Bartlesville Art Association - Current Events

                Did you know you do not have to be an artist to join the BAA?

* For 70 years now, art appreciators of all ages have joined to help support the arts in Bartlesville.

* Art improves the quality of life and supports economic development in our community.

* One of the reasons people choose Bartlesville as their home is because of its vibrant arts scene!

       Consider joining now!

Art Classes at BAA 2023

Drawing Fundamentals

Taught by Cris Sundquist

January 30 – March 20, 2023
Mondays from 10am – Noon

Kids Arts & Crafts with Kerri

starts Wednesday, February 1st.

February will be “Learn about PAINTING” month!

Kindergarten through 6th grade all meet on Wednesdays, from 4 – 5:30 pm.

Live Model Drawing & Painting

1st and 3rd Sundays in March and April.

3/5, 3/19, 4/2 and 4/16

2:00 – 4:30 pm

Open Studio

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

Faciliator is Cheryl Bryan. 

Oil / Acrylic Painting

Taught by Cris Sundquist

January 30 – March 20, 2023

Mondays from 1- 3 p.m.

No Talent Tuesday

Instructor Janet Odden

February 7, 14, 21, 28

from 1 – 3pm

Cost: $30 per each session 

Watercolor Class for Beginners

Taught by Jim Buchan

Tuesday, March 7

Time: Noon – 3 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. 

BAA Newsletter ~ January 2023

Cheryl Bryan (seated) teaching watercolors at Wednesday Open Studio.
Janet Odden's "No Talent Tuesday" returns February 7.
Cris Sundquist drawing and painting classes start January 30. Sign up now!

Hi everyone!


We are excited to be launching this new year with great activities for you. Check the BAA website for announcements of classes, workshops, and weekly meetings. Also follow us on Facebook: Bartlesville Art Association.

Our ongoing, free, Open Studio on Wednesdays from 1 to 3, chaired by Cheryl Bryan has averaged 17 attendees on the first Wednesdays of the month as she guides watercolor lessons. Bring your projects to work on with friends for a fun, social afternoon.

Janet Odden will resume “No Talent Tuesdays” in February for lessons in fundamentals of drawing, composition, and other foundational skills.

Cris Sundquist returns on Mondays beginning January 30 for 8 weeks of Drawing classes in the morning and painting (oils and acrylic) in the afternoon.

Paint Your Pet at 1 PM, Saturday, January 28, still has slots available. Valerie, the instructor, draws your pet’s picture on the canvas, selects colors, and makes it so easy and fun.

Ross Meyers will conduct a 3-day workshop, May 17 – 19. Check online for details as they are posted.

101 classes are open for signups. Remember, you get one free class with every annual renewal of your membership. Make you selection online at the BAA website. The first one, Intro to Watercolor, is Saturday, February 25 at 1 PM and is taught by Amy Jenkins.


We have BIG plans for the year beginning with our second ArtFULL Day in the ‘Ville. We plan to have a show of high school student art at the BAA with students showing their art and selling items. A reception will be held for them on Friday, March 24. On Saturday, March 25, we will again have studio tours of eight of our local artists and the student exhibit will be open all day. More details will follow as we complete planning.

Be thinking about what you want to submit for the 2023 Annual Art Show which will be at the Lyon Gallery at The Center during the month of September.

Kathleen Rutledge
BAA Board President

Live Model Drawing Classes  return to the BAA the first and third Sundays in March and April. Check back soon for details!


2nd Annual ART-full Day in the ‘Ville set for March 24 & 25, 2023. Check back SOON for more details!

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