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.

Attention: Next WAA General Meeting - Thursday, November 9, 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Speaker: Josh McClure

New location: St. James Episcopal Church, 25 S 3rd St, Wilmington, NC 28401



WAA Holiday Dinner

The WAA invites members and their guest to the annual Holiday Dinner on December 14, 2017. For details and online reservations, login to the Members Gateway in the upper right-hand corner.

For details and reservation form - Holiday Dinner



Call for Artists

The 36th Annual Juried Spring Art Show & Sale - Poster Art Contest

October 1, 2017 – December 1, 2017

The WAA's 2018 Spring Show Committee announces the Poster Art Contest for the 36th Annual Juried Art Show & Sale. The winning artwork will be featured on: a framed poster to be auctioned off at the Show; posters available for sale at the Show; smaller posters, cards, and invitations; other publicity material for the Show.

The poster contest is open to all WAA members in good standing. For poster contest prospectus, log into the Members' Gateway ("Login" in upper right corner of page) and download the contest prospectus.


Announcement for the 36th Annual Juried Spring Art Show & Sale

April 7, 2018 - April 15, 2018

The 36th Annual Juried Spring Show and Sale, the Official Art Show for the Annual Azalea Festival, will be here before you know it! WAA is pleased to announce that this year’s show has been extended over two weekends giving the artists more days to display and sale their work. Other changes are in the works as well and soon to be announced.

Online Submission opens January 8, 2018 closing February 26, 2018. The Show will once again be at the Hannah Block Community Arts Center in downtown Wilmington.

Check back for Show Prospectus and other details coming soon!


Previous 2017 Events


Silver Arts

2017 STATEWIDE ARTS COMPETITION

Exhibition and Sale for Visual & Heritage Arts

The Exhibition and Sale for Visual & Heritage Arts for artists 50 years or older was held Friday, May 26 - Sunday, May 27, 2017 at the ArtWorks 200 Willard St., Wilmington, NC. Winners qualify for the State Finals held in Raleigh this fall. There were four categories in SilverArts: Visual Arts, Heritage Arts, Literary Arts and Performing Arts. The Wilmington Art Association is sponsoring the Visual Arts and the Heritage Arts categories.

For complete show information - Silver Arts

For list of awards - 2017 Awards



WAA Calendar of Events

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Member Shows/Awards

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