It's so great to have art back on the walls...
So MANY ways to find us!

KAA Gallery, 8 Coleman Ave, Kittery Point ME  

Phone: (207) 451-9384


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In the Gallery:

Meditation, Contemplation
and Still Life

Now through March 17
 
Spotlight Artist:  John R. Iarussi

Gallery visitors continue to exclaim that they think this is one of our best shows ever.  If you haven't yet seen "Meditation, Contemplation, and Still Life," don't put off a visit.  It's a colorful, creative, widely varied interpretation of this theme from the deep winter with hope of spring!

Our Spotlight Artist, KAA member John R. Iarussi, whose sample images appear here, has been an artist since very early childhood.  His Spotlight Wall is a terrific collection of impressionistic oil paintings you need to take in. More than a couple are headed off to new homes.  Read about his journey here: Spotlight Artist bio


And after that:

Eccentricity

March 21 - April 28
Opening Reception Sun, March 24
 
What can we do with this outside-the-box theme?
Let your eccentricity shine!

We are so pleased to announce that our Spotlight Wall will contain a selection of the artwork of our esteemed Tim Beavis, who passed away recently.  The KAA is honored to have this opportunity to honor his legacy by exhibiting the fine work of our fellow member artist and friend.  

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

"Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter ." 
                                      ~  Oscar Wilde
We can't wait to see your contributions!
Poet Catherine Barnett featured at Mangion Poetry Celebration

Poet Catherine Barnett will be featured in the Kittery Art Association's annual Mangion Poetry Celebration on Saturday, May 11, at the First Congregational Church in Kittery Point. The event begins at 1:30pm, with a public interview and craft talk with Ms. Barnett. The program continues in the evening with a reading, reception, and book signing beginning at 7pm. Live music will be performed by David Graf on guitar and Kent Allyn on bass. Former Portsmouth Poet Laureate Kimberly Cloutier Green will serve as the host for the afternoon and evening events.  

Read more about this year's event
Beyond Our Walls

The Kittery Art Association's mission is to "promote knowledge of the arts, stimulate interest in the work of local artists and express appreciation for the abundant creativity in the seacoast area."

We're not limiting that to the walls of our beloved gallery.  In 2019, we are nourishing current and new partnerships with local businesses and institutions to give our member artists more ways to live out our mission in and around our community.

If you are interested in exhibiting at these venues:
Beach Pea    
Provisions at Pepperrell Cove
Rice Public Library
please contact coordinator Betsy Wish at bjwish@gmail.com.   
Want to avoid getting a reminder letter?  Renew your membership for 2019 today!
 
Do you know what comes with being a KAA member?

reminder
* one full year of membership for just $35 per 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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Beach Pea Baking Co. Exhibit:
Susan Levenson and David Ronka

by Susan Levenson
Our members Susan Levenson and David Ronka will be on the walls at Beach Pea during March and April, so be sure to take the time to have a good look around the next time you stop in!
Ronka Oceanic
by David Ronka

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. 
KAA is 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
Eccentricity
Spotlight Wall - Tim Beavis - a posthumous tribute

May 9 - 12     Pop-up Show
Behind the Scenes
KAA Board and Staff
AND
All member 6x6 FUNraiser!

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....)!
 
Coming soon:  Brooks Williams!

Brooks Williams
Mar 31
Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki Trio
Apr 13
Maeve Gilchrist
Apr 28
Caroline Cotter
Jun 20
La Madeleine
Jun 29
Bobby Keyes Trio
Aug 17
Sea Smoke
Sep 20
Cosy Sheridan
Oct 5
Cormac McCarthy
Oct 19
Bill Staines
Nov 29
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 in Honor of Sarah Mildred Long Memorial Bridge

SMLbridge.BMoore
photo by Bill Moore
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 exhibit will run through April 29.
 

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
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