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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.

empty bowls charity fundraiser





2016 BAA Fall Art Show Dates Announced

The Ramada Grand Dakota Ballroom will again be the site for the 46th Annual BAA Fall Show, November 11-13, 2016.
Fargo artist Michael Dunn will judge this year’s show. As an added bonus, Dunn will offer three mini workshops and demonstrations throughout the day on Saturday, Nov. 12.
Thanks to a grant from the ND Council on the Arts, Dunn will lead a one-hour watercolor workshop for elementary students and then a 1 ½ hour watercolor workshop for junior and senior high students – both on Saturday morning. Times will be announced closer to the event. A demonstration for adults will be held Saturday afternoon.

BAA 2016 Art Show Dates:
November 11-13.
Entry deadline: October 17

A new amateur division has been added for this year’s show. There will be three divisions: student, amateur, and professional.
The call for entries and entry forms for the adult divisions will be mailed in August or can be downloaded here.

Student entries will be available through art teachers at area schools.


Plein Air “Paint Out” in Conjunction with Northern Plains Ethnic Festival

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Angela Rayne, director of the Dickinson Museum Center is inviting artists to participate in a Plein Air Paint Out on Saturday, August 20, 2016. The Paint Out will be part of the Northern Plains Ethnic Foundation’s annual Festival.
This popular event, held at the 12-acre Prairie Outpost Park in Dickinson, is expected to draw 300- 500 visitors.
Locations are first come, first served. Artists are asked to be set up and ready to paint by 9:30 on Saturday, August 20th. Artists are expected to be present and painting or speaking to the public from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm that day. Conversations regarding your work, style and medium are encouraged.
Artists may distribute business cards or brochures, but small item sales would need to be coordinated with Angela Rayne.
There is no fee for artists to participate. To sign up, contact Angela Rayne by telephoning 701/456- 6225 or email her at