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—June 4th, 10 am, at the Art Center

 BAA Board Meeting—June 14th, 5:30 pm at the Art Center

 General Membership—June 10th, 10 am at the Art Center

WELCOME New Members

John Macon, Janice Banducci,

Robert & Pam Smith




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 are the First Friday workers scheduled:

June 1st: Martin Varga, Jounghee Won, Need third person.

July 6th: Anne Hutton, Carol Bradshaw, David Killingsworth. I

If any of you need to switch, please let Iva know at 872-2332.


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


(By Deborah Cooper)

On July’s first Friday we will be having anoth-er art auction please submit a photo with your name, title of art work, medium used, what you think the work is worth, and the opening bid, re-member its the usual 70/30 split with BAA. All the art is to be framed and ready to hang. I only need 3 to 4 more pieces so email me at

Just a note, all of the art work sold last time. It’s a good way to get people to take a second look at your work and sell something. I will be hanging them on the day of first Friday which is July 6th so all work should in in the


On April 20, 2018, the Bakersfield art community lost a vibrant patron on the visual and performing arts with the passing of Dottie Johns. Dottie was a life- long supporter of the arts and will be missed at opening nights and gallery shows. She volunteered on art com-mittees as well as attended First Fridays, the Symphony, the Museum of Art and numerous other art related functions. Dottie was currently taking drawing lessons at the Bakersfield Art Association in order to develop her own love of creating art. On behalf of the Bakers-field Art Association, I wish to thank Dottie for her love and support of the arts. She will be missed!


A New drawing method will be taught by a mother-daughter Certified Zentangle Teaching team, Terry and Lauren. Zentangle is a fun and relaxing way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns using only five elemental strokes. Stop by the Bakersfield Art Center to create a small project for free. 12 PM - 4 PM.


We are starting the process of creating the 2019 BAA Calendar. The 2017 Calendar project was quite successful. We sold every last one of the 250 calendars. The last eight were sold to an art lover in Indiana who gave them to friends and family. It is fantastic to know that our artist’s work is seen on a daily basis by

250 households and businesses. We have had over 38 submissions by 25 artists for the 2019 Calendar. We

invite all of our members and supporters to attend the June 9 General Meeting to vote on the art to be included in the 2019 calendar. We need to narrow down the 38 to 14 works of art and we would love your input. See you on June 9 -The Calendar Committee


Stella Mullins is still doing email blasts to the membership. If there is something you want everyone to know contact Stella at