WAA Scholarship Benefit Sale – Call For Art.

Dear members,

Last year we ran an online fundraiser for our scholarship fund, and it was a huge success! We were able to give a fantastic scholarship this year.  Create and donate a small sized original artwork to be sold for the benefit of The Westfield Art Association’s Westfield High School Scholarship Fund. 

Each year the WAA awards a scholarship to a High School Senior chosen by the WHS Art department. Create and donate a small, original artwork to be sold for the benefit of The Westfield Art Association’s, Westfield High School Scholarship Fund. 

While last year we asked that the size by 5 by 7, this year the size can vary, and is up to the artist. All we ask is the size is manageable and easy to transport.The original art you create will be made available to the public for purchase at a flat rate of $55. The artist will not be responsible for the shipping cost. If your piece is sold, we will contact you and arrange for art transfer.Any medium is acceptable, including photography. The subject matter is open; however, nudity is not permitted. All art will be sold unframed. Images will be displayed on westfieldartassociation.org, and social media.Submission Guidelines:Email your image to: westfieldartassociation@gmail.com
Subject Line: Scholarship Fundraiser – Your Name

Be sure to include the following in the email:Your NamePhone numberAddressTitle of artMediumPhoto of your art: Please submit photo that best showcases your original art.File type: .jpeg
There is no limit to how many pieces you can submit.Submission is FREE for Westfield Art Association Members in good standing.
$45 for non-members. Non-members can pay the submission fee through the DONATE button at https://westfieldartassociation.org/ (Alternatively you can join WAA as a member.)

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING WORK: October 31st, 2021

Please contact us at westfieldartassociation@gmail.com with any questions. Thank you,
WAA

2021 WAA Scholarship Recipient: Daisy Torralba Osorio

Dear members,

This year’s Westfield Highschool Scholarship Senior Award from the Westfield Art Association was awarded to Daisy Torralba. 

We are so excited for this talented artist to be accepted to the Mason Gross school of the arts where she will be pursuing her BFA in Theater Design. Daisy has an interest in set design. You can see this in her work. Her work excels in color and composition and storytelling. 

Thanks to your help and support we are delighted to honor Daisy, and excited to see her journey!

Plein Air Painting in the Park

A great day was had on:

Saturday May 1, 12:30-4 PM 

Artists brought  easels, brushes and paints, and set up in Brightwood Park. and enjoyed some scenic painting time with fellow artists.  Prizes were awarded!  Thanks to Jackie Civins of Evelyn Dunn Gallery for judging. 

And the winner is…! The Plein Air Painting Day and competition jointly sponsored by The Friends of Brightwood Park and the Westfield Art Association at Brightwood Park this weekend was a huge success! All paintings were described as “all worthy of prizes” by Judge Jackie Civins of Evelyn Dunn Gallery in Westfield. About 12-13 painters came to paint and a few others came to just see the park and say hello.

All agreed that Brightwood Park is a gem! We have heard positive feedback about the day. Thanks to all who helped out!

Artists came from near and far.

Heda Metiejunas of Clark was awarded first prize for her oil painting.

William Martin of Glen Gardner was awarded second prize for his oil painting.

Jocelyn Wong of Cherry Hill was awarded third prize for her watercolor painting.

All paintings were fantastic in the 2 1/2 hours allotted for the timed paint out.

Artists displayed their work in the parking lot for judging.

New friends were made, and we all enjoyed seeing Brightwood Park through these artists eyes.

Thank you to everyone who made it out! Congratulations to everyone!

The first place winner, Heda Matiejunas of Clark, a member of the Westfield Art Association, has graciously offered to donate her prize-winning painting to us to hang in our “headquarters” or to auction as a fund raiser.  She said “Today was fun.  I hope it is the beginning of a new tradition for Plein Air painting.” 

“I went to the Brightwood Park in Westfield. I saw some of my friends that I haven’t saw seems the virus happened .Yesterday we talk even a little bit and feels so good. The park is so beautiful and has a very natural look , feeling so well to breath the out door breeze there. My Painting got the 3rd price award. Thanks to the Brightwood Park and the Westfield Art Association arrange this event.” Jocelyn Wong, Cherry Hill

“Had a great time painting at Brightwood Park PaintOut very serene little park. Things got off to a bit of a rough start.  I found I hadn’t clean the glass in my pochade box since my last outing, and that I had left my brushes at home. Fortunately I was able to grab some brushes from my watercolor kit and make do.  Thanks the event organizers and volunteers who were absolutely amazing and super friendly. Also thanks to the event juror for the second place award.” 
William Martin, Glen Gardner

Art in the park. A plein air event

The Friends of Brightwood Park and the Westfield Art Association are hosting “Art in the park. A plein air event” on May 1st in Brightwood Park, Westfield NJ

Register Here

Artist of all levels are welcome to bring your art supplies, 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. Masks required.

First Place $100

Second Place $50

Third Place $25

12:30-1 arrival and a timed paint from
1-3:30, with a set-up of paintings for judging by 4:00.

Entry Fee $20

(Free for Westfield Art Association Members)

Or register the day of the event

Terms subject to change