Board members and key volunteers in 2006: Joanne DeCampos (president), Michael Hudak (vice president), Penny Markley (treasurer), Sharon Reishus (secretary), Joe Brandt (building manager), Juanita Longwell, Judith Schuppien (newsletter editor), Nancy Rose Burwood, Joe Klofas (figure drawing coordinator)
Staff in 2006: Deborah Fahy (executive Director), Bryan Berge (gallery assistant)
The Blanche T. Fine and Antoinette Tardiff Scholarship was awarded toJordan W. Richards of Cony HS. The KVAA Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Amanda Reynolds-Gregg of Gardiner Regional HS.
The Kennebec Valley Art Association completed the cultural survey project of the Kennebec Corridor with publication of a cultural guide of the region and a corridor wide Open Studios/Open Houses event at the end of September. The projects were funded in part by a Discovery Research grant from the Maine Arts Commission. Deb Fahy was project coordinator.
November 2006 — Decent Exposures: an exploration of the figure by members of the KVAA in partnership with members of the Central Maine Clay Artists and artists who meet weekly to draw from the figure at the Harlow Gallery.
December 2006 — Annual Holiday Art Show & Sale, with photographs byAnne Brooks in the member’s corner.
November 2006 –
October 2006 — All Creatures Great & Small: an art exhibition to benefit the Kennebec Valley Humane Society. Sponsored by Second Street Bed & Breakfast of Hallowell.
August 2006 — Maine 360 Degrees Explored: an Artist’s Point of View; oil paintings of Bruce Habowski of Waterville
July 2006 — Visual Impressions: recent work by members of the KVAA; sponsored by family of friends in memory of Shirley Welch.
June 2006 — Showers and Flowers: photography exhibit presented by the Capital Area Camera Club
May 2006 — Art2006, 11th annual juried show. Juried by Carl Little, the well known Maine arts writer and Gina Sawin, painter from New Gloucester. 215 works of art were submitted, out of which the jurors chose 80 pieces for inclusion in the exhibition. Best in Show was awarded to Matthias Kangasfor his painting entitled “Art Carnival”.
April 2006 — XX the Women of UMA: Karen Adrienne, Susan Bickford, Helene Farrar, Lihua Lei, Natasha Mayers
March 31, April 1 & 2, 2006– Higher Forms of Art: art by students of Hall-Dale and Winthrop High Schools, supported by a grant from the Oak Grove School Foundation
March 2006 — Young at Art: art by students in grades K-8 from area elementary & middle schools, plus kids art workshops. Supported by a grant from the Oak Grove School Foundation
February 2006 — Small Movements: contemporary art by Bryan Berge, Paul Brandt, Heather Jovanelli, Yeshe Parks, Stephanie Radish, Nate Stevens, Daisy Veiga and Maise Wormser