late February 2017
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KAA Gallery, 8 Coleman Ave, Kittery Point, ME Top
Gallery Hours:  Sat. & Sun. 12 - 5 pm
Email: 
information@KitteryArtAssociation.org 
"Winter Wonderland"
Spotlight Wall featuring Alice Lee Timmins 
All-Member Show  
Feb. 18 - Mar 12
 
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Photo by Danna Dearborn
 
Opening Reception:  Sunday, Feb. 19th, 4-6 PM

Snow, snow, and more snow....just when you thought you'd had enough, along comes more!  And we've got the art work here in the Gallery to prove it.  Come on in out of the cold and warm up with us at the opening reception for this exhibit this Sunday, Feb 19th, from 4-6 pm. 

Art Work Pick Up:
  Monday, March 13, 4-6 PM  
KAA Sparkles!
Thank You to All who Participated in the KAA Clean-Up Day
 
Wowza!  Our Gallery looks absolutely STUNNING thanks to the tireless efforts of volunteers who took our Gallery from Grimy to Gorgeous! 

Eager workers spent 4 hrs washing, filling holes, painting and cleaning out the cellar...at least 6 trips to the dump!!  The space is sparkling thanks to all their hard work and lots of elbow grease....and a few artistic antics! 

WE were 15 strong: 
Board members Dean, Dianne, Betsy, Julia, BJ, Alice and Deborah plus members Jim, Aimee, Ken, Fritz, Mary, Jean, Susan and Bob.  And as you can see from the photos above, we had an amazingly fun and productive day.  A great big THANK YOU to all who helped!
Looking Ahead->"Feelings...joy, fear, hunger, home, etc." 
All-Member Show KAA Feelings poster
Spotlight Wall featuring Dean Diggins 

Exhibit Dates: 
March 18th thru April 9th

Opening Reception:
  Sunday, March 19th, 4-6 PM

Art Work Drop Off:  Monday, March 13th, 4-6 PM

Art Work Pick Up:
  Monday, April 10th, 4-6 PM
Looking A Bit Further Ahead--> "What's Up" All Member Show 
Spotlight Wall featuring Barbara D'Antonio 
Exhibit Dates:  April 15th to May 7th

Any artist interested in exhibiting in this show may send a photo of their work to covecottage10@gmail.com by Feb. 22nd for consideration of their artwork being used on the poster/card for this show.
Fun Times at Brave Boat Headwaters and KAA 
Where we connected Outdoor Fun with Art & Creativity!

What a great family-friendly event we had at The Kittery Land Trust Hike at Brave Boat Headwaters on Saturday, Feb 4th! 

And EVEN MORE FUN was had the following day as we gathered at the KAA Gallery for delicious hot chocolate and yummy cookies...oh, and we also made some pretty cool little accordion books of animal tracks!
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KAA is looking forward to doing more activities in conjunction with KLT that are art related, so keep checking our FB Page and theirs while we are working on this together!
Membership to KAA
Join or Renew for 2017 today!

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Join or Renew your membership to KAA today:
 
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 a Totally Rad Little 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 at www.kitteryartassociation.org for more information about how you can renew or join in on the fun here at our quaint little art gallery at KAA.
Volunteer Opportunities at KAA
Share your Skills and Expertise  

We're currently looking for volunteers who want to share their knowledge and expertise with other KAA members and possibly propose a program to run at the Kittery Art Association. 

Suggestions could include
:

Photography:  How to Make an Outstanding Online Photo Book; Tricks for Taking Top-Notch Photos with your iPhone, etc.

Writing: The Joys of Journaling; Penning Poignant Poetry, etc.

Art: Keeping it Simple with Watercolors, Mixed Media Collage, Stenciling, etc.

Questions/Suggestions from potential volunteers can be emailed to our program coordinator, BJ Glanville at bjglanvilledesign@gmail.com
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Fri., March 3rd, 7:00 to 8:30 PM 

$5 suggested donation

This fantastic event takes place at Kittery Art Association on the first Friday of every month and will run through May 2017.

Students are encouraged to sing, play guitar, piano or any instrument of their choice, perform a skit, juggle, do standup comedy, mime, anything goes on our stage!

We provide a sound system, electric piano, guitar and bass amps, snacks and beverages. No need to sign up in advance or call.
Local Call to Artists 
Beach Pea Baking Co. Exhibit

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We want to thank Todd Bonita for helping select artwork submitted by members of the KAA to be on exhibit at the Beach Pea Baking Co. Feb. 1 thru May 1.

The artists whose work will not be exhibited this time around, will be in the next round, since we had so many wonderful pieces (some of which were quite large) for the walls at the Beach Pea. Thank you to all who participated thus far!

Are you also interested in having your artwork displayed at this totally cool and hip little establishment right here in Kittery? 

If so, more opportunities lie just ahead, but it's filling up fast, so make plans now to get on board by contacting either Betsy Wish at bjwish@gmail.com or Julia O'Connell at twojulia@hotmail.com

Get the details here

This is our first time exhibiting at the Beach Pea, so we may be making some changes as we move forward; be sure to stay tuned! 

Beach Pea is located at 53 State Road, Kittery, Maine
KAA Presents "Encore" Exhibit at KCC's Morgan Gallery
Exhibit Dates:  Feb. 1st - Apr. 30th
Opening Reception:  Friday, Mar. 10th 5:30-7 PM 

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Kittery Art Association proudly presents another outstanding exhibit, "Encore", at the  Kittery Community Center featuring the truly fascinating art work of KAA members BJ Glanville, Cheri Christenson, Polly Moak, Deborah Cotter and Barbara D'Antonio.

Morgan Gallery Hours: M-F 6am-9pm; Sat 8am-4pm; Sun 12-4pm
Monday Figure Drawing  
Mondays 10 am to 1 pm
figure drawing

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.
Each day I go to my studio full of joy; in the evening, when obliged to stop because of darkness, I can scarcely wait for the morning to come... if I cannot give myself to my dear painting, I am miserable." ~ Adolfe-William Bouguereau
KAA 2017 Exhibit Schedule    
Had enough of Jack Frost nipping at your nose?  If so, we've got a smokin' hot little gallery here just waiting for YOU, our dear KAA Artists, to fill with your totally sizzling hot new artwork!  Download the new KAA Artist Contract here, and get ready to Set the Seacoast on Fire with Fine Art!  

2017 Exhibit Schedule
Feb. 18 - Mar. 12  All Member Show " Winter Wonderland"
                              Spotlight Wall - Alice Lee Timmins
                              Opening Reception:  Sun., Feb. 19th, 4-6 PM
 
March 18 - April 9  All Member Show
                              " Feelings...joy, fear, hunger, home, etc."
                              Spotlight Wall - Dean Diggins
                              Opening Reception:  Sun., March 19th, 4-6 PM
 
April 15 - May 7  All Member Show " What's Up"
                            Spotlight Wall - Barbara D'Antonio
                            Opening Reception:  Sun., Apr. 23rd, 4-6 PM
 
May 11 - May 21  All School Show K-12 Student Art
                             Opening Reception:  Sun., May 14h, 4-6 PM
 
May 27 - June 18 Group Show " Art and Soul"
                              Anne Catell, Gene Galipeau, Fritz Steele, Barry Tarr
                              Opening Reception:  Sun., May 28h, 4-6 PM
 
June 24 -July 16  Group Show "Life Drawing"
                             Opening Reception:  Sun., June 25th, 4-6 PM
 
July 22 - August 13  All Member Show " Our Town"
                                  Spotlight Wall - BJ Glanville
                                  Opening Reception:  Sun., July 23rd, 4-6 PM
 
Aug. 19 - Sept. 10  All Member Show " Art from the Sea"
                                Spotlight Wall - Cheri Christenson
                                Opening Reception:  Sun., Aug. 20th, 4-6 PM
 
Sept. 9   "Y-ART SALE"
 
Sept. 16 - Oct. 8  Group Show - Seacoast Moderns, TBA
                             Opening Reception:  Sun., Sept. 17th, 4-6 PM
 
Oct. 14 - Nov. 5  All Member Show - Plein Air
                            Opening Reception:  Sun., Oct. 15th, 4-6 PM
 
Nov. 11 - Dec. 3  All Member Show " Food for Thought"
                            Spotlight Wall - Will Brewster
                            Opening Reception:  Sun., Nov. 12th, 4-6 PM
 
Dec. 9,10 & 16,17  All Member Show " Holiday Sale and Show"
                                Opening Reception: 
Sun., Dec. 10th, 4-6 PM

NOTE:  Art Drop Off and Pick Up days are typically on Mondays, 4-6 pm, unless otherwise indicated.
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          KAA Membership Renew 
Join or Renew your membership for 2017
 
KAA membership cards include a 20% discount at two local framing shops, D. Pratt Framer, LLC in Kittery, and C.C. Moore Fine Art Framing in Portsmouth.  What a deal!

When you receive a mailing from KAA, check the mailing address.  Your membership is current through the indicated calendar year.  So, if the address includes "#2017" then you are current through December 2017.

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.

JoinMembership applications for 2017 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!  
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