Burlingame Art Society

Express Yourself

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Burlingame Art Society (BAS) was organized in 1957 by a group of artists who wanted to practice the principles of traditional art in our present-day world. Our membership includes men and women actively participating in the pursuit of quality visual arts, while providing friendly relationships with other artists. Among our members are art teachers and talented artists, as well as those who are genuinely interested in a learning experience. Beginners are welcome.

We are artists with the purpose of promoting art, and the appreciation of art, in our community. Our efforts are not only directed to adults, but also to encourage young people to participate in our local community programs.

At present, Burlingame Art Society members exhibit their talents in local banks, the Burlingame Recreation Center, City Hall, Art in the Park, and Music in the Park. Some members also exhibit outside the city at other venues. These venues provide an opportunity for our members to share their talents in public exhibitions.
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After a long break due to Covid, we are meeting in person again.


BAS meets the Second Saturday of the Month *

*Except in December when we hold our Holiday Awards Lunch

September - June  

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm 

Burlingame Community Center - 2nd floor
850 Burlingame Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010

Note: There is extra underground parking and an elevator to all floors.
Please see Contact Page for Map

We encourage each member to bring a framed painting of his/her own to the meetings.

All meetings feature a guest professional artist/instructor who demonstrates his or her own medium. The guest artist also critiques a few paintings picked randomly, and then judges all monthly paintings for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Honorable Mention Awards. A Popular Choice Award is selected by BAS members present at the meeting. Artists who win a 1st Place Award or a Popular Choice Award at the monthly meetings, are eligible to be chosen as Artist of the Year. The Artist of the Year is awarded at the December Awards Luncheon. Artists of the month are also awarded at the December luncheon.

We welcome and invite the public to attend any of our free meetings and to become a member. Light refreshments are served

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Burlingame Community Center
850 Burlingame Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010 
For directions click below:

Burlingame Community Center

To contact The Burlingame Art Society please email:

Palette Editors image
Lynn Flodin:   until December 2009 (not on website)
Sofia Medeiros:   January 2010 - June 2012
Jenee' Crayne:   September 2012 - May 2014
Diana Day Glynn:   June 2014 - present
  • Click image above to view current Palette. Download PDF on Palette Archive Page

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Jane Henri

Realistic portraits with modern abstractions

Pié Marié

Realistic Art, Abstract Art.....

Sofia Medeiros

Sofia's Art and more

Sofia's Art and more

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Diana Day Glynn

Website under construction, please check back later

Lynne Flodin

Website under construction, please check back later

Leona Moriarty

Website under construction, please check back later

Olga Parr

Website under construction, please check back later

BAS Membership Brochure

Please click on "Learn More" to download BAS Membership brochure

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BAS Membership Application

Please click on "Learn More" to download the BAS Membership Application

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Members of the Burlingame Art Society are encouraged to bring a painting to our Wednesday meetings for our monthly art competition. Our guest artist chooses First, Second, and Third Place awards, as well as Honorable Mention. BAS members choose the winner of the Popular Choice Award. First Place and Popular Choice winners become eligible for our   "Artist of the Year Award."

Here is a quick review of the guidelines:
  • 1. Participants must be members in good standing.
  • 2. Acceptable works of art are: Oil, Watercolors, Pencil, Pastel, Charcoal, Acrylics, and Mixed Medium.
  • 3. There is a limit of one work of art to be entered by a member in any month, but that piece may be reentered in subsequent monthly contests (as long as it does not win First Place or Popular Choice).
  • 4. Your work must be a recent accomplishment from within the last five years.
  • 5. The work must be “finished” dry, and ready for hanging or display.
  • 6. Our award season is December of one year to November of the next.
  • 7. Our “Artist of the Year” is selected at our annual Holiday luncheon from among the monthly “First Place" winners, and winners of the monthly “Popular Choice” awards.
Note: Members who would like to bring more than a single work of art to show, or who would like to bring work to show but without being part of the competition, are invited to display their work in the “President’s Circle” area.