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January 2019
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KAA Gallery, 8 Coleman Ave, Kittery Point ME  

Phone: (207) 451-9384

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Soul Tailor
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It's n ot too early to be thinking about our next gallery exhibit...

Meditation, Contemplation
and Still Life

February 14 - March 17
Opening Reception Sun, Feb. 17
Spotlight Artist:  John Iarussi

The post-holiday winter is a dark, quiet time, a gift of space in which to look inward and outward with more deliberation and stillness.  For our first exhibit of this new year, we will display the creative products of our meditations, contemplations and stillnesses.  What will your expression be?

Artist Drop-off:  Monday, February 11, 4-6pm
Artist Pick-up:    Monday, March 18, 4-6pm
And after that:


March 21 - April 28
Opening Reception Sun, March 24
Spotlight Artist:  Tim Beavis

That should be a fun one, don'tcha think?

Artist Drop-off:  Monday, March 18, 4-6pm
Artist Pick-up:    Monday, Monday, April 29, 4-6pm

a Doris Rice workshop

"Saturated Watercolor - an Alternative Technique in Watercolor Painting

Saturday, January 26, join acclaimed New Hampshire watercolor painter and international teacher Doris Rice for an all-day workshop at the Kittery Art Association, 8 Coleman Ave., Kittery Point.  From 10am - 4pm we will explore and work with color saturation.  The cost will be $75 per person.  To register: send pre-paid fee payable  to Doris Rice, 155 Atlantic Ave, North Hampton, NH 03862.

140 pound RAG watercolor paper, cold press 1/4 to 1/2 she et, size your choice. Contact Doris ahead if you need a sheet.
Watercolors (bring your tubes, we need the paint juicy/fresh squeezed), brushes of your own choice, paper towels, water dish, backer board that will take the wet and wet paper, sketch book for notes, pencil.

The day will involve a (short!) lunch break - Doris will bring a bowl of greens, so bring something to add to the salad, or something to share, or your own food, along with your own water to drink.  Coffee and tea will be provided.
Doris Rice
155 Atlantic Avenue
North Hampton, NH 03862
h 603-964-9254 
c 603 724-7779

Doris Rice Watercolors
It is membership renewal time!
Are you with us for 2019?  We sure hope so!  Come back, or come on board, and bring a friend along for the ride.
Do you know what comes with being a KAA member?

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. And we love it when you round up your membership to include gifts earmarked for the Marcia Ryder Scholarship Fund, or our Building Fund!

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.
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" Art is standing with one hand extended into the universe and one hand extended into the world, and letting ourselves be a conduit for passing energy."                       ~  Albert Einstein
KAA Committees
We Need YOU!

The 2019 program year at KAA is approaching, and committees are forming to allow a broader inclusion of members in the many activities of our vibrant arts community. 

Building stewardship, arts programming, garden enhancement, publicity and music offerings are categories inviting your active participation!
Beach Pea Baking Co. Exhibit
Featuring KAA artists  Deborah Granneman and Roddy Cole

by Deborah Granneman
Our own KAA board member Deb Granneman has some of her fabulous drawings hanging right now at Beach Pea!  Please be sure to give them a good long look the next time you stop by.  Don't you want to take this furry friend home?  

Also showing at Beach Pea is our talented oil painter member Roddy Cole, fresh from her success as the Spotlight Wall Artist this past November.  Here's one of her exciting seascapes.
by  Roddy Cole

Beach Pea Baking Co.  is located at 53 State Road in  Kittery, ME.

If you are interested in  having your artwork 
displayed a t this  totally cool & hip little establishment  right here in Kittery, contact Betsy Wish at  bjwish@gmail.com !    A very few slots are still available for 2019.
Monday Figure Drawing
Mondays, 10 am to 1 pm 

Bess Cutler figure
Join us on Mondays at the KAA for our Figure Drawing sessions!  And watch Facebook for notices of special Thursday sessions, as well!

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 info@kitteryartassociation.org or give us a ring at (207) 451-9384. 
Monday Evening Drumming
Drumming with John Felice will continue on Monday evenings!  Bring your favorite drum, and come on inside at 8 Coleman Ave., Kittery Point, at 5pm.  
KAA is now a proud member of the York Region Chamber of Commerce!
2019 Exhibit Schedule!!!

Feb 14 - Mar 17     All Member Show
Meditation, Contemplation
and Still Life
Spotlight Wall - John Iarussi

Mar 21 - Apr 28     All Member Show
Spotlight Wall - Tim Beavis

May 3, 4 & 5     Special Event!
KAA 6x6 Challenge

May 9 - 12     Pop-up Show
Behind the Scenes
KAA Board and Staff

May 16 - 28     Kittery Schools
K-12 Student Art

May 30 - Jul 14     All Member Show
Meet the Locals
Spotlight Wall - Peter Moak

Jul 18 - Sep 1     All Member Show
Up, Up and AWAY
Spotlight Wall - Marlane Bottino

Sep 5 - Oct 13     Group Show
Seacoast Moderns

Oct 17 - Nov 24     All Member Show
En Plein Air

Dec 5 - 16     All Member Show
Holiday Show and Sale

KAA's 2019 Music Events Schedule
So much going on -- here's what we know at press time, but stay tuned (yes, that's intentional....)!
musical notes

Brooks Williams                       Mar 31
Maeve Gilchrist                        Apr 28
Caroline Cotter                         Jun 20
Cosy Sheridan                             Oct 5
Burke/Surette/Allyn                 Dec 13

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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!
Additional Local Art Events
See below for other art venues happening on the Seacoast and beyond

 Now showing!
KCC Art Show and Special Presentation in Honor of Sarah Mildred Long Memorial Bridge

photo by Bill Moore
You won't want to miss this.  

In cooperation with the Visual Arts Committee at the Kittery Community Center --KAA member Bill Moore has helped to organize a gallery exhibit honoring the demise of the old Sarah Mildred Long Bridge and the arrival of the new structure. 
The Opening Reception on January 9th (if snowed out, then on the 16th) begins at 5:30. It will run until 7, then it moves into the Star Theatre for a special ninety minute projection and narration of photos detailing the Sarah Long Bridge's history and the construction details of the new Sarah. Then, at about 8:30, we go back into the Gallery for pastries (from Beach Pea) and coffee.
This event is open to the public, and you're invited!  
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 December 31.
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