Call Detail
2023 Wilmington Art Association 41st Annual Juried Spring Art Show and Sale
Entry Deadline: 2/19/23
Days remaining to deadline: 22

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $35.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 2, Maximum:Max. 2
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 2, Maximum:Max. 2
Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: North Carolina

The 2023 exhibition will be the Wilmington Art Association's 41st annual Art Show and Sale and will be held April 8th through April 16th at the Hannah Block Community Arts Center (CAC), 120 S Second Street in Wilmington, NC from 10am-5pm each day, with opening award reception from 6-9pm Friday April 7th. This event takes place each year during the North Carolina Azalea Festival.

Awards

"Best in Show" $1,000

2D - 1st in Class $400 & 2nd in Class $250 & 3rd in Class $150

3D - 1st in Class $400 & 2nd in Class $250, 3rd in Class $150

The Queen’s Award & People’s Choice Award

Honorable Mentions * Memorial Awards * Donor Awards

MEET THE JUROR Ginny Kelly Lassiter 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. “My work has always been related to art,” Lassiter says. “But I didn’t start painting seriously until about ten years ago when I sat in on one of the gallery’s workshops with Sterling Edwards. He really pushed me to develop my own voice, my own art.” Lassiter also credits her design instructor at East Carolina, the late Warren Chamberlain. “He helped me hone my drawing and composition skills and taught me how to critique my own work. With his help, I learned the importance of spontaneity and the value in limiting my palette. It keeps the work from becoming too busy.” For pure inspiration she cites the work of internationally known Myrtle Beach, SC native Brian Rutenberg. Working with a warm palette of earth tones, 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. “I love the process of painting abstracts,” she says. “By focusing on shape, color and line, I’m able to step outside of the ‘real world’ and representational imagery, but still generate interest from the viewer. It’s my hope that each of my paintings draws the viewer in and brings about an emotional response.” 

ENTRY TERMS AND CONDITIONS • All entries must be for sale. • Commission pieces are not allowed. • Art must remain in show until designated time for pick-up. • The artist must have sole ownership over the artwork. • Artists should register for a time slot to volunteer during the show. • Artist or designee must deliver artwork to the CAC on designated date/time. Shipped or mailed art will not be accepted. • The WAA allows photographs to be taken during the event. • All jurying and judging are done anonymously. The Judge’s decision on acceptance is final. • The WAA maintains the rights to use photographs of the art and the event for future marketing or promotional materials. • Upon entering the show and by submitting payment, the artist agrees to the terms and conditions as outlined in this Prospectus. 

Open to all artists 18 years of age and older. Artists may submit ORIGINAL two-dimensional (2-D) work and three-dimensional (3-D) work. 

EXHIBITED ARTWORK ELIGIBILITY • Artwork must be solely the creation of the artist. • Artwork must be original in conception, composition and implementation. • No kits, copies, collaborative works or workshop pieces will be accepted. • No replicas, giclee reproductions or any modified, copied or imitated art will be accepted. • The quality of the creation and design should be consistent with a fine art show. • No furniture, jewelry, tea or dining sets allowed. • No erotic or violent themes will be accepted. • The artwork must have not been previously exhibited in any WAA art show and must have been completed after January 1 2020. • Artwork requiring individual easels will not be accepted. • Weight of 2D art must not exceed 15lbs • Upon check-in, 2D artwork must be ready for hanging on the display panels. Click HERE for hanging details. • All artwork must be durable enough to be handled and moved. • 2D artwork is artwork which can be hung on exhibit panels. 3D artwork is artwork which is to be displayed on a table or display column.

ENTRY TERMS AND CONDITIONS • All entries must be for sale. • Commission pieces are not allowed. • Art must remain in show until designated time for pick-up. • The artist must have sole ownership over the artwork. • Artists should register for a time slot to volunteer during the show. • Artist or designee must deliver artwork to the CAC on designated date/time. Shipped or mailed art will not be accepted. • The WAA allows photographs to be taken during the event. • All jurying and judging are done anonymously. The Judge’s decision on acceptance is final. • The WAA maintains the rights to use photographs of the art and the event for future marketing or promotional materials. • Upon entering the show and by submitting payment, the artist agrees to the terms and conditions as outlined in this Prospectus. 

WHAT TO KNOW FOR ALL 2D ARTWORK AND BINWORK

2D ARTWORK DETAILS
 Exhibited Pieces2 Maximum

 

 

 

Mediums

·         Acrylic, Alcohol ink, Collage, Digital Art, Drawing, Egg Tempera, Encaustic, Stained Glass, Gouache, Metal, Mixed Media, Oil, Pastel, Printmaking, Textile, Watercolor, Other

·         No giclees, prints or reproductions.

·         Traditional Fine Art Photography, Digital Conceptualization Photography. Note: Photography must not be printed on canvas. Traditional paper and metal are accepted.

Size Limitations-Not Including FrameWidth 48 inchesHeight 48 inches 
Size Limitations to Outside Edge of FrameWidth 50 inchesHeight 50 inches 
Diptych or TriptychMust be connected and not exceed the 50 inches overall size limit
Weight15lb maximum including frame
PlexiglassAny piece >30 inches that requires glass, such as pastel or watercolor, must use plexiglass
Professional PresentationQuality frames or 1.5 inch gallery wrapped canvas or 1.5 inch cradle
MatsWhite, black, off white, or light neutral mats only. A thin color liner is acceptable.

 

 

 

Hanging

·         2D art will be hung on one or two pin hooks, depending on size and weight of art, on WAA's carpeted display panels.

·         Picture hanging wires must be slack enough for someone to reach behind the art and place the wire on the small hook(s). Be sure the wire does not allow the artwork to lean outward, nor should the wire be visible above the picture after it is hung.

·         Make sure the wire is of adequate strength to support the painting. !No sawtooth hangers!.

·         In summary, the artwork must be securely wired and professionally mounted. Enough slack must be left in the wire, so the piece can be easily hung.

 

Identification

Each piece must have a label with artist's name, title of artwork, medium, price and size affixed to the back upper right corner.
2D BINWORK DETAILS
Guidelines

·         10 Pieces maximum, no frames allowed. Original art or prints allowable and must be packaged as described below.

·         Any WAA member who has paid the registration fee can have bin work for sale.

 

 

Bin

·     Bin to be provided by the artist at Check-In.

·     Artist's name must be affixed to bottom of bin.

·     Standard medium bin size of 42 inch height when closed X 24 inch width, black canvas print rack with black legs ONLY. No other sizes or types are allowed. 

·     WAA will provide standard artist identification for display.

·     50 or less standard size business cards are allowed and are to be displayed in WAA provided sleeve

Maximum Size of Bin workWidth 24 inchesHeight 24 inchesDepth 1 inch (canvas/cradle)

Wrapping and Packaging

 

 

·         Bin work must be enclosed in Krystal (or another brand) Seal Archival Art & Photo Bags. If required to have white foam board or matboard backing, backing cannot exceed bin work maximum size (24”). 

·         NO CARDBOARD is allowed for backing.

Labeling·         Bin work must be labeled in upper right corner with Artist’s Name, Title, Price and if the art is ORIGINAL or REPRODUCTION
Wrapped CanvasMust have white foam core or matboard backing. 
Plein Air PanelsHard white canvas panels do not need foam core or mat board backing.
PaperArtwork must have white foam core cut or mat board to fit to edge of artwork and must be matted.
Photos and PrintsMust have white foam core or mat board cut to fit to edge of artwork
InventoryInventory of bin work, with your name, title, price, size, must be entered through Google forms by March 18.

WHAT TO KNOW FOR ALL 3D ARTWORK AND BIN WORK

 

3D ARTWORK DETAILS
Exhibited Pieces2 Maximum
          MediumsCeramic, Glass, Metal, Mixed Media, Paper, Plastic, Textile, Wood, Other

 

Size Limitations

·         All artwork including bin work must be able to be displayed on a pedestal. It cannot exceed 24" in diameter.

·         Sculptures of five feet or taller that stand safely on the floor and do not exceed the weight limit will be considered.

Maximum weight30 lbs.

 

 

Professional Presentation

·         Top heavy or unstable work will not be accepted.

·         3D work with a top or lid or separate piece(s) must have the separate pieces secured and labeled.

·         Freestanding sculptures requiring special mounting or suspension will not be accepted.

·         No illuminated pieces that require electrical connections will be accepted.

IdentificationEach piece must have a label with artist's name, title of artwork, medium, and price affixed to the bottom
3D BIN WORK DETAILS
GuidelinesNot part of judging. May have up to 5 pieces

 

Identification

 

 

 

·         Each piece must have a label with artist's name, title of artwork, medium, price, size, and "ORIGINAL" or "REPRODUCTION" affixed to bottom.

·         All 3D bin work pieces must fit on a 36" space/pedestal.

Inventory

·         Inventory of bin work, with your name, title, price, and size, must be entered through Google forms by March 18.

·         50 or less standard business cards are allowable to be displayed in WAA provided card holders.