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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.

    19th Annual NAA Art Auction & Exhibition

    September 19th – October 3rd

    September by the Sea

    We are thrilled to present over 100 stunning artworks, exciting packages and a fabulous Maine Getaway raffle. For the first time we are having an Auction Exhibition in our newly renovated galleries from September 19th – October 3rd. Come preview all the beautiful art during our VIP Reception or visit the gallery when our doors open to the public! The Auction will go live online, Saturday, September 26th and end Saturday, October 3rd at 9:00 PM. Please join us to support the Newburyport Art Association, the artists and the community programs we sponsor.

    Online Preview coming soon.

    Gallery Hours Opening September 19th* Wednesday      12-5pm Thursday          12-5pm Friday               12-6pm Saturday           12-6pm Sunday             12-5pm 

    *Private tours available upon request




    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.

    23rd Annual Regional Juried Show
    May 1-June 30, 2020
    To view the show, purchase work, learn about the artist, and read the juror comments, click the image below…

    image credit:  Dune Shadows, pastel by Lucia Moskal
    Best in Show & Best in Pastel award winner

    “New Perspectives”– the NAA Photography Interest Group’s New Show!


    “NEW PERSPECTIVES”, the NAA Photography Interest Group’s Annual Show and Sale opens July 15th! Due to the Coronavirus crisis, it has been re-created as a virtual show and an online experience from July 15 through August 31.  Explore it at naaphotogroup.smugmug.com


    The Show features 23 NAA member photographers exhibiting 134 photos showcasing a wide variety of work in traditional and contemporary formats.
    There are individual galleries for each photographer.  The photographs can be viewed in total, individually, or in each photographer’s gallery, and can be searched by artist. Biographical information is included for each photographer, as are suggested prices for their photos in a variety of sizes and finished formats. Go to naaphotogroup.smugmug.com

    Most photographers offer a range of sizes and finishes, by individual arrangement. All sales should be transacted directly with the artist who created the photograph. The NAA and the Photo Group have no liability for any sales issues. Please see the 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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