Calendar of Events

 
Throughout the year, the York Art Associatin hosts art exhibits, special interest groups, and lectures by noted artists, curators, and creative thinkers.  We also host a variety of special events including music, dramatic and literary performances, parties, and fundraisers.  Please check this page regularly to find out about ongoing opportunities to explore your artistic interests and interact with other members of this active creative community.

Upcoming events

    • 09 Oct 2014
    • 12:00 PM
    • 02 Nov 2014
    • 5:00 PM
    • York Art Association

    Phantasmagoria

    October 9 to November 2

    Thurs through Sunday, 12 to 5 pm

    Open, Juried Show


    "The Son of Man" by Rene Magritte


    Show:
     Phantasmagoria

    Show Description: Phantasmagoria: the intersection of fantasy and reality. As Vincent Van Gogh once said: “I dream my painting and I paint my dream.” Works submitted for this show will express the psychological underpinnings of perception and representation.

    Juror: Mary Benton

    Show Dates: Oct 9 - Novembe 2,  Thurs to  Sun, 12- 5 pm

    Opening Reception: Friday, October 10, from 5-7 pm

    Pick Up at Closing:  Sunday & Monday, Nov 2-3, 4 - 6 pm

    • If you have any questions about this show, please contact Show Chair Ann McKee at amckee@bu.edu.

    • 02 Nov 2014
    • 4:00 PM
    • 03 Nov 2014
    • 6:00 PM
    • York Art Association

    The Great (Conserved) Outdoors

    Photography Show

    November 6 - 30

    Thurs through Sunday, 12 to 5 pm

    Open, Juried Show


    "First Tracks" by Tom Gilmore


    Show:
     The Great (Conserved) Outdoors

    Show Description: 

    The Fall Photo Show is designed to encourage entrants for this show to get outside and explore the many land trusts and conservation areas around Southern Maine and bring back photos of the land, the shore, the wildlife, or their family enjoying these spaces. Photographs taken from any National/State Park or other natural and unspoiled area are also acceptable.


    Juror: Tim Gaudreau

    Media: Photography Only

    Show Dates: November 6 - 30,  Thurs to  Sun, 12- 5 pm

    Opening Reception: Friday, November 7, from 5-7 pm

    Show Fees:  $10 for members for 3 pieces. Non-refundable

    Drop Off Dates:  Sunday & Monday, Nov 2 - 3 from 4 - 6 pm

    Pick up Date (for non-accepted art): Tuesday, Nov 4,  from 4 to 6 pm.

    Pick Up at Closing:  Sunday & Monday, November 30 & December 1 from 4 - 6 pm

    • Open to Members and Non-Members
    • Entry fees are non-refundable - $25 for non-members, $10 for members.
    • Artists may submit up to 3 original pieces. 
    • All works must be for sale and YAA receives a 30% commission on all sales.
    • Work must conform to YAA Hanging Guidelines.  Click here.
    • Artists submit artwork at their own risk.  YAA is not able to accept responsibility for loss or damage.
    • Show agreement and label forms can be found on the YAA website (Click on SHOWS then SHOW FORMS). Forms will also be available at the gallery but completing them in advance will save time during intake. Please visit the website for hanging guidelines.
    Note: Volunteers are needed to gallery sit on Thursdays and Fridays. This can be done on Sign up Genius, which will show up on your email, or at time of intake. Without volunteers the gallery cannot open on Thursdays and Fridays.
      • If you have any questions about this show, please contact Tom Gilmore at Tom Gilmore at tgilmore001@maine.rr.com

      • 06 Nov 2014
      • 12:00 PM
      • 30 Nov 2014
      • 5:00 PM
      • York Art Association

      The Great (Conserved) Outdoors

      Photography Show

      November 6 - 30

      Thurs through Sunday, 12 to 5 pm

      Open, Juried Show


      "First Tracks" by Tom Gilmore


      Show:
       The Great (Conserved) Outdoors

      Show Description:  

      The Fall Photo Show is designed to encourage entrants for this show to get outside and explore the many land trusts and conservation areas around Southern Maine and bring back photos of the land, the shore, the wildlife, or their family enjoying these spaces. Photographs taken from any National/State Park or other natural and unspoiled area are also acceptable.

      Juror: Tim Gaudreau

      Media: Photography Only

      Show Dates: November 6 - 30,  Thurs to  Sun, 12- 5 pm

      Opening Reception: Friday, November 7, from 5-7 pm

      Pick Up at Closing:  Sunday & Monday, November 30 & December 1 from 4 - 6 pm

        • If you have any questions about this show, please contact Tom Gilmore at Tom Gilmore at tgilmore001@maine.rr.com

        • 07 Nov 2014
        • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
        • York Art Association

        The Great (Conserved) Outdoors

        Photography Show

        November 6 - 30

        Thurs through Sunday, 12 to 5 pm

        Open, Juried Show


        "First Tracks" by Tom Gilmore


        Show:
         The Great (Conserved) Outdoors

        Show Description:  

        The Fall Photo Show is designed to encourage entrants for this show to get outside and explore the many land trusts and conservation areas around Southern Maine and bring back photos of the land, the shore, the wildlife, or their family enjoying these spaces. Photographs taken from any National/State Park or other natural and unspoiled area are also acceptable.

        Juror: Tim Gaudreau

        Media: Photography Only

        Show Dates: November 6 - 30,  Thurs to  Sun, 12- 5 pm

        Opening Reception: Friday, November 7, from 5-7 pm

        Pick Up at Closing:  Sunday & Monday, November 30 & December 1 from 4 - 6 pm

          • If you have any questions about this show, please contact Tom Gilmore at Tom Gilmore at tgilmore001@maine.rr.com

          • 17 Nov 2014
          • 9:00 AM
          • 24 Nov 2014
          • 12:00 PM
          • York Art Association

          Silk Master Artist Workshop
          with
          Susan Wierzba





          Instructor: Susan Wierzba

          Dates: Two Workshops - Monday, November 17 and Monday November 24, both 9 am to 12 noon.

          Cost: $50 each workshop ($90 if you take both) payable to York Art Association

          $20 per workshop for materials (payable to Sue at workshop)

          These color-rich classes will provide students with the basic knowledge of silk painting. Learn about Jacquard artist-grade dyes, types of resists, the use of texture, how to select the right brushes, and methods for stretching silk.

          This small, informal class will include hands-on instruction. Students will make two scarves each week. All Silk Scarves will be used. Methods will include:

          Week 1: Free Form– Loose, colorful and easy, and Shibori - Japanese pole wrapping

          Week 2: Soy wax resist, - A little more control, and a Compression Resist method.

          At the end of the classes the instructor will take the scarves home to steam, wash,and iron them to have ready for students to pick-up the following week.

          Class size limited to 8 students. Please sign up and pay for class in advance.

          Contact:  Diane Johnson at gallerymanager@yorkartassociation.com, 207.363.4049 or Susan Wierzba at susanwierzba@gmail.com, 207-361-4541.

          Artist Biography

          Sue Wierzba is an experienced watercolor painter. She is inspired by flowers andlandscapes. Her passion for these subjects even brought her to Giverny, France topaint in Monet's garden. Her big bold flowers are inspired by Georgia O’Keefe’s loveof close-up and natural images. As a watercolor painter she found the transition to silk painting easy. Wierzba enjoys the variety of texture, and vibrant colors achieved by working in silk.

          Make a check payable to York Art Association for the appropriate fee amount ($50 for one class, $90 for both classes)

          If taking one workshop, write the name of the workshop on the check.

          Send to York Art Association, PO Box 74, York Maine 03909. Attn: Pat Dateo

          Reservation will be confirmed via email upon receipt of your check.

          YAA reserves the right to cancel workshops due to insufficient interest.

          Full refund in case of cancellation by YAA


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