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KAA Thanksgiving
  "Food for Thought"  
All-Member Show
Spotlight Wall - Will Brewster
November 9 - December 3
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Our Spotlight Wall artist, Will Brewster, has this to say about being "put on the spot!": I was quite surprised to be asked to take the Spotlight Wall for this exhibit. Although I am from a family that has included professional artists, I never picked up a pencil learning to draw until the fall of 2005. Two years later, I took up watercolor. Whatever success I have had is due in large part to the patience and encouragement of my teachers: Carol Morley for drawing, DeWitt Hardy and Dustan Knight for watercolor.
Lilies by Will Brewster
Dingies by Will Brewster
To date, I have concentrated on landscapes especially those including some architecture.
In time, I hope to include interiors and figures. Art has taught me to look at what is right in front of me, to look and really see.  
It also has taught me that good drawing is essential to the final rendering of a scene in any medium. Art absorbs my attention and provides space away from the busyness of the world. ~William Brewster
Art Work Pick Up: Dec. 4th, 4-6 PM
Celtic Music Concert and CD Release Party
Featuring Sarah Bauhan
Date: Sunday, November 19, at 3:30 pm
Doors open at 3 pm and seating is limited in the upstairs gallery.  
Carpooling is highly encouraged!  
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Celtic whistle and flute player Sarah Bauhan  will celebrate the release of her newest CD, Elmwood Station, in a concert and reception on Sunday afternoon, November 19, at 3:30pm in the upstairs gallery at the Kittery Art Association.   
She will be joined by a host of friends whose expert musicianship and sublime vocals give depth and texture to this fine album, including instrumentalists David Surette on guitar, mandolin, and bouzouki, Kent Allyn on piano and bass, Jane and Russell Orzechowski on violin, Francis Orzechowski on piano, and vocalists Susie Burke and Chloe Green.

There is a suggested donation of $20.00 and the admission includes a copy of Sarah Bauhan's CD, Elmwood Station.  8 Coleman Ave., Kittery Point, ME.
Folk Legend Bill Staines in Concert at KAA
Friday Nov. 24th, 7:30 PM
Legendary folk singer-songwriter Bill Staines       B. Staines
will perform at the Kittery Art Association on    
Friday evening, November 24th, at 7:30pm.

For over forty years, Staines has criss-crossed the United States singing his songs and delighting audiences at festivals, folk song societies, colleges, concerts, clubs and coffeehouses.   

The KAA show opens at 7 pm for conversation and refreshments.

Suggested donation of $15.00 at the door, and seating is limited. For info call 207-451-9384.
KAA's *RESCHEDULED* Potluck Annual Meeting
NEW DATE:  Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 5:30 to 8 PM KAA Potluck New
Social Hour:  5:30 PM
Dinner:  6:00 PM
Annual Meeting:  7:00 PM

As you all know, Mother Nature decided to knock out all the power just as we were about to gather together for our Potluck Annual Meeting on Nov. 1st. 

Never fear, though, because we've rescheduled it to Tuesday, Nov. 28th, 5:30 to 8 PM at the Gallery.

Potluck Arrangement is Alphabetical by Last Name:
Hors d'oeuvres:  A-C
Salad:  D-G
Main Dish:  H-R
Dessert:  S-W

Beverages will be provided. 

Plan to come and enjoy the Food for Thought Show, meet new members, review 2017 and plan for 2018, our 60th year!
Special Holiday Concert: Susie Burke, David Surette & Kent Allyn

When:  Friday, Dec 8, 2017
Time:  7:30 PM
Where:  First Congregational Church of Kittery Point

              23 Pepperrell Rd, Kittery Point, ME

Susie Burke, David Surette, & Kent Allyn will perform in a Special Holiday Concert presented by the Kittery Art Association Music Series on Friday evening, Dec. 8th, at 7:30pm in the Parish Hall at the First Congregational Church on Pepperrell Road in Kittery Point.
Looking Ahead--> "Holiday Show & Sale" All-Member Show
Dates:  December 9th & 10th, 16th & 17th , 11 AM to 5 PM 
Reception:  December 10th, 4-6 PM   
KAA Holiday 2017 Poster
Art Work Drop Off:  Monday, Dec. 4th, 4-6 P M
Art Work Pick Up:  Monday, Dec. 18, 4-6 PM 
Make plans now to be a part of this fun and festive show & sale here at KAA!  Keep in mind, small art pieces sell more easily--take less space and cost less money for holiday giving.  And artists may enter an unlimited number of items for this event!!    
KAA 2018 Exhibit Season
Thinking about next year's shows...
Here's a basic outline of the exhibit line-up we're working on for 2018:     
  6 to 8 All-Member Shows... dates and themes to be decided.
  Group Shows... to be determined depending upon applications received.
  Spotlight Wall... contact Deborah at or  
  207.752.7990 with your name and preferred season.  Spotlight Wall will  
  be determined by number of applicants, so definitely apply early!  
Beach Pea Baking Co. Exhibit  
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Now Featuring KAA artist Dianne Dean!
Current Exhibit scheduled to run through November 31st  

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

Beach Pea is located at 53 State Road, Kittery, ME
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
"Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see."  
~Mark Twain 
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             KAA Membership Renew 
Join or Renew your membership--get a special deal! 
KAA membership cards 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!

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 "#2018" then you are current through December 2018.
SPECIAL DEAL:  If you join or renew your membership now, it will extend through December 2018.  So sign up today! 
  Text KAADOODLES to 22828 to sign up for the KAA d o o d l e s

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!