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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.

**WORKSHOP NOTE**

on Sun, 12/04/2016 - 5:44pm

Please note there will NOT be a Saturday workshop on December 24th due to the holiday.

Regular Saturday Workshops resume on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays in January.

GHAA Paint-In at Nunan Florist & Greenhouses

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

Our wonderful sponsor Nunan's of Georgetown is hosting the second annual Paint-In during January! 

Painting in the greenhouse will happen from 10:00am  until 2:00pm  on the four Sundays: January 8, 15, and 22
An exhibition (with most artists choosing to continue to paint) will be January 29, 12:00 - 3:00pm (set-up 10-12). 

Though we want to keep this event flexible for all interested in participating, we do need some sense of how many artists plan to paint and exhibit, and so ask you to register your best intentions by January 5.  Click the link below for rhe registration form.

Artist Demos at Buttonwoods

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

GHAA Artist Members will be giving informal demonstrations at Buttonwoods on Sunday afternoons from noon until 4:30 during the Festival of Trees. The schedule is as follows:

November 27  Ann Albert and Rebecca Jones

December 4  Joan Turner and Rosanne Bartlett

December 11  Debbie Shirley and Tina Fazio

 

December GHAA Newsletter

on Sun, 12/04/2016 - 4:40pm

Just in time for the holidays! Catch up on all the latest news from the GHAA:

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GHAA ArtisTree at Buttonwoods

on Tue, 10/25/2016 - 10:03pm

The ArtisTree is ready! This year's creation offers almost twice the "wee art" of past years.
Check the haverhillhistory.org site for Tree Festival days and hours when you can buy raffle tickets to win this beautiful tree!
And thank you to all the artists who shared their time and talent to make this ArtisTree possible!

GHAA Holiday Exhibit at the Haverhill Public Library

on Mon, 10/17/2016 - 10:41pm
The GHAA Holiday Exhibit is at the Haverhill Public Library for November and December.
Many thanks to the hanging crew: Barbara Blake, Anne Marie Shadrake, and Rob Stokes!
 
The reception for the GHAA Holiday Exhibit at the Haverhill Public Library was held on November 13th. John Hyde entertained us on his accordian, and Nunan's unique floral arrangement was the door prize for a lucky guest. Many thanks to Annie Carriere, Ann Jones, and Joan Turner for hospitality.

Painting Demonstration by Steven Lush - October 30, 2016

on Wed, 10/05/2016 - 10:27pm

The October 30th demo by Steven Lush was a challenging cityscape in watercolor. His style could be called impressionistic realism, focusing on  light and how it transforms objects, using strong brushstrokes saturated with color to evoke a mood by “blending precision with freedom.” The demo was well-attended and well-received.

Steven is a signature member of the AWS, ASMA, and NEWS, and is an artist member of the RAA and NSAA; he is represented by the Maritime Art Gallery in Mystic Seaport CT, and by the Walsingham Gallery in Newburyport MA.

Demos are free to members, a donation of $5 is

SPECIAL NOTICE

on Fri, 09/09/2016 - 7:58am
SPECIAL NOTICE!!!
THE GHAA WORKSHOPS AT THE FEDERAL CHURCH OF CHRIST, BRADFORD HAVE RESUMED!!
 
Our popular Saturday art workshops are off summer vacation and have resumed as of September 24 (9 - 12) with artists Mark Hayden and Joan Rademacher as mentors and  Mimi Johnson as monitor. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month - please see the top of the "events" page on this website for more information.
 
Thank you for your support of this program. We look forward to seeing you there!!!

Teri Canelle Demonstration

on Thu, 09/08/2016 - 9:35pm

The September demo featured tonalist painter Teri Canelle sharing her approach to painting a landscape in oil.

An award-winning commercial artist by trade, Teri’s love of quiet light and deep shadows on the landscape drew her to oil painting in the captivating Tonalist method. She believes that with each painting she does, she expresses not just "an image", an image that relates to the viewer. Pastoral scenes and marshes call to her and are her favorite subject matter to paint.

A graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, she also studied with Master Tonalist painter Dennis Sheehan at the

GHAA Art Festival 2016 - September 10

on Mon, 08/29/2016 - 8:44am

What a wonderful day on Bradford Common! The Art Festival was a fun event and an unqualified success. So much fine art, so many congenial artists, a steady stream of art-loving visitors, such upbeat music - if you missed it, you'll have to wait another whole year!

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