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The Bakersfield Art Association is proud to share our partnership with Bird Dog Arts as co-hosts of the plein-air invitational competition in Kern County.
17 California artists will gather here for five days of painting local subjects.
Events will commence at Bird Dog Arts gallery on the morning of April 16, with a kickoff for the artists.
On Thursday afternoon, April 18, the artists will be painting in Downtown Bakersfield, culminating in a reception and art display at the BAA between 5:30 and 6:30 pm. Artists will be offering works for sale.
The Awards & Sales Gala event will be on Saturday, April 20th, at 5:30pm to 7:30 pm , at the Bird Dog Arts gallery.
Artists swill be presenting three completed pieces representing their visions of Kern County, and an additional plein-air piece from their collection.
BAA members and their guests are invited and encouraged to attend the reception.
The Plein-Air Invitational art will be judged by renowned California artist, Dan Schutz, with awards being presented at the Gala.
This project benefits the BAA in meeting our mission which is to encourage the interest in ,and appreciation of, art in our community. In addition, we are the beneficiary of all donations in excess of the cost of the event, as well as an equal share of the art sales commissions. This will help fund our scholarships, high school art wall, and on going operations.
We are seeking donors to sponsor this event. Sponsorship forms are available at the BAA.
If you are in a position to assist we would appreciate your support. If you have contacts that you think might be interested in assisting in this endeavor, you may either contact them, or pass on their contact information to the managers for follow through.
More information is available through:
David Gordon contact info;
Bird Dog Arts
5701 Outlets at Tejon Parkway
Tejon Ranch, ca. 93203