Send your spirit soaring -- see "Up, Up and AWAY!" now at the gallery.

So MANY ways to find us!

KAA Gallery, 8 Coleman Ave, Kittery Point ME  

Phone: (207) 451-9384


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Now in the Gallery!
Up, Up and AWAY

From now through Labor Day, the KAA is full of images that will carry you high and far, as you take in our members' artistic interpretations of this current theme.  Kites, flowers, clouds, balloons, foreign lands, mountains, birds, sails, sunrises....all will take you up, up and away while your feet remain firmly on our gallery floors.


Our Spotlight Wall for this show features the work of our member Marlane  Bottino, whose art reflects her deep interest in and understanding of the concepts of feng shui and the natural elements. Don't forget to spend some time on the second floor and take in this body of work! 
Also in the gallery:
DISPLAY CASES!




At Kittery Art Association, art is even more than the wonderful works we hang on the walls and perch on our pedestals.  Do you know the items in the upstairs card racks and both the upstairs and downstairs display cases are frequently rotated, refreshed, renewed?  

Don't forget to take a closer look the next time you stop by 8 Coleman Avenue - you might see just the perfect treat for you rself or gift for a special someone!


SAVE THE DATE!

KAA Annual Meeting and Member Potluck, Sunday, October 27

Stay tuned for important details!

Coming up next:
The Seacoast Moderns

FLOURISH, the next collaborative installation by the KAA's Seacoast Moderns group, will be up in the gallery from September 5 - October 13. The opening reception will take place at the gallery on Sunday, September 8 and all are invited to come, see the exhibit and meet and talk to the participating artists.

This year is  The Seacoast Moderns'  NINTH year making and showing art together! Although the group numbers have fluctuated over time, there has been a core group that has been together all nine years. Interested artists (who are also members of KAA) are invited to come visit during a regular monthly meeting (third Wednesday of the month). Contact Karen Camlin for meeting particulars and/or more information about this group.
 
The Seacoast Moderns never fail to disappoint, and we look forward to seeing what they will bring us this fall!

Thank You, KSB!

The Kittery Art Association recently received a generous donation from the Kennebunk Savings Bank.  Support from our members and our sponsors  keeps us going, and we are so grateful for this recognition of the importance of art in the local community!

"An artist must be free to choose what he does, certainly, but he must also never be afraid to do what he might choose."  ~ Langston Hughes
Plein Air 2017
Join us en plein air!

The 2019 en plein air schedule is in full swing, and we're all calling for optimal summer weather on Thursday afternoons from 4-7pm.

Please note that demos by visiting professional artists are $15 for members and $20 for non-members.  KAA members are always welcome to come and make art without taking advantage of the demo.

Coming up for the next several weeks:  
  • Aug 1, Wagon Hill Farm (and farmstand across the road), 156 Piscataqua Rd, Durham, NH
  • Aug 8- David and Sonya's, 70 Pepperrell Rd, Kittery Point (park on Coleman Ave) 
  • Aug 15- Shey Mayer, 12 Seapoint Rd, Kittery Point (marshes behind beach) 
  • Aug 22- Hosmers', THE END of Raynes Neck, York.  This will be a demo with oil painter Mary Byrom (rain make-up!).
  • Aug 29- NEW! Sanders Fish Market, 367 Marcy St, Portsmouth
  • Sept 5- Deb Cotter- 13 Waterside Ln, South Berwick, ME
     
Can you give us one hour on one evening?

Happenings at the gallery are so vital to our vibrant presence in the area.  Think of the times you've enjoyed the energy, art, connection and general good time at a KAA opening reception or concert.  Well, we need some volunteers to help with these events - especially staying to do some clean-up afterward.  

If you can help, even one time this year, for an opening reception or a concert, please call the gallery or click this link to email our volunteer coordinator extraordinaire, board member Beth Newkirk.

Thank you!!
We're Having a Y ART Sale!
September 14, 10am - 2pm

Join us for "Creative Reuse" .... Our goal is to collect unwanted art supplies to resell.  All proceeds benefit the Marcia Ryder Scholarship Fund.

Drop off your donations to the gallery 
Monday September 9th, 4-6pm

Join us
 for the bi-annual Yart Sale 
Saturday September 14th, 10 am-2 pm

Take advantage of our members' clearing out gently used or NEW art supplies & equipment.  Multi/artist-media event!  Paints, papers, canvas, easels, arts books & MORE!


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At Provisions at Pepperrell Cove now:
Dianne Dean

by Dianne Dean
Works by our talented artist member (and former board member, and garden guru, and, and....) Dianne Dean are on the walls at Provisions,  so be sure you get a good long look the next time you pop in for coffee (or an ice cream cone!).

Provisions is located just up the street
by Dianne Dean
from the KAA, at the Pepperrell Cove complex - it's the general store/coffee and sandwich shop underneath The View event space, as you head down to the town landing.

If you are interested in  having your artwork  displayed a t this  great little spot  here in Kittery Point, contact Betsy Wish at  bjwish@gmail.com !    Slots are still available for 2020.
Beach Pea Baking Co. Exhibit:
Alice Lee Timmins

Alice Lee Timmins has been an active member of the Kittery Art Association for eight years.  She is pleased to have her art photography on exhibit at the Beach Pea for the months of July and August of 2019.  Her works are inspired by the Caldecott Medal for Children's Illustrated Books.  Alice strives to create 
a world of "photo poems" where the child in all of us can see the world from a colorful, inspiring poet's eye.  Her photos are often taken during the KAA's en plein air events, then she digitally re-imagines each 
image using layers of filtered software until just the right tone is struck.  Come enjoy a scone and a cuppa and see the works July 1 through August 31.

Beach Pea Baking Co. is located at 53 State Road in Kittery, ME, and is open from 7:30 am to 6:00pm.

If you are interested in having your artwork  displayed a t this  totally cool & hip little establishment  right here in Kittery, contact Betsy Wish at  bjwish@gmail.com !    A few slots are still available for 2020.  Many thanks to Betsy for her work in coordinating these community exhibits!
Life Figure Drawing at the KAA
Mondays, 10 am to 1 pm 
drawing by Lance Hellman
Join us on Mondays at the KAA for our Figure Drawing sessions.  (Please note that the Thursday sessions are currently on hiatus.)

Cost remains at an affordable $10.

As always, please bring your choice of medium.  Bring an easel if you need one.  Chairs and drop cloths are provided.  The session takes place at the Kittery Art Association, 8 Coleman Avenue, Kittery Point. 


For more info, please email us at info@kitteryartassociation.org or give us a ring at (207) 451-9384. 
KAA is a proud member of the York Region Chamber of Commerce!

Pick up the NEW 2019 York Chamber Guide at the gallery on your next visit.  You and your summer guests will love this guide to area businesses and attractions.  The online calendar of events is terrific, too!


2019 Exhibit Schedule!!!

Jul 18 - Sep 1     All Member Show
Up, Up and AWAY
Spotlight Wall - Marlane Bottino

Sep 5 - Oct 13     Group Show
Flourish
Seacoast Moderns

Oct 17 - Nov 24     All Member Show
En Plein Air

Dec 5 - 16     All Member Show
Holiday Show and Sale



KAA's 2019 Music Events Schedule

What a friendly, intimate spot for some great music.....reserve your seats by paying in advance during a gallery visit, or with credit card and a call to the gallery during open hours.  Concerts start at 7pm, doors open at 6:30.

From the Music Committee:  
Two members are needed at each of these events to assist the music volunteers at each concert. We are asking for either a volunteer at 6pm through the end of the concert or one from the start of the concert through cleanup and lockup. Please contact Beth Newkirk to volunteer. Her email is BethNewkirk48@gmail.com
 

Guitarist Bobby B. Keyes defines our American musical heritage by blending 
rhythm & blues, country, jazz, rock, pop and swing. His guitar playing
 is inspired and passionate, his musical taste is exquisite, 
and his sound is clean  and refreshing.

Bobby Keyes Trio
Aug 17
Sea Smoke
Sep 20
Cosy Sheridan
Oct 5
Cormac McCarthy
Oct 19
Bill Staines
Nov 29
Burke/Surette/Allyn
Dec 13

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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!
 
Additional Local Art Events
See below for other art  happenings on the Seacoast and beyond
Attention members!

Want to invite other members to your next reception?  Offering a workshop or a class?  We want to promote your art activities here!  Send your information for the KAA Doodles!  All information should be submitted by the 15th of the month for inclusion in the following month's newsletter.
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 December 31.
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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