People's Choice Award - Carolyn Mock - "The Crawdad Hunters" - Oil

Bartlesville Art Association

70th Annual Art Show & Sale 2022

  1. Bartlesville Community Center Lyon Gallery

August 26 – September 23, 2022

The People’s Choice Award goes to Carolyn Mock for her oil painting, ‘The Crawdad Hunters”.

THANK YOU to all the artists for entering your amazing artwork in this show

The quality of this years exhibit was superb!

Thank you to all the sponsors and donors that helped make this years show a success.

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
GOLDEN Acrylics & Williamsburg Handmade Oils
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
Dave and Mary Alice Sigmon
Vasari Paints
Ziegler Art & Frame

One of our prizes: GOLDEN OPEN Slow-Drying Acrylics Landscape Set # 957. Thank you Golden Paints!

Art Classes at BAA 2022:

Kids Arts & Crafts Classes with Kerri

October 2022

$50 per child per month.

Monte Toon Watercolor Workshop

Nov. 12 & 13, 2022

Brush Pen Calligraphy Class with Namrata Jaju

Saturday, October 22

9 am – noon


Knitting I-Cord Jewelry

Two Saturdays, October 22 and 29.

10 am – noon

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

Faciliator is Cheryl Bryan. 

Drawing with Cris Sundquist

Monday mornings
September 26 – November 14, 2022

Oil/Acrylic Painting with Cris Sundquist

Monday afternoons                  September 26 – November 14, 2022

Ceramic – Slab Mug

Thursday evenings 6 – 8 pm.

October 6, October 13 and November 3 with “Reveal” on November 10


No Talent Tuesday 

October 4, 11, 18 and 25

from 1 – 3 pm

Paint Your Pet Party!

Back by popular demand!

Saturday, November 5, 2022

6 – 9 pm

Leisure Art Group

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

Merlin Odell Clark

November 24, 1927 - August 23, 2022

Long-time BAA leader Merlin Clark, 94, died last week in Bartlesville.
He and his late wife Joanne Clark were both longtime volunteers and leaders of the Bartlesville Art Association. Merlin served as President of BAA from 1998-2000. Merlin and Joanne were Honorary Life Members of BAA and Recipients of the Schmoldt Champion of BAA Award in 2017.
Our condolences to the entire Clark family.

Paint Your Pet Party

Back by popular demand!

Saturday, November 5, 2022

6-9 pm

BAA News

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!


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,


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 


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.

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. 

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

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.

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!

“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


Masks Optional:

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

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Classes for Kids:

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

June 2021 - BAA Art Camp

Questions? Please email