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.

WAA 2015 NHC High School Student Art Competition

The WAA Community Outreach Program recently sponsored the 2015 NHC High School Student Art Competition in conjunction with the Orange Street Art Fest. For additional information and award winners, click here.

Two Three-day Workshops

The Wilmington Art Association presents two three-day workshops. On Wednesday, July 22 - Friday, July 24, Winston Salem painter, David Kessler, will present an all-media workshop. BIGGER, FASTER, LOOSER PAINTING WORKSHOP, aimed to loosen one up to paint more freely. On Tuesday, October 27 - Thursday, October 29, well-known local artist Betty Brown will teach a three-day watercolor workshop, PAINTING STILL LIFE, LANDSCAPE, AND THE HUMAN HEAD IN WATERCOLOR.

For complete information and registration click here.

Budding and Blooming Art Show - Call for Artists

Wilmington Art Association announces the 2nd annual “Budding and Blooming Art Show” which provides 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.

For complete information click here.

CALL FOR ARTISTS for the 2015 Art in the Arboretum Show

Call to 2D and 3D Artist for the Art in the Arboretum Show which will take place this October 2nd, 3rd & 4th, 2015 opens June 1. The show is open to 2D & 3D artists, professional and emerging, 18 years and older. Categories include: jewelry, glass, textiles, metal work, sculptures, stone, wood, paintings and photography. For complete details click here.

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2015 SilverArts a statewide Art Competition

The Wilmington Art Association participated in the SilverArts by sponsoring two of the arts the Visual Arts and Heritage Arts. The SilverArts is a statewide Art Competition for adults 50 and over. This Exhibition and Sale was held Friday, May 8th and 9th.

For list of Visual Arts Winners click here.

For Heritage Arts Winners, click here.

WAA announces 33rd Annual Juried Spring Art Show and Sale

The Wilmington Art Association is pleased to announce award winners for the 33rd Annual Juried Spring Art Show and Sale on April 10 – 12, 2015.

For complete list of winners click here

For additional Show informationclick here.

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2015 Spring Show Sponsors and Donors

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Ampersand Art Anonymous Kay Ballard Ralph & Pamela Bradley Kay Bilosoly
Shirley Bolden Eve Brimberry Denis & Myrna Brown Betty Brown Roger & Sara Cates
William & Elaine Cooper Myron & Carole Furman Robert and Joanne Geisel Paul & Liz Hosier Landfall Foundation
Anthony and Ann Lees Ronald & Diane McCord Thomas & Cheryl McGraw Bryan McIntyre John & Joan McLoughlin
Pam McNeil Geoffery & Georgia Newton Lorena Redding Rippy Cadillac James & Frances Summerin
Tinga Nursey Tim & Janie Trulove Gayle Van Velsor Bonnie Wendt Edward & Mary Weingart
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