Bakersfield Art Association

The Bakersfield Art Association is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

We are affiliated with the Arts Council of Kern, Downtown Business Association, the Downtown Bakersfield Art District and a member of the Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce.


BAKERSFIELD ART ASSOCIATION  1817 Eye Street  Bakersfield CA 93301

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___$45 Individual ___$40 Seniors (62 plus) ___$30 Student (age under 25 full time) ___$55 Family (same household)

___$100 Art Lover - Recognition in the BAA Newsletter.___$200 Art Patron - Recognition in BAA Newsletter and in AC

___$300 Art Champion - Recognition in the BAA Newsletter, in the Art Center and 10% off one piece of art in the AC

All membership dues are donations and tax deductible          


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Welcome to the Bakersfield Art Association!

We meet at

The Bakersfield Art Center

1817 Eye Street,

Bakersfield, CA




Tuesdays thru Thursdays 11 to 4

Fridays 11 to 6

First Fridays 11 to 9

Saturdays 12 to 4

Sundays & Mondays Closed

Monday -for classes only

               -see class times

   Dedicated to the enrichment and

empowerment of local artists since 1944

  The Bakersfield Art Association ~ About Us

Our Goals:


President: Floyd Dillon

Vice President: Iva Fendrick

Secretary: Joyce Umfress

Treasurer: Elleta Abuliel

Art Center Manager: Toni Lott

Finance: Jim Bates

Fundraising, Scholarships, Workshops: Kathy


Grants & Librarian: Kay Hall

Newsletter & Co-Historian: Stella Mullins Parliamentarian: Mimi Placencia

Satellite Shows: Charlotte White

At Large: Alan Neumann


Classes: Carol Bradshaw

Marketing: Iva Fendrick

Membership: Laura Mizrahi

Co-Historian: Nancy Clark

Plein Air: Norma Neil or Karen King  

Publicity: Norma Eaton

Website: Kathy Beck


Stella Mullins





What comes with your membership:

      (as rental space is available)

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a video about us!

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Current Newsletter

Visitor Counter

Membership Form

Any member with concerns or ideas on improving BAA operations are always invited to discuss or present their ideas to BAA Board members. This is YOUR organization and it can only be as great as BAA members want it to be.

Dwarf Magnolias in huge pots donated by the Bakersfield Californian Foundation and the Tree Foundation of Kern.


Art Lovers:

Diane & Reza Bashirtash; Trudy Douglass; Andy & Sasha Honig; Stella & Tom Mullins; Chris & John Romanini; Ron Schilling; Cindy & David Stiles; Kala Stuebbe; Carolee Tucker, Joyce Umfress; Jacquelyn Wobbe; & Patti Young  

Art Patrons: Betty & Milt Younger

Art Champion: Your name here!


New Members in March:

Bailey Berendsen, Wanda Carroll,

Dean Foreman, Terry Ray

Returning Members:

Art Center 1817 Eye

‘In House’ matting, canvas stretching and framing, at “Toni’s Framing” right inside the Art Center! Make an appointment for your needs! (661) 869-2320

The Art Center’s in house Supply Center has supplies for your basic needs, especially for those classes that you can take right here at the Art Center!

Come see us for your Greeting Card needs! They are a unique way to send your message.

All by our artists!

Yes we have art for your walls, but we have many other things throughout

The Art Center!

The Art Center is available for

3 hour free Parking Structure

Gift Certificates and Lay-Away are available! (Lay-Away 25% down and paid off in 3 months)

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE AT MELODRAMA —–- Limited Time Only —- By Wednesday May 7th

The BAA is combining a fundraising event for scholarships at the Melodrama with a Membership Drive. See “Night at the Melodrama” below. The Membership Drive will be offering a free ticket to any new member and two tickets for a new family membership.

NIGHT AT THE MELODRAMA (by Kathy Schilling)

Your Scholarship Committee is planning a Night at the Gaslight Melodrama Theatre and Music Hall! The Melodrama is located at 12748 Jomani Drive (right off Allen Road, north of Rosedale).

Everyone is invited to attend. Tickets are only $10. You will see the best and funniest show in town, “FROM PISMO WITH LOVE, A JAMES BLONDE ADVENTURE”. The date is Thursday, May 8th. The doors open at 6:30 and the show starts at 7. Tickets are now on sale at the Art Center or at Kathy Schilling’s Art Studio. Get your tickets as soon as you can as seating is limited to only 145.

This will be a dress rehearsal night, so the BAA will keep the whole amount which will be applied to scholarships.