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 Gallery Citrine Opening

Don't miss our first official 4th Friday at our gallery space downtown at Gallery Citrine.

Dan Beck Workshop

The WAA is excited to share an amazing 3-Day workshop opportunity with Dan Beck. Dan is a master signature member of the American Impressionist Society, the Gold Medal recipient of the 2017 Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Exhibition, and the Gold Medal winner of the 2011 Oil Painters of America National Exhibition

The 3-Day workshop will be held at the historic USO/Community Arts Center at 120 South Second Street in Wilmington, NC at the Donn Ansell Studio. (Downstairs beside Orange St Pottery) Each day Dan will focus on a new topic from Still Life, Head Study, and Artist’s Personal Preference as the class will meets from 10-4 with a 1-hour lunch break. This Class will have limited space of only 12-14 students with a cost for WAA members at $350 and non-members $425.

Visit our form on JotForm to sign up

Introducing WAA in Gallery Citrine

A New Opportunity for WAA Members

If you want to.....

Invest in yourself and your art

Have gallery representation with no commission

Display your art in a highly visible location

Gain name recognition and brand yourself

All with little personal responsilbility.....

Read the prospectus dates and details

Review presentation guidelines

Apply for a spot at WAA in Gallery Citrine by email to:


What a great show! Our new lighting system was a fantastic improvement and allowed all the art to be exhibited very professionally. Congratulations to all the award winners and all our particpants for a sucessful show.

Here is a list of all the award winners.

Click Here for the list of the donors and sponsors of the many awards for this year's show. We recommend that you support them as well.

WAA at ACES Gallery

February 25, 2022

This inaugural annual event opens on Fourth Friday at the ACES gallery in beautiful downtown.



Elena Wright

Our annual Holiday party was a festive occasion with filled with friends, new and old, and excellecent food set in a beautiful venue, making for a wonderful evening.

5th Annual Art & The Bloom

January 7 - 9, 2022

Be sure to put this beautiful event on your calendar and support the many WAA artists whose work will be on display and for sale at Blockade Runner in Wrightsville Beach.

WAA Calendar of Events

Art Opportunities

Member Shows/Awards

General Meetings Dates


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