September Art Challenge Results

We have received several lovely submissions for our September Art Challenge. Our hope is that in the future many more members will choose to participate.

Without further ado, here is the art! Whoever gets the most public votes wins a $25 gift certificate to Blick Art Supplies. To vote, you can use the survey below, or just leave us a comment telling us how much which art piece you loved.

Julius Carallo
Anne Castellano
Hedviga Matiejunas
Laura Brown
Sharon Reed
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We look forward to hearing from you!

September Art Challenge

Due to the pandemic the 2020-2021 season will look different from our other years. We are working together on bringing you many fun and engaging opportunities that will bring us closer together as a community.

For the month of September we are going to do an ART CHALLENGE.

Everyone participating will draw this lovely still life. They can add one object to it of their choosing. Then we will put all of the submissions on our website, and open them to public vote. The person with the most votes wins a $25 gift certificate to Blick Art Supplies. Read all the rules for participating below.

Here are some rules:
  • Paint, draw or sketch the still life provided.
  • You can use any medium and any size: draw it, paint it, sculpt it, ink it.
  • You should add 1 object from your surroundings or imagination to the still life.
  • Email us a photo that displays your work in the best possible way by September 20th. We will put the work up on the website, as well as our Facebook group. The voting will go on the last week of September. The winner will be announced the first week of October.
  • It is free to participate if you are a member of WAA in good standing. If you are not sure when you renewed your membership, feel free to reach out to us. If you would like to purchase or renew your membership you can do so here.

We look forward to seeing your work!

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, 100% of the money will go toward the scholarship for next year.

To purchase each artwork, use the Paypal form below. Most art is 5 by 7 inches, and are all a flat price of $55.00. PLEASE BE SURE TO INDICATE THE NUMBER/ARTIST NAME OF THE ARTWORK YOU ARE PURCHASING! 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: westfieldartassociation@gmail.com


Artwork Number/Artist Name

Without further ado, here is the art:


#1: Heda Matiejunas, Untitled, Drawing, 5 by 7 inches.

#2: ***SOLD*** Laura Brown, Ranchu Goldfish, Watercolor, 5 by 7 inches.

#3: ***SOLD*** Vickie Williams, Irises, Watercolor, 5 by 7 inches.

#4: Trish Gianakis, Fish, Sculpture

#5: Avi Kiriakatis, Untitled, Oil, 8 by 10 inches.

#6: Barbara McElheny, Long Red Paper, Pastel, 5 by 7 inches

#7: ***RESERVED FOR A.R.C.*** Julius Carallo, Masada Temple Window, Oil on Panel, 5 x 7 inches.

#8: Sharon Reed, Sweet, oil, 5 by 7

#9: Kanak “Kay” Bhasin, Hope and Joy 1, acrylic, 5 by 7.

#10: Kanak “Kay” Bhasin, Hope and Joy 2, acrylic, 5 by 7.

#11: ***SOLD*** Sophia Basaldua, Koi Pond, Watercolor on Paper, 5 by 7 inches.

#12: ***SOLD*** Sophia Basaldua, Puppy Dream Garden, Watercolor, ink and acrylic, 5 by 7 inches.

#13: ***SOLD*** Sophia Basaldua, Joker, Watercolor on paper, 5 by 7 inches.

#14: ***SOLD*** Sophia Basaldua, Batman, Watercolor on paper, 5 by 7 inches.

#15: Jill Crouch, Germany at 8 am, Watercolor, 5 by 7 inches

#16: Jill Crouch, Just Hanging Out, Watercolor, 5 by 7 inches

#17: Jill Crouch, Springtime Clematis , Watercolor, 5 by 7 inches

#18: ***SOLD*** Jill Crouch, Social Distancing , Watercolor, 5 by 7 inches

#19: Barbara Uhr, At Home, Pastel, 5 by 7 inches

#20: Barbara Uhr, New Day, Pastel, 5 by 7 inches

#21: Barbara Uhr, Glory, Pastel, 5 by 7 inches

#22: Barbara Uhr, Sweet, Pastel, 5 by 7 inches

#23: Maxine King, Floral # 1, Sumi Ink, 5 by 7 inches.

#24: ***SOLD*** Maxine King, Floral # 2, Sumi Ink, 5 by 7 inches.

#25: Maxine King, Floral # 3, Sumi Ink, 5 by 7 inches.

#26: Maxine King, Floral # 4, Sumi Ink, 5 by 7 inches.

#27: Maxine King, Floral # 5, Sumi Ink, 5 by 7 inches.

#28: Virginia Puskar, Aunt Gert, Acrylic Painting, 5 by 7 inches.

#29: ***SOLD*** Virginia Puskar, Fighting For Attention, Acrylic, 5 by 7 inches.

#30: Virginia Puskar, Copper Love, Acrylic, 5 by 7 inches.

#31: Virginia Puskar, Copper Love 2, Acrylic, 5 by 7 inches.

#32: Virginia Puskar, First To Arrive, Acrylic, 5 by 7 inches.

#33: Virginia Puskar, Limani Favorite, Acrylic, 5 by 7 inches.

#34: Virginia Puskar, On the Edge, Acrylic, 5 by 7 inches.

#35: Virginia Puskar, Soft Entry, Acrylic, 5 by 7 inches.

#36: Virginia Puskar, Sweet Waters Tonight, Acrylic, 5 by 7 inches.

#37: Virginia Puskar, Wine and Waterford, Acrylic, 5 by 7 inches.

#38: ***SOLD*** Paul Federico, Westfield Fire House, Oil on Canvas, 5 by 7 inches.

#39: Paul Federico, D&R Canal, Oil, 5 by 7 inches.

#40: ***SOLD*** Paul Federico, Down The Shore, Oil, 5 by 7 inches.

#41: Paul Federico, Covid Rose, Oil, 5 by 7 inches.

#42: Paul Federico, Evening Tree, Watchung Reservation, Oil, 5 by 7 inches.

#43: Paul Federico, Father’s Day, Oil, 5 by 7 inches.

#44: Paul Federico, Mindowaskin Park, Oil, 5 by 7 inches.

#45: Paul Federico, Mindowaskin Park Bench, Oil, 5 by 7 inches.

#46: Paul Federico, Model 1, Oil, 5 by 7 inches.

#47: Paul Federico, Model 2, Oil, 5 by 7 inches.

#48: Paul Federico, The Painter, Oil, 5 by 7 inches.

#49: Paul Federico, Late Afternoon Watchung Reservation, Oil, 5 by 7 inches.

#50: Francesca Azzara, Untilted 1, Encaustic on Wood Panel, 5 x 5 inches.

#51: ***SOLD*** Francesca Azzara, Untilted 2, Encaustic on Wood Panel, 5 by 5 inches.

#52: ***SOLD*** Francesca Azzara, Untilted 3, Encaustic on Wood Panel, 5 x 5 inches.

#53: Rosalia Tignini Verdun, Red Lilies, Acrylic, 5 by 7 inches.

#54: Mariya Kovalyov, Fanwood Train Station, Ink and Watercolor, 5 by 7 inches.

#55: ***SOLD*** Mariya Kovalyov, Westfield, Ink and Watercolor, 5 by 7 inches.

#56: ***SOLD*** Mariya Kovalyov, Mindowaskin, Ink and Watercolor, 5 by 7 inches.

Artwork Number/Artist Name

Thank you for your support!

Scholarship Recipient – Sophie Wayner

Dear members,

Thanks to your help and support Westfield Art Association was able to award a scholarship to a wonderful young artist – Sophie Wayner. Check out her incredible art.

It is not too late to participate in a fundraiser for next year’s scholarship award. You can participate by donating a 5 by 7 artwork for our online benefit sale, or by purchasing art once we begin the sale. More information here.