early February 2017
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events coming up  
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First Fridays Open Stage first fridays logo
TONIGHT!  Fri., Feb. 3rd, 7:00 to 8:30 PM 
$5 suggested donation

Baby, it's COLD outside, but things are about to HEAT UP here at KAA!

TONIGHT, we welcome host Luke Gagner, a freshman at Traip Academy.  He's a veteran of First Fridays, playing bass and singing, occasionally doing a one man version of Wayward Son.  He's into rock, jazz, R&B, reggae and blues - and he's about to Rock the House tonight!

This fantastic event takes place at Kittery Art Association on the first Friday of every month and will run through May 2017.

Students are encouraged to sing, play guitar, piano or any instrument of their choice, perform a skit, juggle, do standup comedy, mime, anything goes on our stage!

We provide a sound system, electric piano, guitar and bass amps, snacks and beverages. No need to sign up in advance or call.
Hike, Ski, or Snowshoe* BRAVE BOAT HEADWATERS
Saturday, Feb. 4th, 10 am to 2 pm at Brave Boat Harbor
Sunday, Feb. 5th, 1 pm to 3 pm at Kittery Art Association
outdoor fun KLT
This year KAA has partnered with the Kittery Land Trust (KLT) and our first joint venture will take place on
Feb. 4th & 5th.

Sat., Feb. 4th, join us at Brave Boat Headwaters (directions below) where KLT will be hosting a snowshoe, XC skiing, & dogsled outing 10 am - 2 pm. 

*Snowshoes will be available for kids and adults to try out.  (No dogs, please.)   We will be hiking if there is no snow.

There will be a Winter Tree ID session & Tracking Animals Activity. Explore beautiful trails, meet the sled dogs, learn how to identify trees in winter, enjoy hot cocoa and cookies, and hang by the fire!

Directions: Brave Boat Harbor Rd. (Rte. 103), between mailboxes 188 and 190 across from Salt Marsh Lane (near Kittery Point/York Line) New Parking lot!

Then, on Sunday, Feb. 5th, meet us at Kittery Art Association, 8 Coleman Ave., Kittery Point, 1 to 3 pm, for an afternoon of Foliage Fun and Critter Creativity!  We'll be making Accordion Books of Animal Tracks, age 7-10; and Paper Collage Trees (Tree ID follow up), ages 10 & up.

Hot chocolate and cookies will be served at both events.

FREE and open to the public, this event is sponsored by: Kittery Land Trust and Kittery K-8 PTA.
KAA Sparkles!
Thank You to All who Participated in the KAA Clean-Up Day
Wowza!  Our Gallery looks absolutely STUNNING thanks to the tireless efforts of volunteers who took our Gallery from Grimy to Gorgeous! 

Eager workers spent 4 hrs washing, filling holes, painting and cleaning out the cellar...at least 6 trips to the dump!!  The space is sparkling thanks to all their hard work and lots of elbow grease....and a few artistic antics! 

WE were 15 strong: 
Board members Dean, Dianne, Betsy, Julia, BJ, Alice and Deborah plus members Jim, Aimee, Ken, Fritz, Mary, Jean, Susan and Bob.  And as you can see from the photos above, we had an amazingly fun and productive day.  A great big THANK YOU to all who helped!
"Winter Wonderland"
Spotlight Wall featuring Alice Lee Timmins 
All-Member Show  
Feb. 18 - Mar 12
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Photo by Danna Dearborn
Opening Reception:  Sunday, Feb. 19th, 4-6 PM  

Artists, bring in your picture-perfect portrayals of New England  
in all its Frozen Finery, as well as any other Icy Interpretations of "Winter Wonderland" your creative selves have come up with, bundle them all up, and skate on over to the KAA gallery  
on Monday, Feb 13th, from 4-6 pm and submit your  
Crazy Cool Creations into this first exhibit of 2017! 

Art Work Drop Off:  Monday, Feb. 13th, 4-6 PM
Art Work Pick Up:  Monday, March 13, 4-6 PM  
Looking Ahead->"Feelings...joy, fear, hunger, home, etc." 
All-Member Show
Spotlight Wall featuring Dean Diggins 
Exhibit Dates:  March 18th thru April 9th
Opening Reception:  Sunday, March 19th, 4-6 PM

Art Work Drop Off:  Monday, March 13th, 4-6 PM
Art Work Pick Up:  Monday, April 10th, 4-6 PM
Looking A Bit Further Ahead--> "What's Up" All Member Show 
Spotlight Wall featuring Barbara D'Antonio 
Exhibit Dates:  April 15th to May 7th

Any artist interested in exhibiting in this show may send a photo of their work to covecottage10@gmail.com by Feb. 22nd for consideration of their artwork being used on the poster/card for this show.
"The Fabulous Find" Donates to KAA
Check out the Size of this Check!
Fab Find check to KAA

A HUGE THANK YOU to the folks at The Fabulous Find for not only their generous gift of a whopping $2,755.74 to us here at KAA (along with other non profits on the Seacoast), but for their heartfelt support of the Arts!
Membership to KAA
Join or Renew for 2017 today!

Has anyone told you that now is a great time to Join or Renew your membership to KAA?
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 renew or join in on the fun 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, BJ Glanville at bjglanvilledesign@gmail.com
Regional Call to Artists!
Cambridge Art Association 2017 National Prize Show
Deadline:  February 9th, 2017, 11:59pm 


Juried by Nick Capasso, Director Fitchburg Art Museum
Exhibition Dates | May 18 - June 23, 2017

Opening Reception | Thursday, May 18, 6-8pm at both gallery locations, awards presented at 7pm at the Kathryn Schultz Gallery.

About our Juror: Prior joining the Fitchburg Art Museum, Nick Capasso was Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA, where he helped to reposition that institution to identify and forefront its unique asset, the Sculpture Park. Capasso worked for over 22 years at deCordova, where he oversaw a permanent collection of 3,500 objects, gallery exhibitions, and the outdoor sculpture park. He was also a member of the museum's senior management team and served as deCordova's Acting Director in 2007-2008. Capasso holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History and Geography from Clark University in Worcester, MA, as well as a Master of Arts and Ph.D. in Art History from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. He attended the prestigious Getty Museum Leadership Institute in 2011.

Submission Period Opens | November 1, 2016
Fees: $25 for Current CAA Members | $40 for Not-Yet Members

Deadline February 9th, 2017 11:59pm Cambridge Art Assoc.

Local Call to Artists!
Beach Pea Baking Co. Exhibit

Beach Pea logo
  Interested in having your artwork displayed at a
  totally cool and hip little establishment right here in

Beach Pea Baking Co. will be having the first of three exhibits starting Feb. 1st, 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.  Artwork will be juried by three local artists. 

This is our first time exhibiting at the Beach Pea, so we may be making some changes as we move forward; be sure to stay tuned!

Beach Pea is located at 53 State Road, Kittery, Maine
KAA Presents "Encore" Exhibit at KCC's Morgan Gallery
Exhibit Dates:  Feb. 1st - Apr. 30th
Opening Reception:  Friday, Mar. 10th 5:30-7 PM 

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Kittery Art Association proudly presents another outstanding exhibit, "Encore", at the  Kittery Community Center featuring the truly fascinating art work of KAA members BJ Glanville, Cheri Christenson, Polly Moak, Deborah Cotter and Barbara D'Antonio.

Morgan Gallery Hours: M-F 6am-9pm; Sat 8am-4pm; Sun 12-4pm
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.
The great writer Maya Angelou succinctly sums things up:
"You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have."
KAA 2017 Exhibit Schedule    
We're gearing up for our first exhibit of the year, so Download the new KAA Artist Contract here, and Get Ready To Rumble!!  

2017 Exhibit Schedule
Feb. 18 - Mar. 12  All Member Show " Winter Wonderland"
                              Spotlight Wall - Alice Lee Timmins
                              Opening Reception:  Sun., Feb. 19th, 4-6 PM
March 18 - April 9  All Member Show
                              " Feelings...joy, fear, hunger, home, etc."
                              Spotlight Wall - Dean Diggins
                              Opening Reception:  Sun., March 19th, 4-6 PM
April 15 - May 7  All Member Show " What's Up"
                            Spotlight Wall - Barbara D'Antonio
                            Opening Reception:  Sun., Apr. 23rd, 4-6 PM
May 11 - May 21  All School Show K-12 Student Art
                             Opening Reception:  Sun., May 14h, 4-6 PM
May 27 - June 18 Group Show " Art and Soul"
                              Anne Catell, Gene Galipeau, Fritz Steele, Barry Tarr
                              Opening Reception:  Sun., May 28h, 4-6 PM
June 24 -July 16  Group Show "Life Drawing"
                             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 - Cheri Christenson
                                Opening Reception:  Sun., Aug. 20th, 4-6 PM
Sept. 9   "Y-ART SALE"
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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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.

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!