The Wilmington Art Association is a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for area visual artists to gain community recognition through shows and exhibitions. It offers a forum wherein artists, local craftsmen, and people interested in the visual arts can exchange ideas, learn from each other, and contribute to the community. It provides educational programs, demonstrations, and lectures, which will lead to better public understanding and appreciation of visual arts.

WAA announces 33rd Annual Juried Spring Art Show and Sale

The Wilmington Art Association is pleased to announce the 33rd Annual Juried Spring Art Show and Sale on April 10 – 12, 2015. WAA will be accepting both 2-D (fine art and photography) and 3-D artwork.

2015 Award Winners

First Place Fine Art
Mervin Wilkinson

Second Place Fine Art
Liz Hosier
”Desert Marsh”

Third Place Fine Art
Sam Allerton Green
”10 a.m.”

People's Choice Award
Craig Hales
”Inside Out”

For complete list of winners click here

For additional Show informationclick here.

WAA / Thalian Association Children's Theater - Art Show

WAA artists in good standing are invited to paint CATS at Thalian Association Children’s Theater (Thalian Association - Official Theatre of North Carolina) performers in costume for an art show at the Hannah Block Community Arts Center. Paintings will be for sale during the performance dates May 14-17, 2015. Sign up deadline is April 1st.

For details click here.

Dan Beck: Figurative Impressionism

The Wilmington Art Association proudly presents this three-day workshop which will take you inside the mind of Dan Beck and the language of the artist as you explore line, shape, value, color, texture, and edge. For complete information and registration, click Workshop

Call for Artists for 2015 SilverArts - a statewide Art Competition.

All artists 50 years of age or older are invited to participate with the opportunity to sell their creations during the three (3) days SilverArts Show. The entry fee is $15. Deadline to enter is April 15th. The “Exhibition and Sale” is open to the public from May 8 - May 10.

Click here for complete show information.

Budding and Blooming Art Show - Call for Artists

Wilmington Art Association announces the 2nd annual “Budding and Blooming Art Show” which provides opportunities for young, Budding Artists to be entrepreneurs for the day, selling their art or craft for their own set prices along with 20 Adult Blooming Artists.

For complete information click here.

20th Anniversary Orange Street ArtsFest Call for Artists

WILMINGTON, NC – The Thalian Association is seeking artists for the 20th Anniversary Orange Street ArtsFest, Memorial Day weekend, Saturday May 23rd from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday May 24th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The celebrated street fair is held on Orange Street next to the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center, with some exhibitors inside the building. The popular juried show is the largest arts festival in downtown Wilmington and will feature over 60 artists with $550.00 in prize money.
Applicants must submit a color photo of original work in acrylic, oils, watercolor, sculpture, drawing, graphics, wearable arts, leather jewelry, clay, glass, fiber, metal work or mixed media. Photographically or commercially reproduced work is also acceptable in limited editions, signed and numbered by the artist. For information about booth rental, deadlines and application process please visit or email Samantha Herrick, Community Arts Center Director at

For entry information and entry form click here.

Joan McLoughlin's A Face in the Crowd wins Poster Art Contest

The Wilmington Art Association and 33rd Annual Juried Spring Art Show and Sale Committee are delighted to announce that Joan McLoughlin's A Face in the Crowd has won the Poster Art Contest. This beautiful artwork will be used for Show publicity and printed materials, and will be for sale at the Show in April.

WAA Moves to EBLAST and Blog for E-News!

Wilmington Art Association is updating its communication methods with a new EBLAST/blog! Please consider joining our weekly posts to receive current information about our organization and upcoming art shows. It's as simple as signing up at

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General Meetings Programs

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2015 Spring Show Sponsors and Donors

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Arrow Fine Art Supplies Anonymous
Kay Ballard Kay Bilisoly
Shirley Bolden Ralph & Pamela Bradley
Eve Brimberry Betty Brown
Denis & Myrna Brown Roger & Sara Cates
William & Elaine Cooper Frame Outlet
Myron & Carole Furman Robert & Joanne Geisel
Paul & Liz Hosier Landfall Foundation
Anthony and Ann Lees Ronald & Diane McCord
Thomas & Cheryl McGraw Bryan McIntyre
John & Joan McLoughlin Pam McNeil
Geoffery & Georgia Newton Rippy Cadillac
Lorena Redding James & Frances Summerin
Tinga Nursey Tim & Janie Trulove
Gayle Van Velsor Bonnie Wendt
Edward & Mary Weingart

Hannah Block Historical USO


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