BAA Newsletter August 2021

The 68th Annual Art Show is a great success! The opening reception was well attended. The pieces on display are magnificent. I had my eye on one piece and it was snatched up in front of me. The show continues until Friday, August 27. Pick up is Saturday, the 28th, between 11 AM and 1 PM.

Speaking of art shows, the BAA will be exhibiting member art in the Bartlesville Library foyer from Monday, November 1 until the 30th. Members may submit up to three pieces. Sculpture and fiber art may be submitted. Please RSVP by October 25 to Amy Jenkins at and provide your name, name of your artwork and medium. We are looking for volunteers to help with setting up the exhibit.

Namrata began working as our office administrator on August 16th. Her hours will be 9:30 AM until 12:30 PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. If you have materials to pick up, we now have regular open hours! 

The BAA phone number is 918 332 8463. When no one is in the office, you may leave a voice mail message. Be sure and welcome her when you drop by!

WEDNESDAY PLEIN AIR NOW INDOORS: Cheryl Bryan will be on vacay for 2 weeks so the group will be on a break meeting until September. On September 1, Cheryl will demo how to paint foliage. Bring practice paper and paints for practice. See you then.

FALL PAINTING CLASS: Ross Meyer is taking a sabbatical from teaching at the BAA and plans to return in the Spring. We have secured Cris Sundquist to teach both plein air and painting classes: She describes her classes:

Plein Air Class – Mornings 9 – noon The plein air classes will focus on topics such as simplifying subject matter, finding multiple paintings in one scene, learning to “see,” responding to the scene as opposed to copying the exact elements, working with a limited palette, and adding dimension to your paintings by interpreting with color. I will teach this class in oil but pastel, acrylic, and watercolorists are welcome as long as they have a good command of their medium.
Ideally, we will find 5 different easy to access locations and visit each twice during the course of the class.

Indoor Class – Afternoons -1:00 to 3.00 The fall session will be heavily focused on color, from basic principles of color theory, to limited palettes, harmony, edges, shape quality, dimension, and creating atmosphere. Strong use of color lends itself to looser paintings – saying more with less. The loosening up part is fast and fun! We will even make palette knife paintings. There will also be instruction time devoted to drawing and values, as well.
If you have any questions or requests, please call Cris at 620-330-2056 or email anytime.

CLASSES: Kids are back in school, fall is coming. After your summer break, I expect everyone is ready for some ART! We have a great array of classes and workshops coming up. You can find more information and register online at

Design and Knit a Garter Ridge Shawl
Instructor: Laura Riley

Dates: Tuesdays, August 24 and 31
Time: 1 PM to 3 PM
Costs: $20
Supplies to bring to class are two skeins of sock weight yarn and a no. 5 or 6 circular knitting needle with a cable at least 29 inches long. Scissors and a tapestry needle will be handy tools.

Beginning Soft Pastels
Instructor: Kerri Fleming
Dates: Thursdays, September 2 until October 8 (6 weeks)
Time: 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM
Cost: $142.00

Oil Painting: Translating what’s in front of you into your own unique vision
Instructor: Ann Spoon
Dates: Mondays, September 6, last session Monday, October 25 (8 weeks)
Time: 6 PM to 8 PM,
Cost: $240
List of supplies will be provided before classes begin

Cold Wax and Oil Painting
Instructor: Lori Roll
Date: October 2, 2021
Time: 11AM until 4 PM
Cost: $85

Invite a Friend Who Doesn’t Paint in Watercolor
Instructor: Jim Buchan
Date: Wednesday, October 6
Time: 1 PM to 4 PM
Cost: FREE

Class is free to all participants ages high school and up. Bring a friend!

Beginning Printmaking
Instructor: Justine Cherwink, NEW INSTRUCTOR
Date: Saturday, October 16
Time: 9 AM to 1 PM
Cost: $36
Supplies for students to order before class – Beginner’s Linocut Kit. $12.00 at

Instructor: Larry Waid
Dates: Saturday, October 16
Time: 10 AM to 3 PM
Cost: $10 (members), $15 (nonmembers)

Modern Brush Calligraphy Techniques
Instructor: Hillary Nickels NEW INSTRUCTOR
Date: Saturday, October 23
Time: 10 AM until 1 PM

. No experience is : necessary to be successful in this class.
Instructor: Elaine Wilson
Dates:  Class will be the third Thursday of each month, beginning October 21, 2021
Thursday 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Cost: $25 and all supplies are included
Elaine will collect all payments at the beginning of class
This class is for students and adults of all ages and skill levels
Minimum number of students is 10 and maximum is 30
Rib Basket Made with Reed

Instructor: Kathy Barham
Dates: Tuesday, November 2 and Thursday, November 4
Time: 12 noon until 4 PM
Cost: $45 tuition and $38 for supplies

101 CLASSES: A single 101 class is included with annual membership. Can’t decide and want to take more than your one free class? You can! Each additional “Art 101” class is $30.

Beginning Jewelry 101
Taught by Livi Diaz
Date: Tuesday, September 14
Time 4 PM o 6:30 PM

Paper Flower Fall Bouquet
Taught by Janet Odden
Date: Tuesday, October 5
Time: 1 PM to 4 PM

Create an Artist Facebook Page 101
Taught by Celeste Cleary
Date – Saturday October 9
Time – 9:30 AM to11 AM

Location will be announced

I am looking forward to seeing you at the BAA. Remember, masks are optional but encouraged.


UPDATE :  Beginning Jewelry

Instructor: Livi Diaz

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.

New classes at BAA Summer/Fall 2021:

FALL PAINTING CLASS: Ross Meyer is taking a sabbatical from teaching at the BAA and plans to return in the Spring. We have secured Cris Sundquist to teach both plein air and painting classes.

Date: Class will be the third Thursday of each month, beginning October 21, 2021

Beginning FEB. 20, 2021, Larry will be resuming his sculpture class on the 3rd Saturday of each month in 2021. 10 am  – 3 pm.  Members $10., nonmembers $15, Students $5 Any interested person please email to register, or email Larry at for more info. Payments will be collected at the beginning of each class.

Each member of BAA gets to take one free Art 101 class!

  • Knitting 101 – Introduction to basic stitches
  • 101 Beginning Jewelry
  • Fun with Easy Marble and Watercolor 101
  • Create an Artist Facebook Page 101

Art Show Winners Announced

B. Alan Frakes, F-4 Tornado



By Sheila Minnich, First Place

Sheila Minnich, First Place

Winning Best of Show and the grand $500 prize was oil painter B. Alan Frakes of Tulsa for his “F4 Tornado” oil painting of his four granddaughters. Sheila Minnich of Midwest City, took first place ($250) followed by Michele Seeley of Eureka, Kan., second place ($200), and Whitney Powell, third place ($150). 

Merit Award winners all received $75: Ronda Williams, Priyanka Priyadarshini, Gage Swanson, Kerri Flemming and student Quincey Turner for her striking “Indian Summer” piece. 

Category Award winners received awards from art supply vendors: Kathy Soliday (oils), Carmen Shaar-Walden (acrylics), Vance Blackwell (dry media), Linda Guenther (photography), Josh Waddel (sculpture), Sarah Robl (multimedia), Iran Winger (artisan) and James Millspaugh (watercolor).


Between a Rock and a Hard Spot by Michele Seeley, Second Place

Michele Seeley, Between a Rock and a Hard Place 

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

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