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.
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:
Instructor: Laura Riley
Dates: Tuesdays, August 24 and 31
Time: 1 PM to 3 PM
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
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,
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
Invite a Friend Who Doesn’t Paint in Watercolor
Instructor: Jim Buchan
Date: Wednesday, October 6
Time: 1 PM to 4 PM
Class is free to all participants ages high school and up. Bring a friend!
Instructor: Justine Cherwink, NEW INSTRUCTOR
Date: Saturday, October 16
Time: 9 AM to 1 PM
Supplies for students to order before class – Beginner’s Linocut Kit. $12.00 at Amazon.com
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.
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
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
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
Dates: RESCHEDULED TO 2022
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.
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
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).