Member Art Shows and Awards

WAA member shows/awards 2019

James Horton

Port City Auto Care, 221 Old Dairy Rd., Wilmington, NC, 28405

James Horton is a graduate of Ivy School of Professional Art in Pittsburgh PA and a realist artist who works in many mediums including Oil, Gouache (Opaque Watercolor), Graphite and Acrylic. He was active exhibiting in galleries and art shows throughout the Pittsburgh Area. As a member of the Pittsburgh Society of Artists, his drawings and paintings won awards in juried shows as have received high acclaim from collectors and patrons. Always loving the Ocean and the Coastal communities, Jim made Wilmington NC his home especially because of the great arts community and abundance of galleries and exhibition opportunities. Inspired by the magnificent harbors and riverside communities of Coastal North Carolina, There is a never ending source of inspiration for his unique views and colorful interpretations of the nautical scenes all around. Reception date to be announced.

Janice Castiglione

Wilmington Dental Excellence, 1307 Medical Center Dr, 28401

Growing up in Western New York, I lived above my familyís tavern. While there was a lot of activity around me, I was often bored, and would amuse myself by drawing for hours while sitting at the restaurantís dining room table. Over time this became a passion of mine, and I went on to earn a bachelorís degree from Empire State College in Illustration and Graphic Design. While raising my family, I taught art classes and freelanced for companies like Random House, American Greetings and Modern Publishing. Later I joined Fisher Price and created the look of hundreds of Little People figures and play sets, including Disney. I loved my job, but my true passion has always been watercolor. I find the colors and flowing textures exciting. I also like a good challenge, and was determined to master a medium that many find to be the most difficult. The subjects of my paintings are typically found in the natural world. Flowers, farmerís markets and city scenes are what I most love to paint as they make me happy, and I hope people feel that joy when they experience my artwork. I also love to teach and share my love of art. In the course of my career Iíve won many awards, was twice accepted into the Society of Illustrators Exhibit in New York City and was published in their annual book. Reception date to be announced.

Nancy Lang Miller

Artist Reception: October 3, 2019, 5-7pm

Active Care Chiropractic 5814 Oleander Drive, 28403

Wilmington artist Nancy Lang Miller has been drawing, sewing, gluing and painting since childhood. Her first showing was a first grade crayon drawing of a clipper ship. Nancy has always been intrigued with shapes and how they can be arranged to dance on the canvas. Her love of fabric and wallpaper blends with a fascination of painting light and fractal design. Degrees in fine art and mathematics enrich her shape assembly and drawing know-how. Nancy truly loves to draw. She enjoys bringing a flat surface to life with light and shadow and a mix of vibrant, unexpected color. Nancy is most content when sheís painting. Her passion is to make happy art, with love. Nancy has exhibited art in the Landfall Foundation Art Show, Wilmington Art Association Spring Show, Cape Fear Artists Winter Show, Silver Arts, Art in the Arboretum and the State of the Art/Art of the State Show. Nancy is also an elementary art teacher, spreading the power of art and expression.


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