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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.

PLEASE NOTE: Workshop Cancellation

on Sat, 02/14/2015 - 3:36am

PLEASE NOTE: The Saturday workshops for February 14th and February 28th have been CANCELLED. Our regular workshop schedule will resume on March 14. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Annual Members Meeting - March 22, 2015

on Sun, 02/08/2015 - 10:07pm

Mark your calendars! There will be a very important meeting of all GHAA members at Buttonwoods Museum, on March 22 at 1:30 PM (prior to the JIm Tinguely demo at 2pm). Please make every effort to attend - your voice is valued. The year in review, the 2015 calendar, plans and goals (including a logo contest) - all in a half hour!

2015 GHAA Art Festival - September 12, 2015

on Sun, 02/08/2015 - 6:25pm

Building on the success of last year, the 2015 GHAA Art Festival hopes to be bigger and better than ever! Exhibit your fine art paintings, sculpture and photography on the scenic Bradford Common. Follow the link below for more information and registration form:

James Tinguely Oil Portrait Demonstration - March 22, 2015

on Sun, 02/08/2015 - 6:07pm

On March 22 Jim Tinguely will demonstrate his unique approach to painting a portrait in oils. 

Tinguely started drawing at age 4 under the guidance of his grandfather Pierre Tinguely, an engraver and cartoonist in New York. He continued his studies at The City College of New York, The Art Students League of New York, The Montserrat School of Visual Arts in Beverly, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and The University of Massachusetts at Lowell.

He spent over 25 years in the toy & game industry, first with Ideal Toy Company in New York, and later as Director of New Product

February 2015 Newsletter

on Sun, 02/08/2015 - 5:12pm

Snuggle in while the snow is falling and read the latest newsletter from the GHAA. Lots of new information about upcoming shows and opportunities! Click the link below to download.


2015 Student Exhibition - May 1-10, 2015

on Fri, 02/06/2015 - 5:37pm

Open to local middle and high school students.

More information coming soon.......

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

on Wed, 02/04/2015 - 5:46pm

More information coming soon.......

GHAA Artist Member 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.