late June 2017
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events coming up  
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KAA Gallery, 8 Coleman Ave, Kittery Point, ME Top
Gallery Hours: Thursdays 2 to 5 pm; Sat. & Sun. 11 am to 5 pm
KAA's Annual "June Swoon" Music Event
TONIGHT! Friday, June 16th, 7 PM (doors open at 6:30 PM)
$20 suggested donation

"June Swoon" is KAA's much anticipated annual music event featuring Ben Baldwin on sax, K ent Allyn on piano & guitar, Marty Ballou on bass!  

The show will open with a short set by student musicians who have been performing in the First Fridays Open Stage youth music series this year.
June Swoon players
This concert is amazing-swing, jump, jazz, & blues-and not to be missed!

Parking is limited.  Carpooling highly recommended.

Swing on by TONIGHT to the Kittery Art Association, 8 Coleman Ave., Kittery Point, ME, and get your groove on!
 "Art & Soul"  
    Group Show     
 May 27 - June 18

  Art&Soul PC
Gene Galipeau, Anne Catell, Fritz Steele, & Barry Tarr
make up the "Art & Soul" exhibit here in the Gallery now!  
Looking Ahead--> "Drawn to Life" Life Drawing Group Show
Exhibit Dates:  June 24th to July 16th 
Opening Reception: Sunday, June 25th, 4 to 6 PM
Drawn to Life PC    
Monday Evening Drumming with John Felice
Come Drum with Us at KAA!
JFelice Drum Group

Monday nights, 6:30 to 8:30 PM
, at the KAA Gallery

First 6-Week Session: 
Monday, June 19th through July 24th, with another 6-week session to follow (dates to be announced).

Cost: $60 for one entire 6-week Session, or Single drop-in class fee is $12 
Join us at KAA for six fun-filled summer evenings of drum-circle style classes accessible to everyone from "never-ever played any instrument EVER" to the seasoned musician led by John Felice.

John will provide drums, bells, singing stones, boomwhackers and other exotic percussion. Feel free to bring any percussion of your own, even if you don't know what it is. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
 Learn more about Drumming with John Felice
John and company will also play at the opening reception for the "Our Town" exhibit at KAA on Sunday, July 23rd, with an open drumming circle after the reception-- how cool is that?!

For more info and/or to register for the Drumming Sessions, contact John at 603-986-2345 or 
Looking A Bit Further Ahead-> "Our Town" All-Member Show
Spotlight Wall - BJ Glanville 
Exhibit Dates:  July 22nd to August 13th
Opening Reception: Sunday, July 23rd, 4 to 6 PM
Our Town PC1
John Felice and company will be playing at the opening reception
for this exhibit on Sunday, July 23rd, with an open drumming circle after the reception!
Are you planning on exhibiting in the show "Art from the Sea"
coming up at KAA August 19th through September 10th?
If so, send a photo of your "Art from the Sea" themed work to frog photographer Dianne at for consideration as the image we use on the postcard for this exhibit.  
KAA En Plein Air 2017 Schedule 
Next Session: Thursday, June 22, 2017, from 4 to 7 PM
Dean and Lauren Gallant, 116 Pepperell Rd., Kittery Point, ME
En plein air painter

If you're a current KAA member , consider joining Lisa Alyson and a host of other KAA artists for a sensational summer of Plein Air painting at pristine locations all
along our beautiful New England seacoast. 

If you're 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's one more Demo coming up with Doris Rice, watercolorist, at Lorna Perry's home on July 6th.  There's a small fee for the Demo session, which is just $20.00 for non-members and $15.00 for members.

To cap the season off, there will be an en Plein Air all member show at KAA in October.

For questions about the Plein Air season, please call Lisa Alyson at 603-205-2460.
Membership to KAA
Join or Renew for 2017 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 join or renew your membership with us 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, Mary Sottung at 
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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    CarBeach 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, a few more opportunities still lie ahead, but it's filling up fast, so make plans now to get on board by contacting either Betsy Wish at or Julia O'Connell at   
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
Regional Calls to Artists
Opportunities to Exhibit in the Good Ol' U.S. of A.

Uncommon Art Goffstown
      Uncommon Art
   on the Common 2017
Join the 9th annual outdoor art show located in the Village of Goffstown, NH!
They're currently looking to add a few more artists to their growing list of exhibitors.  All artists welcome--painters, crafters, potters, jewelers, photographers, and more!  Questions?  Contact Ann Domingue at

Find all details, application and policies at:

Cambridge Art Assoc.
    July 6 - August 31, 2017   
   Presented at University Place Gallery 
   Opening Reception July 6th, 6-8pm     
   Non-Juried Member Show 

For more info regarding entering your art work into this event, visit

Also coming up is their Mary Schein Fall Salon, a non-juried exhibit open to all CAA members, and Blue 2017, a juried exhibit open to any artist living and working in New England. 

Be sure to visit the CAA website; hover over their Exhibits tab to see a list of more detailed info regarding entry into their exhibitsas well as a list of their upcoming Calls to Artists!
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 .  While you're there, check out their plein air group, too!

KAA member Lennie Mullaney is currently exhibiting here from June 1 through July 2nd, so check 'em out -- maybe YOU could have a future exhibit there as well! 
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

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 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 and click on the "Photo Show" tab at the top of the page.

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  Summer Finale - Live Music, Fine Art & Fun
   Show Date & Time: Saturday September 23, 2017
   (Rain date: Sunday September 24) 10 am - 4 pm

 Open Call for Art: 2-Dimensional and 3-Dimensional Original Art

Jury/Application Postmark Deadline:
August 19, 2017
Email to receive an application.
Visit to read all the details on this event!

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.
" Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves." ~ Poet Rainer Maria Rilke
KAA 2017 Exhibit Schedule    
Jump on in on the fun over here at KAA!  Download the new KAA Artist Contract here, and come exhibit with us.   

2017 Exhibit Schedule

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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          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.

  Text " KAADOODLES" to 22828 to sign up for the KAA d o o d l e s

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!