late July 2017
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events coming up  
Text " KAADOODLES " to 22828 to get on KAA Doodles' e-mail list!
KAA Gallery, 8 Coleman Ave, Kittery Point, ME Top
Gallery Hours: Thursdays 2 to 5 pm; Sat. & Sun. 11 am to 5 pm
Judi MacMurray

It is with heavy hearts that we say farewell to long-time KAA member, Judi MacMurray, who passed away peacefully at Hyder Family Hospice House in Dover, NH, on July 8th.  She will be dearly missed.

Read more about this amazing lady in this beautiful and heartwarming memorial written by Mike Gately.
 "Our Town"  
    All Member Show     
  Spotlight Wall - BJ Glanville    
 July 22 - August 13
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                Opening Reception: Sunday, July 23rd, 4 to 6 PM

Our spotlight artist, BJ Glanville, has a professional background in the textile industry, designing fabrics for multiple applications: home furnishings, apparel & automotive interiors.  Growing up in the Virgin Islands, she was introduced to silk screen printing by one of the early pioneers, Jim Tillett, and the textures, pattern and colors of the Caribbean are still infused in her artwork today.  
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  "Most recently, my creative process has focused on monoprinting (printing on paper and on fabric; often incorporating a layering of both).  I am intrigued with working on only one print ("mono") and using a press to transfer the painted image. Taking an image and finding a pleasing way to repeat its pattern across a surface; always paying close attention to detail and the complexity of layering, is rewarding for me." BJ Glanville 
Oh, and don't forget that John Felice & company will be playing at the opening reception for this exhibit Sunday, July 23rd, with an open drumming circle after the reception.  
Music Series Folk Show: Caroline Cotter & Michael Howard
Thursday evening, August 3, 2017, 7 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
Caroline Cotter _ Michael Howard
The Kittery Art Association Music Series welcomes singer-songwriter Caroline Cotter to the stage on Thursday evening, August 3.  She will be joined by Michael Howard, also a singer-songwriter.  They have been touring the country together, sharing their music along the way.

Doors open at 6:30 pm and the concert begins at 7pm. Refreshments and conversation follow the show, and signed CDs will be for sale during the reception. Parking and seating are limited, so carpool if you can!

There is a $15.00 suggested donation at the door. For information, call 451-9384 or go to 
KAA Awards Marcia Abigail Ryder Scholarships
Art scholarships awarded at Traip Academy
2017 Ryder Scholarship

 The Marcia Abigail Ryder Scholarship Fund
 at the Kittery Art Association (KAA) has
 awarded three $1,000 scholarships to the
 following outstanding 2017 Traip Academy
 graduates: Ryan Stuart, Molly Humiston,
 and Ashley Apodaca
KAA Board President Deborah Cotter (second from left above) congratulated the award recipients, who exhibited strong artistic interests ranging from music, creative writing, and studio arts.

Since 2008, the Marcia Abigail Ryder Scholarship Fund has granted over $25,000 to assist Kittery students in pursuing their creative interests. The Fund is supported by the art association and from generous private donors.

Donations to the Marcia Abigail Ryder Scholarship Fund ensure that KAA will continue to provide funding for Kittery's students to explore their creativity. To donate to the fund, please contact KAA ( , 207-451-9384).
Looking Ahead-> "Art from the Sea" All-Member Show
Spotlight Wall - Susan Goodby  
Exhibit Dates:  August 19th to September 10th  submarine
Opening Reception: Sunday, August 20th, 4 to 6 PM

More info will be rolling in with the tide soon, so keep your periscopes up!   
Looking A Bit Further Ahead--> KAA's Annual " Y-ART SALE"
Fundraiser for Marcia Abigail Ryder Scholarship
Date:  September 9, 2017

Dig out all those extra art supplies, books, art tools etc. that are still in good, usable condition, and consider donating them to KAA to sell at our annual Y-ART SALE coming up in September. 

And remember, all proceeds from this event go directly to the Marcia Abigail Ryder Scholarship Fund!
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: 
Mondays, 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 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 
KAA En Plein Air 2017 Schedule 
Next Session: Thursday, July 27th, 4 to 7 PM
Dianne and Jim Dean residence, 140 Pepperrel Rd., Kittery Point
En Plein Air palette and dog

  The " Dog Days of Summer" are upon us, so now's
  the time to join the KAA Plein Air artists (plus a Plein Air
  Pup or two!) and experience the sheer joy of capturing
  the natural beauty of our New England
Seacoast in your
  own fresh and unique way

The only requirement we ask is that you are
a current KAA member ; however, i f you're not yet a member and would like to sample an En Plein Air event before joining KAA, then please feel free to come for one visit.  Bear in mind, there is no instruction; all types of artists are welcome. 

See the full list of dates & locations --> KAA en Plein Air Schedule 2017 

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.
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, there are just a couple more opportunities, 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
   "One's art goes as far and as deep as one's love goes." ~Andrew Wyeth
KAA 2017 Exhibit Schedule  
Grab your coolest shades, put the top down on that classy convertible, load up the family and friends and all your fine art, then cruise on over to KAA to enter into one of our upcoming summer exhibits.   Download the new KAA Artist Contract and come exhibit with us!
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017 Exhibit Schedule

July 22 - Aug. 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.

Regional Calls to Artists
Opportunities to Exhibit in New England

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Annual Wet Paint Out Event
July 21-23

The Wet Paint Out Weekend is THIS WEEKEND, July 21-23, and is NHAA's annual 3 day plein air event, held in greater Portsmouth, NH. 

Did you know NHAA also has a plein air group?  They meet on Wednesday mornings, about 8:30 to 9:00 am, and it's always free (unless there is a state park fee) and always open to non NHAA member.  To find out more, check out the NHAA website or the NHAA Facebook page for all the details as well as a complete list of this seasons' dates and locations.

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            ARTISTS WANTED!
                   MAA Art in the Park
               Saturday, August 26, 2017

         (rain date, Sunday, August 27, 2017)
               Watson Park, 447 Daniel Webster Hwy
                          Merrimack, NH
         (off Route 3, across from fire station)
                   10:00 am to 4:00 pm 
Prizes awarded for First, Second and Third place!  
Application Fee: $50 for 10x10 space-may be shared by 2 or more artists
Application Deadline:
  Applications accepted until full, but must be received before August 1st to be included in program.  
Application located on website: 
Contact: Laurie Lafleur, Show Chair, at or 603-485-9012.
Uncommon Art Goffstown
 Uncommon Art on the Common 2017
        Saturday, August 5, 2017 
Head over to the Village of Goffstown, NH, on Saturday, August 5th, and support your fellow artists at the 9th annual outdoor art show!  

Visit for all the details.
Cambridge Art Assoc.
Coming up soon is the 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 exhibits as well as a list of their upcoming Calls to Artists!
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.

Video Contest:  Raise $10,000 for a Local Land Trust

What does
land mean to you?  The Lan d Trust Alliance - a group based in Washington, D.C., that represents more than 1,700 land trusts acr oss the country from Maine to Alaska - is launching a video contest this summer as king participants to capture what land means to them in a short 2-minute long video.

Winners can win up to $2,000, and also have the chance to donate $10,000 to their local land trust of choice. 

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The Mount Agamenticus to the Sea Conservation Initiative (MtA2C) would like to get in on the fun too!  If contestants submit a video to the Land Trust Alliance filmed within the MtA2C focus area, they can send their video to MtA2C ( to enter a raffle to win a $200 gift certificate to Kittery Trading Post.

The MtA2C focus area includes land and coastline within the towns of Kittery, Eliot, Ogunquit, South Berwick, Wells and York. MtA2C works directly with Kittery Land Trust, as well as Great Works Regional Land Trust and York Land Trust.

Submissions will be accepted from Sept. 1 to Sept. 30, 2017.  A full list of contest rules can be found on the Land Trust Alliance website.
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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.
  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!