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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.

June 25, 2017 - Dave Drinon Painting Demonstration

on Mon, 06/05/2017 - 2:03pm

At the Buttonwoods  Museum on June 25, 2017, Dave Drinon demonstrated painting an impressionist seascape in oils. 

Originally from Maine and from an artistic family, the Andover artist calls his style ‘expressive realism’. He considers himself a ‘SCAPE” painter – sea, land, city being his subjects. He loves being out in nature and painting on location even in winter – Lowell, Ogunquit, Cape Ann –  and uses his own sketches and photos to finish work in his studio.

He has been the artist-in-residence at the Whistler House in Lowell, and presently maintains a studio at Western Avenue in

GHAA Annual Open Art Exhibit - May 21 - June 11, 2017

on Mon, 05/08/2017 - 9:57am

A wonderful public reception for the GHAA Annual Exhibit was held on Sunday, May 21 from 2:30-4:30pm.  Awards were presented and a painting by Robert J. Gablosky is being (silently) auctioned (through the end of the exhibit) to benefit the scholarship in his memory. The talented guitarist Jake Baynes provided music, and a floral arrangement from Flowers by Steve was given as a door prize to Joan Rademacher.

The following awards were given at the reception:

Best of Show: Jeff Grassie
1st Place: Susan Kneeland
2nd Place: Maria Nemchuk
3rd Place: Rebecca Jones
Honarable Mentions: Ann

2017 Student Art Exhibit - May 7-19, 2017

on Mon, 05/08/2017 - 9:32am

On May 7, a public reception was held at the Buttonwoods Museum to celebrate the work of local middle and high school students.

The following awards were given to middle school artists: Brooke Bailey, Adrienne Collier, Kathryn Doucette, Gabriel Michaelman, and Tessa Porter. Honorable Mentions went to: Adrienne Collier, Kasey Favor, Edward Gregoire, and Tessa Porter.

High school artists to win awards (and GHAA membership): Chloë Allard, Molly Balentine, Nick D'Allessandro, Olivia Landry, and Dmitry Wood.

Want ALL the GHAA events (including deadlines and receptions) all in one place?

Check out the full GHAA 2017 Calendar. Be sure to print it out and keep it handy so that you don't miss any upcoming events!

April 23, 2017 - Lynne Schulte Demonstraton

on Mon, 02/20/2017 - 9:56pm
Lynne Schulte was the presenter at the April demo. She shared her experience “Remembrance – Pink Chair Project”, with a slide show presentation. The project is a love story for her mother painted after her passing.
 
Lynne sensed her mother’s presence while painting an Adirondack chair of her mother’s favorite color – bright, knock-your-socks-off pink. After the initial surprise of that experience, Lynne began placing the chair into various locations which had special meaning to the artist or her mother.

Painting Demonstration by Steve Greco - March 26, 2017

on Mon, 02/20/2017 - 2:00pm

Steve Greco painting demo March 26, 2017

Our first demonstration of the new year was wildlife artist Steve Greco who gave a most interesting demo - painting animals realistically in acrylic, with a gray wolf as his subject. An accomplished artistic interpreter of wildlife, he is also very knowledgeable about habitats and threats to species. As he painted and explained his unique process for rendering details such as fur and eyes, he talked about his experiences in the field, the importance of public awareness, and the role of the artist in the scheme of things.

An artist and a naturalist, Steve Greco believes that the natural

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....

http://haverhillcommunitytv.org/video/december-2016-pilot

 

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.

 

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