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BAA art show judge named

Andrea Donovan

The Badlands Art Association has selected Dr. Andrea Donovan from Minot to judge the art entries in the 2017 Art Show at the Ramada Grand Dakota Lodge. The art show hours are 6-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, and 10 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 11-12.

Donovan is an associate professor of art and humanities at Minot State University.

“I love to travel and look at the land,the mountains, the water and the skies,” she said in a news release. “Every place has unique characteristics. These combined characteristics invoke the spirit of the place, and the essence of what makes that place unique. In my paintings and my photographs, I try to capture this essence.”

The daughter of an art professor and granddaughter of a painter and concert violinist, Donovan has been around the arts her entire life. She received her doctorate at Western Michigan University.

For many years, she lived and painted in Phoenix, Ariz. Teaching experiences range from elementary and secondary art education to postsecondary work with art history, European history and the humanities.

Her book titled “William Morris and the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings” was published in 2007. The book emphasize the art and architecture of specific cultures and how western and non-western cultures can connect.

The Badlands Art Association  show features a variety of artworks including pottery, oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, mixed media, drawings and photography. There are three divisions to the show -- student, amateur and professional.

The public may vote for the People’s Choice award