early July 2017
swoosh logo KAA  d  o  o  d  l  e  s 
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
 "Drawn to Life"  
    Life Drawing Group Show     
 June 24 - July 16 
  Drawn to Life PC
Artists Jane Fithian, Bill Paarlberg, Jacqueline Key, Bess Cutler, Susan Evans, Joanne Ravgiala, Polly Moak, B. D'Antonio, Anne Scheer, Dick Porzio, and Lance Hellman comprise this fantastic group exhibit now here at the KAA Gallery.  
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 (
www.kitteryartassociation.org , 207-451-9384).
Looking 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 & company will be playing at the opening reception on Sun., July 23rd, with an open drumming circle after the reception.
Looking A Bit Further Ahead--> "Art from the Sea"
All Member Show with Spotlight Wall featuring Susan Goodby
Exhibit Dates:  August 19th to September 10th
Opening Reception: Sunday, August 20th, 4 to 6 PM  

If you're planning on exhibiting in this show, send a photo of your art work to frog photographer Dianne at covecottage10@gmail.com for consideration as the image used on the postcard for this exhibit!
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 johnpeterfelice@yahoo.com 
KAA En Plein Air 2017 Schedule 
Next Session: Thursday, July 13th, 4 to 7 PM
Frisbees Market & Boat Launch, 88 Pepperrel Rd., Kittery Point
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 

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 www.kitteryartassociation.org 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 mls298@gmail.com 
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 bjwish@gmail.com or Julia O'Connell at twojulia@hotmail.com.   
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 besscutler@comcast.net.
Regional Calls to Artists
Opportunities to Exhibit in the Good Ol' U.S. of A.

NHHA logo NH Art Association
Annual Wet Paint Out Event
July 21-23

The Wet Paint Out Weekend, July 21-23, is NHAA's annual 3 day plein air event, held in greater Portsmouth, NH.  It is complete with juried prizes of $500, $300, $100 and honorable mentions.  The juror is Robert Noreika.  Pre-registration is now open; visit the NHAA Facebook Events page for full details.

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.

Check out the NHAA website or the NHAA Facebook page for more information and for a complete list of this seasons' dates and locations.

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! 

Registration fee and application deadline: Monday, July 10, 2017

Questions?  Contact Ann Domingue at domingue@comcast.net.

Find all details, application and policies at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1440282566223048/files/

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!
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 acohen@ccsnh.edu

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 www.rangeleyarts.org 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 www.rangeleyarts.org 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 Events@LondonderryArtsCouncil.org to receive an application.
Visit www.LondonderryArtsCouncil.org 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.
W ell-known German Expressionist, Wassily Kandinsky, believed art should function like music, expressing inner emotion without representing the real world.  
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
red convertible
KAA Artist Contract, and come exhibit with us!

017 Exhibit Schedule

June 24 -July 16  "Drawn to Life"
                              Life Drawing Group Show
                              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!