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.

Art Opportunities in the Wilmington area - click here.

CALL FOR ARTISTS for the 2015 Art in the Arboretum Show

Call to 2D and 3D Artist for the Art in the Arboretum Show which will take place this October 2nd, 3rd & 4th, 2015 opens June 1. The show is open to 2D & 3D artists, professional and emerging, 18 years and older. Categories include: jewelry, glass, textiles, metal work, sculptures, stone, wood, paintings and photography.

Click for details and registration.

The Colors of Summer

Original works of art, sculpture, photography, textiles for the home, jewelry, and more!

Call it a roadshow! The Wilmington Art Association joins Tickled Pink to bring Wilmington's finest fine art to the breezy promenades of Lumina Station. Different artists, masters of their specific medium, will be featured at Tickled Pink - where you'll meet painters, quilters, photographers & jewelers & their superb work.

WHEN: July 30 – August 30, 2015
WHERE: Tickled Pink at Lumina Station
WHAT: Four Weeks of Fine Art & Finer Artists

For complete information and schedule of artists click here.


The Wilmington Art Association proudly presents PAINTING STILL LIFE, LANDSCAPE, AND THE HUMAN HEAD IN WATERCOLOR with well-known local artist Betty Brown. Betty will teach a three-day workshop at the New Hanover County Arboretum October 27 - 29. Students will need at least a minimal background of painting in the watercolor medium. Betty, an honors graduate in art from UNCW, has vast experience as an exhibitor, juror and teacher. Betty is a signature member of the Watercolor Society of North Carolina and a nationally-collected prize-winning artist in both oil and watercolor. She is well-known as an outstanding instructor.

For additional information and registrationclick here.

Past Events

Budding and Blooming Art Show

Wilmington Art Association recently sponsored the 2nd annual “Budding and Blooming Art Show” which provided 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.

2015 SilverArts a statewide Art Competition

The Wilmington Art Association participated in the SilverArts by sponsoring two of the arts the Visual Arts and Heritage Arts. The SilverArts is a statewide Art Competition for adults 50 and over. This Exhibition and Sale was held Friday, May 8th and 9th.

For list of Visual Arts Winners click here.

For Heritage Arts Winners, click here.

WAA's 33rd Annual Juried Spring Art Show and Sale

The Wilmington Art Association is pleased to announce award winners for the 33rd Annual Juried Spring Art Show and Sale on April 10 – 12, 2015.

For complete list of winners click here

For additional Show informationclick here.

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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2015 Spring Show Sponsors and Donors

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Ampersand Art Anonymous Kay Ballard Ralph & Pamela Bradley Kay Bilosoly
Shirley Bolden Eve Brimberry Denis & Myrna Brown Betty Brown Roger & Sara Cates
William & Elaine Cooper Myron & Carole Furman Robert and 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 Lorena Redding Rippy Cadillac James & Frances Summerin
Tinga Nursey Tim & Janie Trulove Gayle Van Velsor Bonnie Wendt Edward & Mary Weingart
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