by the Seacoast Moderns opens this week!

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KAA Gallery, 8 Coleman Ave, Kittery Point ME  

Phone: (207) 451-9384

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Opening Sept. 5:
The Seacoast Moderns

The artists of the Seacoast Moderns present their new art show, "Flourish," opening on September 5th and on display until October 13th at the Kittery Art Association. Come see the original artwork of nine different artists working in multiple media and varying styles in this exciting show. All KAA members and friends are invited to the opening reception on Sunday, September 8th from 4-6 p.m.

The opening reception is a great time to see the exhibit, run into friends, meet the artists and find out about the work and vision of this subset of the Kittery Art Association artists!

Did you know?  This year is  The Seacoast Moderns'  NINTH year making and showing art together! Although the group numbers have fluctuated over time, there has been a core group that has been together all nine years. Interested artists (who are also members of KAA) are invited to come visit during a regular monthly meeting (third Wednesday of the month). Contact Karen Camlin for meeting particulars and/or more information about this group.

We're Having a YAR T Sale!
September 14, 10am - 2pm

Join us for "Creative Reuse" .... Our goal is to collect unwanted art supplies to resell.  All proceeds benefit the Marcia Ryder Scholarship Fund.

Drop off your donations to the gallery 
Monday September 9th, 4-6pm

Join us
 for the bi-annual Yart Sale 
Saturday September 14th, 10 am-2 pm

Coming up next in the gallery:
En Plein Air

Have you been drawing, painting, photographing or making other art in the great outdoors this summer?  Been taking part in the KAA en plein air sessions on Thursday afternoons, or taken your easel or tripod on a vacation?  Enjoyed the views from your own front stoop or back deck?

Bring those en plein air works into our next all member show!  Drop off for artists will be Monday, October 13 (Indigenous People's Day!), from 4-6 pm at 8 Coleman Avenue.  The show will run from Oct. 17 through Nov. 24, with an opening reception from 4-6p on Sunday, Oct. 20.

KAA Annual Meeting and Member Potluck, Sunday, October 27

Social time will begin at 5pm, followed by a potluck and annual meeting.  
Stay tuned for more details as we get close to the time.

Homework:  What themes would you like to see for our 2020 exhibits???

What do These Items Have in Common?


Answer:  They are in the display cases at KAA!

At Kittery Art Association, art is even more than the wonderful works we hang on the walls and perch on our pedestals.  Do you know the items in the upstairs card racks and both the upstairs and downstairs display cases are frequently rotated, refreshed, renewed?  

Don't forget to take a closer look the next time you stop by 8 Coleman Avenue - you might see just the perfect treat for you rself or gift for a special someone!
Thank You, KSB!

The Kittery Art Association recently received a generous donation from the Kennebunk Savings Bank.  Support from our members and our sponsors  keeps us going, and we are so grateful for this recognition of the importance of art in the local community!

"Art is either revolution or plagiarism."  
         ~ Paul Gaugin
Plein Air 2017
Join us en plein air!

The 2019 en plein air schedule is winding down.... waaaahhhh!

The last-scheduled gathering, from 4-7pm on Thursday afternoon, September 5, will be at the home of KAA vice president Deborah Cotter, 13 Waterside Lane, South Berwick, ME

Can you give us one hour on one evening?

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 these events - especially staying to do some clean-up afterward.  

If you can help, even one time this year, for an opening reception or a concert, please call the gallery or click this link to email our volunteer coordinator extraordinaire, board member Beth Newkirk.

Thank you!!
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At Provisions at Pepperrell Cove starting Sept 15:
Jean Munro

Pepperrell Cove Tie Up, Jean Munro
Works by our talented artist member (and board member and Treasurer) Jean Munro are coming soon to the walls at Provisions,  so be sure you get a good long look at her oil paintings and photographs the next time you pop in for coffee (or one of those fabulous blueberry scones!).

Provisions is located just up the street
Making Tracks, Jean Munro
from the KAA, at the Pepperrell Cove complex - it's the general store/coffee and sandwich shop underneath The View event space, as you head down to the town landing.

If you are interested in  having your artwork  displayed a t this  great little spot  here in Kittery Point, contact Betsy Wish at  bjwish@gmail.com !    Slots are still available for 2020.
Beach Pea Baking Co. Exhibit:
Jennifer Novelli and Denise MacLatchey

Dinghies, Jennifer Novelli
Denise MacLatchy and Jennifer Novelli are excited to be showing their plein air paintings at the Beach Pea Café in September and October. We have been neighbors for 6 years and discovered that we each had a love for painting. Almost 4 years ago, we began delving into plein air painting when we began studying together under Mary Byrom. Our medias are different, Denise uses oils and Jen uses acrylics,
Marsh, Denise MacLatchy
 but we share so many common interests. We both love the outdoors, and to combine creativity and the outdoors is a fabulous experience. There is so much beauty in the world around us and we each like to share our interpretation of this beauty with others.

Beach Pea Baking Co.  is located at 53 State Road in Kittery, ME, and is open from 7:30 am to 6:00pm.

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.  Many thanks to Betsy for her work in coordinating these community exhibits!
Life Figure Drawing at the KAA
Mondays, 10 am to 1 pm 
drawing by Lance Hellman
Join us on Mondays at the KAA for our Figure Drawing sessions.  (Please note that the Thursday sessions are currently on hiatus.)

Cost remains at an affordable $10.

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!!!

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.

From the Music Committee:  
Two members are needed at each of these events to assist the music volunteers at each concert. We are asking for either a volunteer at 6pm through the end of the concert or one from the start of the concert through cleanup and lockup. Please contact Beth Newkirk to volunteer. Her email is BethNewkirk48@gmail.com

The Seasmoke Trio is a jazz, blues and swing trio based in Kittery, Maine. Performing often unexpected arrangements of original and familiar music, the trio plays an eclectic mix of jazz, blues, swing and traditional American songbook tunes. 

Sea Smoke
Sep 20
Cosy Sheridan
Oct 5
Student Charity Concert
Oct 12
Cormac McCarthy
Oct 19
Bill Staines
Nov 29
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  happenings on the Seacoast and beyond
Attention members!

Want to invite other members to your next reception?  Offering a workshop or a class?  We want to promote your art activities here!  Send your information for the KAA Doodles!  All information should be submitted by the 15th of the month for inclusion in the following month's newsletter.
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