BAKERSFIELD ART ASSOCIATION

aka BAA   |   Bakersfield, CA   |  http://www.bakersfieldartassociation.org

Mission

The BAA is non-profit organization dedicated to enrichment and empowerment of local Kern County artists since 1944. The BAA offers members the opportunity to learn and share the excitement of art and creative process, and to interact with other artists and the public. The BAA provides opportunities for youth & adults to recognize their artistic potential thru workshops & classes. They are given opportunities and skills necessary to evolve self expression thru exhibit and juried art shows. The BAA raises funds that are distributed as scholarships to elementary (K-8), high school (9-12), college art students, local art teachers, professional & non-professional adults on an annual basis. The BAA also provides space for members to present, display and critique their art.

Notes from the nonprofit

The Bakersfield Art Association (BAA) has been at its new location (1607 19th Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301) since April of 2015 and has seen many new things come to pass. See the rest of the Profile for these changes, advancements and continued growth. We welcome all visitors, to see the Art Center and look into how we work to advance the arts in the Bakersfield Downtown Arts District.

Ruling year info

1984

President

President Iva Fendrick

Main address

P.O. Box 386

Bakersfield, CA 93302 USA

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EIN

95-6092498

NTEE code info

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The need our organization is working to address is to make art available to all who enter or hear about our Art Center. The BAA holds a featured artist reception each First Friday at the Art Center and is open and welcoming to all. We also circulate flyers about the Arts District of which we are a part, making flyers available to local hotels, and other downtown locations.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Classes; Workshops; Outreach programs; Scholarships

The BAA provides many opportunities for artists (young and old) to grow as artists through demonstrations, exhibits, juried shows, classes and workshops. We also showcase artistic talents at First Fridays each month. We provide art in local business locations for member artists to exhibit their work. We have several outreach programs that provide scholarships: Kern County Fair (scholarships for adults & children); Childrens' classes; art in schools pilot program (6 artist/teachers will provide art classes at one of the Bakersfield local school w/ matching funds from their PTA). Annual Christmas Party fundraiser to benefit the association and the scholarship fund.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

Downtown Beautification Grant 2011

Bakersfield Californian Foundation

Lighting Project 2012

Arts Council of Kern

Kern Community Foundation Live! 2013

Kern Community Foundation

Grant for "Artists in the Classroom;Passing on a Love of the Arts" 2014

Arts Council of Kern

Grant for "Arts in the Community" 2015

Arts Council of Kern

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of classes offered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Classes; Workshops; Outreach programs; Scholarships

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Approximately twenty (20) art teachers giving 4 classes monthly for 12 months in all art mediums: acrylic, graphite, oil, abstract watercolor and experimental watercolor to children and adults.

Total number of works exhibited

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Art Center: approx. 52 artists, change-out every 3 mo., average 208; and Satellite art shows: exhibit by approx. 35 artists, change-out every 2 mo., average 210 works. Total 418/yearly average.

Number of art scholarships provided to students and adults.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Classes; Workshops; Outreach programs; Scholarships

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2014, 2016, 2017 & 2018 provided two (2) $1,000 art scholarships to two (2) college students. To help further their art education. 2015: $500 art scholarships to two (2) college students.

Number of art awards given to children and adults at the Kern County Fair.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Classes; Workshops; Outreach programs; Scholarships

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Awards from BAA ea year: 2 prof. adults ($75 ea.), 6 non-prof. adults ($25 ea.) and 12 children (6-8, 9-11, 12-15, 16-18), 3 ea. age group ($25 ea.). Adults receive 1-yr membership. Teacher: $100.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The BAA is a nonprofit organization that has been dedicated to the enrichment and empowerment of local Kern County artists since before 1944.
The BAA offers members the opportunity to learn and share the excitement of art and the creative process, and to interact with other artists and the public. The BAA provides opportunities for youth and adults to recognize their artists potential through scholarships, workshop and classes. They are given the opportunities and skills necessary to evolve self expression through exhibits and juried art shows.
The BAA raises funds that are distributed as scholarships to elementary (k-8), high school (9-12), college art students, local art teachers, and professional and nonprofessional adults on an annual basis.
The BAA also provides space for members to present, display and critique their art.

Since the Art Center moved to 1607 19th Street, the BAA has increased the number of classes offered .
The involvement of many BAA members in the Kern County Fair Art Room, plus Scholarship special awards presented there, reaches out to the general public letting them know of our resources available to them at the Art Center.
We are attempting to reach out to younger developing artists. To bring them into the art community, expose them to jurying their art, exhibiting in our gallery plus outside satellite galleries at local businesses, and also to perpetuate contributions by them to the community.
BAA fundraising has expanded along with the larger space at the Art Center, offering special fundraising functions more frequently.
The Art Center location is more attractive to new exhibitors due to the fact that the gallery is all on one level as opposed to the old facility on two levels. The Art Center is brighter, more open and engaging to visitors.

With the relocation to the new Art Center at 1607 19th Street, the BAA is able to offer two (2) classes at a time, and space to accommodate forty (40) artists' work.
The space is reconfigurable to change for meetings, demonstrations or events.
A small art supply center is available to members.
Also provided is access to framing and restoration of art.

The BAA Art Center moved to its new location at 1607 19th Street in 2015, with updated lighting, lighter walls and flooring, and better presentation areas for the display of art. The location encourages better foot traffic drop-ins and is more inviting to the general public to view the art on display in the galleries at the Art Center.
The BAA Satellite Committee has added more outside venues in local businesses for member artists to display their works in the community. The number of locations has increased from six (6) to twelve (12).
A future goal might be the actual purchase of a building in the Bakersfield Downtown Arts District.
Another future goal would be to annually give out $1,000 each year to two (2) college students who are pursuing art as a career; also, to give out monetary awards to several students at the high school level possibly. four (4) awards in the amount of $250 each.

Financials

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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BAKERSFIELD ART ASSOCIATION

Board of directors
as of 07/15/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

President Iva Fendrick

None

Term: 2015 - 2016


Board co-chair

Vice President Micki Schulz

None

Term: 2018 - 2019

Iva Fendrick

Retired

Micki Schulz

Retired

Joyce Umfress

Retired

Toni Lott

Retired

Charlotte White

Retired

Jim Bates

Retired

Kay Hall

Retired

Jane Thornton

Retired

Mimi Placencia

Retired

Jan Wiley

Retired

Linda Bowser

Retired

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/15/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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