KAA - 93 years

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The following information pertains to 2016 shows and events of the Kent Art Association. Details are subject to change. Further information and prospectuses will be posted as material becomes available. Please also see our Calendar page or our printable calendar (below). Our liability policy is also posted below.

2017 Calendar (final as of 3/10/17)

Annual Meeting

Saturday, Oct. 8, 11am-3pm at the KAA gallery. There will be a Heritage Potluck.

Member I Show

Representational and nonrepresentational oils, watercolors, pastels, graphics, acrylics, small sculpture and collage. NO computer prints or photographs. Paintings limited to 48 inches wide and 50 inches tall. Sculpture must be free standing, limited to 50 lbs., and no larger than 36 inches in any direction. In regard to prints, we accept wood blocks, linoprints, and hand-pulled prints, i.e. monotypes, etc. Wrap Around Canvas will be accepted for oils and acrylics on canvas. Wrap Around Canvas MUST have its sides covered with a continuation of the painting itself around the edges. No staples should be visible when the painting is hung. ALL WORKS MUST BE ORIGINAL, FOR SALE, and NOT PREVIOUSLY SHOWN AT THE KAA GALLERY. Portraits should show price of similar work. Sale price must include frame. Pictures must be framed and ready for hanging with screw eyes and wire. A limit of two entries per artist. The Kent Art Association, Inc. reserves the right to reject any and all works of art submitted to this show irrespective of jury decision.

KAA Membership application


Spring Juried Show

Representational and nonrepresentational oils, watercolors, pastels, graphics, acrylics, small sculpture and collage. NO computer prints or photographs. Paintings limited to 48 inches wide and 52 inches tall. *New this year: Paintings larger than 48" x 52" will be considered two paintings, (no painting shall exceed 60 inches in width or height). Sculpture must be free standing, limited to 50 lbs., and no larger than 36 inches wide. In regard to prints, we accept wood blocks, linoprints, and hand-pulled prints, i.e. monotypes, etc. Wrap Around Canvas will be accepted for oils and acrylics on canvas, but MUST have its sides covered with a continuation of the painting itself around the edges. No staples should be visible when the painting is hung. ALL WORKS MUST BE ORIGINAL, FOR SALE, and NOT PREVIOUSLY SHOWN AT THE KAA GALLERY. Portraits should show price of similar work. Sale price must include frame. Pictures must be framed and ready for hanging with screw eyes and wire. A limit of two entries per artist. The Kent Art Association, Inc. reserves the right to reject any and all works of art submitted to this show

Exhibitors will be notified of jury's decision. A SELF-ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE MUST ACCOMPANY ENTRIES ON RECEIVING DAY. Notification slips must be presented to obtain works at time of pickup. A commission of 30% will be deducted from the purchase price of all sales. The Gallery requests the right to photograph work for the catalogue or press information.

KAA Membership application


Show for Show

The Show for Show is an opportunity for artists to be selected for gallery representation. Members and non-members may submit one or two paintings. There will be a private reception for the gallery owners on Saturday. Over 35 galleries have said they would attend. On Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, the show will be open to the public.


Elected Artists' Invitational & Solo Show

In order to be considered for Elected Artist status the candidate must have been accepted in at least two (2) KAA juried shows within the past three (3) years and be current in their dues. Please remember that Member Shows are not juried shows, and therefore cannot be considered for application eligibility. Before an application is accepted, KAA will verify eligibility.

Candidates must submit three (3) paintings to the Art Association on the Thursday preceding the opening date of the current year's Invitational Show, between 1- 4 PM. There is a $30 Elected Artist application fee. Voting is by by current KAA Elected Artists and will take place during the opening weekend. Candidates will be informed of the results when the votes are tallied.

President's Juried Show

Representational and non-representational oils, watercolors, pastels, graphics, acrylics, small sculpture and collage. NO computer prints or photographs. Paintings limited to 48 inches wide and 50 inches tall. Sculpture must be free standing, limited to 50 lbs., and no larger than 36 inches in any direction. In regard to prints, we accept wood blocks, linoprints, and hand-pulled prints, i.e. monotypes, etc. Wrap Around Canvas will be accepted for oils and acrylics on canvas. Wrap Around Canvas MUST have its sides covered with a continuation of the painting itself around the edges. No staples should be visible when the painting is hung. ALL WORKS MUST BE ORIGINAL, FOR SALE, and NOT PREVIOUSLY SHOWN AT THE KAA GALLERY. Portraits should show price of similar work. Sale price must include frame. Pictures must be framed and ready for hanging with screw eyes and wire. A limit of two entries per artist. The Kent Art Association, Inc. reserves the right to reject any and all works of art submitted to this show irrespective of jury decision.

Exhibitors will be notified of jury's decision. A SELF-ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE MUST ACCOMPANY ENTRIES ON RECEIVING DAY. Notification slips must be presented to obtain works at time of pickup. A commission of 30% will be deducted from the purchase price of all sales. The Gallery requests the right to photograph work for the catalogue or press information.

KAA Membership application


Member II Show

Representational and nonrepresentational oils, watercolors, pastels, graphics, acrylics, small sculpture and collage. NO computer prints or photographs. Paintings limited to 48 inches wide and 50 inches tall. Sculpture must be free standing, limited to 50 lbs., and no larger than 36 inches in any direction. In regard to prints, we accept wood blocks, linoprints, and hand-pulled prints, i.e. monotypes, etc. Wrap Around Canvas will be accepted for oils and acrylics on canvas. Wrap Around Canvas MUST have its sides covered with a continuation of the painting itself around the edges. No staples should be visible when the painting is hung. ALL WORKS MUST BE ORIGINAL, FOR SALE, and NOT PREVIOUSLY SHOWN AT THE KAA GALLERY. Portraits should show price of similar work. Sale price must include frame. Pictures must be framed and ready for hanging with screw eyes and wire. A limit of two entries per artist. The Kent Art Association, Inc. reserves the right to reject any and all works of art submitted to this show irrespective of jury decision.

KAA Membership application


Fall Juried Show

Representational and nonrepresentational oils, watercolors, pastels, graphics, acrylics, small sculpture and collage. NO computer prints or photographs. Paintings limited to 48 inches wide and 52 inches tall. Sculpture must be free standing, limited to 50 lbs., and no larger than 36 inches wide. In regard to prints, we accept wood blocks, linoprints, and hand-pulled prints, i.e. monotypes, etc. Wrap Around Canvas will be accepted for oils and acrylics on canvas, but MUST have its sides covered with a continuation of the painting itself around the edges. No staples should be visible when the painting is hung. ALL WORKS MUST BE ORIGINAL, FOR SALE, and NOT PREVIOUSLY SHOWN AT THE KAA GALLERY. Portraits should show price of similar work. Sale price must include frame. Pictures must be framed and ready for hanging with screw eyes and wire. A limit of two entries per artist. The Kent Art Association, Inc. reserves the right to reject any and all works of art submitted to this show

Exhibitors will be notified of jury's decision. A SELF-ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE MUST ACCOMPANY ENTRIES ON RECEIVING DAY. Notification slips must be presented to obtain works at time of pickup. A commission of 30% will be deducted from the purchase price of all sales. The Gallery requests the right to photograph work for the catalogue or press information.

KAA Membership application


Photography Show

After 20 years the Kent Art Association is excited to announce our first photography Juried show. We welcome photographers working in all mediums and styles to participate, including experimental and mixed‐media techniques.

ELIGIBILITY: The show is open to all professional and amateur photographers ages 18 and older. All styles of photography using both traditional and digital creation in the process will be accepted (film, digital, unaltered, alternative process, mixed media, digital manipulations, or elements of one or more processes) so long as the image is photographically created. All photographs must be originals executed and altered by the photographer only. Photographs larger than 48" x 52" will be considered two photos
(no work shall exceed 60 inches in width or height, framed or unframed). Sale price must include frame where applicable. Unframed work should be exhibition ready and wired for hanging. The Kent Art Association, Inc. reserves the right to reject any and all entries submitted to this show irrespective of jury decision.

ARTIST & PROCESS STATEMENTS: This exhibition is intended to educate visitors about contemporary photography, therefore an artist and process statement specific to the submitted can be included at the time of submission. This statement should explain the visual message in the piece(s), and, in a separate section or paragraph, give detailed information regarding the methods, media, processes and equipment used to create the work. If you are submitting multiple pieces, please be sure your statement is relevant to all pieces, or that each piece has its own statement. This is not required, however we believe it will elevate the experience for our patrons.

Exhibitors will be notified of jury's decision. A SELF-ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE MUST ACCOMPANY ENTRIES ON RECEIVING DAY. Notification slips must be presented to obtain works at time of pickup. A commission of 30% will be deducted from the purchase price of all sales. The Gallery requests the right to photograph work for the catalogue or press information.


Small Works

The Small Works display changes with each regular KAA show.

Image size is limited to 80 square inches excluding frame - original work done by the artist.  You may submit watercolor, acrylic, pastel, graphics or photographs (new 2016).  No art prints, computer art or work deemed not acceptable by the gallery committee.  Up to two pieces may be submitted for approval.  Framed work must be ready to hang with screw eyes and wire unless gallery wrapped.

Entry in the Small Show does not require your participation in our regular gallery shows. This salesroom service is an adjunct to our main showrooms and its displays will run concurrently with all our shows. A commission of 30% will be deducted from the price of any sold work. Receiving dates are the same as our regular show receiving dates.

KAA Membership application


Portfolio

The Portfolio display changes with each regular KAA show.

All work will be juried by the gallery committee. You may submit watercolor, acrylic, pastel, graphics and photographs.  Work may be deemed unacceptable by the gallery committee. Up to six pieces may be submitted for approval. All work must be matted and acetate covered. No FRAMES. Limited to 28" x 28" overall size.

Entry of portfolio work does not require your participation in our regular gallery shows. This salesroom service is an adjunct to our main showrooms and its displays will run concurrently with all our shows. A commission of 30% will be deducted from the price of any sold work. Receiving dates are the same as our regular show receiving dates.

KAA Membership application


KAA Liability Policy

The greatest possible care will be taken in handling works, but not KAA, Inc. nor any of its agents shall have any responsibility whatsoever for any loss or damage to any entry from any cause whether such entry shall be on display, in storage or in transit. Artists must carry their own insurance if deemed necessary. Submitting an entry to any exhibit implies agreement on the part of the submittee with these policies.


Workshops

Pastels

Pastel Painting from Reference Photographs with Clayton Buchanan
(3 days) Mon-Wed Apr 4-6, 10am-3pm

Acrylics

Creative Acrylics with Frank Federico
(3 days) Mon-Wed Aug 1-3, 10am - 4pm
Download the flyer here

All Media

Drama & Mood In All Media, with Connie Horton
(3 days) Wed-Fri Oct. 12-14, 10am–3pm
Download the materials list