As raw space was transformed in October 1980, the first ten artists of the newly developed Artists West Association presented their work to the public during Art Week in Waltham, Massachusetts. After a year of searching for effective working space and community, the second floor of a historic mill building beside the Charles River was given new direction and purpose. Where once workers and machines processed textiles from raw materials, sculptors, fiber artists, painters, printmakers and photographers found space and time to create works of art.

Today, the fifteen studios of Artists West Association continue to be a place for possibilities. Surrounded and part of the artists of the Waltham Mills Artists Association, AWA is a community-- a diverse, creative hive, where long stretches of solitude and focus encounter bursts of inspiration and lively exchange. A sanctuary, with good light and great vibes. The space itself is a historic medium which supports our dreams, our work, and the productive continuum of making in this place.

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December 29, 2015

Looking ahead

AWA's own Lyn Christiansen has curated an exhibit for the Wedeman Gallery at the Yamawaki Art and Cultural Center, Lasell College, Auburndale, Massachusetts.  

Twisted Again
The New Kumihimo
A Braid Art Show 

Running February 2nd through the 20th, 2016.

Work by:
Jacqui Carey, Devon, UK
Lyn Christiansen, MA, US
Hiroko Ojima, Kochi, Japan
Jennie Parry, Leicester, UK
Makiko Tada, Tokyo, Japan
Helen Vonow, Adelaide, Australia

Don't miss it!

December 6, 2015

AWA artists around town!

Meg Turner and and Ann Miller each have work in
"Terrain: Finding Elusive Ground"
Fountain Street Fine Art Gallery,
59 Fountain Street
Framingham, MA 01702
November 19, 2015 - January 10, 2016

Jeanette O'Connor and Ann Miller have collages in
"Beyond the Book IX" - artists' books and book-related art -
Faneuil branch of Boston Public Library,
419 Faneuil Street
Brighton, MA
November 21, 2015 - January 23, 2016

Ann Miller has collages in
"Nature's Grand Finale: Colors of Fall"
Massachusetts Audubon - Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary
293 Moose Hill Street
Sharon, MA 02067
September 24, 2015 - January 3, 2016

November 17, 2015

Open Studios snap shots!

Thank you to all who turned out for Waltham Mills Artists Association's Open Studios!  Here are a few snap shots from all the Artists West studios open for the weekend.  Joining us are artists Meg Turner and Michele Vitti.  Click on any picture to see a larger slide show.

Barbara Zeles 
Michele Vitti 
Meg Turner

Lyn Christiansen  
Micheal Wilson

Dina Shaposhnikova
Pat Mattina

Eleanor Goud

Suzanne Hodes

Marta Kaemmer 
Ann Miller

Kathleen McCue

Janet Shapero

Tanya Harsch

Jeanette O'Connor

November 1, 2015

Open studios!

Please join us for Waltham Mills Open Studios 2015, November 7th and 8th.  We are the entire second floor of building 4 located at 144 Moody Street, Waltham, Massachusetts.

Art work by Ann Miller

August 31, 2015

And in September!

AWA member Cathleen Daley will be participating in two shows this September:

"Plus One"
September 2 - September 27
450 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA

"Alden Gallery Artists"
September 18 - January 23
423 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA

August 7, 2015

Opening Tonight!

AWA members Ann Miller and Jeanette O'Connor were both juried into Galatea Fine Arts show, NE COLLECTIVE VI, curated by Mim Brooks Fawcett, executive director of the Attleboro Arts Museum.  Reception is tonight, August 7th from 6-8pm, and the show is on view August 5th through the 30th at 460 Harrison Avenue in Bostonbe sure to check it out!

July 26, 2015

More in August...

Pop Up : Franklin Park Art Grove!

When: Saturday, August 8th-Sunday, August 9th 2015

Where: Franklin Park Wilderness Picnic Grove 

Location: Valley Gates Parking Lot Entrance (Circuit Drive & Glen Lane)

Time: 11am-6pm

Artists include AWA's very own Barbara Zeles


August: coming soon!

AWA member Dina Shaposhnikova has work in the upcoming show, New New England on view July 30th through August 29th at Gallery 263.  Come to the reception July 31st from 7-9!  

July 18, 2015

July happenings

AWA member, Tanya Harsch has work in this year's annual juried exhibit at the Cape Cod Art Association, The National, opening July 16th.  She will also be participating in the First Annual Figure Painting Competition hosted by Boston's Academy of Realist Art and taking place the last week of July.  Click here for more information about public viewing hours and reception.

May 23, 2015

You're Invited!

Come see new work by AWA member, Eleanor Goud.  Counterchange is the newest Hall/Walls show opening Friday May 29th, in Waltham at the Waltham Mills: 144 Moody St, Building 4, First Floor Hallway.

April 20, 2015

Upcoming exhibition

AWA member Marta Kaemmer will have work in the upcoming Brookline Open Studios, April 25th and 26th. Find her at Fire Opal, 320 Harvard Street.

Annual Open Studios

Annual Open Studios
First weekend of November every year!