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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.

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

on Mon, 12/11/2017 - 4:59pm

We are excited to once again have the opportunity to paint indoors at Nunan's greenhouse!

This indoor "paint-in" is being sponsored by the GHAA and hosted by Nunan's Florist and Greenhouses and is open to artists of all mediums. Artists can choose to paint in the greenhouse on any or all of the following dates:

Sunday, January 7
Sunday, January 14
Sunday; January 21

Painting is 10AM to 2PM, but hours are flexible. Artists must supply their own equipment and materials.

The weekly Paint-Ins will be followed by an exhibit of the work of participating artists at Nunan's on Sunday, January 28

12/23 Saturday Workshop CANCELLED

on Mon, 12/11/2017 - 4:31pm

Please note the Saturday Workshop at the First Church of Bradford has been CANCELLED due to the proximity of the holiday. We will resume our regular schedule on Saturday, January 13.

Member Artist Demos During the Buttonwood Festival of Trees

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

The GHAA tradition of informal artist demos continues 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. Scheduled for December 10th is Debbie Shirley (12 - 2) and Sandra Golbert (2:30 - 4:30). Aim to visit the Festival during those times to hobnob with fellow artists, and get your raffle tickets to win the 2017 ArtisTree!

December 2017 Newsletter is here!

on Sun, 12/03/2017 - 5:14pm

It's the most wonderful time of the year....and you will want to catch up on all of the latest GHAA news  while you sip your eggnog by clicking the link below....


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!

GHAA Holiday Exhibit at the Haverhill Public LIbrary

on Thu, 10/12/2017 - 11:53pm

Our Holiday Exhibit at the Haverhill Public Library is in place for November and December.

Thanks to Exhibits Chair James McCarthy and his crew - Rebecca Jones, Susan Kneeland, Greg Moutafis, Joan Rossi, Michael Rossi - for the beautiful installation. The public reception was held be Sunday, November 5, 2:00 - 4:00  in the gallery area (upstairs in the library). The talented musician Jake Baynes entertained us, and our valued sponsor Nunan's provided a magnificent flower arrangement.

Members please note that pick-up will be at the close of the show, Saturday December 30, 2:30 - 4:30.

October 29, 2017 - Debra Claffey Artist Demonstration

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

Debra Claffey demonstrated layering encaustic with pigment sticks to create an abstract still life on October 29 at the Buttonwoods Museum, generating much enthusiasm for experimental artwork.

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

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.