Board members and key volunteers in 1976 Laura Rothstein (president), Irma Bell (program chairman), Madge Ames (treasurer), Current Events Club Members: Mrs. Harry Bell, Mrs. Joseph Craig, Mrs. Donald Huff, Mrs. Helen Matz, Mrs. David Palmer , Mrs. Charles Rothstein, Mrs. Nathaniel Wilson, Florence Daly (newsletter editor)
From April newsletter: on March 29 the board discussed …the establishment of a KVAA Memorial Fund to carry on the giving of an award to a graduating High School student for excellence in Art. According to the June newsletter, “The gifts and bequest received for this purpose have been put into a seperate account, earmarked for scholarships. It was started with $545. It was voted to give the award this year to a Cony graduate, then to start rotating, first to Gardiner, then Hall-Dale, etc. The scholarship for 1976 was awarded to Deborah Dulac of Cony HS.
Goodrich Fund, Ashley Fund renamed KVAA Memorial Fund. [Partridge Fund spent] by October 1976 over $500 in scholarship fund.– from notes on KVAA history by Sharon Reishus, 1996
KVAA Summer Art Festival and Bicentennial Celebration in conjunction with Old Hallowell Day at the boat landing July 17, 1976.
December 1976 – Members’ Christmas Show
November 1976 — paintings by Allan Lehtis and sculpture by Mariel Lehtis, both of Albion
October 1976 – four members of the Hanks family: watercolors of water fowl by Ted Hanks, pencil drawings by Consuelo Hanks, portaits and figure studies by Peter Hanks, and watercolors by Robyn Holman.
September 1976 – pen & ink drawings with watercolor by Roderick Dew of Augusta & drawings with watercolor by Ellsworth Greene of Aberdeen, Washington
August 1976 – Invitational: Meyer Emanuel, Alfred Fuller, Charles Goodhue, Stephen Howard, Dahlov Ipcar, William Moise, Robert Eric Moore, Richard Wiggin Johnson, Rheta Morgan, Adele Nichols, Jason Schoener, Nancy McGuire, Priscilla Pattison, Jane Wasey.
July 1976 — Bicentennial Exhibit featuring pictures of Hallowell and historic sites by members of the KVAA
May 16-19, 1976 – Annual Hadassah Art Exhibit (location? not at the Harlow)
May 1976 – watercolors, serigraphs and collage by Francis Hamabe of Blue Hill
April 1976 –
February 1976 – Needle Arts Exhibit – KVAA’s third Bicentennial project; cosponsored by the Current Events Club.