early May 2017
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events coming up
KAA Gallery, 8 Coleman Ave, Kittery Point, ME
First Fridays Open Stage
TONIGHT! Friday, May 5th, 7 to 8:30 PM
$5 suggested donation
Students are encouraged to come and sing, play guitar, piano or any instrument of their choice, perform a skit, juggle, do standup comedy, mime...
Come join us here at Kittery Art Association 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 on our stage.
The performance is held upstairs in a room with a vaulted ceiling and outstanding acoustics.
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.
|Mangion Memorial Poetry Celebration
Featuring Desiree Alvarez
TOMORROW--> Saturday, May 6, 2017
Interview and Craft Talk: 1pm
Evening Reading and Reception: 7pm
Poet Desiree Alvarez will be featured in the
Mangion Memorial Poetry Celebration at the Kittery Art Association on Saturday, May 6th.
The event will be hosted by former Portsmouth Poet Laureate Kimberly Cloutier Green, who will serve as the emcee for the afternoon interview and evening reading. Read more here
Photograph by Rick Barrie
The suggested donation is $25.00 for both events or $15.00 for individual events. All proceeds benefit the work of the Kittery Art Association. Doors open a half hour before each event. Seating is limited.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 439-9384
Spotlight Wall featuring Barbara D'Antonio
Apr. 15 - May 7
"Still Life with Fruit and Flowers"
by B. D'Antonio
In this show, featured artist
Barbara D'Antonio is offering
primarily figure paintings. She has
used color and brushwork as the
primary means to organize the surface
and communicate feelings.
"Interior Figures" by B. D'Antonio
This is the final weekend to come on in and catch up on what D'Antonio and the rest of our talented KAA artists have been up to all winter long!
Art Work Pick Up: Monday, May 8th, 4-6 PM
Looking Ahead-> "All School K-12 Student Art Show
May 11th to May 21st
Opening Reception: Thurs., May 11th, 3 to 5 PM
Students in grades K-12 from the Kittery Schools will be showcasing their work at the Kittery Art Association from May 11th to May 21st.
As in past years, the walls will be covered
- literally from floor to ceiling - with the wonderful creations of these students. All are welcome. The gallery will be open during regular hours through May 21st.
Looking A Bit Further Ahead--> "Art and Soul" Group Show
Exhibit Dates: May 27 - June 18
Opening Reception: Sun., May 28th, 4-6 PM
Artists Anne Catell, Gene Galipeau, Fritz Steele, and Barry Tarr make up the "Art and Soul" show taking place in May. Details are sure to follow, so stay tuned!
|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
for more information about how you can renew or join in on the fun here at our quaint little art gallery at KAA.
KAA En Plein Air 2017 Schedule
First Session: Thursday, June 1, 2017, from 4 to 7 PM
Location: Cynthia Hosmer's at the end of Raynes Neck Rd, York, ME
If you are not yet a member and would like to sample an en Plein Air event before joining KAA, please come for one visit. There is no instruction; all types of artists are welcome.
This year Lisa Alyson has plans for a sensational summer of Plein Air painting for KAA members starting June 1st
along our beautiful New England seacoast.
We meet on Thursday afternoons from 4 to 7
Dates and locations are listed on the full schedule, which you can access by clicking the following link:
KAA en Plein Air Schedule 2017
There are also two 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 the Hamilton House on June 15th
2) Doris Rice, watercolorist, will be at Lorna Perry's home on July 6th
To cap the season off, there will be an en Plein Air all member show at KAA in October.
For any questions about the Plein Air season, please call Lisa Alyson 603-205-2460.
|Volunteer Opportunities at KAA
Share your Skills and Expertise
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, Mary Sottung at email@example.com
Beach Pea Baking Co. Exhibit
Featuring KAA artists Carol Powley, Ken Fellows, and Ann McKee
Exhibit Dates: May 1st through July 31st
ol's pieces are watercolor/mixed media,
Ken's are watercolor and pen & ink,
Ann's are oils.
Interested in having your artwork displayed at this totally cool and hip little establishment right here in Kittery?
If so, more opportunities lie ahead, but it's filling up fast, so make plans now to get on board by contacting either Betsy Wish at firstname.lastname@example.org or Julia O'Connell at email@example.com.
Beach Pea is located at 53 State Road, Kittery, Maine
Monday Figure Drawing
Mondays 10 am to 1 pm
For more info contact Bess Cutler by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
|Regional Calls to Artists
Opportunities to Exhibit in the Good Ol' U.S. of A.Great Bay Community College, located at
r Haverhill Arts Association
Annual Open Art Exhibit
- 11 June 2017
Apply today - entry deadline is May 15th.
to get all the details
NH Art Association
Annual Wet Paint Out Event
Open to all artists in any medium.
Visit their website for more info at
. While you're there, check out their plein air group, too!
320 Corporate Drive in Portsmouth, has a lovely gallery space and is requesting artists' work for month-long shows.
INTERESTED in exhibiting at Great Bay? Contact Annette Cohen, Gallery Curator, at email@example.com
Rangeley Friends of the Arts
PO Box 333, Rangeley, ME 04970
TWO GREAT OPPORTUNITIES FOR ARTISTS & PHOTOGRAPHERS AT RFA:
1) Art in August - Art & Craft Show and Sale
Thursday, August 3, 2017, 10 am - 4 pm, Oquossoc Park in Rangeley
Cash Prizes will be awarded in both fine art and fine craft categories. For complete info and application, visit www.rangeleyarts.org and click on the "Artists" tab at the top of the page.
2) 3rd Annual Western Mountain Photography Show
September 15-16, 2017, Rangeley Inn and Tavern
For complete info and application, visit www.rangeleyarts.org and click on the "Photo Show" tab at the top of the page.
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.
"Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears." ~Barbara Johnson
KAA 2017 Exhibit Schedule
2017 Exhibit Schedule
April 15 - May 7 All Member Show "
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: Thursday, May 11th
May 27 - June 18 Group Show "
Art and Soul"
Anne Catell, Gene Galipeau, Fritz Steele, Barry Tarr
Opening Reception: Sun., May 28th, 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 "
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 - Susan Goodby
Opening Reception: Sun., Aug. 20th, 4-6 PM
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, 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.
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.
Membership 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!