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


(by Stella Mullins)

Member Patte Embrey is looking to purchase three (3) A-frames at about $10 each. If none are available, can someone contact her with the measurements so she can have some made. Thanks. (Contact: or 661-337-8746)

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




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!



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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

September 5th 10am at The Art Center

BAA Board Meeting

September 7th, 5:30pm at The Art Center

General Membership

September 9th  10 a.m. at the Art Center

WELCOME New Members

Clinton Pierce, Terry Hall and Lauren Vazquez




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

• September 1st – Frances Chirino, Greg Hauss and Rhonda Martin;

• October 6th – Norma Neil, Kay Hall and need one more;

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

• December 1st—Patti Doolittle, Marcelo Rodriguez and Laura Mizrahi

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

August 30th From Norma Neil: Upcoming themes for The Guild House for the next year are: Currently Water; NOV-DEC Celebration; JAN-FEB 2018 Bakersfield Icons; MAR-APR New Life; MAY-JUNE Wonderful Woman; Sept-Oct All Creatures Great and Small

For September -October each artist or photographer will be interpreting the theme of “Water” Artist are: Rhonda Martin, Martin Varga, Ron Mead, Marsha Black, Roline Witt, and Norma Neil

August 29th From Stella Mullins: Cathy Malahowski (president) and I posing with a certificate from Stinson's to the BAA.  We got up bright an early this morning to be at the 7:00 a.m. breakfast at the Stinson's warehouse on Sonora Street along with a super turnout of other nonprofit representatives.  Stinson's was celebrating their 70th anniversary by giving $1,000 worth of their merchandise to 70 local nonprofits. Thank you to Stinson's for this wonderful gift. Floyd Dillon (Art Center Manager) has already set up an account with Stinson's to purchase from their store.  According to the certificate it is good to December 31, 2017.

August 28th From Stella Mullins: Check out the Satellite show at the Chamber of Commerce during the months of September and October.  Beautiful photography will be on display by Todd Thorpe and Martin Varga.

August 26th From Stella Mullins: TO BAA MEMBERS:  Check your Bakersfield Californian newspaper today for the magazine, Bakersfield Life, for several items of interest.

1.   Cover and page 56 is all about our member Patti Doolittle, even mentions her workshop on September 23rd.  Way to go Patti!!

2.   Page 92, shows photos from First Friday.  On that page are about 5 shots taken inside the BAA Art Center, including featured artist Gary Knerr as well as our President Cathy Malahowski and her husband, Roy. 

3.   Page 94 has an article about children and learning about art from instructor Andrew Hawley.  Good info for any of our artist who want to or already work with children.

4.   Page 41 lists info on the Kern County Fair opening on September 20th.  FYI, if you are entering in the Fair - yesterday (8/25) was deadline for submitting your art and take-in days for your art will be 9/15 and 9/16.  


Hi Stella,

    This is probably too late to get into the newsletter, but perhaps you can send out an email blast, or a note to those who took her workshop, if you have such a list.........

    I just heard from Pat Bonas, good friend of Elyse, that she recently had a heart attack, had surgery, with a stint put in place, and then had to have a triple by-pass.  Currently, she is recovering  in Brookdale Convalescent Home, 31741 Rancho Viejo Rd., San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675.  She is lonely and bored, and no doubt would appreciate cards.

    Thanks for getting the word out, Coral.