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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.

April 2014 Newsletter

on Fri, 04/03/2015 - 2:48am

It's here....the April 2015 Newsletter!!

New calls, new format! Check it out by clicking this link to view in your browser, or downloading the pdf file below. And subscribe to receive the newsletter in your inbox by entering your email on the left side of the homepage.


Susan Jaworski-Stranc Printmaking Demonstation - April 26, 2015

on Mon, 03/23/2015 - 5:47pm

Susan Jaworski-Stranc of APPLE CIDER PRESS & PRINTS STUDIO is an established artist/printmaker, teacher and writer.  She maintains a printmaking studio at Western Ave Studios in Lowell, Massachusetts where she specializes in the creation of reductive linoleum prints.  Ms. Jaworski-Stranc has exhibited her limited edition prints in numerous juried fine art shows. She was honored last year at New York Print Club annual Artists Showcase. She is a regularly exhibiting member of the Boston Printmakers; exhibited most recently at the Newport Art Museum.

2015 Student Exhibition - May 1-10, 2015

on Mon, 03/23/2015 - 5:37pm

The Haverhill Cultural Council has 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 will be open to both middle school and high school students – please spread the word among young artists you know! The link to the student show registration form is below.

A special thank you to Silver Sponsor Flowers by Steve who is proving the floral arrangement for the reception to be held on Saturday, May 2 from 3-5

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

on Sun, 03/22/2015 - 5:46pm

Calling all artists!

All artists are welcome to participate in the GHAA Annual exhibit at the Buttonwoods Museum.
The link to the prospectus is below. We have increased the cash awards, and each recipient will also receive a year’s GHAA membership (2015 or an extension).

A reception will be held on May 30 from 3 to 5pm. Many thanks to GHAA sponsor Holland Flowers for providing flowers for the event.

2015 GHAA Art Festival - September 12, 2015

on Sat, 03/21/2015 - 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:

James Tinguely Oil Portrait Demonstration - March 22, 2015

on Fri, 03/20/2015 - 6:07pm

On March 22 Jim Tinguely demonstrated his unique approach to painting a portrait in oils. 

Tinguely started drawing at age 4 under the guidance of his grandfather Pierre Tinguely, an engraver and cartoonist in New York. He continued his studies at The City College of New York, The Art Students League of New York, The Montserrat School of Visual Arts in Beverly, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and The University of Massachusetts at Lowell.

He spent over 25 years in the toy & game industry, first with Ideal Toy Company in New York, and later as Director of New Product Design

Saturday Workshops

on Sat, 02/14/2015 - 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 Artist Member Demonstrations

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

During the Festival of Trees at the Buttonwoods Museum, some of our Artist Members gave informal demos and answered questions about their work. Participating artists included Ann Jones, Rosanne Bartlett, Joan Turner, Andrea Holbrook, Susan Kneeland, Debbie Shirley and Judith Larmay.

Give the Gift of Membership!

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 created an “Artistree” for the 2014 Festival of Trees, their principal fundraiser.  It was be part of the fund-raising raffle - and many people stuffed the sock with their entries in an attempt to acquire nearly forty works of mini-art by GHAA members! The winner was Melinda Barrett. Thanks to all the members who donated their art for a good cause.