Recap: Sculpture In An Afternoon

Yesterday’s program with professor Barbara Wallace was informative and well-attended. Professor Wallace began the afternoon with a slide presentation and interactive discussion of three-dimensional art, combined with a little art history and lots of anecdotes from her own fascinating career.

Following the lecture and a short break for refreshments, we moved to the workshop tables and began to mix the plaster for our sculptures.

With the plaster mixed and carefully poured into plastic bags, attendees followed Barbara’s guidance in preparing the plaster by kneading the mix to work out the lumps and air bubbles.

With the plaster mix beginning to set, we each started to form the mix into the rough shape we wanted to work with before heading homeward to continue our sculptures.

Another fascinating, social, and engaging afternoon of art and education with the Westfield Art Association. Join us next month on June 12th, when Gene Wisniewski returns for his re-scheduled slide lecture on Art Appreciation.

This Sunday’s WAA Event: Sculpture in an Afternoon

Join us this Sunday, when professor Barbara Wallace will be giving a talk on three-dimensional art and leading participants in creating their own plaster sculptures. Come learn and create with your friends in the WAA.

Barbara Wallace began her artistic training at the Art Students’ League of New York. She received her BFA in Painting from Pratt Institute and her MFA in Sculpture from the University of Pennsylvania. Wallace is an Adjunct Professor at Kean University and Passaic County Community College.


Call For Art ­ Our 4th Exhibit at Limani Seafood Grill!

The Westfield Art Association is pleased to be exhibiting member art at the Limani Seafood Grill at 235 North Ave W, Westfield. Owner George Vastardis is always sad to see the previous work come down but is looking forward to a new showing of art for his customers to enjoy. We are currently seeking artwork of all mediums and styles (unfortunately not sculpture) of works about 20 x 25 outside measurement. Also one large piece for his back dining room space about 40 x 40. Since warm spring weather is finally here, let’s hang some pleasant outdoor scenes, people enjoying activities, or colorful still life, to view while dining. Artwork will hang for the months of May and June.

This exhibition is only open to active members.  Now is the perfect opportunity to join the WAA or renew your membership to take advantage of this and upcoming exhibition opportunities. You may become a member or renew your membership immediately by accessing our member option to the right of this page. 

Active Westfield Art Assoc members please send 3 or 4 jpgs for submission, not previously shown to​ Put in the subject: Limani Spring Exhibit. For each piece please list your name, title, outside framed dimensions, medium and price if for sale. Deadline is 5:00 pm Tuesday May 3rd, 2016. Selected artists will be promptly notified with further instructions. Works accepted must be properly wired for hanging on picture hooks.

Thanks for participating in this WAA exciting opportunity to show your work! Any questions, email Ginny Puskar at: 

Recap: Our National Poetry Month celebration in Westfield

The Westfield Art Association, in partnership with Gallery U, hosted a wonderful public celebration or poetry & art this past Sunday with events both outside & in. The corner of South Ave & Westfield Ave was a bustle of activity, with the Creativity Caravan’s Tiny Book Show parked at the corner and open for visitors to explore hundreds of handmade books or to join in the fun of making books and writing poetry down the sidewalk in chalk. Inside, the gallery hosted a poetry reading in support of their on-going Ekphrasis exhibit.

Robert Langdon reads poetry inside the gallery while the Tiny Book Show events go on outside
Participants explore the wonderfully tiny books outside in the bright sunlight 
Many poets combined their efforts to create poetry on the sidewalk
Union County Freeholder B.J. Kowalsky visits with Amy Tingle inside the Creativity Caravan
Good-bye Tiny Book Show & thanks for helping us celebrate National Poetry Month!