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Welcome! We are celebrating 63 Years of Serving the Arts Community

The Washington Art Association--a not-for-profit organization run principally by volunteers-- was established in 1952 by a group of local artists who were seeking ways to nurture creative life in and around Litchfield County. Their goals were to promote greater understanding and appreciation of art, and to encourage and facilitate the study, creation, and exhibition of art.

The high caliber of exhibitions for which the Washington Art Association is known was established early on, with celebrated artists such as Alexander Calder, Andre Masson and Yves Tanguy participating in early shows.

Since its founding, the Washington Art Association has staged more than 450 exhibitions, which have showcased the work of both emerging and established artists from all over the world. Our exhibits attract more than 10,000 visitors per year, drawing people from both near and far.

Now Open: Registration for Fall 2015 Classes: September 14 - November 14!

Whether you wish to explore a new discipline, become more adept with a particular medium, or take an already substantial creative trajectory to
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John Singer Sargent:  Secrets of Composition and Design with Jason Mark Alster
John Singer Sargent: Secrets of Composition and Design with Jason Mark Alster
John Singer Sargent is one of America's and Europe's great portrait artists. Paintings like The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit and Miss Cara Burch remain a mystery as to why he painted them in the way he did.

This edu
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John Singer Sargent:  A Docent Tour at the Met
John Singer Sargent: A Docent Tour at the Met
Throughout his career, the celebrated American painter John Singer Sargent (1856 - 1925) created exceptional portraits of artists, writers, actors, dancers, and musicians, many of whom were his close friends. As a group... click for more

Faculty and Student Exhibition
Faculty and Student Exhibition
We are delighted to showcase selected works from the portfolios of our gifted instructors and works of the talented students who have studied with them. Please join us at the opening reception on Saturday, August 8, from 4 - 6pm. The students and faculty will be in attendance and will be glad to chat with you about our art classes.This exhibition runs from August 8 through September 5.Gallery Hours: Tues. – Sat. 10am – 5pm; Sun. Noon – 4pmFor more information, please contact us either by telephone at 860.868.2878 or by email at washingtonart@snet.net.For the Student Entry Form, please click here.For the Faculty Entry Form, please click here.... click for more

The Washington Art Association presents “Re: Fabrications” with photographs by Jay Kaplan of Woodbury and Emery Roth of Washington along with sculpture by Brian Walters of Bethel. The exhibition will open with an artists... click for more

Barn Dance - Old Fashioned Fun!
Barn Dance - Old Fashioned Fun!
Join us at an old-fashioned barn dance!

Open to all: Members, public, friends, family, art lovers, art patrons, barn dance lovers...!

Good food: Barbeque, grilled delectables, garden-fresh salads, and pie - what woul
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