Bartlesville Art Association

Located at 217 S. Comanche Ave. @ Frank Phillips Blvd. in the historic Comanche Center, Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Check out our Facebook Page for some great photos and crazy videos of the event!

BAA's 3rd Annual Artful Day in the Ville - Art Walk last Friday night was a huge success! 

Thank you to Truity Credit Union, The Eatery, The Haskell Loft, Hopestone, McGraw Realtors, Cooper & Mill, Crossing 2nd, and Roots+Blooms for graciously hosting pop-up galleries for our artists.

Thank you to all of the AMAZING BAA artists who participated by sharing their artwork and their time visiting with folks about art and the BAA.

And a very BIG and SPECIAL THANK YOU to our wonderful community! So many of you ventured downtown for the evening, had fun and supported the arts in Bartlesville! We are truly grateful.

Some current and upcoming classes:

Email for details on this fun volunteer opportunity! 

The Bartlesville Masonic Lodge fundraiser breakfast for the BAA on March 2nd was a huge success. Not only was the food top-notch, the Masons generously donated additional money to our cause presenting the BAA with a check for over $2600!

Dear Masons, Your generosity means everything to us and to our mission of sharing the joy of art with all in our community. Our success would not be possible without generous donors like you. Thank you so much for your support of the arts in Bartlesville!

Most sincerely and truly grateful,

From all of us at the Bartlesville Art Association

Special thanks also to BAA members Julia Donaldson and Kathleen Rutledge for coordinating this benefit breakfast.

Art Camp is June 2024 for Grades 1 through 12. Cost is $50 per week. We have some scholarships available, please contact for more information. 

The location of Art Camp is our new BAA art space at Comanche Center, just off Frank Phillips Blvd.

Explore artwork by our BAA member artists!

Click on a piece to see more by each artist at their website or page. 




Art Classes at BAA

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

For adults. All skill levels welcome.

Maximum number of students is 10. Please register by May 15.

A 3- day workshop with instructor John Reger.

May 30 – June 1 (Thurs – Sat)

Time: 9:30 – 4:30 

The participants will learn basic drawing techniques and will gain an understanding of shape, movement light and form by copying the works of the old masters.

This class is for adults including high school age.

Instructor Anne Spoon

This is a two-part class held on two consecutive Monday evenings.

April 22 and 29 from 6 – 8 pm.

This workshop is open to all levels and will focus on the basics of creating dramatic, dynamic, timeless landscapes using soft pastels.


Class is held at the BAA Art Center, 217 S. Comanche Ave @ Frank Phillips Blvd.


4 sessions on Sunday afternoons from 2 – 4:30 pm.

April 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2024

Each artist works independently with whatever supplies they bring including pencils, charcoal, paints, pastels, etc.

“Art 101” Classes are taught by BAA members for BAA members.  You get one FREE “Art 101” class with your annual membership. These short, casual classes are a GREAT way to explore new mediums, stretch your wings and try something new.

"Art 101" Line up for 2024 ~ All classes are on Saturday

April 6, 2:30 – 5pm  Beginning Colored Pencil – Valerie Unruh

May 4, 10 am – 12 pm  Beginning Jewelry – Livi Diaz

May 18, 6 – 9 pm  Photography – “Planning the Shot” – Mike Bryan

July 20, 2 – 4pm  Beginning Drawing – Janet Odden

August 24,  2 – 3:30 pm  Tom Graves – “Timelines of Art: A brief overview on the history of art.”

Sept 21, 1 – 4 pm   Sewing a zippered purse – Joan Phillips

Oct 12,  2 – 4 pm  Beginning Pastels – Anne Spoon 

Nov 2,  2 – 4 pm   Beginning Watercolor Painting – Amy Jenkins

   Want to join BAA and get your free “Art 101”  class? 

   Join here, we would love to have you as a member.  

Thursday evening, April 25

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Spend an evening at the BAA with instructor Bobbi Sexson as she guides you step-by-step through painting this lovely Spring Flowers still life.

This class is for adults, including high-school age. All skill levels are welcome. Grab a friend and join the fun!

You do not have to be a member of BAA to enroll in our classes.

Instructor: Quincey Turner

July 15 – 19, 2024

Grade K – 2 meet   8:15 – 9:15 am
Grades 3 – 5 meet 9:30 – 10:45 am
Grades 6 – 9 meet 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Quincey will teach students all about the Elements of Art utilizing a variety of mediums to complete age-appropriate projects.


FREE to BAA members!

OPEN  STUDIO every Wednesday from  1 – 4 pm.

Faciliator, Cheryl Bryan, shares watercolor techniques on the first Wednesday Open Studio of each month. This is one of the most popular events at BAA and one of the benefits of being a member!

To hear about future workshops for kids with Josh Waddell, please email your name, your child’s name and age to the BAA at

April is definitely Arts Month!

Along with the dawning of spring, and a variety of flowers poking their heads out of the ground, we see a beautiful array of arts activities in April. BAA will be hosting a jam-packed month with activities for adults and kids.

We start off with an Open Studio time for easel artists on Thursdays. This is a complement to our highly successful Wednesday Open Studio which concentrates on watercolor. If you need to set aside time to paint and are interested in joining other painters who want to improve their skills, this is for you.

Bill Whitte will facilitate the Easel Open Studio on Thursdays. He is especially interested in painting landscapes. But, he enjoys creating beautiful skies and plans to do some demonstrations. He is willing to provide guidance to painters if you want it.

3rd Annual - Artful Day in the Ville

Plan now to attend the Art Walk this year for Artful Day in the Ville on April 19. Over 25 artists will display their artworks in 10 downtown businesses in pop-up galleries!

Check out the Paint-A-Long class.
We welcome Bobbie Sexson as our instructor for this paint-party designed as a fun-filled evening creating a spring daisy bouquet. Bobbie is an enthusiastic painter in primarily acrylic and oils, although she does dabble in watercolor.
She is a retired college professor, local principal, and at home an avid quilter and gardener. She loves to work with people of all ages whether it is teaching art classes or Spanish. She always makes sure her classes are relaxed and enjoyable.

And, if you haven’t had a chance to paint your favorite furry friend, Valerie Unruh has a few spots left in her Paint Your Pet class.  Don’t wait to register.  This popular class is filling fast.

Kids Art Classes with Quincey Turner have been a big hit.  Check the website for the next series of sessions she will offer in July.  Quincey credits her blossoming art career to the teachers that spoke into her life at just the right time, and she wants to inspire kids to reach their artistic potential in the same way.  

But, that is not all!!

John Reiger Portrait Workshop

Three great workshops are coming this year. 

Sante Fe artist, John Reger will bring new insight into your portrait drawing, May 30-June 1.  

Then Chicago artist, Clayton Beck is here in October 

and Prix de West artist, Sonya Terpening in November.

Watch for these great opportunities to study with outstanding artists.

($ indicates a fee for the class)

New this monthStarting April 4  Every Thursday 12 noon – 3 pm (Free for members)  Easel Open Studio for oil, acrylic, and pastel painters. Bill Whitte will facilitate the class and offer assistance to artists.

Wed. April 3 – Open Studio with Cheryl Bryan (Free for members) Cheryl will lead a spring floral watercolor project. Interested and not on the email list?  Call the BAA for details.

Sat. April 6  –  “Art 101” Colored Pencil Workshop  Join Valerie Unruh from 2:30-5pm . (One free “Art 101” per membership). Call the office to register and see if this can be your free members Art 101. 

$   Sat. April 13  from 2 – 5 pm  Paint Your Pet  Valerie Unruh returns for this ever popular paint party. Only a few spots left. Register now as space is limited. 

$  Sat. April 18 – Watercolor Workshop Create an apple basket with Jim Buchan. Hurry. Only a couple of spots left.                            

Fri. April 19 – 6 – 9 pm – Artful Day in the Ville (Free to all) NEW this year Pop-up Galleries.  Join in for a fun time in downtown Bartlesville. Take a trip through several businesses on an Art Walk and visit with over 25 artists in pop-up galleries.  Activities for kids and adults. 

$ Monday  April 22 & 29   Pastel Painting with Anne    Anne Spoon will offer this 2-day workshop in soft pastels from 6 – 9 pm.

$  Thurs. April 25  Paint-A-Long with Bobbie Sexson.  A new evening class designed help you break into your creative side. Bring a friend for a fun time.  6:30-8:30pm Supplies included.

Take advantage of the many classes coming your way. The BAA is here to assist you in developing your artistic goals.

Janet Odden, BAA President

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” Pablo Picasso

BAA is committed to sharing the love of art throughout our vibrant community.

To that end, we have established  a scholarship fund for those in need of a bit of help with tuition to attend classes. 

For example, did you know that over 20% of the children attending our Summer Art Camp have tuition assistance?

Financial assistance for adults is also available. We ask that adults pay whatever they can towards a class and we’ll make up the rest in exchange for volunteering at FUN BAA events. It’s a win-win for everyone! It’s super easy to apply for tuition assistance with this link.

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Questions? Please email