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Newburyport Art Association

Submissions are no longer being accepted.  Good luck to the applicants!
We hope you will mark your calendars to join us for the award presentation and take in the exhibition of the Art Adventure Grant finalists and past winners.. Show dates, February 7-29.  Winner to be announced at the reception Saturday, February 8, 6-8p.m.  See you there!


GIFT SHOP NEWS:  Submissions are now being accepted. We have new submission forms that can be found by clicking HERE for small works and HERE for cards and binwork.  Please use the 2020 form and disregard prior forms. All items to be considered must be in the gallery by 5pm Sunday, January 26.


EDUCATION NEWS:  2020 Artlink Scholarships have been announced.  Please click 2020 Artlink Scholarship Application Form, for requirements, and qualifying schools.  Note the application deadline is Friday, March 28, 2020.  Any questions, contact Jessica Pappathan, Executive Director, at jpappathan@newburyportart.org


2020 MassArt Summer Studio Scholarship Applications are now being accepted.
A unique pre-college studio art program for students entering grades 11 and 12, generously provided by The Hemphill Family Foundation.  This is an intensive 4-week program for the artist who is serious about their work.  For more details, click MassArt Summer Studio  and  Summer Studio Application   Application deadline is Friday, March 13.



2020 Winter Juried Show, Part One
Sponsored by Dore + Whittier
January 10-February 1, 2020
Juror:  Jim Craig, Executive Director,
Rockport Art Association & Museum

Media: Drawing, Fine Crafts, Oil, Printmaking, Sculpture, & Watercolor

Snowy Afternoon, fabric collage by Cheryl Miller

2020 Winter Juried Show, Pt 1 Accepted Works

2020 Winter Juried Show, Awards winners with juror comments

to view the online gallery of works, click on the Exhibition tab above, or to view a powerpoint presentation of works submitted online, click 2020 Winter Juried Show, Pt 1 Presentation


2020 Education Program Exhibition:
2019 Works by NAA Instructors & their Students 

January 10-February 1, 2020
Artist Reception, Saturday, January 11, 6-8p.m.

2020 Education Program Exhibition Gallery List

Want a preview of the works in the galleries right now? Visit our online gallery by clicking on the Exhibition tab above



2020 Winter Juried Show, Part Two
Sponsored by Dore + Whittier
February 7-29, 2020
Juror:  Jim Craig, Executive Director,
Rockport Art Association & Museum

Media: Acrylic, Digital Art, Mixed Media, Pastel, & Photography

WJ2 Call For Entry

to Enter the Show, use the Enter a Show link under the Exhibitions tab above
art credit:  Threads by Tom Bailey


2020 23rd Annual Regional Juried Show
open to NAA Members & Non-members
Show dates:  May 1-23, 2020
Submission period, Jan. 15-February 28
Juror:  Ruth Greene-McNally
Associate Curator, Ogunquit Museum of American Art

To view and download the Call For Entry, click 2020 Regional Juried Show
To Enter the Show, use the Enter a Show link under the Exhibitions tab above

Image credit:  (left) Ron Emmerling, Above & Below, 2019 Sam Sargent Award for Best in Show;  (right) Liz Auffant, Hurricane Warning, 2019 award winner for Best Work in Oil


2020 Young and Budding Artists Exhibition
March 6-28, 2020
Juror for award selection to be announced
Our annual exhibit is open to all students, grades 1-12.
For more details, click on YBA Call For Entry
All works must be ready to hang and accompanied by YBA Registration Form
2020 YBA Registration Form

art credit:  Surf Fishing, acrylic by Kasey Favor


New England Sculptors Association and Newburyport Art Association

Contemporary Sculpture – a Collaboration between NESA and NAA
March 3 – 21, 2020
Hills Gallery, Newburyport Art Association
art credit:  sculpture by Ryan Kelley



4th Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition
in the Range Lights Community Sculpture Garden
September 13, 2019 – September 1, 2020

Click here to view the 2019 Range Lights Community Sculpture Garden Online Gallery

Click here to view the 2018 Range Lights Community Sculpture Garden Online Gallery

Click here to view the 2017 Range Lights Community Sculpture Garden Online Gallery 

Works in the Gallery Gift Shop are by our members and selected thru a jury process.  Opportunities for members to submit to the gift shop are the last Sunday of January, April, and August.  The next deadline for Gift Shop submissions is Sunday, January 26, 2020.  All works to be considered by the committee must be in the gallery by 5pm.

Members can download a gift shop submission form by clicking GALLERY SHOP

Newburyport Art Association, 65 Water Street, Newburyport, Ma  01950
Gallery Hours:  Tuesday – Saturday, 11-5; Sunday, 1-5; Closed Monday

The Newburyport Art Association is a 501(c )(3) non-profit organization

Support the Arts… Become a Donor

The NAA's 2019 Annual Appeal is here! Look for it in your mailboxes, or donate now by clicking the Donate Now button below.  We hope you will become part of our story and help support our mission. To review the special benefits for your donation,
click 2019 Annual Appeal Benefits

The Newburyport Art Association is a 501(c )(3) non-profit organization.

Open Studio Figure Study, Drop-in – Ongoing

Fees for the drop-in sessions are: $15 members (membership must be current), $18 non-members, $10 students* or seniors, *students under the age of 18 must complete a Permission Form as well as an Emergency Contact Form. For questions, contact Peter Kimmins at peter.kimmins@me.com

NAA partnership with The Grog continues!

Currently showing:

Debbie Shirley

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

Member Tools & Resources

For our Artist Members: 
 is a resource page of  information about
Exhibitions, Framing Requirements,
How do I enter online?
Gift Shop jury days & Submission Forms,  
and more!

For all NAA Members & our Supporters

a listing of local Art Associations, Galleries, Museums, Art Supply stores, & more

Some tips to help with your online submissions:
Photographing Your Artwork by John Raleigh

Photographing Your Artwork with your iPhone

Instructions for Entering a Show


NEW Member Benefit: all current NAA members have the opportunity to apply for a FREE 2-week solo show to be held in the Hills Gallery.  Applications for 2020 show will be available Monday, November 4.  Deadline to apply, Monday, December 2, 2019.  Winner chosen by committee.

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