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      “A Perfect Day”

      | Uncategorized | April 30, 2020

      Congratulations to Budd and Stephanie Kelley,
      our raffle winners for
      A Perfect Day, by Sue Charles

      We thank the Kelley’s and everyone who donated to the 2019 Annual Appeal and became part of our story!

        The NAA is home to artists and non-artists, residents and visitors alike, who become members and support this community because we appreciate all that a vital art organization brings to the quality of life in the community it serves.

      NAA Updates to Covid-19

      | Uncategorized | April 28, 2020

      Looking forward to a new dawn!

      The NAA is currently closed to the public.
      We look forward to re-opening and welcoming our artists and
      art community back at a future date.

      In the meantime, stay safe, strong,  and healthy.

      image credit:  Dawn at Parker River, Kathleen Bennett

      Message from Sara Demrow Dent, Board Member and Artist Advocate
      April 29, 2020  click here

      Message to our Members from Warren Moskowitz, President, Board of Directors
      April 21, 2020 click here

      Message from Warren Moskowitz, President, Board of Directors
      March 27, 2020  click here

      2020 Annual Regional Juried Show Accepted Works

      | Uncategorized | April 6, 2020



      Art has always been the raft onto which we climb to save our sanity. I don’t see a different purpose for it now. ~ Dorothea Tanning


      These words have more meaning than ever as we grapple with the new realities of self-isolating at home for the good of not just ourselves but our community.  In this vein, we are pleased to have come up with an online show to showcase the works in our annual Regional Juried Show to not just honor our artists but provide a little escape to someone who needs it.

      We have had record sales in this virtual show.  The show will be ongoing.

      We are thrilled to announce the juror’s decisions of accepted works and awards for this prestigious show.   Thank you to our juror, Ruth Greene-McNally, Curator & Collections Manager, Ogunquit Museum of American Art for her hard work.  We thank all the artists for their submissions.  It takes a level of bravery to put your art and creativity into the world to be judged.  There were 512 submissions of which 149 were chosen, in 11 different media.   For the complete list, click here

      The show will be online ongoing, with a process to purchase.
      Congratulations to all the accepted artists!

      2020 19th Annual Art Auction & Exhibit

      | Uncategorized | March 17, 2020

      New dates announced…

      We are excited to announce that we have successfully rescheduled The 19th Annual Art Auction & Exhibit to mid- September. This fine art auction supports all programming including exhibitions, education, & community outreach.  This sell-out event has grown to become the NAA’s most important fundraiser and a popular evening for the Newburyport & surrounding community – great art, food, and company. Though this year the event will be held virtually, we are excited to announce that there will be a two-week exhibit of all auction works in the lower galleries.

      More information to come!

      Friday, September 18th: VIP Reception & Exhibit

      Saturday, September 19th: Gallery and on-line exhibit opens to the public

      Saturday, September 26th:  Online bidding opens

      Saturday, October 3rd: Bidding ends

      More than ever- the community needs this event to celebrate art and the artists that create it. Over 90 artists have already donated artwork in all medias and price ranges.

      Please mark your calendars and plan to join us virtually and in the galleries to celebrate the arts!

      To add your name to receive information about the NAA and the 19th Annual Art Auction & Exhibit, click here. To volunteer to be a gallery associate during the exhibit, please click here.

      Deb Pare & Paige Baumann: Co-Chairs, NAA Auction

      Sara Demrow Dent: Artist Advocate

      2021 MassArt Summer Studio & Scholarship Applications

      | Uncategorized | March 13, 2020

      2021 MassArt Summer Studio Scholarship Applications will be accepted in February 2021. Please watch for announcements when the application period is open. 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.



      Each year the NAA awards the Ruthanne Arbeit Memorial Scholarship to a Newburyport High School student; the Sam Sargent Scholarship, the Laura Coombs Hills Scholarship, the Hemphill Family Foundation Scholarship, the Susan Keller Scholarship, and the Ron Emmerling Scholarship.  Local graduating seniors planning to pursue art, art education, and/or arts management are eligible to apply.  Application guidelines are available in the guidance offices.  Students from the Amesbury, Ipswich, Newburyport, Pentucket, and Triton districts are welcome to apply.  Note applications will be accepted in February 2021.  Any questions, contact the NAA at naa@newburyportart.org