7th Annual ARTfall looking for artist submissions until the end of the month

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WILMINGTON — A juried art exhibit next month is recruiting 2D and 3D artists to participate. The Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center will host its 7th annual ARTFall September 16-24, and submissions are due August 31.

ARTfall Juried Art Show and Sale is part of the American Craft Walk Wilmington, a celebration of visual and performing arts at various locations downtown. The week-long celebration culminates in the march, a large outdoor vendor show, on Saturday, September 17.

The exhibit at Hannah Block Historic USO will be open Monday through Saturday, September 16-24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., free to the public. There will be an Artist Awards Presentation and Reception, also open to the public, in the lobby of the USO Historical Museum on Thursday, September 15 from 6-8 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place as well as an honorable mention. and people’s choice. Cash prizes total $525.

Original artwork created within the past two years will be accepted. The work must be the unique creation of the artist and in no case a copy of the work or photograph of another person. Preference will be given to artists from the Lower Cape Fear area.

Due to space limitations, not all works can be exhibited, but they will all be judged. Artists will be notified by September 2.

Submissions will be judged by award-winning artist Madison Creech, professor of art and art history at UNCW and co-owner of Fried Fruit Art Gallery in the Cargo District. Creech holds an MFA from Arizona State University and a BFA and BS in Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

If the artwork is chosen for installation, the artist is responsible for completing a consignment agreement with a member of HBHUSO/CAC staff to include a complete inventory of the artwork. The HBHUSO/CAC will receive 25% on all sales during the show.

Guidelines for submitting artwork include:

  • $15 non-refundable registration fee
  • Up to a maximum of five digital images, which must be in JPEG or TIFF format, with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi, not exceeding 1080 pixels
  • Other supporting documents to consider, including a resume, exhibition history, and the artist’s website
  • The work must be viewable by the public
  • Works reproduced photographically or commercially are acceptable but must be limited editions, signed and numbered by the artist
  • All 2D artwork must be framed or gallery wrapped and wired for hanging (glass clip frames or sawtooth hangers are not acceptable)
  • 3D works may include high relief, pottery, sculpture, kinetic and 3D art created in metal, paper, wood, stone, five, plastic, glass, ceramics, found objects or any other material; should not require special installation

The Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center is located at 120 S. 2nd St. in downtown Wilmington. It is owned by the city and operated by the Thalian Association Community Theatre.

For more information or to download submission guidelines, application and exhibit details, visit the show website.


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