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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.

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 Wed, 10/01/2014 - 8:40pm

Julie Airoldi will be demonstrating landscape painting in pastels at Buttonwoods on October 26, from 2 – 4 PM. 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.

GHAA Exhibition at the Haverhill Public Library

on Wed, 10/01/2014 - 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.


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

on Tue, 09/16/2014 - 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. 

We are hoping each member will create a small painting or ornament-size ceramic or sculpture for decorating the tree. Small canvases (2x3” or 4x4”) and 300# watercolor paper (cut to similar sizes) will be available at the September 28 demo. The finished work can be brought to the October 26 demo.


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!

September 2014 Newsletter

on Tue, 09/02/2014 - 7:17pm

Lots of GHAA activities going on this month!

Be sure to download this month's newsletter for all of the latest information on festivals, demonstrations and opportunities.


August 2014 Newsletter

on Sat, 08/09/2014 - 9:36pm

In the news!

All kinds of exciting events coming up: Art Festival, demonstrations, exhibitions, workshops, etc. Be sure to download the August newsletter to get the latest information!


June 22, 2014 Nella Lush Demonstration

on Thu, 06/12/2014 - 3:13pm

On Sunday, June 22, 2014 Nella Lush gave a demonstration at the Buttonwood Museum in Haverhill. Demos are free to members, a donation of $5 is requested of non-members.

Nella was born, raised and educated in Italy in a family with a long heritage of visual artists, musicians and poets. Her family history and her life near the Adriatic Sea is what shaped her artistic career. She studied art history and foreign languages. She is a full time artist and works on several canvases at once, developing the imagery through a process of surface changes.

Her art is a constant exploration of the