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The mission of Quincy Art Association is to foster an understanding and appreciation of the visual arts throughout  the communities in and around Quincy. The Quincy Art Association is committed to our multicultural community by sup-porting, teaching, and exhibiting visual media to promote the importance of art  

in life and culture today.

Kelly Cobble

Long time member, past president, and treasurer of the QAA, unexpectedly passed away on March 12, 2022. Kelly did so much as an advocate for the arts, and for the city of Quincy. She will be greatly missed. Our hearts go out to her family, friends, and colleagues during this very difficult time.


May her memory be a blessing. 


Quincy Art Association
Incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1979 and in 1986 the QAA opened the doors at 26 High School Avenue to the public. Since then, the QAA has offered classes, education forums and hosted special events for the community. Our offices, classrooms and studios are busy today offering members and visitors of all ages the opportunity to experience and enjoy the visual arts.
After a long advocacy of one day having a dedicated place to exhibit members’ work and welcome the public, the vision came true. In October 2021, the QArts Gallery opened its doors and has become a vibrant link between artists, the general public, and community sponsors.
The QArts Gallery features group and solo exhibitions, invitational, and annual events. We proudly offer enrichment and educational opportunities to all.
QAA volunteers play an integral part in our success. The QAA wishes to thank them for their tireless efforts and recognize the importance of the role they play.

A Little History
In the early 1800’s the first High School was built in Quincy. The High School burned down in the early 1900’s and only the foundation survived. A new building was erected on the original foundation, and it is this building that the QAA now calls home.


QAA volunteers play an integral part in our success. The QAA wishes to thank them for their tireless efforts and recognize the importance of the role they play.


The Quincy Art Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the teaching of visual arts. The QAA is partially funded by grants received from the Massachusetts Cultural Council through the Quincy Arts Council as well as private donors. Membership and programming play a part in our sustainability.  We rely on these sources to support the visions of the QAA.

Etching of Quincy’s first high school provided by the Quincy Historical Society.

Photo: Quincy Art Association, 26 High School Avenue, Quincy, MA

Board of Directors​

President – Ellyn Moller

Vice President – Frank Santoro

Interim Treasurer – Linda Santoro

Clerk – Linda Kreitman


Web Administrator – Britt Kreitman

Art Director, Web Design – Tony Andrade

Promotion & Community Outreach – Kristen Cunningham

Social Media Team – Britt Kreitman, Kristen Cunningham


Class Coordinator - Daniel Myers III (Interim)

Education Advisor – Sue Hoy


Grants Advisor – Maryellen O’Brien


QArts Gallery Manager – Frank Santoro

Exhibition Committee – Ellyn Moller, Frank Santoro, Prachi Bansal

Hospitality Committee – Becky Egan, Phyllis Andrade, Jessica Myers, Carol Cooney


Scholarship Advisor – Sarah Reichel, Quincy Public Schools

In Memory of:

Marilyn Reisberg / Annette Pagliarani

Barbara Bray / Julianne Molloy-Bithony

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