The Watertown Art Association stimulates and promotes the appreciation and practice of fine art in Watertown

In Memoriam

waa-102717-edwina-walshEdwina Walsh

Edwina Walsh (Jamgochian) of Watertown, formerly of Woburn, passed away suddenly on October 27, 2017. We will greatly miss our dear Edwina, her art work, her presence and dedication to Watertown Art Association and all its works.

Edwina was Past President of the Watertown Art Association.
Ciick here to read her obituary.

Upcoming Events


Make Way for Donkling from Donkey and Grasshopper Visit Boston! © 2017 Dawn Evans Scaltreto

Dawn Evans

Illustration for Children
Saturday, January 20, 2018, 2 ‐ 4 pm

Bring a friend to enjoy the first meeting of 2018 with a demo and slide lecture with Dawn Evans Scaltreto on Children’s Illustration. With over 30 years as a children’s illustrator and public artist, come and learn from Dawn how to market your illustration, how to connect with companies that want your art and how to establish yourself as a professional illustrator. View artwork from her career including recent projects and see a demonstration of her methods and materials from concept through final artwork.

Church of the Good Shepherd
9 Russell Avenue at Mount Auburn Street
Watertown, MA
Accessible by #71 Bus

Recent Events

Flora Rosati

Felted Needle Work
November 4, 2-4pm

Flora Rosati, a local fine artist concentrating on painting and photography, is presenting a tutorial on wool felting.
Being featured are: wet three-dimensional felting; two dimensional dry needle felting, suitable for framing; and nuno, which is light as air wet felting. The audience will get a hands on chance to work on felting.

She is a graduate of Tufts: B.S. in education/ art specialist, and an alumni of The School Of The Museum Of Fine Arts.

Free and open to the public.

9 Russell Avenue at Mount Auburn Street
Watertown, MA
The Church of the Good Shepherd
Accessible by #71 Bus

Becky Haletky

Nuts & Bolts Watercolor
October 7, 2-4pm

Becky Haletky, a graduate of Mass. College of Art with a BFA in photography, has been painting full time since 1980.

I am most excited to photograph a great subject in the rain or fog, at sunset or at night. Being a studio painter allows me to make use of dramatic weather conditions.”

Free and open to the public.

9 Russell Avenue at Mount Auburn Street
Watertown, MA
The Church of the Good Shepherd
Accessible by #71 Bus


Janet Scudder, The First Demo of the Year

Saturday Sept 9, 2-4pm

Church of the Good Shepherd, 9 Russell Avenue, Watertown, MA

Over 30 members gathered to experience the world of Vincent Van Gogh – the Draughtsman at our Fall Kickoff.

One of our most popular demonstrators, Janet Scudder lead the way through Vincent’s life, his subject matter, and in particular his manner of sketching.  Members were able to try their hand at his stylistic use of pen and ink.

Great fun had by all and rave reviews for our presenter and our new meeting space Church of the Good Shepherd.

All materials provided. 


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Recent Events

Annual Exhibit

April 30 – May 21, 2017

Judge Becky Haletky brings the 2017 Annual Exhibit to a close with an hour-long critique of members’ work.  For her final offering, she discusses her own painting, Blue Fog.

Watertown Art Association 2017 Annual Exhibition Prize Winners

Judged by Artist Becky Haletky

Best in Show – Jodie Wigren, April Snow

President’s Choice Award: Caryn Sellers, Our Lady of Guadeloupe

Aquamedia on Paper 

1st Place – Donna Gaspar, Red Roof at Dawn

2nd  Place  – Carolyn Bensinger, Still Life

3rd Place – Louise Nugent, Out the Window (no image available)

Honorable Mention  – Kathleen Rowe, Garden Tour

Honorable Mention – Ellen Ford, Twins

Acrylic and Oil 

1st Place – Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, After New Orleans

2nd Place – Ed Wintner, Rushing Brook II

3rd Place – Tom Lewis, Emery Island

Honorable Mention – Teddi Wise, Morning Beckons

“Mixed Media”
(An inclusive category including Fiber, Sculpture, Encaustic, Photography, Graphic and Mixed Media)

1st Place – Joy Vlachos, Alpha Omega  Encaustic and Print

2nd Place – Larry Raskin, Time Stands Still Photograph

3rd Place – Eda DiMascio, The Dolls Fiber Art

Honorable Mention – Sebastian Arce, The Tree  Collage

Honorable Mention – Carole Katz, Sanibel Shells Charcoal Drawing

Time for Dues! 

It’s time for Watertown Art Association Members to pay their dues for 2018, which now go by the calendar year.

Please send your $25 check to the Watertown Art Association, P.O. Box 96, Watertown, MA 02472, or pay online with a credit card or Pay‐Pal at 

Our New Home!

9 Russell Avenue at Mount Auburn Street
Watertown, MA
The Church of the Good Shepherd
Accessible by #71 Bus

All Programs Saturday Afternoons 2 to 4pm

News from Members

One of Jodie’s dynamic acrylic works on Yupo paper.

One of Jodie’s dynamic acrylic works on Yupo paper.


Jodie Wigren

The artwork of Jodie Wigren will be featured from January 23 through the month of February.

The Brigham House Gallery
341 Mount Auburn Street
Watertown, MA

Artist’s reception on Thursday, February 15, 6 ‐ 8 pm. 

"Coastal Reflections" by Donna Marie  Gaspar.

“Coastal Reflections” by Donna Marie  Gaspar.


Still Life to New Life: The Watercolor Journey of Donna Marie Gaspar

Exhibit will be on display through February and March.

Cutter Gallery
611 Mass Ave.
Arlington Center, MA

There will be an Artist’s Reception on Sunday, February 18, 2 ‐ 4 pm.
Free Parking!



Join us to view the art work of the Monday Morning Painters from the Watertown Senior Center.

Students of Dawn Evans Scaltreto on view at the Brigham House Gallery through October.



Dawn Evans Scaltreto included in Forever Young Exhibit at Mosesian Arts

Forever Young, a children’s picture book exhibition at the Mosesian Center for the Arts (formerly Arsenal Center for the Arts), 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, opens Thursday, July 27 with a family-friendly reception 3 – 5 pm.


Jonathan Spiller Photography Exhibit and Sale

Jonathan Spiller will be having a Show and Sale at Uncommon Grounds, Sunday, July 23, 11 am – 2 pm.  It will feature 12 of his stunning nature photos. He was recently featured in a solo exhibit at Not Your Average Joe’s in Watertown Square.

The Paintings of Carol Dussault

Honoring Her Creative Spirit

Showing May-June 2017

Brigham House Gallery, 341 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown, MA

Reception June 15 6-8 PM

Presented by the Watertown Art Association

Become a Member

Only $25/year

Our Supporters

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Watertown Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.