Plein Art Event

Create and sell art.

Attention Westfield Art Association Artist. Bring your easel, brushes and paints and set up in Brightwood Park. Any painting or drawing medium. Meet 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. Please note, to qualify for a prize, the art has to be completed in the time allotted for painting while in the park.

First Place $100
Second Place $50
Third Place $25

Where: Brightwood Park
When: Saturday, May 13th, 10 am to 3 pm.
10 am – arrival and set up
11 to 2 – timed paint session
Set up paintings for judging 2-2:30
Judging at 2:30
Cost: Free for up to date WAA Members, and Friends of Brightwood Park, General Public Admission $20.00
Register here

New This Year: Show and sell your work

  • Email us at
  • 5 pieces each.
  • No commission.
  • Weather permitting.
  • First come first serve.

About Friends of Brightwood:

Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions you might have!

Spring Update

We have had a great start to this year.

WAA Meetings

First, we had a fantastic in person meeting at the Westfield Memorial Library in February. We discussed upcoming member shows and several members shared recent art works that they created.  Genevieve (Eve) Leonard gave a wonderful presentation about fine art animation. You can see more about Eve and her art at

Look out for an email about our upcoming meeting in April!

Our Plein Air event is coming up in May (there will be a separate post about that shortly).

Instagram Account

Did you know that WAA is on Instagram? That’s right! You can find us at @westfield_art_association . The WAA’s Instagram account is a public account. If you are not on Instagram, you can join in the fun, it is a great social platform for artists.

Francesca Azzara, one of our wonderful board members has agreed to help us manage our account. She wants you to join and share your work! If you would like to show your work on WAA Instagram account please share the following with us (via our email account, or directly to Francesca): Several images of your work in jpeg format.   Tell me about the work…title, size medium, for sale. If you wish to sell it, just let us know.  Some sort of contact info: email, phone number, website or your Instagram handle. 

If you join, please let us know your handle and be sure to check out Francesca’s work @francesca_azzara_art.

Good luck and we will see you there!

Clara Owens, one of our youngest members, is an amazing artists. Do not miss her show at the Heartwork Children’s Gallery. Reception is this Saturday 2-4. Clara’s work will be on display until April 1st!

Ongoing show

Right now we have a show in the Commissioner’s Gallery in Elizabeth. The art will be on view until May 6th. Thank you to all the amazing artists that are participating in the show! The address of the Gallery is 10 Elizabethtown Plaza, Elizabeth, NJ 07202 for anyone that would like to visit and view the art. You can also read the official announcement here.

Our amazing participating artists are:

Kim Eckstrom
Dorothy Siclare
Lee Forman
Heda Matiejunas
Lenny McDonald
Darrin Owens
Diane Gallo
Helen Mastrangelo Frees
Joe Manzella
Lee Forman
Avi Kiriakatis
Leslie Wallant
Barbara Uhr
Gail Driscol

In other news:

2022 Scholarship Benefit Sale

Think Outside The Box Scholarship Sale: All art is sized 8 by 8 inches (unless otherwise indicated), and is priced $60.00

Every year Westfield Art Association gives a scholarship to a senior student that is going to study art, selected by the Westfield High School. It is that time of the year again! Below, you will find artwork created by our members, and donated for this wonderful online benefit art sale. When you purchase the art here, a portion of the proceeds will go toward the scholarship for next year.

Each piece of art has been generously donated by our artists, and is priced at $60.00.

To purchase each artwork:
* Email us your name, contact information, address, be sure to indicate the artist name, and the title of the artwork you are purchasing. Our email is
* Send us a payment of $60.00 to Paypal to
* 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:


Ann Castellano, Amber At Rest, Pastel

***SOLD*** Paul Federico, Shenandoah Mountain, Gouache on illustration board
11 x 10

***SOLD*** Darrin Owens, Eat Your Veggies, Graphite on Paper

Trupti Patel Doshi, Parts, Watercolor on paper

Barbara Uhr, Lakeside, Pastel

Paul Federico, Musicians, First Congregational Church, Easter Sunday, Oil on hardboard
12 x 12

Barbara Uhr, Seasonal Gold, Pastel

Joy Ann Cabanos, Moonward, Mixed media with origami & mirror

***SOLD*** Heda Matiejunas, Flowerpot on the Window, Oil on Canvas

Heda Matiejunas, Roses on Trellis, Oil on Canvas

***SOLD***Darrin Owens, The Visitor, Acrylic on canvas paper

Darrin Owens, The Vitruvian Mannequin, Acrylic on canvas paper

Mariya Kovalyov, NJ Sunset #1, Acrylic on Canvas

Mariya Kovalyov, NJ Sunset #2, Acrylic on Canvas

***SOLD***Mariya Kovalyov, NJ Sunset #3, Acrylic on Canvas

Francesca Azzara, Sleeping Landscape, Encaustic and Mixed Media on Panel

Francesca Azzara, Remnants, Encaustic and Mixed Media on Panel

***SOLD***Francesca Azzara, Full Moon Rising, Encaustic and Mixed Media on Panel

Francesca Azzara, Quadrants Cascade, Encaustic and Mixed Media on Panel

Francesca Azzara, Changing Direction, Encaustic and Mixed Media on Panel

Diana Taliaferro, Inner Spirit of a Flower, Pastel

Diana Taliaferro, Once Upon A Flower, Pastel

Dorothy Siclare, Historic Home, Oil,

Paul Federico, Keyport Bay, Oil on hardboard, 15 x 15

Mariya Kovalyov, Solstice, Acrylic on Canvas, 10 by 10

Beauty in the Everyday

The Westfield Art Association Presents : Beauty in the Everyday

A photography show featuring the work of Matt Allouf and Lenny McDonald

A group show featuring two of our WAA members. There is beauty everywhere if you are open to seeing it. Matt and Lenny’s Industrial landscapes, insects, and cityscapes complement each other work in composition and color. This inspirational collaboration invites you to see the beauty that is all around us.

Westfield Town Hall
Show Dates: October 25 – November 29
Public parking for the show will be street parking on East Broad Street.
Public will use front door.
Hours for the public view will be noon to 4:30