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  • NAA Virtual Galleries & Online Shows

    To increase accessibility to art during Covid-19, you can attend our exhibitions online here, in our virtual gallery space, or in person, in our galleries at 65 Water Street.

    Our 65 Water Street gallery doors are open, Wednesday – Saturday, 11-5; Sunday 1-5, and Tuesday by appointment at [email protected] 

    All works are for sale. 

    The Power of Art: Members Open Show 

    November 6th – December 24th

    Celebrate Art! Miniatures, Ornaments, and Fine Crafts

    November 27th – December 24th

    2020 Fifth Annual Outdoor Sculpture Garden Exhibition

    September 13th, 2020 – September 3rd, 2021

    The Sculpture Exhibition is always accessible in the Range Light Community Sculpture Garden, behind our building at 65 Water street. Find more information about the sculptures and the artists here.

    Pop-Up Sculpture Installation at the Custom House Maritime Museum

    December 4, 2020 – January 8, 2021

    As part of the Custom House Maritime Tree holiday event, we’ve installed a pop-up sculpture exhibition in the Custom House flower gardens, featuring the sculpture of Madeleine Lord and Joseph Gray.


    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!

    Keep Art Accessible For All! Donate to NAA New Dawn Capital Campaign

    In operation since 1948, the NAA is a corner-stone of the greater Newburyport vibrant arts scene with over 600 artists and members from around the region.  Our mission includes art exhibitions, arts education, and community outreach, especially to students and adults with disabilities, to keep the arts accessible for all.

    When the COVID-19 crisis forced us to close our doors from March to October, there was a void felt in both art and community. Thanks to the efforts of the NAA Board and our committed supporters, we re-opened to the public on November 6th with The Power of Art: Members Open Show, featuring stunning work by over 90 of our member artists.

    As we approach the end of the year and the final weeks of our “NAA New Dawn” campaign, please consider making a donation to help us meet our $50,000 goal to cover operating expenses. With your generosity, we will be able to continue our vital work for many years to come. Thank you!  To Donate,  click Count Me In!

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

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