Library Show Now on Display through Oct. 31

The BAA October Art Show, hosted by the Bartlesville Public Library, is now on display inside the glassed-in case in the foyer area during regular library hours. Thank you to the Library and all participating artists and volunteers!

The show will be available online through Dec. 31, 2020.

Thank you to all the artists, Show Judge Lian Quan Zhen,
Price Tower and all our sponsors, and our volunteers! 

What's New at BAA:

Masks mandatory: Due to the Covid 19 pandemic that has altered our social interactions, the board has mandated that masks or face shields will be worn by everyone in the Art Center. If you forget yours, we will have masks on site for a nominal amount to cover the cost. Hand sanitizers will be readily available. Attendees are asked to bring their own drinks and snacks. 

The board of the BAA want to ensure a safe and healthy experience for all our members. Many of us are of that vulnerable age or have underlying health conditions. We all have missed our friends and social connections. Let’s enjoy reconnecting with each other while being careful, respectful of social distancing and wearing a mask.

The Wednesday Plein Air Group
is now meeting on Wednesday afternoons 1 – 3 pm. 

Kathy Barham Rib Basket class has been delayed to Spring 2021.

Jazz on the Plazz: has been rescheduled to Saturday Oct. 17 from 3pm – 5pm.  From Dedra Morgan with Price Tower: BAA, along with Price Tower and Bartlesville Community Center, are hosting “Jazz on the Plazz. An open air concert and imagine small groups of citizens strolling around Unity Square listening to Jermaine Mondaine Jazz Ensemble, purchasing beverages and charcuterie boxes from Price Tower Plaza cafe, and viewing artists (masked) scattered on grounds painting, sketching, creating plein air art.  BAA is looking for a few artists willing to set up and “do their thing” from 3- 5 that day. PT and BCC have stated they would be happy to hang and possibly sell any work that was later finished. If you are interested, please email Dedra at and she will put you on a list for contact closer to event.

Schmoldt Champion of BAA Award nominees: It is time to choose an outstanding member who has served the BAA faithfully with time, money, and talent. Please email the member’s name and reasons for your nomination to the BAA. This award is given annually in December. 

BAA Library Nook: 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. 

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

Larry will be resuming his sculpture class on the 3rd Saturday of each month. 10 am  – 3 pm.

 Members $10., nonmembers $15, Students $5

Email Larry at for more info.

Rib Basket Made with Reed taught by Kathy Barham

Learn to make a rib basket made with reed, with accomplished basketmaker Kathy Barham. Kathy chose the rib basket with handle because the hard part is at the beginning and easy part is at the end.

This class has been delayed to Spring 2021

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.”

The Casads fixing cabinets. Thank you!


Classes for Kids:

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

June 2021 - BAA Art Camp

Questions? Please email