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.



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April 3 - April 11, 2021

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For complete Show information and registration

Congratulations to Janice Castiglione on the selection of her watercolor ‘Cactus Rose’ for the 39th Spring Show poster. Wilmington Art Association (WAA) invites artists to submit work for its 39th Annual Juried Spring Show and Sale. This show will be open April 3 - April 11, 2021 in Wilmington, NC during the annual North Carolina Azalea Festival. The juror/judge for this show will be Benjamin Billingsley.

Submissions may be made from 10 January through 26 February 2021. The show is open to all artists 18 years of age and older and will include original works in painting, pastel, drawing, printmaking, photography, digital imaging, fiber art, mixed media and three-dimensional work. Monetary and merchandise awards will be in excess of $3000. Start your creative engines and get ready to register for the show beginning Monday, January 10th.

4th Annual Art & The Bloom

January 7 – 10, 2021

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.

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