WAA Outreach

The Wilmington Art Association Community Outreach Program offers “art related” assistance to the Cape Fear Region by providing scholarships, sponsoring art related programs and special events as well as donating funds to art related organizations. The program is dedicated to promoting, supporting and fostering creativity in the visual arts. This an ongoing commitment of the Wilmington Art Association, and we are grateful to be able to give back to our community.

WAA 2016 NHC High School Student Art Competition

The WAA Community Outreach Program 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 were entered into the art competition at the Hannah Block Center. The winners were announced at the reception on Thursday, May 26 from 5-7 p.m. at the Hannah Block Community Center on 2nd and Orange. Work was on view the weekend of May 27 - 28.

List of 2D art winners

List of 3D art winners

First Place 2D Fine Art
Brianna Kuzma - Coastal Christian HS
Brianna Kuzma - Coastal Christian HS
Sallie Riggan - Laney HS

Winners 2D Fine Art
Winners 3D Fine Art

WAA Annual Scholarship Awards

The Wilmington Art Association (WAA), through their Community Outreach Program, coordinated Chris Bloom, annually awards scholarships to the University of North Carolina Wilmington and Cape Fear Community College. Each school receives $1,000 annually to fund two $500 scholarships. Students pursuing a career in the Arts are eligible to become a recipient. WAA is dedicated to assisting students in their endeavors to pursue a career in the Arts.

UNC Wilmington

On Wednesday, May 4th, WAA met with Beau Cummings from UNCW to present him with $1,000.00 check from the Wilmington Art Association for a scholarship to be given to a current UNCW visual arts student. Liz Hosier, President of the WAA, presented the check. Also present was Chris Bloom, Community Outreach Coordinator.

Cape Fear Community College Scholarship

The Wilmington Art Association’s Community Outreach Program offers “art related” assistance to the Cape Fear region. The program is dedicated to supporting and fostering creativity in the visual arts. The Wilmington Art Association recently awarded a $1,000.00 scholarship to a student who is studying Visual Arts. Liz Hosier, president of the WAA, recently presented a check to Bob Jones, Associate Director of the Office of Institutional Advancement for CFCC.

One of this year’s recipients is Christof Maupin who is enrolled in the Associate of Fine Arts program. Chris is a non-traditional student who makes a modest living through his ancient art and antiques business while immersing himself in full time studio art courses at CFCC. Chris says, “I cannot overstate the value of your generous support for this scholarship. I count myself fortunate to have been recommended for this scholarship.” The check was presented in the sculpture studio where Chris is a studio tech. Also present was his professor, Breta Carnes, who has been a creative inspiration to him and a mentor. Chris plans to continue his studies and achieve a Masters Degree in Art History.