early August 2017
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events coming up  
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KAA Gallery, 8 Coleman Ave, Kittery Point, ME Top
Gallery Hours: Thursdays 2 to 5 pm; Sat. & Sun. 11 am to 5 pm
 "Our Town"  
    All Member Show     
  Spotlight Wall - BJ Glanville    
 July 22 - August 13
  Our Town PC2
Our spotlight artist, BJ Glanville, has a professional background in the textile industry, designing fabrics for multiple applications: home furnishings, apparel & automotive interiors.  Growing up in the Virgin Islands, she was introduced to silk screen printing by one of the early pioneers, Jim Tillett, and the textures, pattern and colors of the Caribbean are still infused in her artwork today.  
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  "Most recently, my creative process has focused on monoprinting (printing on paper and on fabric; often incorporating a layering of both).  I am intrigued with working on only one print ("mono") and using a press to transfer the painted image. Taking an image and finding a pleasing way to repeat its pattern across a surface; always paying close attention to detail and the complexity of layering, is rewarding for me." BJ Glanville 
KAA at the Kittery Farmer's Market
When:  Sunday, August 13th, 10 am to 2 pm 
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Yes, you read that right -- KAA will be at the Kittery Farmer's Market on Sunday,
August 13th from 10-2


We're looking for some adventurous and art-minded volunteers to help set up, break down and do a membership drive at our booth on the day of the event. 

We're also in need of a few plein air painters to paint at the market that day to help "paint a picture" of what being an artist is all about and what we have to offer here at KAA for artists as well as art lovers/collectors.  

This is your chance to shine!  Come share your talent with the locals at the Kittery Farmer's Market -- it's a guaranteed great time with a fun group of people, plus a terrific opportunity to GET NOTICED

And for all those budding young artists out there, we'll also have a table set up for kids to create some art of their very own. 

To sign up to volunteer, or for more information, call us at 207-451-9384, or email: information@kitteryartassociation.com
Looking Ahead-> "Art from the Sea" All-Member Show
Spotlight Wall - Susan Goodby  
Exhibit Dates:  August 19th to September 10th 
Opening Reception: Sunday, August 20th, 4 to 6 PM 

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Postcard Artwork
by Anne Scheer
Our Spotlight Artist, Susan Goodby, shares her history and vision with us in her Artist's Statement below: 
"Although my teachers thought I excelled in art in grade school more decades ago than I care to remember, I only took a few random art classes along the way to my degree in sociology.  Art was not on my radar screen when it came to a career and consequently I spent a number of unfulfilling years working in insurance until an anticipated very early retirement allowed me to follow my interest.  

After moving to Vermont, I took a number of local art classes then began a series of yearly art classes in Italy.

I started off in watercolor but quickly took up painting in oils which I worked in exclusively until a workshop in 1999 launched me on an intensive exploration of collage: portraits, landscapes, still lifes, and florals.  They were immediately successful and won me many awards. 

I developed a habit of working in collage for awhile then switching back to painting, then vice versa, along the way also beginning to paint in acrylics. 

More recently, after moving to Maine, I started using water soluble oils and love their properties which combine aspects of both regular oils and acrylics.

My work in art has heightened my sensitivity to the world around me, in particular color.  I find the nuances of color infinitely challenging to understand.  Through my art, I try to share my delight in the beauty of the world around me." ~Susan Goodby

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                                       Above Artwork by Susan Goodby 
Looking A Bit Further Ahead: KAA's Annual " Y-ART SAL E"
Fundraiser for Marcia Abigail Ryder Scholarship
Date:  September 9, 2017

Dig out all those extra art supplies, art books, art tools, etc. that are still in good, usable condition, and consider donating them to KAA to sell at our annual Y-ART SALE coming up in September. 

And remember, all proceeds from this event go directly into the Marcia Abigail Ryder Scholarship Fund!
KAA Awards Marcia Abigail Ryder Scholarships
Art scholarships awarded at Traip Academy
2017 Ryder Scholarship

 The Marcia Abigail Ryder Scholarship Fund
 at the Kittery Art Association (KAA) has
 awarded three $1,000 scholarships to the
 following outstanding 2017 Traip Academy
 graduates: Ryan Stuart, Molly Humiston,
 and Ashley Apodaca
KAA Board President Deborah Cotter (second from left above) congratulated the award recipients, who exhibited strong artistic interests ranging from music, creative writing, and studio arts.

Since 2008, the Marcia Abigail Ryder Scholarship Fund has granted over $25,000 to assist Kittery students in pursuing their creative interests. The Fund is supported by the art association and from generous private donors.

Donations to the Marcia Abigail Ryder Scholarship Fund ensure that KAA will continue to provide funding for Kittery's students to explore their creativity. To donate to the fund, please contact KAA (
www.kitteryartassociation.org , 207-451-9384).
Monday Evening Drumming with John Felice
Come Drum with Us at KAA!
JFelice Drum Group

Monday nights, 6:30 to 8:30 PM
, at the KAA Gallery

Second 6-Week Session: 
Mondays, starting August 7th.

Cost: $60 for one entire 6-week Session, or Single drop-in class fee is $12 
Join us at KAA for fun-filled summer evenings of drum-circle style classes accessible to everyone from "never-ever played any instrument EVER" to the seasoned musician led by John Felice.
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. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
 Learn more about Drumming with John Felice
For more info and/or to register for the Drumming Sessions, contact John at 603-986-2345 or johnpeterfelice@yahoo.com 
KAA En Plein Air 2017 Schedule 
Next Session: Thursday, August 10th, 4 to 7 PM
Marshall Gaffney, 18 Crockett Neck Rd., Kittery Point, ME
En Plein Air palette and dog

  The " Dog Days of Summer" are here, so it's a great
  time to join the KAA Plein Air artists (plus a Plein Air
  Pup or two!) and experience the sheer joy of capturing
  the natural beauty of our New England
Seacoast in your
  own fresh and unique way

The only requirement we ask is that you are
a current KAA member ; however, i f you're not yet a member and would like to sample an En Plein Air event before joining KAA, then please feel free to come for one visit.  Bear in mind, there is no instruction; all types of artists are welcome. 

See the full list of dates & locations --> KAA en Plein Air Schedule 2017 

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.
Beach Pea Baking Co. Exhibit  
Featuring KAA artists Ann McKee, Lisa Stracuzzi, Susan Beach Pea logo Goodby
bit Dates:  August 1st through October 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 either Betsy Wish at bjwish@gmail.com or Julia O'Connell at twojulia@hotmail.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 aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance." ~Aristotle
KAA 2017 Exhibit Schedule
Dare to wear those legendary Wayfarers and drop the top on that classic convertible of yours (okay, maybe it's a Subaru with a sunroof!)  In any case, hop on in and cruise on over to KAA to enter your very own ICONIC ART into one of our upcoming exhibits.   Download the new KAA Artist Contract and come exhibit with us!
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017 Exhibit Schedule

July 22 - Aug. 13  All Member Show " Our Town"
                              Spotlight Wall - BJ Glanville
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 "Unified Visions"
                             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.
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          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.

Regional Calls to Artists
Opportunities to Exhibit in New England

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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 member.  To find out more, check out the NHAA website or the NHAA Facebook page for all the details as well as a complete list of this seasons' dates and locations.
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            ARTISTS WANTED!
                   MAA Art in the Park
               Saturday, August 26, 2017

         (rain date, Sunday, August 27, 2017)
 Watson Park, 447 Daniel Webster Hwy, Merrimack, NH
         (off Route 3, across from fire station)
                                              10:00 am to 4:00 pm 
Prizes awarded for First, Second and Third place!  
Application Fee: $50 for 10x10 space-may be shared by 2 or more artists
Application Deadline:
  Applications accepted until full, but must be received before August 1st to be included in program.  
Application located on website: www.manchesterartists.com 
Contact: Laurie Lafleur, Show Chair, at laurielafleur6@gmail.com or 603-485-9012.
Cambridge Art Assoc.
Coming up is the Mary Schein Fall Salon, a non-juried exhibit open to all CAA members, and Blue 2017, a juried exhibit open to any artist living and working in New England.

Be sure to visit the CAA website; hover over their Exhibits tab to see a list of more detailed info regarding entry into their exhibits as well as a list of their upcoming Calls to Artists!
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   3rd Annual Western Mountain Photography Show
Rangely Inn and Tavern
   September 15-16, 2017

For complete info and application, visit www.rangeleyarts.org and click on the "Photo Show" tab at the top of the page.  Or rangeleyarts@gmail.com

Video Contest:  Raise $10,000 for a Local Land Trust

What does
land mean to you?  The Lan d Trust Alliance - a group based in Washington, D.C., that represents more than 1,700 land trusts acr oss the country from Maine to Alaska - is launching a video contest this summer as king participants to capture what land means to them in a short 2-minute long video.

Winners can win up to $2,000, and also have the chance to donate $10,000 to their local land trust of choice. 

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The Mount Agamenticus to the Sea Conservation Initiative (MtA2C) would like to get in on the fun too!  If contestants submit a video to the Land Trust Alliance filmed within the MtA2C focus area, they can send their video to MtA2C (lpoppick@mta2c.org) to enter a raffle to win a $200 gift certificate to Kittery Trading Post.

The MtA2C focus area includes land and coastline within the towns of Kittery, Eliot, Ogunquit, South Berwick, Wells and York. MtA2C works directly with Kittery Land Trust, as well as Great Works Regional Land Trust and York Land Trust.

Submissions will be accepted from Sept. 1 to Sept. 30, 2017.  A full list of contest rules can be found on the Land Trust Alliance website.
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  Summer Finale - Live Music, Fine Art & Fun
   Show Date & Time: Saturday September 23, 2017
   (Rain date: Sunday September 24) 10 am - 4 pm

 Open Call for Art: 2-Dimensional and 3-Dimensional Original Art

Jury/Application Postmark Deadline:
August 19, 2017
Email Events@LondonderryArtsCouncil.org to receive an application.
Visit www.LondonderryArtsCouncil.org to read all the details on this event!

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.
Art Events About Town
Must-See Art Happenings in Your Neighborhood...

Uncommon Art Goffstown
 Uncommon Art on the Common 2017
        Saturday, August 5, 2017 
Head over to the Village of Goffstown, NH, on Saturday, August 5th, and support your fellow artists at the 9th annual outdoor art show!

Visit www.goffstownmainstreet.org for all the details.

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      The Music Hall in Portsmouth, N.H. presents
   "The Art of Appledore and Celia Thaxter's Garden"   
               Thursday, August 17th, 7 PM - 10 PM

Art of Appledore Presented in affiliation with Shoals Marine Laboratory
Featuring Exhibition On Screen: The Artist's Garden: American Impressionism, with in-person Post Film Panel Discussion and Q&A. 

It's a story closely tied to a love of gardens and a desire to preserve nature in a rapidly urbanizing nation. Traveling to studios, gardens and iconic locations throughout the United States, UK and France, this mesmerizing film is a feast for the eyes.  For more info, visit www.themusichall.org. 
  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!