Friday, August 29, 2014

WAA August 29, 2014 - Jean Ulshoefer memorial

At 10:00 am on Wednesday, September 10th, a memorial tree planting will be
held at the Cameron Art Museum to honor a recently deceased WAA member, Jean
Ulshoefer.  Jean was also a steadfast volunteer at the museum.  Everyone is

The location at the museum will be "Paul's Place" which is near the pond and
whirligig along 17th Street.  Parking is available along Museum Drive or in
the upper parking lot.  The lower lot is for staff parking.  If parking in
the upper lot, walk down the stairs toward the lower lot to get to the
"Paul's Place" area.  A staff member will be outside to assist with parking
and to direct attendees.  This gathering is very informal with no official
program, but the museum will serve coffee and tea in the cafe following the


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

August 27, 2014 Update/WAA Members' Meeting


Refreshments:  6:30PM
Business Meeting: 7:00PM
Program:  8:00PM-9:00PM

Our September meeting will feature abstract artis
t Bradley Carter.  He will share his
knowledge about promoting art using social media and entering local exhibitions.

Hope to se a big turn-out!!!!!!!!!!

Gretchen Murden
WAA President

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

WAA Call to Plein Air Artists August 26, 2014


Plein Air Rack Card-page-001

Wilmington Plein Air to “Make” History

To commemorate the City of Wilmington’s 275thanniversary, artists from all over North Carolina will meet in Wilmington for one week in September for a citywide plein air event.
Easels will dot our historic cityscape as artists create original artwork of Wilmington’s historic landscape and buildings.
Plein Air (open air) paintings are executed outdoors.  Both painter and subject must be outdoors, and photographs are not used.  The event is open to any artist who uses oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastels, pencil, or pen/ink.
The paint out will be held from September 21-26, 2014 within Wilmington city limits.  The artwork will be available for purchase in an open air gallery during the 275th commemorative program, September 27, 10-2 p.m. in and around the Coast Guard parking lot on Water St. in downtown Wilmington.  Thalian Hall Ballroom will serve as the rain location.
The entry fee for the juried competition is $27.50.  There is no fee for non-juried participation.

Cash prizes will be awarded to: Best of Show – $1000; Second Place – $500; and Third Place – $250.
John Beerman is a painter whose work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. He attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and earned a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Beerman has received numerous awards and fellowships including the Pollack-Krasner Foundation Award and the Yaddo Artist Colony Fellowship. His work is represented in many museums including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. He has completed several public commissions including a mural in the Craftsteak restaurant at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas and recently an eighty-five foot mural in the I.M. Pei designed Milstein Family Heart Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.  John Beerman lives in Hillsborough, North Carolina.

WAA August 26, 2014

Attention Artists:   

The Cutoff date to register for the Art in the Arboretum Show is September 19th. You can find the Prospectus, application and the ability to sign up to volunteer to help with the show at <> .

If you have any questions email Anita Jacques at  910.343.4370 

Wilmington Art Association Member "Karen Wiles" has sold her "Tranquility" artwork image to a Spa Company in the wine region of San Francisco.  It was featured in a full page ad in the July 2014 issue of Marin Magazine...

Wilmington Art Association member "KAREN WILES" wins "BEST in CATEGORY DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY" in the 2014 LANDFALL
FOUNDATION ART EXHIBITION for "WHEN A WOMAN DREAMS" on August 20th, 2014. This is Wiles' 3rd juried art award for this artwork this year...On display through this weekend at the Exhibit in Landfall's Dye center and is open to the public free of charge.

State of the Art/Art of the State 
Sept. 19 from 12:00 p.m. to Sept. 20 at 12:00 p.m. 

24 Hours, 614 Artists from Across North Carolina in 2011
State of the Art/Art of the State
Returns to the Cameron Art Museum
Friday, September 19, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.
A Call to Artists in North Carolina, You are Invited to Participate. No Jurors, No Fees

Wilmington, NC- You are invited to participate in the Cameron Art Museum's State of the Art/Art of the State if you are an artist 18 or older, living in NC or native to NC (more details below). This state-wide, premier event "happening" starts Friday, September 19, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. until Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. Additional curators for the 2014 State of the Art/Art of the State include, Peter Eleey: Curator at MoMA P.S.1., New York, New York. Laura Hoptman: Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, New York, Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson: Nancy and Bob Magoon CEO and Director, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado and Nora Burnett Abrams, Associate Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. Exhibition opening will be held on September 20, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Cameron Art Museum. The exhibition will be on view from September 20, 2014 through February 12, 2015. Details and additional information can be found at: To see the State of the Art/Art of the State from 2011:
This exhibition is sponsored in part by the City of Wilmington, Thomas S. Kenan, III Foundation and an Anonymous Donor.

Organized by the Cameron Art Museum, this exhibition focuses on contemporary art by artists currently living in, or native to, the state of North Carolina. Artists are invited to bring a single work of art to be installed in the museum, delivering the work within a 24-hour period (between 12:00 p.m. Friday, September 19 and 12:00 p.m. Saturday, September 20, 2014). During this timeframe, a nationally renowned curator will be present to greet each artist. All participating curators will attend the exhibition opening on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 6:00-9:00 pm. The design of this project provides any participating artist equal opportunity to meet a significant curator working in the field of contemporary art today and have their work seen by all visiting curators.

Upon arrival at the museum, artists must complete an exhibition entry form including contact and credit information. All work must be original. Paintings, mixed mediums, ceramics, sculpture, multimedia, original hand-made prints, photography and drawings are all examples of acceptable forms. There are some limitations and exclusions. Refer to the State of the Art/Art of the State web site, for complete details and the exhibition entry form. Space in the exhibition is not guaranteed and is on a first come, first serve basis.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

WAA August 19, 2014

Jean Ulshoefer

Many of you may have seen the obituary for Jean Ulshoefer
in the Star-News Aug 5.  Jean was a longtime, active member
in WAA.  She passed away in Wilmington surrounded by her family.
It was her wish to have a tree planted  in her honor at the Cameron Art Museum. 

She had most recently been a volunteer at the Cameron Art Museum gift shop.

If you would like to contribute to this memorial for Jean please contact
the Cameron Museum.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Joanne Geisel will be teaching the following courses this fall.  

Painting from Life

Tuesdays, October 14 –November 18, 1:00-3:30pm. 6 weeks. $150.
Location: Hannah Block Community Center, 120 S. 2nd St, Wilmington
To register, contact me at or 910-371-6160

Course description: In this course you will explore the materials, styles and techniques of oil painting using the still life and photos references as the subject.  Each week I will focus on a concept such as color, values, composition, creating depth in the picture plane and techniques such as brushwork, underpainting, palette knife. I will provide weekly painting demonstrations and give lots of group and individual instruction.

Painting Landscapes

Wednesdays, November 6 – December 18, 12:30 -3:30pm. 6 weeks. $180
Location: Cameron Art Museum, 3201 S. 17th St, Wilmington
To register, contact Amanda Rhodes at or 910-395-5999x1008

Course description: Values, color and composition are the dynamic elements that make our paintings stand out.  This course will emphasize these elements in the design and development of landscape paintings. In this course, we will also develop a better understanding of the various elements of nature in order to better represent them on canvas and to provide greater confidence in experimentation.  Each week the instructor will give a demonstration of the concepts and provide group and individual instruction. Students will work from their own photos.

One day Workshop on Values

Sunday, October 19, 10:00am – 1:00pm, $60 CAM members, $70 non members
Location: Cameron Art Museum, 3201 S. 17th St, Wilmington
To register, contact Amanda Rhodes at or 910-395-5999x1008

In his workshop, we will focus and explore the concept of “values” (darks and lights) as a compositional tool and in its relationship to color.  We will analyze of master artists’ works and how they utilized values in order to create more organized, dynamic paintings. I will lead you through drawing and painting exercises, provide demonstrations and group and individual instruction to further reinforce the concepts. Students may use any painting medium. I will provide demonstrations in oil.

Call to Artists from Art Exposure for their 'Recycle, Repurpose, Reuse and Upcycle' show...

The McErny Gallery at WHQR Presents...

The Cameron Museum School is Hosting an Upcoming Painting Intensive with Tatyana Kulida

Donna Moore, head of the school, imagines that Tatyana's painting technique to be a style that WAA members might have an interest in. Please share in any manner you wish. 

Attached are both a poster for her 30-hour class through the Museum School (starts Sept 2nd) and a poster for her Fourth Friday show Opening at the downtown Arts Council this month. She also has a “One Teacher Show” up now in Studio 1.

Just in case anyone asks, a student can register now, paying class tuition only and pay the model fee when class starts. One model per 2 students.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

WAA August 12, 2014

Please be sure to join us for our first fall Wilmington Art Association members' meeting. It will be held Thursday, September 11th at the New Hanover County 
Arboretum 6206 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC. New and old members are invited to attend the social gathering at 6pm to be followed by the general meeting from 6:30-9pm. 


September 19th is the deadline to register for the Art in the Arboretum Show. This show historically is a very successful sales event for participants in all media. Extensive publicity coverage is being provided by the Arboretum. This year marks the Arboretum’s 25th Anniversary. Exhibiting artists are invited to attend the Garden Party and Silent Auction Saturday evening, October 4th.   This three-day event is presented by the Friends of the Arboretum and the New Hanover County Cooperative Extension in conjunction with the Wilmington Art Association on the grounds of the Arboretum.

If you have any questions contact Anita Jacques:

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

WAA August 5, 2014

Dear WAA Members,

Our VP, Betsy Heckethorn, will be unable to continue in her office
for the remainder of the year. She is being treated for pancreatic cancer.  

Her courage is indomitable and your thoughts and prayers can only
help in her recovery.

Gretchen Murden

THE RICHESON75 INTERNATIONAL Figure/Portrait Competition & Exhibition
Dear Artist-

from Jack Richeson School of Art and Gallery!

Now is the time to get your entries in for the 2014 Richeson75 International FIGURE/PORTRAIT Competition and Exhibition.  This year is a very special year for this competition, Founder and CEO Jack Richeson has increased the
GRAND PRIZE award to $10,000 cash!  That’s right $10,000 cash, plus multiple other awards for each category.

For additional information please check out our Facebook page, or if you are ready to enter, click the link below to go directly to our submission form or for the rules and regulations for the competition.  Entries will be accepted until
August 18th, 2014, so get yours in now.

Submission form:  <>
Competition Rules:

For the art instructors among us, the Leland Cultural Arts Center is now taking proposals for teaching and preferred caterer applications. Drawing, Painting, Clay, Dance, Culinary Arts, Photography, etc for youth and adults are encouraged. Deadline is August 31. For more information

Have you heard about the Gelli Arts craze? Kirah is leading a one-day workshop this Saturday, 10 - 4pm at the Museum School at Cameron Art Museum - Gelli Printing Unleashed!!! There are a few spots left. <>

The gelli plate is a versatile, fun and easy way to create mono prints without a press. Kirah will have a variety of plates and cover great techniques for making prints for mixed media, collage, art projects, journals, cards, tags - the options are endless. Acrylic paint will be your ink, stencil, stamping and masking will also be covered. Contact Kirah at or 910-233-7507 if interested. (photo attached)