Boulder Art Association (BAA) Located in Boulder, CO

The BAAaaa Show: In & Around Boulder

Registration is OPEN! BAA CALL FOR ART

2020-2021 Member Exhibit at the Museum of Boulder

Need a little inspiration?
Our second member show for 2020 is set for the Museum of Boulder this December 2020 through January 2021.

The BAAaaa Show: In & Around Boulder is inspired by an original drawing used to advertise a past BAA art exhibit, featuring sheep beneath a speech bubble saying "BAA". Entering the exhibit, visitors will be greeted by a brief history of the BAA (Did you know that Georgia O'Keefe was once a member?) along with an array of 8x8" panels* of BAAaaa-inspired art. The main exhibit will be art inspired by our beautiful city & county: In & Around Boulder - the people, landscapes, buildings, animals... interpreted by BAA member artists with your medium, style and techniques.
Feeling inspired? We hope so! The BAA is excited to offer this opportunity to our members. Please follow this LINK for details.

*8x8" panels will be provided by the BAA after registration

Boulder Virtual Artist Critique Group:  FIVE @ 11 

Boulder Virtual Artist Critique Group— FIVE @ 11
Sponsored by The Boulder Art Association

Weekly every SATURDAY from 11AM-12:15PM Mountain Time (US and Canada) *
Each Saturday at 11AM, the works of 5 local artists will be chosen for critique (share & discuss) with fellow artists via ZOOM.
(*Every Saturday except July 4th!)

All are welcome to submit a photo of work for critique, to share and converse with artists about process, technique, critique, sources, inspiration. marketing, etc. Critiques will be positive, respectful and constructive.
All are welcome to participate! Not quite ready to submit work? Join us for a rich conversation with other artists. Be inspired!
All forms of expression are welcome: painting, photography, dance, music, sculpture, quilting, acting, and storytelling.

HOSTED BY: Rick Dallago & Ed Narvaez

Advance registration is required to attend this ZOOM meeting. A Zoom account is not required.
Visit this link for details: Five @ 11

Let’s learn & grow from each other.  
Let’s nurture a strong creative community!

BAA 2020 September Member Show

September 15th - 20th  at R Gallery

Back All-together Again!

The BAA is delighted to announce our 2020 Member Show is set for September at R Gallery (Half a block from Pearl Street on Broadway). Registration opens June 20th. Five $50.00 Ribbon awards! Please follow this LINK for details & registration.

BAA Wall at R Gallery

R Gallery is OPEN!

The BAA is continuing our partnership with R Gallery in downtown Boulder!
(Located half a block from Pearl St. on Broadway)

R Gallery has enter the first phase of reopening under Colorado's "Safer at Home" order.
During this first phase of our reopening, we will have limited hours and will be restricting the number of customers to 8 inside the gallery at a time. For yours, our staff's, and our community's safety, R Gallery is requiring all customers and employees to wear a mask and maintain safe distances.
Temporary New Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 12pm to 5pm

BAA Venue: Cafe Aion

Cafe Aion is open!

Make a reservation for indoor dining or order to go.
Please visit Cafe Aion for details.

 View the Work of Local BAA Artists plus Enjoy a Meal at Cafe Aion!
  Current installation of the bold & colorful work member artists!
WHEN: This latest installation was scheduled to run March 13th 2020 through May 7th 2020 however with the closing of local restaurants, the dates have been extended. Stay tuned for updates!
Happy Hour Reception: POSTPONED
WHERE: CAFE AION, a Spanish/Moroccan inspired restaurant on The Hill, near CU

Would you like to see your art at this BAA venue? Become a member of the Boulder Art Association and watch for the next CALL for ARTISTS!

Contact Rick for information about our Cafe Aion venue at

April Member Meeting POSTPONED

BAA April Member Meeting: Aspen Zen Painting with Gail Pederson

Please note: Due to concerns around the COVID19 virus, our April Member Meeting with Gail has been postponed for a future date, as yet undetermined.  All payments made towards the March meeting will go towards the new date. We apologize for any inconvenience. We've already purchased the materials for this creative hands-on art experience and we have records of all payments. Once gatherings are again permitted, we will finalize a date and let you know. Thank you for hanging in there!

BAA member, Gail Pederson will be leading us through an “Aspen Zen Painting.” Learn how to paint abstract aspens using a variety of pens, water-soluble graphite pencils and high flow acrylic paint. You will be guided step by step through the Zen painting process, resulting with a beautiful painting of aspen to take home.

Gail has a dedicated wall at RGallery, and currently has work at Art at The Center in Nederland and Café Aion in Boulder. She also recently had a piece at the Museum of Boulder. Gail started this style of painting after taking on-line and in-person workshops with Jodi Ohl.

Date To Be Announced, 6 - 8:00 pm at R Gallery

Please note: Space is limited - Prepaying with Paypal is required to reserve a spot
Please follow the link below to insure you get a seat for this event!

Members: $8 materials fee
Non-members: $8 for materials plus $5 non-member fee (Total: $13.00)
Please visit this LINK for more information & to prepay for this event

BAA Venue: 1st Bank 

BAA Venue: FirstBank

 Member Art on display!
WHERE:  1st Bank at Meadows Shopping Center
WHEN: January through April 2020 (Please note: Display dates have been extended until further notice. Please stay tuned for display updates!)
WHO: BAA Member Artists: Andy Doyle & Judy Fisher

Would you like your art displayed at FirstBank? Follow this LINK for more information!

Join Our Amazing Team of Volunteers!

Did you know?
The BAA is run entirely by volunteers!

Now is the time to take an active part in our thriving organization. Currently, we have openings for our Marketing Committee (& more). Connect with other artists and be part of the planning & creating of exhibits & events!

Learn How to Volunteer for BAA Here!







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Established in 1923, the Boulder Art Association is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization promoting visual art and creative community in Colorado's Front Range. We host art exhibitions, foster art education, facilitate collaboration among artists, and promote the value that art brings to individuals and society.

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