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  1607  19th  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) __$10 Youth (10-15)  ___$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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    Dedicated to the enrichment and

empowerment of local artists since 1944

   Welcome to the Bakersfield Art Association

We are striving to make our Association an interesting and important part of your artistic endeavors.  We have many classes and workshops that will increase your knowledge and expertise.  We also have members that have experience in framing, advertising, showing your art and information about giclee prints and photographing your art.

As a member you are entitled to:

•       receive a monthly newsletter

•       receive occasional emails regarding shows and miscellaneous matters

•       be an Art Center participant (space available)

•       show your art at our Art in Business locations

•       participate in our shows at the Symphony and downtown

•       participate in our juried art shows

•       attend classes and workshops, some at a discount for members

·          purchase at the Art Supply Center and special order supplies at a discount

·          check out books from our library

 In general, as a non-profit organization, we contribute to the advancement and encouragement of art in our kids, students, and young adults through scholarships.  Contact me with any questions you may have about our members and how we may best serve you.

A newsletter will be sent to you at the beginning of next month.  If you don’t receive one please let us know.


If you haven’t visited the Art Center, please come by and say hello to the staff and checkout classes in progress  1607  19th Street, south of 19th.  

Toni Lott


BAA Art Center

869-2320 office

205-3488 cell



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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.


Major Donors

Eleanor Clark. Betty & Milt Younger

Art Lovers

Nancy Clark; Anthony & Carrie Goss; Andy & Sasha Honig; Stella & Tom Mullins, Ron Schilling; Cindy & David Stiles;Rebecca Stokes; Carolee Tucker, and Joyce Umfress.

Art Patrons: David Kettler, Betty & Milt Younger

Art Champion:

David Olds


Kathy Schilling, Shirley Rowles, Betty & Milt Younger, and Charlotte White

Art Champion:

Your name here


 New Members:

 Kathy Hanna,

 David Kettler and

 Monique Morales

Returning Members:

‘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

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

Look what we received !

2014-2015 BAA BOARD

President: Iva Fendrick, 872-2332

Vice President: Kay Hall, 324-0311

Secretary: Joyce Umfress, 398-1122

Treasurer: Elleta Abuliel, 832-0333

Assistant Treasurer: Joan Rexford, 588-4612/549-2113

Art Center Manager: Toni Lott, 205-3488

Finance: Jim Bates, 871-7640

Fundraising: Leslie Mathie 510-914-6897

Grants & Parliamentarian: Floyd Dillon, 873-7425

Newsletter, Workshops: & Co-Historian:

Stella Mullins 587-5211 or 477-6933

Satellite Shows: Charlotte White, 330-2676


AC Classes: Carol Bradshaw, 760-376-6604

AC Exhibit Wall: Floyd Dillon, 873-7425

Co-Historian: Nancy Clark, 872-3295

Hospitality: Linda Bowser, 703-5491

Librarian: Cheri Sperl, 661-3013008

Marketing: Casey Hibbard 661-301-2195  

Membership: Laura Mizrahi, 399-9227

or 760-937-7181

Plein Air & Publicity: Norma Eaton, 541-231-5459

Scholarships & Awards: Kathy Schilling

Telephone Hostess: Jeanette Williams

Website: Kathy Beck, 303-6370


Stella Mullins,

Available for a photo op, newly installed Board Members

Top row-left to right: Stella Mullins, Kathy Schilling, Floyd Dillon, Charlotte White

Bottom row left to right: Kay Hall, Iva Fendrick, Joyce Umfress, Elleta Abuliel, Toni Lott

For more fun information click to see our Face Book page!

The copyright of all paintings. Drawings and photographs shown on this site are owned and retained by the individual artists and the BAA. All rights reserved.

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See Photo Page for “Grown-Up Birthday Party pictures!

Welcome to the Bakersfield Art Association!

We meet at

 Art Center

1607  19th Street,

Bakersfield, CA





Mondays thru Fridays 11 to 5 pm

First Fridays 11 to 9 pm

Saturdays 11 to 4 pm

Sundays closed