Tuesday, July 22, 2014

WAA July 22, 2014



I would like to share the news that my painting, "Courtyard Sun" was juried into the Watercolor Society of North Carolina Annual Exhibition.
It opens on October 12, 2014 at Barton College in Wilson, NC.  The juror is Eric Wiegardt.   This is such an honor.

Gail R. Smith


CALL TO: 2-D and 3-D ARTISTS  

September 19th is the deadline to register for the Art in the Arboretum Show. This show historically is a very successful sales event for participants in all media. Extensive publicity coverage is being provided by the Arboretum. This year marks the Arboretum’s 25th Anniversary. Exhibiting artists are invited to attend the Garden Party and Silent Auction Saturday evening, October 4th.   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 on the grounds of the Arboretum.

If you have any questions contact Anita Jacques: anitajacquesart@gmail.com





Wednesday, July 16, 2014

WAA July 16, 2014

The Latimer House sponsored a series of paint-outs at Wrightsville Beach historic properties which culminated in a one evening show last month. Now, many of these paintings plus other plein air pieces are being exhibited at the Dixie Grill, 116 Market Street, Wilmington and will be part of an Alzheimer Foundation fundraiser on the 4th Friday gallery walk, July 25.  Please stop by to see the work, and the artists and help to support this event.     Artists who participated in the paint outs and are exhibiting their work at the Dixie include Jenny Wright, Gretchen Murden, Mary Austin, Mary Smith, Betty Brown, Chris Bloom, Ann Lees, Sue Bark, Janet Sessoms, Cheryl McGraw, Ann Hair, Karen Crenshaw, Barbara Jamison, Gale Smith, and Joanne Geisel.

Items For Sale

Pictures of the dining room furniture are attached. She would like to get $500 for the entire set. She wants $125 for the Buffet by itself. Dimensional details are as follows: 

·       Oval Dining  Room Table  28” x 56” with one 12” leaf

·       Six (6) cane back chairs
·       Matching Buffet, Walnut finish--42” wide with glass front door—72” high by 16” deep. 

We also have a Maytag washer and GAS DRYER set. Both like new. We will take $500 for the set, or $300 each. 

 My Teakwood office furniture is also for sale:

·       A full size double sided drawer desk-- 64” wide by 28” high by 32” deep
·       Matching 9 drawer credenza—69” wide by 28” high by 18” inches deep.
·       Matching lift top chest—31” wide by 29” high by 19” deep

·       Matching lamp chest with two drawers—19” wide by 24” high by 16” deep.  Best Offer for all or individual pieces 
 
Octagonal Cocktail Table, Blonde finish—45” wide by 17” high by 26” deep --$50    

Mahogany Trundle Bed—King size when opened…including mattresses—$150. 
 
Please let us know if you or anyone else might be interested in any of these items. Also feel free to forward this e-mail to anyone who may have an interest to contact us directly via e-mail or phone.



Sunday, July 13, 2014

WAA July 13, 2014

Sun Gallery and Gifts will be filling the gallery with Clair Hartmann's 
dog paintings!
Clair has been featured in numerous magazines, locally and nationwide. 
This collection of doggy paintings was featured in the Companions 
exhibit at The MC Erny Gallery at WHQR earlier this year. In case you 
missed it, a selection of Hartmann's work will be on display at Sun 
Gallery and Gifts on Friday, July 18, from 5–8 p.m

Sun Gallery and Gifts
4414 Wrightsville Avenue, Wilmington, North Carolina 28403


www.sungalleryandgifts.com


Friday, July 11, 2014

WAA July 11, 2014

1. The Artisans of St. James are hosting a talk by Kirah Van Sickle, Return to the Caves: The Prehistoric Art of the Dordogne. Tuesday, July 22, 7 pm at the St. James Community Center. Open to the public, admission $10 adults, $5 children and students. Proceeds benefit their scholarship fund. See flyer attached. 




2. Come Paint Spain!!! Kirah is leading a week-long plein air workshop on the Costa Brava of Spain May 11 - 18, 2015. Having just returned from the site, Kirah can attest to the stunning location on the Mediterranean, just north of Barcelona. With charming coves, nature trails, and painting subjects at every turn, the waterside village of Calella de Palefrugell will be our home base. Spots are filling fast, limit 12 artists, 15 people max. Non-painting companions/spouses welcome. All levels and acrylic, oil and watercolor painters welcome. Kirah will be demo-ing, giving individual attention, and share Golden's new QoR Watercolors, Open Acrylics and Williamsburg Oils. Experimentation, painting loose, free in the alla prima style will be encouraged. Flyer attached with contact info, or visit www.frenchescapade.com/trips-painting-spain.html <http://www.frenchescapade.com/trips-painting-spain.html>  or contact Kirah directly at kirahart@yahoo.com.







S1122 S. 3rd Street ● Wilmington, NC Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 pm ● Sundays at 3 pm Box Office Open Thurs-Sat 5:00 pm ● Sun 1 pm 910-254-1788● Buy Tickets Online @ thalian.org <http://thalian.org>  <http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=12249738&msgid=358053&act=ZP5R&c=1401740&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fthalian.orgAll Seats $25 plus sales tax & handling fees
Dear Thalian Friend,

We are proud to present the second show of our inaugural summer season, Red by John Logan. This sizzling 90 minute drama and Wilmington premiere was the 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Play. The production, directed by Sam Robison and starring Patick Basquill and Wilmington Theater Award winner Robb Mann opens July 3 and runs through the 26th at the Red Barn Studio.

Red is the searing discussion of what is art and who makes that critical decision. In 1958 famed abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko has just been offered the biggest commission in the history of modern art and asks his young assistant that loaded question as they work in his New York studio. The young assistant soon realizes his answers to those fundamental questions may seriously differ from those of his mentor.

Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 pm with Sunday matinees at 3:00 pm. The box office opens two hours before each performance and tickets are available at thalian.org <http://thalian.org>  <http://thalian.org <http://thalian.org/> > . The Red Barn Studio is located at 1122 S. 3rd Street in downtown Wilmington.

Seating is limited so make your reservations today for this exciting production. I do hope you will join Thalian Association in our new home.

Sincerely,

Susan H. Habas
Executive Director


Monday, June 16, 2014

WAA June 17, 2014

The WAA blog will be on vacation from June 18 - July 11. Please plan your announcements accordingly as there will be no new posts during that period. Thank you!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

WAA June 11, 2014

It's time for the Annual Member Picnic!!!
Members, their families and guests are invited as we fire up the grills and kick off the summer with our annual picnic. Please consider bringing a new member or someone that would like to learn more about the WAA. This is our last "meeting" until September.

Where: Hugh Macrae Park Paviliion #5
When: Thursday, June 12 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
BYOB and a side dish, dessert or appetizer to share.
Hotdogs, water and sodas provided.

We will have the group painting project with raffle.
Bring the paddle ball, bocce and appetite for fun!!!
 



Missing work has been reported from the Spring Show bins. If you entered the WAA 


Spring Show and submitted bin work, please check through your work to see if you 


may have someone else's images. Two members are missing their work. Thank you!