Tuesday, December 22, 2015

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From Ann Lees

Happy Holidays to you all!

As Chair of the WAA Education Committee, I do hope that you have enjoyed our 2015 programs and workshops.  The Holiday Dinner was a warm and celebratory event, and we all had a grand social time. 

Planning for 2016 continues, and we have some super speakers lined up for our 2nd-Thursday-of-the-month evening Membership Meetings.   Mark your new calendars now!!  Presenters will include Bonnie Rogers, pastel demo, Susan Baehmann, printmaking, Kelly Starbuck, photography, Charles Robertson, encaustics and Joanne Geisel, demo in oils.   A workshop by Chad Smith will be titled "Plein Air Concepts".  Further details on dates and sign-up will follow after the holidays. 

Meanwhile,  I send you all warmest best wishes for prosperity, good health and inspiration in the New Year.   And get creating for the Spring Show!  
 
Ann Lees, WAA Education Chair
 
 
 
Call to Artists
 
Wilmington Art Association (WAA) solicits the work of artists for its 34th Annual Juried Spring Show and Sale. This show will be open April 8-10, 2016 in Wilmington, NC during the North Carolina Azalea Festival.
 
The juror/judge for this show will be Chad Matthew Smith of Durham, NC. Smith is represented nationally in galleries from New York to Colorado and his work is collected internationally. He has garnered awards at the Finger Lakes Plein Air Show and at the American Impressionist Society's Annual National Juried Exhibition and has conducted numerous workshops.
 
Submissions may be made from 11 January through 29 February 2016.
The show is open to all artists 18 years of age and older and will include original works in painting, pastel, drawing, printmaking, photography, digital imaging, fiber art, mixed media and three-dimensional work. Monetary and merchandise awards will be in excess of $4000.
 
Interested artists are encouraged to visit http://wilmingtonart.org? or call 910-343-4370 for a full Prospectus.
 

Monday, December 14, 2015

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Congratulations!

- Kay Bilisoly's painting of "How'd She Do That?" was chosen to be on the poster for the 2016 Spring Show.


- Elena Wright won 3rd place for original lantern design in the Cameron Art Museum show "Art of Illumination." It was titled "Shine."
 

- These members were winners in the Art Show at the Holiday Dinner.

Categories                                                                           Winners
"This piece would look good in my home."                 Liz Hosier
"This piece is a prize-winner!"                                       John Parker
"This piece shows the most emotion."                         Neal Keller



Monday, December 7, 2015

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Spring Show News

The poster contest winner was selected at the December 2nd committee meeting and will be announced at the WAA Christmas dinner on Thursday. Hope to see you there!
Thanks to all twenty-six artists who entered.

Starting January 11 and going through 5 pm February 29, 2016,  we will be accepting jpeg images of artwork you would like to enter in the show.
Please check the prospectus on the website for all you need to know about this wonderful yearly event sponsored by the WAA.

Monday, November 30, 2015

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Holiday Festivities
 
You and your guest are cordially invited to the 2015
Holiday Dinner and Art Show
at the Blockade Runner Resort, Wrightsville Beach, NC.
Cost per person is $40. 
Deadline for reservations is December 2.
For reservations and details - www.wilmingtonart.org.
 
 
Digital Reproduction Service from John Wilson
 


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Holiday Dinner

Holiday Dinner - WAA MEMBERS

You and your guest are cordially invited to the 2015 Holiday Dinner and Art Show on Thursday, December 10, 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm, at the Blockade Runner Resort, Wrightsville Beach, NC. Cost per person is $40. Deadline for reservations is December 2.
For reservations and details - www.wilmingtonart.org.

Monday, November 23, 2015

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Holiday Dinner

The Holiday Dinner and Art Show will be Thursday December 10, 2015 from 6 - 10:30 pm at the Blockade Runner. 
Reservations must be made by December 2. Payment can be made online.
All the information can be found right here on the WAA website. 


Last Call: Spring Show Poster Art

Artwork will be accepted for consideration for the Spring Show poster until November 28.
Please see all info on WAA website.



Fourth Friday Opening Reception




Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Invitation


Exhibit and Reception at UNCW

There will be an opening reception for the graduating 2015 Studio Arts majors on Thursday November 19 from 5:30 to 7 pm  in the first floor Art Gallery of the Cultural Arts building.

The exhibit will be open until December 12.





Monday, November 16, 2015

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Spring Show 2016

The Wilmington Art Association is pleased to announce the 34th Annual Juried Spring Art Show and Sale on April 8 – 10, 2016. WAA will be accepting both 2-D (fine art and photography) and 3-D artwork. Online entry will begin January 11, 2016. To download the prospectus, click here. 

Reminder: The Spring Show committee will be accepting photos of art to be used on the promotional Spring Show poster. Click here for full information.


Holiday Dinner

Have you made reservations for the December 10 dinner at the Blockade Runner?
Click here for all the information.


Member Directory

Our newly updated members directory can be found after logging in at the upper right hand corner of the WAA website. You can then print the pdf file, if you like.
 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

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Spring Show Poster Art

The Spring Show Committee will be accepting submissions for the Spring Show poster art until November 28.
The winning artwork will be featured on a framed poster to be auctioned off at the show, unframed smaller posters, cards and invitations that will be for sale at the show, and other publicity material.
If interested, click here for all the info.

Betty Brown

WAA member Betty Brown will be showing her work at the following venues.
 
- Small Works Show at Artspace 506 in Myrtle Beach, SC.
The show opens from 6 - 9 pm on November 19 and will be on display through December 19, 2015. Easton Selby of Coastal Carolina University is juror.
Artspace 506 is located at 506 37th Avenue South, North Myrtle Beach, SC.
 
- Summer Rest Art Benefit will be held at 211 Summer Rest Road Friday November 13 from 5 - 8 pm and Saturday November 14 from 1 - 5 pm. The benefit is for Museum School Scholarships .

- The Art Show and Sale on Friday November 20 from 5 - 8 pm and Saturday November 21 from 10 - 5 pm at 314 South Front Street.  


Mark Your Calendars

The annual holiday dinner will be held Thursday December 10 at the
Blockade Runner Hotel at Wrightsville Beach starting at 6 pm with social time.
Cost will be $40 per person and reservations are needed.
Bring a piece of your new artwork to be displayed. We will also be voting for member's choice awards.
Hear more about it at tonight's meeting!

Monday, November 9, 2015

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Meeting This Week

This Thursday, November 12 starting at 6:30 pm, our monthly general meeting will be held in the Arboretum.
We are excited to welcome Justine Ferreri, well known Wilmington clay sculptor, as she gives our program. You can read all about her in last week's post.
We hope to see everyone there!


Erika Lawrence

Erika Lawrence is pleased to announce that she will be the featured artist at the Re-Launch Party of the NEW Crescent Moon Gallery located at 24 N. Front Street on Saturday, November 14  from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Crescent Moon Gallery has a new owner, Buffy Frank, a new look and new artists. Come and celebrate with Erika and view some of her new creations both in 2D and 3D. 


From Kirah Van Sickle, Participating Artist


Monday, November 2, 2015

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General Meeting Thursday November 12, 2015
Program presented by Justine Ferreri
 
The Wilmington Art Association will present the work of Justine Ferreri at its November 12th meeting, which is open to the public. The meeting will be at the New Hanover County Arboretum, 6202 Oleander Drive. A social at 6:30 will be followed by a short business meeting, and the program is from 8 - 9 PM.
 
Justine Ferreri was born in Arumagawa, Japan. She has lived in North Carolina more than half her life and considers herself a true blue North Carolinian who now creates her art and grows her business in Wilmington.
 
As a young woman, Justine studied art, mostly in the performing fields of ballet, modern dance, guitar and musical theater. She says, "Sculpture fell into my lap by accident." Her eyes light up as she tells the story ...
 
"My husband and I were in the hotel and restaurant business, and I was decorating our restaurant in Wilmington named Justine's. As the theme was an Italian festival, I decided to make full scale papier-mâché people eating and sitting in the restaurant. From those first pieces I was offered several commissions, and then a local gallery asked me to exhibit. I evolved later into using polymer clay and finally to my medium now, earthenware. My works really do reflect my life. My feeling for the Japanese culture and my dancing can be seen in many of my works. My jesters and circus pieces come from living in Wildwood, New Jersey and the carnival atmosphere of the boardwalk. My sea creatures come from the fact I've always lived near the water. All of my works whether large or small are a part of me."
 
An avid reader and lover of Sci-Fi, many of Justine's works are based upon things she has read. She draws from her vast knowledge of mythology, legends, and her own series of unpublished short stories. Pulling from her constantly flowing imagination, Justine creates a world in clay that comes to life before your eyes - each sculpture a conversation piece for your home, your office, or as a unique gift for friends, family members or clients.
 
To date, Justine's portfolio of animated creations includes a collection of clay goddesses, wall plaques, prayer angels, "bubble-boys", beach items, mermaid door pulls, and a large collection of original pieces.
 
In addition to her gallery pieces, Justine regularly donates valuable originals to the Wilmington Domestic Violence Shelter and Services, the North Carolina Jazz Festival, Susan G. Komen Foundation fundraisers, First in Families of Southeastern North Carolina, and Cape Fear Literacy Council.
 
 
 
 
 2016 Spring Show Poster Art Contest
For the 34th Annual Juried Spring Art Show & Sale
 
The 2016 Spring Show Committee announces the Poster Art Contest for the 34th Annual Juried Art Show & Sale (Show). The winning artwork will be used to publicize the Show and will be featured on a framed poster to be auctioned off at the Show. The image will also be on posters, smaller posters, cards and invitations that will be for sale during the show.   
Entry requirements
·        Current membership (2015) in the WAA
·        Artwork in any 2-D media and on any non-offensive subject
·        *New Submission Option High quality resolution images of 3-D work. 
·        One piece of artwork per artist
Submission requirements
·        Entry must be emailed to bcarter.art@outlook.com. Your entry should include   artwork in .jpg format as well as artist’s name, address, phone number and email address.
·        Signature on the artwork must be blocked.
·        Submittal of entries opens October 1, 2015
·        Deadline to receive entries is 8pm Eastern Standard Time, Saturday November 28, 2015.
Selection
The Show committee will select the winning artwork on Tuesday December 01, 2015. The winner will be contacted immediately and announced on Thursday December 10, 2015 at the WAA Holiday Banquet.   
Selected Artwork 
 The selected artwork may not be entered into the Show. The artwork will be displayed at the Show and may be offered for sale; however, it is not required to be for sale. If the artwork is sold either prior to or during the Show, the standard 30% commission will be due WAA. A framed poster will be on display and auctioned off at the Show with proceeds to benefit WAA. The artist will be asked to sign posters during the Show reception on Thursday April 7, 2016. All proceeds from poster sales will benefit WAA. 
 
 
Joan McLoughlin
 
 
 
 

Monday, October 26, 2015

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Free Collage Workshop

Wednesday, November 4th
From noon – 2:00 p.m.
At ACES Gallery – 221 No. Front St.
All materials supplied by
Collage Artists of Wilmington (CAW)


People's Choice Awards at Arboretum Show

2D Winners
1st Place - Anita Jacques for Framed by Nature
2nd Place - Sandy Lee for Old Boathouse
3rd Place - Jonathan Haug for Glowing

3D Winners
1st Place - Matthew Leavell for A Dance beneath the Waves
2nd Place - Steve Zawistowski for Show Me the Way
3rd Place - Chris Stidd for Fishing Fred

Congratulations to all!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

WAA Directory

In response to a many requests, the WAA is in the process of producing a hard copy directory.  Please login to the Members Gateway and verify your address and phone #s  before October 31 so that the information printed is up to date.

Members will be notified of the availability of directories mid-November.  

If you have questions pertaining to the directory, send to president@wilmingtonart.org.

Thank you.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Fourth Friday News

David Chappell

WAA member David Chappell is Cape Fear Native's Artist of the Month for November.  
David's photographic images include landscapes, nature, portraits and architecture.  
A Fourth Friday reception is being held Oct. 24 at its 114 Princess Street location.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

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THREE DAY OIL PAINTING WORKSHOP
 with MARK KELVIN HORTON
Bald Head Island, Nov 16, 17,18

This course is designed for oil painters of all levels who want to take their work to the next level. Painting on sites around beautiful Bald Head Island, we will focus on ways to improve as painters by emphasizing composition, design, value, color temperature and learning how to utilize these basic elements to best express and complete a successful painting regardless of its subject matter. There will be explorations of techniques to improve composition to best express what the artist wants to communicate to the viewer. The workshop will focus on how to better “see” nature and subject matter. We will address all aspects of painting including materials, set-up, color mixing, various paint application methods, surfaces and techniques as well as the fundamentals of design and composition. Emphasis will be on helping students discover their own personal style and process in creating their work.

Workshop cost:  $550 
To register, contact All about Art at 910-368-5336

Congratulations to Paint Out Wilmington Winners!

First Place - Jay DeChesere
Second Place - Aaron Johnson
Third Place - Lisa Lightfoot
Honorable Mentions - Chip Hemingway, Quinn Sweeney, Todd Carignan, Aiden Kenny, 
                                 David Norris



Babes in Toyland


A few more artists are still needed to paint the children performing in Babes in Toyland.
For details, please check the previous posts. 

Questions? Gretchen Murden can answer any question you may have about it.
Contact her at:
gmurden@mac.com
910-3954559



AitA WrapUp

A BIG thank you to all the wonderful artists and volunteers who exhibited and helped with Art in the Arboretum 2015. This three day Art Show and Sale, the Arboretum’s most important fund raiser, could not have taken place without your generous help and support.    

Despite the challenging and messy weather and weekend postponement, the exhibit was once again an event we can all be proud of.

For all those who have been questioning how the show went, the final income and numbers are being finalized. We believe the show did well considering all the challenges we faced. We will be sending another e-mail with that information as soon as it is available.

We would also welcome your valuable feedback to help us plan and execute next year’s and future exhibits. Please send them to mwillfont@gmail.com.  We will include and discuss them in our final committee wrap up meeting.

Thanks again for all your help with this years AitA.

Maria Esther Williams, 
WAA Chair and the Arboretum’s Arts Committee 




             


Monday, October 12, 2015

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Two Reminders


CALL FOR ARTISTS

Art Show and Sale - Paint Out Wilmington


The Arts Council of Wilmington & NHC invites artists to Paint Out Wilmington!, our annual juried plein air in Wilmington, NC, October 11-17, 2015. Both painter and subject must be outdoors. The event is open to any artist who uses oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastels, pencil, or pen/ink.

CASH PRIZES - 1st Price $1000, 2nd Price $500, $3rd Price $250.

Artwork will be judged Saturday, October 17 at 10:00 am at Bijou Park on N. Front Street beside the Arts Council. Artwork will be on sale until 2:00 pm.


CALL FOR ARTISTS

Babes in Toyland Art Show
There are still a few opportunities for WAA artists to paint the performers in "Babes in Toyland" that will be presented by the Thalian Association Children's Theater December 3 - 6, 2015 at the Hannah Block Community Arts Center. 
Each participating artist will be assigned a performer to paint.  
The paintings will be created from reference photographs taken by the artists of the performers in their costumes two weeks prior to the event.
The paintings will be on display and for sale during the performances in the lobby of the HBC.
CRITERIA FOR ARTWORK
Mediums: watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastel, collage, charcoal or mixed media (no photography)
Size: Not to exceed 11” x 14” 
Price: Not to exceed $100 (Frames may be priced additionally)
All paintings must be ready to hang, framed or gallery wrapped.  (no sawtooth hangers)
The Community Art Center will receive 20% commission.
TIMELINE
November 1: Deadline for entry          
To enter: email or call Gretchen Murden at
                     gmurden@mac.com
                     910-395-4559
November 14: Photo Shoot at HBC  - 10 am  (time to be confirmed closer to the date)
November 30: Deliver paintings to HBC between 10 am and noon.  
                      Artists will be required to sign a consignment agreement form.
                      Paintings will then be hung for the art show.
December  3-6: “Babes in Toyland” performances
December 7: Pick up unsold artwork from 10 am - noon


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Change in Program for Thursday's Meeting


WAA Program Change, Thursday, October 8th 2015 

"Performance Painting"

Demonstration by Cammeron Batanides

Our meeting will take place at St. Paul's Episcopal Church on 16th Street at 6.30pm this Thursday.  We find that our previously advertised presenter is unfortunately experiencing flooding around the NE Cape Fear River area adjacent to her home.

We are most fortunate to welcome Cammeron Batanides, who is an instructor at CFCC and at the Cameron Museum.  Using rich, vibrant colors to bring the art of music to life on canvas, Batanides' style will make you want to dance, sing, and lose yourself in the rhythm of the moment.  A native of Charlotte currently living in Wilmington, she is an international fine artist and children's book author/illustrator.  Predominantly working with acrylics, watercolor and charcoal, her works have been featured across the United States and Jamaica.  Cammeron will speak to us about her work in performance painting, and demonstrate interpreting music in painting.

Do come to mingle with your fellow WAA artists and to watch this dynamic, interesting and different demo. 

See you on Thursday,
Ann Lees
WAA Education Chair

Monday, October 5, 2015

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October Membership Meeting 
THURSDAY October 10th

PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR WAA MEETING WILL BE HELD AT ST. PAUL'S CHURCH THIS THURSDAY AT 6.30 pm.  St. Paul's Episcopal Church is located  at the junction of 16th and Market Streets.  Parking is around the back of the church off Princess.  Our program is a pastel demonstration  by Cameron Art Museum instructor, Bonnie Rogers.  
Let's hope the weather will cooperate and we will have another fine meeting!!

Ann Lees
WAA Education Chair



Volunteers Needed for Paint Out Wilmington!

The Arts Council of Wilmington & NHC is hosting Paint Out Wilmington!  in downtown Wilmington, NC, October 11-17, 2015.  Both painter and subject must be outdoors. The event is open to any artist who uses oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastels, pencil, or pen/ink.  For complete information and registration form, go to www.wilmingtonart.org.

The Wilmington Art Association is supporting this event in a number of ways.  One is with assistance with registration on Sunday, October 11 and Monday, October 12 as well as with the Art Show and Sales on Saturday, October 17.  Members who are not participating in the Paint Out are invited to sign up to help.  Time slots are in two-hour increments.  Below are available dates and times.  Please email or call Liz Hosier – elizhosier@gmail.comor 910 620-0955 - if you can help.  We will also have signup sheets at the General Meeting on October 8.  The meeting this month is at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 6:30 at 16th N. 16 Street on the corner of Market St. and 16 N. Street. For more information go to www.wilmingtonart.org 

Sunday, October 11
9:00 am – 11:00 am
11:00am – 1:00 pm
1:00pm – 3:00 pm
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Monday, October 12
9:00 am – 11:00 am
11:00am – 1:00 pm
1:00pm – 3:00 pm
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Saturday, October 17
9:00 am – 11:00 am
11:00am – 1:00 pm
1:00pm – 3:00 pm
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Register for Paint Out Wilmington!











Art in the Arboretum is THIS Weekend

Hopefully the weather will allow Art in the Arboretum to go on as planned for this weekend, Friday October 9 through Sunday October 11. 
Opens at ten a.m. daily. 


Call for Artists

Hillsborough Gallery of Arts will be presenting Resolutions 2016 in January.
Call For Artists: September 15, 2015 - October 26, 2015 
Entry Deadline: October 26, 2015
Complete info here or http://onlinejuriedshows.com/Default.aspx?OJSID=5499



  Babes in Toyland  Art Show
There are still a few opportunities for WAA artists to paint the performers in "Babes in Toyland" that will be presented by the Thalian Association Children's Theater December 3 - 6, 2015 at the Hannah Block Community Arts Center. 
Each participating artist will be assigned a performer to paint.  The paintings will be created from reference photographs taken by the artists of the performers in  their costumes two weeks prior to the event.
The paintings will be on display and for sale during the performances in the lobby of the HBC.
CRITERIA FOR ARTWORK
Mediums:  watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastel, collage, charcoal or mixed media (no photography)
Size:  Not to exceed 11” x 14” 
Price:  Not to exceed $100 (Frames may be priced additionally)
All paintings must be ready to hang, framed or gallery wrapped.  (no sawtooth hangers)
The Community Art Center will receive 20% commission.
TIMELINE
November 1:  Deadline for entry          
To enter:  email or call Gretchen Murden at
                     gmurden@mac.com
                     910-395-4559
November 14:   Photo Shoot at HBC  - 10 am  (time to be confirmed closer to the date)
November 30:  Deliver paintings to HBC between 10 am and noon.  
                            Artists will be required to sign a consignment agreement form.
                            Paintings will then be hung for the art show.
December  3-6:  “Babes in Toyland” performances
December 7:  Pick up unsold artwork from 10 am - noon

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Art in the Arboretum Postponed a Week


Due to the weather forecast, Art in the Arboretum will not be held this week.
It will now be held October 9 - 11.
Here's hoping the weather will be beautiful then.

Monday, September 28, 2015

eblast September 29, 2015


Congratulations to Silver Arts State Winners! 

Karen Wiles won First Place in Photography for "Elegance of Creation."

Jay DeChesere won First Place in Watercolors for "Thai Wedding Parade" AND third place in Pastels for "Keffer Oak."

Way to go!

Attention!
Paint Out Wilmington! Oct 11 - 17 
Registration open now

The Arts Council of Wilmington and NHC invites artists to Paint Out Wilmington! our annual juried plein air in Wilmington October 11-17, 2015. Both painter and subject must be outdoors. The event is open to any artist who uses oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastels, pencil, or pen/ink.

Sponsored by the  Arts Council of Wilmington & NHC in association with the Wilmington Art Association, Paint Out Wilmington! 2015 will feature adult and youth divisions.

CASH PRIZES! 1st Price $1000, 2nd Price $500, 3rd Price $250, $100 People's Choice, 5 Honorable mentions

For prospectus/registration form - www.wilmingtonart.org.

Print out, fill out and mail in - or - fill out and bring to registration on October 11.


Arboretum Show is this weekend

Friday through Sunday 10 am to 4 pm. 
Beautiful art inside and outside in the gardens.
Several People's Choice awards will be given.
Come and vote and enjoy!



Wednesday, September 23, 2015

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Port City Java




The Wilmington Art Association Proudly Presents
A Special Three Day Workshop
To Be Held from Tuesday October 27 to Thursday October 29

Painting Still Life, Landscapes, and the Human head in Watercolor

From Tuesday October 27 to Thursday October 29, well known Wilmington artist Betty Brown will teach a three day workshop at the New Hanover County Arboretum 
from 9 am to 4 pm. 
It is aimed to help master the art of painting landscapes, still life, and the human head.
Students will need a minimal background of painting in this medium.
Sign up at http://wilmington-art.org/index.php?c=learning.



Betty Brown

Betty Brown’s work will open in an exhibition, “Color on Color,” at Southeastern Community College in Whiteville, on October 8. The opening reception is from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. 
The work that is to be featured are abstracts in oils on panel with some collage.





Lori Joy Peterson

Lori Joy Peterson will be Cape Fear Native’s featured artist for Fourth Friday Sept. 25, 2015.
The opening reception will be between 6-9 pm. 
Her artwork is loose, free, and colorful and reflects her love of plein air.


Monday, September 21, 2015

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CALL FOR ARTISTS 
 2016 Poster Art Contest
For the 34th Annual Juried Spring Art Show & Sale

The 2016 Spring Show Committee announces the Poster Art Contest for the 34th Annual Juried Art Show & Sale (Show). The winning artwork will be used to publicize the Show and will be featured on a framed poster to be auctioned off at the Show. The image will also be on posters, smaller posters, cards and invitations that will be for sale during the show.   
Entry requirements
·        Current membership (2015) in the WAA
·        Artwork in any 2-D media and on any non-offensive subject
·        *New Submission Option High quality resolution images of 3-D work. 
·        One piece of artwork per artist
Submission requirements
·        Entry must be emailed to bcarter.art@outlook.com. Your entry should include   artwork in .jpg format as well as artist’s name, address, phone number and email address.
·        Signature on the artwork must be blocked.
·        Submittal of entries opens October 1, 2015
·        Deadline to receive entries is 8pm Eastern Standard Time, Saturday November 28, 2015.
Selection
The Show committee will select the winning artwork on Tuesday December 01, 2015. The winner will be contacted immediately and announced on Thursday December 10, 2015 at the WAA Holiday Banquet.   
Selected Artwork 
 The selected artwork may not be entered into the Show. The artwork will be displayed at the Show and may be offered for sale; however, it is not required to be for sale. If the artwork is sold either prior to or during the Show, the standard 30% commission will be due WAA. A framed poster will be on display and auctioned off at the Show with proceeds to benefit WAA. The artist will be asked to sign posters during the Show reception on Thursday April 7, 2016. All proceeds from poster sales will benefit WAA. 


PASTEL DEMONSTRATION for Next Meeting

Our next General Membership Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 8th, 2015.  We will meet as usual at 6.30pm.  The meeting will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church at 16 North 16th Street - that is at the junction of Market and 16th Streets. Parking is around the back of the church off Princess. PLEASE NOTE THIS CHANGE OF VENUE!

Our speaker will be Bonnie Rogers who teaches pastel figure drawing at the Cameron Museum School. Bonnie will give a demonstration of her beautiful pastel work and will demo a live figure painting in pastel. She is excited to share her passion with like-minded artists. Bonnie has a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Arts from UNC-Wilmington. She worked  as a graphic designer and is an award-winning artist and teacher in pastel and oils.  
Her work is figurative, and she also enjoys landscape painting en plein air.  

Let your friends know - and remind them of the venue change. This change is just for October's meeting. The meeting in November will be at NHC Arboretum, when we will welcome Justine Ferreri, well-known Wilmington clay artist.

Ann Lees
WAA Education Chair