Masks Optional: The Art Association Board has voted to change the policy from Masks Mandatory, to “Masks Recommended but Optional” in the Art Center. We are looking forward to holding classes and events for our members soon, and ask that people continue to be respectful of others by social distancing and cleaning your work space before leaving the building.
“I just think you keep inspired to paint when you’re with other artists.”
– Saundra Marie Blackburn Puckett, 92, BAA president 1969-70
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BAA Art Show at Lyon Gallery, Bartlesville Community Center
Artwork by over a dozen members of Bartlesville Art Association will be on display in the Lyon Gallery at Bartlesville Community Center from Feb. 1 – 27.
The art show will be on display all month during hours when the Community Center is open. .
Lyon Gallery, Bartlesville Community Center
Cover art: watercolor by Amy Jenkins
Congrats to Schmoldt Champion of the Arts Steven Graham!
2020 Schmoldt Champion Award presentation:
On December 22, Board members and teachers drove to Steven Graham’s home breaking the quiet afternoon with blasting car horns. Steven received the 2020 Schmoldt Champion of the BAA award.
When presenting the award, Rutledge stated, “This award is in recognition of the many years you have taught the summer Art Camp which was established in 2000. You joined as teacher in 2003 and assumed leadership in 2006. As a teacher and director of the Art Camp, you have personally impacted hundreds of local youth by introducing them to many facets of art. You exhibit an impressive ability to command the attention of a roomful of energic children with your rapid-fire questions that spark their interest and challenge them to create fun and often fanciful pieces. “
Well done, Steven.
Rick Loyd, Executive Director of Price Tower Arts Center presents Parsons Grant to Kathleen Rutledge, Board President, BAA (masks removed for photo)
BAA Receives Grants
BAA Board members presenting gifts to Executive Director of Ray of Hope, Rhonda Hudson. From left to right, top: Kathleen Rutledge, Patti Kerr, Amy Jenkins; bottom: Rhonda Hudson, Cheryl Bridendolph.
BAA Donates Christmas Gift to Ray of Hope Advocacy Center
This time of year, we think of those who are less fortunate than we are. After discussion, the board decided to focus on children, as we have done in the past. We approached Rhonda Hudson of Ray of Hope. This organization provides “hope and healing to innocent children following allegations of sexual and physical child abuse, neglected and witness to violence”. They serve about 200 children yearly. Rhonda provided us with a wish list and we have purchased $300 worth of items used in therapy with children. If you would like to contribute to our Christmas gift to Ray of Hope, you can mail a check to BAA at PO Box 961, Bartlesville 74005. Should we collect more than $300, we will set the funds aside for the scholarship awards.
For more info visit rayofhopeac.org.
Wednesday Plein Air Group
Wednesday Open Studios morphed into a plein air group that has been meeting on Wednesday mornings to paint and draw at a comfortable distance from each other. If you are interested in the plein air group, contact Meg Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Look at the BAA Art Center!
The Art Center has a whole new, bright shiny look!
During the hiatus, Janet Odden spent hours drawing the layout and created an organized Center. As a result, a cozy library space was created. Patti assisted by Amy Jenkins, Karen Michno, Ashely Droigk, Janet Odden and Mary Anderson all worked together to create the space.
There are new bookshelves and decoupaged tables and a bookcase. Books were organized and new DVDs have been purchased. There are some books and magazines by the front door that are give aways. Come by and check it out.
We’ve moved the office and rearranged the library and kitchen. We think you will love how open and bright our space is now.