Board members and key volunteers in 1977: Irma Bell (president), Florence Daly (vice president & newsletter editor), Allen Bernstein (secretary/recoding secretary), Marnie Libby (recording secretary), Madge Ames (treasurer), Gary Hoyle (nominating committee chair), Meyer Emanuel, Don Huff (building manager), Gertrude Lippmann, Adele Nichols (artistic director), Laura Rothstein, Mary Tracy (corresponding secretary), Arline Atkins (secretary), Lynn Huff (membership chair), Helen Matz, Esther Laughlin, Barbara O’Connor
The key to the gallery was kept by Dom at Dom’s Barber Shop next door to the gallery. The board discussed the possibility of making the 3rd floor available for classes or studio work.
KVAA Summer Art Festival — August 6, 1977
Maine Artist’s Week took place May 7-14, 1977 with exhibits and displays in the Augusta Area including the The Harlow Gallery, the Talent Tree Gallery, Augusta Chamber of Commerce, Lithgow Library, Chernowsky’s, Farrell’s, Kennebec Photo, Melody Shop, Stone & Cooper, Loring, Short & Harmon, Mr. Paperback, Where It’s At, and the Hubbard Free Library. A coordinated efforet by the members of the Union of Maine Visual Artists, funded by the Maine Commission on the Arts & Humanities.
KVAA scholarship awarded to Arlene Kelly, Gardiner HS
November 1977 — Richard Wiggins Johnson
October 1977– John Ireland Collins, Nancy Maguire
September 1977 — Michael Willis, Robert Deis
June 1977 — Spring Member’s Show
May 1977 – paintings by Painter ____ Higgins of Colby College and metal sculpture by Peter Jung Weil
March 1977 – Invitational Show.
February 1977 – Metal Arts Exhibit: cosponsored by the Current Events Club, largely a loan and educational show, this was the 4th year of collaboration. Irma Bell committee chair.