WAA Outreach

The Wilmington Art Association Community Outreach Program offers “art related” assistance to the Cape Fear Region by providing scholarships, sponsoring art related programs and special events as well as donating funds to art related organizations. The program is dedicated to promoting, supporting and fostering creativity in the visual arts. This an ongoing commitment of the Wilmington Art Association, and we are grateful to be able to give back to our community.

WAA 2015 NHC High School Student Art Competition

The WAA Community Outreach Program recently sponsored the 2015 NHC High School Student Art Competition in conjunction with the Orange Street Art Fest during the Memorial Day Weekend. Area high schools choose 15 of their best students' work in 2D and 3D Visual Art. These works were entered into the art competition judged on Wednesday, May 20th at 10:30 a.m. at Hannah Block. The winners were announced at the reception on Thursday, May 21st from 5-7 p.m. at the Hannah Block Community Center on 2nd and Orange. Work can be viewed during the weekend of May 23rd and 24th.

For complete list of winners click here.


2-D Visual Art

3-D Visual Art

Miguel Chavez- First Place
"Dreams"
Hoggard High School

Galen Wilcox- First Place
"Teapot"
Hoggard High School

Lindsey Williams- Second Place
"Looking at Buckingham"
Ashley High School

Summer Nicholson- Second Place
"Raku Bottle"
Ashley High School

Shawn Oakley- Third Place
"Original Tarot Card Designs"
Hoggard High School

Heather Saunders- Third Place
"Tide Dress"
Coastal Christian High School

WAA Annual Scholarship Awards

The Wilmington Art Association (WAA), through their Community Outreach Program, coordinated by Elaine Anlyan and Chris Bloom, annually awards scholarships to the University of North Carolina Wilmington and Cape Fear Community College. Each school receives $1,000 annually to fund two $500 scholarships. Students pursuing a career in the Arts are eligible to become a recipient. WAA is dedicated to assisting students in their endeavors to pursue a career in the Arts.

UNC Wilmington

Beau Cunnings, Director of Development with UNCW's Advancement Division, receives a check of $1,000.00 from WAA co-presidents, Gale Smith and Liz Hosier.




Cape Fear Community College Scholarship

Dana McKoy, Director of Annual Giving at the Cape Fear Community College Foundation, receives a check of $1,000.00 from WAA co-presidents, Gale Smith and Liz Hosier.

For the StarNews article on WAA award to CFCC click here.

For Port City Daily article on WAA award to CFCC click here.