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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.

Robert Gablosky, 1928-2017

on Wed, 02/01/2017 - 9:54pm

We are saddened to hear of the passing of GHAA founder, Bob Gablosky.

Robert Gablosky, founder of the GHAA, is mourned by members and the community at large. He established the Greater Haverhill Arts Association in 1971 and served on its board as president and president emeritus for 45 years. As leader, artist, and teacher, his legacy is inestimable. The family has requested, in lieu of flowers, contributions to the Robert Gablosky Memorial Scholarship Fund, which will be administered by the GHAA.

His full obituary is available here:

Check out the video below to hear GHAA president Ann Jones and artist member Susan Kneeland talk about the upcoming Paint-In at Nunans, art, teaching and more....


GHAA Paint-In at Nunan Florist & Greenhouses

on Sun, 12/04/2016 - 5:15pm

We are grateful to our wonderful sponsor Nunan's of Georgetown for hosting the second annual Paint-In during January! 

Painting in the greenhouse happened from 10:00am until 2:00pm on the Sundays during January with a final exhibition on January 29. We had many new artists join the paint-in this year - and a wonderful turnout to see all the art at the reception. And we thank our multi-talented artists who also entertained us with music. Be sure to join us next January!

Artist Demos at Buttonwoods

on Sun, 12/04/2016 - 5:02pm

As part of our holiday tradition, GHAA Artist Members gave informal demonstrations at Buttonwoods on Sunday afternoons from noon until 4:30 during the Festival of Trees from late November until mid December. Participating artists included Ann Albert, Rebecca Jones, Joan Turner, Rosanne Bartlett, Debbie Shirley and Tina Fazio.


GHAA ArtisTree at Buttonwoods

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

Congratulations to Pamela Burroughs winner of this year's ArtisTree! This year's creation offered almost twice the "wee art" of past years - thank you to all the artists who shared their time and talent to make this ArtisTree possible.

GHAA Holiday Exhibit at the Haverhill Public Library

on Mon, 10/17/2016 - 10:41pm
The GHAA Holiday Exhibit was at the Haverhill Public Library through November and December.
Many thanks to the hanging crew: Barbara Blake, Anne Marie Shadrake, and Rob Stokes!
The reception for the GHAA Holiday Exhibit at the Haverhill Public Library was held on November 13th. John Hyde entertained us on his accordian, and Nunan's unique floral arrangement was the door prize for a lucky guest. Many thanks to Annie Carriere, Ann Jones, and Joan Turner for hospitality. And thanks to all who visited the exhibit.

Painting Demonstration by Steven Lush - October 30, 2016

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

The October 30th demo by Steven Lush was a challenging cityscape in watercolor. His style could be called impressionistic realism, focusing on  light and how it transforms objects, using strong brushstrokes saturated with color to evoke a mood by “blending precision with freedom.” The demo was well-attended and well-received.

Steven 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

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!