The Wilmington Art Association in partnership with the Wilmington Family YMCA, and other local organizations, is sponsoring the Visual Arts and Heritage Arts portion of the Silver Arts component of the "Senior Games by the Sea"
Senior Games by the Sea, through the SilverArts, provides the platform for the creative talent of the visual and heritage artists along with the performing and literary artists Participating artists, age 50 and over, will compete in the various categories of the visual and heritage arts for first, second and third place. Visual Arts competition will include 2-D arts such as painting in oil, acrylics and watercolor. Drawing, mixed media, photography, pastels, and sculpture are also included in this category. Heritage Arts, a 3-D category, will include basket weaving, all the needle arts, pottery, quilting, stained glass, woodworking, tole, decorative, and Chinese painting as well as jewelry. Winners will have an opportunity to go to Raleigh to compete state wide. The exhibiting artists will also have an opportunity to sell their creations during the three days SilverArts is open to the public. Prior to the opening to the public, a reception and awards ceremony will be held at theArtWorks™ honoring the winners and celebrating the creative abilities of all of the participating artists.