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 33nd Annual Juried Spring Art Show and Sale

The Wilmington Art Association is pleased to announce the 33nd 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. Registration will open January 12, 2015. For Show details and to download prospectus, click - Prospectus.

Registration for the 33rd Annual Juried Spring Art Show and Sale is now closed to artists.

Click here for Show information.

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.

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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.

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!

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