Monday, June 22, 2015

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Hannah Block Creative Arts Classes

Lots of fun classes for kids through August 7.
Check out

Reminder of Oil Painting Class for Children Ages 7-12

Taught by Barbara Bear Jamison
Class limited to 6 students
Tuesdays June 30July 7, 14, 21, 28, and Aug 4
10 am - 12 noon
6 classes for $150 per student (one makeup class included)
Wrightsville Beach Museum

Barbara will have the supplies they need each day
EXCEPT for a smock! A large old shirt is recommended.
Students will receive a supply list on the first day of class in case they want to do more at home.

Contact Barbara for more information:

Thursday, June 18, 2015

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AitA Poster Contest Winner

Congratulations to Kathryn Ciarrocca!
Thanks to all who participated in this year's AitA Poster contest. It was a difficult decision, because out of the seven artworks submitted there were two others that we could have chosen.
We are doing this again next year, so there will be another opportunity for those who did not get a chance to enter this year.
Hey, you have a whole year to paint, maybe next year's winner.

Thanks again to all,
Maria E. Williams
Missing Item
WAA hosted a splendid picnic on June 11th, and the weather, hotdogs and light breeze were perfect!  The painting  of the still life was won by Barbara Jamison, and everyone had a great time!  We have a missing utensil, and I do hope that someone out there will find that they have taken it home in error.  Our guest, Charlie Robertson brought along a fine and valuable knife together with hors d'oeuvres.  The knife was given to him for service to his company, and it wasn't there on his plate of appetizers when he came to take them home.  Charlie is hoping that one of you will recognize his knife.  Let me know if you have it.
Thank you, 
Ann Lees
A Fun Workshop for July


When: Wednesday, July 22 - Friday, July 24

Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Where: New Hanover County Arboretum - 6206 Oleander Dr, Wilmington, NC 28403

Price: $325 - members; $375 - non-members
Click here to register.

Tickled Pink info reprinted as the deadline is June 25!
The Tickled Pink Art Show & Sale will go for four weeks with each week having a different focus. The areas are: 3D, Photography, Textiles, Jewelry, 2D and Mixed Media. Three to four artists are needed for each one. The selection process is the same as Port City Java. Artists who wish to be considered should send an email to the project manager, Zero Hartline ( In the email specify what your focus is, what media you use and whether or not you are able to provide a mini-workshop. Zero will collect this information and put your name in proverbial 'bucket'. She will select the names and notify the winners. Here are the specifics:
Ribbon Cutting: Thursday, July 30
          First Artist(s) set-up 8am
  • Week 1 (July 30 – August 6) 3D & Photography
  • Week 2 (August 7 – August 13) Textiles
          Artist(s) Set-up 8am on 8/7
  • Week 3 (August 14 – August 20) Jewelry
          Artist(s) Set-up 8am on 8/14
  • Week 4 (August 21 – August 30) 2D/Mixed Media
          Artist(s) Set-up 8am on 8/21
Budding and Blooming  on Saturday June 27

Monday, June 15, 2015

eblast June 16, 2015

Children's Art Classes!
Instructor: Barbara Bear Jamison
Classes in oil painting for ages 7-12
Class limited to 6 students
10 - 12 AM
Tuesdays June 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28, and Aug 4
6 classes for $150 per student (one makeup class included)

Wrightsville Beach Museum
303 W. Salisbury St. Wrightsville Beach, N C

I will have the supplies they need each day
EXCEPT for a smock! I recommend a large old shirt!
Students will receive a supply list on the first day of class in case they want to do more at home.
Budding and Blooming Art Show
Sponsors are still needed for booths for budding artists.
Please email Dorian Hill at if you can be a sponsor or have questions.
It will be held Saturday June 27 at the UNCW Warwick Center Ballroom from 10 am to 4 pm.
Come and support all the artists!

Friday, June 12, 2015


Monday, June 8, 2015

Gale Smith at Spectrum Gallery

Picnic this Thursday

WHAT: A fun and creativity filled evening to relax and get to know each other and meet new members, too. Drinks, hot dogs and buns provided. Bring your special hors d'oeuvres, salads and desserts to share. Still life set up for group painting and raffle.

WHEN: Thursday June 11 from 5 pm to 7:30 pm

WHERE: Hugh MacRae Park Shelter 5

WHO: All WAA members and guests are welcome. For questions contact Ann Lees at 791-4137 or

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Registration for Arboretum Show is Now Open
The registration page for Art in the Arboretum is up and running. 
For the prospectus and registration, click here.
It's fast and easy. Don't wait! One hundred and thirty artists will be selected.
Note: All artists from the past two years have been entered into the website with an ID and password.
It is also set up for the $35 entry fee, but WAA members will be reimbursed $10.00.
Maria E Williams
New Classes
Award-winning artist Christopher Reid will be teaching weekly art workshops at Jazzcars Gallery 2144 Wrightsville Avenue, Wilmington, NC 28403 for a limited time this summer. All classes are from 6-9pm. You can choose which ones to attend. Lessons will combine demonstration, discussion, critiques, one-on-one instruction, and hands-on experience. Questions are encouraged. Beverages and some supplies included. Sign up in advance to reserve your spot and help me prepare. I welcome your feedback and I look forward to painting with you :)
Workshop Schedule
  1. Monday 6/15: Mastering Drawing – Beginner – Intermediate
  2. Wednesday 6/17: Mastering Drawing 2– Beginner – Intermediate
  3. Monday 6/22: Color Theory – All Levels
  4. Wednesday 6/24: Color Theory 2 – Intermediate – Advanced
  5. Monday 6/29: Painting en Plein Air – All Levels
  6. Monday 7/6: Drawing the Figure 1 – Intermediate - Advanced
  7. Wednesday 7/8: Drawing the Figure 2 – Intermediate - Advanced
  8. Monday 7/13: Pastel Techniques 1 – Beginner - Intermediate
  9. Wednesday 7/15: Pastel Techniques 2 – Beginner - Intermediate
  10. Monday 7/20: Pastel Painting 1 – Intermediate - Advanced
  11. Wednesday 7/22: Pastel Painting 2 - Advanced
  12. Monday 7/27: Pastel Portraits 1 – Intermediate - Advanced
  13. Wednesday 7/29: Pastel Portraits 2 – Intermediate - Advanced

Recommended Supply List: 
  • classes 1,2 : graphite, charcoal pencils, kneaded eraser, sketchbook
  • classes 2,3,4 : medium of your choice, scrap paper or panel
  • clasess 6,7 : charcoal pencils, White charcoal pencill, graphite pencils, kneaded eraser
  • classes 8-13 : workshop pastel set or pastels of your choice

  • classes are 3 hours for $75 each
  • buy 5 classes, get 1 free
  • purchase all 13 workshops for $775(save $200!)
  • a workshop pastel set can be ordered in advance for $100

Contact me for more information.
Christopher Reid

Monday, June 1, 2015

eblast June 2, 2015

The Next Meeting is the Picnic

The picnic will be held at Hugh MacRae Park on June 11 from 5 - 7:30.
Hot dogs, hamburgers, and drinks will be provided.
Please bring a side dish and/or dessert to share.
All members and guests are invited!

Bates Toone

Bates Toone is having a one person show at the
Gallery of the Wayne County Arts Council
102 N. John Street
Goldsboro, NC
The reception is June 5 from 5 - 8 pm.

Budding and Blooming Art Show

June 27 at the Warwick Center at UNCW from 10 am to 4 pm.
Six short hours!
Please come to support all the young artists who are excited for this opportunity.

Reminder of David Kessler Three Day Workshop

Learn to paint bigger, faster, and looser!

To be held Wednesday July 22 through Friday July 24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Arboretum.
Click here for more info and to register