Why become a member?

The BAA provides a network of support for artists of all levels and a stimulating program of activities including:

• Opportunities to study with accomplished artists here and occasionally abroad

• Lectures and demonstrations by artists and other arts professionals

• Organized trips to museums, exhibitions and art events in other cities

• Sponsorship of annual open juried art exhibition

• Several annual membership shows at various locations

• Use of the Upstairs Gallery at Yocum, members take turns on a volunteer basis

• Newsletter (The Palette) five times a year that showcases area art events and tracks exhibition opportunities

• Access to BAA library’s hundreds of books and tapes (See list here)

• Discounts at some local art supply stores

• Shared studio time at the Yocum Institute for Arts Education facilities on Thursdays for portrait, still life, and figure drawing sessions

Becoming a member of BAA means that you would like to make your community a better place by encouraging its artistic population. As one of the few organizations of its kind in Berks County, we count on our members for support and funding.