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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
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Did you know...

Our KAA Facebook page is updated daily?! 

It's TRUE!  So, if you're looking for the most up-to-date info as well as late-breaking news about all KAA events and happenings, visit us on FB (and give us a LIKE if you like!) at www.facebook.com/kitteryartassociation 
  "Unified Visions"  
    Seacoast Moderns Show     
     September 14 - October 8 
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The Seacoast Moderns have banded together once again to create a truly unique and unified exhibit of contemporary art this 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.
Looking Ahead--> En Plein Air All-Member Show
Exhibit Dates:  October 12th to November 5th  
Opening Reception:  Sunday, October 15th, 4 to 6 PM      
Art Work Drop Off:  Monday, Oct. 9th, 4-6 PM.  

Plein Air 2017
Photo by Bob Taylor
This is it, everybody!  The long-awaited En Plein Air All-Member Show is about to shine in the KAA Gallery!   
This exhibit is open to ALL KAA MEMBERS, and we look forward to "seeing the seacoast" through your eyes...the artists' eyes!
Many thanks to all the fine folks who so graciously allowed the KAA Plein Air painters access to their properties to paint or photograph in their gorgeous locations!  We're so very grateful for your generosity.  
KAA's Potluck Annual Meeting
Potluck 2017
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, 5:30 to 8 PM
Social Hour:  5:30 PM
Dinner:  6:00 PM
Annual Meeting:  7:00 PM

Save the Date for the Potluck Annual Meeting on Wed., Nov. 1st, at the Gallery.

Potluck Arrangement is Alphabetical by Last Name:

Hors d'oeuvres:  A-C
Salad:  D-G
Main Dish:  H-R
Dessert:  S-W

Beverages will be provided. 

Come to enjoy the Plein Air Show, meet new members, review 2017 and plan for 2018, our 60th year!
Looking Further Ahead--> "Food for Thought" All-Member Show
Spotlight Wall - Will Brewster
Exhibit Dates:  November 9th to December 3rd
Opening Reception:  Sunday, November 12th, 4 to 6 PM
Got an appetite for art?  Are you as hungry as we are for more deliciously decadent and devilishly egg-cellent objets d'art?
Ready yourselves then for the upcoming "Food for Thought" show here in the Gallery coming in November.   It's sure to be a feast for the eyes and comfort food for the soul!  
Art Work Drop Off: Monday, Nov 6th, 4-6 PM  
Celtic Music Concert and CD Release Party
Featuring Sarah Bauhan
Date: Sunday, November 19, at 3:30pm
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Celtic whistle and flute player Sarah Bauhan will celebrate the release of her newest CD, Elmwood Station, in a concert and reception on Sunday afternoon, November 19, at 3:30pm in the upstairs gallery at the Kittery Art Association.   
She will be joined by a host of friends whose expert musicianship and sublime vocals give depth and texture to this fine album, including instrumentalists David Surette on guitar, mandolin, and bouzouki, Kent Allyn on piano and bass, Jane and Russell Orzechowski on violin, Francis Orzechowski on piano, and vocalists Susie Burke and Chloe Green.

Doors open at 3pm and seating is limited in the upstairs gallery. Carpooling is highly encouraged!  
There is a suggested donation of $20.00 and the admission includes a copy of Elmwood Station. 8 Coleman Ave., Kittery Point, ME. http://www.kitteryartassociation.org
KAA 2018 Exhibit Season
It's time to be thinking about next year's shows
Here's a basic outline of the exhibit line-up we're working on for 2018:     
  6 to 8 All-Member Shows... dates and themes to be decided.
  Group Shows... application form is on the KAA website.   Deadline for  
  submitting requests for group shows is November 1, 2017. 
  Spotlight Wall... contact Alice Timmins at sewnmosaics@comcast.net  
  with your name and preferred season.  Spotlight Wall will be determined
  by number of applicants, so definitely apply early!  
Beach Pea Baking Co. Exhibit  
Featuring KAA artists Ann McKee, Lisa Stracuzzi, Susan Goodby
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Exhi 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 bjwish@gmail.com or Julia O'Connell at twojulia@hotmail.com.   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 besscutler@comcast.net.
Edvard Munch, who suffered deeply from anxiety, wrote this in his diary:  " My fear of life is necessary to me, as is my illness. They are indistinguishable from me, and their destruction would destroy my art."  Munch's famous painting, The Scream, is believed to reflect the deep anxiety of modern man.
KAA 2017 Exhibit Schedule
We still a few exhibit ops coming up for this year, and we would LOVE to see YOUR ART hanging on OUR WALLS!   
Download the KAA Artist Contract and come HANG with us!
2017 Exhibit Schedule

Sept. 14 - Oct. 8  Group Show - Seacoast Moderns "Unified Visions"
                                Opening Reception:  Sun., Sept. 17th, 4-6 PM
Oct. 12 - Nov. 5  All Member Show - En Plein Air
                              Opening Reception:  Sun., Oct. 15th, 4-6 PM
Nov. 9 - 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"
    Please NOTE:  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.

Local Calls to Artists
Artful Opportunities in the Neighborhood    

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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 members. 

To find out more, check out the NHAA website or the NHAA Facebook page for all the details and a complete list of this seasons' dates/locations.
  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!