We have been hard at work in the gallery for the past few weeks, cleaning and painting and organizing and planning.  What a great year we have in store 
for our local arts community, neighbors and friends!
Read on.....

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KAA Gallery, 8 Coleman Ave, Kittery Point ME  

Phone: (207) 451-9384

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It's time for our first 2019 gallery exhibit!

Meditation, Contemplation
and Still Life

February 14 - March 17
Opening Reception Sun, Feb. 17
Spotlight Artist:  John R. Iarussi

The post-holiday winter is a dark, quiet time, a gift of space in which to look inward and outward with more deliberation and stillness.  For our first exhibit of this new year, we will display the creative products of our meditations, contemplations and stillnesses.  What will your expression be?

Our Spotlight Artist, KAA member John R. Iarussi, whose sample images appear here, has been an artist since very early childhood.  Read about his journey here: Spotlight Artist bio

Artist Drop-off:  Monday, Feb. 11, 4-6pm
Artist Pick-up:    Monday, Mar. 18, 4-6pm
And after that:


March 21 - April 28
Opening Reception Sun, March 24
That should be a fun one, don'tcha think?  
Let your eccentricity shine!

We are so pleased to announce that our Spotlight Wall will contain a selection of the artwork of our esteemed Tim Beavis, who passed away recently.  The KAA is honored to have this opportunity to honor his legacy by exhibiting the fine work of our fellow member artist and friend.  

Artist Drop-off:  Monday, March 18, 4-6pm
Artist Pick-up:    Monday, Monday, April 29, 4-6pm

Beyond Our Walls

The Kittery Art Association's mission is to "promote knowledge of the arts, stimulated 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.   
"I am a performing artist; I perform admiration.
'Come with me', I want my poems to say. 'And do the same."  Mary Oliver
It is membership renewal time -- 
have you sent your renewal in yet?
Do you know what comes with being a KAA member?

* 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. And we love it when you round up your membership to include gifts earmarked for the Marcia Ryder Scholarship Fund, or our Building Fund!

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.
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Workshops at the Gallery

On Saturday, January 26, acclaimed local watercolor painter and teacher (and KAA member!) Doris Rice gave a full day workshop on using saturated color in watercolor paintings to a full group of enthusiastic students.

If you missed Bill Moore's post and additional photographs on Facebook recapping the day, it's worth a look!  Like us on Facebook  Did you know, teaching
artists, that this is an option for you?  Our gallery has two floors of space, lots of folding tables and chairs, three sinks, a bathroom and a kitchenette and the all-important coffee pots, all available for you to rent at very reasonable rates.  We want to do art! 

If interested in having your art event here, email info@kitteryartassociation.org.

KAA Committees
We Need YOU!

The 2019 program year at KAA is approaching, and committees are forming to allow a broader inclusion of members in the many activities of our vibrant arts community. 

Building stewardship, arts programming, garden enhancement, publicity and music offerings are categories inviting your active participation!
Beach Pea Baking Co. Exhibit
Featuring KAA artists  Deborah Granneman and Roddy Cole

by Deborah Granneman
Our own KAA board member Deb Granneman has some of her fabulous drawings hanging right now at Beach Pea!  Please be sure to give them a good long look the next time you stop by.  Don't you want to take this furry friend home?  

Also showing at Beach Pea is our talented oil painter member Roddy Cole, fresh from her success as the Spotlight Wall Artist this past November.  Here's one of her exciting seascapes.
by  Roddy Cole

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 very few slots are still available for 2019.
Monday Figure Drawing
Mondays, 10 am to 1 pm 

Bess Cutler figure
Join us on Mondays at the KAA for our Figure Drawing sessions!  And watch Facebook for notices of special Thursday sessions, as well!

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 info@kitteryartassociation.org or give us a ring at (207) 451-9384. 
KAA is now a proud member of the York Region Chamber of Commerce!
2019 Exhibit Schedule!!!

Feb 14 - Mar 17     All Member Show
Meditation, Contemplation
and Still Life
Spotlight Wall - John Iarussi

Mar 21 - Apr 28     All Member Show
Spotlight Wall - Tim Beavis - a posthumous tribute

May 9 - 12     Pop-up Show
Behind the Scenes
KAA Board and Staff
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
So much going on -- here's what we know at press time, but stay tuned (yes, that's intentional....)!
musical notes

Brooks Williams
Mar 31
Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki Trio
Apr 13
Maeve Gilchrist
Apr 28
Caroline Cotter
Jun 20
La Madeleine
Jun 29
Cosy Sheridan
Oct 5
Cormac McCarthy
Oct 19
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 venues happening on the Seacoast and beyond

 Now showing!
KCC Art Show in Honor of Sarah Mildred Long Memorial Bridge

photo by Bill Moore
In cooperation with the Visual Arts Committee at the Kittery Community Center --KAA member Bill Moore has helped to organize a gallery exhibit honoring the demise of the old Sarah Mildred Long Bridge and the arrival of the new structure. The exhibit will run through April 29.

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