WAA Past Events 2014 - Present


December 15, 2015

WAA Holiday Dinner Party

This year's gala event was held at Westfield's Limani Seafood Grill on Tuesday, December 15 at 6pm. The event was open to all WAA members and patrons at a cost of $30/person.

November 22, 2015 

Art Swap & Betsy Lee Styskal Art Supply Auction

The Westfield Art Association held a special event at First Congregational Church at 125 Elmer Street on Sunday, November 22. WAA members & friends were invited to join us on that date as we celebrated the artistic life of Betsy Lee Styskal, a long-time member of both FCC and the Westfield Art Association, with a silent auction of her artwork, art supplies & art materials.

For those of you who did not know Betsy, she was a noted graphic designer and a prodigious painter, drawer, printmaker and bookmaker. She was passionate about the quality of her tools and materials, and worked in three separate studios that she built into her charming home in Mountainside. 

Betsy knew that she would not live forever, and could not bear the thought that her art supplies would one day end up unused or in the trash. Over the past month, we have carefully moved Betsy's art supplies - including brushes, paints, papers, tools, books, drawing tables, artist lamps, Macintosh monitors, printers, etc - to FCC and readied them for sale to our members & friends.

This was a marvelous opportunity to purchase high-quality artist tools and supplies at a fraction of their original cost. This silent auction & sale was be a fundraiser for the Westfield Art Association.

October 18, 2015

CreativiTEA Party w/ our friends from Scotch Plains / Fanwood Art Association & Roselle Art Association

A social event for members from multiple area Art Associations to share ideas about the creative process.

September 19, 2015

The Westfield Art Association participated in the town-wide event Roselle Park Loves Art. Members participated in a pop-up gallery, demonstrated painting techniques, and offered complimentary pastel portraits to guests. We received a lot of press coverage for our participation in this event including Tapinto, Roselle Park News, and Star Ledger/NJ.com (click on each name to view coverage). 

WAA member Mary Ann Iannitto offers complimentary pastel portraits to visitors

WAA member Virginia Puskar works on an oil painting

Roselle Park Councilman Eugene Meola (left) with WAA president Michael Endy (center) 

Roselle Park Mayor Carl Hokanson (left) and WAA president Michael Endy

September 12, 2015

“Art In the Park: The Sketchbook Project”
A joint event with the WAA and Roselle Art Association that brought Brooklyn’s Sketch Book project Mobile Library to Warnaco Park in Roselle with generous support of the Borough of Roselle, Union County Office of Parks & Recreation, and the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. See press coverage by clicking here. 

August, 2015 - October 2015

Westfield Art Association Member Exhibition at Lim├íni Seafood Grill in Westfield. 
6 WAA members participated in this exhibition 

July - August, 2015

Westfield Art Association Member Exhibition at Mulberry House in Westfield. 
12 WAA members participated in this exhibition 

Tuesday evenings in July and August

WAA members held a pop-up gallery on Tuesday evenings during Westfield’s 19th Annual Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival 

Cover of The Westfield Leader

June 14, 2015

"Creating An Online Presence for Artists: An Artist Skill Workshop with Michael Endy” 

May 17, 2015

“An Afternoon of Origami: A Hands-On Workshop with Joy Ann Cabanos”

April 13 - May 28, 2015

Westfield Art Association Member Exhibition at Freeholder’s Gallery in Elizabeth.
20 WAA members participated in this exhibition 

March 22, 2015

“An Art History Seminar with Gene Wisniewski: The Six Hour Art Major Part One”

January 18, 2015

“What Every Artist Needs to Know About the Curating Process: An Artist Skills Workshop With Robert Langdon, Curator at Gallery U"

Photographing of member art work for inclusion in WAA Member Portfolio. 


December 14, 2014

WAA Holiday dinner at La Grilia in Kenilworth 

November 16, 2014

“An Afternoon of Printmaking” with demonstration by noted artist Cynthia Weiss

October 26, 2014

“The Art of Comic Books” with Marvel artists Bob Budiansky and Bob Sharen

October 26, 2014

Five Westfeild High School students received scholarships awards from WAA during “The Art of Comic Books” event

October 11, 2014

WAA had a booth at the Barron Arts Festival in Woodbridge

1 comment:

  1. The web site is great ;I'm glad I explored more of it this time . The photos really show what a terrific,talented and lively group we are ! Thanks ,Michael and Robert .