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.

The Wilmington Art Association Holiday Dinner and Art Show

The Annual Holiday Dinner and Art Show will be held Thursday, December 8, 2016. For complete information - Holiday Dinner information


Jay DeChesere's "Art on the Cape Fear" wins Poster Art Contest

The Wilmington Art Association and 35th Annual Juried Spring Art Show and Sale Committee are delighted to announce that Jay DeChesere's "Art on the Cape Fear" 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.


The 35th Annual Juried Spring Art Show & Sale - Hold dates

The Wilmington Art Association is pleased to announce the 35th Annual Juried Spring Art Show and Sale on April 7 9, 2017. WAA will be accepting both 2-D (fine art and photography) and 3-D artwork. Online entry will begin January 8, 2017. For Show details and to download prospectus, click - Prospectus.

Continue to check the website for Show updates.


Past Shows


Silver Arts Exhibition and Sale

The Silver Arts Exhibition and Sale for Visual & Heritage Arts was held Friday, May 20 - Sunday, May 22, 2016 at the ArtWorks 200 Willard St., Wilmington, NC. Winners qualified for the State Finals held in Raleigh this fall. The Wilmington Art Association sponsored the Visual Arts and the Heritage Arts categories.

List of Heritage award winners

List of Visual award winners

Complete Show information

WAA 34th Annual Juried Spring Art Show and Sale

The Wilmington Art Association held the 34th Annual Juried Spring Art Show and Sale on April 8 10, 2016 at the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center.

Complete list of award winners

Complete Show information


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 waaeblast.blogspot.com.



WAA Calendar of Events

Art Opportunities

Member Shows/Awards

WAA EBLAST/blog

General Meetings Dates

BOD Meeting Dates




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