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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.


on Thu, 05/21/2015 - 1:48am

Pleaase note that the Saturday painting workshop in Bradford has been cancelled for May 23rd.

Workshops will resume on the next scheduled date - June 13th. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

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.


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

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

Now showing at the Buttonwood Museum through June 14: the GHAA Annual Open Exhibition - featuring over 90 works of fine art from over 40 artists!

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 Wed, 05/06/2015 - 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:

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 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 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. 

Student awards

Susan Jaworski-Stranc Printmaking Demonstation - April 26, 2015

on Fri, 03/20/2015 - 7:47pm

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.

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.