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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.

Congratulations to Christopher Bensen, Russell Horton, and Marc Roder.

In April 2016 we are excited to be hosting an exhibition featuring selected works from the portfolios of these talented artists.

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Demo:  The Portrait with Dan Thompson
Demo: The Portrait with Dan Thompson
Dan Thompson is a sought-after instructor of portraiture as well as a renown artist of portraiture.

In this demonstration, he will take you step-by-step through his process. This is an excellent opportunity to learn fr
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art of painting 2015: National Juried Exhibition
art of painting 2015: National Juried Exhibition
We are delighted to present in this exhibition the works selected by William Bailey, our juror.This show is an exciting collection of unique artistic voices that are expressed in a variety of styles of diverse subjects. Join us at the opening reception on Saturday, July 11, from 4 - 7pm. The artists will be in attendance and light refreshments will be served. The event and exhibition are free and open to the public. At the opening reception, the winners of the special exhibition in April 2016 will be announced.This exhibition will run from July 4 - August 1. Gallery Hours are Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm.For more information, please contact us either by telephone at 860.868.2878 or by email at washingtonart@snet.net. 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, f
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