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Art Exhibit Planned for Photographers

Dickinson Museum Center is planning a photography exhibit showcasing Badlands Art Association artists. The exhibit will be on display from February 1 to 27, 2020 in the Joachim Museum wing at the Dickinson Museum Center.

This exhibit is created for photography only. It is open to all artists and features BAA artists.

Artists planning to submit their photographs must deliver their entry to the museum starting January 13th to 24th. Hours are 9am to 5pm, Monday thru Saturday. Please note that the Museum is closed on January 18th and 20th for Martin Luther King Day. Please use the Dinosaur Museum front doors for delivering your art pieces.

Photographs must be framed or matted, ready for display. You can submit up to seven pieces, but if the exhibit is short of space, not all will be displayed. Attached to the back of the photo should be a card with the title of the piece, name of the artist, telephone number and price or NFS (not for sale). The museum will not be able to sell the art works, but can, and will share artists’ information, so please include a business card. Also accepted is an artist statement or information about the art piece on a letter-sized or smaller paper.

Artists can pickup their work starting March 6 into the following week.

For more information, please call the Museum at 456-6225.

Image by Darla Hueske, BAA member


It’s Show Time!

The 49th Annual BAA Art Show is coming to the Ramada Grand Dakota Lodge on November 8 to November 10.


November 7: 7AM to 5PM Hand delivered art work due at Ramada Grand Dakota Lodge *details here

November 8: Morning judging. NO VISITORS.
November 8: 6PM to 9PM Opening reception for artists and public.

November 9: 10AM to 4PM Show hours.

November 10: 12PM to 4PM Show hours
November 10: 4:15PM Artists (or representative) must be present to pick up art work.

Silent Auction, Friday November 8

There will be a silent auction on Friday November 8th for a wide array of donated baskets and artistic gifts. This auction will continue throughout the day ending at 4:00 pm on Saturday November 9th. Just a few of the baskets are: beer samplers, quilted table runners, art supplies, wine tasters, car care supplies and many others totaling 20 baskets for you to bid on.

Live Music Performed by Local Artists

On Friday, starting at 6PM until 9PM, the BAA offers a reception for artists and the public. It is a chance to meet and greet and preview the art. The BAA will provide hors d’oeuvres, complimented by red and white wines. Throughout the Friday evening preview, Michael Stevenson will be treating us to some entertainment on the piano. Michael, who is a well-known local entertainer, is the retired choral and drama director for Dickinson High School.

During the weekend, the show will feature music on Saturday with Mike Hensel on piano from 10 am to 12 pm, Parker Anderson on guitar and Lindsey Dvorak on violin from 12 pm to 2 pm, and Kari Shea on piano from 2 pm to 4 pm.

Sunday’s musical enjoyment will be provided by Anderson and Dvorak from 12 pm to 2 pm, then by Jackie Hope on piano from 2 pm to 4 pm.

The entire art show including the preview is free of charge.


49th BAA Annual Fall Art Show Announced

The 2019 Badlands Art Association’s 49th Annual Fall Art Show will be November 8th through November 10th at the Ramada Grand Dakota Lodge. Darice Taylor and Dawn Jerome are the show chairpersons for the 49th Annual Fall Art Show.

49th BAA Annual Fall Art Show 2019
November 8 to 10, Dickinson, North Dakota

In order to have your art displayed in the BAA Art Show, you must complete a Call for Entry form. The entry form is where you can list the artwork(s) that you intend to display at the November show. The Call for Entry must be in the mail with a postmark by October 14, 2019. Call for Entry PDF forms are here.

Student entries are organized through the school. Please find the form here.

BAA Annual Fall Art Show Important Dates to Note

October 14: 49th Annual BAA Show 2019_Call for Entries_FINAL must be postmarked by October 14 to be eligible to display art work in show.
November 6: Shipped art works due
November 7: 7AM to 5PM Hand delivered art work due at Ramada Grand Dakota Lodge
November 8: Morning judging. NO VISITORS.
November 8: 6PM to 9PM Opening reception for artists and public.
November 9: 10AM to 4PM Show hours.
November 10: 12PM to 4PM Show hours
November 10: 4:15PM Artists (or representative) must be present to pick up art work.

Find out more about BAA Membership and past newsletters here.


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

Thursday – Saturday, June 20 to 22, 2019
Dickinson, ND

Every work of art starts with a blank piece of paper. Every artist has experienced the fear of “how to start” when faced with that white slate. This three-day workshop will provide fun and unique techniques for any artist to incorporate into his or her current processes as well as easy techniques for beginning artists to build their artistic practice.

This workshop offers techniques that you will not find anywhere else. All artists, from beginner to advanced will find something new and unique.

Jennifer’s workshops are always highly motivational; giving artists the freedom to try something that they can use in any type of work. More about Jennifer Stone.

Topics covered
Watercolor pours and negative painting. Students will learn a pouring technique, a process of several steps of pouring diluted watercolor on watercolor paper. Each layer of paint is allowed to dry in between pours, leaving random marks of paint and white shapes left to offer a base that can be achieved no other way. She will teach how to mix the color with the correct ratio of water and paint, the steps in pouring, and how to execute a painting from the pour using a negative and positive approach.

In all of Jennifer’s workshops, she adds new things that she has picked up along her own artistic journey, so each one offers a few surprises, even for her!

$199 (plus supplies) for all three days!

1 CEU CREDIT through UND!

This workshop qualifies for 1 CEU through UND for K-12 art teachers. $50 for credit hour will be paid directly to UND: Reference Session Number*: 19.0361. Download the MS Word form here: Watercolor Pours CEU Credits 7.19

Payments for this workshop can be made by check or bank transfer. If you need to do a bank transfer, please contact us at baa .

Venue Location:
Trinity High School
Art Room
810 Empire Rd, Dickinson, North Dakota

DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM HERE :jennifer-stone-registration-form

Download Supplies List PDF file here: Watercolor Pours and Negative Painting Workshop2supplies


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