1965 Timeline

1965 Board members in 1965: Mrs. Clarence Nichols (Adele) of Hallowell (president), Charles Danforth of Randolph (Vice President), Dr. Meyer Emanuel (treasurer) Mrs. John Fleming of Augusta (Recording Secretary), Miss Madge Ames (Corresponding Secretary) and Bertrand H. Hoyle of Gardiner (Executive Committee). Junior KVAA: Daniel …

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1964 Etnier

July 19 – August 15, 1964 — Paintings by Stephen Etnier of Harpswell Stephen Morgan Etnier (September 11, 1903 – November 7, 1984) was an American realist painter, painting for six decades. His work is distinguished by a mixture of realism and luminism, favoring industrial and working scenes, but always …

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Children’s Art Show, June 1964

  Caption for this photograph in the Kennebec Journal on June 12, 1964 Their Own Show — Getting a sneak preview of their own art work Thursday at Kennebec Valley Art Association’s Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, were these youngsters who are among exhibitors in the current …

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A gift for Hallowell 1964

Trail Markers — Two signs designating the entrance to Hallowell have been donated to the city by the KVAA and will be erected on the Augusta-Hallowell line and the Farmingdale-Hallowell line. The lettering reflects the settlement of 1762. The signs were designed and constructed by Bel-Art Studio. The wrought iron scroll work was donated by Mrs. …

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1964 Timeline

Board Officers in 1964: Linwood Partridge of Augusta (president), Mrs. Emery O. Beane, Jr. (Elizabeth) of Augusta (Vice President), Mrs. John Fleming (Alice) of Augusta (Recording Secretary), Miss Madge Ames of Augusta (Corresponding Secretary), Meyer Emanuel, MD of Gardiner (Treasurer). Executive Board: Frederick Preble of …

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1963 Open House

“The KVAA held Open House at its new headquarters, 160 Water Street, Hallowell, last Sunday when members and invited quests were featured in the Dedication Exhibit in which there were 60 entries. Admiring the colorful painting in mixed media by Leo Meissner, A.N.A., of Cape …

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Cultural Center model

Model of KVAA Cultural Center — The KVAA is conducting a building fund drive for a center to be established in Hallowell. This model, designed and constructed by Richard Noble, right, illustrates the first floor display and meeting area of the building, and newly designed …

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1962 Governor Reed

Linwood Partridge sharing plans for the “proposed cultural center” (which became the Harlow Gallery) with Governor Reed in 1962. In 1962 the KVAA launched a major fundraising effort in order to purchase the building that has provided a permanent home for the KVAA ever since. …

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1960 Timeline

Board members in 1960: Madge Ames (treasurer) The First Maine State Art Festival was organized by the KVAA; it became a well known showcase for professional artists statewide and ran for nine years. 1st major effort; exhibit at State House “Maine Art Festival” ran in …

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1959 Charter

Exhibitions and key events from the late 1950s. 1959 January ’59 65 members ($3/yr dues). “Charter” members met weekly for informal meetings. Bylaws adopted late fall ’59. Hanging committee could choose art themselves, with or without the aid of juries. Membership list from July 30, …

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1959

In January of  ’59 the Kennebec Valley Art Association had 65 members ($3/yr dues). “Charter” members met weekly for informal meetings. Bylaws adopted late fall ’59. Hanging committee could choose art themselves, with or without the aid of juries. Membership list from July 30, 1959 …

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Dec 5th 1958 National

Gathering Friday evening at the National Art Week showing at the Augusta House were artists from the area represented in the week-long exhibit. Left to right were: Robert Demers, Olive Metcalf, Coopers Mills; Vic Anderson, Mount Vernon: Nikondim Balenkov, Richmond; Mrs. Jackie Horner; Mrs. Evelyn …

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1958 timeline

1958 Board members in 1958: Robert D. Demers (president) The Kennebec Valley Art Association was formed in Augusta at the YMCA by a group of artists involved with the Augusta Players (this group eventually became Gaslight Theater). The KVAA was founded, and officers elected at …

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1957 Timeline

1957 From Harlow Gallery and the Kennebec Valley Art Association attributed to Madge Ames: “The year was 1957 … there was no place for the local aspiring artist to show his work , and each one felt very much alone. Among the members of the Augusta Players …

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