Bartlesville Art Association

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

BAA Art Camp begins June 3.

Remaining spots:

Drawing – Week 1 – June 3-7

Grades 1&2 – Full
Grades 3&4 – Full
Grades 5&6 -Full
Grades 7 & up – Full
Mixed Grade level – Full

Painting – Week 2 – June 10-14

Grades 1&2 – Full
Grades 3&4 – Full
Grades 5&6 -Full
Grades 7 & up – Full
Mixed Grade level – Full

Sculpture – Week 3 – June 17-21

Grades 1&2 – Full
Grades 3&4 – Full
Grades 5&6 – 1 spot open
Grades 7 & up –  2 spots open
Mixed Grade level – Full

Printmaking – Week 4 – June 24-28

Grades 1&2 – 2 spots open
Grades 3&4 – Full
Grades 5&6 – 6 spots open
Grades 7 & up – Full
Mixed Grade level – 9 spots open

Spend a whole week at BAA Art Camp learning Printmaking. Make prints with a variety of materials and processes such as dry point, relief print, and monotype.

If the session you want is full, please go to the order section for that session anyway and it will prompt you to sign up for the waitlist We get cancellations and will email you if a spot opens.

We have some scholarships available, please contact bartlesvilleartassociation@gmail.com for more information. 

Can’t make it in June? Check out “Bonus”  Art Camp July 15 -19

Instructor: Quincey Turner

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

 

 

 

 

 

Ongoing classes and special events

Plein Air on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Plein Air Wednesdays & Thursdays!      FREE for BAA members!

Since Art Camp occupies the BAA studio for the month of June, both Wednesday and Thursday Open Studios will meet as Plein Air on Wednesdays in June at various outdoor locations. Details to follow.

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

FREE for 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!

ART TALK

Free. Open to the public.

Join us at the BAA studio on Saturday, August 24 from 2 – 3:30pm for “Timelines of Art: A brief overview on the history of art.” with Tom Graves.

“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.

Upcoming "Art 101" classes for 2024 ~ All classes are on Saturday

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

 

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.  

You do not have to be an artist to join the BAA.  Anyone with an appreciation for art and a desire to support the arts in Bartlesville is encouraged to join us.

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

FREE for BAA members!

OPEN  STUDIO every Thursday from  12 – 3  pm.

All easel mediums are welcome: Oils, Acrylics, Pastels, Drawing. Any process where you use a floor or table top easel.

Bill Whitte will facilitate the Easel Open Studio on Thursdays and is willing to provide guidance to painters if you want it. 

Congratulations to Storrie Butcher and Jailynn Cooper, our Virginia Neely Sweet Memorial Scholarship winners for 2024. Since the 1960s, BAA has awarded scholarships to graduating Washington County public school art students. Virginia Sweet made it her personal mission to ensure graduating art students be able to pursue higher education. She hosted workshops, art sales, bake sales, and solicited donations. BAA now awards scholarships each year in her name and memory. Thank you to our scholarship committee for their work in selecting these two worthy young artists: Steven Graham and Dedra Morgan.

One of the producers of Sterlin Harjo’s new ‘The Sensitive Kind’ project recently reached out seeking contact info for one of our BAA artist members to secure permission to show their original artwork in the tv series, which is shooting now in Tulsa. Congratulations, Karen Michno. Pretty cool!

“Art Night” at the BAA

The return of “Art Night” at the BAA on Tuesday, May 28 was enjoyed by many. Guests got to meet Sante Fe artist John Reger and watch him demo live portrait drawing. “Art Night” is free and open to the public. Watch for future dates.

BAA’s Annual Art Show and Sale opening reception coming October 4. 

 Watch for the Call for Entries coming in July.

And in the meantime, the 70th annual Verdigris Valley Art Exhibit (VVAE) will take place June 14 to 27, 2024 at the Independence Historical Museum and Art Center, 123 N. 8th Street, Independence, Kansas. Show Judge Cally Krallman of Topeka will explain her winning selections at the Artists’ Critique and Reception at 7:00 pm on June 14, 2024. 

Entries will be accepted June 6-8. Artists may enter up to 5 pieces. For more information follow this link: https://www.independencehistoricalmuseum.org/vvae

The Sunday afternoon Live Model Drawing will meet on June 9 and 23 and July 14 and 28. from 2-4pm. Join this fun time to expand your figure drawing skills. Each session fee is $20 payable at the door.

“Summer’s Here” Paint-a-long

with Bobbi Sexson, Monday June 24, 6:30 – 8:30pm  Cost: $50. Supplies included. No experience needed!

Open Studio will meet as Plein Air on Wednesdays in June for both watercolor and easel painters. Dates are June 5, 12, 19, and 26.   We plan to meet at BAA and carpool to each location. 

UPCOMING CLASSES

Sat. June 8       $85
2nd Saturdays at BAA
Colored Pencil Cat Portraits with Valerie Unruh. All supplies included. Ages 13 and up.  10am – 4pm
 
Sun. June 9 & 23     $20
Live Model Figure Drawing  $20 per session. Pay at the door. 2 – 4pm
 
Fri, June 22 Sizzlin’ Summer at Unity Square at the Center “B’ville Symphony Orchestra”  8 – 10pm   Free

 

Mon, June 24     $50
Summer’s Here Paint-a-long with Bobbie Sexson. No experience required. Includes all supplies.  6:30 – 8:30pm

July   Free with current membership. Both Open Studios (Wed. and Thurs.) resume in July at the BAA Art Studio.1- 4pm * Please watch for temporary conflicts during other scheduled events.

Sat. July 13      $85
2nd Saturdays at BAA
Drawing Portraits with Valerie Unruh. All supplies included. Ages 13 and up. 10am – 4pm

Sun. July 14 & 28    $20
Live Model Figure Drawing $20 per session. Pay at the door. 2- 4pm
  
July 15 – 19     $100
One Week July Art Camp with Quincey Turner
Grades K – 9. Three grade levels available  2 – 4pm

Fri, July 19  Sizzlin’ Summer at Unity Square “Outdoor Family Movie Night”  9 – 11pm  Free

Sat. July 20  Free with current membership
“Art 101” Beginning Drawing with Janet Odden 2 – 4pm Must register thru the BAA Office. $40 for non-members.
 
Tues, July 23    $50
Watercolor Landscape for Beginners with Amy Jenkins. 6 – 8:30pm
Sat. July 13      $85
2nd Saturdays at BAA
Drawing Portraits with Valerie Unruh. All supplies included. Ages 13 and up. 10am – 4pm

Sun. July 14 & 28    $20
Live Model Figure Drawing $20 per session. Pay at the door. 2- 4pm
  
July 15 – 19     $100
One Week July Art Camp with Quincey Turner
Grades K – 9. Three grade levels available  2 – 4pm

Fri, July 19  Sizzlin’ Summer at Unity Square “Outdoor Family Movie Night”  9 – 11pm  Free

Sat. July 20  Free with current membership
“Art 101” Beginning Drawing with Janet Odden 2 – 4pm Must register thru the BAA Office. $40 for non-members.
 
Tues, July 23    $50
Watercolor Landscape for Beginners with Amy Jenkins. 6 – 8:30pm

Thank you to our BAA Art Camp sponsors! This year, each art camper will get a free t-shirt.

Another “bonus” this summer is –a whole extra Art Camp week, July 15-19 with instructor Quincey Turner.

Here’s a new feature at our BAA website: BAA Art Instructors.

Meet the instructors and view their artwork online: Cheryl Bryan, Jim Buchan, Steven Graham, Amy Jenkins, Janet Odden, Linda Rous, Bobbi Sexson, Anne Spoon, Quincey Turner, Valerie Unruh, and Bill Whitte. Visit bartlesvilleartassociation.org/baa-artist-instructors.

If you’re at the Kiddie Park this summer, look for the photo stand-ins (plywood cutouts with a face hole) painted by BAA artist volunteers. Thank you to Marta Bentley, Vance Blackwell, Celeste Cleary, Susan Covert, Pam Crawford, Jacqi Davis, Amy Jenkins, Dedra Morgan, Janet Odden, Denise Parks, Michelle Rigdon, Kathleen Rutledge, Alaina Varrone, and Mathilde Hufford-Varrone.

Hope to see you soon at the BAA.

Janet Odden, BAA President

Financial Assistance Information

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 bartlesvilleartassociation@gmail.com.