Tuesday, January 31, 2017

eBlast January 31 - correction

Sorry for the mistake in the call for artists for the Spring Show post.  You should be able to click on the link for information.  If the link isn't working, please type in www.wilmingtonart.org in your browser,or 
go to our website for more information.

Call for Artists

The 35th Annual Spring Juried Art Show and Sale is April 7 – 9.    For complete information – www.wilmingtonart.org

Thursday, January 26, 2017

eBlast for January 26, 2017

Rhonda Bellamy has sent us a short video about the Wilmington Arts Council. 
We could not get the video to work at the meeting, so she graciously sent 
it to us to view here.  Click on the link below to view.


Art Opportunity 

American Legion Post 167 sponsor Hampstead Fine Art Exhibition & Sale 

The American Legion Post 167 is sponsoring the Hampstead Fine Art Exhibition & Sale for 2D and 3D artists and crafts persons on February 25 & 26. For Show details and prospectus, please click here - Prospectus.

Congratulations to Jay DeChesere 

Jay has had the honor of having his watercolor "Working Together"
selected by the Greater Wilmington Business Journal for the cover of their annual Book on Business. This is a great event and the WBJ is very gracious to help introduce local artists to the business community! A big thanks to them for integrating the arts into their events!

Monday, January 23, 2017

eBlast January 23, 2017

Meeting This Week

Our next meeting will be WEDNESDAY January 25 at the NHC Arboretum 
starting with the social half hour at 6 pm.

We look forward to hearing our presenter Rhonda Bellamy, Executive Director of Wilmington's Art Council.

Spring Show Call for Artists


Monday, February 13
Location:  Henry's
Time: 6pm - 8:30 pm
Subject:  The Business Side of Art.

We will explore IRS issues, taxes, record keeping, sales and use tax, tax exempt status, home office/studio and related issues.

Attendance limited to 30.  First come-first served, via email to jdc001@mac.com.
No phone or text reservations will be accepted.

Southport Spring Art Show
The Associated Artists of Southport, NC is accepting entries through February 13, 2017
for the Spring Art Show 
to take place February 27 to March 18, 2017. 
Kate Worm (2D) and Amy Levine (3D) will judge from actual work. 
All work will be displayed at Franklin Square Gallery.

Saturday, January 21, 2017


Don't Forget 

Arts in Wilmington Party

Arts in Wilmington will be hosting its First Annual Awards Party on January 28, 2017 at the ArtWorks from 6 - 9 pm. Beer and wine and heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served. Tickets are $25 per person and can be bought on line or at the door. You are invited!

Monday, January 16, 2017

eblast January 17, 2017

January General Meeting

Our next meeting will be WEDNESDAY January 25 at the NHC Arboretum 
starting with the social half hour at 6 pm.

We look forward to hearing our presenter 
Rhonda Bellamy, Executive Director of Wilmington's Art Council.
Be there for our first meeting of 2017!

Spring Show Call for Artists

Registration is up and running for Spring Show 
Submissions until February 28.
Please go to WilmingtonArt for all you need to know.

A fun celebratory evening honoring the recipients of the first annual
Arts in Wilmington Awards will be held on 

January 28, 2017 from 6-9 pm at the ArtWorks. 

Tickets are $25 in advance and at the door.
Please call 910-524-2679 for information.

Southport Spring Art Show
The Associated Artists of Southport, NC is accepting entries through February 13, 2017
for the Spring Art Show 
to take place February 27 to March 18, 2017. 
Kate Worm (2D) and Amy Levine (3D) will judge from actual work. 
All work will be displayed at Franklin Square Gallery.

Franklin Square is having a Spring 2D Workshop
 February 27, 28, March 1, 2017
Kate Worm
Join Kate and explore unusual ways of applying watercolor and gouache to create beautiful figure paintings with a contemporary look. Students will work from life with a model. The model will be clothed for some sessions and unclothed for others. Good drawing and color choices will be emphasized. Printmaking brayers, eyedroppers, and scrapers will be tools of choice along with brushes. 
Kate Worm holds a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and a master’s degree from Columbia University Teachers College with minors in visual arts. She studied figure painting for four years with renowned painter and educator Andrew Martin at UNC Greensboro. Her figure paintings were featured in American Artist Watercolor, summer 2006. Kate is a Signature Member of WSNC (2010 first place winner) and the National Watercolor Society. 

Registration Form: Kate Worm Workshop
Sponsor:  Associated Artists of Southport
Place: Franklin Square Gallery
Hours: 9 am – 4 pm (with a one hour lunch break)
Workshop Fee: $295
A deposit of $147.50 is required at the time of registration. The balance is due February 1, 2017. Cancellation policy: Before Feb. 15, if there is a person on the waiting list to take your place or if you find someone to register in your place, a refund less 15% will be returned to you. If not, no refund is given.
Please complete this form and mail your deposit to: Jan Boland, 2836 Thornwood Ct., S.E., Southport, NC 28461

Name: (Please print clearly) _____________________________________________________
Address: _____________________________________________________________________
Telephone # and e-mail address: __________________________________________________
(Please make out check to A.A.S.)
For more information, please contact Jan Boland (910-253-3101)   jboland1@ec.rr.com 


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

eblast January 10, 2017

WAA Spring Show Call for Artists

Click here for more info and prospectus for WAA Spring Art Show.

Southport Spring Art Show

The Associated Artists of Southport, NC is accepting entries through February 13, 2017
for the Spring Art Show to take place February 27 to March 18, 2017. Kate Worm (2D) and Amy Levine (3D) will judge from actual work. All work will be displayed at Franklin Square Gallery.
Click here for prospectus

Programs for January, February and March

January - Rhonda Bellamy - How WAA and Arts Council can collaborate.

February - Kirah Van Sickle - The Art of the Critique - an overview of what judges, gallery owners and you as an artist look for in a dynamic, engaging work of art.  How can one improve on fundamentals and create a body of work that reflects your personal voice.

March - Patti Jenkins - as a Wilmington attorney, Patti focuses on protecting the work and the rights of artists. "She will explain what a copyright is and how you can get one; what you should do and what you need to do; and what it protects you against - who can use your stuff and under what parameters and exceptions" (as quoted in the January 2017 issue of Wilma magazine).

April - No meeting

Rhonda Bellamy
Rhonda Bellamy served as interim executive director of the newly formed Arts Council of Wilmington/New Hanover County from its launch in December 2011 and was named to the permanent post in July 2012.  Bellamy has served on a variety of arts-related boards, including the Black Arts Alliance, the North Carolina Black Film Festival and the Cameron Art Museum.

A graduate of North Carolina Central University, she was recently honored by the City of Wilmington as one of its Living Legends. Other honors include being named Women of the Year - New Hanover Human Relations Commissions, YWCA Woman of Achievement in the Arts, and one of the 50 Most Influential Arts Leaders (Star News). 

Kirah Van Sickle
Kirah has over 30 years experience of working with galleries, juried shows and exhibits as a fine artist, illustrator, instructor and gallery member.  She has an MS in Scientific visualization and a MFA in Painting. Kirah is a Golden certified artist-educator (one of about 45 in the US) that provides her with insight and working knowledge of traditional and contemporary materials for acrylic, oil, watercolor and mixed media.

Patti Jenkins
Patti Jenkins is an attorney with Hogue Hill in Wilmington, NC where she practices estate planning as well as corporate and intellectual property law. She started her career in NYC at a large corporate firm which did an extensive amount of pro bono work with artists. As a result, she received training through the New York Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. Patti continues her pro bono work with the arts having helped dozens of artists in different capacities since moving to Wilmington in 1993.
(information gathered from Jan 2017 article in Wilma Magazine)

Nancy Noel May

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

eblast January 4, 2017

Art of the Bloom is new collaborative art venture of the Blockade Runner and the Cameron Art Museum.
A previous eblast mentioned Betty Brown is going to be demonstrating during the weekend.
Now we know that WAA members Peggy Vineyard, Mary Whitehurst, and Helene Pasin will be also participating by doing a flower arrangement to match an abstract painting provided by the Museum.  It will be on display at the Blockade Runner this Friday January 6th, 9:00-9:00, Saturday January 7th, 9:00-5:00, and Sunday, January 8th, 9:00-4:00.
For more information go to http://www.blockade-runner.com/event/art-of-the-bloom/

We hope to see you at the Meet and Greet -Thursday evening at the Arboretum from 6-8 pm - as we kick off the New Year!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

eblast January 2, 2017

If strange things from WAA have landed in your inbox, don't worry.
It looks as if  a google gremlin was stirring up some mischief.
But it did prompt Betty Brown to let us know that she is teaching classes on January 9, 16, and 23 and has some spaces available. Please let her know if you are interested. Email bbbstudio@ec.rr.com

New Officers

In case you missed the last two meetings, here is a list of the officers and committee chairs for 2017.
If you need to contact anyone, login to the members portal and look in the online membership directory.

President - Susan Buteau
Vice President - Sheryl Swanson
Secretary - Kay Bilisoly
Treasurer - Gail Guthrie
Membership - Elaine Cooper
Outreach - Sue Cunningham
Education - Liz Hosier
Internal Communication - Jane Capen
Publicity - Jay DeChesere
Grants - Connie Houser
Spring Show - Gail Guthrie
Silver Arts - Marty Relan
Website - Liz Hosier

General Meeting Dates

Remember the first 4 WAA general meetings will be held on the 4th Wednesday at the NHC Arboretum at six pm for social time with the meeting starting at 6:30.

The First Four on the Fourth!

These are the dates:

January 25
February 22
March 22
* No meeting in April because of the Spring Show
May 24

Spring Show Call for Artists!

Are you making plans for entering the 35th Annual Spring Show?
Artwork submissions will be accepted through February 28, 2017.
Please click here see the prospectus.

Joanne Geisel Class
Joanne Geisel to teach "Oil Painting: Creating large format paintings (six sessions)"
Tackle those large projects you may have wanted to create.  Joanne will help you from the planning stages to the execution. We will work from studies and our own photos.  Join the class to develop your skills, receive support and mentoring with the process. 
What is large? For some students a 16x20 size would be large.  Others will be tackling 30x40 canvases. Some folks will develop their paintings from their drawings and black and white studies; others may choose to complete small paintings before executing a large painting.
Please let Joanne know if you have questions or to register. By email JQGeisel@yahoo.com or phone 910-371-6160.
Location:  Hannah Block Community Center, 120 S 2nd St, Wilmington
Dates: Wednesdays, January 11 – February 15
Time: 9:30am -12:00noon
Fee: $150
To register: contact Joanne Geisel by email - JQGeisel@yahoo.com or 910-371-6160