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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.

November GHAA Newsletter

on Wed, 11/11/2015 - 11:26am

Read all about it!

Catch up on GHAA news, upcoming events and artist opportunities in November's newsletter:


Artist Demos at Buttonwoods Festival of Trees

on Wed, 11/11/2015 - 3:08am
Members of the GHAA are once again sharing their expertise in informal demos during the Festival of Trees.
On November 29 Andrea Holbrook and Rosanne Bartlett will be featured. On December 6 see Debbie Shirley (12 - 2) and Judith Larmay (2:30 - 4:30) in action; on December 12 Susan Kneeland (10 - 12); and on December 13 Joan Turner (12 - 2) and Ann Jones (2:30 - 4:30).
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

2015 GHAA Art Festival - September 12, 2015

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

The 2015 Art Festival was held on 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. This year, vistors enjoyed 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 and more.

This year’s Festival included music!

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. 

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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