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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.

January 2015 Newsletter

on Mon, 01/05/2015 - 2:27am

Catch-up on all the latest GHAA news and artist the most recent newsletter here:


GHAA Artist Demonstrations

on Tue, 12/02/2014 - 2:06am

During the Festival of Trees at the Buttonwoods Museum, some of our Artist Members gave informal demos and answered questions about their work. Participating artists included Ann Jones, Rosanne Bartlett, Joan Turner, Andrea Holbrook, Susan Kneeland, Debbie Shirley and Judith Larmay.

Give the Gift of Membership!

on Sun, 11/16/2014 - 6:58pm

Give the gift of membership, an affordable $30 and only $15 for students!

Print out and complete the membership form; write your check payable to GHAA and send both form and check to GHAA c/o: Ann Jones, 2 Sylvan Street, Groveland, MA 01834. Acknowledgment will be sent to both the giver and the recipient.

Enlist a sponsor – a person or business or organization to support the GHAA with a contribution. Print out the Sponsor Form to share with prospective supporters. They will receive a letter of thanks as well as acknowledgement in the newsletter, on the website, and at GHAA events.

"Artistree" - GHAA's Contribution to the 2014 Festival of Trees

on Mon, 11/10/2014 - 8:02pm

The GHAA enjoys a mutually beneficial relationship with Buttonwoods. To support the Museum and show our appreciation for their collaborative spirit, we created an “Artistree” for the 2014 Festival of Trees, their principal fundraiser.  It was be part of the fund-raising raffle - and many people stuffed the sock with their entries in an attempt to acquire nearly forty works of mini-art by GHAA members! The winner was Melinda Barrett. Thanks to all the members who donated their art for a good cause.


GHAA Exhibition at the Haverhill Public Library

on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 8:15pm

The Greater Haverhill Arts Association recently exhibited the work of artist members at the Haverhill Public Library. On view throughout the months of October and November were paintings by Robert Gablosky, Sean Howell, Margery Jennings, Ann Jones, Susan Kneeland, Judith Larmay, Greg Moutafis, Maria Nemchuk, Mary Paganelli, Sandra Peters, Daniel Shaw, Debbie Shirley, and Joan Turner. The art work was varied in subject matter and media - oil, acrylics, watercolor, pastel, and was available for viewing during regular library hours.


Out and About in Haverhill.......

on Sun, 10/19/2014 - 4:20pm

Definitely not business as usual for Don Herook, our President Emeritus of the Greater Haverhill Arts Association and owner of local businesses Artist Cafe and The Sage Art Gallery on Washington Street in Haverhill. Several GHAA members got to meet Congresswoman Niki Tsongas as she stopped by to visit the Gallery and talk about and admire the local talent! 


October 26, 2014 - Julie Airoldi Demonstration

on Sun, 09/14/2014 - 8:40pm

On October 26, 2014, Julie Airoldi demonstrated landscape painting in pastels at the Buttonwoods Museum in Haverhill.  She expressed that she feels her paintings are the result of "taking the time" to experience the wonders she finds everywhere in nature: "I feel so fortunate to witness ordinary scenes made extraordinary by light and atmosphere... and then to set out to capture the spirit of my experience in my work.” 

J.C. Airoldi earned her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston.

September 28, 2014 - Mary Rose O'Connell Demonstration

on Fri, 09/12/2014 - 8:50pm

On September 28, 2014 from 2-4pm at the Buttonwoods Museum, Mary Rose O’Connell gave a wonderful demonstration of the grisaille technique, showing the importance of a strong values foundation in painting - and a respected type of painting in its own right. She is a classically trained artist working in various genres. She works primarily in oil, but also in acrylic, painting portraits, still lives and landscapes - from life and also from high quality photographs.

Her artistic training included many years of formal study with Mary Minifie, a modern master of the Boston School.

September 13, 2014 GHAA 2014 Art Festival

on Wed, 09/10/2014 - 1:23pm

The Art Festival returned to the Bradford Common on September 13th to great acclaim!

The exhibitors were pleased overall with the event and said they would be returning next year and encouraging other artists to participate. About half of them reported selling work, but even those who did not were pleased with the networking. The flow of visitors was steady throughout the day, and there were many positive comments – including those favorable to the “fine-arts-only” displays.

We are already looking forward to the Art Festival 2015!