The Wilmington Art Association is a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for area visual artists to gain community recognition through shows and exhibitions. It offers a forum wherein artists, local craftsmen, and people interested in the visual arts can exchange ideas, learn from each other, and contribute to the community. It provides educational programs, demonstrations, and lectures, which will lead to better public understanding and appreciation of visual arts.

WAA 2016 NHC High School Student Art Competition

The WAA Community Outreach Program will sponsored the 2016 NHC High School Student Art Competition in conjunction with the Orange Street Art Fest during the Memorial Day Weekend. Area high schools choose 15 of their best students' work in 2D and 3D Visual Art. These works are entered into the art competition at the Hannah Block Center. The winners will be announced at the reception on Thursday, May 26 from 5-7 p.m. at the Hannah Block Community Center on 2nd and Orange. The public is invited. Work will be on view the weekend of May 27 - 28.

Silver Arts Exhibition and Sale

The Wilmington Art Association invites the public to attend the SilverArts Exhibition and Sale on May 20th - May, 22nd at the ArtWorks at 200 Willard St. This event features artists 50 years and over with more than 400 pieces of art work.

List of Heritage Arts winners

List of Visual Arts winners

WHQR Silver Arts interview

For complete Show information click here.

WAA 34th Annual Juried Spring Art Show and Sale

The Wilmington Art Association is pleased to announce winners of the 34th Annual Juried Spring Art Show and Sale which is being held on April 9 – 11, 2016. Artwork include 2-D (fine art and photography) and 3-D.

2016 Award Winners

First Place Fine Art
Mark Bannerman
”Multiple Stripes”

Second Place Fine Art
Aundrea Wilson
”Ocean View”

Third Place Fine Art
Patricia Chisholm

Complete list of award winners

Complete Show information

2016 Spring Show Sponsors and Donors

Click on each vendor logo or name for website

Ampersand Art Anonymous Kay Ballard RayMar Art
Canson Paper Golden Artist Colors, Inc. Virginia & Wilson Bardy Agnes Beane
Betty Brown Roger & Sara Cates Elaine Cooper Sharon & Robert Drennan
Buffy Frank Paul & Liz Hosier Landfall Foundation Anthony and Ann Lees
Ronald & Diane McCord Jim Heckethorn Dianne & Bill Logan Geoffery & Georgia Newton
D.W. Wilson Tom & LeAnn Stoddart Gayle Van Velsor Bonnie & John Wendt
Royal & Langnickel Jessica Edwards and Associates Hannah Block Historical USO Rippy Cadillac
Tinga Nursey Carolina Printing of Wilmington

Kay Bilisoly's How'd She Do That? wins Poster Art Contest

The Wilmington Art Association and 34th Annual Juried Spring Art Show and Sale Committee are delighted to announce that Kay Bilisoly's How'd She Do That? has won the Poster Art Contest. This beautiful artwork will be used for Show publicity and printed materials, and will be for sale at the Show in April.

WAA Moves to EBLAST and Blog for E-News!

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