"We Live Here!" exhibit in the KAA Gallery now through June 17th
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late May 2018

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Text KAADOODLES to 22828 to sign up for the KAA Doodles!  
KAA Gallery, 8 Coleman Ave, Kittery Point ME  
Phone: (207) 451-9384  
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Immediate Opening for Administrator at the KAA!

KAA is on the hunt for a new Administrator, so read on and let us know ASAP if you or someone you know would fit the bill!
Duties include: Working with the Board of Trustees, managing membership data, maintaining KAA calendar, publicizing KAA events.  Proficiency with Mac, Microsoft Office required. Willingness to work with Little Green Light. 10 hours/week.
Interested?  Please call Deborah at 207.451.9384 

Application Deadline: June 1, 2018
in the gallery
 "We Live Here!"
All-Member Show
May 24th - June 17th 
KAA We Live Here!
This show is definitely an interesting display of art - but you'll have to come on over to the KAA Gallery to see it for yourselves!    

The exhibit features Anastasia Maertens as our Spotlight Wall
Charcoal by Anastasia Maertens
Art work by Anastasia Maertens
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.
ARTISTS:  Art Work Pick Up: Monday, June 18, 4-6 PM
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Caroline Cotter
Caroline Cotter
CD Release Concert at the KAA!
with Caroline Cotter Travel Inspired Singer-Songwriter 
Date:  Thursday, May 31, 2018
Time:  7 PM (doors open at 6:30 PM)
Location:  Kittery Art Association
                 8 Coleman Ave, Kittery Point, ME   
Suggested Donation:  $15.00 at the door
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 www.carolinecotter.com, 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. 
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 information@kitteryartassociation.org for answers!
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 we're talking about!  
Meet KAA at the Kittery Block Party!
June 16th, 10 AM to 4 PM
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Make plans now to hit the Kittery Block Party on Saturday, June 16th at Kittery Foreside.  Be sure to stop by the KAA booth while you're there--we'll be around from 10 AM to 4 PM... 

...and bring the kids along, too!  We've got a fun and creative little art activity especially for them that's sure to bring out their inner artist!

Volunteers needed to help out at the KAA booth for two 3-hour shifts at this event.  Call Deborah at 207.451.9384, or respond by email .  
 " Volunteers do not necessarily have the time;  
they just have the heart." ~Elizabeth Andrew
Looking Ahead-->"Picture This"
Photography Group and All-Member Show
Spotlight Wall: Steve Delaney, Bill Moore, Barry Tarr & Betsy Wish
Dates:   June 21 through July 15, 2018   
KAA Photo Show PC
Are you a shutterbug?  If so, here's your chance to step out of your dark room and expose your fine art photographs to the world!   
Keep your focus on June 21st, the start date of this exhibit, but be sure to zoom in on Monday, June 18th, when you can drop off your framed images to the KAA for inclusion in this much anticipated show.
Art Work Drop Off:  Monday, June 18th, 4-6 PM 
Art Work Pick Up:  Monday, July 16th, 4-6 PM
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 with Ben Baldwin Trio
Advanced reservations advised.
Mr. Electric PC.2
Looking Farther Ahead--> "Boats, Buoys, and Birds"
All-Member Show
Spotlight Wall featuring Ann McKee   
Exhibit Dates:   July 19 through August 12, 2018   

Art Work Drop Off:
  Monday, July 16th, 4-6 PM
Art Work Pick Up:  Monday, August 13th, 4-6 PM
KAA Committees
We Need YOU!

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 information@kitteryartassociation.org
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 bjwish@gmail.com.

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

Bess Cutler figure
Join us on Mondays for our Figure Drawing sessions 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 information@kitteryartassociation.org 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 the 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.
"I'm always thinking about creating.  My future starts when I wake up in the morning and see the light."  ~Miles Davis  
KAA 2018 Exhibit Schedule
You never know what you might find at our "We Live Here!" exhibit, now hanging in the KAA Gallery, just waiting for you to come and see the magnificent renditions of what it looks like to live here on the ever-changing and never boring New England Seacoast... 
2018 Exhibit Schedule
May 24 - June 17
All Member Show
"We Live Here!"
Spotlight Wall - Anastasia Maertens 

June 21 -July 15
 Group and All-Member Show
"Picture This"  Photography Show
Spotlight Wall - Steve Delaney, Bill Moore, Barry Tarr & Betsy Wish 
July 19 - August 12
 All Member Show
"Boats, Buoys, and Birds"
Spotlight Wall - Ann McKee
August 16 - September 9
All Member Show
Spotlight Wall - Lucie 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!  
musical notes
May 31
CD Release Concert
7 PM at the KAA (doors open at 6:30 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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Join KAA or Renew your Membership today!

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
Email: information@kitteryartassociation.org