Monday, September 23, 2013

September 23, 2013


WAA “Letter from the President”
Fall 2013

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”
~ Pablo Picasso
We hope you all had a wonderful summer with your family and friends! It flies by so quickly, and here we all are again – so busy with the bustling art activity of fall in Wilmington!

First of all, a big “WELCOME” to all of our newest members! We are very happy to have you as part of this wonderful organization. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have at elainerogerscooper@gmail.com
<mailto:elainerogerscooper@gmail.com> . I would be happy to hear from you.

Secondly—a sincere “Thank you!” to the 40+ artists who have signed up to participate in our “eARTh Inspired Art Show” that we are hosting in collaboration with the UNCW Office of Cultural Arts. The art is so beautiful—and so diverse. So fascinating to see how 40+ eyes and hearts see the world around us…

Please join us this Friday, September 27th, at 6:00pm at the Hannah Block Community Arts Center (on the corner of 2nd & Orange Sts.) for our Opening Reception, as part of “Fourth Friday.” Between 6-7:00pm, there will be a preview of the new symphony, “Ocean Calling,” by noted pianists Norman Bemelmans and Elizabeth Lopartis of UNCW. Enjoy the art, the music, the refreshments and the wine!!

The Show is now on exhibit and will remain in the Hannah Block Lobby until October 16th.

Reminders

*Please remember “Art in the Arboretum!” It is always a wonderful Show—and the registration deadline is September 27th!! If you have not registered as yet, please download the prospectus and email a jpeg of your three pieces of art to Alice Wilson at a.byrdnest@gmail.com
<mailto:a.byrdnest@gmail.com> as soon as possible!

Also, for those of you who have already registered—please check on the website for opportunities to help with the Show!!


*Please remember “Art for the Masses!” Registration is taking place right now—and the Show is on Saturday, November 23rd. Go to their website with this link:
http://uncw.edu/artforthemasses/ <http://uncw.edu/artforthemasses/>
Their new venue at UNCW was a big hit last year—and I am sure that spaces are filling up quickly. So-o, get busy!

*Please remember our “WAA Holiday Dinner!” Please mark your calendars for:
Wednesday, December 11th. Yes, it IS on a Wednesday this year! Stay tuned for more details…

Finally, please remember that we have asked for two additional volunteers to work with our Publicity Chair, Dorian Hill, and Committee member Jan Johnson. Happily, there are many publicity venues in Wilmington, and we need a little help to make sure that we are ‘connected’ to all those sources. The work is not difficult or onerous—and four members would make very light work of it!! We would so appreciate your assistance…so please don’t hesitate to email Dorian Hill at: publicity1@wilmingtonart.org
<mailto:publicity1@wilmingtonart.org> or me at elainerogerscooper@gmail.com <mailto:elainerogerscooper@gmail.com> .



HAPPY ART-MAKING!


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The Wilmington Art Association is looking for a new “Treasurer” for our WAA Board of Directors.
Diane McCord, who has served
so wonderfully in this position for two years, is stepping down at the end of this year. “Thank you so much, Diane!!”

We are asking WAA members, who have been a member for one year or more, and who have some accounting experience, to please consider stepping into this very important position. All of the groundwork is totally in place—nothing needs to be invented, re-invented, etc.!!

If you might be interested in helping the WAA in this capacity, please contact:

Elaine Cooper –elainerogerscooper@gmail.com
<mailto:%D0elainerogerscooper@gmail.com>
Diane McCord –dmccord@ec.rr.com <mailto:%D0dmccord@ec.rr.com>
Betsy Heckethorn – betsy.heckethorn@gmail.com <mailto:betsy.heckethorn@gmail.com>

Thank you so much for your consideration!

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Mall Window Exhibit

Congratulations to Jennifer Mishoe for the sale of “Peacock” from the mall window!

If you have artwork exhibited in the mall window please be at the window to pick up your artwork at 10:00 on Wednesday, September 25. Thank you!

As a member of the WAA, if you would like to exhibit (2) art pieces in the mall window, on
Wednesday, September 25 until Thursday, November 21, please send an email to anitajacquesart@gmail.com with:

TITLE.   ARTIST NAME.   DIMENSIONS.   MEDIUM.   CONTACT INFO.  PRICE.
 

There is room in the window for approximately 10 artists to exhibit 2 art pieces and is on a first to sign up basis. The art remains on display for 2 months.



The Independence Mall management is providing the WAA (non-profit organization) with window space in an un-rented store -- at no charge. The WAA exhibit is located to the left of the mall entrance into BELK'S Department Store.



Due to not having a way to process sales the WAA does not require a fee or commission to exhibit in the mall window. When a customer is interested in your art piece they will use the information provided on the hang tag and either call or email the artist directly. The artist will then notify Anita Jacques to make the arrangements to retrieve the artwork:


anitajacquesart@gmail.com <mailto:anitajacquesart@gmail.com> or 910-409-4064












Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Sept. 17, 2013


"If you missed the chance to see the paintings that were created at the Latimer House this summer, there is another opportunity.  This Thursday, September 19, there will be a reception at The Dixie Grill, 116 Market Street, Wilmington from 5-6pm.

Twenty two artists painted at the Latimer House this past summer as a fundraiser for the historic home.  The artists had the rare opportunity to paint models dressed in Victorian clothes in the gardens and the elaborately furnished interior of the home.  The collaboration culminated with an August art show at the Latimer House. 

Now the owners of the historic Dixie Grill are hosting the show.  The artwork will be exhibited and for sale at the restaurant until October 15.  The restaurant has been in Wilmington since the early 1900s.

The Latimer House was built in 1852 by local merchant Zebulon Latimer at 126 S 3rd Street.  In 1963 it became a museum.  Tours are offered Monday through Saturday."

Sept. 17, 2013

Call for Artists!! 
2013 Art in the Arboretum Show

For last year’s 2012 Art in the Arboretum show, nearly $17,000 in art sales took place.  So you will want to be sure and register soon as, Friday, September 27 is the deadline for registration.
Things to remember:

  • Show dates: Saturday, October 4th, 10:00-4:00    Sunday, October 5th, 12:00-4:00
  • Pick up unsold art between 4:30-5:30 Sunday, October 5th.
All exhibiting artists are invited free of charge to the Friends of the Arboretum Membership Garden Party, which takes place on Saturday, October 5th from 4:30-7:00. The fee to bring a guest is $15 in advance (purchase at the Arboretum) and $20 at the gate. 

If you have any questions send an email to:  anitajacquesart@gmail.com <mailto:anitajacquesart@gmail.com> or call 910-409-4064

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Mall Window Exhibit


Congratulations to Jennifer Mishoe for the sale of “Peacock” from the mall window!

If you have artwork exhibited in the mall window please be at the window to pick up your artwork at 10:00 on Wednesday, September 25. Thank you!

As a member of the WAA, if you would like to exhibit (2) art pieces in the mall window, on
Wednesday, September 25 until Thursday, November 21, please send an email to anitajacquesart@gmail.com with:

TITLE.   ARTIST NAME.   DIMENSIONS.   MEDIUM.   CONTACT INFO.  PRICE.
 

There is room in the window for approximately 10 artists to exhibit 2 art pieces and is on a first to sign up basis. The art remains on display for 2 months.
The Independence Mall management is providing the WAA (non-profit organization) with window space in an un-rented store -- at no charge. The WAA exhibit is located to the left of the mall entrance into BELK'S Department Store.

Due to not having a way to process sales the WAA does not require a fee or commission to exhibit in the mall window. When a customer is interested in your art piece they will use the information provided on the hang tag and either call or email the artist directly. The artist will then notify Anita Jacques to make the arrangements to retrieve the artwork:
anitajacquesart@gmail.com <mailto:anitajacquesart@gmail.com> or 910-409-4064

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Sept. 10, 2013

REMINDER!

WAA MEMBERS’ MEETING

Thursday, September 12th at the Arboretum

6:30 – Social Hour with refreshments, wine, sodas, etc.
7:00 – Business Meeting

Followed by a presentation of paper-making and paper art by noted artist, Fritzi Huber!

We hope to see you all there—and also have the chance to meet our new members!


Any questions?? Please email Elaine Cooper at: elainerogerscooper@gmail.com

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Call for Artists!!
2013 Art in the Arboretum Show
For last year’s 2012 Art in the Arboretum show, nearly $17,000 in art sales took place.  So you will want to be sure and register soon as, Friday, September 27 is the deadline for registration.
Things to remember:

www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D4EAEA82AA57-artinthe <http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D4EAEA82AA57-artinthe>
  • Show dates: Saturday, October 4th, 10:00-4:00    Sunday, October 5th, 12:00-4:00
  • Pick up unsold art between 4:30-5:30 Sunday, October 5th.
All exhibiting artists are invited free of charge to the Friends of the Arboretum Membership Garden Party, which takes place on Saturday, October 5th from 4:30-7:00. The fee to bring a guest is $15 in advance (purchase at the Arboretum) and $20 at the gate.
If you have any questions send an email to:  anitajacquesart@gmail.com
<mailto:anitajacquesart@gmail.com> or call 910-409-40

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Friday, September 6, 2013

Sept 6, 2013

     
Judy Pawinski will be the featured artist at the Franklin Art Gallery-Southport,NC August 26-Sept 21---Reception will be at the gallery from 5pm to 7pm on September 6th---Judy is a member of the WAA as well as the Artist Association Southport