Badlands Art Association 53rd Annual Art Show

2023 Fall Extravaganza of Art

November 10-16, 2023

Prairie Hills Mall, Dickinson, North Dakota

This year the Badlands Art Association will be celebrating its 53rd Annual Art Show with the additional of a new category for digital media in the professional and amateur divisions.

NEW Category for Digital Media!

Due to a growing number of participating artists and entries, the show will again be held in the Prairie Hills Mall (in the former White Drug location). 

Set up and the delivery of artworks will take place on Thursday, November 9th.

If you have any questions or need assistance with the delivery of your artwork, contact the show chairperson, Tod Winter at 701-260-9504 or

Download the entry form for the professional and amateur divisions below. Or, pick up a copy at the Badlands Art Gallery (Klinefelter Hall, DSU), the Dickinson Public Library, JP Frame Shop or In the Flesh in Dickinson. 

If you have any questions or would like a copy of the entry form mailed to you, contact Rebecca Ferderer at 701-495-8402 or

Important dates and more information about the show can be found on the Annual Show Page.

BAA Summer Workshop Success

A Creative Delight Led by a Masterful Instructor

BAA’s 2023 painting workshop at the Life Skills Center in Medora, was like a burst of colors and fun! William Hawkins introduced our BAA artists to a world of brushstrokes and new techniques.

The Badlands Arts Association would like to thank William for sharing his expertise and personable nature. He made the workshop a memorable event for all. The participants unanimously expressed their desire for William to return for future sessions.

BAA 2023 Summer Workshop

William Hawkins Oil Painting Workshop

Join us for an unforgettable artistic adventure at our Annual Summer Workshop with artist William Hawkins. Discover the world of impressionist oil paintings as Hawkins, known for his colorful and stylized artwork, shares his expertise and techniques.

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced artist, Hawkins’s guidance and insights will help you develop your skills and discover new horizons in art.

Limited spots are available so reserve your place now and embark on a journey of artistic exploration. Join us from July 21 to 23 in Medora as we celebrate the joy of creating art and the pursuit of excellence in both craft and life.

Friday – Sunday July 21-23, 2023 – $285

Day 1: July 21, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm:
The Nature of Oil Media (Oils)workshop will take the participants on a journey of exploration and experimentation with oil-based mediums. Techniques will include transparent, translucent, and opaque applications. Enjoy the Stylized Impressionist approach to North Dakota Badlands landscape painting.

Gather at the Life Skills Center (LSC) of the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation outdoor west deck at 9:00 am for discussion, demonstration, layout, and planning session until the 12:00-1:00 lunch break. Then move indoors for demonstrations and application of the oil medium and personal instruction by William Hawkins as he guides you through the process to create a beautiful Impressionist oil painting.

Day 2: July 22, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm:
Further demonstrations and guidance of application techniques throughout the day.

Day 3: July 23, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm:
Further demonstrations and guidance of techniques throughout the day until the final hours in which the participants will be able to show their completed works of art.

Teachers can apply for 1 CEU from UND. Find out more about this workshop here

BAA 52nd Art Show Opening Night

The Badlands Art Association will be presenting the 52nd Annual Award Preview Showing on Friday, November 11th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Prairie Hills Mall (the former White Drug location), Dickinson.

During this time, the public will have the first chance to see the newly judged artworks in the 52nd Annual Fall Art Show.

The Professional awards will be for first through third place in the following categories: Acrylic Painting, Dimensional Art, Drawing, Mixed Media, Oil Painting, Pastel Painting, Photography, and Watercolor Painting.

The Amateur awards will also be for first through third but in the categories of photography, painting, mixed media, drawing/pastel, and dimensional art.

The student show will also have winners arranged by the artists’ grades in school.

During the Award Preview, the viewing public will have the opportunity to cast their ballot for one of the most prestigious awards of the show which is the People’s Choice award. The Peoples’ Choice is voted by the public to be the very best artwork in the show.

The BAA will provide hors d’oeuvres complimented by red and white wines for people attending the Preview; there will also be punch and cookies. The art show judge Elizabeth Smith of Terry, MT. will be present to give critiques to entering artists and to answer questions.

Visitors to the November 11th preview will also be able to compete in a silent auction of the artworks that are for sale in the show. The minimum bid is the artist asking price and all bid slips must be turned in during the preview evening, winners will be notified of their winning bid on Saturday morning.

There will be a silent auction on Friday, November 11th for a wide array of donated baskets and artistic gifts. This auction will continue throughout the next two days ending at 4:00 pm on Sunday, November 13th.

The 52nd Annual Fall Art Show will resume on Saturday, November 12th and continue through Thursday, November 17 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The entire art show including the preview is free of charge.