Art Demos at BAA on Saturday:

Artists' Studios Tour

Tour the private art studios of 12 BAA artists for a first hand look at their creative processes. 

Saturday, March 25 from 10 – 4.


Student Art Exhibit & Sale

Friday, March 24th from 6 – 7:30 pm (Opening Reception)
& Saturday, March 25 from 10 am – 4 pm 

Come check out the artwork and meet some awesome young artists. 

BAA Art Camp for Kids

June 2023

Registration will open soon for BAA’s art camp! Grades 1 thru 12. Drawing, Sculpture, Painting, and Printmaking. Take one week or all four. 

There will be an Art Camp Art Show on Sunday, July 2 from 2:00pm – 4:00 pm. 

Paint Your Pet Party

April 1, 2023


Dear Members and Friends of BAA,

By now, most of you have heard that the Price Tower was sold to a private group. Little is known about the buyers. We are waiting for the dust to settle in this transition to meet and discuss the new owners’ vision and future plans for this iconic building. I was at the Price Tower members’ meeting and it was clear that the sale was justified. The alternative was to shutter this icon of our community. We now put our trust in the new owners’ vision to create an arts destination.
Bartlesville Art Association has been a guest of the Price Tower Arts Center since 2017. Our organization provides a strong foundation of promoting, teaching, and exhibiting visual arts. We celebrate the magnificent talent of local artists in watercolor, oil, and acrylic painting; sculpture; pottery; fabric arts; calligraphy; drawing; and so much more. The BAA is critical to the future of the Price Tower as an arts destination. Your board sees this as an opportunity to expand our vision and impact in our community.
The BAA will continue operations as planned.
  • Our second annual ART-Full Day in the ‘Ville featuring a youth art show and studio tour of 12 artists is March 24 and 25. For more information go to .
  • The Summer Art Camp will be in June.
  • A Paint Your Pet class is on April 1.
  • We have a workshop with oil painter Ross Myers in May.
  • The Annual Art Show at Lyon Gallery will begin in August. Jan Brieschke, a former local art teacher, will return to Bartlesville to teach a workshop on ink and watercolor and judge the annual art show.
  • We continue to add classes and make plans weekly.
In order to put our best foot forward, we would like to share healthy membership and class registration numbers. This would be a good time to see if your membership is up to date. Call MarLo at 918-332-8463, Monday – Thursday, 11 am – 3 pm if you are unsure of your membership status. Every new and renewed membership strengthens our organization.
As we learn more, we will let you know. In the meantime, continue to sign up for classes, renew memberships, and recruit friends to join (and have fun). You are our ambassadors. Go out and spread the word!
Kathleen Rutledge,

BAA Board President


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


•  For over 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.

•  A community full of art is a community full of culture!

 Please consider joining now! 

Art Classes at BAA

BAA art classes are open to members and non-members.

Craft a Pot of Felt Succulents

Taught by Namrata Jaju

Saturday, April 22

10:00 – 11:15 am

Kids Arts and Crafts with Kerri

Starts Wednesday, March 1st.

March classes will focus on Spring arts and crafts!

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

Evening Watercolor Class for Beginners

Taught by Amy Jenkins

Coming soon!

This class will be for watercolor students at the beginner level.

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

Faciliator is Cheryl Bryan. 

Cheryl shares watercolor techniques on the first Wednesday Open Studio of each month.

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. 

Draw or Paint with Live Model

1st and 3rd Sundays in March and April.

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

2:00 – 4:30 pm

Paint Your Pet Party - April 1, 2023

Back by Popular Demand!

Taught by Valerie Unruh.

Saturday, April 1st. 1 – 4 pm.

This class is a BLAST!

Want to hear about new and upcoming art classes & events? Sign up for updates:

BAA Newsletter

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 Myers 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. 

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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