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Featured Interest Groups

The NAA provides a gathering place for artists interested in meeting with other artists working in particular mediums. A variety of interest groups meet at the NAA and have the opportunity as groups to show their work in the galleries.  In order to participate in a Featured Interest Group exhibition, artists must be current members of the NAA.  Please keep in mind that each Featured Interest Group has developed its own mission & guidelines regarding participation, membership, and exhibition opportunities.


Abstract  and Experimental Artists

Group meets the 1st Tuesday of the month at the NAA, 7-9 pm.
Group Leader is Muriel Angelil.
Contact Muriel for more information.
To learn about AAGNE, click here





Band of Brushes

Dorothy Aham is the current leader of the Band of Brushes. There are ten exhibiting members. However, anyone can be placed on their master list for notifications of weekly painting sites. They meet every Tuesday, 9am to 12noon during the spring, summer and fall. During the winter months, they sometimes get together to visit various museums.

For any questions or more information, please contact Christine Molitor Johnson for more information.




Newburyport Ten Plein Air Painters

Sailing by Daniel J Shaw Group meets Thursdays  off site of the NAA.  For information on the group or painting sites, contact Cynthia Cooper at Cynthia Cooper.






Newburyport Upriver, John Stephen Hatch

Monthly discussions of photographic technique, technology, and related processes. Critique sessions. Annual group show at the NAA.

Group meets the 2nd Monday of the month at the NAA, 7 – 9 pm.
Group Leader is John Stephen Hatch.  For information on joining PHIG, contact Tim Heatwole at Tim Heatwole or
 John .

PHIG is looking to update their email list. Please email John or Tim if you want to be on the group email distribution list






Arab women and girl

Group will meet in the Fall, third Tuesday of the month.

Annual group show at the NAA
Group co-leaders  are Barbara Kedesdy and Julia Bethmann.
Contact  Barbara or Julia for exact schedule or more information.





Members of the NAA Watercolor Interest Group meet monthly to pursue our love of watercolor — its beauty as well as its various approaches and techniques.  We learn,  paint, grow, and exhibit together.  Monthly meeting  fourth Monday of the month, 3:15 – 5:15 PM at NAA unless other wise posted. Contact: Peggy Poppe,   or ask to join our group Facebook page by clicking Watercolor Facebook  


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