See "Meet the Locals" at the Gallery.  And then, meet the locals at the Kittery Block Party!

So MANY ways to find us!

KAA Gallery, 8 Coleman Ave, Kittery Point ME  

Phone: (207) 451-9384


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Meet the Locals

From now through July 14, our all-member show will introduce you to the world around us, through the creative eyes and skilled hands of our member artists.  What do you see when you think "local"?  Waves?  Boats?  Lobstermen?  Birds?  Islands?  People about town?  We have all of these, and more, so don't miss the show!  (And don't let your summer visitors miss it, either!)

Our Spotlight Wall for this show will feature the work of our member Peter Moak.  Peter is an art historian who honors the influences of C├ęzanne and Picasso in his pictures.
Photo by Kyle Hinkson on unsplash
Coming up next:
Up, Up and Away

Our next all-member show will take off around the theme "Up, Up and Away."  Let your spirits soar as you contemplate what you might see, and what you might create!  Artist drop-off is Monday, July 15, 4-6pm. Mark your calendars for the Opening Reception on Sunday, July 21, from 4-6pm. We're thinking that perhaps the weather will finally permit us to step out onto our lovely deck....

The Spotlight wall for this show will feature the work of member artist Marlane Bottino.

Thank you to Hall Bros. for their excellent work on our beautiful new roof and sponsorship of the KAA!
"Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art."            ~ Leonardo daVinci
Kittery Block Party June 15!

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Come on down to Kittery Foreside on Saturday, June 15 and say hello to your fellow KAA members who will be meeting the public, promoting our gallery and our programs, and offering membership opportunities to our friends and neighbors.  We'll also have a children's activity area!

Plus, it's simply the place to be for music, food and good small-town summer fun.

And, it's free!                    Read more about the KBP
Plein Air 2017
It's time to paint 
en plein air!

Thanks to a lot of hard work by Lisa Alyson, the 2019 en plein air schedule is packed to the brim with great outdoor art opportunities, including demos, workshops, and locations beloved and new!

First up is Thursday, June 6, at M. Mariner's, 8 Barrell Lane, York, from 4-7pm.  This date features an oil demo by David Lussier.  Demos are $15 for members, $20 for non-members, and members are always welcome to come and make art without taking advantage of the demo.

After that:  
  • June 13 at A.M. McCurdy's 96 Goodwith Road, Gerrish Island.    
  • June 20, at Hosmer's, Raynes Neck, York - demo with            Mary Byrom 
  • June 27, 18 Crockett Neck Road, Kittery Point
  • July 4, Fort McClary - bring your picnic supper and paint! 
WE NEED YOU to make our events successful!

Happenings at the gallery are so vital to our vibrant presence in the area.  Think of the times you've enjoyed the energy, art, connection and general good time at a KAA opening reception or concert.  Well, we need some volunteers to help with this events - especially staying to do some clean-up afterward.  

If you can help, even one time this year, please call the gallery or contact our volunteer coordinator extraordinaire, board member Beth Newkirk.

Thank you!!
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.   
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Beach Pea Baking Co. Exhibit:
Darlene Furbush Oullett

by Darlene Furbush Oullett
Works by our artist member Darlene Furbush Oullett will be on the walls at Beach Pea through the end of June, so be sure to take the time to have a good look at the results of her printmaking/painting process the next time you stop in for your favorite treat!

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 few slots are still available for 2020.
Life Figure Drawing at the KAA
Mondays, 10 am to 1 pm AND NOW long-pose figure drawing on Thursdays!

Lance Hellman drew the session!
Join us on Mondays at the KAA for our Figure Drawing sessions.  Beginning May 2, we are also pleased to offer drawing sessions in which the model will hold much longer poses, for a different drawing practice.

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.  The session takes place at the Kittery Art Association, 8 Coleman Avenue, Kittery Point. 


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!

Pick up the NEW 2019 York Chamber Guide at the gallery on your next visit.  You and your summer guests will love this guide to area businesses and attractions.  The online calendar of events is terrific, too!


2019 Exhibit Schedule!!!

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

What a friendly, intimate spot for some great music.....reserve your seats by paying in advance during a gallery visit, or with credit card and a call to the gallery during open hours.  Concerts start at 7pm, doors open at 6:30.
 

KAA member Caroline Cotter is currently touring to support her new release
 HOME ON THE RIVER.  calls it "sweet and smooth,  
 and downright refreshing... raising spirits with one song, 
calming them with another."

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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Join KAA or Renew your Membership today!

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  happenings on the Seacoast and beyond
En Plein Air Workshop with Mary Byrom!

We are so pleased to announce that award-winning Maine plein air painter Mary Byrom is offering an all-day workshop at Fort Foster on Saturday, June 29.  Bring your materials - whether oil, gouache, watercolor or acrylic, and spend the day painting at one of our treasured Kittery locales.  KAA members receive $20 off the registration fee!  For more details, and to sign up, visit Mary's website directly:    Mary Byrom workshop
Kittery Estates is still looking for artists!

We received a call from Annie Stone, who is in charge of art programs at  Kittery Estates, an independent retirement living residence in Kittery.  They have ongoing monthly art shows there, from the first through the last Sunday of every month, and wonder if there would be any KAA artists interested in showing there (they collect no commission). 

Also, Kittery Estates is looking for artists interested in running any on-site workshops for residents in different media (paid, plus all supplies provided).  To find out more, email  deborah.stone@holidaytouch.com   or call her cell: 207-468-0541.

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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