Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Holiday Dinner

Holiday Dinner - WAA MEMBERS

You and your guest are cordially invited to the 2015 Holiday Dinner and Art Show on Thursday, December 10, 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm, at the Blockade Runner Resort, Wrightsville Beach, NC. Cost per person is $40. Deadline for reservations is December 2.
For reservations and details -

Monday, November 23, 2015

eblast November 24, 2015

Holiday Dinner

The Holiday Dinner and Art Show will be Thursday December 10, 2015 from 6 - 10:30 pm at the Blockade Runner. 
Reservations must be made by December 2. Payment can be made online.
All the information can be found right here on the WAA website. 

Last Call: Spring Show Poster Art

Artwork will be accepted for consideration for the Spring Show poster until November 28.
Please see all info on WAA website.

Fourth Friday Opening Reception

Wednesday, November 18, 2015


Exhibit and Reception at UNCW

There will be an opening reception for the graduating 2015 Studio Arts majors on Thursday November 19 from 5:30 to 7 pm  in the first floor Art Gallery of the Cultural Arts building.

The exhibit will be open until December 12.

Monday, November 16, 2015

eblast November 17, 2015

Spring Show 2016

The Wilmington Art Association is pleased to announce the 34th Annual Juried Spring Art Show and Sale on April 8 – 10, 2016. WAA will be accepting both 2-D (fine art and photography) and 3-D artwork. Online entry will begin January 11, 2016. To download the prospectus, click here. 

Reminder: The Spring Show committee will be accepting photos of art to be used on the promotional Spring Show poster. Click here for full information.

Holiday Dinner

Have you made reservations for the December 10 dinner at the Blockade Runner?
Click here for all the information.

Member Directory

Our newly updated members directory can be found after logging in at the upper right hand corner of the WAA website. You can then print the pdf file, if you like.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

eblast November 12, 2015

Spring Show Poster Art

The Spring Show Committee will be accepting submissions for the Spring Show poster art until November 28.
The winning artwork will be featured on a framed poster to be auctioned off at the show, unframed smaller posters, cards and invitations that will be for sale at the show, and other publicity material.
If interested, click here for all the info.

Betty Brown

WAA member Betty Brown will be showing her work at the following venues.
- Small Works Show at Artspace 506 in Myrtle Beach, SC.
The show opens from 6 - 9 pm on November 19 and will be on display through December 19, 2015. Easton Selby of Coastal Carolina University is juror.
Artspace 506 is located at 506 37th Avenue South, North Myrtle Beach, SC.
- Summer Rest Art Benefit will be held at 211 Summer Rest Road Friday November 13 from 5 - 8 pm and Saturday November 14 from 1 - 5 pm. The benefit is for Museum School Scholarships .

- The Art Show and Sale on Friday November 20 from 5 - 8 pm and Saturday November 21 from 10 - 5 pm at 314 South Front Street.  

Mark Your Calendars

The annual holiday dinner will be held Thursday December 10 at the
Blockade Runner Hotel at Wrightsville Beach starting at 6 pm with social time.
Cost will be $40 per person and reservations are needed.
Bring a piece of your new artwork to be displayed. We will also be voting for member's choice awards.
Hear more about it at tonight's meeting!

Monday, November 9, 2015

eblast November 10. 2015

Meeting This Week

This Thursday, November 12 starting at 6:30 pm, our monthly general meeting will be held in the Arboretum.
We are excited to welcome Justine Ferreri, well known Wilmington clay sculptor, as she gives our program. You can read all about her in last week's post.
We hope to see everyone there!

Erika Lawrence

Erika Lawrence is pleased to announce that she will be the featured artist at the Re-Launch Party of the NEW Crescent Moon Gallery located at 24 N. Front Street on Saturday, November 14  from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Crescent Moon Gallery has a new owner, Buffy Frank, a new look and new artists. Come and celebrate with Erika and view some of her new creations both in 2D and 3D. 

From Kirah Van Sickle, Participating Artist

Monday, November 2, 2015

eblast November 3, 2015

General Meeting Thursday November 12, 2015
Program presented by Justine Ferreri
The Wilmington Art Association will present the work of Justine Ferreri at its November 12th meeting, which is open to the public. The meeting will be at the New Hanover County Arboretum, 6202 Oleander Drive. A social at 6:30 will be followed by a short business meeting, and the program is from 8 - 9 PM.
Justine Ferreri was born in Arumagawa, Japan. She has lived in North Carolina more than half her life and considers herself a true blue North Carolinian who now creates her art and grows her business in Wilmington.
As a young woman, Justine studied art, mostly in the performing fields of ballet, modern dance, guitar and musical theater. She says, "Sculpture fell into my lap by accident." Her eyes light up as she tells the story ...
"My husband and I were in the hotel and restaurant business, and I was decorating our restaurant in Wilmington named Justine's. As the theme was an Italian festival, I decided to make full scale papier-mâché people eating and sitting in the restaurant. From those first pieces I was offered several commissions, and then a local gallery asked me to exhibit. I evolved later into using polymer clay and finally to my medium now, earthenware. My works really do reflect my life. My feeling for the Japanese culture and my dancing can be seen in many of my works. My jesters and circus pieces come from living in Wildwood, New Jersey and the carnival atmosphere of the boardwalk. My sea creatures come from the fact I've always lived near the water. All of my works whether large or small are a part of me."
An avid reader and lover of Sci-Fi, many of Justine's works are based upon things she has read. She draws from her vast knowledge of mythology, legends, and her own series of unpublished short stories. Pulling from her constantly flowing imagination, Justine creates a world in clay that comes to life before your eyes - each sculpture a conversation piece for your home, your office, or as a unique gift for friends, family members or clients.
To date, Justine's portfolio of animated creations includes a collection of clay goddesses, wall plaques, prayer angels, "bubble-boys", beach items, mermaid door pulls, and a large collection of original pieces.
In addition to her gallery pieces, Justine regularly donates valuable originals to the Wilmington Domestic Violence Shelter and Services, the North Carolina Jazz Festival, Susan G. Komen Foundation fundraisers, First in Families of Southeastern North Carolina, and Cape Fear Literacy Council.
 2016 Spring Show Poster Art Contest
For the 34th Annual Juried Spring Art Show & Sale
The 2016 Spring Show Committee announces the Poster Art Contest for the 34th Annual Juried Art Show & Sale (Show). The winning artwork will be used to publicize the Show and will be featured on a framed poster to be auctioned off at the Show. The image will also be on posters, smaller posters, cards and invitations that will be for sale during the show.   
Entry requirements
·        Current membership (2015) in the WAA
·        Artwork in any 2-D media and on any non-offensive subject
·        *New Submission Option High quality resolution images of 3-D work. 
·        One piece of artwork per artist
Submission requirements
·        Entry must be emailed to Your entry should include   artwork in .jpg format as well as artist’s name, address, phone number and email address.
·        Signature on the artwork must be blocked.
·        Submittal of entries opens October 1, 2015
·        Deadline to receive entries is 8pm Eastern Standard Time, Saturday November 28, 2015.
The Show committee will select the winning artwork on Tuesday December 01, 2015. The winner will be contacted immediately and announced on Thursday December 10, 2015 at the WAA Holiday Banquet.   
Selected Artwork 
 The selected artwork may not be entered into the Show. The artwork will be displayed at the Show and may be offered for sale; however, it is not required to be for sale. If the artwork is sold either prior to or during the Show, the standard 30% commission will be due WAA. A framed poster will be on display and auctioned off at the Show with proceeds to benefit WAA. The artist will be asked to sign posters during the Show reception on Thursday April 7, 2016. All proceeds from poster sales will benefit WAA. 
Joan McLoughlin

Monday, October 26, 2015

eblast October 27, 2015

Free Collage Workshop

Wednesday, November 4th
From noon – 2:00 p.m.
At ACES Gallery – 221 No. Front St.
All materials supplied by
Collage Artists of Wilmington (CAW)

People's Choice Awards at Arboretum Show

2D Winners
1st Place - Anita Jacques for Framed by Nature
2nd Place - Sandy Lee for Old Boathouse
3rd Place - Jonathan Haug for Glowing

3D Winners
1st Place - Matthew Leavell for A Dance beneath the Waves
2nd Place - Steve Zawistowski for Show Me the Way
3rd Place - Chris Stidd for Fishing Fred

Congratulations to all!