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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.

November GHAA Newsletter

on Fri, 11/03/2017 - 4:48pm

Lots of news this month - you will want to click the link below to see all the latest GHAA news and events!!


New Sponsor!

on Fri, 11/03/2017 - 3:56pm

We'd like to welcome our newest Bronze Level Sponsor - REDFIN!

Find out more about them here:

A sincere "Thank You" to all our sponsors who help subsidize our programming and support the arts here in Haverhill.


The GHAA ArtisTree

on Wed, 10/18/2017 - 4:12pm

The GHAA is once again asking members to create tiny art for our ever-popular "ArtisTree" for the Buttonwoods Museum Festival of Trees. Small watercolor papers and mini canvases are available at all our October events and will be collected at the art receiving for the Haverhill Public Library exhibit on October 31. If you have any questions or want to make special arrangements, please contact

October 29, 2017 - Debra Claffey Artist Demonstration

on Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:22am

Debra Claffey will demonstrate layering encaustic with pigment sticks to create an abstract still life on October 29 from 2-4pm at the Buttonwoods Museum.

Claffey is a visual artist who uses encaustic, oil, and mixed media in her work. She holds a BFA in Painting from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and Tufts University and an Associate's Degree in Horticultural Technology from the University of New Hampshire.

Claffey’s work has won several awards and, in 2011, she received an Artist Entrepreneurial Grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National

GHAA Holiday Exhibit at the Haverhill Public LIbrary

on Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:53pm

Our next members show will be the annual Holiday Exhibit at the Haverhill Public Library during November and December.

Receiving will take place Tuesday, October 31, 2:30pm - 4:30pm in the gallery area upstairs in the library.

A public reception will be Sunday, November 5, 2:00pm - 4:00pm. Pick-up will be at the close of the show, Saturday December 30, 2:30pm - 4:30pm.

Online registration is available HERE (or download the form HERE to enter by mail). Entry deadline is October 25th.

A Thank You to the Gablosky Family

on Sun, 09/17/2017 - 4:13pm

On the anniversary of the birth of Robert J. Gablosky, his wife Pat and his family have made a generous contribution to the memorial scholarship fund they established earlier this year.

We are grateful for their continued support of our endeavor to award financial help to local students intent on careers in the arts. Such is a fitting tribute to the man and his legacy!

September 24, 2017 - Mary Ellen Brown Demonstration

on Tue, 09/05/2017 - 8:56am

On Septmber 24th, Mary Ellen Brown gave a wonderfully informative demonstration on painting a still life in pastels.

Now living in Southern New Hampshire, Mary Ellen studied Fine Art and Digital Photography at Salem State College supplementing with classes at Montserrat College of Art.

As an Award winning artist she maintains a studio at Western Ave Studios in Lowell, Mass. 407A  as well as a Home Studio. Having worked in oils, pastels, graphite, watercolor and digital photography her focus is now centered on pastel painting, preferring a highly detailed realism as seen in still life.

September is Membership Renewal Month!

on Sun, 09/03/2017 - 11:08pm

Attention GHAA Members:

Don't forget that September is Membership Renewal Month!
You don't want to miss out on all the great events and exhibits coming up - so be sure to renew your membership today.

More information and forms are available here:

GHAA Art Festival 2017 - September 9

on Wed, 08/30/2017 - 3:48pm

Thanks to everyone who came out for another wonderful Art Festival on Bradford Common on September 9th!

We had 40% more artists participating this year than last. There was a steady stream of visitors and there were many sales, Jake Baynes played his jazz/blues guitar in the morning and John Hyde serenaded with his accordian in the afternoon.

Thanks to all who made it a wonderful day - including those scrambling to the aid of neighboring artists to save their goods from the sudden downpour at the end of the day.

Be sure to mark your calendars for next year, when we will be holding the

Kelley Library Exhibit - July 1-31, 2017

on Sat, 06/17/2017 - 10:54pm

Our summer member exhibit for 2017 was held at the Kelley Puiblic Library in Salem, NH during the month of July.

Thank you to those who made it a success: Jim McCarthy (Chair), Ann Jones, Laureen Luszcz, Joan Rossi, Michael Rossi, and Joan Turner. Each summer we try to broaden our audience by sharing our art in new venues. The next two July exhibits (2018 and 2019) will be Topsfield Public Library and Hamilton-Wenham Public Library. Do you have other places we should consider? Let us know.