Tuesday, December 27, 2016

eblast December 28, 2016

Meet and Greet on January 5, 2017


Join your WAA friends for fun, tasty morsels, wine and soft drinks...and lots of time with old and new friends.

The Arboretum
Thursday January 5, 2017
6 - 8 PM

For questions, please contact Elaine at elainerogerscooper@gmail.com


Losses in the Art Community

We send our sympathy to the family and loved ones of WAA member George Rabito who died on December 20.
Also we send our love and our condolences to Zero Hartline whose husband Perry Hartline passed away on December 23.


Betty Brown

Betty Brown will demonstrate a watercolor floral still life at Art of the Bloom at the Blockage Runner from 2 - 4 PM on Saturday January 7, 2017.
Sounds like a fascinating weekend exhibit and fundraiser.
https://www.facebook.com/events/702255446593629/

Spring Show Call for Artists





Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Looking ahead


HAPPY NEW YEAR

AND “MEET & GREET” PARTY!
 
Join your WAA friends for fun, tasty morsels, wine and soft
drinks…and lots of time with old and NEW friends!
The Arboretum on Thursday, January 5th
 6:00-8:00 pm
Questions?? elainerogerscooper@gmail.com
 

Friday, December 9, 2016

Spring Show 2017

Jay DeChesere's "Art on the Cape Fear" will be the featured art for the Spring Show poster as well as any other promos. Congratulations to Jay for his winning watercolor that represents our town so well.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

eblast December 6, 2016


Mark Your Calendars!

WAA will not be able to use the Arboretum on the second Thursdays 
for our monthly meetings during the first half of 2017.

We will be meeting on the fourth Wednesdays instead.

This involves four dates:

January 25, 2017
February 22, 2017
March 22, 2017
May 24, 2017

Four on the Fourth!

Starting in September, we will finish the year meeting on the second Thursdays as customary.



SAVE THE DATE FOR THE WAA!

Join us for a 
"Happy New Year...Meet & Greet Party!"
Thursday, Jan. 5th at the Arboretum
6:00 - 8:00 pm
More later--but SAVE THE DATE!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

eblast December 2, 2016

Art After Hours

Art After Hours – January 16, 2017

The subject for January’s Art After Hours will focus on use of social media including Facebook and Instagram and also on the design of a website.

For the social media aspect of this, we are looking for one or more artists who have a high degree of proficiency with Facebook and/or Instagram.  If you do and would be willing to attend the meeting to help provide expertise, please contact Jay at jdc001@mac.com.

The second portion of this discussion will deal with how to design a good website.   The purpose is not to actually show how to technically put together a website or to use a specific software, but to discuss its organization, content, operation and appearance.  A number of websites of non-local artists will be reviewed and critiqued and discussed.  We may also provide information on a number of software systems that are available to artists should they wish to design their own website along with ratings, cost, etc.

If there are one or more artists who have been through this process, have designed their site and who would be willing to add their expertise, please contact Jay at jdc001@mac.com.

The January Art After Hours will be January 16th, 6 PM to 8 PM at Henry’s Restaurant, 2508 Independence Boulevard (Independence and Shipyard).  Henry’s has prepared a limited menu for our use for this evening.

The room is limited to 30 people.  First we will insure that we have the necessary artists to provide knowledge on the subject matter, and the balance will be accepted based on emails sent to jdc001@mac.com.  A waiting list will be established in the event you find later that you are unable to attend.

 This is the only notice that will be sent out.

 Jay DeChesere


Aundi Wilson - Bev Haley Show and Reception

 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

eblast November 22, 2013

Reminders
Submissions for the Spring Show poster contest and the Bellamy Mansion commemorative post card contest are still being accepted. Please scroll down to see earlier posts for full information.

Holiday Dinner
A fine evening is being planned for December 8th at the Cape Fear Country Club, and you (WAA member) and your guest are invited. Please scroll down for specifics, and make your reservations!

Showtime!
Many of our artists have been busily painting pictures of their elves, performers in the upcoming Elf Jr performance. You can see their art plus the show December 1 through 4, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm, and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3 pm, at the USO/Hannah Block Center.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016

eblast November 15, 2016

Call for Artists

Sweet Nectar Florist in Leland is now booking for shows in 2017 and 2018.
If you are interested, please send a note about yourself and some images of your work to Janet Epstein at janart09@aol.com.

Congratulations to Susan Dade!

Long time WAA member Susan Dade has been chosen to have her painting, Southport at Noon, on this year's Star-News Cup.
There will be a Signing of the Cup at the Star-News on Wednesday November 30 and at the Ricky Evans Gallery on Friday December 2.
 

Call for Artists : Spring Show Poster Contest


The 35th Annual Juried Spring Art Show & Sale - Poster Art Contest

October 1, 2016 – November 25, 2016
The 2017 Spring Show Committee announces the Poster Art Contest for the 35th Annual Juried Art Show & Sale.  The winning artwork will be featured on  a framed poster to be auctioned off at the Show, posters available for sale at the Show, smaller posters, cards, invitations and other publicity material for the Show.   


Entry requirements


·         Current membership (2016) in the WAA


·         Artwork in any 2-D or 3-D media and on any non-offensive subject


·         One piece of artwork per artist

Submission requirements


·         Entry must be emailed to bcarter.art@outlook.com.  Your entry should include artwork in .jpg format as well as artist’s name, address, phone number and email address.


·         Signature on the artwork must be blocked.


·         Submittal of entries opens October 1, 2016


·         Deadline to receive entries is midnight, Friday, November 25, 2016.


Selection
The Show committee will select the winning artwork on Monday, December 1, 2016.   The winner will be contacted immediately and announced on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at the WAA Holiday Banquet.  

Selected Artwork
The selected artwork may not be entered into the Show.  The artwork will be displayed at the Show and may be offered for sale; however, it is not required to be for sale.  If the artwork is sold either prior to or during the Show, the standard 30% commission will be due WAA.   A framed poster will be on display and auctioned off at the Show with proceeds to benefit WAA. The artist will be asked to sign posters during the Show reception on Thursday, April 6, 2017.   All proceeds from poster sales will benefit WAA. 

Art after Hours

The first meeting of Art after Hours was held Monday evening. The reserved room at Henry's was full of WAA members who enjoyed the company, the food and drink, and the interesting discussions in which everyone participated. The next one will be held January 16, 2017.

Monday, November 7, 2016

eblast November 8, 2016

 

 

Monday, October 31, 2016

eblast November 1, 2016

Next Meeting

The next meeting will be help on Thursday November 10 from 6-8 pm at the Arboretum.

Metal sculptor Dumay Gorham will present the program. Dumay is a Wilmington native and successful artist who specializes in custom metal designs and fabrication. He works in copper, brass, steel, and stainless steel as well as fiberglass and urethanes.
For more information you can visit his website here. 

Spring Show Poster Contest

If you are interested in submitting artwork to be considered for the Spring Show poster, please see the posts from October 20 and October 11. Brad Carter (bcarter.art@outlook.com)  will be accepting entries until November 25.

  

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Invitation




You and a guest are invited to share our Holiday Dinner and Art Show

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Social and Art Show at 6:00 pm - Dinner at 7pm

at

Cape Fear Country Club, 1518 Country Club Road, Wilmington, NC 28403

Deadline to reserve:  Thursday, December 1st

COST: $40 with cash bar

Our delicious Holiday Buffet will include Petit Tenderloin Filet, Cedar Planked King Salmon, Tossed Salad, sides of various fresh Vegetables, with Roasted Potatoes and Rice Pilaf.  Dessert will be a mini trio of Key Lime Tart, Chocolate Covered Strawberries and Pot de Crème au Chocolat.

HOLIDAY ART SHOW :   Bring a new work to include in the exhibit.  We will vote on several Members' Choice Awards.  Work should be completed in the last two years, not previously shown in a WAA exhibit.  Framing is not necessary, but a label including your name, title, medium and size must be secured to the back of the work to be included.

RSVP and pay online at the WAA website at wilmingtonart.org, or fill out the reservation form below, including a check made out to Wilmington Art Association.  Mail to Priscilla Judy, 33 Second Street, Hampstead, NC 28443.  If you have special dietary restrictions, please call Gale Smith at 910 799-6503.  Arrangements for vegans can be made.

 Reservations must be received by Thursday, December 1st.

......................................................................................................................................................................................


Holiday Dinner Reservation Form:     (Please let us know if you'd like to be seated  with other members & guests)

 

Name:.......................................                                              Guest Name  ..........................................................

Address ........................................................................................................................................
Telephone ...............................                Email ..............................................................................................

 
  TOTAL ATTENDING:  ____ X  $40 =  ______

Monday, October 24, 2016

eblast October 25, 2016

Diverse Works
Diverse Works invites you to explore Biophilia  - “an artist’s love of living things” - works by MJ Cunningham, Christine Bosna-Farley, Justine Ferreri, Liz Hosier, Anne Sinclair, Peggy Vineyard and Katherine Wolf Webb. Opening reception October 28,  5:00 – 9:00pm at ACME Art Studio 711 N. Fifth Street, Wilmington, NC 28401.  Show continues until November 19.
 
I hope you can join us for this wonderful display for art!
 
Thanks,
Liz Hosier
 
 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Reminders

Call for Artists
The 35th Annual Juried Spring Art Show & Sale 
 Poster Art Contest
October 1, 2016 – November 25, 2016
The 2017 Spring Show Committee announces the Poster Art Contest for the 35th Annual Juried Art Show & Sale.  The winning artwork will be featured on  a framed poster to be auctioned off at the Show, posters available for sale at the Show, smaller posters, cards, invitations and other publicity material for the Show.   
Entry requirements
·         Current membership (2016) in the WAA

·         Artwork in any 2-D or 3-D media and on any non-offensive subject

·         One piece of artwork per artist
 
Submission requirements
       ·         Entry must be emailed to bcarter.art@outlook.com. 
Your entry should include artwork in .jpg format as well as artist’s name, address, phone number and email address.
·        Signature on the artwork must be blocked.

·         Submittal of entries opens October 1, 2016

·         Deadline to receive entries is midnight, Friday, November 25, 2016.
 
Selection
The Show committee will select the winning artwork on Monday, December 1, 2016.   The winner will be contacted immediately and announced on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at the WAA Holiday Banquet.  
Selected Artwork
The selected artwork may not be entered into the Show.  The artwork will be displayed at the Show and may be offered for sale; however, it is not required to be for sale.  If the artwork is sold either prior to or during the Show, the standard 30% commission will be due WAA.   A framed poster will be on display and auctioned off at the Show with proceeds to benefit WAA. The artist will be asked to sign posters during the Show reception on Thursday, April 6, 2017.   All proceeds from poster sales will benefit WAA. 
 

 
Call for Artists



WAA artists are invited to participate in an art show in collaboration with the
Thalian Association Children’s Theater performance of ‘ELF, JR’ Dec 1-4, 2016 
at the Hannah Block Community Arts Center at 2nd & Orange.
 
Each participating artist will be assigned to  at least one of the 32 performers  to paint.  The
paintings will be created from reference photos taken by the artists of the
cast members in their costumes Saturday, Nov 12, 10:30AM.
 
The paintings will be on display and for sale during the performances in the
lobby of the HBC.  

                                         CRITERIA FOR ARTWORK


Mediums:  watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastel, collage, charcoal or mixed media (no photography).
 
Size:  Not to exceed 11 X14 (not including the frame)
 
Price:  Not to exceed $100 (Frames may be priced additionally)
 
All paintings must be ready to hang, framed or gallery wrapped. (No sawtooth hangers)
 
The Hannah Block Community Art Center will receive a 20% commission.
 
                               TIMELINE
 
Oct 1  Registration begins!!!!  (email Gretchen Murden at  <gmurden@mac.com>)

Oct 13  Sign-Up Sheet will be passed  at the WAA Members Meeting  
 
Nov 1  Registration Deadline
 
Nov 12: Artists are to photograph cast members in costumes at 10:30AM  at the Hannah Block Community Art Center.
 
Nov 14-21  Email Gretchen Murden <gmurden@mac.com> with info on your paintings  ( Artist,Title, Size, Medium & Price)
 
Nov 29  Deliver paintings to the HBC (10:00 AM- noon)  Artists will be required to sign a consignment agreement form. Paintings will then be hung for the art show.
 
Dec 1-4   “Elf, JR” musical performances
 
Dec 5   Pick-up unsold paintings at the HBC between 10AM-Noon

 
Angie Sinclair


Opening Reception Fourth Friday October 28, 2016, 6-9 pm
ACES Gallery, 221 North Front Street in Downtown Wilmington. 
Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County.
Show runs October 28 through November 21, 2016
 
 



Tuesday, October 18, 2016

eblast October 18, 2016

Call for Artists
 
The Bellamy Mansion invites artists to submit their inspirational ideas of “Wilmington: Then and Now” to be named the 2017 Commemorative Postcard. 
 
The Bellamy Mansion  is excited to announce a commemorative postcard contest to be held in conjunction with its Spring 2017 Art Show. The art show will take place April 6 through May 26, 2017, during the Azalea Festival. The objective of the art show is to showcase Wilmington’s history, people, architecture, parks, flora and fauna, cemeteries, riverfront, bridges, beaches, etc. in original artwork. To help further increase the artistic opportunities of the show, we are seeking submissions of artwork for a commemorative postcard contest. The purpose of the contest is to design a postcard promoting the Bellamy Mansion Spring 2017 Art Show.
 
The commemorative postcard contest is open to all North Carolina artists 18 years of age and older. There is no fee to enter the contest. Winner(s) will be selected by the Bellamy Mansion Spring 2017 Art Show committee. The winner(s) will be announced on December 15, 2016 via Bellamy Mansion’s website, social media and email campaign. All artwork must be 11 x 17 inches at 300 pixels per inch, and submitted in a JPG or PDF file format, or the original artwork may be submitted in person at the Mansion. Along with their image or artwork, artists should submit a one-paragraph description of the design concept in a text file (.doc or .docx).  
 
The winning postcard(s) may be turned into a poster for promotional purposes. The original postcard artwork will be raffled off during the opening reception. The winning artist will receive 50% of the auction price or divided evenly if there is more than one winning artist. The other 50 percent of the proceeds from the auction will be donated to Bellamy Mansion and Museum. The winning postcard(s) will be reproduced and reprinted for resale and publicity. Artists grant permission and rights to use the postcard image with submission entry.  
 
Please upload all digital materials by December 1, 2016 to: info@bellamymansion.org. Or hand-deliver to the Mansion at 503 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401. Further information including Art Show Prospectus and Application forms can be obtained on wwwbellamymansion.org under Calendar, Upcoming Events.  For further questions, contact toniradcliffe23@gmail.com.     

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

eblast October 11, 2016

Meeting on Thursday October 13 at 6 pm

We will meet at the Arboretum starting at 6 pm for social time. Then a short business meeting and a Committee Fair are planned. There will be a few surprises!
Come and enjoy.

Members Online Gallery

Starting an online members gallery was brought up during our September meeting.

This will be a place to post your art for anyone to see. It can be for sale or just for show, and more important, it will be a way for us to get to know each other better.
We will need pictures and words from you.
You need to submit 1) a pretty good picture (digital image) of your art.
You will also need 2) to write the name of the piece and the medium, and any other pertinent info.
Please include one or two sentences about yourself or the piece.
Keep it brief but interesting. Artists will eventually have many pieces in the gallery, and info will accumulate.
You may submit as much work as you like, one at a time, to waaeblast@gmail.com
Ideally we will have one post per day.
If you have any questions, please speak with Susan Buteau at the meeting on Thursday.
This is for all of us!

Call for Artists!



WAA artists are invited to participate in an art show in collaboration with the
Thalian Association Children’s Theater performance of ‘ELF, JR’ Dec 1-4, 2016 
at the Hannah Block Community Arts Center at 2nd & Orange.
 
Each participating artist will be assigned to  at least one of the 32 performers  to paint.  The
paintings will be created from reference photos taken by the artists of the
cast members in their costumes Saturday, Nov 12, 10:30AM.
 
The paintings will be on display and for sale during the performances in the
lobby of the HBC.  

                           CRITERIA FOR ARTWORK

Mediums:  watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastel, collage, charcoal or mixed media (no photography).
 
Size:  Not to exceed 11 X14 (not including the frame)
 
Price:  Not to exceed $100 (Frames may be priced additionally)
 
All paintings must be ready to hang, framed or gallery wrapped. (No sawtooth hangers)
 
The Hannah Block Community Art Center will receive a 20% commission.
 
                               TIMELINE
 
Oct 1  Registration begins!!!!  (email Gretchen Murden at  <gmurden@mac.com>)

Oct 13  Sign-Up Sheet will be passed  at the WAA Members Meeting  
 
Nov 1  Registration Deadline
 
Nov 12: Artists are to photograph cast members in costumes at 10:30AM  at the Hannah Block Community Art Center.
 
Nov 14-21  Email Gretchen Murden <gmurden@mac.com> with info on your paintings  ( Artist,Title, Size, Medium & Price)
 
Nov 29  Deliver paintings to the HBC (10:00 AM- noon)  Artists will be required to sign a consignment agreement form. Paintings will then be hung for the art show.
 
Dec 1-4   “Elf, JR” musical performances
 
Dec 5   Pick-up unsold paintings at the HBC between 10AM-Noon


Francisca Dekker and American Craft Walk: October 15



Spring Show Poster Contest


Call for Artists

The 35th Annual Juried Spring Art Show & Sale - Poster Art Contest

October 1, 2016 – November 25, 2016

The 2017 Spring Show Committee announces the Poster Art Contest for the 35th Annual Juried Art Show & Sale.  The winning artwork will be featured on  a framed poster to be auctioned off at the Show, posters available for sale at the Show, smaller posters, cards, invitations and other publicity material for the Show.   

Entry requirements

·         Current membership (2016) in the WAA

·         Artwork in any 2-D or 3-D media and on any non-offensive subject

·         One piece of artwork per artist

Submission requirements

·         Entry must be emailed to bcarter.art@outlook.com.  Your entry should include artwork in .jpg format as well as artist’s name, address, phone number and email address.

·         Signature on the artwork must be blocked.

·         Submittal of entries opens October 1, 2016

·         Deadline to receive entries is midnight, Friday, November 25, 2016.

Selection
The Show committee will select the winning artwork on Monday, December 1, 2016.   The winner will be contacted immediately and announced on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at the WAA Holiday Banquet.  

Selected Artwork
The selected artwork may not be entered into the Show.  The artwork will be displayed at the Show and may be offered for sale; however, it is not required to be for sale.  If the artwork is sold either prior to or during the Show, the standard 30% commission will be due WAA.   A framed poster will be on display and auctioned off at the Show with proceeds to benefit WAA. The artist will be asked to sign posters during the Show reception on Thursday, April 6, 2017.   All proceeds from poster sales will benefit WAA.