BAKERSFIELD ART ASSOCIATION 1607  19th  Street  Bakersfield CA 93301



















All membership dues are donations and tax deductible                                                                                                                            

Welcome to the Bakersfield Art Association

We are striving to make our Association an interesting and important part of your artistic endeavors.  We have many classes and workshops that will increase your knowledge and expertise.  We also have members that have experience in framing, advertising, showing your art and information about giclee prints and photographing your art.

As a member you are entitled to:

•       Receive a monthly newsletter

•       Receive occasional emails regarding shows and miscellaneous matters

•       Be an Art Center participant (space available)

•       Show your art at our Art in Business locations

•       Participate in our juried art shows

•       Attend classes and workshops, some at a discount for members

·       Purchase at the Art Supply Center and special order supplies at a discount

·       Check out books from our library

 In general, as a non-profit organization, we contribute to the advancement and encouragement of art in our kids, students, and young adults through scholarships.

Contact me with any questions you may have about our members and how we may best serve you.

A newsletter will be sent to you at the beginning of next month.  If you don’t receive one please let us know.


If you haven’t visited the Art Center, please come by and say hello to the staff and checkout classes in progress  at 1607  19th Street, south of 19th.  

BAA Art Center

869-2320 office

If you would prefer to mail in your Membership payment, please click below for a membership form that you can mail in with your check. We thank you for your support and interest in the Bakersfield Art Association

Click HERE for printable membership form


We would gladly except your donation by mail, which can be mailed to:


 1607  19th Street
 Bakersfield, CA 93301

$45 Individual

$40 Seniors (62 plus)

$30 Student (age under 25 full time)

$55 Family (same household)

$10 Youth (10-15)

$100 Art Lover - Recognition in the BAA           Newsletter.

$200 Art Patron - Recognition in BAA          Newsletter  and in the Art  Center

$300 Art Champion - Recognition in the  BAA  Newsletter and in the Art Center  and 10% off one piece of  art in the Art Center


(by Alan Neumann, Chairperson)

Nearing completion is a special “Wall of Appreciation” 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 categories will be as follows:

$500. – Pearl


$2,000. - Gold

$5,000. - Emerald


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.

This new recognition is being undertaken 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.