"Sunset on the Plains" by Show Judge Jude Tolar

Bartlesville Art Association

70th Annual Art Show & Sale

Bartlesville Community Center Lyon Gallery

August 26 – September 23, 2022

Judge: Jude Tolar

Opening Reception: Friday, August 26
5:00 – 7:00 pm 
6:30 pm Award winners announced

All are welcome to this free event. Refreshments will be served.

For prospectus and full details click here

Thank you to all our sponsors and donors!

Michelle Rigdon
Diversified Resource Systems
Russell Real Estate Group / McGraw Realtors
Kathleen & Richard Rutledge
Gorman Management Co.
Senator Julie & Charlie Daniels
John & Dayna Rathman

Ampersand Art Materials
Bartlesville Community Center
Bartlesville Community Foundation
Blick Art Materials
Bill & Cheryl Bridendolph
Celeste Cleary
Jarrett Cowden
Cheap Joe’s
Cooper Mill Brewery
Joe & Jennifer Haner
Mark & Debbie Haskell
Amy & Jim Jenkins
Jane Kirkpatrick

Ann Kullberg
Bruce & Debbie Krebbs
Terry Ludwig Pastels
Steve & Diane Leroux
Marilyn Minter
PleinAir Magazine
Price Tower Arts Center
Bill Riley Realtor
Regent Bank
Streamline Publishing
Thomas & Martha Reyburn
The Hon. Earl & Mrs. Jane Sears
Vasari Paints
Ziegler Art & Frame

Techniques for Pastels Workshop with Show Judge Jude Tolar

Jude Tolar is a Master Circle pastelist with the International Association of Pastel Societies, and a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America. Do not miss this opportunity to learn from a master!

August 23 – 25, 2022

Jude Tolar painting en plein air

Call for Artists and Vendors: new festival CommUNITY Fest

Dear BAA Members and Friends:

BAA is helping host this new festival in Bartlesville, focused on sharing the cultures of Bartlesville in order to build a stronger community. CommUNITY Fest will be at Unity Square on Sept. 17th from 4 to 10.  There will be fun family activities, food trucks, music, cultural dances and much more!

We hope that you will come, but we also would love to share this opportunity with you.

If you are an artist who works artistically in your culture, we would love to let you share your art (visual, food related, or other) at this festival.  You don’t need a vendor license if you are with BAA, and we have temporary vendor licenses we can send you to fill out with the city if you want to sell your foods.  Tables are free this year, so all you have to do is follow this link to apply to be in the festival, and you will be contacted.  

Here is the link:        https://forms.gle/SHv5BWjGognmvJS17

We also will have a Bartlesville Art Association table where we hope to display some artwork by BAA members that represent Bartlesville, and you can contact Dedra at dlm2nd@gmail.com to share what artwork you would like to display and sell, and we will need to find a way for you to receive payment for your artwork, unless you want to be at the table during the CommUNITY fest.

Also, we hope to be offering faceprinting during the festival, so please also contact Dedra if you would be willing to paint faces for a time slot between 4 and 8. (maybe an hour and a half long). dlm2nd@gmail.com

This will be a fun and community building time for Bartlesville and BAA is honored to be a part!  Hope  you will be also.

Art Classes at BAA 2022:

Live Model Drawing / Painting

Sunday Afternoons In August 2022

Kids Arts & Crafts Classes with Kerri

September 2022

Knitting I-Cord Jewelry

October 22 and 29, 2022

Free! Open Studio is every Wednesday from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. 

Faciliator is Cheryl Bryan. 

Paint Your Pet Party

Saturday, September 24, 2022

6-9 P.M.

Drawing with Cris Sundquist

Monday mornings
September 26 – November 14, 2022

Oil/Acrylic Painting with Cris Sundquist

Monday afternoons                  September 26 – November 14, 2022

Monte Toon Watercolor Workshop

Nov. 12 & 13, 2022

Leisure Art Group

Come at your Leisure and come when you can! This event is Free and there is no instructor
Thursdays from 1-3 pm at the Art Center

Join or Renew! We appreciate all members, returning and new.

“I just think you keep inspired to paint when you’re with other artists.” 

– Saundra Marie Blackburn Puckett, 92, BAA president 1969-70

BAA Newsletter June 2022

This month’s theme is STEP UP and GET INVOLVED! We have many events coming up and we need YOU to represent the BAA in our community.

Please welcome our newest BAA board member, Jarrett Cowden. Jarrett participated in the Art Full Day in the ‘Ville by opening his studio and sharing his paintings to the public. He has a business background especially in marketing. We are grateful for his contributions in board meetings and financial planning discussions.


SIZZLIN’ SUMMER SERIES: The first Unity Square summer event was a success with the Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra playing to an enthusiastic audience. Board Member Dedra Morgan represented the BAA with kids’ face painting. The next event is on July 8 with the Red Dirt Rangers playing. Board member, Kerri Fleming, will be drawing quick caricatures of kids. We need volunteers as our booth is very popular with the kiddos!



BAA at the Bartlesville Farmers’ Market. Check us out, we will be at the market on July 16, August 13 and September 10 looking for new members!



BAA 70TH ANNIVERSARY ANNUAL ART SHOW: We are preparing for the Annual Art Show and Sale beginning on August 26. The reception begins at 5 and the Art Show awards will be given at 6:30 pm.

The prospectus for the show will be posted at BartlesvilleArtAssociation.org on July 1. Registrations will be online. Artwork will be dropped off at Bartlesville Community Center on August 20.


PASTEL WORKSHOP Jude Tolar will teach a workshop on pastel painting on August 23, 24 and 25. She is featured in many art shows including Women Artists of the West 2022. See her works at www.judetolar.com.



MEMBERSHIP MarLo is working on sending out membership renewals. Since we hibernated during Covid, we are working on getting our members active and engaged again. We have 20 new members so far in 2022! Remember, you get a free Art 101 class with membership.

ART NIGHT RETURNS WITH MONTE TOON: We are resuming ART NIGHT on Tuesday, September 13. Art Nights are educational and social events open to members. We are featuring watercolorist Monte Toon as our speaker.

Monte will be teaching a two-day watercolor workshop on the weekend of November 12 and 13. We are offering a discounted registration fee of $113 for members and $133 for nonmembers until June 30. Check the BAA website to register and Monte’s Facebook page and website, http://www.tinyurl.com/2kahcydy

Monte writes us: For those who have signed up for my pending workshop in November, as well as those who are considering joining this workshop, I strongly encourage you to view the Watercolor USA 2022 exhibit currently showing at the Springfield Art Museum in Springfield, Missouri. This is an excellent showing of over 80 original watercolors, selected from over 450 entries. The variety of subject matter, technique and execution has great value for anyone interested in the pursuit of watercolor painting. June 4 – August 28th. In addition, I will be displaying 5 original watercolors in the Verdigris Valley Art Exhibit, Independence Historical Museum and Art Center, Independence, Kansas. June 24-July 7th. Monte Toon


CLASSES: We are planning new and fun classes. On Sundays in August, there will be figure drawing classes. We will have classes on Knitting Cord Jewelry, Watercolor, Oil Painting with Cris Sundquist, Drawing with Cris Sundquist, Paint Your Pet and more. In July, the free Open Studio will resume on Wednesdays from 1 to 4ish. The first Wednesday, Cheryl Bryan leads a class on a watercolor class. We are enjoying a growing interest in this gathering of friends working on projects while enjoying each other’s company.




Remember, the Board plans to set aside memberships and class spots for those that need to pay on a sliding scale. If you or someone you know wants to attend, contact us and we will work with you.


Coming soon, BAA on Instagram and TikTok! 



Stay cool 


–  Kathleen

BAA Newsletter May 2022

Art FULL Day in the ‘Ville  What a wonderful first-time event! The Art Full Day in the ‘Ville was well attended. About 100 people came to the Center to watch our artists demonstrating painting, drawing, ceramics, and jewelry making. Home studios had anywhere from 15 to 50 visitors. Plans are already underway for next year’s event.

Virginia Neely Sweet Scholarships  On May 11, your Board President, Kathleen Rutledge, presented three BAA Virginia Neely Sweet scholarships to Bartlesville High School Seniors Amara Majors, Presly Pinney, and Quincey Turner. We wish all the best as these young women pursue their education and continue to grow in their artistic talents.

Schmoldt Champion of the BAA Awards  Another celebration was the BAA presentation of the Schmoldt Champion of the BAA Award at the annual Price Tower Gala. The 2021 recipients were Price Tower Art Center and special recognition for Scott Ambler. Scott invited the BAA to occupy the annex building next to Price Tower in 2016. We are grateful for the wonderful location and special relationship we have with the Price Tower Arts Center.

The Kids Art Camp is full. We have seen an increase in requests for scholarships which was expected. This year, the BAA will grant over $1500 in scholarship fees to “our” kids. We are providing children with the opportunity to learn about famous painters, how to draw, mess with ceramics (oh, you should see them!), and enjoy self-expression.
Grant Received Art Teacher, Steven Graham, was successful in obtaining a grant from the Bartlesville Community Foundation for $2,500. The funds will be used to purchase electronic tablets so kids can learn digital art.

BAA COMMUNITY OUTREACH   Your BAA board members have expressed a commitment to not refuse anyone due to inability to pay for membership or classes. You are a BAA member because you know how important visual arts to each one of us. The Arts feed our souls. Individually, your board members have committed to providing additional personal funds to ensure that the BAA is accessible to everyone. Kathleen Rutledge will personally match the first $1,000 raised in scholarship contributions.
If you too feel so moved, note on your next membership renewal that you want to contribute to our donor designated scholarship fund. The funds will be used only for scholarships and memberships. 

So, that is the ask. Thank you for your consideration.

The past few months have been so exciting as we emerge from the “quiet years” of the pandemic. The BAA is bursting with activities, and I hope that you are considering taking classes or attending workshops.

We plan to resume Art Night in September on Tuesday, September 13! Our speaker will be Monte Toon, a talented watercolorist.

The Annual Art Show will be held from August 26 to September 23. There will be a three-day workshop on Pastels taught by Jude Tolar who will be this year’s art show judge. Be looking for the prospectus online and the announcement in the Examiner-Enterprise.

MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS We are catching up on renewal notices. Many memberships lapsed during the pandemic as we were shut down. Thank you for your patience as we work on getting out notices. Remember, with your paid annual membership, you get to take a free 101 class. You can choose online when you pay your dues.

Visitors at the BAA watching oil painter, Cris Sundquist, demonstrating landscape painting. She will resume teaching drawing and painting at BAA beginning September 26

Livi Diaz demonstrating jewelry making at Art FULL Day in the ‘Ville.

Virginia Neely Sweet scholarship recipient, Quincy Turner (on the right), painting at the BAA for the Art Full Day in the ‘Ville.

Members: Have you taken your free "Art 101" Class for 2022?

Each member of BAA gets to take one "Art 101" class for free!

101 Pastels

101 Drawing

101 Collage

101 Brush Calligraphy

101 Colored Pencil

101 Watercolor Painting

“New:  Art 101” Knitting 4 “Mug-Rug” Coasters

Two Saturdays, October 1 and 8, 2022

Starting at 10 a.m. for 1 – 2 hours each day

taught by Laura Riley

Class supplies: Teacher will provide yarn and needles.  A $5 supplies fee will cover cost – payable to the teacher.

Class Description: Knitting 101 is returning for those who missed the class last year. This class introduces the beginning knitter to basic stitches and techniques. Over two sessions of roughly 1 and ½ hours each, students will knit, purl, cast on, cast off, increase, decrease, add a new color and block their work.  The class project is the ever popular mug-rug, also known as the swatch. Students will receive a handout with written instructions for making all four mug rug designs, plus a list of on-line knitting resources.  

The class size is kept low so that each student will receive personal instruction as needed.  Minimum is 3 and maximum is 6.

This class is for beginners including ages 9 to adult.  Children must take the class with an adult.

About Laura: One of six children, I was raised by a busy mom, who instilled in me a love of fabric. Though I learned to sew and knit at a young age, it was the arrival of my first grandchild in 2008 that pushed me to take up knitting in a more dedicated manner. Many years and another grandchild later, I design and knit hats, scarves, shawls, sweaters and socks for the people in my life.  I blog about my fiber adventures at dailyfiberfun.wordpress.com.


Masks Optional:

The Art Association Board has voted to change the policy from Masks Mandatory, to “Masks Recommended but Optional” in the Art Center.

Want to keep up with our new and upcoming Art Classes & Events? Sign up here!

Classes for Kids:

Art Classes for Kids Monday – Thursday by appointment with Ashley Droigk

June 2021 - BAA Art Camp

Questions? Please email bartlesvilleartassociation@gmail.com.