WAA Events


SilverArts - Call for Artists announced

The Wilmington Art Association invites all artists over the age of 50 to enter SilverArts, a component of Senior Games by the Sea. The WAA, in partnership with the YMCA and other local organizations, will sponsor the Visual Arts and the Heritage Arts portion of SilverArts.

For complete information on Silver Arts click here.

WAA General Meetings

Monthly meetings normally include an educational program. Please 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. Look for the Spring Program to be posted soon. The general public is invited to attend all general meetings.

For a complete list of dates for the WAA General Meetings click here.


March Members' Meeting - Thursday, March 13th Arboretum 6:30PM

The Wilmington Art Association welcomes Tom Gilanyi with Art Guide Now, publishers of the NC Art Guide as its March member meeting program this Thursday, March 13, 2014, 6:30 pm at the New Hanover Co. Arboretum auditorium. Gilanyi will present insights on ways artists can benefit from various marketing and promotional tools and opportunities through the guide and beyond.

February Members' Meeting - Thursday, February 13th Arboretum 6:30PM

Artists' Studio & Supplies Clear Out Event. Many members are taking advantage of the cold weather to clean up their studios and are finding treasures they can no longer use. For Februaryís program WAA will be hosting a White Elephant-type event to help distribute this hidden wealth. This event is open to all WAA members and guests and will take place just after the regular WAA monthly business meeting on February 13. No commissions, no fees.

January Members' Meeting - Thursday, January 16th Arboretum 6:30PM

This month's meeting will feature Ben Billingsley. Ben will discuss his Summer 2013 residency at the Pedvale Open-Air Museum in Sabile, Latvia where he created an outdoor temporary earthwork installation featuring woodblock prints on paper pasted onto wooden logs. Ben will show photos and videos of the installation process and discuss examples from the body of work that led to the Pedvale installation (including his participation in the Big Print Block Party).

For pictures of his trip on his website click here.


Board of Trustees Meetings

Board of Trustees - Tuesday, March 11th Arboretum 10:00AM


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.

For more details of this "eARTh Inspired Art" exhibitclick here.

To view UNCW Article click here.

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

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.



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