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

November 6th 10am at The Art Center

BAA Board Meeting

November 9th  5:30pm at The Art Center

General Membership

November 11th 10 a.m. at the Art Center

WELCOME New Members

Natalie Alexi, Betty Jones, John Kirkeby, David Killingsworth, Donald Taylor and Gwen Wilcox




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, Stella Mullins,  Mimi Placencia, and Micki Schulz


AC Exhibit Wall & Parliamentarian: Floyd Dillon,


Classes:  Carol  Bradshaw,  760-376-6604

 Donations & Bequests; Events & Marketing: Iva Fendrick, 872-2332

Fundraising, & Scholarships and Awards: Kathy Schilling,  496-3963

Grants: Edith McCormick, 638-0209

 Historian: Nancy Clark, 872-3295

 Hospitality: Rachel Jerdin, 559-731-3737

 Librarian: Cheri Sperl, 301-3008

 Membership: Joyce Umfress, 398-1122

 Newsletter & Historian: Stella Mullins, 587-5211  or 477-6933

Assistant for Programs: Norma Savage, 834-4731 or 619-9038

Plein Air & Publicity: Norma Eaton, 541-231-5459 Assistant Publicity: Mimi Placencia, 444-0186

 Assistant Treasurer: Elleta Abuliel, 832-0333

 Website:  Greg Ketchum, 319-5034

Workshops:  Marlene Meek, 376-9195


(contact Stella if you did not receive your


BAA Website:

Greg Ketchum, webmaster


(by Iva Fendrick)

Here is the list of First Friday workers scheduled for Oc- tober through December. If any of you need to switch, please let Iva know at 872-2332.

November 2nd—Marilyn Cameron, Deborah Cooper and Jim Bates;

December 1st—Patti Doolittle, Marcelo Rodriguez and

Laura Mizrahi;

January 5th—Greg Stanley, Phyllis Oliver and one more;

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

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

Oct 27, 2017 From Floyd Dillon, at 873-7425

We are going to set up small tables for small special holiday items, i.e., cards, ornaments, etc. produced by our members.  You need to have them marked with your name and price.  We will start receiving them on 7 November.  BAA will take a 30% commission on all sales, but there is no fee to place your items on the tables. If you have questions, please call or see me at the Art Center.

Oct 26, 2017 From Charlotte White, at 330-2676

There will be a Saturday morning Kids Art Class on November 4th from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  Cost: $20.00.
There will be two art activities during the class:  Oil Pastel Drawing on Black Paper and Abstract Wood Sculpture. The parent must call the instructor, Charlotte White, at 330-2676 and sign up their child or children for the class by noon on November 3rd.

Oct 6, 2017 From Marsha Black

I need one more artist to show 3 pieces 16x20 or smaller, or two if larger, for November and December.  My contact info is 510-852-1344 or email  Thanks. Marsha

Oct 7, 2017 From Norma Neil To BAA Members:

I think I have room for 1 or 2 more artists  to show paintings  at the Guild House with the “Celebration” theme. This theme can be openly interpreted but somehow tied to the theme. Contact Norma Neil Ph 661-204-4653 for more information. This show will run November 1st through January 3rd.


(by Stella Mullins)

Terry Hall, new BAA member and Zentangle instructor, took a first place in the Fair this year. Her Zentangle map of the US also took Best of Show as a Nonprofessional. This was her first time to enter the Fair.

Charlotte White did two plein air paintings on October 7th for a CASA event, “2017 Couples for CASA”. They were auctioned off at the event that evening for $1,100.

Member Linda Brown’s painting donated to the Tree Foundation fundraiser was featured in the Bakersfield Californian article about the fundraiser.

Toni Lott’s granddaughter Emily Loyd and a previous BAA scholarship recipient participated in the Bakersfield Museum of Art’s Via Arte at the Marketplace. This is her fourth year to do a solo piece with her dad David Loyd as a helper. Grandma Toni is very proud of her artistic abilities.

Nancy Ely has three easels for sale for $25 (made by Bud Wessig and painted gray). She also has full clear bags for protection. Call her at 363-5888.

Here is where we put your news—anything you want to share with the other members of the BAA. Contact me at 587-5211, 477-6933 or