At KAA, April showers bring forth:
 6x6s AND a pop-up show AND Kittery students' art AND the Mangion Poetry event!

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!!

OUR VERY SPECIAL 
6x6 FUNRAISER!

It's here!  May 3 - 12!

By now you've probably heard a lot about our new roof and our plans to pay for it by creating and selling a whole slew of awesome little 6" x 6" works of art.  Well.  It's here.  It's on the walls.  It's more fabulous than we had imagined.

So beginning Friday, May 3 at 6pm, we're going to throw open the doors at 8 Coleman Ave and have an opening reception for  these 6x6 gems and the many artists whose hands and hearts and gifts they represent.  Every single one will be priced at $36. Think of them as representatives of the shingles of our new roof - it takes a lot of these individual pieces to keep our building secure and dry.  Bring your friends.  Bring your in-laws.  Think about gifts - for yourself!  And for everyone you know.  Sale will run through May 12, so keep coming back.  We guarantee you won't see them all the first time through... 

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Behind the Scenes

Thursday, May 2 - Sunday, May 12

During the May 2 preview-only and May 3-12 6x6 FUNraiser sale, 
your board and staff members are excited to present a selection of their artwork.

So be sure to head upstairs and see what we do for fun!

Thank you to Hall Bros. for our beautiful new roof and sponsorship of the Kittery Art Association!
And also in May!
This is always one of our favorite shows of the season.  Come on out and see what these talented young people are doing! 
        "Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time."  ~Thomas Merton
AND ALSO THIS MONTH!

Poet Catherine Barnett featured at Mangion Poetry Celebration

Poet Catherine Barnett will be featured in the Kittery Art Association's annual Mangion Poetry Celebration on Saturday, May 11, at the First Congregational Church in Kittery Point. The event begins at 1:30pm, with a public interview and craft talk with Ms. Barnett. The program continues in the evening with a reading, reception, and book signing beginning at 7pm. Live music will be performed by David Graf on guitar and Kent Allyn on bass. Former Portsmouth Poet Laureate Kimberly Cloutier Green will serve as the host for the afternoon and evening events.  

Read more about this year's event
Beyond Our Walls

The Kittery Art Association's mission is to "promote knowledge of the arts, stimulate interest in the work of local artists and express appreciation for the abundant creativity in the seacoast area."

We're not limiting that to the walls of our beloved gallery.  In 2019, we are nourishing current and new partnerships with local businesses and institutions to give our member artists more ways to live out our mission in and around our community.

If you are interested in exhibiting at these venues:
Beach Pea    
Provisions at Pepperrell Cove
Rice Public Library
please contact coordinator Betsy Wish at bjwish@gmail.com.   
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Beach Pea Baking Co. Exhibit:
Darlene Furbush Oullett

by Darlene Furbush Oullett
Works by our artist member Darlene Furbush Oullett will be on the walls at Beach Pea through the end of June, so be sure to take the time to have a good look at the results of her printmaking/painting process the next time you stop in for your favorite treat!

Beach Pea Baking Co.  is located at 53 State Road in  Kittery, ME.

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.
Life Figure Drawing at the KAA
Mondays, 10 am to 1 pm AND NOW long-pose figure drawing on Thursdays!

Lance Hellman drew the session!
Join us on Mondays at the KAA for our Figure Drawing sessions.  Beginning May 2, we are also pleased to offer drawing sessions in which the model will hold much longer poses, for a different drawing practice.

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

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!

2019 Exhibit Schedule!!!

May 2 - 12     Pop-up Show
Behind the Scenes
KAA Board and Staff (upstairs at the KAA)

May 3 - 12
All member 6x6 FUNraiser!

May 16 - 28     Kittery Schools
K-12 Student Art

May 30 - Jul 14     All Member Show
Meet the Locals
Spotlight Wall - Peter Moak

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

Sep 5 - Oct 13     Group Show
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 with a visit or with credit card and a call to the gallery during open hours.
 

Caroline is currently touring to support her new release
 HOME ON THE RIVER.  calls it "sweet and smooth,  
 and downright refreshing... raising spirits with one song, 
calming them with another."

Caroline Cotter
Jun 20
La Madeleine
Jun 29
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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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
Maine Pottery Tour!
Saturday May 4th - 5th 2019

Saturday 10am-5pm 
Sunday 11am-4pm
 
Every year on the first weekend in May, pottery and ceramics studios in Maine open their doors to the public. It's a fun day and a chance meet the artists, peek in the kilns, see demonstrations, and shop for pottery and other handmade goods. The are have dozens of participating studios, and KAA has members exhibiting at Chases Garage and Red Door!

If you'd like to take the Pottery Tour, visit Maine Pottery Tour for more information and a downloadable map.  As long as you're coming to 8 Coleman Ave. to pick up some 6"x6" gems, you can turn the trip into a great art day on the Seacoast!

Kittery Estates is looking for artists!

We received a call from Annie Stone, who is in charge of art programs at  Kittery Estates, an independent retirement living residence in Kittery.  They have ongoing monthly art shows there, from the first through the last Sunday of every month, and wonder if there would be any KAA artists interested in showing there (they collect no commission). 

Also, Kittery Estates is looking for artists interested in running any on-site workshops for residents in different media (paid, plus all supplies provided).  To find out more, email  deborah.stone@holidaytouch.com   or call her cell: 207-468-0541.

Spend a Week Painting in Tuscany with  Doris Rice

Did you know?  KAA member Doris Rice is an acclaimed international watercolor painter and teacher who lives on the Seacoast of New Hampshire and paints on location throughout North America and Europe.

She offers ongoing weekly classes in Exeter and Portsmouth, New Hampshire as well as a full schedule of Plein Air painting trips.  Her students range from total beginners to accomplished painters who exhibit and sell their work.  They share a love of nature, a passion for color, and an appreciation of Doris's warm, friendly, encouraging and relaxed teaching style.

Just a few spots still available for:  Tuscany, Italy, September 20 - 27, 2019!!
Doris says:  Come join me for a painting adventure in beautiful Tuscany! We will work on location,  learning the fundamentals of watercolor and capturing the many moods of Spannocchia.    We will have a grounds tour, where our hosts will introduce us to the facilities as well as the wonderful work that the organic, historic gardeners are dedicated to.   This is a 'destination vacation' where you will soak up the culture, the food, the historic surroundings as you work on your skill development with painting in watercolor!  Tours of vineyards, wine making, cooking Tuscan style, heritage gardens, heritage line of pigs and the famous prosciutto....all at your fingertips. There is so much to see, experience...and paint!

Look it up on line:  www.Spannocchia.org and  www.Spannocchia.com, Experience a beautiful 12th century heritage farm estate in the hills of Tuscany, southwest of the medieval city of Siena. Accommodations in the Castello (Villa). Enjoy authentic, organic Tuscan meals, 3 meals per day, meals/wine included. Spannocchia's own olive oil. Trip available to painters and their guests.

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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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