Tuesday, June 28, 2016

eblast June 29, 2016

Call for Artists!

The Friends of the Arboretum asks artists to partner with them for their biggest fundraiser of the year, Art in the Arboretum, to be held September 30 through October 2, 2016..

Registrations will be accepted until noon on August 19 and may be done online (preferred) or on paper at the Arboretum. However all images of your 2D art must be submitted digitally to be viewed by the art committee prior to August 19.

For any questions about registration of 2D art, you may contact Gary Stephens at garystep1@gmail.com or 919-322-8967
For general questions please contact Susan Buteau at zazoots@yahoo.com or Elaine Cooper at elainerogerscooper@gmail.com

Artists may also have up to ten pieces of binwork in their own bins.
Please go to the Art in the Arboretum website to register.

Classes at Art Exposure
with Patti Chisholm
**4-week, 3hr per class***
Wednesdays:  5:30-8:30pm
A Materials list will be provided
or you may opt to pay the instructor a fee for supplying materials.

Discover the magic of color through a series of exercises based upon simple objects and still life's. 
Investigate the Color Wheel, primary, secondary, tertiary, analogous, and complimentary color mixing. 
Learn the basic principles of color: Hue, Value, Intensity, Temperature.
There will be weekly assignments to reinforce the weekly learning experience.
This class is for beginners/Advanced beginners.*

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Diverse Works Show Opening

Diverse Works at MC Erny Gallery

Monday, June 20, 2016

eblast June 21, 2016

Sue Bark Show

Sign up for October Workshop

What's New at Art Exposure?
Paint by Wine with Karen Crenshaw is Back! 
Fee: 35.00 All materials included
To be announced or call ArtExposure to schedule a session with friends or family!  Days and times are flexible if arranged in advance.

Saturday, June 25th.
with Myra Adams
The class will cover learning about Photoshop tools and understanding layers. To take this class, you must have a laptop with photoshop loaded.  You can go to ADOBE and download a free trial if you don't have the program.
On Saturday, if you wish spend individual time with Myra, she will be available after the class, at 10.00 per hour.

Handbuilding in Clay with Cindy Miles
See dates below

Summer is a great time to play in the "mud" after you have had enough sand between your toes. Summer and early Fall Clay Building classes are available on weekdays and weekends! All materials are supplied! You bring your imagination and willingness to play/explore. It takes about 12+/- hours to complete your one-of-kind work of art! Fees: $150 per session plus a $25 materials fee for clay, firing, glazes, etc., paid to the instructor the first day of class. 

Session 1 and 2: Bird Houses or Fairy Houses
Thursday July 7, Friday July 8, Thursday July 14, and Friday July 15. 1:00 - 5:00 each day 

Session 2 - Saturdays July 16 and 23. 10:30 - 4:00 each day 

Session 3 and 4:  Dog Days- Thursday August 4, Friday August 5, Thursday August 11, and Friday August 12. 1:00 - 5:00 each day 
Session 4 - Saturdays August 13 and 20. 10:30 - 4:00 each day 

Session 5 and 6:  Fall days and Themes- Saturdays September 3 and 10. 10:30 - 4:00 
Session 6 - Thursday September 22, Friday September 23, Thursday September 29, Friday September 30. 10:30 - 2:30 

If you and friends/family would like a one-on-one class and/or special small group event, please feel free to call ArtExposure, 910-803-0302, to talk to the artist/instructor to make other arrangements. Discounts in fees are available if you and a friend(s) sign up for a session together. 

Calling All Women Artists!
If you were waiting to register until we had a location...better register NOW!
'An Homage to the Women of Wilmington' will be at MAYFAIRE July 7-10!
You must register no later than midnight June 22. 
2D artists can bring 3 pieces for hanging, binwork and we also will have a Gift Shop for art cards, jewelry, small handmade items. NOTE: We have increased the number of 3D items from 3 to 5. 

Sunday, June 12, 2016

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Calling All Artists!

The committee loved  Kathryn Ciarrocca's winning painting of 2015 so much, they chose it to represent Art in the Arboretum for this year, also.

The 2016 Art in the Arboretum show and sale will be held from 10 am to 4 pm, Friday September 30 through Sunday October 2.

The prospectus is available on line or can be picked up at the Arboretum.
Registration is the same as last year. You may click here. for easy access to it.
Registration ends at noon on August 19.
You may have up to three pieces of 2D work. If one of your pieces sells, you may replace it with another.

You may contact Susan Buteau at zazoots@yahoo.com or 864-8841025.
Or Elaine Cooper at elainerogerscooper@gmail.com
For 3D questions, you may contact Polly Smith at polyworl@bellsouth.net
Registration questions can go to Gary Stephens at garystep1@gmail.com or 919-3228967

 Lifetime Membership Awards

The WAA Board would like to recognize those members who have have given generously of their time and talents through the years to the WAA. If you would like to submit the name of someone who meets these requirements, please contact Kay Billisoly at kzart@bellsouth.net or Connie Houser at jhouser1@ec.rr.com

Recommendations must be in by July 31 in order to be recognized in 2016.   Members will be recogonized at the September 8th meeting. 

The Board has agreed to these requirements.

1. A candidate must be a long-standing member of WAA and age 75 or older.
2. A candidate must have made significant contributions to the growth and development of WAA over an extended period of time, whether as an officer and board member or chair of a critical association committee.
3. A candidate must be an ongoing ambassador promoting WAA in the arts community.
4. Any WAA member in good standing can submit a written recommendation detailing the nominee's accomplishments. The award will be voted upon by the WAA Board of Directors. A limit of two persons per year can be selected.
5. The sole benefit of this award is that the recipient will be considered to be a full-fledged member of the WAA without paying dues for as long as he/she desires. 

Special Three-Day Workshop

Randy McNamara Show

Great Plains (60"x 48") is one of seven paintings that WAA member Randy McNamara will have on display at the Aloft Hotel in Raleigh NC (facilitated by the Visual Arts Exchange) beginning June 14 and running through the summer. Congratulations, Randy!

Monday, June 6, 2016

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Wonderful Workshop in October
Michael Chesley Johnson is coming to Wilmington, and we are fortunate that he will be doing a workshop for the WAA.
He is one of the country's top plein air painters.
He is a Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society and the Pastel Society of America.
His paintings and articles regularly appear in The Artist's Magazine, the Pastel Journal and American
Michael gives workshops in pastel and oil throughout the country.
We are honored to have him lead a WAA workshop in both pastel and oil with demos and instruction in both media.
All levels are welcome.
Who: Michael Chesley Johnson
What: Capturing the Moment
When: Tuesday Oct 4 - Thursday Oct 6
Where:  Hanna Block Art Center/USO, 120 S 2nd Street Wilmington, NC 28401
How much: Members $350, Non-members $385
How to register: Online at www.wilmingtonart.org
Limit of twelve (12) participants.
For further information, e-mail Ann Lees at annfittonlees@yahoo.com
Arboretum Show
Registration has begun for Art in the Arboretum.
Deadline is August 19.
For the website, prospectus and registering, click here.

June 9 at 5:30 pm. See you there!

Friday, June 3, 2016

Reminder of Thursday's Picnic


On June 9 beginning at 5:30 PM, the WAA annual picnic will be held in Hugh MacRae Park,
Shelter 5. This is our June meeting and the last until we meet again in September.

The WAA provides hot dogs and buns, condiments, drinks and paper products.
Those who attend are asked to bring an hors d'oeuvre, your favorite side dish, or a dessert.

We will follow tradition and have a canvas for all members to paint on. Then the finished painting will be raffled off to one lucky person!

It is always fun to be at the park on a June evening, eating grilled hot dogs and socializing with old and new friends.

Here's hoping everyone can come!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

eblast June 2, 2016

Art in the Arboretum

Registration for Art in the Arboretum is now open.
Here is the link for registration and the prospectus.
August 19 will be the LAST day to register!

Officers Needed

If you would like to become more involved in the Wilmington Art Association, please contact Susan Buteau at zazoots@yahoo.com. We are looking for interested, creative members to be on our Board for the coming year!

Student Art Show

The reception for the New Hanover County Student Art Competition was held on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at Hannah Block Community Center. This show, sponsored by Community Outreach of the WAA is held in conjunction with Orange Street ArtFest. Thousands of festival goers got to see the art work over Memorial Day Weekend.
Winners will be listed on the WAA website.