Membership Benefits: Showing your art, a short video

The premier benefit of being a Buenaventura Art Association member is Member Only Shows. The shows are juried by an outside artist and run approximately a month in conjunction with the Solo Gallery Shows. Next year your association, in response to member comments, will offer two unjuried shows.

Kitty McGinnis is the Gallery Manager for both locations and also a member. At the reception for the current member show I asked her to talk about one of the images she is displaying. Last show Kitty was one of the two artists awarded the special Merit Award giving them both a chance to have a display of a few unjuried pieces; a tiny solo show.

BAA Board 2017-18

The Buenaventura Art Association Board for 2017-18. Big thanks to these wonderful members for their commitment to the organization and their fellow members, working to make BAA the best it can be for the members and the community.

Membership Benefits: Try your artistic talents in a retail store

Easy way to try out your artistic talents in a retail store.Visit BAA's Harbor Village Gallery & Gifts to see members participating in a co-op setting. See the Artist of the month for September Harbor Village Gallery and Gifts is an arts enterprise of the Buenaventura Art Association.  As part of the BAA mission, G2 gives an opportunity to member artists to test the marketability of their art, improve their retail skills and promote the skilled and diverse art produced by local artists. G2 gives the participating artists a way to educate and encourage the appreciation of the arts. One space inside the gallery is open immediately.  Two spaces will be open later, one available October 1, and one available Dec. 1.  Different ways to try this out. 1) ONE MONTH TRIAL:  cost $50, 60/40 COMMISSION, 2 TIMES CO-HOSTING ONE WEEKEND. New members must have at least 3 months membership completed. Read other details on SignUp Genius: 2) SIX …

Membership Benefits: Selling your work while hosting

Membership benefit:  Selling your own work while you are hosting the gallery.
Do you take advantage of this great benefit? You can bring in your work to sell for the hours you are hosting. It’s like your own special private show. Here is some advice from BAA members that take advantage of this benefit.
Darlene Roker “For me, being able to bring in small items of my own to sell while hosting is a big bonus.” says Darlene. When hosting she brings in a small display of note cards or small canvas prints. Visitors will comment and then she can talk about her art and hopefully make a sale. 
Laura Walters Laura uses the desk or a small table to display her art while hosting. She also says,  “It’s great opportunity to see what it is people like, and purchase and what other artists are creating. It’s inspiring.” 
Lorna Amundson “I make eye contact with visitors, and after greeting them, often watch to see what catches their eye. What they are looking at is where I try to start a conversation.” 

BAA Board Report: Unjuried Group Shows, Holiday Fun

Notes From Your Board President:
Beginning this month, I'll be writing a bit about what's going on in BAA. This month, let's discuss the gallery group shows and some end of the year BAA cheer!
For the March 2018 group show (the first one of the new year), members will be guaranteed acceptance into the show for one or two pieces. This change was agreed to by your board in the last meeting. 
While details still need to be worked out, since there is a finite amount of space in the gallery, this will allow members to determine the look of the show. Most likely each member will be allowed a certain number of square inches of 2-D work. 3-D entries will also have a size limitation, to be determined as soon as possible. 
In addition to the March show being a guaranteed entry, one other regular group show in 2018 will also be designed that way. It's hoped that these new rules will encourage our members to participate more. Email me to let me know what you think. 
Now on to the holid…

Membership Benefits


I'm Deborah De Bono and just newly taking over as Membership Chairman. We would like to increase our membership and artists already members are always a good place to start. On this blog I'll be posting Membership Benefits and how they really help the artist member.

Ticket Discount for Ojai Studio Artists Tour for BAA Members
Tour Dates: October 14, 15 & 16
Order Deadline: September 25
Must sell at least 10 tickets total to qualify for group discount The 34th annual self-guided Ojai Studio Artists Tour will showcase over 60 studios throughout the Ojai Valley daily from 10am to 5pm, with artist demonstrations at select studios. There are also some afternoon and evening receptions included free in the cost of the Tour ticket. Advance Group Tickets: $20
Individual Advance tickets: $30.
Same day tickets: $35 TO ORDER: Email Sharon ( using the subject line "Ojai Studio Artists Tour" and let her know how many tic…

Welcome to our Member Information Blog

Dear members,
This blog has been set-up to keep you updated with what is going on in our gallery and association. We feel that the blog format is more immediate and will get you the information you need ASAP! Please subscribe to our feed or come back often -- our board intends to keep you informed!

                   President:  Darlene Arcadi          Vice-President:  John Parker                    Secretary:  Donna ZaZa                    Treasurer:  Christine Beirne Members-At-Large: Deborah DeBono (membership) Debi Nowak-Hawkes (Harbor Gallery & Gifts; workshops) Nancy Raymond Margie November Laura Walters
Committees: The position highlighted in RED need to be filled ASAP. Exhibits/Installation: There are several components to this category. Volunteering for this broad category does not commit you all of the following! Hanging Committee: Lisa Skyheart Marshall & Gina NiebergallCMH AssistanceVolunteers help hang, check in artwork as well as install/unistall hardware on a…