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The New Wilmington Art Association enables artists to work, develop, and think through its creative interventions staged in vacancies.
The New Wilmington Art Association enables artists to work, develop, and think through its creative interventions staged in vacancies.
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THE PROJECT

Create expanded cultural energy and activities in Wilmington, DE through the development of public art exhibitions, publications, organizational collaboration and community engagement in 2012 and 2013.  

ABOUT US

The NWAA exists as an evolving, mobile labor-of-love, bringing unique creative projects to the City of Wilmington, DE, primarily activating vacant commercial properties. Over the past 4 years we have worked on projects of varying scope - from collaborating with internationally acclaimed artists to developing collaborative projects with area institutions to helping regional and national artists create area exhibitions. 

This past year we developed an ongoing artist residency with the Winterthur Museum, informed by their collection, as well as partnered with the Public Allies to envision Wilmington STIR, an ongoing series of "Sunday Soup" micro-granting events which provide a venue for exposure and opportunities for direct funding of creative, community based projects. Active For the Arts, our unique initiative which promotes wellness understanding through cultural programming, will experience substantial growth in the coming year; featuring participants in the Boston Marathon, public discussions, a philosophical investigation of "running" through photographs, inner-city community collaboration and a creative journey made by an area artist traversing the continental United States via bike.

Our mission is to infuse creative energy into the City of Wilmington - in any way we can - and at any level. We have big ideas and we need your help to realize them!

THE FUNDS

As a grass-roots organization, the direct support of individuals are what keeps us operating, existing and growing. The NWAA will utilize the funds generated here to support up to two years of original programming - including public exhibitions, catalogs, community events and receptions, exhibition and curatorial opportunities for artists, site-specific art projects and anything else we can dream up to imaginatively impact our city and region through the arts.

Without your support we can not continue to build upon the creative infrastructure we have developed and share challenging new programming. We hope that you will offer your support of our activities here. Every bit goes a long way. 

Our deepest thanks,

The New Wilmington Art Association

www.thenwaa.org

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(Header Image credit: Michael Glowacki, Leggo My Ego at the NWAA, 2011)

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    Join our list of active supporters on the NWAA website - with a direct link to your website

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    (1) Join our list of active supporters on the NWAA website - with a direct link to your website
    (2) An original, screen-printed "NWAA Logo" T-Shirt (Limited sizes)

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    (1) Join our list of active supporters on the NWAA website - with a direct link to your website + an image!
    (2) One original plaster-cast "Sponge" by Wilmington sculptor Phillip Scarpone.

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    (1) Join our list of active supporters on the NWAA website - with a direct link to your website (2) One printed copy of the annual NWAA Yearbook, featuring the works of our current membership

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    (1) Join our list of active supporters on the NWAA website - with a direct link to your website
    (2) One copy of the 2011 NWAA Print Portfolio, containing 12 original 8"x10" works created by our membership (Limited quantities)
    (3) The NWAA will interview you about your work or organization and create a featured post on the NWAA website homepage.

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    (1) Join our list of active supporters on the NWAA website - with a direct link to your website
    (2) One printed copy of the annual NWAA Yearbook, featuring the works of our current membership
    (3) One copy of the 2011 NWAA Print Portfolio, containing 12 original 8"x10" works created by our membership (Limited quantities)
    (4) A personal studio visit with 2 of our artist members (separate events)

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    (1) Join our list of active supporters on the NWAA website - with a direct link to your website
    (2) One printed copy of the annual NWAA Yearbook, featuring the works of our current membership
    (3) A personal Wilmington ArtLoop walk and dinner with the NWAA Curatorial Committee (Max 3ppl per pledge)
    (4) A creative, one-of-a-kind video "Thank-You" from the NWAA
    (5) NWAA Director Michael Kalmbach will "paint" any phrase of your choice (20"x24") using his unique paint pouring process. This original work is yours to keep.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    (1) Join our list of active supporters on the NWAA website - with a direct link to your website (2) One printed copy of the annual NWAA Yearbook, featuring the works of our current membership (3) A creative, one-of-a-kind video "Thank-You" from the NWAA (4) NWAA Director Michael Kalmbach will "paint" any phrase of your choice (20"x24") using his unique paint pouring process. This original work is yours to keep. (5) Host a private event (of your creation) at one of our 2012 or 2013 exhibitions. (Advance notice required)

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    (1) Join our list of active supporters on the NWAA website - with a direct link to your website (2) One printed copy of the annual NWAA Yearbook, featuring the works of our current membership (3) NWAA Director Michael Kalmbach will "paint" any phrase of your choice (20"x24") using his unique paint pouring process. This original work is yours to keep. (4) One printed copy of a select exhibition catalog from the 2011 NWAA exhibitions (5) Join the NWAA Curatorial Committee as a Guest Juror for a 2012 or 2013 exhibition. (6) The NWAA will create a site-specific temporary exhibition of original artworks for your space, office, home, etc. (5 months notice required / Local availability only)

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