Welcome to the Waterville Area

Art Society

Where Maine artists meet to enjoy the wonderful world of art together.  We are an active group of artists, both amateur and professional. In the fall of 2021, we resumed our monthly meetings from September through June.  Please check the events section for updates on meeting times and locations.

Artwork by Barbara Chase- Waterville Area Art Society
Artwork by Ann Rhinehardt- Waterville Area Art Society
Artwork by Barbara Chase- Waterville Area Art Society
Artwork by Pat Binette- Waterville Area Art Society
Artwork by Barbara Chase- Waterville Area Art Society
Artwork by Bunny Caldwell- Waterville Area Art Society
 

Upcoming Events

  • WAAS Monthly Meeting
    Thu, Jun 02
    Winslow
    Jun 02, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Winslow, 12 Lithgow St, Winslow, ME 04901, USA
    Join us for our monthly meeting.
  • Plein Air Day
    Tue, Jul 19
    Winslow
    Jul 19, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Winslow, 559 Augusta Rd, Winslow, ME 04901, USA
    Join WAAS members for a plein air gathering in the gardens. Bring your art supplies and pack a lunch.
  • Plein Air Day
    Sat, Aug 20
    Messalonskee Stream, Maine, USA
    Aug 20, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Messalonskee Stream, Maine, USA
    Join WAAS members for a plein ir day on the Mesalonskee Strem trails on North St. in Waterville. Bring your art supplies and pack a lunch.

Our History

In 1986, four local artists - Peggy Stowers, Pauline Turner, Patricia Binette and Marilyn Dwelley - founded the Waterville Area Art Society.  Their mission statement, in part, was to stimulate the awareness of the visual arts in the Waterville area, exchange ideas, encourage beginners, and gear young art students toward the correct path for a primary or secondary career in art or just a lifetime enjoyment of art.  A society would group area artists for an environment of creativity for Waterville and its surrounding towns.  The first meeting of the Waterville Area Art Society was held in September 1986 and had 18 charter members. We now have over 50 members from communities all around the Greater Waterville area.

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We have programs at our meetings, workshops, member exhibits, and monthly Zoom meetings for members to share art together. 

Our commitment as artists causes us to be an active, inspiring voice in our community as we seek to make our immediate world a more beautiful place in which to live.

One of the priorities of the Waterville Area Art Society is to encourage local students in their art education.  On February 4, 1993, the Society voted to give an annual scholarship to a local graduating senior displaying artistic talent toward pursuing further artistic study.  The first scholarship awarded in May was for $100 and succeeding scholarships have been raised to $1,000.

In 1989, the Waterville Area Art Society sponsored the first Maine Open Juried Art Show (MOJAS). After a two-year hiatus, the juried show will take place in the spring of 2022.

Guests are welcome to attend our meetings.

Contact Waterville Area Art Society

Get in touch with Waterville Area Art Society to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.

Waterville Area Art Society (WAAS)
PO Box 2703
Waterville, ME 04903-2703

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Artwork featured on this page are by the following members of the
Waterville Area Art Society: 
Barbara Chase, Bunny Caldwell, Ann Rhinehardt, and Pat Binette