Monday, August 29, 2016

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Southeastern Community College Art Show

The WAA Board is exhibiting in Southeastern Community College's Wyche Gallery in Whiteville August 22 - September 16. The reception is Thursday, September 1 at 5:00. Please join us!
The address:
4564 Chadbourn Hwy, Whiteville NC, 28472

Coming up: Clay Guild Show and Sale in November

Monday, August 22, 2016

August 23, 2016

Art in the Arboretum

Thank you to everyone who entered!
Click on the link to see the list of accepted artists.
Now on with the show!

Volunteers for Art in the Arboretum

During the show, eight to ten artists at a time are needed to assist visitors. All sales will be handled by Arboretum workers, but we are the ones who talk art to the potential customers and answer questions.

We know that many of you would like to see the schedule, and we would like that, too. Unfortunately only picture type files (jpgs) can be added to this blogging platform, so the spreadsheet won't be available until the September general meeting. If you would like it emailed to you, we can do that.

However here is the info:
The show is from 10 - 4 Friday Sept 30, Sat Oct 1, and Sunday Oct 2.
Since we need to bring the bins out in the morning and back inside when the show closes, we are asking for help from 9:30 to 4:30. You can sign up for two to three hours at a time during any of those days. Some members have signed up, but no hours are close to full.
It is still early, so you can decide what works best for you. Or you may want to ask when you are most needed.
Then email Elaine Cooper at or Susan Buteau at to get plugged in.
Thank you!

Oak Island Art Guild Arts and Crafts Festival

The 27th Annual Oak Island Art Guild Arts & Crafts Festival will be held Saturday, September 3, 2016, 9 am to 4 pm at SE 46th St & Dolphin Drive in Oak Island. There will be more than 100 artists and vendors of handmade crafts as well as festival food. There is plenty of parking and no admission fee. Profits support the Art Guild’s philanthropic activities. For additional information go to or call 910 398-5555. Rain date will be Sunday, September 4, 9 am to 4 pm.

Kudos to Betty Brown

Betty Brown’s full sheet painting of “Pelican Inn” has been juried into 39th Annual South Carolina Watermedia Society Exhibit, by juror Marc Taro Holmes from Montreal, Canada. The event will be held October 8– November 27, 2016, at the Myrtle Beach  Art Museum, 3100 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.

Workshop Reminder

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

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Capturing the Moment with Michael Chesley Johnson

We are fortunate to have one of America's top plein air painters, Michael Chesley Johnson, here for a pastel and oil workshop Tuesday October 2 - Thursday October 4, 2016 at Hannah Block Community Art Center.
Cost to WAA members is $350. Cost to non-members is $385.
Please go to the Wilmington Art Association website for more information and to register.

Opening of Sheffield Art Studio and Gallery

Sheffield Art Studio and Gallery at 802-A N. 4th St  Wilmington 28401 will be having a ribbon cutting and grand opening on Thursday Sept 15 at 4:30 (4:30-7 pm).  Mayor Bill Saffo will officiate at the 4:30 ribbon cutting. I am inviting all members and spouses or their guest of WAA to attend and celebrate the opening with me.

Arboretum Show

Thank you to the members who have volunteered to help during the show, but we still need more.
Please contact Elaine Cooper at or Susan Buteau at to give us your preferences.
We will be accepting registration for artists until August 19th. Only a few more days!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

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Change in Meeting Time

Starting in September, the general meetings that are held on the second Thursday of the month will now begin at 6 pm with social time, and then the meeting and program will follow. It should be over by 8:30 pm. The Board hopes that this will be more convenient and will work well for everyone.

Betty Brown Workshop

BETTY BROWN has space for 3 more students in her afternoon classes in watercolor or oil, taught in her studio. The classes are small enough to work with varying levels in either medium. Please let her know if you want to sign up for a 10-week session. She will begin on Sept. 12, on the Monday after Labor Day weekend. She will have to skip October 24 due to a previous commitment. The class will finish on November 21, the Monday before Thanksgiving. Tuition is $320 for the 10 lessons. Classes are held in her studio at 1917 Fenwick Place (near the Mall). The classes will begin at 1:00 PM until 3:30 PM. She will send out directions to the studio and materials lists after filling the class. If you have question, you can call Betty at 763-9459 (home/studio) or 540-8096 (mobile). You can email her at You can read about Betty and see her work on her web site
Arboretum Show
Registration will end August 19.
We will need members to greet the visitors during the show, September 30 - October 2.
Please contact Susan Buteau at or Elaine Cooper at to reserve your time!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

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Invitation for Thursday
Arboretum Show
To be held September 30, October 1 and 2.
Have you submitted your art?



Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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Regional Grants

The Regional Artist Grants project cycle for 2016-2017 individual applications is now open to applicants in this area.

The application is due by September 9, 2016 and is available at
Or contact

It is suggested you attend a workshop for information.
Workshop dates:
Tuesday August 16 5:30 to 7 pm at NHC Public Library, 201 Chestnut Street
Tuesday August 23 5:30- 7 pm at Leland Cultural Arts Center.

Arboretum Show

Have you registered yet?
Don't forget that registrations ends August 19.
If you are having trouble with online registration, you have the option of going to the Arboretum to fill out paperwork and pay.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Peggy Vineyard

Peggy Vineyard Art Show at PinPoint Restaurant

Reception is Thursday July 21 6-8 pm. Exhibit runs July 20 - September 19.

Monday, July 18, 2016

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Art in the Arboretum
The Wilmington Art Association partners each year with the New Hanover County Arboretum in the Art in the Arboretum show being held this year September 30 – October 2, 2016. Artist registration is open and operates just as it did last year with the MySaleManager (MSM) website. The registration fee is still done through PayPal, but we have the added ability for members of the Wilmington Art Association to pay $25 versus the $35 for non-members. The PayPal button on the MSM website has both fees. Choose the appropriate one.
If you were a registered artist on the MSM website last year, you login using your consignor number and your password (usually the last four digits of your phone number). If you’ve forgotten either, you can click on ‘Forgot your Consignor Number or Password?’ and enter your email address.
Here are the registration and prospectus links for quick access:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Larry Sackett at 301.518.3166 or email at
You may also contact Susan Buteau at or Elaine Cooper at with questions.
MICHAEL CHESLEY JOHNSON: coming to Wilmington in October!
WAA is delighted to welcome a very exciting and nationally-known workshop leader.  This will be a truly unique experience for both pastel and oil painters.  Michael's ability to talk about the act of painting in easy-to-understand terms has made him an extremely popular teacher.  He also writes for premier art journals, and his work is seen regularly in national publications.  He has written several books and makes instruction videos.

His workshops usually take place in Sedona, Arizona, and in Campobello Island, New Brunswick.  We are very fortunate to have him come here to North Carolina.  It's an honor and a treat for WAA!  Look at our flyer for further information and secure your place now!!  This workshop is sure to be a sell-out!  And will make a terrific birthday or anniversary present for YOU.
The workshop will be held October 4-6 at the Hannah Block Center. It is $350 for WAA members.
Please go to the WAA website to register.
For more info, email Ann Lees at