Tuesday, January 28, 2014

January 28, 2014

Thank you so much for offering to ask the Wilmington Art Association to send out an email blast regarding possible donations for Coastal Animal Rescue Effort’s Third Annual Benefit and Silent Auction. 

As we discussed, I’m volunteering for Coastal Animal Rescue Effort (CARE) which is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization set up by Atlantic Animal Hospital across from Mayfaire.  The organization is designed to provide care to homeless animals in medical need (with specialists, surgeries, medicines, etc.) and to help them find homes once they are healthy.  They are the only animal rescue around that is specific to those pets that need medical attention, something most other rescues do not have the facilities to provide. CARE’s ultimate goal is to build a non-profit no-kill veterinarian run animal shelter here in Wilmington.  I’ve attached some information. 

CARE is having its Third Annual Benefit, The Pets Rock Event, on Friday, March 21nd where there will be a silent auction, live music, food etc… and we were hoping some local artists might consider donating art for the silent auction.  We expect to have a great turnout so there will definitely be good exposure for the artists. We are happy to include a bio, or any information the artists send, next to the artwork and all donors will be recognized on CARE’s website based on donation value. 

CARE is truly a wonderful cause and the proceeds raised from these donations will help provide care, shelter, and finally a home for animals in need.  We thank the artists for considering becoming part of our benefit.

Thanks so much,

Susan Agnoff, Volunteer On Behalf Of CARE

2014 WAA Spring Show Upload Assistance

The WAA will assist you with the upload process.  This include help with resizing and uploading the images and help to complete the entry process.  To schedule a time, go to http://wilmingtonart.org/index.php?c=ss_guidelines_2014 and click on Uploading Assistance.  Assistance will take place in the Lobby of North Branch of the NH Library.  Below is a list of dates and times Assistance is available.  If you have questions, contact Liz Hosier - elizhosier@gmail.com.

Only signup for one time slot!

2/5/2014     Wednesday   2:00 - 4:00
2/10/2014   Monday         10:00 - 12:00
2/11/2014   Tuesday         12:00 - 2:00
2/18/2014   Tuesday         10:00 - 12:00
2/19/2014   Wednesday   2:00 - 4:00
2/21/14        Friday             2:00 - 4:00
2/24/2014   Monday          12:00 - 2:00
2/26/2014   Wednesday   10:00 - 12:00
2/27/2014   Thursday       2:00 - 4:00

For 2014, all WAA General Meetings will be held at the New Hanover County Arboretum 6206 Oleander Drive,  Wilmington, NC, unless otherwise indicated.  A social with refreshments will begin at 6:30 PM, followed by the business meeting at 7:00 PM and the program from 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM.  

Meeting dates with exceptions:

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Tursday, February 13, 2014

Thursday, March 13, 2014

April – no meeting due to the 32rd Annual Juried Art Show and Sale – April 11 – 13, 2014 at the Hannah Block Community Arts Center

Thursday May 15, 2014

Thursday June 12, 2014  - Picnic at Hugh McRae Park 

Thursday September 11, 2014

Thursday October 16, 2014

Thursday November 13, 2014

Thursday December 11, 2014 - Holiday Dinner

Artists’ Studio & Supplies Clear Out Event
Many members are taking advantage of the cold weather to clean up their studios and are finding treasures they can no longer use.  For February’s program WAA will be hosting a White Elephant-type event to help distribute this hidden wealth.  This event is open to all WAA members and guests and will take place just after the regular WAA monthly business meeting on February 13.  No commissions, no fees.....

Gently used art supplies can be free or have a reasonable price clearly marked on each one.  No charges; cash or check only.  Each participant must provide an inventory for the use of the sales table and should use a code so that items are easily tracked for payment to the participating artist. (KBili – 1, KBili – 2, etc.) at the conclusion of the event.   Two people will be needed to man a check-out area; contact Kay Bilisoly kzart@bellsouth.net if you would like to do this.

This is not an artwork sale.  If you haven’t already started your “what do I do with this pile” what are you waiting for?  Here’s your chance to get rid of it.  Bring supplies only—such as
·  frames
·  papers
·  paints
·  supplies (brushes, palettes)
·  drawing materials
·  collage ephemera
·  jewelry supplies,
·  books/magazines
·  FREE stuff!

Fritz Kapraun
(http://sites.google.com/site/architecturalportraits/ and Sandra Iafrate of Ashburn, VA (www.sandraiafrate.com <http://www.sandraiafrate.com> ) will co-teach a painting workshop at La Romita in Umbria, Italy, June 20-30, 2014 (http://www.laromita.org/artworkshops-in-Italy/fritzkapraun-2/).  Fritz specializes in watercolor and architectural compositions. Sandy specializes in acrylic/oil florals. Artists of all skill levels are welcome. It's not too late to sign up before airfares increase. Tuition = $2,800 for the 10-day workshop EXCLUDING airfare. For details, phone Fritz 910-392-9309. 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

January 19, 2014

Exhibit and Sale at The Art Factory, 721 Surry Street, Wilmington, NC
The inaugural show of the Collage Artists of Wilmington (CAW)                   
“CAW Takes Flight”
February 28, 2014 Fourth Friday reception and opening: 4th Friday gallery walk, February 28, 2014 from 6 to 9 pm at The Art Factory, 721 Surry Street. Cash bar by The Art factory and complimentary refreshments underwritten by CAW.
Artists may showcase 1-5 pieces each. 1 is guaranteed to be hung; the rest will be hung space permitting with the goal to hang all. In addition, bin work is accepted for up to 5 pieces; bin works must be in a plastic sleeve, foam core and mat suggested.
Show criteria: fee is non-refundable; all work must be original in concept, execution and composition. CAW reserves the right to reject any work.
Deadline for submission of entry form is January 31, 2014: an entry form accompanied with a check for $10.00 made out to Ruth Brune and sent to 3909 W. Durant Ct., Wilmington, NC 28412.
Sales: all work must be for sale. The Art Factory will retain a 40% commission on all sales. Payment for all work sold will be mailed April 15, 2014.
Exhibition readiness: all work must be ready for presentation in a gallery setting. Framed work to be hung must have secure picture wire on the back with screw eyes (no saw tooth hangers, no exceptions). Fragile work should be framed and under glass or Plexiglas.  Each work labeled on the back with the title, price and artist’s name.  Bin work: must have plastic sleeve, foam core and mat suggested. No work may be withdrawn before the end of the exhibit. Every precaution will be taken during the installation, however, The Art Factory and CAW will not be responsible for loss or damage. Payment of entry fee assumes that artist agrees with these terms and conditions.
Delivery: Artists may deliver their work to The Art Factory, 721 Surry Street on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 from 9 am to noon. No late art accepted unless other arrangements have been made with Elizabeth Singletary at eysingletary@gmail.com
<mailto:eysingletary@gmail.com> .
Pickuo: the exhibition closes at 9 am on Monday, March 24, 2014. Artists will pick  up work at The Art Factory between 9 am and noon on that day unless arrangements have been made with Elizabeth Singletary at eysingletary@gmail.com
<mailto:eysingletary@gmail.com> . CAW will not be responsible for work not picked up by April 1, 2014.

CAW Entry Form: CAW Takes Flight, February 28, 2014
Name _______________________________________________________
Mailing Address _______________________________________________
Email Address _________________________________________________
Phone Number ___________________ Cell Number __________________

Please give us your best estimate of the number of pieces you will be submitting on February 25, 2014:
Work to be Hung______________ Bin Work ______________
Your inclusion in the show is not confirmed until the entry form and $10 fee have been received. Checks are to be made payable to Ruth Brune and sent to 3909 W. Durant Ct., Wilmington, NC 28412. Payment of entry fee assumes that the artist agrees with the terms and condition of the prospectus.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Tuesday, January, 15

36th Annual Artists’ Week Workshop
Sea View Inn, Pawleys Island, South Carolina, Friday April 25 – Friday, May 2, 2014, Instructor:  Betty Brown
It’s time to put the Artists’ Week Workshop at Sea View Inn on your calendar. The annual workshop continues with its 36th year of combining great painting locations with gorgeous spring weather. The charming shabby chic inn with three meals a day of low country cooking adds to the ambience for a most enjoyable workshop. Artists’ Week began in 1978. Betty Brown first studied there and became instructor for Artists’ Week in 2002, turning another page in the history of art at Sea View Inn.
Betty takes the artists to a new location each day. She has scouted out delightful spots for plein air painting. These include area plantations, Brookgreen Gardens, and historic cottages on the island. The week is informal and relaxed. Students are encouraged to do as much or as little as they desire. You can work on your own, or avail yourself of her instruction that focuses on the principles of design, color, and “learning to see.” Her teaching is geared toward helping individual painters find a positive attitude and direction in their unique approaches. Betty discourages a competitive atmosphere and provides encouragement for the students’ goals toward excellence. All levels are welcome as long as you feel comfortable. Beginners might want to get some painting done before coming. The groups are small enough to get individual attention. Betty will work or demonstrate in watercolor, but she is capable of helping in the media of your choice. The group winds down looking at and discussing each day’s paintings. Evenings can be spent watching videos or slides of other artists’ work. We reserve a time for painting the wait staff/models.  
ABOUT THE ARTIST:  Betty Brown began her professional career in 1975, and has studied under many nationally recognized teachers. She holds degrees from Queens University in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington where she graduated with Honors in Art. She is a member of several professional organizations and is a Program Grant recipient. Her painting trips to Europe and across the United States provide a focus on the landscape, even though the figure 

has long been a captivating challenge. Betty is also interested in Book Art and writing. She has extensive teaching experience in museum classes, workshops at John C. Campbell Folk School, regional workshops and with private students. Her work has been exhibited nationally and is found in the permanent collection of the Cameron Art Museum as well as corporate and private collections. Current work can be seen at New Elements Gallery in Wilmington, NC.

414 Myrtle Avenue                                                              
Pawleys Island, SC 29585
Phone:  843-237-4253
Web site:  www.seaviewinn.com                    Betty Brown Web site:  http://bettybrownartist.com/

Costs and enrollment information
The costs listed below include 7 days' room, instruction, and three delicious meals per day. Also included are models' fees, where applicable. The rates do not include taxes, gratuities, or entry fees for pay-to-enter parks and attractions.
Ocean Side/cottage rooms
$1,900 Double (if both occupants are artists)
$1,600 Double (if only one of the 2 occupants is an artist)
$1,210 Single
Ocean front rooms (highly recommended!)
$2,210 Double (if both occupants are artists)
$1,910 Double (if only one of the 2 occupants is an artist)
$1,390 Single

To ensure a place in this workshop, please send a deposit of $250 per artist (or $150 per non-painting spouse/friend) as soon as possible. Make your check payable to Sea View Inn and mail to Sea View Inn, 414 Myrtle Ave., Pawleys Island, SC 29585. Please state your preference for the type of room you would like and, where applicable, with whom you will share the room. If you have been before and require a specific room please let the Sea View Inn know as soon as you can.  There is a good chance of getting it. If you have questions about the Inn/accommodations please call the Sea View Inn at (843) 237-4253. If you would like to discuss anything about the art side of the workshop, please email Betty Brown at bbbstudio@ec.rr.com.

On receipt of your deposit you will receive confirmation and further details on the workshop. Our regular cancellation policy is in effect.

Monday, January 13, 2014

January 13, 2014

General Meeting - January 16 at 6:30  
@NHC Arboretum

Ben Billingsley will discuss his Summer 2013 residency at the Pedvale Open-Air Museum in Sabile, Latvia where he created an outdoor temporary earthwork installation featuring woodblock prints on paper pasted onto wooden logs.  Ben will show photos and videos of the installation process and discuss examples from the body of work that led to the Pedvale installation (including his participation in the Big Print Block Party). Check out the following: 

Call for Artists – Online entry opens January 13, 2014

The Wilmington Art Association is pleased to announce the 32nd Annual Juried Spring Art Show and Sale on April 11 – 13, 2014. This year,  WAA will be accepting both 2-D (fine art and photography) and 3-D artwork. Online entry will begin Monday, January 13, 2014.  For Show details and prospectus – www.wilmingtonart.org <http://www.wilmingtonart.org/


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

January 8, 2014

The January meeting of the Wilmington Art Association will be held Thursday, January 16th at the Arboretum. Social time begins at 6:30, the meeting will start at 7:00pm. This month's speaker is Ben Billingsley, a local painter and printmaker.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

January 7, 2014

 Fine Arts League of Cary - 2014 CALL FOR ARTISTs 

 The 2014  Fine Arts League of Cary Annual Juried Art Exhibition
 will be held from March 26 through April 20 at the Page-Walker
 Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary, NC.  The
 three top awards total $2250. The juror for this exhibition is Dr.  Beth Mulvaney, professor of Art, Art Historian, and Department Head, Meredith College, Raleigh, North Carolina. The Entry Deadline is Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. Here's full show details. <https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.phpID=1677&sortby=fair_name&apply=yes>

 This year's entries will be processed through the CAFE Call for Artists system <https://www.callforentry.org/index.php>  which requires artists to register
 with CAFE by creating a "Profile" and uploading the work that they wish to enter. Full instructions are here <https://www.callforentry.org/faq.phtml> .

 This message is being sent to art organizations, media, educators, etc. in hopes that they will provide additional CALL FOR ARTISTS publicity. Many thanks for any help that you are able to provide.

 The Wilmington Art Association is pleased to announce the 32nd Annual Juried Spring Art Show and Sale on April 11 – 13, 2014.   This year,  WAA will be accepting both 2-D (fine art and photography) and 3-D artwork. Online entry will begin Monday, January 13, 2014.For Show details and prospectus – www.wilmingtonart.org <http://www.wilmingtonart.org/> . 

Thursday, January 2, 2014

January 2, 2014

Happy New Year Artists!

Hope one of your New Year's resolutions is to continue or become more active in WAA.  We're so fortunate to have the majority of the Board Of Directors and the committee chairpersons continue.  And, a big thank you to Elaine for helping me get started.  Also, thanks to Sue Bark for her WAA blogs---she's going to keep us informed on all the exciting events for 2014. If you haven't signed up for the WAA blog yet, please refer to the webpage and follow the directions near the bottom of the home page:

WAA Moves to Blog for E-News!

Wilmington Art Association is updating its communication methods with a new blog! Please consider joining our weekly posts to receive current information about our organization and upcoming art shows. It's as simple as signing up at waaeblast.blogspot.com.

I'm looking forward to beginning the new year with you at our January 16th meeting!

May 2014 be a wonderful, creative year!!





Classes are kept small so that all levels can be accommodated. Contact Betty at 763-9459 or bbbstudio@ec.rr.com  to reserve your place or for questions. Material lists are available upon registration. Don’t wait. Only a few places left.