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: Janice Banducci; Nancy Clark;

Stella & Tom Mullins; Ron Schilling;

 and Joyce Umfress.

Art Patrons: Randal Berquist

Art Champion: David Olds and  

Annie Renee Degeare-Garner


Stella Mullins, Kathy Schilling, Shirley Rowles,

Betty 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!


 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

 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.



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

2018-2019 BAA BOARD

President: Iva Fendrick, 872-2332

Vice President: Micki Schulz, 330-3002

Secretary: Joyce Umfress, 398-1122 and Kay Hall

Treasurer: Kay Hall, 324-0311

Art Center Managers: Marsha Black, Kay Hall, Iva Fendrick & Toni Lott

Finance: Jim Bates, 805-6201 & Charlotte White

Satellite Shows: Charlotte White, 330-2676

At Large: Iva Fendrick, Mimi Placencia,

Micki Schulz, Jane Thornton & Jan Wiley    


AC Exhibit Wall: Marsha Black, 510-852-1344

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: Micki Schulz, 3303002

Librarian: Cheri Sperl, 301-3008

Membership: Kay Hall 444-7360

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, 319-5034

Workshops: Cheri Sperl, 301-3008



Norma Eaton, normartist@hotmail,



Greg Ketchum, webmaster


News Alerts, Mid Month Topics and Updates



1. Only BAA members can enter, up to two en-tries each;

2. Enter only pieces created within the last two years;

3. All entries must be original; if from a photo, must be one personally taken or have permission to use; landscape is preferred, portrait will be accepted;

4. A (decent) copy of your art entry is to be emailed to Kay Hall at on or before MAY 15, 2019;

For more information contact Stella Mullins at simullins41

It is with sad hearts

 that we notify you of the death of Betty Younger, artist and long-time member of the BAA. She and her husband, Milt were generous supporters of the art’s community.

We are sad to also report that the husband of Patti Doolittle, John Doolittle has passed away. John will be greatly missed for his warm personality, wanting to share information or a good joke.


(by Charlotte White)

Thank you to Joyce Umfress for sewing the blue covers for the display panels. She worked very quickly and in a short period of time to get them ready for the Home and Garden Show, the YAM (Youth Art Month) Show, and the upcoming autism student show in April.

Toni Lott, Normal Neal, Diane Olmstead, Todd Thorpe, Roline Loung, and Charlotte White for promoting the BAA and exhibiting their art work at the Home and Garden Show. Plan now to participate next fall. It is a great opportunity for you to meet potentially new customers and exhibit in the community.


(by Joyce Umfress)

... it's a word we hear often regarding food, climate, etc. but what about our organization? Please consider a Sustaining Donation to the Bakersfield Art Association by listing us as a vendor when you pay bills on your computer.

It's as simple as entering our name and address to establish a new vendor.Then designate the amount you want to send and how often, i.e., $5 monthly. You can enter any amount and frequency and your bank will do the rest.

This year, BAA celebrates its 75th year as an entity dedicated to promoting our local artists and providing entertaining and educational art op-portunities. Our membership dues pay the rent, keep the lights on, and pay for special events. Sus-taining Donations could help us provide so much more; please consider this and encourage your friends and family to participate


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


All events at the Art Center need to be cleared through the Master Calendar which main-tained by Stella Mullins. (

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.