Bartlesville Art Association

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

Saturday, March 2nd ~ Breakfast fundraiser to benefit the BAA!

Full country breakfast includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, biscuits, gravy, coffee, orange juice, milk.

Tickets available at the BAA Art Center.  Also from BAA members and instructors and at the door at the Masonic Lodge, 610 NE Washington Blvd. (north of Tuxedo Blvd on the east side of Washington.)

This exhibit features Jon Lindblom’s “Angels of Pandora” series as well as other themes. Close to 50 paintings by Jon are for sale. A portion of all proceeds will benefit the Bartlesville Art Association and the Price Tower among others.  Show ends on March 24. Price Tower Art gallery is FREE to visit and open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm, Sunday 12 – 5 pm, Closed on Mondays.




Art Classes at BAA

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

Students will learn how to use cold wax and oil as a freeing and malleable medium which lends itself to abstract or representational expression and multimedia applications.

Beginning Cold Wax and Oil Painting

March 28 & 29 -Thursday and Friday evenings from 6:00 – 9:00 pm 

Students can register for one day or for both.

Be prepared to fearlessly explore your creativity using this ancient medium in modern applications.

Intermediate Cold Wax and Oil Painting

March 30  (Saturday) 11am – 4 pm   

Bring your lunch and dive deeper into the many possibilities of this highly expressive medium. 

Back by popular demand! Saturday, April 13 from 2 – 5 pm.

Cost: $65.00  ~  All supplies included.

In this 3 hour class you will create an acrylic painting of your pet with a little help from Valerie and her assistant!

Jim Buchan  has been painting in watercolors for 50 years and  is the former president of the Green Country Watercolor Society in Tulsa,

Paint an Apple Basket with Jim Buchan.

Thursday, April 18 from Noon – 3 pm.

Students will learn watercolor techniques while they complete one painting and have a great time in a casual atmosphere!  

 This class is for adults including high school age.

"No Talent Tuesday" drawing class is back for 2024

This class is for adults (including high school age). Come explore in a friendly and non-intimidating environment.

No Talent Tuesday is back with instructor Janet Odden.

Tuesdays ~ February 6, 13, 20 & 27  ~ 10 am – 12 noon

No Talent Tuesday is a drawing class designed to give the beginner an opportunity to learn about basic elements of art and design. 

Lessons will be tailored to meet the specific skill level of the student. 

“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

  • Fundamentals of Colors and Mixing with Oils, acrylics and more – Bill Whitte 
  • Beginning Sculpture with repurposed material for kids aged 10 – 14 – Josh Waddell
  • Beginning Jewelry – Livi Dia
  • Beginning Colored Pencil – Valerie Unruh
  • Photography – “Planning the Shot” – Mike Bryan
    • Beginning Oil Painting- Cris Sundquist

    • Beginning Drawing – Janet Odden

    • Art Talk – Art History – Tom Graves

    • Sewing a Zippered Purse – Joan Phillips

    • Beginning Pastels – Anne Spoon
    • 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.  

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

    New classes start February 27.

    Classes are open to public, private, and home school kids!

    Instructor: Quincey Turner

    Class meets once a week after school for 6 weeks .

    *Note: No class during Spring Break, March 18 – 22.

    Grades K-2 meet Tuesdays 4:30 – 6  pm, February 27  – April 9

    Grades 3-5 meet Wednesdays 4:30  – 6 pm,  February 28  –  April 10.

    Grades 6-9 meet Fridays 4:30- 6 pm, March 1 – April 12

    Live Model Drawing Class

    March 3, 17 and 31, 2024

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

    All models will be clothed.

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

    All skill levels welcome!

    Mondays from 10 am – noon for 8 weeks starting February 12.

    Cris will cover painting skies, trees, water, land and more in oils or acrylics. 

    ***Past students will be taught at their current level and continue to grow as artists.

    Drop-in pricing per session is available.

    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!

    Explore artwork by our member artists!

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

    Phillips 66 group teamed up for a lunch hour paint-a-long to celebrate a work anniversary. Call or email the BAA to plan a paint-a-long party for your special occasion.  918-332-8463

    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.

    February is set to be a whole month of arts opportunities.

    Congratulations to board member Jon Lindblom on his outstanding exhibition at the Price Tower. Don’t miss it. “Angels of Pandora” as well as other themes will run until March 24. Close to 50 paintings for sale. A portion of all proceeds will benefit the Bartlesville Art Association and the Price Tower among others.

    I will be teaching No Talent Tuesday again for those of you who are not quite ready to jump into Cris’s drawing class. But don’t underestimate your ability to join in. Most skill comes from determination and practice, not from some mysterious talent.

    We are also adding a Friday class for students grades 6-9 to the current Tuesday and Wednesday offering for kids ages K-5. Quincey Turner guides her students through age-appropriate arts and crafts activities.
    Cris Sundquist returns with Drawing and Painting classes. This 8-week series allows you to develop skills as you meet and work with other artists.
    If watercolor is your favorite medium, Jean François Arnaud will teach you about the essence of light in your paintings. Join us in this 3-day watercolor workshop, February 21 – 23, 2024, for a great opportunity to learn from an outstanding artist.

    Please note, we will cancel the Wednesday Open Studio on Feb. 21 because of the watercolor workshop. Otherwise, Open Studio will meet on  Wednesdays as usual. We would love to see you there.

    “Art 101” Classes for 2024 start in February. 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. Non-members welcome to register for $40.00.

    Saturday, February 17, 1 – 3:30pm  “Art 101” – Fundamentals of Colors and Mixing with Bill Whitte. 
    Saturday, February 24,  2 – 4pm  “Art 101” –  Beginning sculpture with repurposed materials for kids aged 10 – 14 with Josh Waddell.
    Cheryl received her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Oklahoma State University and a Master’s degree in Directed Individual Studies with an emphasis in Art at Texas A & I University at Corpus Christi. 
    After having worked for twenty-one years doing Research and Development for Celanese and DuPont Chemical companies, Cheryl now devotes herself totally to studio art, loving the transparency, light, layers — and surprises — that watercolor brings
    Cheryl has also studied with many nationally known watercolor artists. She was a professional watercolor artist and stained-glass designer for eleven years, has received many awards, and given demos in the United States and Canada.
    We are lucky that she shares her talent and experience with us. She hopes you will join her at Open Studio on the first Wednesday each month, so that you, too, will experience the joy of watercolor. Visit Cheryl Bryan’s website to see some of her work!

    Hope to see you at the Art Center in February!

    Janet Odden, BAA President

    “Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing.” Georgia O’Keeffe


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