late January 2017
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Volunteers Needed 
Sat., Jan. 28, 2017, 9 AM
Painting KAA walls
 'Tis Now a Time to Refresh and Rejuvenate

The gallery will be temporarily closed to exhibits for the rest of January; however, will remain open for scheduled activities.   
In anticipation of a Revolutionary 2017 here at KAA, we need to Refresh & Repair, Rejuvenate & Revamp our gallery to accommodate the upcoming year's activities and exhibits.   
Join us on Jan 28th at 9 AM at the Gallery and be a part of the "KAA Klean-Up Krew".  The walls need patching and touching up; the cellar needs a cleaning; and there are oodles of things to organize. 

So, plan to join the fun on Sat., Jan. 28, 2017; meet new people, have some soup, from 9 am until it's done.
The Fabulous Find Donates to KAA
Check out the Size of this Check!
Fab Find check to KAA

A HUGE THANK YOU to the folks at The Fabulous Find for not only their generous gift of a whopping $2,755.74 to us here at KAA (along with other non profits on the Seacoast), but for their heartfelt support of the Arts!
Looking Ahead-->"Winter Wonderland" All-Member Show 
Spotlight Wall featuring Alice Lee Timmins  
Exhibit Dates:   Feb. 18 - Mar 12
Opening Reception:  Sunday, Feb. 19th, 4-6 PM              

Artists, bring in your picture-perfect portrayals of New England in all it's Frozen Finery, as well as any other Icy Interpretations of "Winter Wonderland" your creative selves have come up with, bundle them all up, and skate on over to the KAA gallery on Monday, Feb 13th, from 4-6 pm to submit your Crazy Cool Creations into this first exhibit of 2017! 

Art Work Drop off:  Monday, Feb. 13th, 4-6 PM
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Who's Who at KAA
As we say farewell to a few of last year's fantastic Board members with hugs and a heartfelt " Thank You" for their countless hours of service and dedication in making 2016 a stellar year, we welcome in some bright, shiny new faces to the star-studded lineup for 2017! 

KAA Board of Trustees:
Deborah C.R Cotter, President
Betsy Wish, Vice President
Julia O'Connell, Clerk
Leah Caswell, Treasurer
Dianne Dean
Dean Gallant
B J Glanville
Alice Lee Timmins

Administrative Assistant, Morgan McCurdy
Bookkeeper, Patricia Kosowicz

We're so very fortunate here at KAA to always have such an amazing group of talented individuals who step up to the plate and volunteer their time and talent as Board members to ensure that KAA continues to be a thriving, active, bustling, creative, nonprofit haven for artists, musicians, poets, and general lovers of all things ART! 
Hike, Ski, or Snowshoe* BRAVE BOAT HEADWATERS
Saturday, Feb. 4th, 10 am to 2 pm at Brave Boat Harbor
Sunday, Feb. 5th, 1 pm to 3 pm at Kittery Art Association
outdoor fun KLT
This year KAA has partnered with the Kittery Land Trust (KLT) and our first joint venture will take place on
Feb. 4th & 5th.

Sat., Feb. 4th, join us at Brave Boat Headwaters (directions below) where KLT will be hosting a snowshoe, XC skiing, & dogsled outing 10 am - 2 pm. 

*Snowshoes will be available for kids and adults to try out.  (No dogs, please.)   We will be hiking if there is no snow.

There will be a Winter Tree ID session & Tracking Animals Activity. Explore beautiful trails, meet the sled dogs, learn how to identify trees in winter, enjoy hot cocoa and cookies, and hang by the fire!

Directions: Brave Boat Harbor Rd. (Rte. 103), between mailboxes 188 and 190 across from Salt Marsh Lane (near Kittery Point/York Line) New Parking lot!

Then, on Sunday, Feb. 5th, meet us at Kittery Art Association, 8 Coleman Ave., Kittery Point, 1 to 3 pm, for an afternoon of Foliage Fun and Critter Creativity!  We'll be making Accordion Books of Animal Tracks, age 7-10; and Paper Collage Trees (Tree ID follow up), ages 10 & up.

Hot chocolate and cookies will be served at both events.

FREE and open to the public, this event is sponsored by: Kittery Land Trust and Kittery K-8 PTA.
Membership to KAA
Join or Renew for 2017 today!

Has anyone told you that now is a great 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 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 renew or join in on the fun 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, BJ Glanville at
Call to Artists!
Beach Pea Baking Co. Exhibit

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  Interested in having your artwork displayed at a
  totally cool and hip little establishment right here in

Beach Pea Baking Co. will be having the first of three exhibits starting Feb. 1st, so make plans now to get on board by contacting either Betsy Wish at or Julia O'Connell at  Artwork will be juried by three local artists. 

This is our first time exhibiting at the Beach Pea, so we may be making some changes as we move forward; be sure to stay tuned!

Beach Pea is located at 53 State Road, Kittery, Maine
KAA presents "Painted Voices" Exhibit at KCC
Exhibit Dates: October 25, 2016 thru January 31, 2017
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Kittery Art Association proudly presents a stunningly harmonious exhibit, " Painted Voices", at the  Kittery Community Center featuring the exquisite art work of KAA members Cheri Christenson, BJ Glanville, Deborah Cotter, Polly Moak, & Barbara D'Antonio.

Morgan Gallery Hours:
M-F 6am-9pm; Sat 8am-4pm; Sun 12-4pm
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Fri., Feb. 3rd, 7:00 to 8:30 PM 
$5 suggested donation

This fantastic event takes place at Kittery Art Association on the first Friday of every month and will run through May 2017.

Students are encouraged to sing, play guitar, piano or any instrument of their choice, perform a skit, juggle, do standup comedy, mime, anything goes on our stage!

We provide a sound system, electric piano, guitar and bass amps, snacks and beverages. No need to sign up in advance or call.
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
KAA Presents "Encore" Exhibit at KCC's Morgan Gallery
Exhibit Dates:  Feb. 1st - Apr. 30th
Opening Reception:  Friday, Mar. 10th 5:30-7 PM 

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" If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward." ~Martin Luther King Jr.
KAA 2017 Exhibit Schedule    
Exhilarating Exhibits and Hip Happenings are just around the corner here at KAA.  Download the new KAA Artist Contract here, and get ready for a Revolutionary 2017!    

2017 Exhibit Schedule
Feb. 18 - Mar. 12  All Member Show " Winter Wonderland"
                              Spotlight Wall - Alice Lee Timmins
March 18 - April 9  All Member Show
                             ", fear, hunger, home, etc."
                              Spotlight Wall - Dean Diggins
April 15 - May 7  All Member Show " What's Up"
                            Spotlight Wall - Barbara D'Antonio
May 11 - May 21  All School Show K-12 Student Art
May 27 - June 18  Group Show " Art and Soul"
                              Anne Catell, Gene Galipeau, Fritz Steele,
                              Barry Tarr
June 24 -July 16  Group Show "Life Drawing"
July 22 - August 13  All Member Show " Our Town"
                                 Spotlight Wall - BJ Glanville
Aug. 19 - Sept. 10  All Member Show " Art from the Sea"
                                Spotlight Wall - Cheri Christenson
Sept. 9   "Y-ART SALE"
Sept. 16 - Oct. 8  Group Show - Seacoast Moderns, TBA
Oct. 14 - Nov. 5  All Member Show - Plein Air
Nov. 11 - Dec. 3  All Member Show " Food for Thought"
                            Spotlight Wall - Will Brewster
Dec. 9,10 & 16,17  All Member Show " Holiday Sale and Show"

NOTE:  Art Drop Off and Pick Up days are typically on Mondays, 4-6 pm, unless otherwise indicated.
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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.

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!