Recent Events
April 25 Abstract Acrylics 
Ginny Lassiter 
Many newbies attended this workshop, Ginny was so wonderful walking us through the elements of this freeing method of painting. 
Ginny critiqued our pieces at the end. What a great experience ! 
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April 4 Watercolor on Gesso 
Rebecca Zdybel 
WOW ! who would think you could do so much with gesso! Thank you Rebecca ! 
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March 8 Mini Workshop 
Barb Clark 
Looks like fun, great results!
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February 16 Acrylic Florals 
Rachel Jones 
A wonderful new technique that I enjoyed learning. What a fun workshop with the teacher being very knowledgable! 
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January 28 Oil/Nature's Grays
Jef Sturm 
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January 21 Oil/ Nature's Grays
Jef Sturm 
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December 3 Watercolor Workshop
Ronald Williams 
Ron gave us all special attention and we all learned some valuable tips! 
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25th Anniversary Show 
Calabash Elks October 28,2016
Great event, we had so much fun we are planning to do a similar event next year!
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North Carolina Plein Air Event​
Emerald Isle, North Carolina: September 21-23, 2016
A good time was had by all at this event.  Beautiful place, beautiful weather, and of course beautiful WAA members in attendance. Below are a few shots of the event. Click here for pictures 

WAA upcoming workshops for the 2017

Painting, From the Beginning
Terry Sellers Harrison - Instructor 
Eight Week Series Starts September 11, 2017
details are on the Home Page  

Colored Pencils - Beginner Workshop 
Glenn Davis - Instructor  
September 18, 2017 
details are on the Home page 

Finding Depth in your Paintings  Oils or Acrylic
Jef Sturm - Instructor 
October 5, 2017 
details are on the Home page 

Tonal Values in Portraiture  Oils or Acrylic 
Rachel Jones - Instructor 
November 2, 2017 
finalizing  all details, keep posted! 

Negative painting Loose Florals Watercolor 
Rebecca Zdybel - Instructor 
December 4, 2017 
finalizing all details, keep posted! 

Announcing Session IV and V :
Life Drawing with Jef Sturm 

to pre-register for these new sessions: 
please note, space is limited, so act fast! 
Friday's. September 15, 2017 to 
October 20, 2017 9AM-Noon 
Friday's October 27, 2017 to 
December 8, 2017 9AM-Noon

Where:Bellinger Artworks 
 283B Koolabrew Dr. N.W.
 Calabash, N.C. 28467

This publication is a great resource for what is happening in the Carolinas !  Be sure to download or bookmark !  
The August 2017 issue of "Carolina Arts" is ready to be downloaded on our website at ( - all 57 pages of it. Our cover features a photograph by Alfred Stieglitz of Georgia O’Keeffe. The Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem, NC, will present an exhibit of O'Keeffe's works. But the real story is in my commentary this month about how we got a new Queen of our "Carolina Arts" Facebook page. And although we have a new Queen - we will never forget our first Queen. Now what was her name? I guess I'll have to download a copy and find out.

This is a wonderful opportunity ! 
Seven curators from North Carolina institutions will be present to greet each artist and talk about their work.
3201 S 17th St,
Wilmington, NC 28412
Drop Off 10am Saturday September 30 - 10am Sunday October 1
GALA October 7
on view October 8, 2017 - July 8, 2018
Focusing on contemporary art by artists currently living in, or native to, the state of North Carolina. Artists bring a single work of art to be installed in the museum, delivering the work within 24‐hour period from 10 am September 30 to 10 am October 1. No fee. The design of this project provides any participating artist equal opportunity to meet a significant curator working in the field of contemporary art today.

Franklin G. Burroughs-Simon B. Chapin Art Museum 
When: Tuesday August 29, 2017 
Linda Hester has arranged for a Museum Docent to take us on a tour of their exhibit 
Feast Your Eyes will explore our culinary heritage as nourishment and beyond: a form of cultural, political and artistic expression; an enduring source of comfort; sometimes an object of obsession; perhaps a symbol of class, race or gender…and always a cause for celebration. 

There is a second exhibit, Douglas Ballentine, a Charleston painter with international training has an retrospective exhibit of his works that pertain to the beach. This exhibit is optional, your car pool group may want to explore the Museum, or have tea and cookies with a view of the Atlantic ocean. 

We will car pool from the Loews Food store just South of the state line off Highway 17. We plan to depart at 12:15 pm
There is no admission fee, but a donation to the museum would be appreciated.

Click here to email Linda Hester 
if you plan to attend and also if you are willing to drive! 
Click here for a link to the museum