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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.



    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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