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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.

July Newsletter

on Wed, 07/22/2015 - 12:54am

Have you seen the news?
Catch up on all the latest GHAA news in our July Newsletter. Lots of announcements and opportunities - check it out by following the link below:


2015 GHAA Art Festival - September 12, 2015

on Wed, 07/08/2015 - 6:25pm

Building on the success of last year, the 2015 GHAA Art Festival hopes to be bigger and better than ever! Exhibit your fine art paintings, sculpture and photography on the scenic Bradford Common. Follow the link below for more information and registration form:

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. 

Click the link below for more information:

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

June 2014 Newsletter

on Fri, 06/05/2015 - 1:33am

Lots of new opportunities! Be sure to download the June newsletter:


Sculpture Honoree Susan Kneeland

on Mon, 05/18/2015 - 2:47am

Congratulations to GHAA member Susan Kneeland!

Susan Kneeland was feted by TEAM Haverhill at a public reception May 19 at the Haverhill Country Club. Her sculpture design Spiraling Wind Chime was one of five selected as public art for the developing trail system in the city. It will be constructed by students at Whittier Vo-Tech in the fall and should be completed and in place in the spring.


Saturday Workshops

on Thu, 05/14/2015 - 3:36am

Please join us on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month from 9:00 - noon for an Artist Workshop featuring a clothed model and a still life setup in the hall behind the First Church of Christ, 10 Church Street, Bradford, MA. A $5 donation is requested and appreciated! For more information call 978-682-5602.

GHAA Annual Open Exhibition - May 22 - June 14, 2015

on Thu, 05/07/2015 - 5:46pm

The 2015 exhibit was held May 22 through June 14.

A lively reception was held May 31, with music provided by the talented youth ensemble 'Flutes Inc' and their director Karen Chu. A artistic floral arrangement provided by Holland Flower Shoppes was the door prize.

Awards were presented to: Brian Dubina (Best of Show $125);  Christine Fentross Loomis (Exceptional 2-D $75); Christine Callaghan (Exceptional 3-D $75). Each recipient also received a year’s GHAA membership. Honorable Mentions were given to: Mackenzie Cronin, Dale Partis Greene, Lisa Esposito, Ann Jones, Antonietta Kies,

May 2015 GHAA Newsletter

on Tue, 05/05/2015 - 2:09am

Get the latest information about upcoming events, calls to artists and association news. The May Newsletter is now online:



2015 Student Exhibition - May 1-10, 2015

on Thu, 04/23/2015 - 5:37pm

The Haverhill Cultural Council approved the GHAA grant application for funding for this year’s Student Art Exhibit at Buttonwoods (May 1-10). We are excited for the opportunity to build on our 2014 endeavor, and hope to make it an annual outreach event. This year’s show was open to both middle school and high school students.

A reception was held on Saturday, May 2 from 3-5 pm. Music was provided by a Pentucket Jazz Band ensemble called “This Side of the River”. A special thank you to Silver Sponsor Flowers by Steve who provided the floral arrangement for the reception.