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Ladies & Gems 2017 has been set for Friday, April 7, 7:00-9:00p.m!  Click below for all the exciting details including a $5,000 shopping spree thanks to Kaya Jewelers of Newburyport MA

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 BONS-2017-Landing-Page-Header[1](1)Northshore Magazine has announced that the voting has begun for the 2017 Best of the Northshore Awards – the Newburyport Art Association has been nominated again this year in the Play/Art Gallery category.  We hope we can count on your support and vote!  Please click here to cast your vote,  BONS 2017 Cast Your Vote for the NAA!



db639b95-3867-460b-8a09-e44c9c58c350The NAA in collaboration with The Hemphill Family Foundation is pleased to announce the 2nd Art Adventure Grant program – an opportunity for current NAA artist members to fund a workshop of their choice anywhere in the world!  The grant is for $1,500.  Click here for application details, 2017 Art Adventure.



Exhibition News



Young and Budding Artists Show
March 10-April 1, 2017

Pick-up:  Sunday, April 2, 11-5p.m.

Award Winners & Juror Comments




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Upward Trend
March 28-April 23, 2017
Reception:  Saturday, April 8, 7-9p.m.





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Spring Members Open
April 7-29, 2017

Receiving:  Sunday, April 2, 11a.m.-5p.m.
Reception:  Saturday, April 8, 7-9p.m.
Pick-up: Sunday, April 30, 11a.m.-5p.m.

Call For Entry

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Big Works Show
2nd NAA Pop Up Show
at 14 Cedar Street, Amesbury, Ma

April 4-29, 2017
Receiving: Saturday, April 1, 2-5p.m.
Reception:  Thursday, April 13, 6-8p.m.
Pick-Up:  Sunday, April 30, 2-5p.m.

Show is full, no more entries are being accepted – please email Elena if you would like to be kept on a list should spots open up, ebachrach@newburyportart.org, thank you.



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The Art of Books
April 25-30, 2017
A special exhibition celebrating books as the basic medium for works of art

Open to NAA Members and Non-members
Receiving:  Sunday, April  23, 1-5p.m.
Pick-up:  Sunday, April 30, 1-5p.m.

Call For Entry

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20th RJS image_resize2017 20th Annual Regional Juried Show
May 5-June 3, 2017
Notification of Accepted Works: Wednesday, April 5, 12noon
Receiving for Accepted Works: Sunday, April 30, 11a.m.-5p.m.
Reception: Sunday, May 7, 2-4p.m.
Pick Up Works: Sunday, June 4, 1-5p.m.



Second Annual Range Lights Community Sculpture Garden Exhibition
September 22, 2017-September 2, 2018

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The NAA is pleased to announce the Call for Entry for the second annual Range Lights Community Sculpture Garden Exhibition.
Please click for all the CFE details, NAA CSG 2017 Call for Entry.
NAA artist members and non-members are welcome to submit work for the exhibition.

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First Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition
in the Range Lights Community Sculpture Garden
September 3, 2016-September 7, 2017


Education News

Purely Pastel with Robin Thornhill.  6 week class begins April 3.  Mondays, 10a.m.-12noon
Fundamentals of Watercolor Painting II,  with Susan Spellman.  6 week class begins April 5. Wednesdays, 1-3:30p.m  ( *note there will be no Watercolor I this session)
Explorations in Oil & Acrylic Painting with Ethan Lima.  6 week class begins April 6.  Thursdays, 9:30-12noon
Abstract Painting with Joe Ferlazzo. 6 week class begins April 6.  Thursdays, 7-9p.m.
Fundamentals of Drawing II with Susan Spellman.  6 week class begins April 7. Fridays, 12:30-2:30.  (*note there will be no Drawing I this session)

Under the Open Sky with Sue Charles. 6 week class begins May 10.  Wednesdays, 9:30a.m.-12:30p.m.
Marketing 101: YOU are Your Own Brand with artist Gail Zona.  Thursday, March 23, 7-9p.m.
Marketing 101:  How to Get the Word Out with artist Gail Zona. Thursday, March 30, 7-9p.m.
Iphone Camera:  The basics and beyond with “Stoney”, (aka David Stone)  4 week class, begins May 4.  Thursdays, 6:30-8:30p.m.

Plein Air one day workshop with Robin Thornhill.  June 3. 

For Details or to Register,  visit our Classes and Workshop page

Drop in Wednesday Night Life Drawing Group



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April 22 – June 17 – August 19 – November 4

Saturdays, 11:00a.m.-6:00p.m.











Check out our NEW Blog post …  The Art of Maps


Art Supplies now available in the Gift Shop!  

Watercolor and Drawing Supplies!

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Newburyport Art Association, 65 Water Street, Newburyport, Ma  01950

Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11a.m.-5p.m., Sunday 1-5p.m., Closed Monday

The NAA's Winter weather policy is that the galleries will be closed if the Newburyport School District calls for a snow day.   To download show Calendar, click   2017 Exhibition Calendar  


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Wondering if its time for YOU to renew?  Log in to the website, choose My Dashboard, check your membership expiration date - thank you!

2018 Donald & Kim Jurney Traveling Fellowship Applications are now being accepted

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The Board of the Donald & Kim Jurney Traveling Fellowship program is delighted to announce that Martin Dimitrov of Chandler, Arizona has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the Jurney Traveling Fellowship.  We wish him our heartfelt congratulations and look forward to his updates from his travels in Spain.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Fellowship Program!
Submission Deadline is December 15, 2017

For more information or to apply, please click

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NAA Partnership with Farley’s continues!

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2017 Exhibitions Calendar 

March 8-March 29 Wenda Shelter

March 29-April 19 Susan Spellman

May 10- May 31 Rick Cuzner & family

May 31-June 14 Ron Emmerling

June 14-June 28 John Ellis

June 28-July  12 Special Group Show - to be announced

July 12-August 2 Heather Karp

Thank you for your support of the artists and the NAA's ongoing commitment to community collaboration

&  visit  FARLEY'S

NAA partnership with The Grog continues!

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2017 Upcoming Shows

March 25 - May 14    Doug Heath

May 20 - July 9            Ann Jones

July 15 - Sept 2            Sandra Morrissey

Sept 8 - Oct 29            Susan Kelly

Nov 4 - Dec 23            Muriel Angelil

Check out shows in support of NAA artists and the NAA's ongoing commitment to community collaboration & visit The Grog.

NAA Book Club

federico-faruffini-the-reader The next meeting of the NAA Book Club is scheduled for Thursday, April 20, 6:30-8:30p.m. Contact the NAA galleries for meeting locations, 978.465.8769. The facilitator will be NAA Artist Member Michele Champion and the book assignment is Georgia by Dawn Tripp.  Join us!

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