Archive for the ‘Wilmington NC Visual Arts’ Category

The Arts Council of Wilmington/New Hanover County in Wilmington, NC, Calls for Applications for Grassroots Arts Program Grant

May 31, 2017

Since 1977, the North Carolina Arts Council’s Grassroots Arts Program has provided North Carolina citizens access to quality arts experiences. The program distributes funds for the arts in all 100 counties of the state primarily through partnerships with local arts councils. The Arts Council of Wilmington/New Hanover County serves as the NC Arts Council’s Designated County Partner in awarding subgrants in New Hanover County.

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The Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County in Wilmington, NC, Calls for Submissions for Its Pedestrian Art Project – Deadline is February 28, 2017

February 8, 2017

The Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County in Wilmington, NC, invites sculptors to submit proposals for its Pedestrian Art public sculpture program. Up to 12 works will be installed for one year at various locations in Wilmington, NC, beginning in April 2017.

The deadline for consideration is February 28, 2017.

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The Arts Council is located at 221 N. Front Street, Suite 101, Wilmington, NC 28401

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Arts Council of Wilmington in Wilmington, NC, Calls for Entries for an Exhibit to Show Off Wilmington Locations – Deadline Feb. 10, 2017

January 17, 2017

Wilmington is a unique city that is home to an amazing arts community. We all have our favorite spots, from the Cape Fear River to the beaches or Castle Street to Lumina Ave.  Anything goes in this call to local artists to exhibit work that depicts their local stomping grounds.

The Arts Council of Wilmington will showcase the chosen artists at Wilmington International Airport during one of the busiest times of the year, The Azalea Festival and the Wells Fargo Championship. This is an opportunity to show visitors the multifaceted character of our fair city and the surrounding area.

Entry Deadline: Feb. 10, 2017

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Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, NC, Offers Art of the Bloom – Jan. 5-8, 2017

December 23, 2016


Art of the Bloom weekend will pair the area’s finest floral designers in a design challenge to create artistic floral arrangements inspired by art at the Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, NC.

The Museum is opening its Vault and traveling thirty works from the permanent collection to Blockade Runner Beach Resort on Wrightsville Beach Island.

21 Designers will interpret the art through floral design in an installation of CAM’s art and floral arrangements. Visitors will enjoy experiencing designers’ interpretations of art.

The Design Divas from Florida will be on hand and select the First, Second & Third place winners, as well as Best of Show. You be the judge… by voting for your favorite – all for a good cause – Cameron Art Museum and New Hanover Garden Club – Hands On Community projects.

A Preview Party will take place Thursday Jan. 5, 2017, from 7-9pm. $35 – CAM & NHGC Members (includes 3 day admission) $45 – Non – Members (includes 3 day admission).

See it First! A ticketed fundraiser to Meet and mingle with the talented designers & artists. Award winning desserts by EAST. Music by Grenoldo Frazier, Julie Rehder and Carol Green.

The three day event kicks off with a dessert and champagne preview party to open Art Of The Bloom.
Art Of The Bloom – Exhibition will open to the public:
Friday Jan. 6, 2017 – 9am – 9pm
Saturday Jan. 7, 2017 – 9am – 5pm
Sunday Jan. 8, 2017 – 9am – 4pm

$10 – CAM & NHGC Members (3-day admission)
$15 – Non – Members (3-day admission)

Tickets for all events will be available at the Cameron Art Museum at ( and Blockade Runner Beach Resort at 910/256-2251. East has special menus throughout the weekend.

Throughout this inspiring weekend noted speakers and hands on demonstrations in floral design, the arts and party planning. (some events may have an additional ticket.) Be a part of a new Wilmington / Wrightsville Beach tradition. Come be inspired and beat the winter blues at the beach!

The Event Host – known for their gracious and chic hospitality: Blockade Runner Beach Resort, Wilmington Art Association, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage, New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Art In Bloom Gallery, Baker Roofing, Fogelman Homes, Othera Family Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry, Tinga Nursery, and Trader Joe’s.

Benefits: Cameron Art Museum – your art museum and more. CAM is dedicated to inspiring critical thinking, fueling creativity and fostering open and accessible conversation for everyone. CAM is a catalyst for transformation whose various elements create a synergy that define CAM, Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach Island as a dynamic cultural destination.

New Hanover Garden Club’s Hands On Community Projects. Founded in 2014 and federated by the National Garden Clubs.

The proceeds from this event will support the community work of both NHGC and Cameron Art Museum.

Together Let’s Dig Deep!

More info contact Jayme Bednarczyk @CAM by calling 910/395-5999, e-mail to ( or visit (

Wilmington Art Association in Wilmington, NC, Calls for Entries for “Art in the Arboretum” – Deadline Aug. 19, 2016

June 20, 2016


The Wilmington Art Association in Wilmington, NC, is calling for entries for “Art in the Arboretum” taking place Sept. 30 – Oct. 2 , 2016, at the New Hanover County Arboretum in Wilmington.

Deadline to submit is Aug. 19, 2016.

Be a part of this annual show!

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Wilmington, NC, Calls For Artists to Participate in Art Walk for American Craft Week – Oct. 15, 2016

May 21, 2016

On Oct. 15, 2016, Wilmington, NC, will celebrate the skills and talent of craftsmen from around the Wilmington region by hosting a day long Art Walk in historic downtown at the culmination of American Craft Week. Artists that have been juried into the event will display and sell their highly regarded art with booths peppered throughout a six block radius allowing art enthusiasts the opportunity to enjoy both the art atmosphere and the ambiance of the downtown shops and eateries. To enhance the craft experience venues spots will showcase film, dance, song, theater and even floral design.

American Craft Week is a nationally established effort to build awareness of the Arts, Craft and Culture in America founded by, a non-profit.

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Kelly Starbuck Photography Presents “Southern Exposure: A Photographic Arts Show” at Brooklyn Arts Center in Wilmington, NC – May 15, 2016

May 9, 2016


The “Southern Exposure: A Photographic Arts Show”, presented by Kelly Starbuck Photography at the Brooklyn Arts Center, located at 516 North 4th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401, on Sunday, May 15, 2016, from noon-6pm.

The Brooklyn Arts Center has partnered with Kelly Starbuck Photography to create and present what we fully intend to be the coolest photographic arts show in the Southeast.

Kelly Starbuck Photography offers a wide range of photo services from commercial photography to portraiture and curatorial services for photo events. Starbuck made her mark in the Wilmington art community by curating fine art photography shows at her gallery, SALT Studio Photography, in the Brooklyn Arts District. Starbuck’s gallery featured national and local photographers during the Fourth Friday Gallery night openings from 2013 through 2015.

Local sponsors for the event are: Southeastern Camera, Frame Masters and Canvas Giclee Printing!

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Wilmington, NC, Offers “Rediscover Princess Street” on June 3, 2016

May 9, 2016

“Rediscover Princess Street” will begin Friday, June 3, 2016, at  5:30pm and close at 9pm. Businesses on the 200 block of Princess Street have come together to help people “Rediscover Princess Street”. No longer “Robbers Row,” new business owners have integrated with existing neighbors to reinvigorate the street. They hope clients will see that Princess Street is a great destination for retail, dining, and other services.

The following businesses will host an open house style reception during the event: Bespoke Coffee & Dry Goods, Bloke Apparel, Louie’s Hot Dogs, G & K Hair Studio, New Elements Gallery, SDI Construction, and Terry Richardson Attorney at Law.

Art in Bloom will host an art opening for Full Circle featuring artists Elizabeth Darrow, Susan Francy, and Traudi Thornton. Chanteuse Rebekah Todd will be providing entertainment and the Catch Food Truck will be available to patrons.

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University of North Carolina at Wilmington, NC, Features “2016 Senior Art Exhibition”

April 13, 2016


The University of North Carolina Wilmington’s “2016 Senior Art Exhibition” opens April 14, 2016, with a reception from 5:30-7pm, and will be on display until May 7, 2016. The show is located at the Art Gallery in the Cultural Arts Building at UNCW in Wilmington, NC. Both the reception and gallery are free and open to the public.


This juried show features 15 graduating seniors majoring in Studio Art including: David Atkinson, Kelli Blowers, Logan Brantley, Emma Bullard, Sarah Hathcock, Megan Huntington, Kristen Hutchinson, Ayla Jones, Kayla Kreh, Elizabeth Mulnix, Daniel Robb, Lori Ross, Jordan Turner, Wesley Walker, Jessica Wallace. The Senior Art Exhibition is a capstone requirement for UNCW seniors graduating with a degree in Studio Art.

The artists work in paint mediums such as acrylics, oils, watercolors, and gouache, as well as in 3-D mediums such as ceramics and sculpture. Pieces from artists in darkroom photography and alternative processes as well as collage, drawing and digital painting will also be featured.

The exhibition features a variety of subjects ranging from literature and fantasies to abstractions of the human form as well as portraits, nightlife, simplicity and shape, nature, and astrology.

The gallery is located in the Cultural Arts Building at the corner of Randall Drive and Reynolds Drive.

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The Arts Council of Wilmington/NHC, in association with Cape Fear Community College’s Humanities and Fine Arts Department, Will Present the Inaugural Wilmington Arts Summit, April 15-16, 2016, at CFCC in Wilmington, NC

March 21, 2016

The Wilmington Arts Summit will offer more than 30 expert-led workshops on professional development and capacity-building for artists and arts organizations throughout southeastern North Carolina. Best of all, it’s free of charge!

The kickoff will be held on Friday, Apr. 15, 2016, from 6-9pm, in CFCC’s Wilma W. Daniels Gallery and will include networking opportunities by discipline and other focus areas. Concurrent breakout sessions on Saturday, Apr. 16, from 10am-4pm, will be held in 10 classrooms in the academic wing of CFCC’s new Humanities & Fine Arts Center. The seating capacity will be 24 per classroom per session. Hourly panel discussions will be held in the center’s Black Box Theater, which has a seating capacity of about 125.

A Few of our Panel Discussions”

CYA: Cover Your Arts – with John Staton – Star News, Shea Carver – Encore, and Gina Gambony – WHQR

Give A Damn! – Karen Wells – Arts North Carolina

Dynamic Models for Activating Space – with Nina Bays Cournoyer, Alisa Harris, Karola Luettringhaus, and Jennifer Mace

A Few of our Workshops:
Board 101
Understanding Financial Reports
Volunteer Management
Most Common Grant Mistakes & How to Avoid Them
Fund Development
Donor Retention
Friend raising NOT fund raising
Evaluating and Determining Program Strategy

April 15-16, 2016
Cape Fear Community College
Humanities & Fine Arts Center
703 North Third Street
Wilmington, NC

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