Volume 8 | August 2020
We're open!!!
It's soooooo good to see some faces (well, eyes, anyway) coming into our wonderful little gallery again! We hope to see YOU soon!

We limit visitors inside the gallery to four at a time, who must safely space, wear masks and use the hand sanitizer provided. High-touch surfaces are disinfected between visitors. No restroom facilities will be available to guests. Our volunteers will also be masked while inside the gallery.

Gallery hours will be determined in large part by the availability of gallery sitters, so we'll consider ourselves open "by chance or by appointment," the latter being arrangeable via e-mail to info@kitteryartassociation.org.

We still need some gallery sitters over the next couple of weeks. Please use our great new Signup Genius app to select your slots.

We've missed you, and look forward to seeing you soon!!
All the ways to find and follow us:
Telephone: 207-451-9384
Address: 8 Coleman Ave., Kittery Point
Mail: PO Box 44, Kittery Pt, ME 03905
Email: info@kitteryartassociation.org
In the Gallery:
Splash of Color - thru 8/15!
There is a really wonderful show up in the gallery right now, and you'll be able to see it up close and in person through August 15!

Jeanne Havran, a watercolorist originally from Rockport, Massachusetts and now a new Portsmouth resident, is the spotlight artist for this “Splash of Color” exhibit which started on March 12. Her seascapes, florals, and street scenes are characteristically filled with a dynamic mix of color, light, and movement using a self-described “airy and loose” painting style.

ARTISTS: Pick up SUNDAY, 12/16

Not ready to come in? See this show on our website! Contact the gallery if you'd like more information about purchasing one of these fabulous works. And please, invite your friends and fellow art appreciators to also take a look!

Next up in the Gallery:

Water, Water Everwhere
Aug 20 – Sep 13
All Member Show

Drop Off: Mon, Aug 17

Pick Up: Sun, Sep 13th

(Thanks to COVID-19, there will be no
Opening Reception...but...)

We're SO excited to be planning a new all-member show, and what better topic for us here on the Seacoast in the late summer? Our Spotlight Artist for this show will be our talented member artist Maryse Newton.

In order to make this show a success, we need people to help with intake and gallery sitting, so please reach out to us if you can: I can help!
New Virtual Show:
"Art & Soul"
Calling ALL Member Artists! Kittery Art Association invites all member artists to submit digital images of their artwork for the “Art & Soul” Virtual Exhibition. This is a unique opportunity for KAA artists to exhibit work on the KAA Website.

Submissions can be made beginning now.
 (no deadline).

Show Dates: NOW – Oct 28th

Would you like to extend the visibility of your art online?Participate in this virtual art show here at KAA!
It’s as simple as taking a photo of your artwork with your Smart Phone and sending it in an email!

For detailed information, visit the Virtual Show Submission Guidelines
If you have ANY questions, please email us at kaavirtualexhibit@gmail.com
Wish to become a member? Visit KAA Membership Page
Meet Our 2020
Marcia Ryder Scholars
Art Scholarships awarded at Traip Academy
The Marcia Abigail Ryder Art Scholarship Fund at the Kittery Art Association (KAA) awarded two $1,000 scholarships to outstanding 2020 Traip Academy graduates: Jayna Wheeler and Elias Matso.

Jayna is pursuing “visual storytelling” through theater and puppets and directed plays and musicals at Traip Academy. She has also worked with the Seacoast Repertory Theater. In the fall, Jayna will attend York County Community College for Small Business Management.

Elias has been accepted at the Parsons School of Design in NYC, which he says, has been a personal goal for him since he was “13 years old.” Elias has participated in internships and course training at the Fashion Institute of Technology, and with the Tiffany and Company Design Team.

Since 2008, the Ryder Scholarship Fund has granted over $30,000 to assist Kittery students in pursuing creative interests. The Fund is made possible by the art association and by generous private donors. Tax deductible donations to the Ryder Scholarship Fund ensure that KAA will continue to provide opportunities for Kittery’s students to explore their creativity.

En plein air painter
En Plein Air in Full Swing

Come out and play - Thursdays from 4-7

We’re excited about being the type of group that can “spread out” rather than “gather” during the current health crisis we find ourselves in the midst of right now. And we are appreciative of those home and business owners who graciously invite us to paint from their properties with amazing views.

Weather permitting, we make art every Thursday, 4 – 7 PM. All members are welcome!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please be aware that many sites do not have bathrooms. Also, just a gentle reminder to please be respectful of parking and residences’ privacy while on location.

NEW for the 2020 Artist Membership: 
Become part of the Kittery Art Association
Member Virtual Galleries! 
All KAA members are welcome to have a virtual gallery page for a fee of $10 per calendar year, usually paid with your annual membership, but can be added to your membership anytime. This is a great way to share information about you as an artist and the works you create. 

To see an example and find out how you can do this, visit the KAA Website and under the Membership menu click KAA Member Virtual Galleries. All questions may be sent to artistpages@kitteryartassociation.org 
Community Happenings
Morgan Gallery Seeks Artists
Our own BJ Glanville, who is currently co-chairing the Visual Arts Committee of the Kittery Community Center, sends us this news:

The Morgan Gallery at the Kittery Community Center is looking for artist proposals (either solo or joint) for our upcoming season. Please go to this link and download the proposal for submission:

Mangion Poetry Celebration postponed
Some things we learn to work around with this pandemic, others just become too difficult to try to do, and we're sad that the 5th annual Mangion Poetry event falls into the latter category. Too many people too close together indoors for too long a time. But we look forward to bringing this wonderful event back in full form in the spring of 2021 - so stay tuned!!