BAA May Meeting

Monthly Meetings & Location Changes

BAA Meeting Location has Changed.

During the April meeting, which was the last one to be held at DSU, attending members suggested new meeting locations such as Able, Fluffy Fields, Dickinson Extension Service and private homes. It was decided that May’s meeting will be held at Able, Inc. located at 1951 1st Street West. This is the general office of Able and not the Thrift Center. The general office is located across from the Dickinson Press.

BAA Meeting Tuesday, May 2 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM
ABLE, Inc. 1951 1st Street W. Dickinson, ND

At the meeting, members will create collage postcards.
Using collage papers adds a whole new element to your art so if you haven’t tried this technique, it will surely be eye opening and broaden possibilities. Please bring the following materials if you have them available. If you don’t, that’s ok too! We will have extra available.

  • · A watercolor wash brush
  • · Matte medium
  • · Small container to hold the matte medium
  • · Container for dirty water


The June meeting will be at the Dickinson Extension Service, the red “barn” across from the Recreation Center (the ice rink) and will be held on Wednesday June 21st at 6:30. A picnic and photography opportunities are on the agenda. The grounds at the Extension Service have exquisite flower beds and landscape plantings.
The July meeting, which will be filled with Fall Show information, has not yet been determined.


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.

2016 BAA Show

2016 Show Highlights and Award Winners

Complete list of 2016 BAA Annual Art Show Winners can be found here.
Our 2016 BAA Annual Art Show Sponsors can be found here.