Member Events/News

 New Museum Grand Opening

201 N Main St, Rolesville, NC

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horizontal-rule2February Meeting Thank you to Linda Burrell of Sunflower Studio for offering the use of her space.  We are working to schedule a time in February that we can start painting some ceiling tiles for Healing Ceilings.  It will be great to start a project like this as a group.  🙂 

horizontal-rule2Renaissance Centre rotating exhibit We will be displaying work in the hallways of the Art Annex.  Because of construction starting at the New Year, we are not sure when we will begin.  Rotation will be every 2 months. Artists responsible for bringing/picking up art at specified times.  Would like 2 artists per show to volunteer to assist with hanging work.   Exhibitions will be themes.  We will have more information at the January meeting.

horizontal-rule2The First WFGA Artist Showcase held at the Renaissance Centre Arts Annex was a great success. Thanks to the Renaissance Center for such a wonderful experience. They provided a professional hanging system in the rooms used in addition to the grids and chairs.

Many people attended the event. It was such a pleasure to have the artists there to talk with the attendees as well as to have the opportunity to socialize with each other.

Many people indicated that they would love to see this become an annual event as well as see other such events throughout the year.

Showcase Artist List

horizontal-rule2Information for the 2016 Wake Forest Arts / Wake Forest Guild of Artists Showcase

Download the document with the information needed to apply and participate in the first annual artist showcase.

2016 Wake Forest Arts / Wake Forest Guild of Artists Showcase


Call for Donations– Due by September 20, 2016

The Renaissance Centre is having their fundraising gala, The Broadway Ball, on November 12th.They do have a silent auction as a part of their fundraising efforts.  Please consider donating a piece of your art to this cause.  Funds will be used to offer free community arts events and arts educational scholarships for youth. 

The contact person is Cathy Gouge 919 435 9567

Deadline for silent auction items is September 20th. Attached is the letter from the Renaissance Centre and below is the link to their website about the event.

Renaissance Center Broadway Ball Donation Letter


Save the Date!! November 5th and 6th, 2016

Please mark your calendar for November 5th and 6th, 2016 for our WFGA Members’ Showcase at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts.

We will plan to hang the show and have an artists social on the evening of the 5th, with the show open to the public 11am to 5pm on the 6th.  Sunday, the 6th will be a busy day with lots of foot traffic…the Centre has another event as well as the Food Truck Rodeo!  We are grateful to the Renaissance Centre for reaching out to us.  Details to be announced via email to the membership.  Open to WFGA members only. 

horizontal-rule2Even though this deadline is now past you may want to keep this in mind for the future.

Interested in teaching an art class at the Renaissance Centre? May 13th deadline.

Hurry!  The Centre is wrapping up the scheduling for classroom space for Sept 16 to Feb 17. Deadline is soon.  May 13th.  They would love to offer art classes taught by WFGA members and are open to 2D and 3D curriculum.

Please contact Debra Horton; Centre Specialist for more info  919-435-9566


Painting in the Park event is rescheduled to May 22, 2016

Come paint outside during one of the Six Sundays in Spring concert (thanks to Wake Forest Arts).  

Joyner Park is beautiful with lots of room to find the perfect spot to paint, sketch, or doodle!  Open to the community. No fee

We will be setting up the WFGA tent at 3:00. Registration opens by 3:30. When you get to the park, make sure to stop by the WFGA tent to register!

The fan favorite award will be announced at 7pm with a $50 Jerry’s Gift card to the winner!

A huge thank you to artist Tammy Kaufman for her wonderful presentation of the basics of plein air during our WFGA member’s April meeting!

In case of rain, (hopefully not again!) and the concert is moved to the Renaissance Center, we will postpone the Painting in the Park for another Sunday TBA.

Here is more info about the concert series including parking, maps, etc.


Starting April 25, 2016

Let Your Voice Be Heard

Renaissance Master Plan Update First Meeting Monday, April 25, 2016, 7:00 PM

We hope you will attend the public planning meetings to make your needs as artists known.

The first meeting is set to address the following: Public Kickoff Workshop: What is your vision? The event will feature background information and a “food for thought” presentation on national best practices in traditional urban design, transportation, zoning, and preserving community character. It will be followed by a hands-on design session where community residents, stakeholders, and officials work together to generate a development vision for the Downtown Renaissance area.

Click here for the complete document with information and meeting dates.

Click here the full schedule on the website.