early May 2017
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events coming up  
KAA Gallery, 8 Coleman Ave, Kittery Point, ME Top
Gallery Hours: Thursdays 2 to 5 pm; Sat. & Sun. 11 am to 5 pm
First Fridays Open Stage first fridays logo
TONIGHT! Friday, May 5th, 7 to 8:30 PM 
$5 suggested donation

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.   

Students 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, 8 Coleman Ave., Kittery Point, ME  
Mangion Memorial Poetry Celebration
Featuring Desiree Alvarez
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Interview and Craft Talk: 1pm
Evening Reading and Reception:  7pm 
Desiree Alvarez

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 
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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 information@kitteryartassociation.org or call 439-9384

"What's Up" 
Spotlight Wall featuring Barbara D'Antonio    
All-Member Show
Apr. 15 - May 7
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B.Antonio Child and Crab
"Child and Crab" by B. D'Antonio
B.Antonio Still Life
"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
Exhibit Dates:  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.  
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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 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.
KAA En Plein Air 2017 Schedule 
First Session: Thursday, June 1, 2017, from 4 to 7 PM
Cynthia Hosmer's at the end of Raynes Neck Rd, York, ME
En plein air painter

This year Lisa Alyson has plans for a sensational summer of Plein Air painting for KAA members starting June 1st (4-7pm) along our beautiful New England seacoast. 

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.

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  

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, Mary Sottung at mls298@gmail.com 
Beach Pea Baking Co. Exhibit  
Featuring KAA artists Carol Powley, Ken Fellows, and Ann McKee
Exhibit Dates:  May 1st through July 31st 
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Artwork submitted by members of the KAA is on exhibit at the Beach Pea Baking Co. now! 
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       Car Beach Pea artwork3ol'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 bjwish@gmail.com or Julia O'Connell at twojulia@hotmail.com.   
Beach Pea grounds
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.
Regional Calls to Artists
Opportunities to Exhibit in the Good Ol' U.S. of A.

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t e r Haverhill Arts Association
Annual Open Art Exhibit
21 May
- 11 June 2017

Apply today - entry deadline is May 15th.

Visit www.haverhillartassociation.org to get all the details
NHHA logo NH Art Association
Annual Wet Paint Out Event
July 21-23.  

Open to all artists in any medium. 

Visit their website for more info at www.nhartassociation.org .  While you're there, check out their plein air group, too!
gbcc-logoGreat Bay Community College, located at
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 acohen@ccsnh.edu

Rangeley Friends of the Arts logo   Rangeley Friends of the Arts
   PO Box 333, Rangeley, ME 04970


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.

Vins 45 logo 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    
It's not too late to get in on all the fun!  Download the new KAA Artist Contract here, and come exhibit with us.   

2017 Exhibit Schedule
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:  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 " 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 - Susan Goodby
                                Opening Reception:  Sun., Aug. 20th, 4-6 PM
Sept. 9  "Y-ART SALE" 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.
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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!