Mangion Poetry Celebration -- Saturday, May 5th -- with Charles Simic!
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Mangion Poetry Celebration
Charles Simic 2018
Charles Simic
with 15th U.S Poet Laureate, Charles Simic, as guest artist   
Date:  Saturday, May 5, 2018
Location:  First Congregational Church, Events Center 
                 23 Pepperrell Road, Kittery Point, ME  
3 PM - 4:30 PM  Public interview of the guest artist
7 PM - 9 PM  Reading/Reception/Book Signing

Author of more than sixty books of poetry, prose, and translation, former editor of the Paris Review, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for The World Doesn't End, and recipient of numerous honors and awards, including The Wallace Stevens Award (2007) and the Frost Medal for Lifetime Achievement (2007), Charles Simic will be featured in two events:

3 PM-Public Interview hosted by Kimberly Cloutier Green, Portsmouth Poet Laureate Emerita (doors open at 2:30 PM) 

7 PM-Reading, Reception & Book-Signing (doors open at 6:30 PM)

Jazz performance by Kent Allyn and David Graf
A $20.00 suggested donation admits one to both events taking place at: 
First Congregational Church, Events Center
 23 Pepperrell Road, Kittery Point, ME
in the gallery
KAA Vision Verse poster
The KAA Poets featured on our Spotlight Wall are a group who meet monthly led by Portsmouth Poet Laureate Emerita Kimberly Cloutier Green...and poetry is their art!

Other artists participating in this show have expanded their talents to include a haiku, a few lyrics from a piece of music, or maybe a tiny but treasured verse from a favorite piece of literature to their art work.

If you love poetry as well as visual art, then this is the exhibit for YOU!  
ARTISTS:   Art Work Pick Up is Monday, May 7th, 4-6 PM
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Looking Ahead--> All School Show , K-12 School Show
Dates:   May 10 through May 20, 2018   
Students in grades K-12 from the Kittery Schools will be showcasing their work at the Kittery Art Association from May 10th to May 20th. 

As in past years, the walls will be covered - literally from floor to ceiling - with the wonderful art work of these talented students.

We're excited to see what Kittery's young artists have created for us to showcase in our Gallery this year!  
Caroline Cotter
Caroline Cotter
CD Release Concert at the KAA!
with Caroline Cotter Travel Inspired Singer-Songwriter 
Date:  Thursday, May 31, 2018
Time:  8 PM to 10 PM (doors open at 7:30 PM)
Location:  Kittery Art Association
                 8 Coleman Ave, Kittery Point, ME 

KAA member, Caroline Cotter, is currently touring in Europe in support of the release of HOME ON THE RIVER, but she'll be at KAA on May 31st! 

How cool is that?!

With a captivating soprano voice and award winning songwriting, Caroline Cotter's travel inspired songs take listeners all over the world and into the depths of the human heart.  

Read more about Caroline at, and be sure to take a moment to savor a song or two while there.  You'll be mesmerized by her sweet and gentle style and the quiet gracefulness with which she shares her heart with the world through her music.  Simply beautiful. 
Looking Farther Ahead--> "We Live Here!"
All-Member Show
Spotlight Wall featuring Anastasia Maertens  
Exhibit Dates:   May 24 through June 17, 2018   
This exhibit is sure to be an interesting display of art - perhaps a sculptured bird nest, a hand-crafted bird house, or a painting of Wallingford Square...maybe one of our artists will consider the beaches or Fort McClary as part of where they live!
Charcoal by Anastasia Maertens
Art work by Anastasia Maertens

This show features Anastasia Maertens
as Spotlight Wall Artist!

A graduate of the School of the Worcester Art Museum, Anastasia says her inspiration "transpires primarily from nature and textiles."  In this series she decided to revisit her use of charcoal drawings; she chose to draw on a smaller scale to become "more familiar with a few of the birds, insects and plants" that she has always loved.

Art Work Drop Off:
  Monday, May 21st, 4-6 PM
Art Work Pick Up:  Monday, June 18th, 4-6 PM
Learn All About Kittery Point at the KAA!
When:  June 7, 2018, at 7 PM
Where:  Kittery Art Association, 8 Coleman Ave, Kittery Point, ME

Dave Kaselauskas, renowned lobsterman and Kittery historian, will give a slide presentation and talk at Kittery Art Association on Thursday, June 7th.

Dave calls this show "Kittery Point, a Guide for People from Away," and his stories will be entertaining as well as informative. 

This free event will be a perfect addition to KAA's "We Live Here!" exhibit, which will be in the Gallery on the date of this event.  Hmmm.  Brings to mind that old saying... something about "two birds with one stone."  You know the one I'm talking about!  
KAA's 2018 En Plein Air Season Starts Soon...
First Session: Thursday, June 7, 2018, from 4 to 7 PM
Location:  Please refer to the full schedule, which you can download here: KAA en Plein Air Schedule 2018

Plein Air painter
This year Lisa Alyson has planned a scrumptious summer of Plein Air painting for KAA members starting June 7th (4-7pm)
If you are not yet a member and would like to sample an En Plein Air event before joining KAA, ple ase come for one visit.  There is no instruction; all types of artists are welcome.

There are also THREE Demo's this year, which have a fee of $20.00 for non-members and $15.00 for members:
  1. Mary Byrom, oil painter, will be at 633 Haley Road, Kittery Point, ME, on June 28th.
  2. Doris Rice, watercolorist, will be at Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, NH, on TUESDAY, July 31st.  Come at 4 PM, we will have permission to enter, meet on the left near the greenhouse.
  3. Lisa Regopoulos, professional pastel artist, will be at 12 Seapoint Road, Kittery Point, ME, on August 16th.
KAA Membership is required, except for the DEMO's. You may also just come and paint at Demo locations. Bathroom facilities may not exist. Please be respectful of parking and residence's privacy.
To cap the season off, there will be an "En Plein Air" All-Member show at the KAA Gallery in October.

Questions?  Email us at for answers!
June Swoon
KAA's 60th Anniversary pARTy!
Date:  Saturday, June 23, 2018, 6 PM to 9 PM
Location:  " The View" at Pepperrell Cove
                88 Pepperrell Road (RT 103)
                Kittery Point, Maine

KAA 60th PC

Music & Dancing with Ben Baldwin Trio
Advanced reservations advised.
Mr. Electric PC.2
KAA Committees

Committees are forming to allow a broader inclusion of members in the nitty gritty workings of our community. 

Building stewardship, arts programming, garden enhancement, music offerings, and a June party to mark our 60th year are categories inviting your active participation!
-->Volunteer on KAA's Publicity & Marketing Committee<--
KAA seeks volunteer to help with publicizing shows and other events.  Can YOU assist with newspaper and/or electronic postings?  KAA will provide contacts and schedule and copy!  Just say 'YES" and send an email to
Beach Pea Baking Co. Exhibit
With KAA artists Tori Rasche & Aimee C Timmins
Exhibit runs from March through the end of May

"Across Barter's Creek"
by Tori Rasche
"Poppy Glow"
by Aimee C Timmins
Enjoy this small sampling of the beautiful art work on display at the Beach Pea Baking Co. in Kittery, ME. 
Paintings by
Aimee C. Timmins 
Paintings by
Tori Rasche 

If you're interested in having your art work displayed at this totally cool & hip little establishment right here in Kittery, contact Betsy Wish at

Beach Pea is located at 53 State Road, Kittery, ME 
Monday Figure Drawing
Mondays, 10 am to 1 pm 

Bess Cutler figure
Monday Figure Drawing is back in session at the Kittery Art Association! 

Cost remains at an affordable $10, or if too few people, fee is split among artists. 

As always, please bring your choice of medium.  Bring an easel if you need one.  Chairs and drop cloths are provided.  

For more info, please email us at or give us a ring at (207) 451-9384. 
Join or Renew your Membership at KAA
Join or Renew for 2018

Check out some of the Perks of Becoming a Member of the KAA...

KAA in summer
* one full year of membership at the ridiculously low price of just $35 individual, $70 family, $5 youth (18 and under),
* access to an awesome little non-profit Art Gallery filled to the brim with spectacular art by top-notch local artists,
* generous framing discounts at not one but TWO local framers!

...not to mention the fact that you'll be hobnobbing with some of New England's finest artists around!

We also have other levels of membership if you're so inclined, such as $100 sponsor, $500 advocate, $1000 benefactor. 

Visit our Membership page on our website for more information about how you can join in on the fun here at our quaint little art gallery in beautiful Kittery Point, Maine.
"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
nothing is going to get better.  It's not."  ~Dr. Seuss
KAA 2018 Exhibit Schedule
Our current exhibit truly is a vision to behold with a story to be told!  Gather at the KAA Gallery and partake in the perfect pairings of poetry and paintings, lyrics and line drawings, and oh so much more... 
2018 Exhibit Schedule
April 12 - May 6
All Member Show
"Vision & Verse"
Spotlight Wall - KAA Poets
May 10 - May 20
All School Show
K-12 Student Art
May 24 - June 17
All Member Show
"We Live Here!"
Spotlight Wall:  Anastasia Maertens 

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 Events Schedule
Join Us for Magnificent Music!  
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May 31
CD Release Concert
8 PM 
June 23
June Swoon  
60th Anniversary Celebration!
Music & Dancing with Ben Baldwin Trio     
at "The View" at Pepperrell Cove
6 PM to 9 PM

September 21
Cosy Sheridan with Kent Allyn and Charlie Koch 
concert at Kittery Art Association, 7 PM 

November 23
Bill Staines concert 
at Kittery Art Association

December 14
Special Holiday Concert
with Susie Burke, David Surette, and Kent Allyn  
First Congregational Church of Kittery Pt.
23 Pepperrell Road, Kittery Point, ME  
Doors open at 7:00
Concert begins at 7:30   
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For more information about all the benefits of becoming a member here at KAA, visit the Membership Page on our website.
KAA membership cards also 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!
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.
Membership 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!  
Kittery Art Association
8 Coleman Ave., Kittery Point, ME 
  Phone: (207) 451-9384