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2017 Badlands Art Show Dates Set

The Ramada Grand Dakota Ballroom will again be the site for the 47th Annual BAA Fall Show, November 10-12, 2017.

47th Annual BAA Art Show Dates:
November 10-12, 2017
Entry deadline: October 16

The Badlands Arts Association is celebrating its 47th Annual Art Show. The three-day regional fine art show features many different artworks including clay pottery, oil paintings, water colors, pencil sketches, and photography.
There are three divisions to the show: student, amateur, and professional.

The call for entries and entry forms have been mailed. If you want to be on our mailing list, please join our organization for early notice of our events.

Electronic Entry download 47th Annual BAA Show 2017_Call for Entries.

Student Entries are available through art teachers at area schools.

The deadline for student entries remains October 31st. The deadline for ADULT entries is October 16.


Homeschoolers, you can downloaded the form here.


FRIDAY Nov. 10  – 6:00 – 9:00 PM Opening Reception for artists and public
SATURDAY Nov. 11  – 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Exhibition hours
SUNDAY Nov. 12 – 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Exhibition hours
SUNDAY Nov. 12 4:15 PM – Pick up entries

The Badlands Art Association is a group of western North Dakota artists. We offer area artists of all abilities the opportunity to showcase their work. The BAA Art Show invites the public a venue to see the wide range of art being created in our area.


Summer Painting Workshop in Dickinson ND

“Explorations” with Karen Knutson

Karen Knutson

Karen is a highly sought after workshop instructor and an award-winning artist. The workshop with Karen is actually THREE workshops rolled into one exciting weekend!
Karen paints in mixed media, trying to make her paintings fun and easy. Known for her jazzy colors and semi-abstract designs, she teaches watercolor-and-collage workshops across the country. Her teaching style is playful and relaxed and her explanations are accessible and easy to follow.

4-Day Workshop August 3 – 6, 2017
Dickinson, North Dakota

The workshop will be held over four days. You can purchase a one-day class or all four days. Pricing details can be found in the registration form.

Thursday, August 3: “Using Stencils & Illusionary Painting.”

Friday & Saturday, August 4 & 5: “Watercolor and Charcoal Pours”

Sunday, August 6: “Wire Drawing.”

If you are a K-12 art teacher and are looking for Continuing Education credit, we are thinking of you! Our 2016 workshop was able to offer 1 unit of Professional Development credit through the UND Extended Learning office. To earn one unit of credit, you will need to attend at least 3 days of Karen’s workshop.

The location: Biesot Activities Center on the Dickinson State University campus. Air-conditioned, filled with natural light, and plenty of space! The Badlands Art Association will provide munchies for us to graze on as we stretch our artistic muscles!!

More details about the workshops and prices here.


Download and fill in the PDF registration form here: Karen Knutson Workshop REGISTRATION

You can pay the $100 deposit through PayPal. Follow the link to the Workshop page, or use the PayPal button in the right column.

Dates & Times to Remember

BAA show details

Thursday, Nov. 10

  •    7am – 5pm Hand delivered works due at Ramada Grand Dakota Lodge
    • Large works before noon, please

Friday, Nov. 11

  • Judging, NO VISITORS
  • 6 pm – 9pm Opening Reception for artists and public

Saturday ,Nov. 12

  • 10am – 4 pm Show hours
  • 11:30 am Empty Bowls fundraising event
  • 1:30 – 3:30 pm Oil Painting demo by Mike Dunn

Sunday, Nov. 13

  • 10 am – 4pm Show hours
  • 4:15 pm PICK UP ENTRIES

Musicians – performance times

Friday, Nov. 11

  • 6 – 9pm Opening Reception – Michael Stevenson, piano music instructor at Dickinson High School

Saturday, Nov. 12

  • 10 am – 4 pm show hours
  • 10:00 am – 12:30 pm Jason Sipma, guitar
  • 12:45 – 1:45 pm   Elaine Johnson and daughter Desiree, guitar and vocals
  • 2:00 – 2:45 pm Kristin Ridl, Lori Adolf, and Kim Renner,  Freedom Baptist worship team
  • 3:00 – 4:00 pm   Enoch Otene-Ntow,  guitar and vocals, Worship Leader, The Refuge Church

Sunday, Nov. 13

  • 10 am – 4 pm show hours
  • 11:45 am – 12:45 pm   Kim Callahan, guitar and vocals
  • 1:05 – 2:05 pm   Brian Olejnicak and Kim Renner,  guitar and vocals
  • 2:25 – 3:25 pm   Jackie Hope, piano

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This project is supported in part by a grant from the North Dakota Council on the Arts, which receives funding from the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Special thank you to the Dickinson Convention and Visitors Bureau for their generous support.

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