“The 51st Annual Badlands Art Show is an open exhibit. An “open” show means you don’t have to pass a judge to enter the show. The BAA is a small group; it is our major event of the year. We do the show to give artists of all skill levels the opportunity to showcase their work and give the audience the chance to see the wide range of art created in our region, ”according to the BAA.
The BAA will present its 51st Annual Price Snapshot from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, November 12 at the Grand Dakota Lodge at the Roosevelt Hotel in Dickinson. Meanwhile, the public will have the first chance to view the newly judged works of art at the 51st Annual Fall Art Exhibition.
Professional prizes will be awarded from first to third place in the following categories: acrylic painting, dimensional art, drawing, mixed media, oil painting, pastel painting, photography and watercolor painting. The amateur prizes will also be ranked from first to third, but in the categories photography, painting / mixed media, drawing / pastel and dimensional art. The student show will also have winners ranked according to the artist ratings at the school.
The fall show will feature distinguished awards beyond first through third ribbons and honorable mentions. In the adult divisions, to honor two of BAA’s founding members, two new awards will be presented: the Jacqueline (Jackie) Church Award and the Beverly (Bev) Haas Award. These ribbons will be determined by representatives of the Church and the Haas families.
At the premiere of the award, audiences will have the opportunity to vote for one of the show’s most prestigious awards, the People’s Choice Award. The People’s Choice Award is elected by the public as the best work of art in the exhibition.
The other prestigious award is the Best of Show ribbon which is chosen by the judges to be the best work of art of the entire fall show. In the student division, four Austin Cole Awards, one in each grade level, will, once again, be awarded in honor of the grandson of former BAA president Edee Steckler, who died in 1999 of a defect. hereditary metabolism. In the student division, there will also be five prizes in the Artful Natural Earth competition; mammals, reptiles or amphibians; birds; insects; plants and flowers; and aquatic life as well as the usual ribbons from the first to the third honorable mention.
Music will be provided throughout the premiere of the award by Michael Stevenson on piano. Stevenson, who is a well-known local artist, is a retired Dickinson High School choir and theater director. The BAA will also offer hors d’oeuvres accompanied by red and white wines for those attending the preview; there will also be punch and cookies. Art Show judges Louise Zeller, of Dickinson, and Bonny Olson, of Billings, Mont., Will be on hand to provide critiques to participating artists and to answer questions.
Visitors to the preview will also be able to participate in a silent auction of the works of art that are for sale in the exhibition. The minimum bid is the price requested by the artist and all bid slips must be submitted during the preview evening, winners will be notified of their winning bid on Saturday, November 13.
There will be a silent auction on November 12 for a wide range of gift baskets and artistic gifts. This auction will continue throughout the following day and will end at 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 13.
The 51st Annual Fall Art Exhibition will resume from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 13, and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 14. The entire art exhibition, including the preview, is free.
In addition, the BBA is organizing an art exhibition for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Registration forms for the student show are coordinated by the school systems and arts departments in the Southwest region. Homeschooled and others interested can access a student form on the BBA website badlandsarts.com.
As part of the BAA Student Show 2021, there is a new category, Artful Natural Earth Contest ND 2021. The competition is open to all students participating in the BAA Student Art Show. Their artwork can be any medium and size, but it should be framed or matted and ready to hang. The works of art will be hung in the grade divisions of the BAA Student Show and will be identified with an attached sheet at the entrance. All artwork must represent species native to the United States and be found in North Dakota. Each student can enter only one work in this competition. Works of art can fall into one of the following five categories: mammals, reptiles or amphibians; birds; insects; plants and flowers; aquatic life. A prize of $ 50 will be awarded in each of the five categories. You will find more details on the competition and the registration conditions on badlandsarts.com.