The Monthly Newsletter of the Wilmington Art Association
P.O. Box 3033, Azalea Station, Wilmington, N.C. 28406
Calendar of Events
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
Kirah Van Sickle
External Communications : Liz Hosier
Internal Communications: Gale Smith
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.
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Please add these updates to your Membership Directory
New email addresses and phone numbers
Becky Bucci email@example.com
Joe Schulte firstname.lastname@example.org
Kay Bilisoly email@example.com New phone # 910-231-9494
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
FOR CREDIT CARD PAYMENT VIA THE WAA WEB SITE:
Go to www.wilmingtonart.org
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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2012 SPRING SHOW COMMITTEE
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 www.wilmingtonart.org 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com or contact me by phone at 910-792-9378
EDUCATION REPORT Kirah Van Sickle Committee Chairperson firstname.lastname@example.org
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 miphonepics.com.
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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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 - email@example.com
Current/Upcoming Museum exhibits:
Alexander Calder & Contemporary Art: Form, Balance, Joy February 16 - June 17, 2012
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke Universityhttp://www.nasher.duke.edu/exhibitions_calder.php
Nature and the Grand American Vision: Masterpieces of the Hudson River School Painters
November 19 - April 1, 2012 Columbia Museum of Art http://www.columbiamuseum.org/art/exhibitions
Southern Entrepreneurship in the Arts Conference http://seac.uncg.edu 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 www.richeson75.com. 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
www.pastelsocietyofnc.com. For any additional questions, please contact Patricia Savage, email@example.com.
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
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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