Tuesday, December 22, 2015

eblast December 22, 2015


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

eblast December 15, 2015

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

eblast December 8, 2015

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.