Plein Air Painting in Brightwood Park

The Friends of Brightwood Park and the Westfield Art Association are hosting a plein air painting event: Art in the Park.

You can purchase your tickets here.

Attention artists! Bring your easel, brushes and paints, and set up in Brightwood Park. Create a quick painting with fellow artists. There will be an opportunity to display your art at the end of the event if you choose to. We will have a judge and award prizes.

First Place $50

Second Place $30

Third Place $25

10 am – 3 pm

10 am arrival and set up

Timed paint session 11-2

Set up paintings for judging 2-2:30

Judging 2:30

About Westfield Art Association:

Since 1922, the Westfield Art Association, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, completely volunteer organization, has provided art education and public exhibitions, and continues today to actively encourage its many members in the pursuit of individual artistic goals and growth. All mediums. All experience levels. All welcome.

Westfield Library Show

We have an excellent show hanging in the Westfield Public Library this February and March. Thank you to all the participating artists for joining in. A big thank you to our president, Paul Federico, and board member Barbara Uhr for organizing, and putting the show together. Of course, we are very grateful to Westfield Public Library for hosting our show!

Participating artists are:

WAA Member Show At The Rialto

We have been very lucky to have a fantastic show at the former Rialto theater, now known as The Center For Creativity, in Westfield.

Despite the fact that we had to shut down the show early due to Covid, we had a fantastic opening night, and quite a few attendees while the show was up. We also wound up with a great amount of art sales! Congratulations to all of our artists participating in the show.

Participating Artists:

Bernice Shaw
Bob Yurochko
Laura Williams
Mary Paynter
Shirley Wallitch
Avi Kiriakatis
Danielle Corso
Wendy Rosenberg
Maxine King
Hedviga Matiejuans
Francesca Azzara
Clara Owens
Darrin Owens
Virginia Puskar
Gail Driscoll
Lee Forman
Anne Castellano
Julius Carallo
Arlene Carallo
Élena Nazzaro
Mariya Kovalyov
Barbara McElheny
Diana Taliaferro Wallette
Helen Frees
Sharon Reed
Barbara Uhr
Paul Federico
Joy Ann Cabanos
Linnea Rhodes
Kanak “Kay” Bhasin
Anna Landovski

As always, a picture is worth a thousand words:

2021 Online Benefit Sale

Did you know that every year Westfield Art Association gives a scholarship to a senior student that is going to study art, selected by the Westfield High School. Well, we do, and you can help! Below, you will find artwork created by our members, and donated for this wonderful online benefit art sale. When you purchase the art here, a portion of the proceeds will go toward the scholarship for next year.

Each piece of art has been generously donated by our artists, and is priced at $55.00. To purchase each artwork, please be sure to indicate the number/artist name of the artwork you are purchasing, and send us a payment of $55.00 to Paypal to If you are unable to use paypal, but still interested in purchasing an artwork or making a donation, please reach out to us by email:

Without further ado, here is the art!

#1: Victoria Williams, 11 by 14, Oil on Canvas

#2: Paul Federico, Duck, Oil on Canvas, 14 by 18, unframed.

***SOLD*** #3: Darrin Owens, Koi, Ink and Marker on Paper

#4: Barbara Uhr, To The Beach, Pastels, 8 by 10.

#5: Paul Federico, The Reverend, Oil on Canvas, 11 by 14.

#6: Sung Gross, Tamaques Park, Oil on Canvas, 18 by 24

#7: Barbara Uhr, Red Barn, Pastels, 8 by 10

***SOLD***#8: Clara Owens, Musculature, Color Pencil and Watercolor on paper.

#9 Mariya Kovalyov, Landscape, Acrylic on canvas, 8 by 10

#10: Heda Matiejunas, Across The Lake, Oil on Canvas, 5 by 7

#11: Mariya Kovalyov, Landscape 2, Acrylic on Canvas, 8 by 10 inches

***SOLD***#12: Julius Carallo, Alive With Color, Oil on Canvas, 7 by 7

#13: Barbara Uhr, On The Hill, Pastels on paper, 8 by 10.

***SOLD***#14: Paul Federico, Muddy Waters, Oil on Canvas, 10 by 8

#15: Paul Federico, Mindowaskin Park Gazebo, Oil on Hardboard, 11 by 8.5

#16: Maxine King, Monotype Series 5/6, Face Play, Matted to 18 by 14

#17: Jill Crouch, Watercolor, 5 by 7

#18: Jill Crouch, Watercolor, 5 by 7

#19: Jill Crouch, Watercolor, 5 by 7

#20: Jill Crouch, Watercolor, 5 by 7

***SOLD***#21: Paul Federico, Hay Wagons at Bayonet Farms, Oil on Canvas, 16 by 20

#22: Paul Federico, First Congregational Church, 10 am, oil on hardboard, 12 by 12

#23: Darrin Owens, Bubble, Color Pencil, Acrylic and Marker on Paper, 5 by 7.

#24: Barbara Uhr, Last of The Day, Pastels, 8 by 10

#25: Virginia Puskar, Hibiscus Love, Watercolor, 10 by 14

***SOLD***#26: Virginia Puskar, Daisy Beach, Watercolor, 10 by 14

#27: Virginia Puskar, Wake Up Lily, Watercolor, 8 by 10