Friday, July 31, 2015

Grant Opportunity

From the Arts Council of Wilmington and NHC

We are accepting applications for the 2015–2016 Regional Artist Project Grants.
It is recommended that all applicants attend the Regional Artist Workshop on 
Monday, August 3, 2015 5:30-7 p.m.
New Hanover Public Library New Hanover Room – Third Floor
201 Chestnut St., Wilmington
The deadline to apply is Friday, August 31, 2015.  
Artists of all disciplines, from New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender and Columbus counties
are eligible.
Click here for application and proposal guidelines:

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Reminder of Ribbon Cutting Thursday at 5 pm


Tickled Pink in Lumina Station - 1904 Eastwood Road -  is partnering with WAA for a show and sale that will run from Thursday July 30 through Monday August 31. 
Exhibiting artists will change weekly.
Kicking off the show will be a festive ribbon cutting at 5 pm Thursday.
WAA members and their guests are welcome.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

eblast July 28, 2015

Maria Esther Williams

You are invited to opening of Maria's art exhibit:

Sweet Nectar's Florist
473 Olde Waterford Way, Leland
August 7 from 6 - 8 pm

Maria is a fine artist working in oils, acrylic and watercolor and specializing in botanicals, landscapes and seascapes.

Ginnie Conaway Watercolor Workshop
 September 18- 19, 2015
“Change Up Your Floral Paintings”
Explore three different ways to create floral masterpieces with Ginny Conaway.
Day 1, morning – Being Negative is good.
Planning a negative painting requires a totally different mindset. Learn to think in values, from the foreground to the background, while working with color harmonies.
Day 1, afternoon – Think outside the box.
Loosen up while combining wet-into-wet with pen and ink. Play with color, find shapes, and define the flowers.
Day 2, all day – Paint the drama!
            Use value, color and cropping to create dramatic, bold florals.
Ginnie grew up in Maryland’s farming country.  Being an avid gardener has given her an appreciation of the land, which provides much of her inspiration. Whether capturing the fleeting beauty of a flower or the personality of a loved one, her artwork serves to portray a moment in time and place.
Ginnie resides in Winston Salem, NC. She is currently on the board of the Watercolor Society of North Carolina. She has taught at Forsyth Technical Community College for the past ten years.
Sponsored by Associated Artists of Southport at Franklin Square Gallery
(The fee for the workshop is $190.  $95 is due at the time of registration.)
For more information please contact Jan Boland (910-253-3101)  

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Friday, July 17, 2015


Correction to Betty Brown's Exhibition

New Elements Gallery is at 201 Princess, 2nd and Princess.

Betty Brown Exhibition


Put it on your calendars – I am part of a two-person exhibition opening Fourth Friday, July 24, at New Elements Gallery, 2nd and Orange Streets in Downtown Wilmington, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 
See details at 
Hope to see y’all there.

Betty Brown

Thursday, July 16, 2015

WAA member Lori Joy Peterson will have her reception for exhibit
Fun and Dramatic Faces on August 5, 2015 6-8 pm at the Leland Cultural Arts Center. 
The exhibit runs through August 30, 2015.


“We know there is a great deal of Claude’s artwork that may have not been seen by the public in years, if ever. Though he kept meticulous logs of his life and work, there is a gap between when he made an entry in his logs and today. We are taking this opportunity to try to close that gap by asking collectors of Claude Howell’s work, to bring select, ready-to-hang pieces from their collection and showcasing them for two days, July 18-19 at the Cameron Art Museum.”
Anne Brennan
Executive director.

The museum will take the artwork, record the ownership information or provenance, take a photo and then hang the artwork in the reception hall. The gathered information will be used to create a fresh database of Howell’s work for future tracking. For information about this upcoming exhibition contact Jayme Bednarczyk at 910-395-5999 ext. 1010.


Friday July 17 – Receiving Art 12 p.m. – 3 p.m
Work will be registered, photographed and hung for exhibition
Where: Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall

Saturday July 18 – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. - Collecting Claude exhibition - free to the Public
Where: Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall

Sunday July 19 - 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. - Collecting Claude exhibition - free to the Public
Where: Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall

Monday July 20 – Art Pick up 9 a.m. – 1 p.m
Where: Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall

Monday, July 13, 2015

eblast July 14, 2015

Plein Air Workshop with Karen Crenshaw
Paint beautiful Topsail Island.
October 23, 24, 25 - Friday, Saturday and Sunday (2 nights)
Fee:  210.00 per private room/Queen with bath (1 available): private 225.00/ Share: 185.00
The fee includes the workshop fee and room fee for two nights.
ArtExposure is presenting a first time workshop on Topsail Beach. We have two sides of a duplex available. There are 4 queen rooms, two with its own bathroom and two double rooms.
There is a full kitchen on each side. Meals will be your own choice. There are many great restaurants on the island.
Karen will take you to some beautiful spots on the island. She has painted there for years.  The house has both ocean access and sound access…Great location!
Please register online at classes for adults by July 31st.
Christopher Reid
The latest issue of LandEscape Art Review includes a wonderful article about WAA member Christopher Reid.

direct link 

official link 

Monday, July 6, 2015

eblast July 7, 2015

Claude Howell
Cameron Art Museum Presents
Collecting Claude:  July 17 – 20, 2015
Open call for Claude Howell Artwork and
Exhibition on View ONLY July 18 – 19
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Free and open to the public
Don Byrum Exhibit
WAA member Donald Byrum invites all WAA members to his one-person exhibit at the new Leland Cultural Arts Center Gallery, 1212 Magnolia Village Way, Leland.
The exhibit of 15 original prints was supported by a 2012 North Carolina Arts Council Regional Artist Project Grant.
The public reception will be Thursday, July 9, 6:00-8:00 pm.
Gallery Hours: M-TH-9 am-9 pm, Fri & Sat 9:30 am-3 pm, Sun-Closed.
Call 910-371-3351 for more information.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

eblast July 2, 2015

Call for Artists
The Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center is seeking 2D artists for the 1st Annual ARTfall Juried Art Show and Sale to be held October 14th - 18th, 2015. ARTfall will be one of the events during the ARTblast Festival, a local tradition celebrating the performing and visual arts at various locations in downtown Wilmington. The ARTfall Exhibition will be open to the public 10am - 5pm daily during the ARTblast Festival with an artists’ reception and awards presentation Thursday October 15th 6 - 8 pm. The deadline for applications and online registration is September 30, 2015.
Only original artwork completed within the last two years will be considered for exhibition. An original artwork is the artist’s sole creation and is not, in whole or in part, a copy of any other persons work or photograph. Preference is given to artists from the Lower Cape Fear region. For more information contact Samantha Herrick, or go to