The Wilmington Art Association is a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for area visual artists to gain community recognition through shows and exhibitions. It offers a forum wherein artists, local craftsmen, and people interested in the visual arts can exchange ideas, learn from each other, and contribute to the community. It provides educational programs, demonstrations, and lectures, which will lead to better public understanding and appreciation of visual arts.

Please check back often for updates of our events.

Call for Art

2023 WAA Spring Show prospectus and registration are now available

Our annual Spring Show prospectus is now available to download. Registration dates are January 6 through February 19, 2023. Show dates are April 8 through 16, 2023.

We are happy to announce that we will be using CAFÉ to handle registration for the Spring show. You may download the prospectus by CLICKING HERE. However, please click on the button below to register and pay your entry fee:

Spring Show Poster Contest

Each year we choose a member’s work to showcase on the Spring show poster. Submissions are reviewed anonymously and the winner will be announced at the Holiday party. Send in your best candidate to be used for the 2023 Spring Show poster.

Submit your poster candidate by sending a jpg image to “”

Past Events

The WAA Presents its First Virtual Annual Juried Spring Art Show

Time for a Refreshing Beverage - Becky Bucci - 2020 WAA Spring Show poster art

Time for a Refreshing Beverage – Becky Bucci

 As we all know, the pandemic forced us to cancel our 38th Annual Spring Show. Now more than ever, “the show must go on.” Art has the power to unite and connect in times of crisis. Art transcends reality, unites people, inspires, and brings comfort.

The arts are one of the most powerful means for communication and coping which we have at our disposal today.

That being said, the Wilmington Art Association is excited to present this wonderful on-line gallery of curated art for you to enjoy in the comfort and safety of your own home.

What better time to enjoy and support the arts? All you need to do is simply click on the handy links to the galleries of beautiful art in the top menu or in the sidebar.

Over the years, the Wilmington Art Association has historically awarded scholarships throughout the area. This year, a portion of the purchase price of any art in this show will be donated to local food banks to feed those in need due to COVID19. 

And remember your purchase from this virtual art show will help an artist and our community!

Here is your pick for the 2020 People‘s Choice Award

Congratulations to Leslie Campbell for her work, Spirit House (Multimedia), receiving the 2020 WWA People’s Choice Award!

Rest assured, this is the first of many virtual shows. We are committed to reinforcing future “physical” shows and expanding our audience. 

Thank you for visiting!

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