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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.

We follow Region 12 school system for studio/gallery closings and class cancellations. Please check the Channel 3 WFSB website or the Region 12 website for up-to-date information.


Potluck Supper!
Potluck Supper!
You'll enjoy delicious food in a warm and friendly atmosphere at this popular event. Engage in thought-provoking conversations with fellow members who are artists, art lovers, and art patrons.

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Chase the Winter Blues Away Film & Lecture Series
Chase the Winter Blues Away Film & Lecture Series
We're excited to offer a viewing of the two films Cardboard Bernini and Stones and Paper. Not only are they interesting and informative, but they'll inspire you to view your artwork in new and fresh ways.

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Education
Education
Now Open: Registration for Winter 2015 Classes!

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Landscapes by Reilly, Day, & Jessel
Landscapes by Reilly, Day, & Jessel
The Washington Art Association presents paintings by local artists Isabelle Day of Milford, Robert Jessel of Torrington and Thomas Reilly of Norwalk. This exhibition is a re-examination of traditional subjects in untraditional ways.We are all encompassed by the landscape and the objects of our daily lives. often unappreciated in the rush of a busy day. At the Washington Art Association we can pause, observe and study three different portrayals of the land and objects surrounding us.Isabelle Day focuses on simplifying shapes and using rich color to focus on the essential presence of her subjects. Robert Jessel on the other hand, utilizes patterns and distortions to remove preconceptions of space and push recognition to the limit. Thomas Rei... click for more

Art & Food: The Cookbook
Art & Food: The Cookbook
We're pleased to offer this cookbook in celebration of our 60th Anniversary!

Art feeds the soul. Food feeds the body. Art & Food, a new artbook/cookbook being published this spring by the Washington Art Association, bri
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