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  "En Plein Air"  
    All-Member Show     
     October 12 - November 5 
Plein Air 2017
Photo by Bob Taylor
The En Plein Air exhibit is up and showing in the KAA Gallery for all to enjoy, and it's so phenomenal that Mother Nature herself even showed up to check it out; she even blew out all the power just so she could have the place all to herself!   
Come and experience the Seacoast as seen through the eyes of our plein air artists--it really is a sight to behold.
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 this past Wednesday. 

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. 

If you couldn't make it before because of a scheduling conflict, well, Mother Nature has given you a second chance! 

Plan to come and enjoy the Food for Thought Show, meet new members, review 2017 and plan for 2018, our 60th year!
Looking Ahead--> "Food for Thought" All-Member Show
Spotlight Wall - Will Brewster
Exhibit Dates:  November 9th to December 3rd
Opening Reception:  Sunday, November 12th, 4 to 6 PM
Art Work Drop Off:  Monday, Nov 6th, 4-6 Food for Thought2 PM
Lillies by Will Brewster
Dingie by Will Brewster 
Our Spotligh t 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 M orley for drawing, DeWitt Hardy and Dustan Knight for watercolor.   
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    
Date:  Wednesday, November 15th, 6:30 to 8:30 PM  
Todd Bonita demo
Todd Bonita will be doing a demo of his studio oil technique of layering and glazing at the KAA gallery on Wednesday, Nov. 15th, 6:30-8:30 pm.

The fee for the demo is only $10/members and
$15/non members.

Todd is a highly respected painter and teacher with galleries in Portsmouth and Ogunquit.  To learn more about this amazing artist as well as this event, check out his blog at toddbonitaartblog.blogspot.com

For more information, email Dianne Dean at covecottage10@gmail.com.  

Or contact the Kittery Art Association at 207-451-9384 to reserve a seat for Wednesday evening's demo.
Celtic Music Concert and CD Release Party
Featuring Sarah Bauhan
Date: Sunday, November 19, at 3:30pm
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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.

Doors open at 3pm and seating is limited in the upstairs gallery. Carpooling is highly encouraged!  
There is a suggested donation of $20.00 and the admission includes a copy of Elmwood Station. 8 Coleman Ave., Kittery Point, ME. http://www.kitteryartassociation.org
Looking Further Ahead-->Holiday Show & Sale 
All-Member Show 
Dates:  December 9th, 10th, 16th & 17th     
Art Work Drop Off:  Monday, Dec. 4th, 4-6 PM.   
The holidays will be here before you know it, so now's the time to start making plans 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... application form is on the KAA website.   Deadline for  
  submitting requests for group shows is November 1, 2017. 
  Spotlight Wall... contact Deborah at deborahcrcotter@gmail.com 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  
Featuring KAA artists Ann McKee, Lisa Stracuzzi, Susan Goodby
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Exhi bit Dates:  August 1st through November 31st 

Artwork submitted by members of the KAA is on exhibit at the Beach Pea Baking Co. now! 
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  Ann's are oils, Lisa's are needle felting with embroidery, and
  Susan's are oil pastel/mixed media.

If you're interested
in having your artwork displayed at this totally cool and hip little establishment right here in Kittery,
there's just one more opportunity, so make plans now to get on boar Beach Pea grounds d by contacting Betsy Wish at bjwish@gmail.com.   Get the details here 

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 besscutler@comcast.net.
"The fisherman knows that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reasons for staying ashore." ~Vincent van Gogh
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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 "#2017" then you are current through December 2017.
SPECIAL DEAL:  If you join or renew your membership now, it will extend through December 2018.  So sign up today! 
Local Calls to Artists
Artful Opportunities in the Neighborhood    

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NHAA has a Plein Air group, which meets on Wednesday mornings, about 8:30 to 9:00 am, and it's always free (unless there is a state park fee) and always open to non NHAA members. 

To find out more, check out the NHAA website or the NHAA Facebook page for all the details and a complete list of this seasons' dates/locations.
  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!