late May 2017
swoosh logo KAA  d  o  o  d  l  e  s 
events coming up  
Like me on Facebook

" KAADOODLES " to 22828 to get on our mailing list!
KAA Gallery, 8 Coleman Ave, Kittery Point, ME Top
Gallery Hours: Thursdays 2 to 5 pm; Sat. & Sun. 11 am to 5 pm
 All School K-12 
      Student Art Show     
 May 11 - May 21
  K-12 2017 K-12 2017 image2 K-12 2017 image3        
Students in grades K-12 from the Kittery Schools 
exhibit their work at the Kittery Art Association
May 11th through May 21st.   

A visual tribute to all the hard work of Kittery's teachers and students, this show is about civic pride, a community of artists learning to draw, to paint and to work with a wide variety of art forms, and a moment to appreciate the teachers who are there to inspire the art.

The gallery will be open during regular hours through May 21st, so venture in to KAA and see how talented your local young artists truly are!   
Looking Ahead--> "Art and Soul" Group Show  
Exhibit Dates:  May 27 - June 18
Opening Reception:  Sun., May 28th, 4-6 PM
Art&Soul PC
Artists Gene Galipeau, Anne Catell, Fritz Steele, and Barry Tarr make up the "Art and Soul" show coming up in May.  
KAA's Annual "June Swoon" Music Event
Friday, June 16th, 7 PM (doors open at 6:30 PM)
$20 suggested donation

"June Swoon" is KAA's much anticipated annual music event featuring Ben Baldwin on sax, K ent Allyn on piano & guitar, Marty Ballou on bass!  

The show will open with a short set by student musicians who have been performing in the First Fridays Open Stage youth music series this year.
June Swoon players
This concert is amazing--swing, jump, jazz, & blues--and not to be missed!

Parking is limited.  Carpooling highly recommended.

This fantastic event takes place at Kittery Art Association, 8 Coleman Ave., Kittery Point, ME  
Looking A Bit Further Ahead-> Life Drawing Group Show
Exhibit Dates:  June 24th to July 16th 
Opening Reception: Sunday, June 25th, 4 to 6 PM

KAA En Plein Air 2017 Schedule 
First Session: Thursday, June 1, 2017, from 4 to 7 PM
Cynthia Hosmer's at the end of Raynes Neck Rd, York, ME
En plein air painter

This year Lisa Alyson has plans for a sensational summer of Plein Air painting for KAA members starting June 1st (4-7pm) along our beautiful New England seacoast. 

If you are not yet a member and would like to sample an en Plein Air event before joining KAA, please come for one visit.  There is no instruction; all types of artists are welcome.

We meet on Thursday afternoons from 4 to 7

Dates and locations are listed on the full schedule, which you can access by clicking the following link: KAA en Plein Air Schedule 2017 

There are also two Demo's this year which have a fee of $20.00 for non-members and $15.00 for members:
1) Mary Byrom, oil painter, will be at the Hamilton House on June 15th
2) Doris Rice, watercolorist, will be at Lorna Perry's home on July 6th

To cap the season off, there will be an en Plein Air all member show at KAA in October.

For questions about the Plein Air season, please call Lisa Alyson at 603-205-2460.
Membership to KAA
Join or Renew for 2017 today!

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 a Totally Rad Little Art Gallery filled
   to the brim with spectacular art by top-notch local
* 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 at for more information about how you can join or renew your membership with us here at our quaint little art gallery at KAA.
Volunteer Opportunities at KAA
Share your Skills and Expertise  

We're currently looking for volunteers who want to share their knowledge and expertise with other KAA members and possibly propose a program to run at the Kittery Art Association. 

Suggestions could include

Photography:  How to Make an Outstanding Online Photo Book; Tricks for Taking Top-Notch Photos with your iPhone, etc.

Writing: The Joys of Journaling; Penning Poignant Poetry, etc.

Art: Keeping it Simple with Watercolors, Mixed Media Collage, Stenciling, etc.

Questions/Suggestions from potential volunteers can be emailed to our program coordinator, Mary Sottung at 
Beach Pea Baking Co. Exhibit  
Featuring KAA artists Carol Powley, Ken Fellows, and Ann McKee
Exhibit Dates:  May 1st through July 31st 
Beach Pea logo
Artwork submitted by members of the KAA is on exhibit at the Beach Pea Baking Co. now! 
Beach Pea artwork2
    CarBeach Pea artwork3ol's pieces are watercolor/mixed media,
    Ken's are watercolor and pen & ink,
    Ann's are oils.

Interested in having your artwork displayed at this totally cool and hip little establishment right here in Kittery? 

If so, more opportunities lie ahead, but it's filling up fast, so make plans now to get on board by contacting either Betsy Wish at or Julia O'Connell at   
Beach Pea grounds
Beach Pea is located at 53 State Road, Kittery, Maine
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
Regional Calls to Artists
Opportunities to Exhibit in the Good Ol' U.S. of A.

NHHA logo NH Art Association
Annual Wet Paint Out Event
July 21-23.  

Open to all artists in any medium. 

Visit their website for more info at .  While you're there, check out their plein air group, too!
gbcc-logoGreat Bay Community College, located at
320 Corporate Drive in Portsmouth, has a lovely gallery space and is requesting artists' work for month-long shows.

INTERESTED in exhibiting at Great Bay?  Contact Annette Cohen, Gallery Curator, at

Rangeley Friends of the Arts logo   Rangeley Friends of the Arts
   PO Box 333, Rangeley, ME 04970


1)  Art in August - Art & Craft Show and Sale
     Thursday, August 3, 2017, 10 am - 4 pm, Oquossoc Park in Rangeley

Cash Prizes will be awarded in both fine art and fine craft categories. For complete info and application, visit and click on the "Artists" tab at the top of the page.

2)  3rd Annual Western Mountain Photography Show
     September 15-16, 2017, Rangeley Inn and Tavern

For complete info and application, visit and click on the "Photo Show" tab at the top of the page.

Vins 45 logo The Vermont Institute of Natural Science is pleased to announce its third annual en Plein Air Painting Festival and Competition on September 30 - October 6, 2017, at its nature center in Quechee, VT. 

An exhibit and sale will run from Oct 6-14.  Participants will enjoy the natural beauty of the Ottauquechee and White River watersheds.
"I imagine and paint from memory. I don't copy much...just have to guess my work up." ~ Maud Lewis
KAA 2017 Exhibit Schedule    
It's not too late to get in on all the fun!  Download the new KAA Artist Contract here, and come exhibit with us.   

2017 Exhibit Schedule

May 11 - May 21  All School Show K-12 Student Art
                             Opening Reception:  Thursday, May 11th
May 27 - June 18 Group Show " Art and Soul"
                              Anne Catell, Gene Galipeau, Fritz Steele, Barry Tarr
                              Opening Reception:  Sun., May 28th, 4-6 PM
June 24 -July 16  Group Show "Life Drawing"
                             Opening Reception:  Sun., June 25th, 4-6 PM
July 22 - August 13  All Member Show " Our Town"
                                  Spotlight Wall - BJ Glanville
                                  Opening Reception:  Sun., July 23rd, 4-6 PM
Aug. 19 - Sept. 10  All Member Show " Art from the Sea"
                                Spotlight Wall - Susan Goodby
                                Opening Reception:  Sun., Aug. 20th, 4-6 PM
Sept. 9  "Y-ART SALE" Fundraiser for Marcia Abigail Ryder Scholarship.
              Donate your extra art supplies, books, tools etc. that are still in
              good, usable condition, to KAA to sell with all proceeds going to
              Marcia Abigail Ryder Scholarship.
Sept. 16 - Oct. 8  Group Show - Seacoast Moderns, TBA
                             Opening Reception:  Sun., Sept. 17th, 4-6 PM
Oct. 14 - Nov. 5  All Member Show - Plein Air
                            Opening Reception:  Sun., Oct. 15th, 4-6 PM
Nov. 11 - Dec. 3  All Member Show " Food for Thought"
                            Spotlight Wall - Will Brewster
                            Opening Reception:  Sun., Nov. 12th, 4-6 PM
Dec. 9,10 & 16,17  All Member Show " Holiday Sale and Show"
                                Opening Reception: 
Sun., Dec. 10th, 4-6 PM

NOTE:  Art Drop Off and Pick Up days are typically on Mondays, 4-6 pm, unless otherwise indicated.
KAA Logo
          KAA Membership Renew 
Join or Renew your membership for 2017
KAA membership cards include a 20% discount at two local framing shops, D. Pratt Framer, LLC in Kittery, and C.C. Moore Fine Art Framing in Portsmouth.  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 "#2017" then you are current through December 2017.

" KAADOODLES " to 22828 to get on our mailing list!
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!