Do you know about the artistic opportunities and rewards WAA member enjoy?  

Membership offers the following benefits:  

Weekly Paint-in’'s, Mini Workshops, Demonstrations,
and Workshop and Class series instructed in different mediums
  by many accomplished Artists 

Paint - in’s every Wednesday 
Mini Workshops/Programs on Second Wednesdays
Mini Demonstrations Third Wednesdays
Live Model Drawing (clothed) on Fourth Wednesdays
Free Plein Air group outings, weather permitting.
reduced entry fees:
annual art show and sale entry 
one day work shops 
three day work shops 
six week Life drawing classes 
eight week beginner classes 

The annual membership fee is only $30. 
open Wednesdays year round

Click here for further information 
or if you need help confirming your renewal date. 

- 17th Annual Fall Exhibition and Sale 
This is a judged show with over $2500 in awards
Registration closed on September 14, 2017

WHEN: Monday, October 16 thru Saturday, October 28, 201
WHERE: Franklin Square Gallery
  130 E West Street 
  Southport, NC.
  RECEPTION: Thursday, October 19 5 to 7 PM

Co-sponsored by
Brunswick Arts Council
Associated Artists of Southport
Oak Island Art Guild
Waterway Art Association

This project received support from the North Carolina Arts Council, 
an agency funded by the State of North Carolina and the 
National Endowment for the Art

Creating Depth in your Paintings 
Our Instructor is Jef Sturm, a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art. He has spent most of his lifetime drawing & painting and studying landscape painting theories.  This workshop is not to be missed. 
We have a limited class size so register soon! 
This is an oil workshop. 
The cost for this one day workshop is $35 for members, $40 for non- members.
When: October 5, 2017, 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM 
Where:Bellinger Artworks
            283 B Koolabrew Drive 
            Calabash, NC 28467
Click here for Artist Bio 
Click here for Workshop details
Click here for Supply list  
Click here to pre-register for this class 

-A Value Study with Portraiture
Sold Out, taking names for a wait list!
Rachel Jones, Our Instructor works in oils, watercolors, and acrylics. For those who shy away from portraits due to struggles achieving a likeness or thinking it is too advanced, this workshop focuses on simplifying the process. Understanding the steps to create a value study or monochromatic painting is a great place to begin. This workshop focuses on using oils or acrylics. 
The cost for this workshop is $35 for members, $40 for non-members.
When:  Thursday, November 2, 2017  9:30 AM - 3:30 PM 
Where: Bellinger Artworks
            283B Koolabrew Drive 
            Calabash, NC 28467 
Click here for more information about the workshop 
Click here for Artist Bio 
Click here for Supplies list 
Click here to pre-register for this class 

- Let’s Get Positive about 
Negative Painting 
Our Instructor, Rebecca Zdybel, is an award winning, signature Member in Excellence of the South Carolina Watermedia Association. She Is a professional artist and lives in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Rebecca will show how to paint a beautiful floral painting in watercolor as an exercise in negative painting. Wet into wet techniques, masking, and design will all be discussed. Every student will leave with a fun and fanciful Floral painting.
Cost for this one day workshop is $35 for members, $40 for non-members 
When: Monday December 4, 2017 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM 
Where: Bellinger Artworks
             283B Koolabrew Drive 
             Calabash, Drive 28467 
Click here for Artist Bio 
Supply list to follow  !!   
Click here to pre-register for this class           

Session IV and V :
Life Drawing with Jef Sturm
to pre-register for these new sessions:
Click here to contact Vicki Neilon 
Session V: SOLD OUT, taking names for wait list.
Friday's October 27, 2017 to
December 8, 2017 9AM-Noon

The cost for this six week series is $150 for members, $170 for non-members.

WHERE: Bellinger Artworks
                283 B Koolabrew Drive 
                Calabash, NC 28467

For registration and supply list, click here to contact Vicki Neilon 
Please contact her before sending your remittance. 
Checks can be mailed to 
Waterway Art Assn.
PO Box 7082 
Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
Please identify the workshop name on your check.                                                                         


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Location (Double-click on map to enlarge)
Bellinger Artworks 
283B Koolabrew Dr., NW
Calabash, NC  28467
Driving Directions: 
Heading SOUTH on Route 17, take a right turn onto Calabash Road, NW.
Heading NORTH on Route 17, take a left turn (in front of CVS Pharmacy) onto Calabash Road, NW.
Take first left turn onto Koolabrew Drive (Carolina's Business Park). See sign for Artworks Studio at last building on left.
Bellinger Studio

Check out our newly formatted Events page
filled with information of news and local events 

Come join us to celebrate our 26th Anniversary Art Exhibit and Sale !
This event is open to all active WAA members. 
This show was so much fun last year we are doing it again! 
We are coordinating this show with the Elks popular Comfort Food Friday dinner. It is a cash bar and cash dinner. 
This is an opportunity to exhibit and sell your art ! 

Where: Calabash Elks
  937 Carter Drive 
  Calabash, NC 28467  
When: Friday, October 13 Noon to 8:00 PM
Deadline to register: Wednesday October 4, at NOON! 
There is no monetary entry fee, each entering artist must contribute an original 8 X 10 work for a fund raising raffle.  
Click here for show prospectus 

What is Plein Air?

We paint and document today's landscapes that contribute to tomorrow's history. Painting outside is an enormous amount of fun when you can go with our most compatible WAA group members.
No fee for these events. 
All locations are weather permitting, not to be rescheduled.

SAVE THE DATES for more upcoming locations: more information to come

OCTOBER 5, 2017: Thurs. 2:00pm - 5:00PM Lockwood Folly 

OCTOBER 11, 2017: Wednesday 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Whispering Pines, Calabash - near library

OCTOBER 16, 2017: Monday 10:00am - 4:00pm
Brook Green Gardens

OCTOBER 18, 2017: continue at Brook Green Gardens

OCTOBER 23, 2017: Monday 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Cherry Grove Park and Boat Ramp, North Myrtle Beach

OCTOBER 27, 2017: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Wilmington Gallery Walk -- Not a Plein Air Event, but fun

OCTOBER 29, 2017: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

  Sunset Beach for sunset painting