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Newburyport Art Association

EDUCATION NEWS… NAA & Ipswich Y have partnered!
Note classes below are held at the Camp Cedar Mill location,
390 Wethersfield St., Rowley
Pricing for Classes (based on a Y membership):  $20 for Family members, $30 for Members, $60 for Non-members
Join NAA Artist & Instructor Ryan Kelley at the Ipswich Y, open to Y members and non-members:

Wire Tree Masters, Saturday, October 26, 10am-12noon
 Artists aged 14+ are invited to work with professional and award-winning wire sculptor Ryan Kelley to create wire trees- his specialty! Bring a small rock or two along with you and twist the tree onto it! Two hour class with all materials and tools provide.  To register, click Wire Tree Masters




2019 Fall Members Juried Show, Part 1
October 18 – November 2, 2019
Juror:  Lauren O’Neal, Director & Curator
Lamont Gallery, Phillips Exeter Academy

Digital Art, Drawing Oil, Printmaking, Sculpture, & Watercolor
Receiving, Sunday, October 13, 11-5pm


2019 Fall Members Juried Show, Part 1 Accepted Works

Award Winners with Juror Comments

To view a powerpoint of the show, click 2019 FALL MEMBERS JURIED SHOW, PT.1    please note this is not a complete representation of all the works in the show.. only those where artists submitted an image.


Wenda Shelter, Into the Mystic: An Exhibit of New Oil Paintings
Oct 15-27 , 2019
Artist Reception, Saturday, October 19, 6-8p.m.





Coming Up…

2019 Off The Wall,
an exhibition of small, unframed works
a show within the Holiday Gift Show & Sale
open to Members and Non-members
November 29-December 24, 2019
Read details and requirements in OFF THE WALL   CALL FOR ENTRY

To clarify how to be part of the show…You must enter the show thru our online submission process, prior to bringing work into the gallery. You may enter up to six works in JPEG (.jpg) format, images only, excluding the mat and/or One image per work.  Max size is 11″ x 14″.  If unmatted, the image can be up to 11″ x 14″.  If matted, the total measurements can be up to 11″ x 14″.  The NAA will supply a recloseable cello bag for hanging/display purposes.  We encourage early drop off.

Online registration is now open.  Click OFF THE WALL to enter.


2019 Artwalk
Next Artwalk date, November 2.. we are Gallery 10 on your map!
Galleries open until 6p.m. on Artwalk day.

NAA will be hosting a demo with e.Tobin Eckian, 2-4pm.

Mixed Media on Paper and Hand-stitching on painted Wall Quilt Scenes Demonstration
For more details and Tobin’s bio, click ARTWALK DEMO
Plan to join us!




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

Art Supplies now available in the Gift Shop!  



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

Applications for the 2019 Donald Jurney Traveling Fellowship are now being accepted!

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

The Donald Jurney Traveling Fellowship 

The Fellowship provides one grant per year to an emerging or mid-career artist, working in a traditional representational manner, for painting or study in Europe during the year following application. Applicant must be a US resident. The award to the winning Fellow is $5000. The painter need not be a landscape painter. The funds in the award are intended to defray costs of travel both to and within Europe, and to help to defray costs of lodging, meals, and art materials, etc. 

Application may be made at any time but must be received by December 15th of the year preceding the year of travel. For travel in 2020, applications are due by December 15, 2019. The winner will be notified on February 1, 2020. Travel must be completed between April and October 2020.  

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

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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The NAA's 2019 Annual Appeal is coming soon!  We hope you will become part of our story and help support our mission.


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Newburyport VIP Card now available for sale at the Newburyport Art Association!  Newburyport App also available for your phone - makes it easy to enjoy Discounts/Deals at 180+ Best of Newburyport Places to eat, shop, stay & experience. Purchase your card here Newburyport VIP Card or in the NAA galleries.  For every $25 card sold through the NAA, the NAA will receive a $10 donation. Thank you for your support!   

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