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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.


Young Talent
Young Talent
The Washington Art Association's YOUNG TALENT exhibition is held annually in January, and is open to artists under 30 years of age, who have graduated from a college or graduate program of art, and who are trying to esta... click for more

Workshop!  Papier-Mache Mask-Making with Alison Palmer
Workshop! Papier-Mache Mask-Making with Alison Palmer
Just in time for Halloween!

In this workshop we will explore different mask-making techniques, working primarily with papier-mache.

The first day we will prepare mask armatures. The second day we will refine our mas
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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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Now:  Off On Tangents: Unique Techniques in Print On and Off the Wall Curated by Nancy Lasar
Now: Off On Tangents: Unique Techniques in Print On and Off the Wall Curated by Nancy Lasar
Meet the artists at the opening reception on Saturday, October 11 from 4 - 6 pm.“Off On A Tangent: Unique Techniques in Print On and Off the Wall” features the work of 16 artists who are exploring hybrids and off-shoots of print media in creative and unusual ways. These unique diversions parallel trends in the current art scene where barriers and divisions between categories are blurred and processes have been dissolved, reconstituted, turned upside down and inside out in new ways that arrest us and make us think. Images often combine print, painting, sculpture or drawing in forms and materials that spread off the wall and onto the floor or ceiling. At the same time there came a desire among printmakers to migrate image... click for more

Next:  Student Exhibition 2014
Next: Student Exhibition 2014
We're thrilled to showcase the selected works of our talented students. These are artists of all ages working in a variety of mediums such as oils, monoprints, sculpture, ceramics, graphite, and more.

We welcome you to
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Potluck Supper
Potluck Supper
We're excited to be hosting a Potluck Supper as part of the opening celebration for our Student Exhibition 2014!

After being completely captivated and enchanted by the art of our accomplished and brilliant students of a
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