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 Holiday Dinner & Art Show- 2018

The WAA Holiday Dinner & Art Show is Thursday, December 13, 2018 at Cape Fear Country Club, 1518 Country Club Road, Wilmington, NC 28403. The Social & Art Show begins at 6:00 pm with Dinner at 7pm and a brief presentation following. This yearís art show will once again be a Holiday Greeting Card Show.

37th Annual Juried Spring Art Show and Sale

The Official Art Show of the 2019 Azalea Festival

March 30, 2019 - April 7, 2019

The Show is open to all artistís 18 years of age or older and will include works in painting, pastel, watercolor, drawing, printmaking, photography, digital imaging, fiber art, mixed-media and three-dimensional works. Registration for the 37th Annual Juried Spring Art Show and Sale opens January 7, 2019 at 8:00 AM.

WAA member and local gallery support Betty H. Cameron Women's and Children's Hospital

WAA member, Brad Carter, and local art gallery, Art in Bloom, are partnering to donate proceeds from an art raffle and a portion from art sales to the New Hanover Regional Medical Centerís Betty H. Cameron Womenís and Childrenís Hospital. This is associated with the exhibition, "Colors with Expression" with painting by Brad Carter, which opens December 7th and shows through December 28th at Art in Bloom. Tickets are available at the Gallery or online Ė The raffle drawing is December 28th at 7:30 pm. The winner does not have to be present to win.

Exhibition details

Raffle details


Exhibition and Sale for Visual & Heritage Arts

The Exhibition and Sale for Visual & Heritage Arts was held Friday, May 25 - Sunday, May 27, 2018 at the ArtWorks 200 Willard St., Wilmington, NC. Award winners qualify for the State Finals to be held in Raleigh this fall. There were four categories in Silver Arts: Visual Arts, Heritage Arts, Literary Arts and Performing Arts. The Wilmington Art Association sponsored the Visual Arts and the Heritage Arts categories.

Complete Silver Arts info

New Hanover High School Art Competition

May 24, 2018 - May 27, 2018

The Wilmington Art Association is pleased to have sponsored the New Hanover HS Art Competition for 2018. This year five New Hanover high schools participated in the event. The Show was held at the Hannah Block USO/Community Arts Center located at 120 South Second Street and Orange Street in Historic Downtown Wilmington NC.

Award winners

36th Annual Juried Spring Show and Sale

April 7, 2018 - April 15, 2018

The 36th Annual Juried Spring Show and Sale, the Official Art Show for the Annual Azalea Festival, opened Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 10:00 at the Hannah Block Community Arts Center. The show represented the work of more than 150 regional artists with over 290 pieces of 2-D, 3-D, and photography fine art. The WAA was delighted that Janette K. Hopper, active painter, print maker and performance artist, was the Juror/Judge for Show.

Award winners for the Show are:

First Place
Brenda Behr
Birmingham, 2017

Second Place
Liz Hosier
Springtime in Central Park

Third Place
Susan Pelletier
Red Shoes

For complete show information to include details on expanded days/hours and other new features: Spring Show

WAA Calendar of Events

Art Opportunities

Member Shows/Awards

General Meetings Dates

BOD Meeting Dates


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