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Welcome to the website of the Greater Haverhill Arts Association, the cornerstone of the area’s blossoming art scene. Since 1971 the GHAA has provided artists and enthusiasts with a sense of community as well as opportunities to share their art.


Our various artist members work in every medium: acrylic, oil, pastel, watercolor, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, photography, and printmaking. A number of them accept commissions for landscapes, still lifes, or portraits (people, pets, buildings).


One of the ways we support artists is to offer twice- monthly workshops for learners of all ages and skills. Another is to present painting demonstrations by esteemed professional artists. Both opportunities are open to the public.


Our mission is to promote art and artists and to keep art integral to our lives and accessible and affordable for all.

2015 GHAA Art Festival - September 12, 2015

on Sat, 08/08/2015 - 6:25pm

The 2015 Art Festival is returning to Bradford Common on Saturday, September 12, from 10 AM until 4 PM. The GHAA has hosted this regional attraction for more than twenty years. The exhibit and sale of fine art by area artists is a one-day-only event, free and open to all. Enjoy the work of fine artists, including Rosanne Bartlett, Lisa Esposito, Tina Gagnon, Don Jalbert, Margery Jennings, Ann Jones, Mary Kelly, James McCarthy, Nicole McLean, Maria Nemchuk, Mary Paganelli, Debbie Shirley, and Joan Turner.

September 27, 2015 - Alan Bull Demonstration

on Thu, 08/06/2015 - 7:59pm

On September 27 at 2:00pm at the Buttonwoods Museum in Haverhill, Alan Bull will demonstrate painting a landscape in oils.

Alan is a artist, teacher and illustrator based in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Originally from Old Town, Maine, Alan received his BFA from the Philadelphia College of Art and his work is in numerous public and private collections.   His paintings have appeared in the Martha Blog, Houzz, Architectural Digest, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, House Beautiful and many other publications.  Alan’s Website is:

Demos are free to members, a donation of $5

August 2015 Newsletter

on Tue, 08/04/2015 - 7:38pm

Get the latest news from the Greater Haverhill Arts Association! The August newsletter is available here:


Celebrating Haverhill Exhibit - July 10-12, 2015

on Tue, 06/30/2015 - 1:11am

The GHAA celebrates Haverhill at 375 years, in collaboration with historic Whittier’s Birthplace!

Members and invited friends exhibited in the antique barn July 10-12 (11-4 daily), with a public reception Saturday 2-4 PM. There was also a plein-air painting opportunity; during the three days artists set up their easels and painted and sketched idyllic vistas: farmhouse, barn, orchard, beehives, leas, paddocks, etc. 

Click the link below for more information:

Susan Kneeland Landscape Demonstration - June 28, 2015

on Sat, 06/20/2015 - 12:43am

Susan Kneeland presented a GHAA demo on June 28 (2-4 PM) at Buttonwoods Museum in Haverhill. She discussed creating a landscape in acrylic, using only black and white.

A Haverhill native and longtime member of the GHAA, and the NAA, Susan has accumulated countless awards over the years for her artwork.

She makes her living selling her art, and by teaching private classes at her studio in Plaistow, NH.

Some highlights of Susan’s career include being a juried member of the Pastel Society of America, designing a winning sculpture to be installed in Bradford, MA in the spring of 2016, having

Sculpture Honoree Susan Kneeland

on Mon, 05/18/2015 - 2:47am

Congratulations to GHAA member Susan Kneeland!

Susan Kneeland was feted by TEAM Haverhill at a public reception May 19 at the Haverhill Country Club. Her sculpture design Spiraling Wind Chime was one of five selected as public art for the developing trail system in the city. It will be constructed by students at Whittier Vo-Tech in the fall and should be completed and in place in the spring.


Saturday Workshops

on Thu, 05/14/2015 - 3:36am

Please join us on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month from 9:00 - noon for an Artist Workshop featuring a clothed model and a still life setup in the hall behind the First Church of Christ, 10 Church Street, Bradford, MA. A $5 donation is requested and appreciated! For more information call 978-682-5602.

GHAA Annual Open Exhibition - May 22 - June 14, 2015

on Thu, 05/07/2015 - 5:46pm

The 2015 exhibit was held May 22 through June 14.

A lively reception was held May 31, with music provided by the talented youth ensemble 'Flutes Inc' and their director Karen Chu. A artistic floral arrangement provided by Holland Flower Shoppes was the door prize.

Awards were presented to: Brian Dubina (Best of Show $125);  Christine Fentross Loomis (Exceptional 2-D $75); Christine Callaghan (Exceptional 3-D $75). Each recipient also received a year’s GHAA membership. Honorable Mentions were given to: Mackenzie Cronin, Dale Partis Greene, Lisa Esposito, Ann Jones, Antonietta Kies,

May 2015 GHAA Newsletter

on Tue, 05/05/2015 - 2:09am

Get the latest information about upcoming events, calls to artists and association news. The May Newsletter is now online:



2015 Student Exhibition - May 1-10, 2015

on Thu, 04/23/2015 - 5:37pm

The Haverhill Cultural Council approved the GHAA grant application for funding for this year’s Student Art Exhibit at Buttonwoods (May 1-10). We are excited for the opportunity to build on our 2014 endeavor, and hope to make it an annual outreach event. This year’s show was open to both middle school and high school students.

A reception was held on Saturday, May 2 from 3-5 pm. Music was provided by a Pentucket Jazz Band ensemble called “This Side of the River”. A special thank you to Silver Sponsor Flowers by Steve who provided the floral arrangement for the reception.