Monday, February 23, 2015

eblast February 24, 2015


APRIL 20-22, 2015
Artists' Week
Betty Brown will be leading an art retreat/workshop at the Sea View Inn at Pawleys Island, SC from April 25 through May 1, 2015.
Click here for full information.

Monday, February 16, 2015

eblast February 17, 2015

Call for Artists

The Thalian Association Children 's Theater will be presenting the long-running Broadway show CATS at the Hannah Block Arts Center (HBAC) May 14 - 17, 2015.
On April 25, members in good standing of the WAA are invited to come photograph the children in costume to use as reference photos for finished works of art that will be exhibited and offered for sale during the running of the show. If you are interested in participating, please note the following information.

May be in any medium

Must be ready to hang
Must be reasonably priced
HBAC will receive 20% commission
Artists must sign a consignment release form when work is delivered
The Thalian Association will include publicity for WAA in their news releases and program for CATS

April 1 - Deadline to enter -
April 25 - Accepted artists will come to HBAC to take reference photos.
May 8 - Artists to mail up to five entries to Gretchen Murden.
              Include name, title, medium, size, price.
May 11 - Deliver paintings to HBAC
May 13-17 - Art Show and Sale in the lobby of HBAC
May 18 - Pick up unsold paintings

Any questions? Contact Gretchen Murden @  
Nagasaki to Normandy:
Seven Global Decades of Images of War and Peace, Peoples and Cultures 
Wilbur Jones, retired Navy Captain, former assistant to President Ford, author, historian and world traveler, Wilmington native and member of WAA, will be exhibiting seven decades of photography at the Hannah Block Arts Center from February 25, 2015 through March 26, 2015. The exhibit will open with a reception from 4 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 25 in the USO/Community Arts Center, featuring beer, wine, hors d’oeuvres, and music by Duke Ladd.
See Wilbur Jones for more info
Call for photographers
Coastal Review Online, a nonprofit news service covering the North Carolina coast, wants your best shots to tell the story of our coast and capture its character, whether wildlife, landscapes or environmental issues, or portraits of our people. You can submit one photo a week for as long as you like. Visit our submission guidelines page to learn more about the prizes and contest details. Cash prizes range from $50 to $450.
For questions, email Tess at or connect on facebook or twitter: #CROphoto 
Classes for Teens and Adults at ArtExposure
Introduction to Collage with Mary Ann
Saturday February 21st Intermediate
Saturday March 21st:  Advanced
10:30am - 1:30pm
Fee: $45
A $5 supply fee will be collected at the beginning of class.
There are three classes offered in collage.  The first class will show you how to create your own hand-painted papers.  An Intermediate class will continue the theme on February 21st and an Advanced class on March 21st.
Chalk Paint 101 with Denis Lemay
Saturday February 28
Fee: $35
Supply fee:  Each participant will receive a one quart can of paint and wax for a cost of $60 that will be paid to the instructor on the day of the class.
This is not blackboard paint. Chalk paint is a wonder paint developed in England. It can be used over any surface WITH NO SANDING OR PRIMING. Loved by Shabby Chic furniture painters, it can be distressed and then waxed to give a smooth and professional look.
Bring a small item you would like to refinish. Frames, small shelves or step stools work well. (Something that can be completed in this 2 hour class.) Chalk paint will work on wood or metals. Please also bring a one to two inch brush, a couple of soft rags, one fine sanding block, and a sheet of fine shading paper.
Watercolor Techniques Studio with Mary Ann Rozear
Tuesdays 10am-Noon
This is a continuing class.
Fee: $175 for 6 weeks ($29 per week)
Want to try it first? A per day fee of $35. Join in at any time but preregistration is required. 
Mary Ann will show you the basics of creating watercolor washes: wet on wet, wet on dry and dry on wet, along with blending colors and controlling the process. This class is available for walk-ins who would like to try a class or have the instructor help with a project in progress.
For more info go to ArtExposure.
Reminders of Upcoming Shows



Monday, February 9, 2015

February 10, 2015 eblast

Spring Show Info
Our annual Spring Art Show, an important part of Wilmington's Azalea Festival, is right around the corner!

The deadline for submission is midnight March 2, 2015.
However, since we will not be able to pay the entry fee and submit images of our artwork at the same time, it is recommended that, if you intend to enter the show, the entry fee be paid now, even if you have not decided what you will be entering. After you have received confirmation of your payment, you may then send images of your art. But do not wait until the last minute as there may be problems loading.
For the prospectus and more info, please go to the WAA website.

Budding and Blooming Call for Artists

Randy McNamara's painting Metamorph was selected by Mr. Herb Jackson for the 2015 NC Artists Exhibition at the Betty McCain Gallery in Raleigh.
The show will run from March 1 to April 23.


Interested in Figure Drawing?
Artist and art teacher Deborah Bondurant is looking for people who are interested in participating in a new class that will be held at the Hannah Block Center. It will probably be on a Wednesday night and will be $7 for two hours. If interested, call Deborah at 919-7918002 or email her at

 Dan Beck Workshop
Dan Beck, juror for the Spring Art Show, will be having a three day Figurative Impressionism workshop Monday April 20 through Wednesday April 22 at his Castle Street studio. Classes will run from 9 AM to 4 PM. Space is still available. Cost for members is $400, non-members is $450, plus a $25 model fee. For more information, please go to the WAA website. 
 Our regular meeting will be this Thursday.

Looks like a good one!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

News of the Day

Next Meeting
The program for our upcoming February 12th membership meeting will be presented by metal artist, Michael van Hout.  Michael is well-known for his metalwork and animal sculptures, exhibiting widely including at UNCW and at Cameron Art Museum.  He has recently added the human form with an emphasis on portrait heads and seated figures to his subject matter.  His forms are presented in wire, sheet metal, papier mache, relief prints and wooden sticks.  Michael will share with us his witty, original work and describe his technique through a power point presentation.

As usual the meeting will take place at the New Hanover County Arboretum at 6.30pm, with a business meeting followed by the program.  We look forward to seeing lots of members there. 

Ann Lees
Education Chair
NOTE: Artists Studio & Supplies Sales Event This Saturday!
Oops...Not "Art Sale" as in previous post.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Member Art Sale on Saturday from 10-2 at the Arboretum
Spring Show Call for Artists!


Orange Street ArtsFest Call for Artists
             The Thalian Association is seeking artists for the 20th Anniversary Orange Street ArtsFest, Memorial Day weekend, Saturday May 23rd from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday May 24th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The celebrated street fair is held on Orange Street next to the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center, with some exhibitors inside the building. The popular juried show is the largest arts festival in downtown Wilmington and will feature over 60 artists with $550.00 in prize money.

             Applicants must submit a color photo of original work in acrylic, oils, watercolor, sculpture, drawing, graphics, wearable arts, leather jewelry, clay, glass, fiber, metal work or mixed media. Photographically or commercially reproduced work is also acceptable in limited editions, signed and numbered by the artist. For information about booth rental, deadlines and application process please visit or email Samantha Herrick, Community Arts Center Director at

Painting in Spain with Kirah along the beautiful Costa Brava
If you are interested in going, see last week's post for more info.