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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.

2016 Student Art Exhibit - May 1-15

on Thu, 04/21/2016 - 9:11pm

Have any young artists in your life?

We are looking for art from local middle and high school students to be part of our annual Student Art Exhibit at the Buttonwoods Museum.

The exhibit runs from May 1st through May 15th during regular museum hours with a public reception on Sunday, May 1 from 3-5pm. There are ten awards (five middle school, five high school) which will be presented at the reception and music will be provided by music students from HHS under the direction of Joseph Gori.  This promises to be a wonderful show - stop by and support budding young artists!

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April 2016 Newsletter

on Mon, 04/04/2016 - 7:55pm

The latest news is here!!

Check out the NEW GHAA logo - and see all the upcoming events and artist opportunities.

What are you waiting for? Click the link below to view the newsletter.......


Jonathon Nix Demonstration - April 24

on Tue, 03/29/2016 - 3:17am

Our next artist demonstration will be Jonathon Nix presenting an Introduction to Figure Drawing from Life


“Our physical contact with the world is the most private and intimate experience we have, but we overlook it, or depreciate it because it’s so familiar. In working from observation there is this struggle to reclaim some of the lost wonder and innocence of perception that allows you to really see and experience things….”
∾ Frank Hobbs
Jonathon Nix is a painter, sculptor and designer.

GHAA Annual Open Art Exhibit May 27-June 18

on Sun, 03/20/2016 - 11:26am

The GHAA Annual Open Art Exhibit returns to the Buttonwoods Museum on May 27th!

All member and non-member fine artists in all fine art media are elgible to enter. Entry deadline is May 20th.

There will be a public reception on Sunday, June 5th 3-5pm with music provided by guitarist Kevin Johnson and awards will be given. This year there will be four awards: Best of Show $125, 1st Place $100, 2nd Place $75, and 3rd Place $50; the juror is Lisa Esposito, Director of the Firehouse Gallery in Newburyport. More details and an entry form may be found by clicking the link below.

GHAA Art Festival 2016 - September 10

on Sat, 03/12/2016 - 12:44pm

The 2016 GHAA Art Festival promises to be bigger and better than ever!

Come join us in the Bradford Common for a lovely day of art (and musical accompaniment). If you are interested in exhibiting, you can download the forms and more information below. Hope to see you on September 10th!

March 20 - Jeff Ventola Pastel Landscape Demonstration

on Sat, 02/20/2016 - 10:36pm
On March 20, Jeff Ventola gave an inspiring demonstration of pastel landscape painting. We truly appreciate his sharing of his expertise and answering our many questions.
Jeff Ventola is an award-winning oil paint and pastel artist from Southern New Hampshire. He's only been painting since 2008, however he's been an artist his whole life. He enjoys subjects of all kinds particularly those that challenge. He especially loves sunsets and the beach, and works with those subjects as often as possible. 
His choice of medium depends on mood...If he wants to challenge himself, he works in oils

January "Paint-In" at Nunan Florist & Greenhouses!

on Mon, 01/18/2016 - 6:24pm

The GHAA and Nunan's Florist & Greenhouses on Route 97 in Georgetown hosted a "Paint-In" in the main greenhouse on Sunday, January 10, 17, and 24, and then an exhibit/sale on January 31. The Paint-In's were well-attended and the exhibit was a great success! We look forward to joining forces with Nunan's again next year.


Artist Demos at Buttonwoods Festival of Trees

on Fri, 12/11/2015 - 3:08am
Members of the GHAA once again shared their expertise in informal demos during the Festival of Trees.
On November 29 Andrea Holbrook and Rosanne Bartlett demonstrated their art. On December 6,  Debbie Shirley painted tomatoes, while on December 12 Susan Kneeland worked and on December 13 it was Joan Turner and Ann Jones sharing their talents.
Hope you had a chance to visit the Festival and see your colleagues at work!

The much-in-demand GHAA ArtisTree was on display at Buttonwoods Festival of Trees again during the holiday season. Many people vistied the Festival and bought lots of raffle tickets for the opportunity to win miniature artworks by dozens of GHAA artists adorning our specially decorated tree. Thanks to everyone who participated!

The GHAA exhibit at the Haverhill Public Library was a wonderful show - over forty works in a variety of mediums. The public reception on November 8 was a great success. Everyone was entertained by the vocals and guitar of Mason Kothman. The beautiful seasonal arrangement by our sponsor (Nunan's of Georgetown) was raffled as the door prize, and was taken home by a very happy Joan Turner. Annie Carriere and Nancy Varnum have helped with Hospitality since September - we thank them for their volunteering!