The Monthly Newsletter of the Wilmington Art Association

The Monthly Newsletter of the Wilmington Art Association

The Monthly Newsletter of the Wilmington Art Association

P.O. Box 3033, Azalea Station, Wilmington, N.C. 28406

February 2012

Calendar of Events


Feb 2

Feb 3

Feb 7

Feb 9

Feb 12

Feb 14

Feb 18

Mar 5

April 16-20

Digital Entry Opens for Spring

Spring Show online at

Spring Show Comm Mtg

2:00 Northeast Library

“Color Wheels” Opening

BOD Meeting 10:00 Arboretum

General Meeting Arboretum

6:30 Social 7:00 Gen Meeting

The Art of the Critique Workshop

Arboretum Auditorium 2:00

Happy Valentine’s Day

2:00 Northeast Library

Photographing of SS artwork

Spring Show Digital Entry Deadline


Lois Griffel Workshop

2012 Officers and Chairpersons


Anita Jacques

John Jacques

Vice President:

Elaine Cooper


Dee Gallant


Diane McCord


Steve Logan


Erika Lawrence

Education :

Kirah Van Sickle

Finance :

Pete Paterson

External Communications : Liz Hosier

Dorian Hill

Internal Communications: Gale Smith

Spring Show:

Barbara Jamison

Gale Smith

Past President:

Cheryl McGraw

A Message from our new 2012 Co-Presidents

Anita and John Jacques

Hello WAA members,

The first member’s meeting of 2012, had a

wonderful turn out, excellent presentation,

and was quite informative. One topic addressed, was how important

an asset the WAA website has become to our members. You now can

set up your profile, display a limited amount of photographs of your

artwork, add an artist statement, and link your personal website to the

website of the WAA. So, check out the newest features of our website

and take advantage of the “WIIFY” (what’s in it for you) as a member

of the Wilmington Art Association.

This year’s Juried Spring Art Show entrants are required to upload the

photographs of their artwork to the WAA’s website. For some artists

this is not an issue, but for those who would prefer to pay a

professional photographer, or find uploading images too daunting,

there will be member supported workshops available for a nominal


The Spring Show committee has worked tirelessly behind the scenes

on all of the details required to put together our 30 th Annual Juried

Spring Art Show & Sale. They are now ready for our contributions of

time, food, and set-up support for the show. Sign-up sheets will be

available at our next two member’s meetings. Volunteering for our

30 th Annual Spring Art Show will prove to be fun, rewarding, and

greatly appreciated by all.

We will do our best to support and promote your interests. Use the

CONTACT feature on the website where we encourage all members to

communicate your thoughts, interests, and ideas on how the

Wilmington Art Association can continue to benefit the art community.

We would really like to hear from you.


Anita Jacques

John Jacques

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Membership Updates:

Please add these updates to your Membership Directory

New email addresses and phone numbers

Becky Bucci

Joe Schulte

Kay Bilisoly New phone # 910-231-9494

New Members

Laura Crane

Harriet Forbis

100 Edgewater Lane 204 Island Greens Circle

Wilmington, N.C. 28403 Wilmington, N.C. 28405

Important membership announcements regarding deadlines:

Memberships were due by Jan 31. In order to have your name listed in the 2012 Membership Directory and to have your

name listed in the Membership Directory, you must submit your $35.00 Membership payment now.

NOTE: March 1 is the final deadline for joining WAA in order to qualify for the membership discount for entering the Spring

Show. Membership activation requires 12 to 24 hours on the website; therefore, you must pay your membership dues prior

to March 1. The deadline to submit digital entries for the Spring Show is March 5.

You have two options for payments…. Online at on our website (highly recommended) and by mailing your check to the WAA

Post Office Box. When you renew online, you will see a “ join” tab. If you click onto this tab, a drop down list will appear and

you will select the option for a “renewing member “. You will then follow the directions on the screen. You do not have to

have a PayPal account to use this online service that we are providing. You will have the option of paying by credit card.

Please see the following instructions from our Membership Chairman, Steve Logan

To ensure that your account is properly credited in a timely manner, please send your check directly to the WAA P.O. Box or

pay by credit card on the WAA web site. SEND CHECKS TO: Wilmington Art Association Membership P.O. Box 3033 Azalea

Station Wilmington, NC 28406


Go to

On the Home Page, select "Join" at the top of the page;

Scroll to the bottom of the page, and on the left click on the pull-down menu;

Select payment type, then click on "Add to Cart;

Then follow the directions to make your credit card payment by PayPal.

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Barbara Jamison and Gale Smith

The 30th Annual Spring Show and Sale is going to be a real celebration! Please check the website regularly for updates.

The online entry form will be ready by the time this Newsletter is in your hands!

We've scheduled a special session on Saturday, February 18 where professional photographers will be available to shoot

your work for a small fee (check the EDUCATION REPORT for more details). Look on the website for information about

signing up for this session.

If this web access makes you nervous, just remember Samuel Clemmons (Mark Twain) put his new phone in a closet so it

could not be seen, as that contraption was never going to last but closets were a mainstay.

Reminder: March 5 is the online submission deadline for the show. Go to and follow the

directions and prompts.

NOTE: March 1 is the final deadline for joining WAA in order to qualify for the membership discount for entering the

Spring Show. Membership activation requires 12 to 24 hours on the website; therefore, you must pay your membership

dues prior to March 1. The deadline to submit digital entries for the Spring Show is March 5.

The 2012 Spring Show Prospectus is attached to this email and you may read it online as well.

PUBLIC RELATIONS AND OUTREACH Erika Lawrence Committee Chairperson

I am looking for someone to take over my responsibilities as chair of this committee. I need to give up my position at this

time and I would like to see this program continue. I am willing to assist until someone is comfortable in taking full

responsibility. I would be happy to talk to anyone who has some interest and let them know what the responsibilities of

the Outreach committee are. I appreciate your consideration. Erika Lawrence

Please contact me at or contact me by phone at 910-792-9378

EDUCATION REPORT Kirah Van Sickle Committee Chairperson

Thanks to Christopher Alexander for the wonderful January program on traditional egg shell lacquer painting! With the

great member turn-out, it was a great way to kick off the new year!

Our February meeting program will be member, and PR co-chair, Dorian Hill. Dorian is a photographer using her iPhone

exclusively to shoot images of nature. She will share some of her digital techniques as well as insight to her “off the wall”

collection of Functional Art accessories using her images. Check out her work at

Rhonda Bellamy has agreed to come speak at the March meeting (at CAM) about the new arts council chapter. The arts

Council of Wilmington has been invited to participate in several upcoming events and would like to help promote our

organization. Read more about this on the last page of the newsletter.

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Upcoming Workshops:

Sunday, February 12th, 2-5:30 pm NH Co. Arboretum Auditorium

Kirah Van Sickle is conducting a half-day workshop on The Art of the Critique. Expand and develop the skills needed to

provide an effective analysis of both your own work and that of your peers. Registrants will bring two works and actively

participate in giving and receiving positive, insightful critiques. Flyer and registration info attached.

Saturday, February 18

SPRING SHOW: Having your artwork photographed

Several professional photographers will be on hand to provide photography service for artists entering the 2012 Spring

Show & Sale. Several booths will be set up for shooting your work -- using proper lighting to achieve a high-quality,

accurate photo image. Interested artists will sign up in advance for a 15-minute time slot for shooting... editing (if

necessary)... and transferring to a CD. Help will also be available (free) for uploading artists' images directly to the WAA

website for entry in the show.

WHEN: Saturday, February 18, 2:00 - 4:30 pm

WHERE: Northeast Library on Military Cutoff (Pine Room)

COST: $30 for one image, $50 for two (including CD)

Information will be available on the WAA website for information on how to sign up for an appointment.

April 16 - 20 - Spring Show Judge Lois Griffel is conducting a wonderful 5-day plein air workshop. As former

director of the Cape Cod School, Lois focuses on exploring light and color. Locations include the beach, historic

downtown, and the Arboretum. Flyer and registration info attached.

June 5 - 17 - Painting Italy Workshop with John Poon

John is an extraordinary landscape painter and instructor. Enjoy exploring the Umbrian hills as well as field trip to Rome.

Contact Kirah for more info -

Current/Upcoming Museum exhibits:

Alexander Calder & Contemporary Art: Form, Balance, Joy February 16 - June 17, 2012

Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

Nature and the Grand American Vision: Masterpieces of the Hudson River School Painters

November 19 - April 1, 2012 Columbia Museum of Art

Southern Entrepreneurship in the Arts Conference Saturday, February 11, 2012 - Greensboro

This conference features more than two dozen successful professionals in stimulating presentations and panel discussions

designed to help advance the careers of visual, literary and performing artists. Directed toward emerging or mid-career

creative professional interested in learning how to reach a larger audience and grow your business.

Members Making News

If you have any member info, please email it to me at: galesmithart@gmail

Congratulation to Martha Moore Meskauskas

Martha sold a painting at the art gallery in Oriental at the "village art gallery" as well as some of her Christmas and note


Congratulations to Ann Hair

Ann has a painting, “Colorful Wares” in the Richeson International Small Works Show in Kimberly, Wisconsin. The online

gallery and exhibit runs 2/6/12 through 3/30/12. You can view the show online at A second

painting, “The Neighbor’s Kids” is included in the show catalog.

Congratulations to Dorian Hill

iPhoneography Exhibit WHQR Gallery 254 Front Street Wilmington, N.C.

Featuring the latest High Definition works of our member Dorian Hill alongside Morgan Kenney & Lynn Casper! This will be

the 1st "iPhoneography" exhibit in Wilmington! The exhibit will be available for viewing through March 9 th .

Congratulations to Becky Bucci, Jeanne Gowdy, Betsy Heckethorn, Yvonne Jones, Jackie Malpass, Dianne McCord and

Barbara Tuzzeo

On February 3, 2012 The Sweet Nectar Florist and Gallery will be having a Grand Opening for the Showing of The Color

Wheels Artists from 6PM to 9PM at The Waterford Shoppes in the Waterford Community. All Artists and Friends are

invited to join us for some wine and appetizers. The Color Wheels are 7 Artists that have been long time members of the

Wilmington Art Association that paint together once a week. The following are members of this Artist group; Becky Bucci,

Jeanne Gowdy, Betsy Heckethorn, Yvonne Jones, Jackie Malpass, Dianne McCord, and Barbara Tuzzeo.

The Sweet Nectar Florist is located at 473 Olde Waterford Way, Suite 115, off Route 17 South, in Leland. Upon turning

into the Waterford entrance, turn left at the first street, continue 2 blocks, then turn left and go to the end of that street.

Then turn right. Sweet Nectar Florist will be on the right past the ABC store. The telephone number is 371-2224.

Items of interest and Upcoming Opportunities

Call for Artists!

Brooklyn Arts Center at St. Andrews is hosting Art for All on February 11th. Similar to past community art shows, there

will be a variety of artwork priced between $25 and $250. We are currently looking for artists of all different mediums.

Submission deadline is January 6th. Booth fee is $75. Contact for details! Check them out

on Facebook for lots of other information/events.

The Pastel Society of North Carolina, in conjunction with the Appalachian Pastel Society and the Piedmont Pastel

Society, is hosting a statewide exhibit for chalk pastelists. The juror is Marla Bagetta. For Prospectus and information, visit For any additional questions, please contact Patricia Savage,

2012 North Carolina Juried Pastel Exhibition

Exhibit Dates: June 1-30, 2012

Entry Deadline: March 24

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34 th Annual Artists’ Week Workshop with Betty Brown

Sea View Inn, Pawleys Island, South Carolina, Friday April 17 – Friday, May 4, 2012

It’s time to put the Spring Artists’ Week Workshop at Sea View Inn on your calendar. The annual Pawleys Island workshop

continues with its 34 th year, combining great painting locations with gorgeous spring weather. Please see the attached

.pdf document for additional information.

ArtExposure Presents an Invitational for North Carolina Artists

Theme: The Art of the Car Entry Deadline: February 29th

March 9th, 2012

This Invitational is open to all North Carolina artists. The work must address the impact, craftsmanship, art and/or historic

influence of the automobile. Art may be representational, non-representational or abstract. All 2-D and 3-D media is

acceptable including sculpture, weaving and fabric (excluding only video or performance).

For additional information and registration details you may go to this link:

The Arts Council of Wilmington has been invited to participate in several upcoming events and would like to help

promote our organization. Rack cards or other promotional materials (no larger than 8 1/2 x 11) can be mailed to: Arts

Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County, P.O. Box 1973, Wilmington, NC 28402 to have on hand at the following


February 3-5:

February 4:

Wilmington Wine & Chocolate Festival

Coastline Convention Center

Conscience Fair (Volunteer focus)

McKeithan Center Cape Fear Community College North Campus

February 11: Art for All (Fine Arts focus)

Brooklyn Arts Center

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