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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.

Want ALL the GHAA events (including deadlines and receptions) all in one place?

Check out the full GHAA 2017 Calendar. Be sure to print it out and keep it handy so that you don't miss any upcoming events!

March Newsletter

on Mon, 03/06/2017 - 10:36pm

Catch up on all the local artsy news! Lots of events coming up - be sure to stay informed and click the link below for the latest GHAA newsletter:


Painting Demonstration by Steve Greco - March 26, 2017

on Sat, 02/25/2017 - 2:00pm

Our first demonstration of the new year will be wildlife artist Steve Greco who will be demonstrating rendering animals.

An artist and a naturalist, Steve Greco believes that the natural world deserves mankind's total attention and compassion in its 'Eleventh Hour'. As part of his mission to raise awareness of the plight of earth’s life forms, he paints wildlife, hoping his animal portraits broaden an appreciation for the creatures.

Examples of Steve's work can be seen at:

Steve Greco has participated in many prestigious

2017 Student Art Exhibit - May 7-19, 2017

on Wed, 02/22/2017 - 10:32am

Attention all local high school and middle school students!

Applications are now being accepted for our annual student show. Join us at the Buttonwoods Museum as we celebrate the art of local students. All medium accepted - and awards will be given. A public reception will be held on May 7 from 2:30-4:30pm.

Entry deadline is May 1st. Click below for entry guidelines and an application.

GHAA Annual Open Art Exhibit - May 21 - June 11, 2017

on Wed, 02/22/2017 - 8:57am

Call to artists!

Entries are now being accepted for our Annual Open Exhibit. All fine artists (GHAA members or not) are invited to take part in our ever-growing yearly exhibition!

Apply today - entry deadline is May 15th. Please click the link below for more information and an application:

GHAA Art Festival 2017 - September 9

on Tue, 02/21/2017 - 2:48pm

After a wonderfully successful Art Festival last year, we are excited to start planning this year's Art Festival on Bradford Common!

Join us on Saturday, September 9th as we fill Bradford Common with art and music. Are you a fine artist who would like to sell your own paintings, drawings, sculpture or photography? Click the link below for more information and an application:

Robert Gablosky, 1928-2017

on Wed, 02/01/2017 - 9:54pm

We are saddened to hear of the passing of GHAA founder, Bob Gablosky.

Robert Gablosky, founder of the GHAA, is mourned by members and the community at large. He established the Greater Haverhill Arts Association in 1971 and served on its board as president and president emeritus for 45 years. As leader, artist, and teacher, his legacy is inestimable. The family has requested, in lieu of flowers, contributions to the Robert Gablosky Memorial Scholarship Fund, which will be administered by the GHAA.

His full obituary is available here:

Check out the video below to hear GHAA president Ann Jones and artist member Susan Kneeland talk about the upcoming Paint-In at Nunans, art, teaching and more....


GHAA Paint-In at Nunan Florist & Greenhouses

on Sun, 12/04/2016 - 5:15pm

We are grateful to our wonderful sponsor Nunan's of Georgetown for hosting the second annual Paint-In during January! 

Painting in the greenhouse happened from 10:00am until 2:00pm on the Sundays during January with a final exhibition on January 29. We had many new artists join the paint-in this year - and a wonderful turnout to see all the art at the reception. And we thank our multi-talented artists who also entertained us with music. Be sure to join us next January!

Artist Demos at Buttonwoods

on Sun, 12/04/2016 - 5:02pm

As part of our holiday tradition, GHAA Artist Members gave informal demonstrations at Buttonwoods on Sunday afternoons from noon until 4:30 during the Festival of Trees from late November until mid December. Participating artists included Ann Albert, Rebecca Jones, Joan Turner, Rosanne Bartlett, Debbie Shirley and Tina Fazio.