Tuesday, October 14, 2014

WAA Eblast October 14, 2014


WAA MEMBERS’ MEETING , Thursday, October 16, at the Arboretum

  6:30 - Social
  7:00 - Business Meeting  - Voting for WAA Board of Director's 2015 Officers

            Co-Presidents:  Gale Smith and Liz Hosier
            Vice President:  Chris Bloom
            Treasurer:  Gail Guthrie
            Secretary:  Priscilla Judy

   (Term of office:  Jan 2015-Jan 2016)

  8:00-9:00PM  PROGRAM:  
OPA signature member and award winning painter, Dan Beck will share his work,
 process and his take on starting a painting. www.danbeckart.com <http://www.danbeckart.com> <http://www.danbeckart.com <http://www.danbeckart.com/> >


WILMINGTON ART ASSOCIATION/CAMERON FALL BUS TRIP

DATE:  Tuesday, November 11th 2014
TIME:  7am at Hanover Center, Oleander Drive – behind SteinMart
COST:  $57 (not including lunch)
TO SEE:   Small Treasures: Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals & their Contemporaries. (66 works) at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, and  Juan Miro: The Experience of Seeing. (50 works) and  Robert Rauschenberg:  Collecting & Connecting. (34 works) at Duke’s Nasher Museum of Art.
Itinerary:
Depart 7 – 7.15am
Arrive North Carolina Museum of Art 10am.  Optional Free Tour at 10.30.  The exhibit features wonderfully descriptive wall panels for each grouping of paintings.   Audio self tour $3 (not included in trip fee).
Depart NCMA  11.45am. Lunch at  Olde Raleigh Shopping Center  (multiple options or bag lunch)
Arrive Nasher  2pm.    Free tours at 2.30 for both the Miro and Rauschenberg exhibits.  Audio tour available $3.
Depart Nasher  4pm.
Arrive Wilmington, Hanover Center  7pm.
Reserve online at www.wilmingtonart.org  by October 27th.   You may also pay by check made out to Wilmington Art Association, and mailed to Ann Lees, 624 Woodland Forest Court, Wilmington, NC 28403.
The trip is open to non-members as well.


Ann Lees,   WAA Education Committee


Happenings at the Bellamy Mansion

For the month of October, the Bellamy Mansion is sponsoring an Emerging Artist
Show and Sale, along with children's programs on the 4th and 18th, and
presentations by phenomenal local speakers.  The presentations are from
6:30-7:30/8:00 pm at the mansion, donations are appreciated, and the last two
speakers for the series are our own Gordon Webb on Thursday evening, October
23rd, and Hattie Schmidt on Thursday evening, October 30th.  Although the
second speaker this Thursday evening, October 16th, conflicts with the
Wilmington Art Association meeting the same night, the speaker will be
Wilmington's own clay sculptor, Justine Ferreri.


Call for Artists
The 33th Annual Juried Spring Art Show & Sale - Poster Art Contest

The 2015 Spring Show Committee announces the Poster Art Contest for the 33st Annual Juried Art Show & Sale (Show).  The winning artwork will be featured on:  a framed poster to be auctioned off at the Show; posters available for sale at the Show; smaller posters, cards, and invitations; and other publicity material for the Show.   
Entry requirements
·       Current membership (2014) 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 bcarter.art@outlook.com.  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, 2014
·       Deadline to receive entries is midnight, Saturday, November 29, 2014.
Selection
The Show committee will select the winning artwork on Monday, December 01, 2014.   The winner will be contacted immediately and announced on Thursday, December 11, 2014 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  9, 2015.   All proceeds from poster sales will benefit WAA. 







Tuesday, October 7, 2014

WAA Eblast October 7, 2014


WILMINGTON ART ASSOCIATION/CAMERON FALL BUS TRIP
DATE:  Tuesday, November 11th 2014
TIME:  7am at Hanover Center, Oleander Drive – behind SteinMart
COST:  $57 (not including lunch)
TO SEE:   Small Treasures: Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals & their Contemporaries. (66 works) at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, and  Juan Miro: The Experience of Seeing. (50 works) and  Robert Rauschenberg:  Collecting & Connecting. (34 works) at Duke’s Nasher Museum of Art.
Itinerary:
Depart 7 – 7.15am
Arrive North Carolina Museum of Art 10am.  Optional Free Tour at 10.30.  The exhibit features wonderfully descriptive wall panels for each grouping of paintings.   Audio self tour $3 (not included in trip fee).
Depart NCMA  11.45am. Lunch at  Olde Raleigh Shopping Center  (multiple options or bag lunch)
Arrive Nasher  2pm.    Free tours at 2.30 for both the Miro and Rauschenberg exhibits.  Audio tour available $3.
Depart Nasher  4pm.
Arrive Wilmington, Hanover Center  7pm.
Reserve online at www.wilmingtonart.org  by October 27th.

Ann Lees,   WAA Education Committee





                  Mark your calendars for the next member meeting, Thursday, October 16 as we welcome OPA signature member and award winning painter, Dan Beck to share his work, process and his take on starting a painting.www.danbeckart.com <http://www.danbeckart.com


            Registration is open for Liz Hosier's fabulous three day workshop coming up in January - Exploring painting with Oil and Cold Wax.                  www.wilmingtonart.org <http://www.wilmingtonart.org> , click the learning link.


Call for Artists
The 33th Annual Juried Spring Art Show & Sale - Poster Art Contest
The 2015 Spring Show Committee announces the Poster Art Contest for the 33st Annual Juried Art Show & Sale (Show).  The winning artwork will be featured on:  a framed poster to be auctioned off at the Show; posters available for sale at the Show; smaller posters, cards, and invitations; and other publicity material for the Show.   
Entry requirements
·       Current membership (2014) 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 bcarter.art@outlook.com.  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, 2014
·       Deadline to receive entries is midnight, Saturday, November 29, 2014.
Selection
The Show committee will select the winning artwork on Monday, December 01, 2014.   The winner will be contacted immediately and announced on Thursday, December 11, 2014 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  9, 2015.   All proceeds from poster sales will benefit WAA. 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

WAA Oct 2, 2014

Call for Artists
The 33th Annual Juried Spring Art Show & Sale - Poster Art Contest
The 2015 Spring Show Committee announces the Poster Art Contest for the 33st Annual Juried Art Show & Sale (Show).  The winning artwork will be featured on:  a framed poster to be auctioned off at the Show; posters available for sale at the Show; smaller posters, cards, and invitations; and other publicity material for the Show.   
Entry requirements
·       Current membership (2014) 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 bcarter.art@outlook.com.  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, 2014
·       Deadline to receive entries is midnight, Saturday, November 29, 2014.
Selection
The Show committee will select the winning artwork on Monday, December 01, 2014.   The winner will be contacted immediately and announced on Thursday, December 11, 2014 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  9, 2015.   All proceeds from poster sales will benefit WAA. 





Tuesday, September 30, 2014

WAA September 30, 2014

Mark your calendars for the next member meeting, Thursday, October 16 as we welcome OPA signature member and award winning painter, Dan Beck to share his work, process and his take on starting a painting. www.danbeckart.com <http://www.danbeckart.com>

Registration is open for Liz Hosier's fabulous three day workshop coming up in January - Exploring painting with Oil and Cold Wax. www.wilmingtonart.org <http://www.wilmingtonart.org> , click the learning link.


From Education chair, Kirah Van Sickle...make sure you check out the Q&A with Brad Carter as follow-up to our last meeting program on the WAA blog. www.wilmingtonart.org <http://www.wilmingtonart.org>  - click the eblast/blog link on the right side of the home page.

Her are some more suggestions and insights to managing your art life...
13 strategies for Busy Artists
(Courtesy of Aletta de Wal and Artist Career Training)
Take a look at these simple strategies and decide if you could use any in your life:

  1. Set aside personal time to pay attention to body, mind and spirit before the workday starts.
  2. Schedule art business time and family time for best use vs. convenience.
  3. Assign administrative, business, marketing, workshops/ prep, and studio time to different days of the week.
  4. Do a weekly or monthly round up of administrative tasks.
  5. Streamline work processes.
  6. Interrupt the day with a variety of roles vs. one big task chain.
  7. Intersperse errands and exercise with business appointments outside of the studio.
  8. Delegate routine replicable art tasks to free up creative time.
  9. Hire help for major events.
  10. Focus on strategy and coordination.
  11. Choose only the best marketing channels online and in ‘real world.’
  12. Keep notes on people, plans and results in a journal.
  13. Take time off.

WAA Bus Trip to Raleigh/Durham

Here's a terrific opportunity to join a tour of two museums with outstanding exhibits!  On Tuesday, November 11th, Wilmington Art Association, in conjunction with Cameron Art Museum, is organizing a tour to both the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh and the Nasher Museum at
Duke University in Durham.  At NCMA we will have a tour of their Small Treasures show, featuring 66 paintings by the world's greatest Dutch and Flemish painters, including Anthony van Dyck, Adriaen Brouwer, David Teniers, Franz Hals, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Jan Steen and many others.

 At the Nasher, there are two special exhibitions. First, there's a show of more than 50 works by artist Joan Miro.  Nasher is the only site on the East Coast for this exhibit by the Barcelona-born artist. The exhibit titled "Miro: The Experience of Seeing" covers the final 20 years of the artist's career.  It includes 27 sculptures, 18 paintings and six drawings, some of them six feet tall.

Also at the Nasher, there is a Rauschenberg show:  "Rauschenberg: Collecting and Connecting".  The exhibition offers a fresh look at 34 of Rauschenberg's works spanning six decades of his career, art that he reserved in his own collection.

As we are planning to do all this in one day by bus, the time of departure will be early in the day, probably 6.15 am, returning at 6pm.  Lunch will be on your own.  Restaurants at NCMA are closed as it is Veteran's Day.  We shall be taking a side trip at lunchtime to a nearby plaza with options to suit everybody - or brown bag it!

You will soon be able to sign up and prepay on our website.  We'll let you all know when it is open for this.  Meanwhile, keep the preliminary date open!!  Tuesday, November 11th is the projected date.  This is an exciting opportunity to see 'in the flesh'  contrasting and world-class exhibits!  I anticipate that the cost will be around $50 per person.  That includes entry and tours at two museums, the bus, wine, water and snacks on the bus trip, but does not include lunch.                                                              Ann Lees




Monday, September 22, 2014

WAA September 22, 2014

Attention artists:

Please consider signing up to volunteer to help with the Art in the Arboretum show by going to the following link: 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0d4eaea82aa57-artinthe.
Help is still needed with: 
Setting up the art panels (Monday, September 29th ). 
Receiving in the artwork (Tuesday September 30th). 
Hanging of the artwork (Wednesday, October 1st). 
Greeters (Fri., Sat., & Sun., October 3rd, 4th, and 5th).
If you have any questions email Anita Jacques: anitajacquesart@gmail.com Call: 910.409.4064

Thank you to those who have already so generously volunteered their time to help with this fabulous show



Liz Hosier's Workshop:


Registration is now open at 







Call for ArtistsThe 33th Annual Juried Spring Art Show & Sale - Poster Art Contest

The 2015 Spring Show Committee announces the Poster Art Contest for the 33st Annual Juried Art Show & Sale (Show).  The winning artwork will be featured on:  a framed poster to be auctioned off at the Show; posters available for sale at the Show; smaller posters, cards, and invitations; and other publicity material for the Show.   
Entry requirements
·       Current membership (2014) 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 bcarter.art@outlook.com.  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, 2014
·       Deadline to receive entries is midnight, Saturday, November 29, 2014.
Selection
The Show committee will select the winning artwork on Monday, December 01, 2014.   The winner will be contacted immediately and announced on Thursday, December 11, 2014 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  9, 2015.   All proceeds from poster sales will benefit WAA. 









Tuesday, September 16, 2014

WAA September 16, 2014

Volunteer Opportunity for Artists:

Hello,
I am a high school Art Teacher at Wallace Rose-Hill in Duplin County, although I know that my school a small trip away, I was wondering if there where any Artists in your Association that would like to come and talk to my classes. I currently teacher a Ceramics course and I am introducing Watercolor to my advanced students. In the spring I will be teaching Into to Art and a Photo class. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you,
Shannon Gehen 

sgehen@duplinschools.net 

Visit us on the web at www. <http://www.ncpublicschools.org/>
duplinschools.net


This is a great way for members to participate in outreach and support the education programs of the region. Contact Shannon if interested.  



Liz Hosier's Workshop:

Registration is now open at http://wilmingtonart.org/index.php?c=learning 


Register Soon for Art in the Arboretum


Attention Artists  

Only a few more days to register for the Art in the Arboretum Show. Friday, September 19th is the cutoff date. You can find the Prospectus, application and the ability to sign up to volunteer to help with the show at www.wilmingtonart.org <http://www.wilmingtonart.org> .

If you have any questions email Anita Jacques at: anitajacquesart@gmail.com <mailto:anitajacquesart@gmail.com>   Call: 910.343.4370 


Brad Carter Demos at WAA's First Fall Meeting of the Year!




Q&A with Brad Carter - Part II of Thursday's Meeting Program

When Education Coordinator, Kirah Van Sickle, invited Brad to present his abstract acrylic skin technique to the membership, they discussed how he could share some insights on his marketing plan and use of social media. Thanks to Brad for a fantastic demo! Our apologies that the meeting went longer than expected. The following is a Q&A between Kirah and Brad:

K: One of the most important aspects of marketing art is to have a body of work ready to show and sell. What kind of studio schedule do you have?
B: I paint about 6 out of 7 days a week.

K: How many paintings do you complete in a week/month?
B: I usualy complete about 2-3 paintings a week. Also will complete about 6 books (wrapped sketchbooks) a week.

K: How do you discipline yourself to get into the studio?
B: I have to do it. Period! Even when I was working full time I made myself paint every night after my kids went to bed. It's practice, experience, and investigation.

K: What social media sites do you use and how often with each?
B: I am on social media daily. I post on Facebook and twitter everyday.

K: Do you recommend a good website builder for artists? How often do you update your website?
B: I've used Go Daddy in the past but currently use Weebly and find it's must better and professional looking. I update my website about once a week with new work or show updates.

K: If there was one social media venue to choose, what would you recommend to a fellow artist?
B: A Professional Facebook page. Please separate your art from your family post. Using Facebook is probably the easiest but I would put twitter right behind it.

K: Any general marketing advice you'd give emerging artists or anyone looking to grow sales and visibility?
B: It's a constant battle to get your voice heard. Don't be afraid to post...People's Facebook & Twitter feeds fill up so fast, a lot of times your work is never seen. Don't be afraid to do multiple posts at a time. Ever see the exact same commercial run back to back or go to a commercial break and have the same commercial open the break and then close the break? These are all strategic advertising plans, not mistakes. Be confident in yourself and put a face to the work. Knock on doors and talk to people. Emails are easily ignored.

K: Anything else to add?
B: When posting your work, don't always do the perfect cropped picture for your social media. Take different angles, show the details, let the viewers see the work as you see it on your table.
Also, don't always post just your art. Share other things on your page that are art-related that you feel give definition to who you are as an artist.

K: Bottom line, artists need to take charge of their marketing plan. Just because you build it, doesn't mean the buyers will flock. You have to show that you have a unique and consistent art voice.
B: Indeed!!

K: I will add, one of the best aspects about Facebook or any social media site, is the ability to share and support your artist-colleagues. It's building an online support network and community.

In addition to Brad's suggestions, Alyson Stanfield, from www.artbizcoach.com, has 6 additional strategies for increasing your art sales:

1. Show off your personality! Let buyers see what makes you and your art unique. Your website, Facebook page and twitter feed should show that special aspect that makes you you.

2. Use more and bigger images! We are artists, show off the work, post daily. Take the time to get good images of your work.

3. Claim Credit! When you post your art on social media, include your name and ©, title, medium, size and price/purchase info. Always!!!

4. Exhibit! Exhibit! Exhibit! There are lots of opportunities to exhibit in our community, juried shows, paint outs, restaurants, salons, etc. You can't sell if people can't see it. Propose an exhibit, solo or group to the Arts Council gallery space, WHQR, your neighborhood florist shop, dentist.

5. Get on the radar of your dream galleries! Create postcard campaigns (moo.com or vistaprint.com), schedule physical meeting with gallery owners, have a consistent body of work and online presence - all will get you noticed. Always make sure your style and process is in line with the mission of the gallery. Do your homework!!

6. Make it easy for others to sell your art! Be clear to yourself, your family and friends what exactly it is you sell (paintings, portraits, workshops, etc). Ask for help, to pass the word, share on their Facebook/Twitter/Instagram accounts. Reward those that help and ask how you can return the favor.


Call for Artists
The 33th Annual Juried Spring Art Show & Sale - Poster Art Contest

The 2015 Spring Show Committee announces the Poster Art Contest for the 33st Annual Juried Art Show & Sale (Show).  The winning artwork will be featured on:  a framed poster to be auctioned off at the Show; posters available for sale at the Show; smaller posters, cards, and invitations; and other publicity material for the Show.   
Entry requirements
·       Current membership (2014) 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 bcarter.art@outlook.com.  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, 2014
·       Deadline to receive entries is midnight, Saturday, November 29, 2014.
Selection
The Show committee will select the winning artwork on Monday, December 01, 2014.   The winner will be contacted immediately and announced on Thursday, December 11, 2014 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  9, 2015.   All proceeds from poster sales will benefit WAA.