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    The NAA, in collaboration with The Hemphill Family Foundation and the Massachusetts College of Art & Design, offers a very special opportunity – an annual residential scholarship for the Summer Studio program at MassArt.  Rising high school juniors and seniors attending the Amesbury, Ipswich, Newburyport, Pentucket, or Triton High Schools are eligible to apply.  Look for applications and more details early each calendar year in your school’s guidance office.

    In 2020, The Newburyport Art Association presented over $6,000 in scholarship funds to local high school students.  These scholarships are made possible via the NAA’s Artlink Scholarship Program and with the support of generous individuals and community partners.

    The 2020 award recipients are:

    Laura Coombs Hills Scholarship:  Sam Bissett, Pentucket Regional High School

    Hemphill Family Foundation Scholarship: Alex Sirek, Newburyport High School

    Susan Keller Scholarship: Carmela Murphy, Newburyport High School

    Ruthanne Arbeit Memorial Scholarship: Cam Lasson, Newburyport High School

    Ron Emmerling Scholarship: Molly Forget, Pentucket Regional High School

    Sam Sargent Scholarship: Adrianna Deeb, Triton Regional High School


    Scholarship Opportunities for High School Students:

    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.


    MassArt Summer Studio
    Thanks to the generous support of the Hemphill Family Foundation and Massachusetts College of Art and Design, we offer a scholarship to a rising junior or senior to attend MassArt Summer Studio program.  This is an intensive four-week program for the young artist who is serious about his or her work.  For more details click here and here for the application form.
    The scholarship is open to students from Newburyport HS, Triton Regional H.S., Haverhill H.S., Pentucket Regional H.S., and Timberlane H.S.


    Each year, the NAA sponsors a Young & Budding Artists Show each year (March); The show is open to students in grade 1 through 12 in all media types. This popular show regularly showcases over 300 pieces with awards being given at each grade level, per media type. A generous award program is been made possible by individual and institutional donors.The 2020 show was stunning and we thank our young artists for their entries. We hope to welcome you back to the galleries soon!



    NAA artist members support the ArtLink program by offering in school or after school workshops for students of all ages in collaboration with school art faculty.



    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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