Your support truly matters!
The Washington Art Association & Gallery is thrilled to announce that the Washington Art Association & Gallery has entered the next phase of the proposed renovation of our landmark building in Washington Depot, CT. WAA’s renovation project is designed to bring a new level of openness to the existing building, improve WAA’s ability to engage the public, and showcase its exhibitions and studios. We hope to increasingly draw in residents and visitors to experience our 11 annual Exhibitions, Education programming (12- 17 classes a semester), and Events (5-15 a year).
The unique and beautiful plans by Gray Organschi Architecture will improve WAA accessibility and present WAA as a beacon for the community at the end of Bryan Memorial Plaza.
As a nonprofit organization, the Washington Art Association & Gallery is self-supporting with income from our programming and membership fees. The upgrades to our building will ensure that we remain a vital and inclusive part of the community for another 65 years!
Please consider supporting our efforts. Call (860)868-2878 for more information.
Special Thanks: WAA is supported this year by generous grants by Connecticut Arts Council of the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA), and by gifts of time, energy and funds from our arts friends, members and supporters. Thank you!
(Posted 7/18/2017 by admin)
Thank you for your participation! Thank you to all our members who attended WAA's annual meeting on Sunday or voted by proxy!
The Washington Art Association & Gallery is your association and we are grateful for your participation.
Excitement is brewing about upcoming exhibitions, classes, special events, building renovations, speaker series and more!
(Posted 1/31/2017 by admin)
WAA Volunteer SpotlightWe are grateful to all our volunteers who have dedicated their time and talent throughout the year! Whether you are lending a hand at an opening, helping set up an exhibition, preparing for a special event, or keeping up our galleries and studios, your efforts are always appreciated!
Occasionally, we will spotlight a WAA volunteer to extend our sincere thanks for contributing to the success of the Washington Art Association & Gallery.
WAA Volunteer Spotlight
Abbey Johnson Taylor, Founder/Partner of Everything Botanical LLC
This fall, Abbey and her staff helped WAA restore our landscape in preparation for our upcoming renovation. Tirelessly and always with good cheer, they spent hours weeding and planting and giving their time to a good cause that will benefit all our members. Thank you!
(Posted 12/29/2016 by admin)
WAA 6th Annual Art Patron's Annual Fundraiser and Silent Auction at the Litchfield Distillery
The Washington Art Association & Gallery would like to extend our gratitude to everyone who came out to celebrate with us at our Sixth Art Patron's Fundraiser and Silent Auction! What a special evening of food, distilled spirits & wine and beautiful artwork created and donated by our talented member artists and educators.
This year's fundraiser was held at the celebrated Litchfield Distillery in Litchfield, CT. We would like to extend a special 'thank you' to Litchfield Distillery owners Jack, Pam and David Baker who hosted this year's fundraiser and worked hard to make the event a terrific success for us, and for the arts in our community.
Guests were treated to hors d'oeuvres prepared by Connecticut's award winning Chef Joel Viehland and we extend our deepest gratitude to Joel and his staff.
The evening's wonderful live music, from the Great American Songbook with Jazz Duo Michael Copolla & John Mobilio who set the tone for a festive affair.
WAA's Special Silent Auction was a huge success! Works were donated by Ann Mallory, Elizabeth MacDonald, John Thompson, Eric Aho, Nancy Lasar, Jack Dunbar, Alec Purves, Ira Barkoff and the family of William Howe McElwain Talbot, WAA founding member.
Your contributions directly enable WAA to continue to enhance our community through the arts. We look forward to offering ever more diverse programming, including an extensive array of classes taught by distinguished artists, as well as lectures, films, and community events. On behalf of the Board, Director and Staff, the Washington Art Association & Gallery thanks you for your continued support!
(Posted 11/16/2016 by admin)
WAA @ CT Exhibition on display through 1/24/15
The Washington Art Association would like to extend our gratitude to everyone who came out to celebrate with us at our Art Patron's Fundraiser. What a wonderful evening of food, cocktails and beautiful foodie themed paintings, sculpture and photography from our talented member artists and educators.
This year's fundraiser was held at the celebrated and award winning local restaurant, The Community Table in New Preston, CT. We would like to extend a special 'thank you' to Community Table owners Peggy and Keith Anderson who hosted this year's fundraiser and worked hard to make the event a terrific success for us, and for the arts in our community.
An additional 'thank you' should be offered to Jessica Jane and Chris Zaima who worked hard installing an exhibition of work by our most celebrated local artists.
If you missed the party, we have good news for you. You can still view this stunning exhibition at Community Table through January 24, 2016! Call Community Table at 860-868-9354 to make a reservation.
(Posted 12/20/2015 by admin)