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Saturday, November 14 Fall BAA WorkshopMichelle Bowen will present her work and will challenge participants to give her process a try.  The Workshop will be held at the Delmar Presbyterian Church, 9 am to 4 pm. The church has been professionally cleaned and attendance in the building requires compliance with CDC safety protocols. The workshop fee is $30 for BAA members and $40 for non members.  Please note that we require at least a 24 hour notice to receive a refund, no shows or less than 24 hour notice will not be eligible for a refund.
You can register for the workshop by contacting Jacqueline Smith at or 518-489-1882.  You can pay by check or by credit card through PayPal.
Workshop $30 member fee
Workshop $40 non-member fee
October 15 BAA Monthly Meeting - The presenter was Michelle Bowen who will also be the presenter at the November 15 BAA Fall Workshop.  Michelle is a Troy native and an accomplished acrylic paintet who has created a language: the Huelitic Code where she has assigned the 26 letters of the alphabet distinct shades of color and she spells out words in blocks of color.  Michelle terms her work hard-edge geometric abstract.  It merges language and visual art.  Michelle demonstrated the extreme care that must be taken in measuring and lining out the paintings in order to achieve the desired effect.
The September BAA Meeting presenter was Dr. Melody Davis, who shared her expertise on the subject of Impressionism.  She began with an image of Claude Monet's "Sunrise". This painting is credited as the beginning of Impressionism which stresses color and brushstrokes.  There is no particular focus and all details are equal.  The artists were driven to understand light and the total environment.  Artists often painted the same subject over and over under different conditions of lighting.








Spring 2020 Member Show
This year's May show was able to continue, despite the temporary closure of the library, as a virtual show. Entries were submitted online and the show is presented on this website.  Hillary Raimo deserves applause for designing the system that made this all possible. The juror, Jessica Hansen not only made the prize selections, but joined us on May 14 for an online reception/meeting to provide detailed commentary on the show.  A shot of the audience is on the right. Jessica is the Immediate Past President of the Albany Center Gallery's Board of Directors and sits on the NYS Council on the Arts Decentralization Grants panel for Saratoga County. Jessica has an MA from the University of San Francisco.
The May meeting was attended by this year's recipients of the BAA Scholarships for Bethlehem High School students. Eliza Whalen and Zachary Pokat joined us and were able to show several of their artworks to the audience.  Click here for:
April 2020 Virtual Meeting
This was the first BAA virtual meeting.  Eden Compton did the annual critique of member artwork.  Eden is a pastel artist with a gallery and studio in Saratoga. Her work can be seen at
The slides to the right show a sample of the works that were reviwed.

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The February 2020 monthly meeting featured a fascinating presentation by Kristin Woodward.  Kristin uses quick drying alcohol inks on non-porous tiles. The ink is manipulated with brushes, air spray, and even a torch to create unique designs
At the first meeting of 2020 Sandy Onderdonk of the Four Corners Frame Shop provided a very informative presentation on design and framing.  Sandy gave us many ideas on how to enhance an image with framing and matting.
At the December Holiday Meeting it is a BAA tradition to select one of our member artists to do the presentation.  The 2019 honoree was Jacqueline Smith.  Here's Jacqueline at work creating a lovely pastel landscape painting.  Jacqueline also described many of the items she uses in her painting.
The Bethlehem Art Association held a Member Art Exhibit and Sale at the Bethlehem Reformed Church in Delmar on November 9, 2019.  BAA member Michael Joyce created a wonderful photo gallery of the event that can be seen by hitting the button:
November is the time for the Annual Fall Member Show at the Bethlehem Public Library.  The show ran through the end of November.
See the gallery to the right for pictures.
Most of the pictures in the show are for sale. Hit the button below for a price list. There is also a button to view a series of photos of the show reception taken by BAA member Michael Joyce.
Dorothea Osborn provided us with a mixed media acrylic demonstration at the October 2019 monthly meeting.  Dorothea also conducted the Fall Workshop on November 16 at the Delmar Presbyterian Church.  Meeting attendees had the opportunity to get a preview of the workshop.  At the workshop Dorothea continued to develop the painting she started at the monthly meeting and demonstrated a variety of techniques and materials that can be used to create exciting and interesting abstract paintings.
The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce hosts a perpetual exhibit of work by Bethlehem Art Association members. The exhibit is rotated every three months.

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