late August 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
A Garden Full of Gratitude from KAA to Judith Andrews
Judith Andrews, KAA's Garden Guru!

KAA Garden Flowers
Photo by Bill Moore
On behalf of the Board of Trustees and KAA members, we thank Judith Andrews for her time and talent in our gardens. 

Her years of service have made KAA grounds a visual/virtual work of art!

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                     Photo by Bill Moore                           Photo by Alice Lee Timmins           Photo by Bill Moore
  "Art from the Sea"  
    All Member Show     
     Spotlight Wall - Susan Goodby     
 August 19 - September 10 

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Postcard Artwork by Anne Scheer 
Opening Reception: Sunday, August 20th, 4 to 6 PM   
Our Spotlight Artist, Susan Goodby, shares her history and vision with us in her Artist's Statement below:

"Although my teachers thought I excelled in art in grade school more decades ago than I care to remember, I only took a few random art classes along the way to my degree in sociology.  Art was not on my radar screen when it came to a career and consequently I spent a number of unfulfilling years working in insurance until an anticipated very early retirement allowed me to follow my interest.  

After moving to Vermont, I took a number of local art classes then began a series of yearly art classes in Italy.

I started off in watercolor but quickly took up painting in oils which I worked in exclusively until a workshop in 1999 launched me on an intensive exploration of collage: portraits, landscapes, still lifes, and florals.  They were immediately successful and won me many awards. 

I developed a habit of working in collage for awhile then switching back to painting, then vice versa, along the way also beginning to paint in acrylics. 

More recently, after moving to Maine, I started using water soluble oils and love their properties which combine aspects of both regular oils and acrylics.

My work in art has heightened my sensitivity to the world around me, in particular color.  I find the nuances of color infinitely challenging to understand.  Through my art, I try to share my delight in the beauty of the world around me." ~Susan Goodby

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                      Above Artwork by Susan Goodby 

Art Work Pickup:  Monday, Sept. 11th, 4-6 PM
Looking Ahead--> KAA's Annual " Y-ART SAL E"
Fundraiser for Marcia Abigail Ryder Scholarship
Date:  Saturday, September 9, 2017, 9 AM to 3 PM

Dig out all those extra art supplies, art 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. 

All Y-ART SALE items should be delivered to the KAA gallery by Friday, Sept. 8th. 

Volunteers needed at this event to help price and sell!

And remember, all proceeds from this event go directly into the Marcia Abigail Ryder Scholarship Fund!
Looking Further Ahead-> "Unified Visions" Seacoast Moderns
Group Show 
Exhibit Dates:  September 16th  to October 8th 
Opening Reception:  Sunday, September 17th, 4 to 6 PM

The Seacoast Moderns have banded together once again to create a truly unique and unified exhibit of contemporary art the Seacoast has never seen before, and likely never will again!  If you love Modern Art with a Down-Home, Home-Grown flair, this is one show you really don't want to miss.   
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

Second 6-Week Session: 
Mondays; next session August 21st.

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
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, August 24th, 4 to 7 PM
Four Tree Island, Pierce Island Road, Portsmouth, N.H.

  The " Do En Plein Air palette and dog g Days of Summer" are almost over and so,
  too, our Plein Air series is coming to a close, but there's
  still time to squeeze in a few more plein air painting
  days !  Join us as we work feverishly to capture the
  colorful and ever-changing landscape of our beautiful
  New England
Seacoast before Old Man Winter blows
  into town

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.
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).
Beach Pea Baking Co. Exhibit  
Featuring KAA artists Ann McKee, Lisa Stracuzzi, Susan Beach Pea logo Goodby
bit Dates:  August 1st through October 31st 

Artwork submitted by members of the KAA is on exhibit at the Beach Pea Baking Co. now! 
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  Ann's are oils, Lisa's are needle felting with embroidery, and
  Susan's are oil pastel/mixed media.

If you're interested
in having your artwork displayed at this totally cool and hip little establishment right here in Kittery,
there's just one more opportunity, so make plans now to get on boar Beach Pea grounds d by contacting either Betsy Wish at or Julia O'Connell at   Get the details here 

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
In the words of the wise Joseph Campbell, "The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure that you seek."
KAA 2017 Exhibit Schedule
Need a place to showcase all that Fabulous Art Work you've got piling
up in your studio?  We have plenty of exhibit ops coming right up, and we would absolutely LOVE for you to come and hang with us at KAA!  Download the new KAA Artist Contract and get in on all the fun...  

2017 Exhibit Schedule
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 "Unified Visions"
                             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"
              *UPDATE:  There will be NO opening reception for this event

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

Cambridge Art Assoc.
Coming up 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!
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   3rd Annual Western Mountain Photography Show
Rangely Inn and Tavern
   September 15-16, 2017

For complete info and application, visit and click on the "Photo Show" tab at the top of the page.  Or

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.
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NHAA has a Plein Air group, which meets 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.
Art Events About Town
Special Notice* and Must-See Art Happenings in Your Neighborhood
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*SPECIAL NOTICE:  Cancellation of "Art in the Park"

The Manchester Artists Association regrets that it has to cancel its 51st annual "Art in the Park" show which was to be held on August 26th, at Watson Park, Merrimack NH, due to lagging artist registrations.

The organization is exploring other venues for exhibiting and selling artwork. 
  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!