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  • Current Exhibitiions

    BIG WORKS at the Newburyport Art Association and The Firehouse Center for the Arts

    April 2nd-April 24th

    BIG WORKS, co-presented by the NAA and the Firehouse Center for the Arts and sponsored by the Institution for Savings, features 32 large-scale artworks by NAA artists spread across two locations, the NAA Sargent Gallery and the Institution for Savings Gallery at the Firehouse Center for the Arts. With works in Acrylic, Fine Craft, Mixed Media, Oil, Photography, and Sculpture, BIG WORKS offers a glorious array of landscapes, seascapes, whimsically surreal, and abstract works. Enjoy a short stroll through historic Newburyport in the beautiful spring weather and visit the full exhibition in both locations. BIG WORKS runs from April 2-April 24th, Tuesday through Sunday at the NAA, and Thursday through Sunday at the Firehouse.

    All work is for sale.

    BIG WORKS artists include: Kristen Anderson, Barry Berman, Erin Bligh, Donna Caselden, Lisa Clark, Sara Demrow Dent, Cassie Doyon, Cheryl Dyment, John Ellis, Jeannette Esposito, Daniel Fionte, Kristine Fisher, Joseph Flaherty, Cara Gonier, Jessica Hachmeister, Susan Hong-Sammons, Heather Karp, Linda Lamarche, Madeleine Lord, Christopher Lovely, Carmela Martin, Jeffrey Merrill, Gail Newcomb, Sinikka Nogelo, Melissa Partridge, Karen Rovner, Wenda Shelter, Eric Steeves, Kate Sullivan, Shane Taylor, Robin Thornhill, Carol Whalen

    Watch Our Video Tours HERE and HERE!

    Visit the Big Works Online Gallery HERE!


    Cassie Doyon. Rebirth.


    Featured Artist Solo Show

    April 13th – April 25th in the Hills Gallery

    Visit Cassie’s Online Gallery HERE!




    Featured Artist Solo Show

    March 30th – April 11th in the Hills Gallery

    Visit Jonathan’s Online Gallery HERE!


    Featuring works in Drawing, Fine Craft, Oil, Pastel, and Watercolor

    Juror: Jennifer Jean Okumura

    Friday February 26th  – Saturday, March 27th

    Watch the our FB Live Awards Night Video and Tour Here!

    Jennifer Jean Okumura Juror Statement:

    I am honored to be the juror for the Winter Juried Show Part 2. NAA is a force of nature, a master of the dark and light, and all in-between. This sums up the show as a whole, the works synthesize cultures and the living ‘now’ experiences to create works of strength, vision, and beauty. NAA operates as a source of social connection and well-being for creatives. We need this – a safe and welcoming place to share our narratives of resilience, healing, solidarity, and freedom. This year symbolizes ‘hope,’ the frailness in our emotions, the warm and inviting memories in our heads, the damages left in our hearts from 2020 but ultimately an optimistic outlook for ourselves and our beloved NAA. Please join me in congratulating, enjoying, and purchasing the beauties of the show. Art is what we call life, all that is love and more.



    Best in Show

    Robin Thornhill. The Gift. Charcoal on Paper.


    Best in Drawing

    Susan Spellman. Homage to a Life Well Lived. Graphite and Colored Pencil on tan Stonehenge paper.


    Best in Fine Craft

    Joan Smith. Distant Sky. Hollow Formed Double Sapphires and Sterling Silver Ring.


    Best in Oil

    Adrienne Silversmith. La Bailaora de Flamenco. Oil on Canvas.


    Best in Pastel

    Susan Ellis. Momentary Pause. Pastel.


    Best in Watercolor

    Chris Bergin. Refuge Entrance. Watercolor


    Best in Abstract

    Rosalie Cuticchia. Take Me to Church. Oil.


    Best in Cultural Commentary

    Timothy Neil. The Weight. Oil on Canvas.

    WINTER JURIED SHOW, PART 2 runs through March 27th in the NAA galleries at 65 Water Street. All artwork is for sale. For increased accessibility, the exhibition and sale will also be available online.

    Selected Artists Include: Tamara Amoroso, Ted Baker. Kathleen Grace Bennett, Chris Bergin, Laura Bryant Dignam, Stephen Carr, Donna Caselden, Michele Champion, Susan Charles, Lisa Clark, Katie Cornog, Nick Corvinus, Emily Croteau, Rosalie Cuticchia, Grace Daly, George Darcy, Phoebe Delaney, Phyllis Dolobowsky, Cassie Doyon, Cheryl Dyment, Susan Ellis, Wolfgang Ertl, Jeannette Esposito, Jeff Fioravanti, Karen Fitzgerald, Dale Partis Greene, Theresa Gambardella, Ann Gillespie, Lee Gordon, Kelley Hails, Ann Harter, Olga Hayes, Christine Johnson, Ann Jones, Wendy Kaye, Marjet Lesk, Dorothy Byers Lorenze, Janet MacLeod, Carmela Martin, Perry McIntosh, Judith Menihane, Kimberly Meuse, Michael Milczarek, Cheryl Miller, Lucia Moskal, June Munro, Daniel Murphy, Timothy Neill, Maria Nemchuk, Verne Orlosk, Mason Peck, Jeanne Pierce, Peggy Poppe, Michael Reardon, Mary Remillong, Bill Scott, Mary Shapiro, Wenda Shelter, Adrienne Silversmith, Theresa Skovron, Joan Smith, Susan Spellman, Susan Stranc, Robin Thornhill, Debra Woodward, Marsha Zavez

    Visit the Winter Juried Show, Part 2 Online Gallery here!


    February 12th through March 28th

    Hours: Thursday – Sunday, 12-5pm

    Institution for Savings Gallery, Firehouse Center for the Arts, 1 Market Square, Newburyport

    The Newburyport Art Association and the Firehouse Center for the Arts co-present Love is LOVE!, a curated exhibit of 32 artworks that celebrates love in its many fabulous forms and shines a light on the artful joy of our community. Featuring 30 artists working in acrylic, drawing, oil, pastel, photography, printmaking, and mixed media, this pop-up show takes place at the Institution for Savings Gallery at the Firehouse from February 12th through March 28th.

    The Institution for Savings Gallery is located at the Firehouse Center for the Arts, 1 Market Square, and is open Thursday through Sunday, 12pm to 5pm.

    Featuring works by: John Abisamra, Kathleen Grace Bennett, Barry Berman, Fran Butsavich, Donna Caselden, Sandra Chase Morrissey, Francisco Colom, Rosalie Cuticchia, Scott Cuticchia, Cheryl Dyment, Ronald Emmerling, Wolfgang Ertl, Karen Fitzgerald, Deb Goldberg, Cara Gonier, Richard Honan. Tricia Jones, Heather Karp, Madeleine Lord, Christopher Lovely, Claudia Matthews, Madalene Murphy, Kelly Page, Melissa Partridge, Christine Riccardi, Marie Sapienza, Adrienne Silversmith, David Stone, Robin Thornhill, Sarah Wigglesworth

    Visit the Love is LOVE online gallery here!



    January 22nd – February 20th

    NAA, 65 Water Street, Newburyport

    Hours: Wednesday -Saturday 11am – 5pm,; Sunday 1pm-5pm; Tuesday by appointment

    Newburyport Art Association presents the annual WINTER JURIED SHOW, PART Ifeaturing juror-selected works in acrylic, digital art, photography, printmaking, mixed media, and sculpture. The exhibition is juried by Nancy Wynn, Chair of the Visual Arts Department, Director of Graphic Design, and Co-Director of Film Studies at Merrimack College.


    Best in Show


    Brad Matthews

    Sculpture. Bonded bronze.


    Best in Conceptual Relevance

    A Walk to the Doghouse

    Jenny Pivor



    Best in Unique Application of Materials


    Cassie Doyon

    Murrini glass, Italian smalti, copper and tinted resin on styrene substrate

    Macro/Micro is inspired by a photograph of a beetle’s foot under a microscope and reflects my fascination with the miniature worlds within our larger world.


    Best in Mixed Media

    Village Lights 2

    Ann Mckee

    Encaustic monoprint collage


    Best in Acrylic

    Vespers #9

    Cara Gonier


    Best in Photography

    Burano Blue

    Susan Spellman


    Best in Printmaking

    Do Not Let the Flames Consume You

    Susan Jaworski Stranc


    Best in Digital Art

    Beyond the Trees

    Dido Nydick


    Best in Sculpture

    Sausalito Singing Dog

    Jeffrey Briggs

    Resin with Bronze Patina


    Selected Artists Include: John Abisamra, Kristen Anderson, Jeremy Barnard, Barry Berman, Jeffrey Briggs, Lindley Briggs, Barbara Brissenden, Stephen Carr, Donna Caselden, Michele Champion, Sandra Chase Morrissey, Lisa Clark, Francisco Colom, Peter Concannon, Amy Conly, Nick Corvinus, Rosalie        Cuticchia, Sam Davis, Sara Demrow Dent, Cassie Doyon, Sarah Dugan, Cheryl Dyment, Ronald Emmerling, C. Peter Erickson, Wolfgang Ertl, Karen Fitzgerald, Diane Francis, Diane Germano, Cara Gonier, Justin Gordon, Joseph Gray, Dale Greene Partis, Law Hamilton, Jacqueline Harrington, Ann Harter, Pamela Hartman, Kate Higley, Al Hiltz, Tricia Jones, Heather Karp, Stephen Levin, Madeleine Lord, Trevor Marshall, Carmela Martin, Claudia Mathews, Bradford Matthews, John McCarthy, Ann McKee, Judith Menihane, Tracy Meola, Judy Miller Bailey, Skip Montello, June Munro, Barbara Nachmias-Kedesdy, William Nourse, Dido Nydick, Paul Osborne, Suzanne Papin, Melissa Partridge, Stacia Pathiakis, Robert Pecchia, Thomas Philbrook, Jenny Pivor, Corey Prince, Tina Rawson, Owen Reynolds, Chris Robinson, Marie Sapienza, Judith Schneider, Leslie Scott-Lysan, Janet Seeger, Debbie Shirley, Adrienne Silversmith, Peter Spampinato, Susan Spellman, Karin Stanley, Jane Stivaletta, David Stone, Susan Stranc, Kate Sullivan, Carol Whalen

    Visit the Winter Juried Show, Part 1 online gallery here!

    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.

    2019 Range Lights Community Sculpture Garden, Best in Show

    Congratulations Josie Campbell Dellenbaugh!
    Her sculpture Peaceable Francis

    was awarded the Alfred Moskowitz Best in Show!
    Come down and view this and all the new sculptures installed in the garden

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