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

    • 04 Aug 2016
    • 04 Sep 2016
    • York Art Gallery - 394 York Street

    August Art Happenings in York, Maine

    New Show Opening- Friday, August 5th, “Around the World,” 5-7PM,  includes a special show by two unique, talented Chicago artists and a workshop offering especially by them -Watercolor and Oil Workshop at York Art Association, Saturday, August 20, 9:30-2:30.

    The new art show at York Art Association Gallery, 394 York Street, York, Maine, is entitled “Around the World.” The show will be presented during the month of August. The general public is welcomed to the opening as well as the show from Thursday – Sundays, 12-5 through the month of August. A public opening reception will be held on Friday, August 5 from 5-7 PM and all are welcomed.  People, places, things, land, sea and air lead to creative inspiration through out the world.  And, we all know how travel memories that take your breath away.

    Members of the association are welcomed to submit up to three works of their own art for the show on July 31 and August 1 from 4-6 PM.

    Also, during the month of August, for the first time, Jacque and Gordon France will also be exhibiting their original watercolor and oil paintings of people at York Harbor Beach. The fun in the sun, color and atmosphere of our beach and ocean inspired her to capture everything from people just hanging out on beach chairs to kids challenging the surf.   

    This talented team is from Chicago but spend much of the summer in York. Much of their time is spent sketching and painting in the area and the beach became a natural for her subjects. Jacque’s sketches and photographs of beach activity later are developed into full size oil paintings completed in her studio. Jacqueline is a popular painting teacher and art association/guild member and conducts regular oil painting classes, critiques, demonstrations and painting workshops in the Chicago area and throughout the midwest. They both attended the Art Institute of Chicago.

    Jacque and Gordon will also present a special four hour workshop that will include live demos of each oil and water color medium, ample individual help and encouragement and positive critique of all students' works. It is $90 to attend. To find out more about membership, the association, or to register for the unique one time workshop by Jacque and Gordon France, go to or call 207-363-4049.

    • 16 Aug 2016
    • 16 Sep 2016
    • 394 York Street, PO Box 74, York, ME 03909

    We are looking for 10 sponsors to build our ability to offer this program to the community at no charge. Help us build arts in the community - corporate and individual gifts are welcomed. Your name will be posted on all materials and on our website. Sponsors receive year round use of the gallery for meetings and events and many other perks!

    • 01 Sep 2016
    • 10 Oct 2016
    • 24 sessions
    • 394 York Street

    All Invited to the Opening Reception on Friday, September 2nd from 5:00- 7:00 PM.

    Figurative art and Abstraction seem like totally unrelated gene pools but both share the DNA of line and color. The mission statement of figuration is to faithfully mirror the reality we see. Its distant cousin Abstraction reveals the reality we feel.

    Drop Off for Artists is August 28, 29, from 4-6:00 PM

    Pick Up for Artists is October 9 and 10 from 4-6:00PM

    • 01 Sep 2016
    • 31 Dec 2016
    • 69 sessions
    • 394 York Street

    Select Thursdays through Saturdays weekly to sign up for one or two volunteer slots from 12 - 2:30 or 2:30-5:00.  Up to two people can work together as volunteers on any given day. However only one is needed. You will talk to the visitors about upcoming events, make sales, wrap gifts, and clean or complete small projects.  

    • 04 Sep 2016
    • 05 Sep 2016
    • 2 sessions
    • gallery

    Help us register artists and return art to the artist for the Show of the Month. Two or three people needed for each time slot.

    • 10 Sep 2016
    • 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 394 York Street

    Join us to hear about the year's accomplishments and new program directions coming along.  Bring a friend and a dish to share. 

    • 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
    • 25 Sep 2016
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • in the gallery

    Susan Goodby is an accomplished collage artists using torn paper to create her bright and colorful works.  Roosters, cats and floral scenes emerge magically from bits of torn paper.  She will be demonstrating her technique and talking about her work.  Please join us for the wonderful FREE event.

    • 22 Oct 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • York Art Association Gallery

    Use your intuitive sense to create an abstract painting.  We will work wet on wet, add collage and more paint and complete at least one finished work in 3 hours. Feel the freedom of keeping your brush moving and your hand engaged while you work.  Let your body guide the work and feel the color placement as you paint.  Be bold and explore.  No experience necessary.

    Members:  $35.00

    Non-Members $45.00

    • 29 Oct 2016
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • York Art Association gallery
    • 20

    Turn those mail catalogs that flood our mailboxes into beautiful journals.  Make one for yourself and then make a bunch to give as gifts to you friends at the holidays.

    Using a mail catalog, security envelopes, and other collage materials we will be creating journals that you can use to make your own art inside, or just write your thoughts.  Use up free resources and make gifts for your friends, your teens and yourself.

    Add pages that fold out, make your own hidden pockets and create something that would otherwise end up in the recycle pile.

    • 07 Dec 2016
    • 12:00 PM
    • 31 Dec 2016
    • 5:00 PM
    • York Art Association
    • 14

    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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