursday, November 17 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The entire art show including the preview is free of charge.