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.


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 Neil, Coordinator)

The Guild House is continuing to help improve the exposure of art and increasing sales to everyone’s benefit. Another innovation this season is to have a rotating featured artist each week whose work will be on a display easel next to the reception desk. There will be a small information table with a stand up which will have BAA information on one side and the reverse will have a small image of the featured art plus a brief artist statement.

With this arrangement, the  Guild  House  can show fifteen paintings on two levels with sizes ranging from 8”x10” up to 20”x24” depending on framing dimensions. Previously we only had space for nine painting, so this represents a much better exposure. Artists wishing to participate should contact Norma Neil at

Future themes for 2018: January-February “Bakersfield Icons”; March-April “Spring Renewal”; May-June “Wonderful Woman”; September-October “All Creatures Great and Small”; and  November-December TBD


(by Floyd Dillon, Art Center Manager)

The BAA Art Center is looking for artists interested in showing their artwork at the Art Center. Currently four wall spaces are available.

The process for getting your artwork on the wall in either the East or West Galleries of the Art Center is quite simple. You need to be a BAA member, have three pieces juried and accepted, and pay a small monthly fee for the wall space. For complete details stop by the Art Center and pick up an information sheet.

For more info contact Floyd R Dillon: Email – or, phone – 992-3315.



(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.