Call to Artists

Call for Entries:  Artists' Opportunities to exhibit in the WEST

Click on link to follow other opportunities, not from the BAA, to competitions to enter your art.

An artist expands their art Portfolio by listing where you have exhibited your art and what awards you have received for your art. These things are great to list in a biography and a great marketing tool for self promotion. Remember to follow the entry instructions to the very letter, or you could be disqualified. You will find all the details to submitting you work by clicking on “Prospectus” on any of the postings.

If you win or are exhibited anywhere please let us know!!!

Good luck!

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Opportunities for BAA Members to hang your art in local venues!

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.


Festival of Roses, Wasco Veterans Hall, September 9th. Cost $10. Commission 30%. Each artist may have three A-frames, a small table, a card rack and one print rack. To participate, sign up in the notebook in the Art Center. Questions: Call Charlotte at 330-2676, evenings.  

Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce, Board Room, SW corner of 18th & Eye Streets.  30% commission (15% BCC & 15% BAA). Coordinator wanted. To volunteer, call Charlotte White.

Covenant Coffee Shop, 11700 North Chester Avenue. Kay Hall, Coordinator. Group  30% commission (20% CC & 10% BAA).

Dagny’s Coffee Company, BAA Art Gallery (1-man show), 1600 20th Street. Mimi Placencia, Coordinator.  Contact Mimi directly to exhibit (661-444-0186 or Commission 30% (20% D & 10% BAA).

Dagny’s Coffee Company, BAA Art Gallery Annex, 1600 20th Street. Coordinator, Mimi Placencia.  Contact Mimi directly to exhibit (661-444-0186 or Do not wait to be invited. Commission 30% (20% D & 10% BAA). Jan & Feb theme TREES AND LEAVES

Guild House/ BAA Art Gallery, 1905 18th Street. Artists wishing to participate in the 2016 season at the Guild House, contact Norma Neil, Coordinator (204-4653 or or Peggy Stannard (204-9184, Commission 40% (30% GH & 10% BAA).

Lorene’s Ranch Restaurant 1531 23rd Street. Commission is 30% )15% L & 15% BAA) Toni Lott, Coordinator. Contact Toni to Exhibit

Nature’s Market and Juice Bar, in the front portion of the Henley Building on “H” Street.  Deb Waxdahl is coordinator. Commission 30% (15% NM&JB & 15% BAA).


Stars Theatre/BAA Art Gallery, 1931 Chester Avenue. Call Patti to participate in future shows. Commission 30% (15% S & 15% BAA).

Sub Station Downtown, 1531 20th Street. Marsha Black, Coordinator.  Owner requests downtown paintings only. Commission 30% (15% SS & 15% BAA).

Epic Jet Center, 1105 Douglas.  Iva and Charlotte co-coordinators (30% commission).



(by Norma Eaton)

The next group show “Portrait & Figure” is set for January 2018. The deadline for art is Monday, December 11th. The Prospecti (rules) are in the Art Center and can be emailed upon request.


(by Kathy Schilling, Fundraising Chairperson)

During September, the BAA Art Center’s Featured Artist Wall will be covered with the artworks selected for the BAA’s 2018 Calendar. This year’s calendar  contains  excellent images on the theme “Kern County at its Best” by BAA members.

The calendar committee selected the following fifteen images needed for this fourteen month calendar by the following artists: Rhonda Martin, Randall Bergquist, Jim Bates, Laurie Dodge Paci, Shirley Rowles, Karen King, Patti Doolittle, Coral Poole-Clark, Marsha Black, Floyd Dillon, Charlotte White, Martin Varga, Kathy Schilling, Laura Valenzuela and Iva Fendrick.

The selling of the BAA calendar is an annual fundraising event for the Association, and BAA members who entered their artwork for inclusion in the calendar are greatly appreciated as activities such as this help to meet BAA goals.