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     Who We Are
Waterway Art Association (WAA) was established in 1991. We are a large group of artists located in southwestern Brunswick County. We are located at 283B Koolabrew Dr., Calabash, NC, 28467.

Our mission is to “encourage artistic awareness through growth, both on an individual as well as community level.” We are dedicated to accomplishing this through exhibits, shows, painting demonstrations, art instruction, trips, classes, professional workshops, paint-ins, outdoor plein-air sessions and scholarships.

Our members’ artistic interests and talents encompass watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, pencil, pen and ink, Sumi-E, charcoal and more. Beginners through professionals are welcome.

We are supported by our members’ dues, private donations, and fees for special events. Members are invited to participate in other community art events in our area.

What We Do
Members enjoy the collegial atmosphere of volunteer opportunities, meeting with other artists, and enjoying membership discounts to fee-charged activities.

Our informal paint-in sessions are held every Wednesday, from 9 AM to noon for a fee of $1. Artists bring whatever projects they wish to work on and simply share the experience of painting together. Live models may be available for interested artists to sketch or paint for a fee of $3.


We hold monthly general membership meetings September through May (excluding December) on the third Wednesday of the month. Meetings may be followed by a program such as a demonstration, lecture, or perhaps a helpful critique of members’ works.

We host an annual judged show. We also host one-day and multi day workshops as well as other art experiences and events. Members may enjoy discounts when participating in these events or ordering supplies through WAA.

Where We Meet
All general meetings and paint in sessions are held at the Bellinger Artworks Studio, 283B Koolabrew Drive, NW, Calabash, North Carolina 28467.

Join Us
Membership in WAA runs September 1 through August 31 annually and is open to adults 18 years or older. Annual dues of $30 are payable September 1 of each given year. Members receive nametags (worn at all times while in the building), email blasts announcing upcoming events, meeting and paint-in reminders, art show information, and other items of interest. You must be a member to receive a discounted entry fee to the annual judged show.

To join us, simply fill out this membership form and return it along with a check for $30 made payable to Waterway Art Association.
Mail your membership form to: WAA,
PO Box 7082, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469,
Attn: Membership





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   We meet at:  
   Bellinger Artworks 
   283B Koolabrew Dr. NW 
   Calabash, North Carolina 28467