August 2020 news from BAA:

– Lian Quan Zhen Watercolor Workshop has been rescheduled for Sept. 2, 3 & 4. Click here for details. 

– Our Annual Spring Show has been rescheduled as a VIRTUAL art show in September! Details will be announced soon. Winners will be judged by Lian Quan Zhen and there will be $1700 in prizes.  The board has been busy adjusting plans and changing schedules to accommodate the “new normal” (how we will learn to dislike that term). Our big news is that we have decided to have the art show in September as a virtual event. Same judging by world renowned, Lian Quan Zhen, same criteria, same prizes – but without meeting in a crowded venue. We will be able to thank our donors and sponsors online and at the Gallery. Without them, we would not be able to have a superb artist to judge our work, we would not be able to provide awards amounting to $1,700.00 and we would not have the opportunity to showcase the great talent in our community.

The entry dates for uploading digital images and paying entry fees are Monday, August 24 through Thursday, September 3. We know that providing digital images could be daunting so we plan to have appointments at the Art Center for those that want to bring their pieces and get assistance in photography and the uploading. You will be required to wear a mask. We will schedule appointments on Thursday, August 27 and Friday, August 28.

Winners will be announced online on Friday, September 11. We will ask that the winners provide their pieces for a display in the Price Tower Gallery from September 14 until September 30th so guests can “oooohhh” and “awwww” as they gaze upon your work.
In the next few days, we will be getting out the word, building the web site for the show that will include the ability to sell pieces. The prospectus has been revised to reflect the adaptation to a virtual show.

Change can be uncomfortable. The last few months have demonstrated that. But change can spark new ideas, new approaches, and new ways of sharing. Let us approach this virtual show will eagerness to learn, share and celebrate. Since this is a novel approach for us, the board and the association will be making a lot up as we go along. Help us with your observations and suggestions. After all, this is YOUR art show!

– 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 

Paint Your Pet Party:  Sept. 26, 2020 with Valerie Jones, benefits SPCA. Click here to sign up.

– Kathy Barham’s “Rib Basket Made with Reed” has been rescheduled to Saturday, Nov. 7.
register here

– BAA Art Camp was a great success! See the Art Camp Art Show here.

BAA’s 2020 Virginia Neely Sweet Art Scholarship awarded to Mary Robin Walters-Miller 

– New Art 101 dates have been announced – see below

Brad Glock is offering a wood turning demo Sept 12 see below

The Casads fixing cabinets. Thank you! 

Art Center “face lift”  Board member, Janet Odden, has spent many hours planning a more efficient footprint for the Art Center. A contractor was hired to divide the kitchen space with half now serving as a small office. She writes ”Lots of things are happening at the art center even though we have been closed much of the summer. We have given the art center a face lift, starting with a new floor. The classrooms have been reorganized with more efficient access, better lighting, more storage and fresh paint. We’ve moved the office and rearranged the library and kitchen. We think you will love how open and bright our space is now. Once everything is in place you are going to want to see it and then sign up for a class this fall.”

Taught by Valerie Jones and supporting Washington County SPCA!

Wednesday Open Studio is now a “plein air” painting group

Jewelry 101

Wood Turning 101

New Dates Fall 2020 "ART 101" Classes

For more information please visit this page: ART 101 2020

Beginning Drawing 101 with Valerie Jones       
Sept. 12 Saturday 1-3 pm

Beg. Woodturning Demo with Brad Glock   
Sept. 12 Sat. 12:30-4:30

Beginning Jewelry 101 with Livi Diaz           
Sept. 15 Tues. 9 – noon

Beginning Oils 101 with Anne Spoon             
Sept. 24 Thursday 6 – 8 pm

Beginning Acrylics 101 with Ashley Droigk       
Sept. 25 Fri. 1-3 pm

Dollar Store Decor 101 with Marie Ham           
Sept. 26, Sat. 10 – 12pm

Beginning Watercolor 101 with Amy Jenkins       
Oct. 10 Saturday 1-4 pm

Beginning Pastels 101 with Kerri Fleming       
Oct. 24 Saturday 1-3:30 pm

For more info visit Art 101 page or email to register

Free Offer from Brad Glock!

In addition to his free Woodturning 101 Demo, Brad will give one student from his 101 class a free 16 hour “Intro to Woodturning” class including the use of a full set of tools and full sized lathe. He will deliver it in four – 4 hour sessions.  If you are interested in learning one on one from an accomplished woodturner, sign up for the Woodturning 101 demo on Saturday September 12 from 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. and let us know you are interested in Brad’s free extended class.
BAA membership is $30 per year for an adult membership and includes a free 101 class.  Email to sign up.

See more of Brad Glock’s woodwork at

The 2020 Spring Show and the March 25 ArtNight will be rescheduled to a later date. Watch your newsletter for new classes and events to be scheduled. 



Judge: Lian Quan Zhen
Prospectus and entry forms now available:

Upcoming Classes & Events at BAA


Judge: Lian Quan Zhen
Prospectus and entry forms now available:

Happy 2020!  All current and new BAA members: sign up now for a FREE “Art 101” class. Choose from:

1. Online Marketing for Artists 101

2. Basket Making 101

3. Wood turning demo

4. Beginning Drawing 101

5. Beginning Handbuilding with Clay 101

6. Beginning Watercolor 101 

7. Beginning Jewelry

8. Beginning Acrylics 101

9. Beginning Pastels 101

10. Beginning Oils 101

11. Dollar Store Decor 

For more info CLICK HERE

Teacher: Janet Odden
Tuesdays 10:00 am – noon

Open Studio

Faciliator: Cheryl Bryan
Wednesdays 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Teacher: Larry Waid
3rd Saturday each month 10:00 am  – 3:00 pm


Ongoing Classes:

Mondays thru Thursdays Art Classes for Kids – Ashley Droigk

new! Tuesdays Beginning Art Class – Janet Odden

Wednesdays Open Studio – Cheryl Bryan

Third Saturday of the Month – Sculpture Workshop with Larry Waid

Monthly on Sundays Price Tower Family Fun Day – free admission and art activities

Third Tuesday of the Month Kids Paint Class – Elaine Wilson


Classes for Kids:

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

June 2021 - BAA Art Camp

Questions? Please email