Exhibitions and key events from the 2000s. All took place at the Harlow Gallery unless otherwise noted.
Board members in 2009: Peter Precourt (president), Michael Hudak (vice president & chair exhibitions committee), Jamie Ribisi-Braley (secretary), Karen Johnson (treasurer), Joanne DeCampos, Paul Philbrick, Annie Reiter (chair development committee), Larry Brown, David Keef (building committee chair)
Paid Staff: Deborah Fahy (executive director), Nancy Barron (assistant director), Nancy Bixler (bookkeeper), Melissa Hunnibel (gallery assistant), Kelly Herlihy (administrative assistant), Karen Kelly-Philbrick, Dawna Gardner (substitute gallery sitters)
Key Volunteers: Kelly Herlihy (intern), Keith Peters (newsletter editor), Joe Klofas (figure drawing coordinator)
The KVAA Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Ian Smith-Foy of Winthrop HS. The Blanche T. Fine and Antoinette Tardiff Scholarship was awarded to Sarah Haywood of Cony HS.
December 2009 — 8x10x80 year 3, followed by Members’ Holiday Art Show & Sale into January 2010
October 30 – November 1, 2009 – Halloween at the Harlow
October 2009 — Care for Your Child: a juried show at the Harlow Gallery and at Round Top Farm gallery space organized by Franciska Needham
August 2009 — Kennebec Downtowns: paintings by Judith Schuppien
July 31-August 2, 2009 — Ray Skolfied: a 3-day retrospective to mark the late artist’s 100th birthday
July 2009 — Summer Members’ Show
June 2009 — Visual Dynamics: paintings by Judith Krischik and large format photographs by George Paton
May 2009 — Art2009, 14th annual juried art show. Jurors: Carlton Plummer A.W.S. and Helen St. Clair. 65 works of art made it into the final show out of 323 total submissions. Best in show was awarded to Ed McCartan of Brunswick for his acrylic painting entitled Dark Landscape.
April 2009 – Up Against the Wall: Everyday Humor in Art, a juried art exhibition
March 2009 — Higher Forms of Art
March 2009 – Young at Art K-8
Feb – March 2009 — Young at Art: On Our Own Time – the teachers
January 2009 — VALUE: Portrayed in Black and White an exhibition of work by students at the University of Maine, curated by Hannah Harding-Cumler; with a series of photographs of president elect Barack Obama by Ramona du Houx in the window gallery.
Board members in 2008: Elizabeth Budd, Joanne DeCampos (president), Michael Hudak (vice president & exhibitions committee chair), Juanita Longwell (secretary), Penny Markley (treasurer), Terry McCabe, Alesia Norling, Peter Precourt, Judith Schuppien (ArtTalk coordinator)
Paid Staff: Deborah Fahy (executive director), Nancy Barron (assistant director), Todd Jubinville, Terry McCabe (building managers)
Key Volunteers: Hannah Harding-Cumler (intern), Keith Peters (newsletter editor), Joe Klofas (figure drawing coordinator)
The Blanche T. Fine and Antoinette Tardiff Scholarship was awarded toJordan W. Richards of Cony HS. The KVAA Memorial Scholarship awarded to Amanda Reynolds-Gregg of Gardiner Regional HS.
December 2008 – Member’s Holiday Show & Sale
November 2008 – 8 x 10 x 80 year 2
November 2008 – 3 Dimensions, 2 Generations: Norling & Norling – collage paintings by Alesia Norling & metal sculpture by Barry A. Norling
October 31-November 2, 2008 – Halloween at the Harlow
October 2008 – Mystical Maine Waters, photographs by the Capitol Area Camera Club
September 2008 — Portage: recent work by Mary Brooking
August 2008 — FRAMEWORKS: Art by Edward Mackenzie
July 2008 – Journeys Through Maine & Beyond: a group show featuring members of the KVAA
June 2008 – Experiments in Tradition: ceramics by Martha Briana, Tim Cichocki & John Morrill Read, fired in a traditional groundhog kiln located in Norridgewock and built by Tim Cichocki, and paintings by Stas Borodin, a contemporary Russian Impressionist
May 2008 – Art2008 13th annual juried show. Jurors: Ted Julian Arnoldand Andrea Martens. 243 works of art submitted, 45 works included in the final show, representing 35 Maine artists. Best in Show was awarded toRobin Brooks of Topsham for her collage entitled “Kitchen Vase”.
April 25-June 19, 2008 — KVAA Exhibit at the Maine State House in Senate President Beth Edmond’s offices . Participating artists: Deborah Arter, Gayle Barigar, Svetlana Beattie, Linda Brouillard, Sandra Dunn, Steven Dunn, Helene Farrar, Phyllis Hartzler, Lori Kaley, Dorothy Knopf, Judith Kriscik, Marcel LaRue, Keith Leavitt, Catherine LeRoy, Juanita Longwell, Jeffrey Mann, Penny Markley, Brendan McInerney, Jeames McKendry, Kay Morris, Anita Morrissey, Linda Murray, Cynthia Norton, Chris Noyes, Petrea Noyes, Ian B. Ormon, Kathleen Perelka, Peter Precourt, Caroline Putnam, Jamie Ribisi-Braley, Sheila Richardson, Richard Rose, Lynn St. Pierre, Janet Washburn and Liz Budd.
April 2008 – Missing Hallowell: photographs by Bill Duffy, drawings, paintings & conceptual work by Mike Dworkin
March 28, 29 & 30, 2008 — Higher Forms of Art: work by students of Hall-dale & Winthrop High Schools, supported for the third year by a grant from the Oak Grove School Foundation
March 2008 – Young at Art: art by students in grades K-8 from area elementary & middle schools, plus kids art workshops. Supported for the third year by a grant from the Oak Grove School Foundation
February 2008 — GO! aka FRESH! new work by Tim Hofmann & Ian Blethen
January 2008 – Informed Choices: Global Warming, artists: Mike Dworkin, Patrick P. Fagre, Tim Hofman, Meredith Keene, Barbara MacKirnon, Karen Philbrick, Paul Philbrick, Leslie Pratt, Vellangi Stringus, Mary Templeton, Masha Ben-Tepherith
Board members and key volnteers in 2007: Elizabeth Budd, Joanne DeCampos (president), Michael Hudak (vice president), Juanita Longwell (secretary), Penny Markley (treasurer), Alesia Norling, Peter Precourt, Judith Schuppien (ArtTalk coordinator), Todd Jubinville (building manger); Keith Peters (newsletter editor), Joe Klofas (figure drawing coordinator)
Exhibition Committee: Michael Hudak, Chair, Peter Precourt, Liz Budd, Frankie Dailey, Jeff Pidot, Susan Roux
Staff: Deborah Fahy (executive director), Bryan Berge, Nancy Barron (gallery assistant)
Workshop series on the business side of art by Anne Weber of Great Diamond Island in January – February of 2007. The Blanche T. Fine and Antoinette Tardiff Scholarship was awarded to Rebecca R. Sargent of Cony HS. The KVAA Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Jenna Lynn McFarland of Cony HS.
December – Members’ Holiday Art Show & Sale
November 30 – December 2, 2007 – 8 x 10 x 80
November – Arts for Maine State Parks
October 2007 – Outside Looking In, Another Look: an exhibition of drawings, paintings and poetry by members of LINC (Living in the Community) and the Waterville Social Club with Signs of the Times, a selection of work by Natasha Mayers. Artists include Charles Stratton, Bill Burke, Sheri Haywood, Ruth Cohen, Ken Bryant, Kimberley Thorpe, Cheryl Corliss, Mark Shedd, Frances Jennings, Cindy Dow, Anne Toothaker, Grace Merry, Carolyn Fijalek and Peter.
September 2007 – Versions of the Truth: recent work by Ian Ormon & Melissa Post van der Burg
August 31-September 2, 2007 — kolajnia. featuring artwork by Bryan Berge, Paul Brandt, Kaitlin Hillier and Yeshe Parks.
August 2007 – Julian Sacks & Shanna Wheelock
July 2007 — Member’s Show: 114 works of art by members of the KVAA
June 2007 — Cars: Image & Substance featuring work by Seaver Leslieof Wiscassett, Jeff Mann of Arrowsic, Matt O’Donnell of Wiscassett andLori Rae Palumbo of Portland, with photographs by members of the Capital Area Camera Club
May 2007 — Art2007 12th annual juried show at the Harlow Gallery. Juried by Peter Precourt, professor of art at UMA & Susan Brown Stoddard, professor of art history at UMA. 67 works in the final exhibition representing 55 Maine artists. Best in Show was awarded to Alesia Norling of Pittston for her painting entitled “Uncle”.
April 2007 — Leo Marcus: the Retrospective – sponsored by MaineGeneral Medical
March 30, 31 & April 1, 2007 — Higher Forms of Art: art by students of Hall-Dale and Winthrop High Schools, supported for the second year by a grant from the Oak Grove School Foundation
March 2007 — Young at Art: art by students in grades K-8 from area elementary & middle schools, plus kids art workshops. Supported for the second year by a grant from the Oak Grove School Foundation
January 2007 – Paintings by Michael Kessler: A Recent Survey: presented in partnership with the Daniel Kany Gallery
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
Board members and key volunteers in 2005: Joanne DeCampos (president), Michael Hudak (vice president), Sharon Reishus (secretary), Penny Markley (treasurer), Judith Schuppien (newsletter editor), Joe Brandt , Nancy Rose Burwood, David M. Hodsdon (building manager), Marla McCormick, Joe Klofas (figure drawing coordinator)
Exhibition Committee: Corliss Chastain (chair), Joe Brandt, Juanita Longwell, Susan Roux, Judith Schuppein, Deb Fahy
Staff in 2005: Deborah Fahy (executive director); Gallery sitters: Sally Dow,
First strategic planning session took place on January 15, 2005. It was preceded by an organizational assessment conducted by the board, (coordinated by Deb Fahy) including interviews by phone with members and questionares.
The Kennebec Valley Art Association spearheaded a cultural survey project of the Kennebec Corridor (Augusta, Hallowell, Farmingdale & Gardiner) funded by a Discovery Research grant from the Maine Arts Commission. Deb Fahy was project coordinator; the project extended into 2006.
Report by David Hodgdon: “The board of directors voted to allocate $3,000 of the cash surplus to do some needed building maintenance. This included replacing the building Hot Water tank ($1,688) whose insulation had failed resulting in increased cost to heat hot water. Heat is provided by the oil-fired boiler. And upgrading the apartment electricity to conform more closely to code ($1,296). One circuit with a 30-amp fuse, a not particularly safe situation, served the apartment. Wall outlets were added so that 3 – 20 amp circuits now serve the apartment.
The new hot water tank was also mounted on a pedestal to help protect it from river flooding. Both the Oil furnace and hot water heater are on pedestals in the basement. They are safe from a river height of about 19 feet above flood stage. Typical flooding in the past few years has been in the 11 to 17 feet above flood stage.”
G. Rita Buettel of Farmingdale presented workshops for adults on Drawing & Painting the Human Figure in January, and Still Life in Drawing & Painting in February. — Artist Rummage Sale on February 12, 2005 to raise money and clean out the 3rd floor, in which a large junk pile had accumulated. — Terry McCabe of Original Works organized Movie Night at the Harlow; films shown: Rivers & Tides on Andy Goldsworthy, Koyaanisqatisi, Street of Crocodiles with Alan Magee, Maine Master, in the spring of 2005.
December 2005 — Holiday Art Show & Sale; the member’s corner was dedicated to the memory and art of Cynthia Hughes, a KVAA artist who passed away in 2004.
November 2005 — A Week on Monhegan
October 2005 — Transforming Violence: a multimedia, multi-voiced, interactive art exhibition and lecture series responding to the problem of domestic violence in our communities.
September 2005 — Photographs by Sarah Helen Harvey
August 2005 — Ingrained: Wood Inspired Artwork by John Kennedy
July 2005 — A Showcase of Maine Artists: a group exhibition of the KVAA, featuring work by Linda Murray of Bath in the member’s corner.
June 2005 — To Baghdad and Back: recent work by Augusta artist Peter Buotte reflecting on a year spent in Iraq with the 411 Battalion Army Reserve Unit.
May 2005 — Art2005, 10th annual juried show. Juried by Karen Adrienneand Colleen Kiely, both arts faculty at UMA . 164 works of art were submitted, out of which the jurors chose 71 pieces for inclusion in the exhibition, representing 55 Maine artists. Best in Show was awarded to Ken Sahr for his painting “How to Tie a Tie”
April 2005 — Impressions of Hallowell: photographs of the city of Hallowell by members of the Capital Area Camera Club
March 2005 — Young at Art: second annual exhibition of children’s art to celebrate Youth Art Month. Participating schools (grades K-8) include: Lincoln, Farrington, Hussey, Gilbert, Hodgkins, Gardiner, Laura Richards, Pittston, Hall-Dale, Chelsea & Windsor.
Board members and key volunteers in 2004: Penny Markley (president), Joanne DeCampos (vice president), David Hodsdon (treasurer & building manager), Teresa Despres (secretary), Mary Louise .. Town Jaqua (webmistress), Judy Schuppien (newsletter editor), Sandy Dunn, Steve Dunn, Angela Goulette (Art 2004 curator), Joe Klofas (figure drawing coordinator)
Exhibition Committee: Corliss Chastain (chair), Teresa Despres, Sandy Dunn
Paid Staff in 2004: Linda Murray (executive director) replaced by Deborah Fahy in October. Joseph Brandt and Nancy Fraser (gallery sitters)
December 2004 — Holiday Show: KVAA Member’s Exhibition; with watercolors by Kay Morris featured in the Member’s Corner
November 2004 — The Artists’ Gathering: Hector Arrache, Juanita Longwell, Richard Kingdon, Nancy Fraser, Judy Schuppien, Ann Versteeg, Deb Fahy, Elizabeth Budd and Joe Brandt.
October 2004 — The Figure at the Harlow Gallery; with work by Laurie S. Kostick in the member’s corner.
September 2004 — Aeriels: work by Phil Carlo Paratore
July 2004 — Painting the Town: KVAA Member’s Show
August 2004 — The Painters of East Boothbay: Joan Plummer, Corinne McIntyre, Tony Van Hasselt, Judy Wagner, Carlton Plummer and Lina Burley
June 2004 — Crafting a Life in Maine: black & white photographs by Jon Edwards
May 2004 — Art 2004, 9th annual juried show at the Harlow Gallery. Juried by Susan Bickford, adjunct professor of the visual arts at UMA. works by 61 artists were juried into the exhibition. Best in Show was awarded toMichael Hudak of New Sharon, for his untitled painting.
April 2004 — The Kennebec River Valley: photographs by the Capital Area Camera Club
March 2004 — Young at Art an exhibition of works by area school children in grades K-8 from Augusta, Chelsea, Gardiner & Hall-Dale. Project Coordinator Sandra L. Dunn; the first year.
Board members and key volunteers in 2003: Penny Markley (president), Joanne DeCampos (vice president), Teresa Despres (secretary), David Hodsdon (treasurer & building manager), Mary Louise..Town Jacqua, Angela Goulette (ART2003 curator), Linda Murray (registered agent), Steve Dunn, Sandy Dunn, Lillian Keegan, Ruth Bookey, Nancy Rose Burwood, Joe Klofas (figure drawing coordinator)
Paid staff in 2003: Linda Murray (executive director), Dorothy Knopf, Joseph Brandt, Nancy Fraser (gallery sitters)
First Harlow Gallery website created this year by Mary Louise.. Town Jacqua. 40th Anniversary celebration took place on September 7, 2003. At the annual meeting on May 12, 2003, members voted to hire an executive director for one year, at 20 hours per week, $10 an hour for 47 weeks, total $10,000.
October 2003 — Original Print Exhibition: Frank Chin, Frances Hodsdon, Maiken Kunces, Olga K. Pastuchiv, Sally DeLorme Pedrick
September 2003 — Adele Nichols: A Retrospective
July 2003 — A Matter of Perspective: paintings by Mary Louise .. Town Jaqua, Art 2002 winner.
May 2003 — ART2003, annual juried show. Juror was Joel Babb. 116 pieces where submitted, with 71 pieces being juried into the exhibition. Mary Louise..Town Jaqua of Windsor won best in show for her painting entitled “Window”.
Board members in 2002: (president), Dave Hodsdon (treasurer & building manager), Linda Murray, Mary Town Jaqua, Penny Markley, Judy Schuppien, Joanne DeCampos, Sandy Dunn, Lillian Keegan, Nancy Rose Burwood, Steve Dunn, Valerie Howard, Stan Keech, Marilyn Karl (program chair), Joe Klofas (figure drawing coordinator)
Paid staff in 2002: David Smith, Janet Wormser, Gerald Gaboury Jr., Joseph Brandt, Nancy Fraser (gallery sitters)
Friday morning drawing group organized by Nancy Fraser & Mary Penny Holster. KVAA had 87 members.
December 2002 — Holiday Art & Craft Show
November 2002 — Stirring Up Still Life — the still life challenge open to KVAA members
September 2002 — Place of Wonder a solo exhibit by Linda Murraywinner of ART 2001
August 2002 — Photography Exhibit featuring the Vaughn Woods, sponsored by the Capital Area Camera Club and the Kennebec Land Trust
July 2002 — Small Alters an exhibition of steel sculpture by Robert Katz
May 2002 — ART 2002 — Jurors Rita Beutel and Abbott Meader; 56 works of art were juried into the show; with Judith K. Herman featured in the Members’s Corner.
April 2002 — VALerie W.H.O. “Dark Horse – Fresh Eyes” a mixed media exhibit by Valerie Howard
March 2002 — Faces and Places of Maine — 9th annual exhibition of the Capital Area Camera Club
February 2002 — UMA AASUMA show
January 2002 — Member’s Figure Show
Board members in 2001: Val Howard (president), Dave Hodsdon (treasurer), Linda Murray, Mary Town Jaqua, Lillian Keegan, Penny Markley, Judy Schuppien, Marilyn Karl, Joe Klofas (figure drawing coordinator)
Staff: Thomas Konieczko, Nancy Fraser, Dorothy Knopf, Ted Bookey, Lillian Keegan, Benjamine Keene, Jeremy Murray, Linda Murray, Elicia Osmond, Judy Schuppien (paid gallery sitters)
The board voted to hire paid gallery sitters for the first time beginning in June of 2001.
Blanche T. Fine Scholarship awarded to Laura Kinney
December 2001 — Holiday Member’s Show
November 2001 — Notas de Granandas y Corazones: collage and mixed media works by Karen Adrienne from her artist’s residency at Fundacion Val Paraiso in Mojacar, Spain
October 2001 — As I See It — Mary Louise .. Town Jacqua
September 2001 — Stan Keach
August 2001 — Scottish Standing Stones: photographs by Dana Strout
July 2001 — Photography by the students of Jay Stock
June 2001 – KVAA Members’ Show
May 2001 — Art 2001 Juried Show. Juror Anthony Shosak. 41 of 101 entries accepted. Best in show went to Linda Murray.
April 2001 — Then and Now — “annual show of KVAA members who are graduating from UMA”: Kathryn Salvano, Amy Adley, Lynn MacDonald, Doreen Gero, Teena Dick, Leslie Perry, Nora Segovia
March 2001 — Capital Area Camera Club
January 2001 — Figures and Portraits
Board members and key volunteers in 2000: Valerie Howard (president), Jennifer O’Toole (secretary), Linda Murray (secretary), David Hodsdon (treasurer and building manager), Sandra Leinonen-Dunn (gallery committee), Steve Dunn (scholarships), Judith Schuppien (publicity), Joe Klofas (figure drawing coordinator)
Blanche T. Fine scholarship awarded to Anastasia Robbins of Cony HS.
KVAA Advisory Board formed: Josh Nadel, Karen Adrienne, Robert Katz, Adele Nichols, The Honorable Elizabeth Watson. Founding member Adele Nichols died December 17, 2000.
Monthly Poetry Readings organized by Ted and Ruth Bookey begin this year.
December 2000 — Member’s Holiday Show
November 2000 —
September 2000 — Carrie Haberstock, winner of Art 99
October 2000 — Florence Daly Retrospective
September 2000 — Carrie Haberstock — winner of the Art ’99 juried show
August 2000 — Alexander Tschernjawski
July 2000 — Bring the Outside In — Inspired by the Garden
June 2000 — Member’s Show
May 2000 — Art 2000 open juried show. Juror Jan Piribeck, Associate Professor of Art at the University of Maine at Farmington
April 2000 – Alice Barnett, Richard Fecteau
March 2000 — Capital Area Camera Club
February 2000 — Arts & Architecture Students of UMA
January 2000 — Century Overload — Jeff Loxtercamp