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.

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WAA at Gallery Citrine

Located at 17 South Second Street, Wilmington NC, WAA in Gallery Citrine offers Wilmington Art Association members the opportunity to lease gallery space for quarterly juried shows. Our mission for each quarterly show is to maximize gallery space to showcase the works of each artist to their fullest advantage.

If you are an artist interested in showing your work at Gallery Citrine, please click on the button below, fill out the form and submit it.

Congrats to all the winners of the 2023 Annual WAA Spring Show!

The Wilmington Art Association (WAA) 41st Annual Juried Spring Art Show and Sale featured an exhibition of new works by artists from Wilmington and surrounding areas. The show is the Official Art Show of the North Carolina Azalea Festival, and was held at the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center, 120 South 2nd Street, Wilmington.

Our annual Spring Show list of winning artists is now available!

In addition to all the wonderful volunteers, the WAA is grateful to Ginny Lassiter, who was the 2023 Juror/Judge for the show. A native of Wilson, NC, Ginny Lassiter has always been a creative soul. She’s a potter, she paints, she sketches, and she designs fabrics. She graduated from East Carolina University, majoring in art with an emphasis in design. In 2002 she opened Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash, NC, a large gallery catering to both locals and visitors to the coastal Carolinas. She sold the gallery in June of 2022. Lassiter has created a sophisticated body of work. Her paintings, often textural and almost always abstract, are primarily expressionist in nature, sometimes influenced by architectural structures, forms and spaces.