Wilmington Art Association Records
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- Wilmington Art Association (1971-) (Organization)
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A new Wilmington Art Association -- with 30 members -- arranged its first "Annual Labor Day Arts and Crafts Show" in 1971 at Greenfield Park and organized the "First Annual Christmas Show and Sale" at the Community Art Center located at 120 South Second Street. In 1972, the Arts Council of the Lower Cape Fear held its first "Arts Ball" at the Wilmington Hilton, in downtown Wilmington and included an exhibition of paintings by members of the Wilmington Art Association. The organization received its charter from the State of North Carolina in 1974 and is certified by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as a non-profit organization.
The first Wilmington Art Association gallery opened in the Spring of 1999 at Chandler's Wharf on Water Street in downtown Wilmington. In November 2006, the Gallery was relocated to 616-B Castle Street, where it operated through April 2011.
[Source: Wilmington Art Association website]
A list of associated members mentioned throughout the collection include: Penny Vereen Braswell, Elsa Brooks, Betty Beane, John P. Christensen, Ann E. Chadwick, John Edward Clayton, Robert R. Clark, Faye Coley, Anne T. Cree, Diane English, Nancy Fidler, Mary Ellen Golden, Douglas Grant, Jeanna Selby Gowdy, Emily Ware Griffith, Kathlee Hewett, Elizabeth Storm Harris, Ruth Hodges, Florence Hoffman, Louise Shelley Johnson, Ellen Sherburne Jones, William Lloyd, Mary Mears, Shirley Leveque Mitchell, Jack Morgan, Georgia Newton, Charlotte Payne, Brooks Pearce, Lillian S. Paso, Carmen Reavis, Ann Respess, Hope S. Schroth, Henry Stone, Sibyl O. Thearling, Carlton D. Trainum, Suda Fee Tuggle, Ortund M. Tyler, Tina F. White, Wendy D. Ward, Larry Williams, and J. Hilary Worthington.
1.5 Linear Feet (Contains 1 document box and 3 photograph albums.)
- Wilmington Art Association Collection
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- 2021 March 30
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