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2018 WAA Membership General Meetings

WAA General Membership Meetings are held at the NHC Arboretum 6206 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC. A social with refreshments will begin at 6:00 PM, followed by the business meeting at 6:30 PM and the program. The public is welcome.- General Membership Meetings

WAA General Meeting at NHC Arboretum

May 8, 2018 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Program: Self-Promotion, Branding & Marketing" with David L. Stickel

For additional information on David Stickel: StickelArt

General Membership Meeting - March 8, 2018

Furst Egg Tempera Workshop – “The Egg and I” with Donald Furst

WAA is pleased to have Donald Furst, professor of Art at UNCW, as the March 8 speaker for the General Meeting. Furst also operates Ars Longa Press, an Atelier specializing in mezzotint, etching, and lithograpy. Often his works represent a theme of climbing, represented by their views of steps and ladders in architectural settings. The mood intended can be summarized in the artist's statement: "There is mystery in the mundane." He will present Furst Egg Tempera Workshop – “The Egg and I”.

For addition information on awards and grants which Furst has received as well as exhibitions - Furst Bio

Website: Donald Furst

Website: Donald Furst

Past Events

General Membership Meeting - February 8, 2018

“INDIA & ART” - Todd Carignan Artist

Todd Carignan recently returned to Wilmington, NC after living in India for 6 weeks. During his time in India, Todd was inspired to paint scenes of life in India, a wonderful creative documentation of an ancient and dynamic culture. The Wilmington Art Association is thrilled to have Todd Carignan present his stories and exhibit examples of his painting from his time in India at our February 8th meeting. Todd Carignan Bio

General Membership Meeting - January 11, 2018

“DIGITAL DRAWING” - Presenter: David Clemen Artist

David Clemen is a skilled Artist and Illustrator in Wilmington, NC. David’s art utilizes traditional artist’s mediums, but uniquely his creativity is expressed through light, using digital formats. Working with his iPad Pro, David can very quickly develop conceptual images or patiently enhance infinite detail in an image. The possibilities for new art expressions are limitless. The Wilmington Art Association is thrilled to have David Clemen present this exciting medium at our January 11th meeting.

The Wilmington Art Association Holiday Dinner and Art Show

The Annual Holiday Dinner and Art Show was held Thursday, December 14, 2017 at the Cape Fear Country Club. Over 92 members and their guests attended the festive event enjoying delightful friendships, delicious food and drinks, and the annual Holiday Art Show. This year the art show was a Holiday Card Show. Show winners were: Chris Pfund, Barbara Bear Jamison, and Pam McNeill in first, second and third place respectively. This year the Board presented the Lifetime Membership Award for 2017 for leadership, service and membership to Kay Ballard.

Silver Arts


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

2017 Paintout Wilmington

The Arts Council of Wilmington held their annual plein air Paint Out Wilmington in downtown Wilmington, NC, May 1-6, 2017. Picturesque backdrops abound in North Carolina’s “favorite” city, including the USS North Carolina, a 230+ block National Register Historic District, and a host of unique and contemporary scenes. Sponsored by the Arts Council in association with the Wilmington Art Association, Paint Out Wilmington 2017 featured adult and youth divisions.

The 35th Annual Juried Spring Art Show & Sales

Wilmington Art Association (WAA) held the 35th Annual Juried Spring Show and Sale April 7-9, 2017 in Wilmington, NC during the annual North Carolina Azalea Festival. The top award winners are listed below.

For complete list of awards - 2017 Awards


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