Gallery Refreshed-- Ready to Re-Open for Exhibits on Thursday, Feb. 15th!
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 The KAA Gallery is Refreshed and Ready to
Re-Open to Exhibits February 15th!
 
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The Gallery will once again re-open for the 2018 Exhibit Season on Thursday, February 15, 2018, for our first show of the new year, "Comforts of Home" All-Member Show with Spotlight Wall Artist Maryhop Brandon.

ARTISTS:  Art Work Drop Off is Monday, February 12th, 4-6 PM  

More details about this exhibit in the Looking Ahead article below...
THANK YOU KAA Volunteers!
  
Once again, we'
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d just like to say a heartfelt THANK YOU to all of our volunteers, past and present, who work "behind the scenes," day in and day out throughout the year(s), here at th e Kittery Art Association.  

You are all treasured and appreciated for the countless hours of hard work and creativity you've put in to making KAA the Gallery it is today.  
 
We couldn't do what we do without YOU!  
Looking Ahead--> "Comforts of Home" All-Member Show
Spotlight Wall featuring Maryhop Brandon 
Dates:   February 15 through March 11, 2018   
Reception:   February 18, 2018, 4-6 PM
 
Art Work Drop Off:  Monday, February 12, 2018, 4-6 PM  

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Art Work Pick Up:  Monday, March 12, 2018, 4-6 PM
Looking Further Ahead-->"On the Wild Side"
All-Member Show
Spotlight Wall featuring Priscilla French
Dates:   March 15 through April 8, 2018    
Reception:   March 18, 2018, 4-6 PM  

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Art Work Drop Off:   
Monday, March 12th, 4-6 PM
 
 
Art Work Pick Up:   
Monday, April 9, 4-6 PM
New KAA Committees Coming!

Committees are forming to allow a broader inclusion of members in the nitty gritty workings of our community. 

Building stewardship, arts programming, garden enhancement, music offerings, and a June party to mark our 60th year are categories inviting your active participation!

Stay tuned for future group meeting dates.
Beach Pea Baking Co. Exhibit
Featuring KAA artist Dianne Dean
Exhibit scheduled to run through February 2018 

Watercolor by D. Dean
"Lily Tango"
by Dianne Dean
A snippet from the artist about her life, her art and her muse:  "Most of my life has been involved with music- playing, teaching, conducting- always interpreting.  Recently, I traded my baton for a paint brush; now, I try to interpret what I see.  Whether in the studio or en plein air, one is challenged with color, value, composition, etc.  I enjoy painting with oil and watercolor and have had the opportunity to study with fine teachers in each medium." ~Dianne Dean 
Oil by D. Dean
"Alan at Work"
by Dianne Dean
 
If interested in having your artwork displayed at this totally cool and hip little establishment right here in Kittery, contact Betsy Wish bjwish@gmail.com.
 
 
Beach Pea is located at 53 State Road, Kittery, ME
Monday Figure Drawing
Mondays 10 am to 1 pm

Bess Cutler figure
Cost remains at an affordable $10, or if too few people, fee is split among artists. 

Please bring your choice of medium.  Bring an easel if you need one.  Chairs and drop cloths are provided.  

For more info contact Bess Cutler by email at besscutler@comcast.net.

Time to Join or Renew your Membership at KAA
  Join or Renew for 2018 today!

Did you know that now is the perfect time to Join or Renew your membership to KAA?

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Where else can you:
* get a one-year membership at the ridiculously low price of just $35 individual, $70 family, $5 youth (18 and under),
* have access to an awesome little non-profit Art Gallery filled to the brim with spectacular art by top-notch local artists,
* snag generous framing discounts at not one but TWO local framers?

Nowhere but here at Kittery Art Association!

We also have other levels of membership if you're so inclined, such as $100 sponsor, $500 advocate, $1000 benefactor. 

Visit our Membership page   www.kitteryartassociation.org/membership for more information about how you can renew or join in on the fun here at our quaint little art gallery in Kittery Point, Maine.
"Stay away from negative people. They have a problem for every solution." ~Albert Einstein   
KAA 2018 Exhibit Schedule
We're gearing up for our first show of 2018 and you're all invited!  Come on in and set a spell with us here at KAA and enjoy the "Comforts of Home" show coming February 15th.
 
2018 Exhibit Schedule

February 15 - March 11
All Member Show
"Comforts of Home"
Spotlight Wall - Maryhop Brandon
 
March 15 - April 8
All Member Show
"On the Wild Side"
Spotlight Wall - Priscilla French
 
April 12 - May 6
All Member Show
"Vision and Verse"
Spotlight Wall - Anastasia Maertens
 
May 10 - May 20
All School Show
K-12 Student Art
 
May 24 - June 17
All Member Show
"We Live Here!"
 
June 21 -July 15
 Group Show
"Picture This"  Photography Show
 
July 19 - August 12
 All Member Show
"Boats, Buoys, and Birds"
Spotlight Wall - Ann McKee
 
August 16 - September 9
All Member Show
"Reflections"
Spotlight Wall - Lucille Therrien
 
September 13 - October 7
 Group Show
Seacoast Moderns Show
 
October 11 - November 4
 All Member Show
"Plein Air"
 
November 8 - December 2
 All Member Show
"Weather or Not"
Spotlight Wall -  Roddy Cole
 
December 6, 8/9 & 13, 15/16
  All Member Show
"Holiday Show and Sale"
 
Art Work Drop Off and Pick Up days are typically on Mondays, 4-6 pm, unless otherwise indicated.
KAA's 2018 Music & Poetry Events Schedule
Join Us for Magnificent Music and Powerful Poetry!  
 
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 MUSIC 
  
May 31
Caroline Cotter
CD Release Concert
 
June 23
June Swoon  
60th Anniversary Celebration!
with Kent Allyn & Ben Baldwin    
at Kittery Art Association

November 23
Bill Staines concert 
at Kittery Art Association 
                          
December 14
Special Holiday Concert
with Susie Burke, David Surette, and Kent Allyn  
First Congregational Church of Kittery Pt.
23 Pepperrell Road, Kittery Point, ME  
Doors open at 7:00
Concert begins at 7:30   
 
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POETRY
 
May 5
Mangion Poetry Celebration
with 15th U.S Poet Laureate, Charles Simic, as guest artist 
3 PM - 4:30 PM  Public interview of the guest artist
7 PM - 9 PM  Reading/Reception/Book Signing
Jazz by Kent Allyn and David Graf
  A $20.00 suggested donation admits one to both events, which will be held at the
First Congregational Church, 23 Pepperrell Road, Kittery Point.
 
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Join KAA or Renew your Membership today!

For more information about all the benefits of becoming a member here at KAA, visit the Membership Page on our website.
 
KAA membership cards also include a 20% discount at two local framing shops, D. Pratt Framer, LLC in Kittery, ME, and C.C. Moore Fine Art Framing in Portsmouth, N.H.  What a deal!
 
University of Maine "Every Fiber of My Being" Exhibit
With KAA Artist Alice Lee Timmins
Exhibit Dates:  Feb 9 - May 4, 8 AM to 7 PM
Opening Reception:  Feb. 9, 5:30 PM to 7 PM

Exhibit Location:  University of Maine Hutchinson Center, Fernald Gallery, 80 Belmont Ave., Belfast, ME.  For more info call 207.338.8000

A. Timmins Fiber show 2018
2 Artist-In-Residence Opportunities for 2018

#1  SHOALS MARINE LABORATORY ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM

Shoals AIR  offers artists the opportunity to pursue their work free of the distractions of everyday life, surrounded by Appledore Island's inspiring landscape.

The 5-6 selected artists reside on the island one at a time for 2-3 concurrent weeks over the period from May through August. 

For more details about this program and how to apply, go to:

Application deadline is 11:59 pm on April 1, 2018.

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#2  WINTER 2018 FIBER RESIDENCY IN MEXICO

International fiber artists working in all fiber media are welcome to apply as well as writers working on fiber-related projects and musicians/composers whose focus is stringed instruments.  
Applications are due July 29, 2018.
 
Apply through CAFÉ www.callforentry.org 
 
Residency Dates: December 15, 2018 - January 14, 2019
The Kittery Art Association, a charitable organization incorporated by the state of Maine, sponsors a variety of public events in support of local artists and writers of all ages.  
Membership is $35 and expires each January.
Membership applications are available on our website, or feel free to pick one up at the KAA Gallery located at 8 Coleman Ave., Kittery Point, ME.  We look forward to hearing from you, and thank you for supporting the Arts!  
Kittery Art Association
8 Coleman Ave., Kittery Point, ME 
  Phone: (207) 451-9384
Email: information@kitteryartassociation.org
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