ARTfall 2017


Call for Artists                                                      AUG 2017

Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center
Seeks Artist Submissions for the 3rd Annual ARTfall Exhibition
 On Display September 21-24, 2017

The Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center is seeking 2D artists for the 3rd Annual ARTfall Juried Art Show and Sale to be held September 21 – 24, 2017. ARTfall will be one of the events during American Craft Walk Wilmington (formerly the Art Walk) a celebration of visual and performing arts at various locations in downtown Wilmington culminating in the walk on September 23rd.The ARTfall Exhibition will be open to the public 10am - 5pm daily with an artists’ reception Saturday September 23rd, 2:00 – 4:00 pm featuring the award presentation at 3:00 pm. The deadline for applications and online registration is September 1, 2017. CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE SUBMISSION

 Only original artwork completed within the last two years will be considered for exhibition. An original artwork is the artist’s sole creation and Is not, in whole or in part, a copy of any other persons work or photograph. Preference is given to artists from the Lower Cape Fear region.


Application Guidelines

  • Exhibits will be September 21 – 24, 2017. Selections are made by a review panel.
  • The Review Panel will consider up to a maximum of 5 digital images. Images must be in a JPEG or TIFF format with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi not to exceed 1080 pixels in any one direction. Additional support material including resume, exhibit history, and artist’s website will aid in the selection process. Due to space limitations we may not be able to hang all accepted work but all work will be juried.
  • Works must be suitable for viewing by the general public. The participating artist must be the one who conceived of and executed the finished product. Photographically or commercially reproduced work is also acceptable. It must be limited editions, signed and numbered by the artist.
  • By submission of an application, the artist accepts all conditions set forth in this prospectus.
  • Artists who will not be dropping off their work in person are responsible for all costs associated with the shipping to and from the HBHUSO/CAC.
  • Applications must be received by September 1st with the JPG or TIFF artwork images.


Exhibition Guidelines

  • All two-dimensional works must be framed or gallery wrapped and wired for hanging. Exposed edges and beck must be clean. The HBHUSO/CAC reserves the right to refuse the installation of items with faulty framing, wiring or hanging devices. Glass clip frames or saw tooth hangers will not be accepted.
  • At the time of installation, the artist is responsible for completing a consignment agreement with a member of the HBHUSO/CAC staff and provides a complete inventory of works
  • The HBHUSO/CAC will collect 20% on all sales during the exhibition.
  • Artists whose works are selected own the pieces until it is sold by the HBHUSO/CAC. All works will be handled with professional care. The Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center, the City of Wilmington and the Thalian Association limit liability for damage of artwork from handling, viewing and exhibition use during the consignment period. The Hannah Block Historic USO/ Community Arts Center nor any of its subsidiaries are not responsible for damage or loss that occurs prior to, during or after expiration of the consignment period. Artist shall at all times maintain appropriate property and loss insurance coverage on any consigned items to protect Artist against damage or loss to such consigned goods.
  • All artists accepted may provide a black folding fabric bin and display work. The work need to be clean, properly backed and protected with shrink wrap. All bin work should be labeled with title, artist name, medium and price.

Clich here to submit your artwork



Our Management

The Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center is managed by the staff of the The Thalian Association, the Official Community Theater of North Carolina.

The Thalian Association is a non-profit, membership organization founded in 1788 to provide arts education and bring the excitement of the performing arts to Wilmington. The organization has its offices and holds auditions at the Community Arts Center.  The Center also hosts the Thalian Children's Theater classes and performances.

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Patrons of the HBHUSO/Community Arts Center can park in the surface lot conveniently located next to the building.

Parking Rates:

- Hourly: $1.25
- Daily: $7.00
- Monthly: $50.00


Paid parking is enforced 24/7 unless otherwise noted.  Visit the City of Wilmington's website for more information about downtown Wilmington parking.