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NAA Strategic Planning & Capital Projects

NAA Strategic Planning now underway 

In preparing for the NAA’s 2017 Annual Meeting (April), the NAA announced that an NAA2020 Strategic Planning Committee had been appointed by the NAA Board of Directors to work alongside the Project Management Team exploring opportunities for enhanced space to address education and other needs.  The NAA2020 Committee presented an outline at the Annual Meeting describing its charge and work plan.  The NAA2020 Strategic Planning Committee includes NAA Board Members Warren Moskowitz (Board President), Trish Kyle (NAA Director), Paul Swindlehurst (NAA Director), and Pat Keating (NAA Friend & Ad Hoc Member), and the Executive Director.  The Committee is co-chaired by Trish Kyle and Pat Keating.  The NAA2020 Committee has  held extensive meetings with critical constituents and membership in preparing to draft the NAA2020 Strategic Plan – the draft will be submitted to the full Board of Directors in Fall 2017 for full ratification in December.


In the meantime, the Project Management Team, chaired by NAA Board of Directors Secretary Terry Rooney, is stewarding a feasibility study of the NAA’s facility located at 65 Water Street with the local architecture firm of Dore & Whittier.  The feasibility study is expected to be completed in late 2017.

Please direct any questions to Elena Bachrach, Executive Director, at ebachrach@newburyportart.org or by calling the gallery at 978.465.8769.


Range Lights Community Sculpture Garden

CSG Panorama

The capital campaign for the Range Light Community Sculpture Garden has concluded and we have you to thank!  Over $1250,000 has been raised for the installation and maintenance of the sculpture garden.  The Community Sculpture Garden and year-round green space has been installed and was officially unveiled in September 2016.  If you,  your family and friends enjoy the Newburyport boardwalk, soon you will be able to walk the Harbor Walk Trail which will bring you right to the already iconic stone arch of  the Community Sculpture Garden.  This exciting installation features stone benches, a Dory by Lowell’s Boat shop (perfect play space for kids and photo op’s for parents!), meticulously planned and planted greenery, all surrounding annual outdoor sculpture exhibitions juried by the NAA Curatorial Committee and open to the public year-round, 24/7.

Please note that the Range Lights Community Sculpture Garden and NAA galleries are available to the community for rent to celebrate special occasions and/or for business gatherings.  Please contact the NAA at 978.465.8769 or email Elena Bachrach, Executive Director, at ebachrach@newburyportart.org if you have any questions about the NAA’s rental program.

Donations are welcome to ensure maintenance funds are available into the foreseeable future, Make a Donation to the Community Sculpture Garden.

Watch here as our dream began to take shape!

Constructing The Arch

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Design & installation of the Range Lights Community Sculpture Garden by Phil O’Donnell, Principal & Owner of New England Land Artisan, www.nelandartisan.com.




The Donald and Kim Jurney Traveling Fellowship

The submission period for the 2018 Traveling Fellowship has ended and applications are no longer being accepted.  Best of luck to all who submitted their application.  The winner will be notified on February 1, 2018.


"I have always depended on the kindness of strangers."
Blanche Dubois, A Street Car Named Desire

We need your help!

Donald and Kim Jurney have contributed the initial funding for the Fellowship but we need your help to make sure this worthwhile project moves forward.  While knowing that many demands are made on your kindness we ask that you seriously consider helping us to underpin the Fellowship, make sure that this once-in-a-while opportunity continues to be offered to artists far into the future.

Because the Newburyport Art Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, your contribution is tax-deductible, too!  Please do what you can.
Thank you.

Checks may be made payable to Donald and Kim Jurney Traveling Fellowship and mailed to:
Donald and Kim Jurney Traveling Fellowship
c/o Newburyport Art Association
65 Water Street
Newburyport,  MA  01950

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