early March 2017
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events coming up  
KAA Gallery, 8 Coleman Ave, Kittery Point, ME Top
Gallery Hours:  Sat. & Sun. 12 - 5 pm
First Fridays Open Stage first fridays logo
Friday, March 3rd, 7:00 to 8:30 PM 

$5 suggested donation

Tonight we welcome host Sebastian Benedetto, a 13-year-old homeschooler from Cape Neddick, who will demonstrate his skills at the mandolin, bagpipes and fiddle.  It's sure to be a foot-stompin' good time with Sebastian at the helm!

Join us here in our old renovated fire station where you'll be surrounded by paintings, sculpture and other works of art as you sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds of young performers ham it up on our stage.  The performance is held upstairs in a room with a vaulted ceiling and great acoustics.    

are encouraged to come and 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.

This fantastic event takes place at Kittery Art Association on the
first Friday of every month and will run through May 2017.
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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Kittery Art Association proudly presents another outstanding exhibit, "Encore", at the  Kittery Community Center featuring the truly fascinating art work of KAA members BJ Glanville, Cheri Christenson, Polly Moak, Deborah Cotter and Barbara D'Antonio.

Morgan Gallery Hours: M-F 6am-9pm; Sat 8am-4pm; Sun 12-4pm
"Winter Wonderland"
Spotlight Wall featuring Alice Lee Timmins 
All-Member Show  
Feb. 18 - Mar 12
Wonderland PC1
Photo by Danna Dearborn
The Seacoast is heating up thanks to all the totally hot new art work here in the Gallery! Come on in and spend time with us each Saturday & Sunday in our toasty little Art Space by the Sea

  Art Work Pick Up:  Monday, March 13, 4-6 PM  
Looking Ahead->"Feelings...joy, fear, hunger, home, etc." 
All-Member Show KAA Feelings poster
Spotlight Wall featuring Dean Diggins 

Exhibit Dates: 
March 18th thru April 9th

Opening Reception:
  Sun., March 19th, 4-6 PM

Art Work Drop Off:  Mon., March 13th, 4-6 PM

Art Work Pick Up:
  Mon., April 10th, 4-6 PM
Looking A Bit Further Ahead--> "What's Up" All Member Show 
Spotlight Wall featuring Barbara D'Antonio  What'sUp postcard

Exhibit Dates:
April 15th to May 7th 

Opening Reception: Sun., Apr. 23, 4-6PM

Art Work Drop Off: Mon., Apr. 10, 4-6PM 

Art Work Pick Up: Mon., May 8, 4-6PM
Membership to KAA
Join or Renew for 2017 today!

Join or Renew your membership to KAA 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 www.kitteryartassociation.org 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 bjglanvilledesign@gmail.com
Local Call to Artists 
Beach Pea Baking Co. Exhibit

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We want to thank Todd Bonita for helping select artwork submitted by members of the KAA which is on exhibit at the Beach Pea Baking Co. now thru May 1.

The artists whose work will not be exhibited this time around, will be in the next round, since we had so many wonderful pieces (some of which were quite large) for the walls at the Beach Pea. Thank you to all who participated thus far!

Are you also interested in having your artwork displayed at this totally cool and hip little establishment right here in Kittery? 

If so, more opportunities lie just ahead, but it's filling up fast, so make plans now to get on board by contacting either Betsy Wish at bjwish@gmail.com or Julia O'Connell at twojulia@hotmail.com

Get the details here

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
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.
"Whoever lives sincerely and encounters much trouble and disappointment without being bowed down is worth more than one who has always sailed before the wind and has only known prosperity." ~Vincent van Gogh
KAA 2017 Exhibit Schedule    
We've got a smokin' hot little gallery here just waiting for YOU, our dear KAA Artists, to fill with your totally sizzling hot new artwork!  Download the new KAA Artist Contract here, and get ready to Set the Seacoast on Fire with Fine Art!  

2017 Exhibit Schedule
Feb. 18 - Mar. 12  All Member Show " Winter Wonderland"
                              Spotlight Wall - Alice Lee Timmins
                              Opening Reception:  Sun., Feb. 19th, 4-6 PM
March 18 - April 9  All Member Show
                              " Feelings...joy, fear, hunger, home, etc."
                              Spotlight Wall - Dean Diggins
                              Opening Reception:  Sun., March 19th, 4-6 PM
April 15 - May 7  All Member Show " What's Up"
                            Spotlight Wall - Barbara D'Antonio
                            Opening Reception:  Sun., Apr. 23rd, 4-6 PM
May 11 - May 21  All School Show K-12 Student Art
                             Opening Reception:  Sun., May 14h, 4-6 PM
May 27 - June 18 Group Show " Art and Soul"
                              Anne Catell, Gene Galipeau, Fritz Steele, Barry Tarr
                              Opening Reception:  Sun., May 28h, 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 - Cheri Christenson
                                Opening Reception:  Sun., Aug. 20th, 4-6 PM
Sept. 9   "Y-ART SALE"
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.
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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.

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!