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  • NAA Virtual Galleries & Online Shows

    In response to Covid-19, we are temporarily moving our shows to our “virtual galleries”

    We hope to have our doors open in the coming days, but in the meantime please enjoy browsing our “virtual gallery walls”.  All works are for sale and contain links to artists’ bios, websites, and social media accounts where they have provided them. 

    For sold works, pick-up arrangements will be made at the conclusion of the show and when it is safe to do so.


    The Power of Art: Members Open Show

    November 6th – December 24th

    Please note the gallery will close at noon on Christmas Eve.

    Click here to enter The Power of Art: Members Open Show


    The NAA is pleased to announce our Members Exhibit,‘The Power of Art’. This is an open show to welcome our NAA members back and celebrate the holiday season.


    Please note: On November 27th we will decorate the galleries for the holidays and open

    ‘Celebrate Art!’, a show-within-the-show featuring miniature canvases & original ornaments.

    We will post a Call for Art next week.


    Entry Requirements: Some entry requirements have been adjusted per Mass Government regulations. All entries must be submitted online at www.newburyportart.org and you will find guidance for online submission and an important Artist Checklist on The Artists Studio page.


    Open to all NAA members’, please take this opportunity to renew your membership

    One entry per member – $19 fee.

    Two dimensional work no larger than 20” x 20” or 400 square inches, Image resolution no more than 5GB/72dpi, and 3D*

    All work must be for sale exclusively by the NAA for the duration of the show

    NAA Commission is 35% on sales

    Submission is an agreement to the terms of the NAA outlined below

    All work must be original and created within the last two years

    Due to COVID our exhibit space is limited, therefore we can only hang the first 100 online entries. We will create a waitlist for excess submissions and hang those as artwork is sold.*


    Receiving: Sunday, November 1, 2020, from 11AM – 5PM. We are staggering receiving times by alpha based on last names. Please wear a mask, and adhere to the following schedule if possible:

    A-D  11AM-12Noon                          N-R   2-3PM*

    E-I    12-1                                            S-V    3-4

    J-M   1-2                                             W-Z   4-5

    Pick-Up Work: Sunday, January 3, 2021, 11-5. Artist bears responsibility for pickup of artwork on date stated above. Work left at the NAA beyond that date is no longer the responsibility of the NAA and after 60 days becomes the property of the NAA.


    Insurance: NAA provides 65% of retail value declared by the artist. All work is checked for nicks, scratches and tears at receiving. Insurance is valid ONLY during the dates of show.

    Artist grants rights to NAA to use images for publicity and website content.

    The Band of Brushes Presents

    Creative Persistence   Annual 2020 NAA Show

    August 24- October 24, 2020

    Click the link to view the show www.bandofbrushes.com

    Original painting by Susan Cole Kelly

    The Band of Brushes is a group of artists who paint together ‘en plein air’, a French expression meaning in the open air, throughout the spring, summer and fall, working to capture the elusive light of day. The Band of Brushes is one of the Newburyport Art Association’s Featured Interests Groups.

    These artists share a love of nature and plein air painting in oil, watercolor, pastel and acrylic mediums. They meet weekly to paint outdoors at beautiful North Shore and seacoast locations.

    The artists in the show reside in various areas north of Boston including the Newburyport area and Southern New Hampshire. Dorothy Aham, Michelle Champion, Grace Daly, Karen Fitzgerald, Mary Francis, Christine Molitor Johnson, Fran Kaplan, Susan Cole Kelly, Janice Reynolds, MaryAnn Varoski and Mary Carolyn Webber

    There are individual galleries for each artist. Each artist’s paintings can be viewed in their gallery by clicking on their name. The website has an exciting new feature where you can view any of our artwork on walls in a room. Just click on a painting and hit either ZOOM or ROOM. Choose Zoom for a close up of the artwork or choose ROOM where you can choose the room and the wall color to preview the painting.

    Enjoy the show!

    All sales are to be transacted directly with the individual artist. The NAA and the Band of Brushes have no liability for any sales issues. Please see contact information within the artist’s gallery.



    Enjoy the Show!

    Support the Arts… Donate to NAA New Dawn, Capital Campaign

    In operation since 1948, the NAA has become the cornerstone of the greater Newburyport vibrant arts scene with over 600 artists and non-artist members from around the region.  The NAA’s mission includes art exhibitions, education, and community outreach to keep the arts accessible for all.

    Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we made the very difficult decision to not only close the doors to the NAA galleries for the foreseeable future but to lay off our wonderful and dedicated staff. It saddens us to leave such a void in the arts scene.

    If you have the ability, please donate to our Capital Campaign.  Our goal is to raise $50,000 to cover operating expenses and prepare for the reopening of the NAA.  To Donate,  click Count Me In!

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

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