Program Calendar

Throughout the year, the York Art Association 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 Programs

    • 12 Feb 2017
    • 08 Oct 2017
    • 5 sessions
    • Associaiton

    Sponsored by My Winey Sister and many wonderful musicians and food proveyors- Hosted by volunteers. Donations welcomed if you are so inclined - a donation box is located in the gallery all of the time.

    • 01 Mar 2017
    • 06 Dec 2017
    • 10 sessions
    • Association

    There is no instruction - just bring your favorite art project. Members are free - Nonmembers welcomed but encouraged to join when you see if you like it!

    • 02 Mar 2017
    • 02 Apr 2017
    • gallery

    After a dreary winter devoid of color, we kick off our 2017 season with a celebration of GREEN.  From soft greens to green patinas to a luscious verdant green, this show will be an explosion that will thrust us into spring.  Consider alternative modes of green...  recycled, found objects used in art, or re-purposed objects made into art.

    Artists can drop off their work on FEBRUARY 26 and 27, and pick it up on April 1 and 2, 4-6pm.

    Opening Reception is Friday March 3, 5-7PM

    • 07 Mar 2017
    • 25 Jul 2017
    • 20 sessions
    • in the gallery

    YAA Members - You Are Invited!  

    Come use the gallery as a creative work space.  This is an opportunity to work on your own project along with other creative minds.  Time is not instructional but allows for the use of the gallery/studio space.  If you are not a member, you can sign up at that time.

    Tuesday morning 9-12 

    January through April.  No open studio April 18 during school vacation week.

    See you on Tuesdays. 

    • 12 Mar 2017
    • 12 Nov 2017
    • 5 sessions
    • Association

    March session features artist Dustan Knight talking about her artistic path and new book. There will be a light lunch and all are welcomed.

    • 21 Mar 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 13 Apr 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • gallery

    The theme for April is a playful one. Shapes are the focus. We will welcome art that highlights particular or unique shapes or forms that strike your fancy. Or pieces that invite us to find their underlying shapes. They can be geometric, biomorphic, organic, ink blots, blobs and such. ( My committee gave me such a vocabulary!) Shapes as nature displays them or as your imagination builds with them. This description is not meant to suggest limits but to encourage you to be free. Be serious or whimsical. In any medium. Surprise and delight us. Opening Reception April 7, 5-7PM.

    • 31 Mar 2017
    • 5:30 AM - 7:30 AM
    • in the gallery

    Donors, friends & artists, 

    Save the date!  March 31st, 2017 

    York Art Youth's Annual Gallery Party will take place on March 31st, 2017. 

    Help us raise the necessary funds & awareness to continue our youth programming, all while engaging with community leaders over local beer, wine and appetizers. 

    Don't miss it! 

    More details soon on sponsorship opportunities, guest speakers and this year's awardee.

    March 31st, 2017

    • 31 Mar 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • York Area

    • 01 Apr 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • in the gallery

    Inspiration Dream Book

    We will make a part scrapbook/ part art journal.

    Using a hardbound book (one you have or one you’ve thrifted).

    We will embellish the cover to create a personal inspiration book to capture memories and dreams.  We will have time in this 3 hour class to work on some inside pages as well.

    Supplies to bring:

    Kraft cover art journal or thrifted hard bound book.

    photocopies of photos(make them at Staples you want toner prints) and a few papers that inspire you

    Your favorites quotes

    Pens and markers.

    I will supply the rest, no experience necessary.

    Corrine Gilman is a self taught mixed media artist

    working in all media from painting, doll making, art journaling and stitch. Her art 

    and making come from her intuitive voice.

    Corrine is an active volunteer Board Member of the York Art Association 

    concentrating on events/ programming. 

    Corrine Gilman

    • 05 Apr 2017
    • 3:30 PM
    • 31 May 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Association Gallery

    Creative Lab - a multidisciplinary creative play time for after-school including art, storytelling, writing, music, movement and seasonal based activities. Teacher is Corrine Gilman - Multi-media artist. Ages 6-10.

    • 15 Apr 2017
    • 18 Nov 2017
    • 8 sessions
    • Association

    Artist Joyce Amend leads us in these sessions. A kit is provided upon initiation. It will be used at all sessions - $10.

    • 19 Apr 2017
    • 18 Oct 2017
    • 7 sessions
    • Association

    Wine and paints and canvases provided and youth are invited if supervised by their parents under the age of 15. Youth ages 15 and older can attend unsupervised by a parent.

    • 21 Apr 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 19


    "Diving In To Shapes"

    Friday, April 21, 2017
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm

    2D, 3D, Color, Shapes, Poetry and Music

    Art Session #1:  Yarn Bottles - Explore color and shapes in 3 dimensions. The Mexican Huichol Indians are the last North American tribe to still continue in their pre-Columbian traditions. They use yarn to decorate gourds, clothing and other items in rows or other patterns of color. We'll apply yarn to up-cycled bottles to create beautiful vases, containers or whatever your imagination takes you.  

    Shape-y Snack Break

    Art Session #2:  Chenille Stem Stitchery - World-renowned artist, Joan Miró is known for his child-like, playful art. For Miró, poetry and painting were the same. Using chenille stems and stitch canvas, students will create their own abstract, playful illustrations that they'll then be challenged to put into words of their own poem. 

    Lunch Break

    Visualizing Music in Color and Shape:  A Group Project - Immerse yourself visually into a select set of music, recognizing patterns. Students will be challenged to identify what colors and shapes the sounds evoke. They will visualize the music as a group creating a single, colorful, patterned work created only with simple shapes. 

    *Drop off from 8:30 am-9:00 am
    *Bring a bagged lunch
    *Ages 8+

    YAA Members:  $20 for the day
    Non-Members:  $25 for the day

    • 29 Apr 2017
    • 25 Nov 2017
    • 8 sessions
    • In the Gallery

    Magic Monsters Made from Shapes, Saturday April 29th, 2017 10 a.m. - Noon  FREE

    Our current art show is Playing with Shapes.  With all these works on the walls to inspire us, we will be creating our own Magic Monsters Made from Shapes with the help of some dice and some silly drawing fun.  


    • 04 May 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Sentry Hill, York ME

    • 13 May 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • meet in the gallery, outside in the local area

    Taking better photos with your smartphone

    The objective of this three-hour class is to demonstrate some of the features of smartphones that can result in higher quality images.  We will start off with a discussion of the features and options included in the camera app on common smartphones.  Then we’ll go outside and practice using those features.  We’ll shoot indoors if it is raining.  The class will finish with a discussion on how you can post-process your photos right in your phone to improve the images.

    Tom Gilmore started Tom Gilmore Photography:  Landscapes and Wildlife, after retiring from Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.  Locally, his favorite places to photograph are the forests and rivers protected by the several land trusts in York County.  His favorite locations outside of Maine are in Alaska, especially the Brooks Range mountains in the Arctic.  He serves on the Boards of Directors of the Great Works Regional Land Trust and the Sanford Art Association.  His images can be seen on Facebook, at www.TomGilmore.Photography, and often at the Sanford and York Art Associations’ galleries.

    • 29 Jun 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 09 Jul 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • in the gallery and on the grounds

    Our annual summer craft fair features select artisans producing work echoing the gardens and the sea. 

    Art and accessories for the garden and seaside cottage, including outdoor pottery, wind chimes, birdhouses and feeders, sculpture and more.

    We will be open daily from 10-5.

    This will be a curated even, please be in touch with Corrine Gilman or Annette Brennen if you would like to register.  Thank You.

    • 17 Jul 2017
    • 28 Jul 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • 394 York St. and Moulton Park

    For ages 6 and up - this is a series of activities outdoors and indoors each day taught by art instructors.  Each student brings their own bag lunch, but there is a light and tasty breakfast starting at 8:30 and children can be brought to the association from 8:30-9AM. There is a final performance each week from 3:30-4:30 on the Friday afternoon. 

    WEEK ONE JULY 17th -21st

    WEEK TWO JULE 24th-28th

    TIME Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

    8:30am-9am DROP OFF and Breakfast

    9-10:45am Music or Performance/Theater

    10:45am-11:00am SNACK 

    11:00-12:00pm Music or Performance/Theater

    12-1pm Lunch

    1-3:00pm Visual Arts 


    3:30-5PM UNWIND and Rehearsals

    4:30-5:30PM PICK UP

    UP to 25 Youth  PER WEEK



    Open Activities - water balloon toss, sketch station, badminton, and more





    • 15 Sep 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • 16 Sep 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Moulton Park, across from York Art Association

    Art in the Park 2017 - Sat, Sept 16,

     9 to 4 pm - Preview Event Day, 3PM-7PM, Friday, Sept. 15

    23rd Annual Fine Art & Craft Event


    Priority to those who have exhibited in past years. 


    . FOOD and MUSIC



    . Awards Ribbons for 1st, 2nd, 3rd & Honorable Mention


    All exhibited work must be the original work and design of the artist. No imports, dealers, commercial art or objects made from commercial kits are allowed. Artist reproductions/prints must be signed and numbered by the artist in limited editions and must be labeled as such. THE SHOW WILL BE HELD, RAIN OR SHINE.

    Past Exhibitors: A non-refundable $140 non-member, or $125 fee for members fee must be enclosed with your application and postmarked by April 15, 2017.  There will be an extra potential exhibit time from 3-7 on Friday, September 15 for an extra fee of $50 and a special request for spaces fee of $15 for members only.

    New Exhibitors: There is a $15 non-refundable jury fee for all new artists. All new artists must submit a web site or 3 images in the mail. Please send a 25 words or less bio and résumé of relevant experiences, include website address if you have one, along with jury fee. Or, if you do not have a website, images can be photos or jpg images provided on disc. Each image must include artist name, medium, size and title (if applicable) of piece. Please provide a #10 self-addressed stamped envelope if you wish to have photos returned. Acceptance or rejection notice will be mailed out within 2 I weeks of receipt. All exhibited work must be the original work and design of the artist.

    New Exhibitors should respond as soon as possible. Space will be assigned after April 15 on a first come, first serve basis.  

    No Imports, dealers, commercial art or objects made from commercial kits are allowed. Artist reproductions/prints must be signed and numbered by the artist in limited editions and must be labeled as such.
    Art in the park application-3.docx

    Deadline: August 1 2017, checks can be may be made payable to the  York Art Association

    Art in the park application-2017.pdf

    PO BOX 74, YORK, ME 03909

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