WAA Deck the Halls Leadership Show
This special exhibit features art from the WAA Board of Directors and Committee chairs. Join us for the opening on November 23 for 4th Friday at the ACES Gallery at 221 N. Front Street, Wilmington, NC. This exhibit runs through December.
WAA Annual Holiday Dinner and Art Show
Members and their guest are invited to the Annual Holiday Dinner and Art Show.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 from 6:30 - 10:30 pm
at the Shell Island Resort 2700 N Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach, NC
The cost is $37 per person with a full cash bar.
Reservation deadline is Friday, November 29th.
Holiday Art Show: Bring a new work to include in the exhibit. We will vote on several Memberís Choice Awards. Work must be completed in the last two years, not previously shown in a WAA exhibit. Size limited to 40" including frame. Framing is not necessary, but a label including your name, title, medium and size must be secured to the back of the work to be included.
Monthly meetings normally include an educational program. lease join us on the second Thursday of each month. Social - 6:30 pm; Business Meeting - 7:00 pm; Educational Program - 8:00pm. There are no meetings in July and August and the December meeting is a holiday dinner. This year's Fall meetings promise to be both informative and exciting.
Click for program details and locations. The public is welcome at all general meetings.
Past WAA Events
Special partnership exhibit with UNCW!
UNCW sponsored a unique collaboration of scientists and artists in September and October, with a sharp focus on the Earth and its environmental health. The WAA special Exhibit of "eARTh Inspired Art" from September 18 - October 16 was the first featured event, followed by two world-premier music and dance performances and scientific forums at the University in late October. Exhibit dates were Sept. 18 - Oct. 16, 2013. The opening reception with special presentation was Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 from 6 pm - 9 pm.
Click for more details of this "eARTh Inspired Art" exhibit.
Click to view UNCW Article
2013 Art in the Arboretum Show
This show historically was a very successful sales event for participants in all media. The show was open to 2-D and 3-D artists, both professional and emerging, 18 years and older. Categories included: jewelry, glass, textiles, metal work, sculptures, stone, wood, paintings and photography. The artwork was displayed amid the beautiful, recently re-landscaped Arboretum Gardens, as well as inside the buildings of the Arboretum. The Show dates were October 5th & 6th.
Friday - Saturday, September 27 and 28th marks the first annual Burgwin-Wright Paint Out - a plein air event open to up to 30 artists. Painters will work on the grounds and around the historic home in downtown Wilmington both Friday and Saturday, culminating in a reception, exhibition and sale of workson Saturday evening.
Click for more details.
The Annual Picnic was held Thursday, June 13th 6:30-9:00 pm at Hugh Macrae Park in Wilmington, NC.
This year's Annual Juried Spring Show and Sale was again held during the North Carolina Azalea Festival in Wilmington. This year the show was held at the The Hannah Block Community Arts Center at 120 South Second Street, Wilmington, N.C.
Click for a complete list of award winners.
The WAA celebrated it's 30th year for this event with a show featuring nearly 90 artists. Prize-winners -- both amateur and professional artists -- took home more than four-thousand dollars in monetary and merchandise awards.
PICTURED: Spring Show Co-chairs Barbara Bear Jamison & Gale Smith sort award ribbons
More than WAA 65 artists participated in this new event -- held October 22, 2011. Main Street was blocked off in front of the Cinema -- and there was a large tent with displays of work by some of the finest artists and crafts people in North Carolina.
For more information on this successful show & sale -- check out the article that appeared in LUMINA NEWS - 10/27/11
PICTURED: Mayfaire booth for "Browning Farms & Garden" (photos by Gretchen Schramm)