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Artist Opportunities



The Newburyport Art Association in collaboration with
The Hemphill Family Foundation announces a special $1,500 grant program for NAA artist members (25 years and older) to fund your choice of workshop anywhere in the world!!
You must be an NAA member to apply.  Applicants must submit:
  • A brief (one page) statement of purpose – how you plan to use the grant funds
  • A brief (one page) description of your intended workshop
  • Resume (optional)
  • 3 jpegs of your work 
All application materials (and/or any questions) should be emailed to Jessica Pappathan, NAA Executive Director, jpappathan@newburyportart.org, by Friday, January 17, 2020.  The will be an exhibition featuring the works by applicants of the 2020 Art Adventure Grant Progam February 7 – 29, 2020 in the Hartson Gallery.  The winner will be announced at the reception (date to be announced). The winning “adventure” must take place within a 12-month period following the announcement.  Thank you and good luck!
Free Solo Show for Artist Members!
We are pleased to continue to offer this exciting benefit to our members! All current NAA members have the opportunity to apply for a free, 2-week solo show, in the Laura Coombs Hills gallery. The winning artist solo show will be held on March 31-April 11, 2020. The date of the show is fixed and can not be carried over to a future year. If the winning artist is not able to show during these dates the exhibition will be offered to the next juried applicant.  The application deadline is 5p.m. January 15, 2020. Artists may become members or renew a lapsed membership up until this deadline and are then eligible to apply. The winner will be notified by Wednesday, January 22nd. The application is available here.
Image by last year’s winner, Cara Gonier.

Painters’ Discussion Group 
This group is open to NAA members who create 2-dimensional work in a variety of media and styles. Participants are invited to bring either a finished piece of work or a work in progress. Space will be limited to allow each member adequate time to present and discuss their work. Feel free to bring a lunch if you like. To join or request more information please contact Marion Eldridge, marioneldridge@comcast.net – (978) 834-5123 or Jim Tinguely, jimtinguely@gmail.com – (978) 363-2291.


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.