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


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

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Art in the Arboretum

Please go online and register for Art in the Arboretum.
If you are unable to register online, you may go to the Arboretum and fill out a paper registration.
Registration must be done by August 19!
Questions big or small? Please contact Susan Buteau at
or Elaine Cooper at

Mary E. Smith Show
at Sweet Nectar Florist and Gallery

You are cordially invited to attend the opening reception of floral, landscape, and still life paintings by Mary E. Smith on Friday August 5 from 6 pm to 8 pm at Sweet Nectar Florist and Gallery, 473 Olde Waterford Way, Leland NC, in Waterford Shopping Center on Route 17.
The show will continue through August and September.
Collages by Anne Trombetta will also be shown. I do hope you will stop by Sweet Nectar and enjoy the show.

Thank you so much,

Mary E. Smith

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

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WAG Show and Sale

The Women's Art Guild will have a show and sale at 958 Inspiration Way in Mayfaire  (next to Belk) July 8-10. Hours are Friday and Saturday noon to 8 pm, and Sunday 10 am to 4 pm.

Artist's Choice Show at Art Exposure

July 15 is the deadline to mail in your entry for the Artist's Choice Show in August.
This is an invitational, and any NC artist may enter.
2D and 3D art will be accepted. 2D has a width limitation of 24 inches.
Download the entry form at on the Call for Entries page.
Sandy Nelson will be the juror. 
You may send jpgs of your work to

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

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 Call for Artists                                                     
The Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center is seeking 2D artists for the 2nd Annual ARTfall Juried Art Show and Sale to be held October 13th - 16th, 2016. ARTfall will be one of the events during American Craft Walk Wilmington (formerly the Art Walk), a celebration of visual and performing arts at various locations in downtown Wilmington culminating in the walk on October 15th.
The ARTfall Exhibition will be open to the public 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Thursday – Saturday and Sunday 1:00 – 5:00pm with an artists’ reception Saturday October 15th, 2:00 – 4:00 pm featuring the award presentation at 3:00 pm.
The deadline for applications and online registration is September 30, 2016.
For more info, click here.
Last Reminder for Lifetime Membership Awards

The WAA Board would like to recognize those members who have have given generously of their time and talents through the years to the WAA. If you would like to submit the name of someone who meets these requirements, please contact Kay Billisoly at or Connie Houser at

Recommendations must be in by July 31 in order to be recognized in 2016.   Members will be recogonized at the September 8th meeting. 

The Board has agreed to these requirements.

1. A candidate must be a long-standing member of WAA and age 75 or older.
2. A candidate must have made significant contributions to the growth and development of WAA over an extended period of time, whether as an officer and board member or chair of a critical association committee.
3. A candidate must be an ongoing ambassador promoting WAA in the arts community.
4. Any WAA member in good standing can submit a written recommendation detailing the nominee's accomplishments. The award will be voted upon by the WAA Board of Directors. A limit of two persons per year can be selected.
5. The sole benefit of this award is that the recipient will be considered to be a full-fledged member of the WAA without paying dues for as long as he/she desires. 

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

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Call for Artists!

The Friends of the Arboretum asks artists to partner with them for their biggest fundraiser of the year, Art in the Arboretum, to be held September 30 through October 2, 2016..

Registrations will be accepted until noon on August 19 and may be done online (preferred) or on paper at the Arboretum. However all images of your 2D art must be submitted digitally to be viewed by the art committee prior to August 19.

For any questions about registration of 2D art, you may contact Gary Stephens at or 919-322-8967
For general questions please contact Susan Buteau at or Elaine Cooper at

Artists may also have up to ten pieces of binwork in their own bins.
Please go to the Art in the Arboretum website to register.

Classes at Art Exposure
with Patti Chisholm
**4-week, 3hr per class***
Wednesdays:  5:30-8:30pm
A Materials list will be provided
or you may opt to pay the instructor a fee for supplying materials.

Discover the magic of color through a series of exercises based upon simple objects and still life's. 
Investigate the Color Wheel, primary, secondary, tertiary, analogous, and complimentary color mixing. 
Learn the basic principles of color: Hue, Value, Intensity, Temperature.
There will be weekly assignments to reinforce the weekly learning experience.
This class is for beginners/Advanced beginners.*

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Diverse Works Show Opening

Diverse Works at MC Erny Gallery

Monday, June 20, 2016

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Sue Bark Show

Sign up for October Workshop

What's New at Art Exposure?
Paint by Wine with Karen Crenshaw is Back! 
Fee: 35.00 All materials included
To be announced or call ArtExposure to schedule a session with friends or family!  Days and times are flexible if arranged in advance.

Saturday, June 25th.
with Myra Adams
The class will cover learning about Photoshop tools and understanding layers. To take this class, you must have a laptop with photoshop loaded.  You can go to ADOBE and download a free trial if you don't have the program.
On Saturday, if you wish spend individual time with Myra, she will be available after the class, at 10.00 per hour.

Handbuilding in Clay with Cindy Miles
See dates below

Summer is a great time to play in the "mud" after you have had enough sand between your toes. Summer and early Fall Clay Building classes are available on weekdays and weekends! All materials are supplied! You bring your imagination and willingness to play/explore. It takes about 12+/- hours to complete your one-of-kind work of art! Fees: $150 per session plus a $25 materials fee for clay, firing, glazes, etc., paid to the instructor the first day of class. 

Session 1 and 2: Bird Houses or Fairy Houses
Thursday July 7, Friday July 8, Thursday July 14, and Friday July 15. 1:00 - 5:00 each day 

Session 2 - Saturdays July 16 and 23. 10:30 - 4:00 each day 

Session 3 and 4:  Dog Days- Thursday August 4, Friday August 5, Thursday August 11, and Friday August 12. 1:00 - 5:00 each day 
Session 4 - Saturdays August 13 and 20. 10:30 - 4:00 each day 

Session 5 and 6:  Fall days and Themes- Saturdays September 3 and 10. 10:30 - 4:00 
Session 6 - Thursday September 22, Friday September 23, Thursday September 29, Friday September 30. 10:30 - 2:30 

If you and friends/family would like a one-on-one class and/or special small group event, please feel free to call ArtExposure, 910-803-0302, to talk to the artist/instructor to make other arrangements. Discounts in fees are available if you and a friend(s) sign up for a session together. 

Calling All Women Artists!
If you were waiting to register until we had a location...better register NOW!
'An Homage to the Women of Wilmington' will be at MAYFAIRE July 7-10!
You must register no later than midnight June 22. 
2D artists can bring 3 pieces for hanging, binwork and we also will have a Gift Shop for art cards, jewelry, small handmade items. NOTE: We have increased the number of 3D items from 3 to 5.