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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.

February Newsletter

on Mon, 02/01/2016 - 9:51pm

Catch up with all the latest GHAA news!

You don't want to miss out on all the upcoming events, so check out the February newsletter by clicking on the link below.


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 are hosting a "Paint-In" in the main greenhouse (on any or all of three Sundays: January 10, 17, and 24) and an exhibit/sale on January 31.

The Paint-In's on the 10th and 17th have been well attended! Artists will be also painting on the 24th and the 31st - with an exhibit of their work on the 31st from 12-3pm.

Call to artists!

We have appreciated the logo created by the GHAA founder Robert Gablosky for 45 years, but at last year's Annual Members Meeting the consensus was that it's time for it to change.

We are launching a logo design contest - open to any and all - that we hope will bring us a fresh look. James McCarthy is chairing the project, and his contact information is on the Call for Designs.

Call for Nominations!

on Mon, 01/04/2016 - 3:05am
The GHAA elections are held every two years, and now is the time! 
Nominations are being accepted for the positions of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Exhibits Chair, Program Chair, Hospitality Chair, Publicity Chair, and Communications Chair. The slate of officer nominees will be in the February newsletter and on the website, and members will be voting at the Annual Meeting on March 20.
Please send your nominations via, or send a letter to Ann Jones, 2 Sylvan Street, Groveland MA 01834; nominations must be received by January 31. If you are

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 is on display at Buttonwoods Festival of Trees until December 13. Visit the Festival and buy lots of raffle tickets for the opportunity to win miniature artworks by dozens of GHAA artists as they adorn our specially decorated tree. 

The GHAA exhibit at the Haverhill Public Library continues through December. It is a great 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!

October 25, 2015 - Tina Gagnon Demonstration

on Sat, 10/03/2015 - 9:45pm

On October 25, Tina Gagnon demonstrated her techniques for working in colored pencil at the Buttonwoods Museum. Her fun and informative presentation got everyone involved!

Tina Gagnon is a color pencil artist who achieves vivid as well as subtle color in her work. After working for years as a graphic artist, she launched her career in fine arts in 2007, studying at the New Hampshire Institute of Art. The medium of color pencil affords her the opportunity to attain a high degree of realism – important to her renderings of the natural world.

Just a reminder that September is the month to renew your GHAA membership!

Don't miss a thing by renewing now! It's a good time also to update the images of your work (1 or 2) for the Gallery page of the website. Email images to; files can be jpeg, png or tiff, between 400 and 700 pixels. And don't forget to to update your artist bio whenever necessary; we want to promote our members with their very latest information; send it to, or deliver it to the next event; we will also display your art business card in our Sponsors notebook. 

September 27, 2015 - Alan Bull Demonstration

on Sun, 09/06/2015 - 7:59pm

On September 27 at 2:00pm at the Buttonwoods Museum in Haverhill, Alan Bull demonstrated 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