Monday, September 19, 2016

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Save the dates! 
As always WAA programs are at the NHC Arboretum, unless otherwise noted, on the second Thursday of the month.  Social time begins at 6pm.
13th October 2016:  Our WAA Committee Fair was a great success last year.  So again, next month, in place of a seated program, we shall have the opportunity to recognize what the different arms of WAA work at, what the many committees do to provide outreach, shows, publicity, communications, hospitality, workshops and programs.  You will be able to see where your talents will truly fit in and meet like-minded members who would love to have you join in.  Come and get to know our terrific members, new and old.
10th November 2016:  We are delighted to welcome metal sculptor, Dumay Gorham, as our November presenter.  Many of you will be familiar with Dumay's fabulous sculptures, gates and installations around town and in UNCW.  He is the creator of the serpent/dragon in the Arboretum lily pond!  He will tell us about his fantastical creatures and other metal fabrications of his imaginative mind, and will bring some smaller metal pieces which we can handle, admire and buy!
8th December 2016:  Our Holiday Party will be at Cape Fear Country Club this year.  We shall have a delicious dinner and a show of our work there in CFCC's beautifully decorated and festive rooms.  More details to follow nearer the time.  Plan to attend - it is always a lot of fun.
Ann Lees
WAA Education Chair
Correction to last week's post:
Art in the Forest Fine Art Exhibition will be held Saturday October 1, 2016 from 10 am - 4 pm,
not October 2.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

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Jo Ann Tomaselli Photography Show and Reception

Art in the Forest

Art in the Forest will have its Fine Art Exhibition on October 2 from 10 AM to 4 PM in the Leland Room of the Brunswick Forest Wellness and Fitness Center, 2701 Brunswick Forest Parkway in Leland. Twenty-six artists will be participating, and there will be live music and a free raffle of local businesses every half hour. Please come!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

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Carolina Arts Magazine Online

Some of you may have received the link to the September issue of this magazine in your email.
If not you can read it here. There is a lot to enjoy in its 76 pages! 916/916carolinaarts-sp.pdf  or 916/916carolinaarts-dp.pdf

Last Chance

Registration for the Michael Chesley Johnson Workshop will be closing soon.
Please email to sign up to study under this well known art teacher.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

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Meeting on Thursday

Our summer break is over.
This Thursday, September 8, we restart out general meetings.
It begins at 6 pm (new time!) with wine and socializing.
After our business meeting, Charles Robertson will show and tell about the exciting medium of encaustic painting.
Come and enjoy!

Call to Artists

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

eblast August 18, 2016

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!