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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.

GHAA Artist Demonstrations

on Tue, 12/02/2014 - 2:06am

Come see some of our Artist Members in action!

During the Festival of Trees at the Buttonwoods Museum, some of our Artist Members will be giving informal demos and be available to answer questions about their work. Be sure to stop by and say hi!

Sunday November 30 from 12 noon – 2:00 pm: Ann Jones
Sunday November 30 from 2:30 – 4:30 pm: Rosanne Bartlett
Sunday December 7 from 12 noon – 2:00 pm: Joan Turner
Sunday December 7 from 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm: Andrea Holbrook
Saturday December 13 from 10:00 am – 12 noon: Susan Kneeland
Sunday December 14  from 12 noon – 2:00 pm: Debbie Shirley

Give the Gift of Membership this Holiday Season!

on Sun, 11/16/2014 - 6:58pm

Give the gift of membership, an affordable $30 and only $15 for students!

Print out and complete the membership form; write your check payable to GHAA and send both form and check to GHAA c/o: Ann Jones, 2 Sylvan Street, Groveland, MA 01834. Acknowledgment will be sent to both the giver and the recipient.

Enlist a sponsor – a person or business or organization to support the GHAA with a contribution. Print out the Sponsor Form to share with prospective supporters. They will receive a letter of thanks as well as acknowledgement in the newsletter, on the website, and at GHAA events.

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

on Mon, 11/10/2014 - 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. 

UPDATE: The beautiful tree is complete! The ArtisTree has been delivered to Buttonwoods for the Festival of Trees. You can see it there November 28 through December 14. It will be part of the fund-raising raffle - what a great opportunity to acquire nearly forty works of mini-art by GHAA members!


November 2014 GHAA Newsletter

on Sun, 11/09/2014 - 6:36pm

The November newsletter is here!

Catch up on the latest news, exhibitions and artist opportunities. And many thanks to our NEW newsletter editor, Ginette Carrier Lemay!


GHAA Exhibition at the Haverhill Public Library

on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 8:15pm

The Greater Haverhill Arts Association is exhibiting the work of artist members at the Haverhill Public Library. On view throughout the months of October and November are paintings by Robert Gablosky, Sean Howell, Margery Jennings, Ann Jones, Susan Kneeland, Judith Larmay, Greg Moutafis, Maria Nemchuk, Mary Paganelli, Sandra Peters, Daniel Shaw, Debbie Shirley, and Joan Turner. The art work is varied in subject matter and media - oil, acrylics, watercolor, pastel. The art can be viewed during regular library hours.


Out and About in Haverhill.......

on Sun, 10/19/2014 - 4:20pm

Definitely not business as usual for Don Herook, our President Emeritus of the Greater Haverhill Arts Association and owner of local businesses Artist Cafe and The Sage Art Gallery on Washington Street in Haverhill. Several GHAA members got to meet Congresswoman Niki Tsongas as she stopped by to visit the Gallery and talk about and admire the local talent! 


October 2014 Newsletter

on Wed, 10/01/2014 - 8:47pm

The latest GHAA news is here!

Check out the October newsletter for news updates, exhibitions and opportunities.


October 26, 2014 - Julie Airoldi Demonstration

on Sun, 09/14/2014 - 8:40pm

On October 26, 2014, Julie Airoldi demonstrated landscape painting in pastels at the Buttonwoods Museum in Haverhill.  She expressed that she feels her paintings are the result of "taking the time" to experience the wonders she finds everywhere in nature: "I feel so fortunate to witness ordinary scenes made extraordinary by light and atmosphere... and then to set out to capture the spirit of my experience in my work.” 

J.C. Airoldi earned her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston.

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 gave a wonderful 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.

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!