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About BAMA

Bay Area Models for the Arts provides professional modeling services for art programs in learning institutions, animation and video game companies, open studios, working artists, fashion sketching classes, creative and advertising agencies.   
BAMA’s roster of highly skilled and reliable professional art models includes dancers, actors, musicians, trapeze artists, poets and visual artists.  

BAMA is unique in its kind because its service is designed to meet our clients’ specific needs. It utilizes and showcases each individual model’s talent to the greater benefit of the client and model.  
BAMA also features as part of our special services, performing artists in costumes and what could be the Bay Area’s “best art models in action”, another reason why BAMA stands out on its own.
BAMA is established by Nona Refi, who has been successfully bringing artists and models together in the greater Bay Area since 1998. BAMA is an outgrowth of what she has been doing for the past 17 years.

*BAMA is continuously searching for talents.

Please see posting of audition information in our Become A Model tab.
Email: or call 510/528-2269


BAMA models Denise and Jennings with Richard MacDonald and participants at the Masters Workshop 2010 in Monterey, CA.



“Thank you again for supplying the Masters Workshop with exceptional models. Things went well, the models exhibited exemplary professionalism and stepped up to the challenge of some difficult poses. We appreciate your help, and look forward to working with BAMA again in the future.”

    -Edward Eyth 
      Director, Masters Workshop
      Richard MacDonald Studios
      Monterey, CA

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