You have two completely different design elements going there. One is a flat shape the other a cylindrical volume. Both have different textures, rough and smooth. Each has a different color as well. They both occupy about the same space. They kinda don't go together all that well. The other issue is they are fighting each other for prominence or dominance. The usual design order is ... dominant, sub-dominant and tertiary.
If it were me ....
I would use the state shape as a base for the bowl shape, rather than making a "flag" out of it. You maybe able to rotate that shape 90 degrees to make a structural element out of it? You have to decide which shape is more important. Try making another state shape from a more complimentary wood, a little more smooth. Or just use the state's abbreviation letters, OK. This is not an easy thing to do.
If you had more than 2 elements you can place them in different relationships to get a feel for what works best. The bowl may fit nicely over top of the large area on the state shape. It may be to be reduced in size on a base a bit to fit?
I get the relationship you are trying to create here between the dust bowl and the state shape. The real important symbol to me is the musical one, which is missing. I don't know how the Red Dirt band would come into play, but maybe there is something there? Maybe Woody Guthrie can be represented? The theme is "Artist of the Year" so keep that in mind also.
Not that it matters too much, but I worked in the Design Studios at General Motors Design for 30 years and studied Industrial Design at a University for 5 years, and teaching an additional year. We had the most talented designers and artists in the country working together and designing some really great looking cars and trucks.
All this advice is meant with the best intentions.