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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November 9, 2016

Opening this weekend

We're delighted to invite you to an opening at room83spring featuring work of AWA's own Anne Lambert!

October 24, 2016

New Works by Eleanor Goud

AWA's Eleanor Goud shares beautiful new work from her studio, "Beyond Everyday Life" and "February Marsh."

October 17, 2016

Collages on show!

Delighted to share, AWA's Ann Miller has work in the the 22nd annual juried exhibition at Zullo Gallery in Medfield, up through October. Additionally, you can find her kimono collages all on display at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center in Nashua.

October 13, 2016

Boston International Art Fair

Delighted to share that AWA's Suzanne Hodes will have work at the 20th International Art Fair, October 20th-23rd 2016, at the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts.  Her work can be found at booth #35 with Artana Gallery.  More info at

October 1, 2016

Women Painting Women

We're delighted to share that AWA's Tanya Harsch is part of RJD Gallery's juried exhibit, Women Painting Women: Our Collective Conscience, opening next week Saturday, October 8th, in Sag Harbor, NY.  If you're in the area, don't miss it!

September 20, 2016

American Women Artists

We are delighted to share that AWA's Tanya Harsch will have a piece in the upcoming Annual American Women Artists Member Show and National Juried Exhibition at the Bennington Center for the Arts in Bennington, Vermont.  The exhibit opens this Friday, September 23rd with a reception from 5-8pm.  Don't miss it!

August 25, 2016

September Opening

We're happy to share that AWA's Cathleen Daley has a show together with Catherine McCarthy at Alden Gallery in Provincetown, Massachusetts. The show runs September 2nd through the 15th, 2016. The opening reception is Friday September 2nd from 7-9pm, don't miss it!

August 9, 2016

Art Blast

We're excited to announce AWA's own Barbara Zeles is participating in Art Blast at the Governor Ames Estate in Easton, Massachusetts. Reception is August 18th, and the show runs through the 28th.  Don't miss it!

July 23, 2016

August Excitement

We're delighted to share that the work of both Rosemary Broton Boyle and Michael B. Wilson is to be on view at Gallery Voyeur. The exhibition runs August 17th through the 31st, 2016.

Gallery Voyeur
444 Commercial Strett
Provincetown, MA

June 27, 2016

Art beyond the studio

AWA's Rosemary Broton Boyle has introduced a line of artwork-based scarves. They can be found here.

June 22, 2016

Fiber arts!

We're delighted to share that AWA's Lyn Christiansen has a piece in an upcoming juried show: Handweaver's Guild of America's Small Expressions 2016 at the Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, July 23-August 14.

She will also be teaching a collage workshop, Hanging it on the Wall, at the International Braid Society Conference in Tacoma, Washington, July 25-29.

June 11, 2016

New work in the studios

AWA member Suzanne Hodes shares two of her new pieces:

 Trees Moving Upward
oil on canvas

Islands and Lake 
oil on canvas

June 4, 2016

In other news

AWA's own Michael Wilson met with Sr. Julio Núñez Montesinos, Cónsul General de España in Boston, to present a copy of his book Don Quixote in Words and Pictures to the Spanish Consulate.

Check out Michael's website for more info and for information on his summer classes and workshops, held in his studio weekdays and evenings.

June 3, 2016

Mixed-Media Collage: Paintings with Paper (and Everything Else)

We're delighted to announce that AWA's own Ann Miller has a solo show on view at Beech Street Center in Belmont, MA, through July 25th!  Opening Reception: Tuesday June 7th 4:30-6pm.  Come see!

Beech Street Center is located at 266 Beech Street, Belmont, MA.

May 20, 2016

Opening tonight!

Catch AWA artists Michael Wilson and Tanya Harsch in the faculty portion of The Creative Process, at the New Art Center in Newtonville.  Opening tonight 6:30-8pm.

April 29, 2016

May news

AWA member, Tanya Harsch, will have work in the upcoming show, The Curious Collection, at Monique Rancourt Artisan Gallery in Waltham, Massachusetts.  Opening May 7th in conjunction with the Watch City Steampunk Festival.

April 8, 2016

Newton Open Studios

Don't miss AWA's Michael Wilson at the New Art Center during this weekend's Newton Open Studios!  In addition to showing his work, he will be giving a demo in acrylic painting at 2pm on Sunday April 10th.

January 13, 2016

Twisted Again: The New Kumihimo

Update: "Twisted Again: The New Kumihimo".  Opening Sunday, February 7th, from 4-6pm at The Wedeman Gallery, 47 Myrtle Ave at Grove St, Auburndale, Mass.  More info found here.

January 8, 2016

Opening Tomorrow

Pleased to announce that founding AWA member, Suzanne Hodes, has work showing at the Danforth. Her triptych “Mother Three Times” will be showing as part of the permanent Collection of the Danforth. The exhibition will run through February 28th with a reception Saturday January 9th 6-8 pmAn additional show ”The Memory Palace” is also on view. For more details, 508-620-0050.

Annual Open Studios

Annual Open Studios
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