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

Winter’s End Art Challenge

We are giving you an extra 5 days to submit your work for the Winter’s End Art Challenge! Get it in by Friday, March 19th!

Dear Artists! Welcome to our Winter’s End Art Challenge. This time it is a landscape!

Everyone participating will make their own interpretation of this lovely sunset. Use any medium and get creative with it! Then we will proudly display your work on our website and Facebook Group. This time, to shake things up, the winner will be chosen at random. The person that wins will receive a prize: a $25 gift certificate to Blick Art Supplies. Read all the rules for participating below.

Here are some rules:

  • Paint, draw or sketch the image provided.
  • You can use any medium and any size: draw it, paint it, sculpt it, ink it.
  • Use your imagination to interpret this photo to make it your own. 
  • Email us a photo that displays your work in the best possible way by March 15th. We will put the work up on the website, as well as our Facebook group. The winner will be announced the first week of April.
  • We make our best effort to make sure the winner is chosen fairly. For that, we will use a random number generator on Every entry will be numbered in the order it was received, the numbers will be entered into the random number generator, which will return the winning number.  
  • 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.
  • This art challenge is open to NJ residents only. 

We look forward to seeing your work!

Happy New Year

We would like to wish you a happy new year! May 2021 bring you much joy, health, happiness, and creativity! 

This year certainly looked different from our other years. As the world around us moved and changed at a pace that was at times difficult to keep up with, we put our best efforts toward making the best of it, and worked tirelessly to bring you engaging opportunities in a format that is safe, but still fun. You have all responded, participated, shared, and reciprocated brilliantly. We had a fantastic fundraiser for our scholarship fund, a holiday online art show/sale and a virtual meet and greet with the artist (which was a lot of fun!), there was an art challenge with a prize, we even were able to squeeze one life show right before the shut down in March. Thank you for willing to share your time and talent with this community. We appreciate you! Thank you for continuing your support of Westfield Art Association!  

We promise to keep going forward, to come up with more great opportunities for us to feel connected, to pursue and share our artistic skills with the world together. Whether it is virtual, or in person in a safe and responsible way, we are here for you.

As this year comes to a close, we would love to hear from you. Please, feel free to email us any questions, suggestions, or positive feedback. Any and all suggestions are welcome!

  • What did you love about the year? What would you like for us to do differently?
  • Do you have an idea for an event?
  • Remember, we always accept applications from our artists that would like to do a demonstration for the group.
  • Keep in mind, that you can have a page on our website built! Just respond to this email, and we will work on it together.
  • We also accept applications for board members. It is a great way to volunteer in your community.

If you have not yet done so, the end of the year is also a great time to renew your membership!

Your continuous patronage has allowed us to bring art to the community by organizing exciting events, lectures, demonstrations, exhibits and more.  We are the oldest arts organization in the state, in our 99th year of continuous operation featuring arts events and activities. 

On our website you will find a membership application that you can print, fill out and mail to us with a check to Westfield Art Association, P.O. Box 874, Westfield NJ, 07091. If you prefer, you can apply and make a payment online at:

We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for being a part of our group and helping support the local art community.

Happy New Year,

The Art of Giving: Sale & Show

Welcome to our 2020 THE ART OF GIVING: Sale and Show. We hope that you enjoy all the beautiful art submitted by our members. It is the best way to support your local economy and a great way to give for the holidays! In this art show, we will connect the potential buyers with the artist, and the artist retains 100% of the price for all the art work sold.

Thank you to all for participating in our show!

Participating Artists

Francesca Azzara
Julius Carallo
Gail Driscoll
Paul Federico
Trish Classe Gianakis
Avi Kiriakatis
Mariya Kovalyov
Hedviga Matiejunas
Bernice Shaw
Barbara Uhr
Vickie Williams
Bob Yurochko.

Meet the artist virtual event was held on Thursday, December 3rd, 7-8pm

Westfield Art Association is a non profit, dedicated to bringing art to the community. If you feel so inclined, you can donate here. You can also join WAA and become an active participant. We would love to have you with us!

Please note, you will see the artist name, work of art, medium and price if you hover your mouse over the image, or click on the individual image.