Focus on the KAA this weekend and zoom on in to our "Picture This" exhibit!
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July 2018

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KAA Gallery, 8 Coleman Ave, Kittery Point ME  
Phone: (207) 451-9384  
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Marcia Abigail Ryder 2018
KAA's 60th Anniversary pARTy was a SMASH HIT!

Thank you to everyone who joined us at "The View" on Saturday, June 23rd, to help us celebrate 60 years of the KAA!  The night was magical and ended all too soon...

60th party pic
KAA's 60th pARTy in Full Swing

View from The View 2018
View from "The View"

It was a story of art, of expansion, of fire and destruction, and then a rising again that was told in countless ways on Saturday night at "The View" in Kittery Point's newest restaurant as the Kittery Art Association - 100 strong - wound things up by singing Happy Birthday to itself after a 60 year run!

President Deborah Cotter kicked things off after the Ben Baldwin Trio (er, Duo, actually) had warmed up the crowd with saxophones, songs, guitars and keyboards.  After naming names , she introduced Vance Morgan, one of the original board members who is now once again on the board helping to guide the way into the future with experience from the past, who presented us with the history of KAA, it's trials, tribulations and eventual rise from the ashes (literally!), followed by Dianne Dean, another KAA trooper!
In the lead-up to this moment, delicious plates of delectable hors d'oeuvres were passed around and there was a steady stream to the bar as the sun set over Pepperrell Cove outside, with a remarkable view of Frisbee Wharf from our vantage point within "The View."

Of course, the KAA Gallery is a hop, skip and jump away on Coleman Ave, the main focus for this fascinating story, history and celebration.

Can't wait until next year when KAA turns 61 -- hope to see you there!
in the gallery
 "Picture This"
Photography Group & All-Member Show
June 21st - July 15th    
KAA Photo Show PC
This is the last week to see this exhibit with our Spotlight Wall featuring Steve Delaney, Bill Moore, Barry Tarr & Betsy Wish!  An exceptionally talented group of fine art photographers showcasing their unique artistic talent and uncanny ability to capture images that visually tell a story.  Such a captivating exhibit that is nothing less than exquisite! 
ARTISTS:  Art Work Pick Up: Monday, July 16th, 4-6 PM
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Looking Ahead--> "Boats, Buoys, and Birds"
All-Member Show
Spotlight Wall featuring Ann McKee   
Exhibit Dates:   July 19 through August 12, 2018   
boast buoys birds image
Painting by Ann McKee
The seagulls are circling the seacoast and the buoys are bobbing in anticipation of this show that's set to sail into the Gallery soon!

Art Work Drop Off:  Monday, July 16th, 4-6 PM
Art Work Pick Up:  Monday, August 13th, 4-6 PM
KAA's 2018 En Plein Air Season is Heating Up!
Next Session: Thursday, July19, 2018, from 4 to 7 PM
Location:  Please refer to the full schedule, which can be downloaded here: KAA en Plein Air Schedule 2018

Plein Air painter
If you're a current KAA member , then don't miss this opportunity to paint at some of the Seacoast's most pristine locations!
If you'r e not yet a member and would like to sample an En Plein Air event before joining KAA, ple ase come for one visit.   
There is no instruction; all types of artists are welcome.

We have TWO Demo's reamaining for this year, which have a fee of $20.00 for non-members and $15.00 for members:
  1. Doris Rice, watercolorist, will be at Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, NH, on TUESDAY, July 31st.  Come at 4 PM, we will have permission to enter, meet on the left near the greenhouse.
  2. Lisa Regopoulos, professional pastel artist, will be at 12 Seapoint Road, Kittery Point, ME, on August 16th.
KAA Membership is required, except for the DEMO's. You may also just come and paint at Demo locations. Bathroom facilities may not exist. Please be respectful of parking and residence's privacy.
To cap the season off, there will be an "En Plein Air" All-Member show at the KAA Gallery in October.

Questions?  Email us at for answers!
Monday Evening Drumming with John Felice at KAA
July 9th through August 13th
Next Session:  Monday, July 16th, 5 PM

Come join us at the KAA on Mondays for six fun-filled summer evenings of drum-circle style classes accessible to everyone from "never-ever played any instrument EVER" to the seasoned musician.

Through the experience of playing multi-part rhythms from around the world, we will learn how to make a drum sound great, enjoy making music together as a community, and creatively express ourselves with percussion!

John will provide drums, bells, singing stones, boomwhackers and other exotic percussion. Feel free to bring any percussion of your own, even if you don't know what it is.


John Felice has been leading drum-circles and teaching the hand-drumming traditions of Africa and other cultures for over 20 years throughout New England. Since 1995 he has lead the local drum group "Positive RePercussions." He is passionate about and committed to sharing the healing power and "mindfulness" aspects of drumming, as well as the purely joyful and musical aspects. Restoration of damaged and forlorn instruments, and crafting beautiful custom drums is another of John's passions. 

Cost:  $60 for the series of 6 classes, or single drop in class is $12.    

If you have any questions about the class or any of his other work, feel free to call John Felice at 603-986-2345.
Looking Farther Ahead-->"Reflections"
All-Member Show
Spotlight Wall: Lucie Therrien
Dates:   August 16 through September 9, 2018   
Art Work Drop Off:  Monday, August 13th, 4-6 PM 
Art Work Pick Up:  Monday, September 10th, 4-6 PM
KAA Committees
We Need YOU!

Committees are forming to allow a broader inclusion of members in the nitty gritty workings of our community. 

Building stewardship, arts programming, garden enhancement, and music offerings are categories inviting your active participation!
-->Volunteer on KAA's Publicity & Marketing Committee<--
KAA seeks volunteer to help with publicizing shows and other events.  Can YOU assist with newspaper and/or electronic postings?  KAA will provide contacts and schedule and copy!  Just say 'YES" and send an email to
Beach Pea Baking Co. Exhibit
With KAA artists Lyn Rosoff & Jean Lincoln!
Exhibit runs through the end of August

The walls of the Beach Pea Baking Co. are filled with oodles of oil paintings of lush landscapes by Lyn Rosoff, and three screen prints of Portuguese Fish created by Jean Lincoln.

Below is but a tiny glimpse of the gorgeous art work now on display at the Beach Pea Baking Co. located at 53 State Road in Kittery, ME.  

Paintings by Lyn Rosoff
Paintings by Lyn Rosoff / Beach Pea
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!

Cosy Sheridan, Kent Allyn & Charlie Koch  
Musical Concert at KAA! 

Date:  Friday, September 21, 2018

Time:  7:30 to 10:30 PM (doors open at 7 PM) 

Where:  Kittery Art Association, 8 Coleman Ave, Kittery Point, ME
Suggested donation of $15.00 at the door
Tickets available at the door 
Doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert starts at 7:30 PM 
Monday Figure Drawing
Mondays, 10 am to 1 pm 

Bess Cutler figure
Join us on Mondays at the KAA for our Figure Drawing sessions!

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 us at or give us a ring at (207) 451-9384. 
Join or Renew your Membership at KAA
Join or Renew for 2018

Check out some of the Perks of Becoming a Member of the KAA...

KAA in summer
* one full year of membership at the ridiculously low price of just $35 individual, $70 family, $5 youth (18 and under),
* access to an awesome little non-profit Art Gallery filled to the brim with spectacular art by top-notch local artists,
* generous framing discounts at not one but TWO local framers!

...not to mention the fact that you'll be hobnobbing with some of New England's finest artists around!

We also have other levels of membership if you're so inclined, such as $100 sponsor, $500 advocate, $1000 benefactor. 

Visit the Membership page on our website for more information about how you can join in on the fun here at our quaint little art gallery in beautiful Kittery Point, Maine.
"Photography for me is not looking, it's feeling. If you can't feel what you're looking at, then you're never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures."  ~Don McCullin 
KAA 2018 Exhibit Schedule
Our current exhibit, "Picture This," features some of the finest photographers on the Seacoast!  And their images are absolutely breathtaking.     
2018 Exhibit Schedule
June 21 -July 15
 Group and All-Member Show
"Picture This"  Photography Show
Spotlight Wall - Steve Delaney, Bill Moore, Barry Tarr & Betsy Wish 
July 19 - August 12
 All Member Show
Spotlight Wall - Ann McKee
August 16 - September 9
All Member Show
Spotlight Wall - Lucie 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!  
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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   
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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 venues happening on the Seacoast and beyond
Haley Art July 2018
NHAA's Invitation to KAA's Plein Air Painters!
New Hampshire Art Association has extended an invitation to all Kittery Art Association Plein Air Painters to the annual NHAA Wet Paint Out Weekend , July 20-22, in Portsmouth NH.  
First prize is $500, second prize $300, and third prize is $100, plus honorable mentions.  The juror this year is Brett Gamache.   
Artists may paint in Portsmouth all day Friday and Saturday, and Sunday morning.  By noon Sunday, your two best UNFRAMED works  can be brought to NHAA Gallery, 136 State St., Portsmouth for jurying.  Artists in any medium (except photography) are welcome.    
Artists may pre-register at
Or call NHAA at 603-431-4230.  Or walk in Friday or Saturday morning to register at NHAA.   
Download their prospectus/registration for more details!
VINS Plein Air 2018
CALL TO ARTISTS!  KCC Art Show in Honor of Sarah Mildred Long Memorial Bridge
Exhibit Start Date:  Wednesday, January 9th, 2019, at 6 PM.

Stop the grumbling!  The Sarah Mildred Long Bridge was late, but it's here...and every time it saves you a few minutes getting from here to there, you should celebrate its completion!

With that in mind -- in cooperation with the Visual Arts Committee at the Kittery Community Center -- Bill Moore is helping to organize a night to honor the demise of the old Sarah and the arrival of the new structure, with a special presentation in the Star Theater and an art show in the Morgan Gallery.
That will take place, starting in the Gallery at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, January 9 th, 2019.
This event is open to the public...and you're invited to come and see it.  More, if you have a photo or a painting of the bridge you would like to share, we'll be happy to consider it.
We know it sounds like a long way off, but Bill needs to look over the best photography and artwork we can find of the bridge.  
In any case, if you're interested in having your photos and artwork be part of this presentation, you must contact Bill at  Do it now!
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