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Welcome! We are celebrating 62 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.


Workshop! Portrait Drawing with Costa Vavagiakis
Workshop! Portrait Drawing with Costa Vavagiakis
Throughout the history of western art, portrait drawing has remained a vital artistic practice. Artists such as Michelangelo, Holbein, Van Dyck, and Ingnes have explored this motif. These works speak to us because they... click for more

Workshop!  Monoprints with Tony Kirk
Workshop! Monoprints with Tony Kirk
Using water soluble caran d'ache crayons and Akua water soluble inks, participants will draw or paint on specially prepared paper mat board, which has the texture of mild sandpaper. This technique is similar to the proc... click for more

Now:  Artist's Choice:  Works Selected by Robert Andrew Parker
Now: Artist's Choice: Works Selected by Robert Andrew Parker
We are pleased to present, “Artist's Choice: Works Selected by Robert Andrew Parker”, an exhibition representing 40 artists exploring a rich variety of media, techniques, and styles. Robert Andrew Parker’s sixty plus years as a successful, professional artist gives him a broad understanding and appreciation for an artist’s unique voice. Parker’s experience in gallery exhibitions, set design for opera and film, and book illustration informs this idiosyncratic collection of art from talented artists he has admired through the years. From well known international artists to lesser known talents, Robert Andrew Parker has applied his discerning eye to select thought provoking, unusual and fascinating work that goes beyond the expected.Some part... click for more

Next:  Faculty Show
Next: Faculty Show
We're proud to spotlight the works of our talented faculty. Each of our instructors is a renowned professional artist. This exhibition is an excellent representation of each instructor's unique expression and artistic ... click for more


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