Bartlesville Art Association

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

There are 2 spots still available in this Master Series Drawing Workshop.

Renaissance Style Portrait Drawing

A 3- day  workshop with instructor John Reger.

May 30 – June 1 (Thursday – Saturday)

Time: 9:30 – 4:30 (with lunch from 12:30 – 1:30) 18 hours of instruction.

We will copy works of the old masters as a practical means of learning and connecting with the character and spirit of these extraordinary artists and transmit that spirit forward in one’s own work.

Each day will begin with a demo followed by students working on their own with one on one critiques.

The participants would learn basic drawing techniques and will gain an understanding of shape, movement light and form.

A Master Series Workshop

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.

For adults. All skill levels welcome.

Maximum number of students is 10.

Please register by May 15.

Don’t miss John Reger for “ART NIGHT” at the BAA. Tuesday evening, May 28,  6-8 pm. Free and open to the public. 

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.

Limited spots still available.

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.





Ongoing classes and special events

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

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!

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

FREE to 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. 

“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

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.  

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.

Email for details on this fun volunteer opportunity! 

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

Explore artwork by our BAA member artists!

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

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 Friday night, April 19th, 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.

April was an exciting month with several successful classes and events including our Artful-Day in the Ville Art Walk.  Eight locations and 19 artists provided the public access to some outstanding local art. 

Did you see the Pedal Painter?

What fun!

Thanks to Josh Waddell and Michael Wray for creating this wacky wonderful machine to spin your way into an art experience. If you didn’t get enough, let us know; the Pedal Painter may be available for your next party. 

Want a BAA Art Camp T-shirt for yourself? Email your size to  by May 7.  $10 per shirt. Pay at pick up.

BAA is seeking businesses and individuals to Sponsor Summer Art Camp this year! One of the perks for sponsors at the higher level is their logo will appear on the back of Art Camp T-shirts. We have well over 200 registered art campers so far. Would you, your employer, or your business be interested in being a BAA Summer Art Camp sponsor? 

Visit here for more info or Contact Celeste Cleary at 918-928-9542. The deadline is May 7

Congratulations to BAA member Carolyn Mock! Her work is included in the Women Artists of the West Invitational Exhibition & Sale that opens May 4 at Woolaroc. Opening weekend events include two painting demonstrations by WAOW member artists on the morning of Saturday, May 4 (free with regular museum admission). For more info and the schedule visit

Jim Buchan once again filled the studio with 15 budding watercolorists. Jim is a well-respected Green Country artist and is gracious enough to share his talents with BAA. Jim began painting in oil as a boy. As the result of a quick trip to buy oil paints, he found himself signing up for a watercolor workshop. That brief moment in time led him on to a 50-year love affair with watercolor! Watch for his next class this fall.

Live Model Figure Drawing on Sunday afternoon from 2-4pm has kicked off with several people attending. Special thanks to Chuck Parkin for facilitating April and finding people to pose. This is a terrific opportunity to practice your drawing and visual skills.

And speaking of new member opportunities, Thursday Open Studio for easel painters is off to a good start. Meeting noon -3pm, Bill Whitte will facilitate this afternoon gathering and assist with any questions you may have regarding your oil painting. Call the office to get texts from him or reminders.

Check out jewelry, clay sculpture, photography and the return of Art Night on May 28 featuring Santa Fe Artist John Reger. Take this opportunity to hear from one of the best.

“Everyone has heard of Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo… No I’m not talking about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, I’m talking about the real Renaissance masters, true giants in their endeavors, incomparable draftsmen and painters of The Italian Renaissance”, comments John Reger as he talks about his plan for the workshop.

John Reiger Portrait Workshop

John Reger worked for over 20 years as an illustrator; and then began his fine art career. He is currently a Teaching Assistant at the Ryder Studio School in Santa Fe. John has exhibited his work in several group shows in the Santa Fe area, and is currently represented by Haynes Gallery in Thomaston, Maine. John lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his wife, Marty.  Register online today so you don’t miss this chance to study with an expert.


We have two new Art 101 classes this month. If you have not registered for your free Art 101 with your membership, now is the time to do it. Livi Diaz will help you create a necklace and a pair of earrings. Mike Bryan will walk you through how to plan for that perfect shot and avoid all those “nothing” photos on your phone or camera. Call the office and register for Art 101 classes through MarLo. And don’t forget non-members can also register for $40.  Grab a friend and try it out. All Art 101 classes are introductory level and for trying out something new and fun.


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Wed. May 1 Free to members Open Studio with Cheryl Bryan, watercolorist 1-4pm

Thurs. May 2 Free to members Open Studio for Easel Painters With Bill Whitte  12 noon – 3pm

Sat.  May 4  Free with current membership   Art 101 Jewelry with Livi Diaz  10am – 12pm  Must register thru the BAA Office   $40 for non-members

Sat. May 18 Free to current members  Art 101 Planning the Shot – Photography Hints with Mike Bryan  $40 for non-members

Tuesday, May 28 Free   Art Night with portrait artist John Reger Open to the Public   6-8 pm

Wed. May 29   Free to members Open Studio with Cheryl Bryan, watercolorist. 1-4pm

Thurs. May 30   No Open Studio for Easel Painters

Thurs. – Sat. May 30-June 1   John Reger Drawing Workshop    $320 Non-Members  $295 Members  Santa Fe artist John Reger will bring a wealth of knowledge on Renaissance style portrait drawing.

Watch for information on a series of Plein Air opportunities on Wednesdays in June.

Summer Art Camp – June 3 – 28 Limited space is available.  See Kid’s Art with Quincey in July  Spaces are available.

Sat. June 8  $85  2nd Saturdays at BAA  Colored Pencil Cat Portraits with Valerie Unruh    10am-4pm 

Mon. June 24   Paint-A-Long Patriotic Flag   With Bobbie Sexson  $50 Includes all supplies 6:30 – 8:30pm.

Sat. July 13   $85   2nd Saturdays at BAA  Drawing Portraits with Valerie Unruh    10-4pm

 Mon. – Fri. July 15-19  $100   Kids Art with Quincey Turner    Hey, kids!!  Here is one more opportunity to join in summer art fun.  Three grade levels available. Don’t miss it. 

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   Watercolor Landscape for Beginners with Amy Jenkins “Paint the Little Chapel” $50  6 – 8pm

  Hope to see you soon at the BAA!       Janet Odden, BAA President

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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