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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.

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!