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

    • 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. 

    • 15 Mar 2017
    • 18 Oct 2017
    • 8 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.

    • 18 Mar 2017
    • 18 Nov 2017
    • 9 sessions
    • Association

    Artist Joyce Amend leads us in these sessions every third Saturday of the month from March to November. We have altered one time for the class due to the teacher's schedule - May will be from 2-3:30 instead of 10-11:30. There will be pens and other materials available free of charge.  

    • 09 Apr 2017
    • 12 Nov 2017
    • 8 sessions
    • Association Gallery or Sentry Hill Every Other Month

    Joyce Amend's talk will be held at Sentry Hill this month. She will talk about her work as an artist in making sailor's valentines as well as in zentangle.  This event is free to the public. NO rsvp required.

    • 09 Apr 2017
    • 08 Oct 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • Associaiton

    Donations welcomed if you are so inclined - a donation box is located in the gallery all of the time.

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

    10 a.m. - Noon  FREE

    Our current art show is Blooms.  With all these works on the walls to inspire us, we will be creating our own Blooms. All of the family invited and all ages.


    • 31 May 2017
    • 3:00 PM - 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.

    Week April 26th hand sewing  Week May 3rd, making foam rubber stamps, Week May 10th Monoprinting basics paper to paper and more, May 17th 3-D cardboard creations, May 24th stamping and markers on fabric May 31st Collage tags and post cards

    • 01 Jun 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 02 Jul 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Association Gallery

    This show celebrates our roots individually or as a community.  Artists’ work represent a visit to the attic, evoke memories of family or history, depict an antique object or structure or tells the story of an historical event. Artists can drop off their submissions to this show on May 28 and May 29, from 4-6PM. It is $15 per submission - and artists can register on line here. In addition, there is an opening reception on Friday, June 2, from 5-7PM - all invited to enjoy!

    Russ Peterson will be featured in this show.  

    Russ Peterson's Monhegan Island Art is also on view at Sentry Hill this month. 

    About 15 years ago, Russ Peterson went to Monhegan Island to support his nephew's efforts to take a painting class with Caleb Stone. His nephew was a little skeptical about going to Monhegan since he didn't know anyone there. So his willingness to join in the same class was just what he needed. While Russ was already familiar with Caleb and Monhegan, he had not painted since he was a sophomore in High School. 

    • 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 event, please be in touch with Corrine Gilman if you would like to be considered for the show.  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 PICK UP - optional time

    UP to 25 Youth  PER WEEK



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





    Camp Wish List: Large Canopy, Foldable Light Camp Chairs, Clip Boards,  Paper Rolls, Carpet Squares, balloons, badges, sandwich board, plastic storage bins, Snacks, 50 printed tee shirts, badminton game, twister game, rolling garbage can, 50 backpacks, 4 cases bottled water, paints.

    • 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.

    York Art Association’s Art in the Park is going to be extra special in 2017.  We have a great line up of artists and invite visitors from far and wide to the park starting a day earlier, on Friday, September 15 at 3:00 - dusk, as an additional day for the fair, as a preview to the regularly scheduled Saturday, September 16 open day from 9AM - 4:00 PM. On Friday, from 6-7:30 PM we will also offer a special indoor drinks and appetizers reception across the street from the fair, at the Association, for $20. The artists registered for the Friday opening, are invited to attend free of charge. 

    As a result of this additional day of the fair, we ask all of the participating artists to set up for the fair between 12 and  3:00 on Friday, September 15, instead of the usual after 4:00 and later set up. In addition, the artists can still set up for the fair on Saturday from 6 -9AM. If you have an interest in participating and have not already registered for the Friday fair day, please do so on line, or contact us at 207-363-4049 Thank you for your participation.

    Annette R. Brennan

    York Art Association


    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

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