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

    • 29 May 2016
    • 4:00 PM
    • 31 May 2016
    • 6:00 PM
    • York Art Assoc. at 394 York St.

    We added an extra drop off date because of the holiday weekend. 

    • 02 Jun 2016
    • 12:00 PM
    • 17 Jul 2016
    • 5:00 PM
    • York Art Association in the Gallery

    Join us for the opening reception on Friday, June 3rd from 5- 7 PM for some wine and appetizers.  The show will also be juried and prizes awarded.

    This exhibit shows the artists individual uniqueness. Artwork that…

    Does not fit this year's themes.

    Is a personal statement, feeling or view.

    Is a challenge you always want to try.

    Is uniquely displayed on the wall or counted in all mediums.

    Intake for this show is May 29-31 from 4-6 PM

    Pick up for this show is July 17 and 18 from 4-6 PM

    • 11 Jun 2016
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    The YAA is participating in the "Make and Take"  fair at the York Public Library.  We will be running a Make and Take activity where participants create a Collage Post Card.     

    At least 2 volunteers are needed to help Corinne Gilman,  and any supplies you may be able to upcycle would be helpful!  ( painted  paper, color markers/ pens, colored paper, glitter glue, ribbon, wildlife magazines...)  

    Contact Corinne Gilman for more information. <>

    In order to move forward we must have 

           one volunteer 10AM - 12:30 PM and 

           another volunteer 12:30 PM- 3:00 PM. 

    Please use Sign Up Genius on the YAA site to register your time!

    • 01 Jul 2016
    • 12:00 PM
    • 17 Jul 2016
    • 5:00 PM
    • Gallery
    Enjoy a chance to get that favorite seaside gift or souvenir. Over 35 artists will present their products all from the seacoast region. 
    • 20 Aug 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • 21 Aug 2016
    • 4:00 PM
    • York Art Association GALLERY 394 York Street, York, ME 03909
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    In this workshop you will experience

    the differences in oil and watercolor by exploring both.  You will complete a painting of the same or similar subject  in each media. 

    The instructors will each do a demo with their respective media and provide plenty of individual help and encouragement. 

    The workshop will conclude with a positive critique of all students paintings including discussion of the experience with each medium.

    Materials list the PARTICIPANT needs to bring:

    Watercolors: (Professional grade if possible)

     Cadmium red medium

     Alizarin crimson

     Cadmium yellow medium

     Cadmium lemon yellow

     Ultramarine blue

     Pthalo blue

     Pthalo green

     Cobalt blue

     Burnt sienna

     Yellow ochre or gamboge

     … and any other colors you like

    Watercolor pallet (John Pike or similar)

    Watercolor brushes #6 #9 #12  1” flat (include a squirrel mop if


    2 or 3 sheets of professional grade watercolor paper (1/2 sheets

     are OK…15” x 22”)

    Backer board and 4 bulldog clips to hold paper

    Small sponge

    Small sketch pad and 4B sketch pencil.

    Roll of paper towels

    • 17 Sep 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Moulton Park, across from York Art Association

    Art in the Park 2016 - Sat, Sept 17, 9 to 4 pm

    22nd Annual Fine Art & Craft Event each

    Sponsorships Available 

    . OVER 50, 12'x12' SPACES AVAILABLE

    Priority to those who have exhibited in past years. 





    . 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 $125 fee must be enclosed with your application and postmarked by April 15, 2016.  

    Past Exhibitors need to respond by April 15 to reserve their spot from last year. 

    New Exhibitors: There is a $15 non-refundable jury fee for all new artists. All new artists must submit a minimum of 3 maximum of 7 images of recent work. A current bio and résumé of relevant experiences, include website address if you have one, along with jury fee. 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 4 week 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.

    Deadline: August 1 2016. Please do not email jpg images. Checks may be made payable to the  York Art Association

    PO BOX 74, YORK, ME 03909
    • 07 Dec 2016
    • 12:00 PM
    • 31 Dec 2016
    • 5:00 PM
    • York Art Association
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    Photo by Andrea LeBlanc

    Holiday Art Show and Sale

    This is a Holiday Art and Craft Show. Work being sold includes  artwork, metal arts, calendars,  jewelry, sculptures, fiber art, original art work, wood items and cards. Much more! Cookies and hot chocolate served! 

    Opening Reception: Friday, December 9, from 5 to 7 PM

    Artist info:  drop off on Monday & Tuesday, December 5 and 6 from 3 - 5:30 pm.

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