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.

Art Opportunties

This fall is full of opportunities for artists to paint, show and sell their work as well as win awards. For a list of area events click here.

WAA members - Call for Artists

The 2015 Spring Show Committee announces the Poster Art Contest for the 33st Annual Juried Art Show & Sale. This contest is open to WAA members only. This year the contest is open to both 2D and 3D artwork. 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; and other publicity material for the Show.

For Call for Artist prospectus click here.

Liz Hosier: Exploring Painting with Oil & Cold Wax

The Wilmington Art Association proudly presents this special three-day workshop with instructor, Liz Hosier, in exploring oil & cold wax medium. For complete information and registration, click Workshop

Call for Artists - Art in the Arboretum


This three-day event is presented by the Friends of the Arboretum and the New Hanover County Cooperative Extension in conjunction with the Wilmington Art Association (WAA) on the grounds of the Arboretum. Proceeds raised will help support the projects and upkeep of this wonderful facility. The gardens’ natural fall splendor provides a perfect backdrop for creativity during one of the largest outdoor gatherings of art and music in the area.

October 3rd, 4th & 5th 2014

New Hanover County Arboretum, 6206 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403

For Call for Artist statement click here.

For prospectus and entry form click here.


WAA Moves to EBLAST and Blog for E-News!

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WAA Calender of Events

Art Opportunties

WAA ELBAST/blog

General Meetings Dates

General Meetings Programs

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