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The KAA Gallery is currently closed to Exhibits  
December 19, 2017, through February 15, 2018
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The KAA building will remain open for all regularly scheduled meetings and activities, i.e., Monday Figure Drawing, Seacoast Moderns meeting, etc., unless otherwise notified.
The Gallery will once again re-open for the 2018 Exhibit Season on Thursday, February 15, 2018, for our first Show of the new year, "Comforts of Home" with Spotlight Wall Artist Maryhop Brandon. 
For details about this exhibit, see the Looking Ahead article below...
Volunteers Needed to Help Keep KAA Clean!
Clean Up Day #1:  Saturday, January 13th, at 9 AM
Clean Up Day #2:  Sunday, January 14th, at 9 AM
Clean Up Day #3:  Sunday, January 21st, at 9 AM (if needed) 
We're looking for volunteers to help us do some basic building clean up and refreshing of the gallery for our 60th Year season! painter figure

Washing walls, filling holes, sanding and painting walls along with cleaning out the basement are the goal...it's another form of KAA partying! 

Join the fun: refreshments, friends new and old, camaraderie.

Please call KAA at 207.451.9384 and leave a message to sign up to help.
Looking Ahead--> "Comforts of Home" All-Member Show
Spotlight Wall featuring Maryhop Brandon 
Dates:  February 15 through March 11, 2018    
Reception:  February 18, 2018, 4-6 PM    
Art Work Drop Off:  Monday, February 12, 2018, 4-6 P M  
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Art Work Pick Up:  Monday, March 12, 2018, 4-6 PM  
Looking Further Ahead-->"On the Wild Side" All-Member Show
Spotlight Wall featuring Priscilla French
Dates:  March 15 through April 8, 2018    
Reception:  March 18, 2018, 4-6 PM  

Calling all KAA Members who like to "walk on the wild side," to submit images for our March Exhibit, "On the Wild Side".     
We would like to use an image for our postcards, posters, Doodles, website and FB Page, where you will get credit for your image that represents the theme for this exhibit if chosen.    
Deadline for image submissions is January 15, 2018.   
Submit your image for consideration to Betsy Wish: bjwish@gmail.com 
Beach Pea Baking Co. Exhibit  
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Featuring KAA artist Dianne Dean!
Exhibit scheduled to run through February 2018 

Watercolor by D. Dean
" Lily Tango"
by Dianne Dean

A snippet from the artist about her life, her art and her muse:  " Most of my life has been involved with music- playing, teaching, conducting- always interpreting.  Recently, I traded my baton for a paint brush; now, I try to interpret what I see.  Whether in the studio or en plein air, one is challenged with color, value, composition, etc.  I enjoy painting with oil and watercolor and have had the opportunity to study with fine teachers in each medium." ~Dianne Dean  

Oil by D. Dean
"Alan at Work"  
by Dianne Dean
If interested in having your artwork displayed at this totally cool and hip little establishment right here in Kittery, contact Betsy Wish bjwish@gmail.com.

Beach Pea is located at 53 State Road, Kittery, ME
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.
Time to Join or Renew your Membership to KAA
Join or Renew for 2018 today!

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Did you know that now is the perfect time to Join or Renew your membership to KAA?
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 an awesome little non-profit Art Gallery filled to the brim with spectacular art by top-notch local artists,
* 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 www.kitteryartassociation.org/membership for more information about how you can renew or join in on the fun here at our quaint little art gallery in Kittery Point, Maine.
"Handwriting is the intimate expression of emotions, wishes and dreams made visible on paper.  Through this personal medium we have the privilege of sharing our humanity with everyone, or with no one at all.   
It is an intensely private occupation that can never be exactly duplicated, yet always reveals a glimpse of the writer's soul."  
~ Master Penman Michael Sull 
KAA 2018 Exhibit Schedule
Make way for 2018!  We've got an exciting lineup of Exhibits scheduled for the New Year beginning in February, so get crackin' on creatin' and make your plans now to join us for our next show here at KAA!   

2018 Exhibit Schedule
February 15 - March 11              All Member Show
"Comforts of Home"
Spotlight Wall - Maryhop Brandon

March 15 - April 8                        All Member Show
"On the Wild Side"
Spotlight Wall - Priscilla French

April 12 - May 6                           All Member Show
"Vision and Verse"
Spotlight Wall - Anastasia Maertens

May 10 - May 20                            All School Show
K-12 Student Art

May 24 - June 17                         All Member Show
"We Live Here!"

June 21 -July 15                                  Group Show
"Picture This"  Photography Show

July 19 - August 12                      All Member Show
"Boats, Buoys, and Birds"
Spotlight Wall - Ann McKee

August 16 - September 9             All Member Show
Spotlight Wall - Lucille 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 & Poetry Events Schedule
Join Us for Magnificent Music and Powerful Poetry!


May 31
Caroline Cotter
CD Release Concert
June 23
June Swoon  
60th Anniversary Celebration!
with Kent Allyn & Ben Baldwin  
at Kittery Art Association
December 14
Special Holiday Concert
with Susie Burke, David Surette, and Kent Allyn  
First Congregational Church of Kittery Point
23 Pepperrell Road, Kittery Point, ME  
Doors open at 7:00
Concert begins at 7:30

May 5
Mangion Poetry Celebration
with Poet Charles Simic as guest artist 
3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Public interview of the guest artist
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Reading/Reception/Book Signing            
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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 "#2018" then you are current through December 2018.
Join or Renew today! 
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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 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!