Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Social Event of the Season!

It's that time of year again...

Time to look back on the year behind, and ahead to the next, and celebrate the seasons with our members, patrons and friends both new & old.

As always, we will meet at Limani Grill (our favorite restaurant in Westfield!), where we have a special pre-fix dinner and a block of tables reserved. For information about the delicious $32 menu and to make a reservation, please contact our board member Avi at 

Come celebrate with us!

WAA's Winter Windows Bring Cheer to Downtown Westfield

Last year was the first year that we displayed our members' original winter & holiday-themed artwork in the storefronts of downtown Westfield throughout the holiday season. It was our way of saying Happy Holidays and spreading cheer through original, locally-made artwork, and it was a hit with store owners, residents and tourists alike.

At the request of Sherry Cronin and the Downtown Westfield Corporation, we have created an all-new collection of artwork for 2016 that is on display 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on Elm Street (between Quimby & Broad).

This pop-up exhibit will remain up until January 12th, 2017.

Happy Holidays from the artists, patrons, and friends of the Westfield Art Association!

A look Back at Our October Event

This year we are exploring many different looks at the varied ways in which people within our local communities have made successful businesses and organizations built around art.

In October, we met for our monthly event at South Avenue Arts in Garwood. Owned by our board member Sharon Reed, this business provides studio space and classes for artists of all ages, and a gallery space for sales.

A look inside Sharon Reed's "creative, cooperative community art space."

If you missed this engaging event, feel free to stop by and check it out:
South Avenue Arts, 221 South Avenue, Garwood (across from Home Depot)
phone: (908) 654-2787

Paul Robeson Galleries Tour: 11/11/16

In the second of our events intended to show us the many faces of the business of art, on Saturday, November 11, the WAA hosted a special tour of the Paul Robeson Galleries on the Newark campus of Rutgers University. What a wonderful afternoon of artistic discussions, observations & insights!

Caren Choi, Assoc Director, took us on an in-depth, 2-hour walking tour of the galleries, including the exhibits "31 Central" (shown above, with Kati Vilim's artwork in view), "Partner In Crime," Vaughn Spann's site-specific mural, "Indivisible," and all 4 of the Seed Grant Galleries.

Artist Joan Pamboukes spoke to us at length about her on-site installation, "Beneath Such Dreamy Moments."

If you missed this great & free members' event, you can visit the galleries on your own:

Paul Robeson Galleries, 350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Newark NJ 07102
phone: (973) 353-1610