Upcoming Events


2019 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.

The First Three Meetings of 2019 are Thursday January 10, Thursday February 14, and Wednesday March 20.


Past Events


WAA Holiday Dinner & Art Show- 2018

The WAA Holiday Dinner & Art Show was held Thursday, December 13, 2018 at Cape Fear Country Club, 1518 Country Club Road, Wilmington, NC 28403. This year we honored some special members with Lifetime Membership Awards for their huge contributions to our Association. Kay Bilisoly, member for 26 years, and John and Ann Parker, members for over 20 years were gratefully recognized for their commitment and dedication to WAA via their many roles.

Winners of the Holiday Card contest were:

1st Place - Barbara Salisbury
2nd Place - Alouise Fenstermacher
3rd Place - Pam McNeill



2018 STATEWIDE ARTS COMPETITION

Exhibition and Sale for Visual & Heritage Arts

The Exhibition and Sale for Visual & Heritage Arts was held Friday, May 25 - Sunday, May 27, 2018 at the ArtWorks 200 Willard St., Wilmington, NC. Award winners qualify for the State Finals to be held in Raleigh this fall. There were four categories in Silver Arts: Visual Arts, Heritage Arts, Literary Arts and Performing Arts. The Wilmington Art Association sponsored the Visual Arts and the Heritage Arts categories.

Complete Silver Arts info



New Hanover High School Art Competition

May 24, 2018 - May 27, 2018

The Wilmington Art Association is pleased to have sponsored the New Hanover HS Art Competition for 2018. This year five New Hanover high schools participated in the event. The Show was held at the Hannah Block USO/Community Arts Center located at 120 South Second Street and Orange Street in Historic Downtown Wilmington NC.

Award winners



36th Annual Juried Spring Show and Sale

April 7, 2018 - April 15, 2018

The 36th Annual Juried Spring Show and Sale, the Official Art Show for the Annual Azalea Festival, opened Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 10:00 at the Hannah Block Community Arts Center. The show represented the work of more than 150 regional artists with over 290 pieces of 2-D, 3-D, and photography fine art. The WAA was delighted that Janette K. Hopper, active painter, print maker and performance artist, was the Juror/Judge for Show.

Award winners for the Show are:

First Place
Brenda Behr
Birmingham, 2017

Second Place
Liz Hosier
Springtime in Central Park

Third Place
Susan Pelletier
Red Shoes



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

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.



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