Monday, August 24, 2015

eblast August 25, 2015

Art for the Masses

Greetings, artists!

It’s application season for Art for the Masses once again! Our show this year is Saturday, November 21 from 10AM to 5PM in both Burney and Warwick Centers on the UNCW campus. For 2015, we have increased the number of jurors to six (6), and they are looking for unique, tasteful fine art.

If you are interested in applying for a booth at Art for the Masses this year, follow the link below. Applications open today, August 24, and close September 30 at 11:59 pm.

Application link:

More information is available on our website,, where you will find the updated 2015 FAQ and prospectus. You can also contact or call 910.962.3285 with questions or concerns.

We look forward to receiving your work for consideration. Thank you for your interest and continued support in Art for the Masses!

All the best,
The Art for the Masses Team
Campus Life | Arts and Programs
University of North Carolina Wilmington


You can register for participation in Art in the Arboretum until September 18.
For full info and to register, please go to

Invitation for Closing Reception at MC Erny Gallery

"Faces and Places," artwork by Larry Hovis and Anne Van Blarcum Kurowski, will have their closing reception Friday August 28 from 6-9 pm.
MC Erny Gallery is at 254 N. Front Street, third floor in the WHQR suite.
The show will remain on view Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm until 9-11-2015.

Seafood Festival Call for Artists 

It is with great pleasure to announce the first ever Wilmington Seafood Festival to be held on October 17-18, 2015.  The festival will be held at Events at Watermark Marina on the river.
This two-day festival will feature over 120 regional seafood vendors, boat vendors, artisans, continuous music from local bands in the area, and cooking demonstrations with wine and beer pairings.  Our goal is to have over 10,000 attendees each day.  
If you are an artist who may be interested in becoming a vendor for our festival.  Please contact me for more information. 

Carla Pagi
Wilmington Seafood Festival

Thursday, August 20, 2015

eblast 8-20-2015

Our Next Meeting

Greetings to all and I trust you have been enjoying the last of the summer.  After our July/August break, during which a very successful abstract workshop was held, WAA is eager to get back into our busy fall schedule, and our monthly meetings on the second Thursday of the month.  We are delighted to welcome dynamic speakers, a terrific watercolor workshop led by Betty Brown in October, and our Holiday Dinner to be held at the Blockade Runner this year.

The plan for our first fall meeting on September 10th has changed.  We are going to have a WAA Committee Fair!  You're probably unaware how much fun the committee chairs and members have putting on our various shows, thinking up and promoting our outreach projects, arranging speakers and workshops, and generally working together with like-minded folk to make WAA a viable and enjoyable organization.  There are many angles to making WAA the fun place it is, and now is your chance to get involved in the group which appeals to you most.  On Thursday, September 10th, we shall have our usual cocktail half-hour at 6.30pm, business meeting at 7pm, and around 8pm we'll have a sort of Opportunity Expo!  Our Board members and all committee heads will have visuals and information on what they do exactly and how to join in.  This gives you the opportunity to ask questions and to get to know other members and guests. There will be drawings for goodies at each committee table.

This event is not intended to be a "talking heads" situation, but a lively and interesting give and take.  We have such talented, friendly and interesting members with backgrounds in all sorts of artistic media from all over the world.  Now is our chance to get to know each other better.  See you all in September.

Ann Lees, WAA Education Chair

From the Presidents

The WAA Board has approved  revisions to the By-laws and Practices and Procedures.  These documents have been posted on the WAA website under the Members' Gateway documents link.  The members will be asked to approve them at the September 10 meeting.  Please login and review them before the meeting.

Should you have questions, please send to

Liz Hosier, co-president
Gale Smith, co-president



The Arts Council of Wilmington & NHC
Awards $50,000 in Grassroots Grants
Nearly two dozen local arts organizations will share in $50,000 in grants through the 
North Carolina Arts Council’s Grassroots Arts Program administered by 
the Arts Council of Wilmington & NHC. 
For more information - 



We’re accepting applications for the 2015–2016 Regional Artist Project Grants.
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:
For more information - 

Art in the Arboretum

Registration to the upcoming Art in the Arboretum show is going well. So far we have 42 artists who have registered.  Please don't wait until the last minute if you are going to enter.
A list of accepted artists will be posted on WAA site on or after Sept. 19th.
If you need help with the registration process, please let us know. 

Last day to register is Sept. 18th!!

Happy Painting!

Maria Esther Williams
& The AiTACommittee

Monday, August 17, 2015

eblast August 18, 2015

Landfall Art Show

Landfall Foundation’s 16th Annual Art show & Sale
August 20th, 21st, & 22nd
Admission is FREE and open to the public.
The Show & Sale is open from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 
A cash bar will be provided each day from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Country Club of Landfall's Dye Clubhouse
1550 Landfall Drive, Wilmington, NC 28405

Cameron Art Museum

Registration OPEN!
Fall Session I, 2015
NEW Classes and Workshops

For full course descriptions and
Online registration


The MC Erny Gallery at WHQR is currently accepting submissions for artists for the next ten shows that will run from February 2016 to late 2017.

Artists must electronically submit their information along with three examples of their artwork by September 24, 2015.

A jury will meet in October to select the artists.

For more information go to

Monday, August 10, 2015

eblast August 11, 2015

Call For Artists

It is with great pleasure to announce the first ever Wilmington Seafood Festival 
to be held October 17-18, 2015. 
The festival will be held at Events at Watermark Marina on the river.

This two-day festival will feature over 120 regional seafood vendors, boat vendors, artisans, continuous music from local bands in the area, and cooking demonstrations with wine and beer pairings. Our goal is to have over 10,000 attendees each day. 

If you are an artist who may be interested in becoming a vendor for our festival, please contact Carla Pagi for more information.
Call for Collage Artists

For Sale
Linda Hartman has grid panel displays for sale.
7 black panels 2' x 6'
5 sets of legs
Misc hardware for hanging art
plus: 44 wire stacking cube
12" x 12"
$100 for all
Please contact Linda at

Monday, August 3, 2015

eblast August 4, 2015

Elaine Cooper
"Water: Its Many Moods and Faces"
Elaine is the featured artist this month through August 29
 at Franklin Square Gallery in Southport.
The opening reception will be Friday August 7 from 5-7 pm.

There is still time to register for Art in the Arboretum!

Maria Williams
Reminder of art show at Sweet Nectar's Florist in Leland
Reception August 7 from 6-8 pm
"Faces and Places"

Work by Larry Hovis and Anne Van Blarcum Kurowski
MC Erny Gallery at WHQR
254 N. Front Street, 3rd Floor
Open weekdays 10 am - 4 pm
Closing Reception
Friday August 28, 2015
All Welcome
Exhibit will be on display until September 11, 2015