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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 ArtisTree at Buttonwoods

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

The wee canvases and mini watercolor papers are still available for the GHAA ArtisTree. Think SMALL and share your talent as we call for additions to the tree we give to Buttonwoods for their annual Festival of Trees fundraiser. if you still need materials, contact us through the website. We'll be gathering the finished mini-masterpieces at the October 22 Saturday Workshop, the October 30 demo, and October 31 and November 13 at the Haverhill Public Library Holiday Show. This year the 4-foot tree is black, and the decorations will be white and red to honor our new logo.

GHAA Holiday Exhibit at the Haverhill Public Library

on Mon, 10/17/2016 - 10:41pm
Our next members show will be the GHAA Holiday Exhibit at the Haverhill Public Library in November and December. Register by October 25, deliver art October 31, join us for the reception November 13, and pick up the art December 31. For more information or to register, click on the link below for a registration form.

Painting Demonstration by Steven Lush - October 30, 2016

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

Steven Lush will be giving a watercolor demonstration of an urban scene at Buttonwoods on October 30, 2 – 4 PM. He paints in a variety of mediums in an impressionistic realist style. His focus is on light and how it transforms objects, using strong brushstrokes saturated with color to evoke a mood by “blending precision with freedom.” He 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

October 2016 Newsletter

on Mon, 10/03/2016 - 10:19pm

Check out all the GHAA news for Fall - events, demonstrations, shows, artist opportunites and more!



on Wed, 09/28/2016 - 9:53am

Have you forgotten that September is GHAA Registration renewal month?

Don't worry - renew today! Or become a member if you are not one already. You don't want to miss out on all the upcoming events!!



on Fri, 09/09/2016 - 7:58am
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!

GHAA Exhibition at the Merrimac Public Library

on Wed, 06/15/2016 - 8:14am

The GHAA Members Exhibit was held at the Merrimac Public Library from June 27 through August 21.
There was a public reception from 2 - 4 PM on Sunday, August 21 (with art pick-up at 4 that day). What a beautiful and spacious venue for an art show! An additional bonus was the accommodation of 3-D art work in locked glass cases in the main library. A hearty thank you to Barbara Blake, Marianne Dunsford, and Catherine Dullea for a wonderful display or our members' art.

Stay tuned for news about future member exhibitions!

Jason Polins Demo - June 26, 2016

on Wed, 06/08/2016 - 10:52pm
Jason Polins' demo on June 26 was a memorable event. He developed an alla prima oil landscape on the Buttonwoods grounds, with a view to the Merrimack River. The attendees sat in the shade with cold drinks, cookies, and watermelon. A lovely breeze off the river made the sunny warm day enjoyable. It was interesting to watch Jason adjust colors and temperatures and shadows as the light changed over two hours.