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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.

September 28, 2014 - Mary Rose O'Connell Demonstration

on Fri, 09/12/2014 - 8:50pm

On September 28, 2014 from 2-4pm at the Buttonwoods Museum, Mary Rose O’Connell will be giving a demonstration of the grisaille technique, showing the importance of a strong values foundation in painting - and a respected type of painting in its own right. She is a classically trained artist working in various genres. She works primarily in oil, but also in acrylic, painting portraits, still lives and landscapes - from life and also from high quality photographs.

Her artistic training included many years of formal study with Mary Minifie, a modern master of the Boston School.

"Artistree" - GHAA's Contribution to the 2014 Festival of Trees

on Thu, 09/11/2014 - 8:02pm

The GHAA enjoys a mutually beneficial relationship with Buttonwoods. To support the Museum and show our appreciation for their collaborative spirit, we are creating an “Artistree” for the 2014 Festival of Trees, their principal fundraiser. 

We are hoping each member will create a small painting or ornament-size ceramic or sculpture for decorating the tree. Small canvases (2x3” or 4x4”) and 300# watercolor paper (cut to similar sizes) will be available at the September 28 demo. The finished work can be brought to the October 26 demo.


September 13, 2014 GHAA 2014 Art Festival

on Wed, 09/10/2014 - 1:23pm

The Art Festival returned to the Bradford Common on September 13th to great acclaim!

The exhibitors were pleased overall with the event and said they would be returning next year and encouraging other artists to participate. About half of them reported selling work, but even those who did not were pleased with the networking. The flow of visitors was steady throughout the day, and there were many positive comments – including those favorable to the “fine-arts-only” displays.

We are already looking forward to the Art Festival 2015!

September 2014 Newsletter

on Tue, 09/02/2014 - 7:17pm

Lots of GHAA activities going on this month!

Be sure to download this month's newsletter for all of the latest information on festivals, demonstrations and opportunities.


Member Exhibition Opportunity!

on Sat, 08/09/2014 - 9:57pm

Members of the Greater Haverhill Arts Association are invited to exhibit a single wall-hung work of art at the Haverhill Public Library for two months (October and November). A link to the prospectus is below. Exhibit space is limited; the deadline to register is September 15 and the first 25 paintings registered will be shown. Please snailmail the registration to Ann Jones (address is on the form).


August 2014 Newsletter

on Sat, 08/09/2014 - 9:36pm

In the news!

All kinds of exciting events coming up: Art Festival, demonstrations, exhibitions, workshops, etc. Be sure to download the August newsletter to get the latest information!


June 22, 2014 Nella Lush Demonstration

on Thu, 06/12/2014 - 3:13pm

On Sunday, June 22, 2014 Nella Lush gave a demonstration at the Buttonwood Museum in Haverhill. Demos are free to members, a donation of $5 is requested of non-members.

Nella was born, raised and educated in Italy in a family with a long heritage of visual artists, musicians and poets. Her family history and her life near the Adriatic Sea is what shaped her artistic career. She studied art history and foreign languages. She is a full time artist and works on several canvases at once, developing the imagery through a process of surface changes.

Her art is a constant exploration of the

GHAA Annual Exhibit and Honoring Don Herook

on Tue, 06/03/2014 - 2:53am

The GHAA Annual Open Exhibit at Buttonwoods was a very successful event by all accounts. There were 65 works by 38 artists, and 77 attended the reception. The floral arrangement donated by Holland flowers was raffled, with Judith Larmay the lucky recipient.

Juror Susan Spellman was very impressed with both the quality and variety of the work; she presented the award for Best of Show to Joan Rademacher, and the awards for Exceptional Work to Maria Nemchuk and John Menihane.

Retiring president Donald Herook was presented with a plaque honoring him for his countless years of service, and a


Welcome to Our Newest Sponsor!

on Tue, 05/13/2014 - 9:15pm

Welcome to our newest sponsor:

Eagle Art Studio - Silver

We sincerely thank you for your support of the arts!

Do you know a person or organization that recognizes the importance of the fine arts in our region and might wish to support the Greater Haverhill Arts Association's mission to foster and promote them? The GHAA is currently welcoming sponsors. Our sponsors will be recognized on our website, in our newsletters and at major events.

Please download the form below for more information.


Sales and Awards at the Student Exhibit

on Tue, 05/06/2014 - 6:36pm

A big congratulations to two of our student artists, Alexandra Costa and Micayla Hathaway, for their sales at our recent Student Art Exhibit.

Micayla sold her painting "Waves and Sand' to one of our GHAA members. And Alexandra's piece "Boom" sold to an artist who is helping his grandson start his very own collection of original art. Congratulations to all!

The following artists won awards for their work in the Student Exhibit:

McKenna Judge - "Untitled"
Hannah Crevatis - "Inspiration"
Jackie Facendola - "Strands"
Annie Clayton - "Worn"
Sam Yannakoureas - "Alice"
Congratulations to