We're walking "On the Wild Side" here at KAA!
KAA logo
late March 2018.

KAA  d o o d l e s
Text KAADOODLES to 22828 to sign up for the KAA Doodles!  
KAA Gallery, 8 Coleman Ave, Kittery Point ME  
Phone: (207) 451-9384  
Like us on Facebook
For the most up-to-date info or late-breaking news about all KAA events & happenings, visit us on FB... and give us a Like if you like! 
in the gallery
  "On the Wild Side"
All-Member Show
Spotlight Wall featuring Priscilla French

March 15 through April 8, 2018   

wild side pc

Our  Spotlight Artist is well-known local musician, Priscilla French, Artistic Director of Portsmouth Pro Musica and the Sandpipers Seacoast Children's Chorus. Priscilla earned a B.A. from Beloit College and received her Master's degree in Choral Conducting from the New England Conservatory of Music. She has studied with watercolorists Dewitt Hardy and Doris Rice.  
Priscilla French's Artist's Statement reads:
I have always been a visual person. I see shapes, patterns (puzzle pieces) in a landscape and get excited about trying to paint the scene. (There is beauty everywhere, right?)  Sometimes what captures my vision is a striking color in a street scene or the abstraction of rocks. It's a natural attraction. The creation of a painting from start to finish involves careful study and solitude. (Please don't talk to me.) The process takes on a life of its own - and the end result doesn't always work. But I return to practice again and again because I'm a lifelong student.
I like self-improvement.

Painting by Priscilla French
"Three sisters"
by Priscilla French
Marcy St in March by P French
"Marcy St. in March"
by Priscilla French
Bearded Iris by P French
"Bearded Iris"
by Priscilla French

Art Work Pick Up is Monday, April 9th, 4-6 PM
KAA's Community Supper at Robert's Maine Grill
Wednesdays, APRIL 4th and APRIL 11th, 4 PM to 9 PM  

You're Invited!  Come have dinner at Robert's Maine Grill for a COMMUNITY SUPPER!

For only $16, Robert's Maine Grill will offer a 3-course menu with the same standard and quality of their regular fare, with a portion of the proceeds from the supper to benefit KAA. 

Robert's Maine Grill is located at 326 Route 1, Kittery, Maine.
Monotype Printmaking Demo at KAA
Thursday, April 26, 2018, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Member $10.  Non-Member $15 

You're sure to be impressed by this spectacular Printmaking Demo with Annick Bouvron-Gromek taking place at KAA from 6:30 to 8:30 PM on Thursday, April 26th!

Monotyping is an intriguing hybrid among printing techniques.  It's neither a print nor a painting, but a unique combination of both.

Annick Bouvron-Gromek
Annick in her studio
Annick is a member of the Seacoast Artists Association and the New Hampshire Art Association and has won numerous awards for both monotypes and watercolors. 

You can view her work at the SAA Gallery at 130 Water Street, Exeter, N.H., or online at www.seacoastartist.org.

Mangion Poetry Celebration
Charles Simic 2018
Charles Simic
with 15th U.S Poet Laureate, Charles Simic, as guest artist   
Date:  May 5, 2018
Location:  First Congregational Church
                 23 Pepperrell Road, Kittery Point, ME  
3 PM - 4:30 PM  Public interview of the guest artist
7 PM - 9 PM  Reading/Reception/Book Signing

Author of more than sixty books of poetry, prose, and translation, former editor of the Paris Review, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for The World Doesn't End, and recipient of numerous honors and awards, including The Wallace Stevens Award (2007) and the Frost Medal for Lifetime Achievement (2007), Charles Simic will be featured in two events:

3 PM - Public Interview, hosted by Kimberly Cloutier Green (doors open at 3 PM) 
7 PM - Reading, Reception & Book-Signing (doors open at 6:30 PM)  

Jazz performance by Kent Allyn and David Graf
A $20.00 suggested donation admits one to both events taking place at: 
First Congregational Church
 23 Pepperrell Road, Kittery Point, ME
Looking Ahead-->"Vision and Verse" All-Member Show
Spotlight Wall featuring KAA Poets
Dates:   April 12 through May 6, 2018    
Reception:   April 15, 2018, 4-6 PM
KAA Vision Verse poster
We invite you to expand beyond the title of your piece and accompany it with verse.
You do not need to be a poet!

However, you may want to submit a haiku, or a paragraph, lyrics from a piece of music or a piece of text from something you've read.
Example:  A photo of fog in Pepperell Cove...or a painting of your cat...might be accompanied by Carl Sandberg's poem about fog: "The fog comes on little cat feet. It sits looking over harbor and city on silent haunches and then moves on." 
Please send your verse to Betsy Wish ( bjwish@gmail.com) with the following:
Title of your piece
Your name
The verse
Otherwise, you can type it out to submit with your artwork at drop off.

Art Work Drop Off:
  Monday, April 9th, 4-6 PM

Art Work Pick Up: 
Monday, May 7th, 4-6 PM 
Looking Further Ahead--> All School Show , K-12 School  Show
Dates:   May 10 through May 20, 2018   
Reception:  Sunday, May 13, 2018, 4-6 PM  
Students in grades K-12 from the Kittery Schools will be showcasing their work at the Kittery Art Association from May 10th to May 20th. 
As in past years, the walls will be covered - literally from floor to ceiling - with the wonderful art work of these talented students.

We're excited to see what our community's young artists have created for us to showcase in our Gallery this year!  
New KAA Committees are 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!
Volunteer on the KAA Building Committee

Requesting volunteer help with maintaining our beautiful building. Former President Dean Gallant heads the Building Committee and could use some extra hands!

Is there electrical and/or carpentry expertise among our members? Please contact KAA at the email address or by phone: 207.451.9384.
Beach Pea Baking Co. Exhibit
With KAA artists Tori Rasche & Aimee C Timmins
Exhibit runs from March through the end of May

"Across Barter's Creek"
by Tori Rasche
"Poppy Glow"
by Aimee C Timmins
Enjoy this small sampling of the beautiful art work on display at the Beach Pea Baking Co. in Kittery, ME. 
Paintings by
Aimee C. Timmins 
Paintings by
Tori Rasche 

If you're interested in having your art work displayed at this totally cool & hip little establishment right here in Kittery, contact Betsy Wish at bjwish@gmail.com.

Beach Pea is located at 53 State Road, Kittery, ME 
* POSTPONED -->Monday Figure Drawing
Next Session:  April 2, 2018, 10 am to 1 pm 

Bess Cutler figure
Please note, the Monday Figure Drawing class has been temporarily postponed until April. 

The next session will be on Monday, April 2, 2018, from 10 am to 1 pm, at the Kittery Art Association.

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.  

For more info, please email information@kitteryartassociation.org or give us a ring at 207.451.9384
Join or Renew your Membership at KAA
  Join or Renew for 2018 today!

Now is the perfect time to Join or Renew your membership to KAA...

KAA building
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 join in on the fun here at our quaint little art gallery in beautiful Kittery Point, Maine.
"Art is the means we have of undoing the damage of haste. It's what everything else isn't." ~ Theodore Roethke
KAA 2018 Exhibit Schedule
Come walk "On the Wild Side" with us here at KAA at our newest Exhibit in the Gallery now through April 8th!
2018 Exhibit Schedule
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 - KAA Poets
May 10 - May 20
All School Show
K-12 Student Art
May 24 - June 17
All Member Show
"We Live Here!"
Spotlight Wall:  Anastasia Maertens
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
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 Events Schedule
Join Us for Magnificent Music!  
musical notes
May 31
CD Release Concert
June 23
June Swoon  
60th Anniversary Celebration!
Music & Dancing with Ben Baldwin Trio     
at "The View" at Pepperrell Cove
6 PM to 9 PM

September 21
Cosy Sheridan with Kent Allyn and Charlie Koch 
concert at Kittery Art Association, 7 PM 

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   
KAA Logo
KAA Membership JoinRenew
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

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


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.



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