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.

Benefit Art Sale

Deadline extended until June 29th!

The Westfield Art Association is striving to benefit our community in these difficult times, and you can help. Each year the WAA awards a scholarship to a High School Senior chosen by the WHS Art department.

Create and donate a small, 7×5 original artwork to be sold for the benefit of The Westfield Art Association’s, Westfield High School Scholarship Fund.

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: Art in the time of COVID–YourLastName

Be sure to include the following in the email:
Your Name
Phone number
Title of art
Medium

Photo of your art

File requirements:

Please submit photo that best showcases your 7×5 original art.
There is no limit to how many pieces you can submit.
File type: .jpeg
Name your files as follows: Lastname_Firstname_Title_Medium_size.jpg Example: Rowan_Atkinson_A Day At The Beach_Oil on Canvas_7x5.jpg

Submission is FREE for Westfield Art Association Members in good standing.
Non Members can join WAA as a member on our webpage.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING WORK: June 22, 2020

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