Dates for Members to Remember


If you have artwork that is small in size (approximately 10” x 10” ) that you would like to donate to the glass shelves next to the cashier. The sale of these items will be ear-marked for the scholarship fund!

See Art Center Manager, Floyd Dillon with your donations


Art Lovers: Nancy Clark;

Stella & Tom Mullins; Ron Schilling;

 and Joyce Umfress.

Art Patrons: Randal Berquist

Art Champion: David Olds and  

Annie Renee Degeare-Garner


Kathy Schilling, Shirley Rowles,

Betty & Milt Younger, and Charlotte White

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.

Ways you as a member can help the BAA

In a effort to cut down on the cost of supplies to use in keeping the BAA Art Center clean and usable by all, we are asking for donations from the following list.  If you can buy in bulk, we have plenty of room in the basement for storage.  Any questions, call Toni at 869-2320 or 205-3488.  Prices are approximate, depending on sales.


Kirkland toilet paper (package $15.99)

Kirkland paper towels (package $15.79)

Kirkland Kleenex full size (package $15)

Kirkland 13 gallon Tall trash bags, 200 count ($14.99)

Lysol Bowl cleaner (comes in box of 4, $9.99)

Comet Powder Cleaner, 29 oz., 6 ct. ($5.79)

Clorox disinfectant wipes (Kirkland surface wipes $11.69)

Flat of 8 oz. water bottles (double 3.39, redemption 2.00)

Flat of 16 oz. water bottles (6.69, redemption 3.50)

Printer ink HP61XL black and color ($59.99, tax 4.50)

From other sources:

Swiffer wet jet liquid and pads

Swiffer duster replacement duster


white cocktail napkins

white plates 6" medium weight

clear plastic cups for drinks 5 oz.

Styrofoam cups for hot drinks 8-9 oz.

Toothpicks (rounded ones)

  Click HERE for a printable list, to tuck in your purse or wallet. That way you you won’t have to guess!



Do you shop Amazon? The BAA can benefit from your purchases by receiving .5% of everything you buy. Go to and choose the BAA as your charity and shop as usual. Even if you have Prime, there is no difference in how you shop.

So every time you need to shop Amazon, be sure to log into


Be sure to check with your committee of choice for your contribution opportunity to support your organization, the BAA. We are always looking for more help and you would be a perfect fit!

 Art Center Exhibit Wall: Floyd Dillon, 873-7425

 Art Center Manager: Floyd Dillon 873-7425

 Classes: Carol Bradshaw, 760-376-6604

 Donations & Bequests: Alan Neumann, 703-2337

 Events & Marketing: Iva Fendrick, 872-2332

 Grants: ______________

 Finance: Jim Bates, 871-7640

 Fundraising: Kathy Schilling 496-3963

 Historian: Nancy Clark, 872-3295 & Stella Mullins

 Hospitality: Linda Bowser, 703-5491

 Librarian: Cheri Sperl, 301-3008

 Membership: Laura Mizrahi, 399-9227 or 760-937-7181

 Newsletter: Stella Mullins 587-5211 or 477-6933

 Parliamentarian: Floyd Dillon, 873-7425

 Plein Air: Norma Eaton, 541-231-5459

 Publicity: Norma Eaton, 541-231-5459

 Satellite Shows: Charlotte White, 330-2676

 Scholarships and Awards: Kathy Schilling 496-3963

 Website: Greg Ketchum, 319-5034

 Workshops: Marlene Meek, 376-9195


(by Stella Mullins, Editor)

The BAA now has it’s “Appreciation Wall” installed at the Art Center showcasing all persons or agencies who have contributed monetarily to the BAA starting with the last couple of years, and going forward into the future. The Wall is located at the back of the west gallery. Check it out.

The different giving categories are as follows:

$500 – Pearl;

$1,000 – Silver;

$2,000 – Gold;


$10,000— Ruby; and

$20,000 plus—Diamond.

Pearl, Silver and Gold recipients will each receive a 5-year membership, a recognition plaque and 10% discount on BAA purchases for five (5) years.

Emerald, Ruby and Diamond recipients will each receive a lifetime membership, a recognition plaque and 10% discount on purchases for life. A star will be added for each additional donation in the same category.

The Wall was created after the BAA Board accepted the recommendation of the newly created Donations & Bequeaths Committee headed by Member-at-Large and Chairman Alan Neumann. The committee recommended that we publicly recognize our large-dollar donors.

Don’t forget, when planning your taxes, living trust and/or wills please keep your BAA in mind for a gift.



AC Committee Meeting

January 8th, 10am at The Art Center

BAA Board Meeting

January 11th,  5:30pm at The Art Center

General Membership

January 13th, 10 a.m. at the Art Center

WELCOME New Members

Amy Smith (BMoA) and Donald Taylor




Bakersfield Art Association

1607 19th Street, 93301

P.O. Box 386, 93302 TELEPHONE:661-869-2320



Mondays thru Fridays 11 to 5 pm First Fridays 11 to 9 pm

Saturdays 11 to 4 pm Sundays closed

2017-2018 BAA BOARD


President: Catherine Malahowski, 832-3870

Vice President: Linda Bowser, 703-5491

Secretary: Joyce Umfress, 398-1122

Treasurer: Kay Hall, 324-0311

Art Center Manager: Floyd Dillon, 873-7425

Finance: Jim Bates, 871-7640

Satellite Shows: Charlotte White, 330-2676

At Large: Iva Fendrick, ______________,

Mimi Placencia, and Micki Schulz


AC Exhibit Wall: Floyd Dillon, 873-7425

Classes: Carol Bradshaw, 760-376-6604

Donations & Bequests: Micki Schulz, 330-3002

Events & Marketing: Iva Fendrick, 872-2332

Fundraising, Scholarships and Awards:

Kathy Schilling, 496-3963

Grants: TBD

Historian: Nancy Clark, 872-3295

Hospitality: Linda Bowser, 703-5491

Librarian: Cheri Sperl, 301-3008

Membership: Joyce Umfress, 398-1122

Master Calendar & Historian: Stella Mullins,

587-5211 or 477-6933

Assistant for Programs: Norma Savage,

834-4731 or 619-9038

Plein Air : Norma Eaton, 541-231-5459

Publicity: Mimi Placencia, 444-0186

Assistant Treasurer: Elleta Abuliel, 832-0333

Website: Greg Ketchum, 319-5934

Workshops: Marlene Meek, 376-9195


Norma Eaton, normartist@hotmail,



Greg Ketchum, webmaster


(by Iva Fendrick)

Here is the list of First Friday workers scheduled for January thru March, 2018. If any of you need to switch, please let Iva know at 872-2332.

• January 5th—Greg Stanley, Annai Smith and Marlene Meek, with Phyllis Oliver buying supplies;

• February 2nd—Patte Embrey, Iva Fendrick and Cheri Sperl;

• March 2nd

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.

News Alerts, Mid Month Topics and Updates

From Stella Mullins: 1/1/2018



From Stella Mullins: 12/31/2017; TO ALL BAA MEMBERS:  Art Supplies from Shirley Rowles

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Shirley Rowles <>
Date: Sun, Dec 31, 2017 at 7:30 PMI have a supply of high quality 300 lb. Arches watercolor paper for sale
Ten sheets $75.  I’ve included information from Blick for your comparison.

Shirley Rowles 589-1654

 Arches natural white watercolor paper#10011-1012   Cold Press   22" × 30"     300 lb (640 gsm)    List $25.05   sale $14.99 each   ($12.52 each 25+)  


From Stella Mullins: 12/31/2017; TO ALL BAA MEMBERS:  MESSAGE FROM MIMI (contact Mimi)

---------- Forwarded message ----------

From: Amelia Placencia <> We are now taking artists for a new mixed show at Dagny's for February/March, 2018. The show will hang on Tuesday, January 30th at 10 AM The theme will be “Loving.” This opens it up a broad range of ideas to people, animals and things we love. Abstract works as well as  representational or literal pieces will fit in as well. Please contact Mimi Placencia at or call 444-0186 to reserve a space for the show.