Help Us Help You! Updates from NDCA

Kim Konikow, Executive Director, North Dakota Council on the Arts (NDCA) today announced several updates and assistance available to the arts and cultural sector.

North Dakota updates:
In response to the recent state of emergency regarding the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), NDCA continues to follow announcements from Governor Burgum and the Department of Health. For more information on COVID-19 symptoms, resources and prevention, visit

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NDCA is collecting an abundance of resources to keep you informed. There is much to share. Check out the resources often – and learn about financial aid availability, read inspirational stories and get factual COVID-19 updates. Resources and information available here.


BAA 2020 Summer Art Workshop

Charcoal Pours & Wire Drawing with Karen Knutson

Thursday – Saturday, June 25 – 27, 2020
in Dickinson, ND

Karen Knutson 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!

Workshop At A Glance
Day 1: Charcoal Pours
Day 2: Painting and Collage
Day 3: Painting Landscapes

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.

2020 workshop participants can choose which days they would like to attend or sign up for all three of the workshop dates.

$125.00 per day or $300.00 for the entire workshop.

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* PDE.20.0663. Download the UND Credit Registration form here: Charcoal Pours CEU Credits

If you wish to take the workshop for 1 CEU credit, UND requires that you attend all three days of the workshop.

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

Workshop Location
Trinity High School
Art RoomDickinson, ND
1 CEU available.

Open to high school students through adults. Workshop details can be found in the registration form. DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM HERE: 2020 Summer Workshop Registration Form

Supplies List located here


2019 BAA Art Show Winners, Professional & Amateur Division

The 49th Annual Badlands Art Show, November 8 – 10, 2019.
Ramada Grand Dakota Lodge, Dickinson, North Dakota.
The judge for the show was Jennifer Wheeler, Art Department Coordinator and Director of Exhibitions at Dawson Community College.

The Badlands Art Association dedicated the 2019 Show to Beverly Haas. Beverly has been a member of the Badlands Art Association for more than 40 years, joining founding members, Jan Plott, Jackie Church, Jack Stewart, and Dennis Navart. Over the years, Bev served as a BAA officer in many different roles and in participated in many different BAA functions. Over the years, Bev has won many ribbons and awards in a variety of art shows.

49th Annual BAA Award Winners


1st place – “Dakota Thunder” by Cherie Roshau
2nd place – “Do Not Enter” by Anthony Nelson
3rd place – “Lakota Blessing” by Kim Renner
Honorable Mention – Cameron Brown, Chris Herold, Laureen Evans, Cherie Roshau, Anthony Nelson, Kim Renner.

1st place – “Globe II” by Ian Mabry
2nd place – “Untitled II” by Julie Schuster
3rd place – “Around II” by Ian Mabry
Honorable Mention – 2 different submissions by Julie Schuster

1st place – “The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret” by Parker J. Anderson
2nd place – “Kevin” by Anthony Nelson
3rd place – “Thought Clouds” by Donovan Slag
Honorable Mention – Cheyenne Hansen (2), Tina Schloss, Parker J Anderson

1st place – “Sunday Morning” by Janelle Stoneking
2nd place – “Whaling Out” by Scott Gordon
3rd place – “Bob Dylan” by Aaron Anderson
Honorable Mention – Heather Adam, Bob Thomas, Daphne Clark, Tina Schloss

OIL: (the largest category in the show)
1st place – “Memories” by Daphne Clark
2nd place – “Composition in Purple” by Anthony Nelson
3rd place – “Poinsettias and Oranges” by Laureen Evans
Honorable Mention – Larry Maslowski, Darice Taylor, Carol Retterath, Marcia Sickler, Beverly Haas

1st place – “Alexis” by Barbara Nechiporenka
2nd place – “Derby Dreams” by Marcia Sickler
3rd place – “Ellie” by Daphne Clark
Honorable Mention – Beverly Haas, Marcia Sickler, Barbara Nechiporenka

1st place – “Walking to Work” by Jason Galonski
2nd place – “Twirling at Sunset” by Sabrina Dolezal
3rd place – “Binek Coal Mine” by Bob Thomas.
Honorable Mention – Jessi Johnson, Austin Stockert, Marie Kenitzer

1st place – “Harmony in Green: Plains” by Anthony Nelson
2nd place – “Sun Break” by Laureen Evans
3rd place – “Old Days” by Beverly Haas.
Honorable Mention Bob Thomas, Chris Fulton, Laureen Evans, Sara Welk-Anderson

Best of Show, Professional Division “Sunday Morning” by Janelle Stoneking.

Most Innovative Award  Aaron Anderson for his overall body of artwork in the show.

People’s Choice Award (voted on by the viewing public and considered to be a very special award by all artists) – “Dakota Thunder” by local artist Cherie Roshau.


1st place – “Untitled Vase I” by Twig Zahn
2nd place – “Pitcher” by Samantha Wohletz
3rd place – “Teapot” by Samantha Wohletz
Honorable Mention – Keisha Sparks, Twig Zahn, Samantha Wohletz

1st place and Best of Show – “Forgotten” by Carla Rustad
2nd place – “Sierra” by Janell Tachenko
3rd place – “Got Your Back” by Debra Kahn
Honorable Mention – Lisa Tuhy, Kristen Porter, Sasha Quijano-Edwards

1st place – “Fall Gather” by Carla Leland
2nd place – “Untitled” by Tavia Kuntz
3rd place – “Mushroom Delight” by David Evan

Best of Show, Amateur Division – “Forgotten” by Carla Rustad

Most Innovative Award, Amateur Division – Debra Kahn for her overall body of artwork in the show.


2019 BAA Student Art Show Award Winners

Student Art Show Awards

The judge for the 2019 student art show was Laureen Evans of Dickinson, ND.

Kindergarten – 3rd grade
1st place – “Toucan” by Ryan Woehl, Jefferson and, “Big Sunflower in Brown Pot” by Nora Maier, Killdeer
2nd place – “Hungry Shark” by Kaci Kadrmas, Lincoln
3rd place – “Fossil” by Mark Hystad, Jefferson, and “Fat Little Bird” by Abby Cook , Prairie Elementary.
Honorable Mention: Brier Arndt, Sawyer Pennington, Cassie Bang, Lauren Jackson,  Emerson Sickler, Adalyn Milner, Ira Haag, Keturah Haag, Kylee Sickler, Jett Fridrich, Ella Brown, Zoey Brown, David Sitter, Jacob Evoniuk, Joselyne Walkowiak, Scarlet Lucas, Brooke Barnhardt, Thaer Hussien, Breya Kadrmas, Paxon Wilkinson, Hadley Hausauer, Sage Hoots

4th grade – 6th grade
1st place – “A View from Within” by Grace Bieber, New England and ”The Moon” by Lucas Weidner, Beulah
2nd place – “Autumn on My Mind” by Emelyne Anderson, Hebron, and “Inspiration” by Brad Krebs, New England
3rd place – “My Mind on Autumn” by Emelyne Anderson, Hebron, and “Spirit Bear” by Raegan Corneliusen, Roosevelt
Honorable Mention: Joy Calkins, Landry Dvorak, Anna Leigh Hutchinson, Brandtly Klatt, Manuel Quintero, Ali Schettler, Coy Schleppenbach, Marek Ficek, Talitha Haag, Lydia Thompson, Sadie Kuntz, Gage Madler, Cary Wolf, Aram Kabanuk, Serenity Brown, Serena Schilling.

7th grade –  9th grade
1st place – “Girl and Splash” by Sofia Schantz, Beulah
2nd place – “Danny Devito” by Jenna Kopplsloen Beulah
3rd place – “Great Grandpa’s Farm Truck” by Heather Cabral
Honorable Mention – Taryn Hauf, Shay Buckman, Joey Breitzman, Abigail Sadowsky, Kadden Larrea, Morgan Vesey, McKenna Mettler, Jaycee Flesman.

10th grade – 12th grade
1st place – “Vase” by Mattea Binstock, South Heart and “Grapevine” by Nicole Ferebee, Beulah
2nd place – “Untitled” by Genessa Ayuyu , “Soul Sista” by ChristiAnna Schmidt, Beulah,  “Little Snail” by Magdalene Hanell, and “Untitled” by Jacob Shilman
3rd place – “Out There” by Jordanna Baumann, Killdeer, “Praus” by Shalee Praus, South Heart and “In the Wild” by Abigail Hodell, South Heart
Honorable mention – Claudia Domingo, Abigail Hodell, Meg Sibernagel, Momoha Iijina, Kassandra Rosales, Jocelyn Baranko, Merssaydees Kostelecky, Addison Krueger, Genavive Robbins, Ian Sibernagel, Daicie Mindt, Jasmine Augare, Aaron Phillips, Nicole Ferebee, Devin Askim, Tasla Homong, Sierra Kopp, ChristiAnna Scmidt, Allison Leintz.

Austin Cole Rosler Memorial Award – “Come In” by Wyatt Reis, Prairie Elementary, and “Joy” by Lydia Thompson, homeschooled

The Most Innovative – “Every BODY is Beautiful” by Emily Wenning, Beulah

The Beverly Haas Award – “Sapphire Tide” by Isabel O’Brien South Heart

People’s Choice (chosen by the viewing public) – ”Sapphire Tide” by Isabel O’Brien of South Heart junior High.

Best of Show (awarded by the show judge ) – “Wonder” by Nareen Trent, Lincoln Elementary.