Michael Patterson
Members Exhibition, 2015
Susan Strauss


Founded in 1952, the Washington Art Association & Gallery is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching our community through education, exhibitions, and special events.

Located in the scenic Litchfield Hills of Northwest Connecticut, WAA has hosted over 500 exhibitions showcasing the work of both emerging and established artists from near and far. WAA offers a diverse selection of classes in painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, photography and ceramics taught by distinguished instructors. Student, faculty and members artists are invited to participate in annual exhibitions. 

Special events punctuate the year with a festive Summer Solstice Party in the spring, an Art Patron's party in the fall, and a Holiday Fair for the month of December. 

WAA has attracted an extraordinary cadre of talent; some of its more influential members have included William Sommerfeld, Audrey Skaling, Edward Renouf, William Talbot, Jane Morse, Barbara Grossman, Nancy Lasar, Philip Grausman, and Carroll MacDonald. Notable Connecticut artists who have shown there include Cleve Gray, Alexander Calder, Louisa Calder, Charles Cajori, Tim Prentice, Tom Zetterstrom, Missy Stevens, Tom Doyle, James Grashow and Robert Andrew Parker, among others.

WAA Sculpture Walk 2018 expanded WAA's reach with 40 participating artists, including such noted international talents as Frank Stella, Julian Schnabel, Caio Fonseca, Mark Mennin and Wendell Castle. 

The Gallery is free and open to the public. Membership in the Washington Art Association & Gallery is open to all.