Plein Air Paint

Quabbin Art Association members and non-members are invited to participate at Plein Air Paint-outs. Scroll through the pictures to see more from the events in our slideshow.

2020 Season

Bev Phaneuf, our plein air chair, is on leave this season but our plein air group will meet under the direction of Deborah Sacon. Please follow all state mandated COVID-19 safety precautions. Signup with Deborah if you plan to join our QAA Plein Air Group.

Zoom with Us! Art Demos

Pastel with Meg Bandarra
Tuesday, July 21 @ 11:00 a.m.

Watercolor with Deborah Sacon
Monday, July 27 @ noon

Zentangle with Susan Shea
Tuesday, August 18@ 7 p.m.

Rescheduled date due to power outages in the area.

Simply email the presenter to register, and he/she will forward the Zoom class link, a description of the tutorial, and an (optional) supply list.



To Present a Demo

If you would like to present a Quabbin Art On-line Demo, please review our conditions and criteria first. Then contact Deborah Sacon, QAOLD chair, to coordinate a demo time prior to scheduling your Zoom session.

Art Meets Poetry CANCELLED

Festival of Art CANCELLED

Art Meets Poetry 2019

Quabbin Art Association celebrated National Poetry Month & ArtWeek 2019 with a contest. Six pieces of fine art, donated by member artists of the Quabbin Art Association, were on display throughout the month of April at the Clapp Memorial Library. Poets and writers were invited to view the artwork and compose a poem in response to a selected piece of art.

The following artists donated artwork for this event: Sandra Burke, collage; Susan Dion, watercolor pencils; Denise Fontaine-Pincince, assemblage; Bev Phaneuf, oil; Audrey Safford, relief sculpture, and Susan Shea, zentangle.

Each artist selected a winning poem, and winning poets were awarded their prize artwork at Belchertown High School’s Coffee House event on Friday, May 3.

National Poetry Month, inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, is the largest literary celebration in the world.

ArtWeek is a state-wide festival featuring hundreds of unique and creative experiences that are hands-on, interactive or offer behind-the-scenes access to artists or the creative process.

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The Quabbin Art Association provides education, support and opportunity for local artists, and promotes community interest and appreciation in the visual arts.

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