|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 Spring 2015 Classes: April 13 - June 8.
Whether you wish to explore a new discipline, become more adept with a particular medium, or take an already substantial creative trajectory to the ne... click for more
|Give Local America 2015|
Starting at 7 a.m. on May 5th and ending at 7 p.m. on May 6th!
Give Local Greater Waterbury & Litchfield Hills is a 36-hour online community giving event. Give Local gives donors a chance to come together and lend their... click for more
|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
Photography and Sculpture have many similarities in both creation and vision. Both disciplines place objects in contexts that hopefully broaden the objects' meanings. Both disciplines can investigate textures touched a... click for more
|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... click for more