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.

Workshop: Abstracting from Representation

The Wilmington Art Association is proud to offer a special three-day workshop with 2014 Spring Show juror and judge, Bob Rankin. Designed for painters of all skill levels and painting media, Bob will work with the individual artist in a positive, personalized way, presenting various techniques and strategies for abstracting, moving from a representational view to a more free, loose style. Various creative exercises and individual consultation will help student-artist to expand their painting process. For specifics, go to LEARNING

SilverArts - Call for Artists announced

The Wilmington Art Association invites all artists over the age of 50 to enter SilverArts, a component of Senior Games by the Sea. The WAA, in partnership with the YMCA and other local organizations, will sponsor the Visual Arts and the Heritage Arts portion of SilverArts. This three day Show and Sale includes a variety of Art to include paintings, sculpture, pottery and woodwork. The Cape Fear Woodworkers and Woodcarvers Club will also be exhibiting and demonstrating their craft. On Mother's Day, Sunday, May 11, live entertainment will be provided from 1:00pm - 3:30pm by Susan Savia.

For complete information to include important DATE information for SilverArts click here.

WAA 32nd Annual Juried Spring Art Show and Sale

The WAA is please to announce the winners for the 32nd Annual Juried Spring Art Show and Sale.

First Place Fine Art
BF Reed
“Topsail Waves”

Second Place Fine Art
Terry Rosenfelder
“Cubist Encounter”

Third Place Fine Art
Randy McNamara

People's Choice
Sandy Lee
“Distant Storm”

For a complete list of award winners, click here.

For complete Spring Show information click here.

Budding and Blooming Art Show"

Wilmington Art Association’s “Budding and Blooming Art Show” is the first of what we hope will be an annual event providing opportunities for young, budding artists to be entrepreneurs for the day, selling their art or craft for their own set prices along with 20 adult Blooming Artists & 5 Budding Music groups. Open to Middle - High School & Adults.

For Student Prospectus click here.

For Adult Prospectus click here.

Where: Mayfaire Town Center on the Green
Booth Fees:
  Middle - High School: Free
  Adults: $85.00 10’x10’

For questions contact

For upcoming local area art shows and opportunities, click here.

Spring Show Poster Art Winner announced

Congratulations to Janet Sessoms, the winner for Poster Art Contest for the 32nd Annual Juried Spring Art Show, for her watercolor, For the Love of Spring. This beautiful piece will be used for Show promotions. Prints and cards of the work will also be available at the Show, April 11 – 13, 2014.

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