early April 2017
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events coming up  
KAA Gallery, 8 Coleman Ave, Kittery Point, ME Top
Gallery Hours:  Sat. & Sun. 11 am to 5 pm
Beginning April 20, 2017, the Gallery will be open Thursdays 2 to 5 pm
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TONIGHT!  Fri., Apr. 7th, 7 to 8:30 PM 
$5 suggested donation

This evening we welcome as host actress/singer Siara Tracey, a Portsmouth High School sophomore who has been under the watchful eyes and ears of vocal coach Carrie Coltrane for the last three years. Read more about the sensational Siara Tracey!

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 on the
first Friday of every month and will run through May 2017.
"Feelings...joy, fear, hunger, home, etc." 
Spotlight Wall featuring Dean Diggins   
All-Member Show
Mar. 18 - April 9
KAA Feelings poster
Come on in and spend a little time with us on Saturday & Sunday for an emotionally engaging exhibit, "Feelings", on display now in our quaint little Art Space by the Sea.   

Art Work Pick Up: Monday, April 10th, 4-6 PM 
Looking 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

In this show D'Antonio is offering primarily figure paintings. She has used color and brushwork as the primary means to organize the surface and communicate feelings.
      B.Antonio Child and Crab  B.Antonio Interior with Figures  B.Antonio Still Life
Barbara was educated at Haverford College and Bryn Mawr College, and the Main Line Center for the Arts, in Haverford, PA. She studied with Violette De Mazia at the Barn's Foundation in Merion, PA. Her primary influences have been Biagio Pinto, Fritz Janska, and Bruce Gagnier. 

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

Art Work Pick Up: Mon., May 8, 4-6PM
"First Friday" at First Congregational Church of Kittery
When: Friday, Apr 21, 2017, 5 PM to 6:30 PM 
Where:  First Congregational Church of Kittery, Parish House 
First Congregational Church
     "A Centur y of Wisdom"
     Short Films of Graham Alvord  

Along with our usual student-hosted musical performance, KAA member Tom Hibschman will show his work in progress, a documentary film about Kittery resident, Graham Alvord, who observed and partied through his 100th birthday in September, Graham was a lay minister and teacher, and is a WWII Navy veteran who participated in the Normandy Invasion.

First Congregational Church of Kittery, 23 Pepperrell Rd, Kittery Point, ME

Looking A Bit Further Ahead--> All School K-12 Student Art 
K-12 Show

Exhibit Dates:
May 11th to May 21st  

Opening Reception: Thurs., May 11th, 3 to 5 PM 
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 

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

Mangion Postcard
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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Artwork submitted by members of the KAA 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.
KAA Presents "Encore" Exhibit at KCC's Morgan Gallery
Exhibit Dates:  Feb. 1st - Apr. 30th 

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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
Community Calls to Artists
Opportunities to Exhibit in the Community 
Great Bay Community College, located at 320 Corporate Drive in Portsmouth, has a lovely gallery space and is requesting artists' work for month-long shows.

KAA member Bill Moore is currently exhibiting there until the end of April.

INTERESTED in exhibiting there as well?  Contact Annette Cohen, Gallery Curator, at acohen@ccsnh.edu
"After you've painted a couple of thousand paintings, then you can begin." ~Carl Rungius  
KAA 2017 Exhibit Schedule    
Spring is on its way (yes, REALLY) and we're here just waiting for YOU, our dear KAA Artists, to fill the Gallery with your fresh, fun, and funky new artwork!  Download the new KAA Artist Contract here, and come exhibit with us.   

2017 Exhibit Schedule
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:  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 - 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!