Locations Where Our

BAA Member’s Art

Can Be Viewed In And Around Bakersfield

Betty Younger Gallery in B of A Building the corner or Chester &Truxtun

Open on any First Friday's from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Call for interview to show and invitations to attend. (661)808-4148 or 831-2480  Gallery hours are daily 11 to 5 p.m. excluding Sundays and Mondays, Saturdays by appointment only. Members of the Bakersfield Art Association and the public are invited.”

 OTHER Art or Art Related locations

  Around Bakersfield

Bakersfield Museum of Art 1930 R Street

ART Around Town!

Art Center - Our own Bakersfield Art Association Member’s Gallery                             

At our location at 1607  19th Street.                                           


Metro Galleries 1604 19th Street

Ice House Framing and Gallery 1610 19th Street

Todd Madigan Art Gallery at CSUB 9001 Stockdale Hwy.

Wire and Pearl 1911 17th St.

FIRST FRIDAY…..Every First Friday of each month. Centered around the intersection of 19th and Eye Street. Visit the indoor galleries and explore the street displays that line the sidewalks

Put on by Bakersfield Downtown Business Association

Art Council of Kern County 2000 K Street

Kern County Beale Library 701 Truxtun Ave.

HOURS:        Mondays thru Fridays 11 to 5 pm *  First Fridays 11 to 9 pm *  Saturdays 11 to 4 pm    

Closed Sundays  

Your Business Office or Restaurant.

Would you like to have works of art rotated in and out of your business for a refreshing look? Plus receive a % of the commission on sold work! Contact the Art Center for more information at (661) 869-2320 we would love to help.

Access Center 1330 Truxtun Ave. (661) 324-9000 Call for hours and days. Between Chester and L- across from Superior Court

NX Annex  3819 River Blvd. Across from the Panorama Bluffs and Green Lawn Cemetery

Frameworks 1020  18th Street

If you are a BAA member and would like to participate in any of these shows, please contact Charlotte White 661-330-2676 EVENINGS ONLY and also sign up at the Art Center in the Outside Satellite Shows Notebook. See “Call to Artist’s on the next page for more details.


(by Norma Eaton)

The next group show “Portrait & Figure” is set for January 2018. The deadline for art is Monday, December 11th.

The Prospecti (rules) are in the Art Center and can be emailed upon request.

See Art Though out California and the U.S.!  Check out this website

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The Art Guide  Check out this website

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.

EVENTS Where Our BAA Member’s Art

Can Be Viewed

Some California Art Museums

The Autry Museum of the American West

The Broad

The Getty

Laguna Art Museum

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Museum of Latin American Art

Orange County Museum of Art

Pasadena Museum of California Art

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Have a suggestion for a museum to be listed? Write the Webmaster Greg Ketchum at

Art for Healing at Mercy Hospital Downtown 2215 Truxtun Ave   (661) 632-5000

 Offering patients, families, and community members an opportunity to experience the healing benefits that may come from creative expression.


(by Charlotte White, Chairperson)

Festival   of   Roses,   Wasco   Veterans   Hall,   changed  to October 14th. Cos $10. Commission 30%. Each artist may have three A-frames, a small table, a card rack & one print rack. To participate, sign up in the notebook in Art Center. Questions: Call Charlotte at 330-2676, evenings.

Home and Garden Show on October 20 thru 22. Check the Satellite binder in Art Center for more information.

BAA Art Shows at Pottery Barn, Outlet at Tejon Ranch, Ste.  100.   Wanted two artists/photographers each date to exhibit and sell their work. Free to participate with a 30% commission. Details in the Satellite Art Show notebook in Art Center or call Charlotte,  330-2676 evenings.

Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce, Board Room, SWC 18th & Eye Streets. September thru October exhibitors: Elleta Abuliel, Kathy Schilling & Marlene Meek. 30% commission. (15% BCC & 15% BAA). Coordinator: Charlotte White.

Covenant Coffee Shop, 1700 North Chester  Avenue.  Kay Hall, Coordinator. Spotlight on artists new to the BAA from September thru October. Contact Kay Hall for information, 30% comm. (20% CC & 10% BAA).

Dagny’s Coffee Company, BAA Art Gallery (1-man show), 1600 20th St. Mimi Placencia, Coordinator. September exhibitor: Iva Fendrick. Contact Mimi to exhibit, 661-444-0186 or  Comm. 30% (20% D & 10% BAA).

Dagny’s Coffee Company, BAA Art Gallery Annex, 1600 20th St. Coordinator, Mimi Placencia. Group show September thru October, theme “Falling”: Marsha Black, Cheri Sperl, Martin  Varga, Annai Smith, Norma Neil, Stella Mullins, Norma Eaton, Randall Bergquist, & Clark Long. Contact Mimi to exhibit at  or  661-444-0186.   Comm. 30%

(20% D & 10% BAA).

Guild House/BAA Art Gallery, 1905 18th St. Exhibitors September thru October: Marilyn Cameron, Ron Mead, Norma Neil, Phyllis Oliver, Roline Loung Witt & Cheri Sperl. Theme “Water”. To participate in 2017 season, contact Norma Neil, Coordinator at 204-4653 or, or Peggy Stannard at 204-9184 or Comm. 30% (20% GH & 10% BAA).

Kern Literacy Council, 331 18th St. Iva Fendrick, Marlene Meek, Norma Neil, Cheri Sperl, Greg Hauss, Patti Doolittle, & Phyllis Oliver to exhibit September thru October. To participate, sign up in Art Center notebook. Charlotte White, Coordinator; 30% comm. (15% KLC & 15% BAA).

Lorene’s Ranch Restaurant, 1531 23rd St. Roline Loung Witt exhibiting September thru October. Comm. 30% (15% L & 15% BAA). Toni Lott, Coordinator. Contact Toni to exhibit.

 Nature’s Market and Juice Bar, in front portion of Henley Building on “H” St. Phyllis Oliver exhibiting September thru October. Charlotte White, Coordinator. Comm. 30% (15% NM&JB & 15% BAA).

Reactivated, Stars West, 2756 Mosasco Street, 93312. Exhibitors September thru October: Marsha Black, Deborah Cooper, Annai Smith, Toni Lott & Cheri Sperl. Marsha Black, Coordinator. Call Marsha or sign up in Art Center notebook; 30% comm. (15% SW & 15% BAA).

Stars Theatre/BAA Art Gallery, 1931 Chester Avenue. Exhibiting beginning September 11: Patti Doolittle, Iva Fendrick, Annai Smith, Coral Poole-Clark & Roline Loung Witt. Call Patti to participate in future shows. Commission 30% (15% S & 15% BAA).

Sub   Station   Downtown,  1605  20th  St. Marsha  Black, Coordinator.  Marsha Black will exhibit September thru October.

Owner requests paintings of downtown area only. 6

Comm. 30% (15% SS & 15% BAA).

Epic Jet Center, 1105 Douglas. Group show featuring Iva Fendrick, Ann Sullivan, Patti Doolittle and Charlotte White. Iva and Charlotte co-coordinators (30% comm. BAA).

                               Meet The Artist, Iva Fendrick

Iva Fendrick will be the featured artist in the front room at Dagny's Coffee Company, 1600 20th Street, for the month of September. A reception will be held on first Friday, September 1st from 6 to 8 p.m. The theme for her show will be “People, Places and Things”.

Iva has a long history with the art com- munity in Bakersfield, starting with her mother, Vina Cross, who was one of the founders of the Bakersfield Art Association in 1944. Vina was a well known artist, known for her oil field scenes and landscapes, her art having many collectors. Iva taught at North High School for twenty-five years, half of that time being a Special Needs Resource Teacher and the other twelve years teaching ceramics. She continues to teach Watercolor Classes at the BAA Art Center. Iva feels as artists we need to have new challenges and to continue to learn, so she enjoys taking workshops and classes. One challenge she is proud to share was being one of the 33 artists selected by the Bakersfield Museum of Art to paint one of the fiberglass trucks that were on display in the downtown area for three months. Her truck is now permanently on display at The Children's Discovery Center at the History Museum at Pioneer Village. Her show will have various subjects, painted in a variety of mediums. She loves to draw, and has over 50 sketch books filled with hundreds of drawings. “I almost always carry a sketch book, while waiting in line, at a doctor’s office or attending one of my husband’s many musical performances. I draw, usually with a pen, that way I can’t erase.” For this show, there will be examples from her sketch books, some from travels, others from “gigs” of musi- cians playing. There will also be portraits, landscapes and still life, painted in either oils, watercolor/ink or acrylic.