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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.

March 24, 2018 - GHAA Annual Meeting

on Sun, 02/25/2018 - 1:32pm

Attention GHAA Members!

The GHAA Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, March 24 at 1:00 at the new HC Media Studio 101 at Harbor Place (2 Merrimack, Street, Haverhill)

GHAA business will be discussed and elections will be held. The Officers and Standing Committee Chairs are listed on the website. Review those currently on the Board, and consider nominations for the two-year term. The position of Vice President has remained unfilled - please give this serious consideration. Nominations are due February 25, and the sample ballot will be in the March newsletter. 

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March 24, 2018 - Karen Nastuk Demonstration

on Sun, 02/25/2018 - 1:12pm

Please note - the next few demonstrations will be held on SATURDAYS at the new HC MEDIA STUDIO 101 at Harbor Place. We are excited to welcome our attendees to this new and exciting space!

Karen Nastuk will do a watercolor demonstration 2-4pm on Saturday March 24 at 2 Merrimack Street in Haverhill (HC Media Studio).

Karen has a BA in Fine Arts and a fifteen-year career in retail and ad agency writing. Watercolor is her favorite medium because it is liberating and natural; her work is inspired by Richard Schmidt and Betty Lou Schlemm.  She encourages people to paint and draw from life.

GHAA Art Festival 2018 - September 8

on Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:21pm

We are now accepting registrations for the annual GHAA Art Festival on Bradford Common!

Exhibit and sell your fine art - paintings, drawings, sculpture and photography - at the Art Festival sponsored by the GHAA.

Read the
register on-line 
or click below for the printable version and mail-in registration.

February 17, 2018 - Image-Tec Demonstration

on Sat, 02/10/2018 - 10:12pm


On Saturday, February 17, Tom Grassi and Jean Abate demonstrated Image-Tec's art reproduction services (scanning, giclee, reproductions, notecard printing, etc.). They scanned the work of two of our members and showed how color corrections are done and then prints made. It was a very informative field trip - and full of ideas of how artists can promote themselves. A big thank you to Tom and Jean for their time and expertise.

Keep Image-Tec in mind for your fine art scanning and reproduction needs!  We thank Maureen DeSisto, our Program Co-Chair for arranging this opportunity.


February 2018 Newsletter

on Wed, 02/07/2018 - 1:59pm

February might be a short month - but there is still plenty going on!

Catch up on the latest Art News by clicking on the link to our newsletter below: 


Paint-In and Exhibit at Nunan's Florist and Greenhouses

on Thu, 01/11/2018 - 4:59pm

Thank you to Nunan's Florist and Greenhouses for sponsoring another successful Paint-In series!

Artists painted, drew, clay sculpted and made prints in the greenhouse at Nunan's on Sundays during the month of January. On January 28, we had an exhibition for the participating artists and got to see many of their completed works.

We are already making plans for 2019  - you'll want to put this fun event on your calendar!


The GHAA Art Niche at Harbor Place

on Thu, 01/04/2018 - 11:48am

The Art Niche is ready!

The GHAA has partnered with the UMaa Lowell Innovation Hub at Harbor Place, creating an Art Niche where a different member artist will be featured every two months. Debbie Shirley is the artist for January and February. Interested in being one of the featured artists? Check the January newsletter for the particulars!


Member Artist Demos During the Buttonwood Festival of Trees

on Sun, 12/03/2017 - 5:24pm

The GHAA tradition of informal artist demos continued this year during the Festival of Trees at the Buttonwood Museum.

On November 26, James Gablosky presented the artist demo. On December 3rd, Tracy Meola  painted from 12 - 2 and James McCarthy shared his creative digital art process from 2:30 - 4:30. And on December 10th, Linda Germain demonstrated printmaking and Sandra Golbert demonstrated later inthe afternoon. A big "Thank You" to these artist members for giving their time during the busy holiday season.

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 ArtisTree is outstanding again this year, decorated with all the wee art by our members and friends. We had to upgrade to a six-foot tree to accommodate all the wonderful art! 

Thanks to Ann Jones and Rebecca Jones for the artistic touch in assembling the tree. Visit the Buttonwoods Festival of Trees, marvel at the creativity, and purchase your raffle tickets to benefit our valued sponsor - you may just succeed in winning the GHAA contribution with over 60 wee artworks!