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.
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.
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.
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 February’s 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.
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 - Tuesday, March 11th Arboretum 10:00AM
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 Member’s 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.
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.
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)