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    mother, reader, naa associate director

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    NAA Updates to Covid-19

    | Uncategorized | March 18, 2020

    Looking forward to a new dawn!

    The NAA will be closed to the public through April 6, 2020.

    Please click here for updates

    image credit:  Dawn at Parker River, Kathleen Bennett

    2020 Fine Art Auction & Party

    | Uncategorized | March 17, 2020

    New date
    for the 19th Annual Fine Art Auction & Party

    Mark your calendars for
    September 26, 2020

    2020 MassArt Summer Studio & Scholarship Applications

    | Uncategorized | March 13, 2020

    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 extended to Friday, March 20.


    In addition, 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.

    Please click 2020 Artlink Scholarship Application Form, for requirements, and qualifying schools.  Note the application deadline has been extended to April 13, 2020.  Any questions, contact Jessica Pappathan, Executive Director, at jpappathan@newburyportart.org

    Sculpting Animals in Oil-based Clay with Jeffrey Briggs

    | Uncategorized | March 10, 2020

    Learn to sculpt animals with the Boston Greenway Carousel designer/sculptor Jeff Briggs.  Students will experience techniques of researching and sculpting their selected mammal.  Students will be introduced to the fundamentals to gather research materials to understand the anatomy and spirit of their selected mammal.

    For more information, dates, and to register click on the Education tab.

    Class size is very limited!

    art credit:  Jeffrey Briggs

    Annual Young and Budding Artists Exhibition

    | Uncategorized | March 4, 2020

    Our annual Young and Budding Artists show is open to all students, grades 1-12.  The show,  on view March 6-28 in the Sargent & Hartson galleries, is generously sponsored by Fruh Realty.  Join our artists as they celebrate the opening and awards presentation on Sunday, March 8, 2-4pm.
    All NAA receptions are free & open to the public.

    To see the complete list of juror awards and comments, click here
    Congratulations to all our artists and award winners!


    Ruthanne Arbeit Award for Best in Show
    Jandeliz Hernandez
    Raised in Silence, Drawing, grade 11


    NAA & New England Sculptors Association Exhibition

    | Uncategorized | March 4, 2020

    is now on view!  Join our artists for their opening reception, Saturday, March 7, 6-8p.m.
    Show in Hills Gallery thru March 21, 2020
    art credit:  Ryan Kelley