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Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center seeks artist submissions for January exhibition


WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) -- The Vision of the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center is to restore and maintain the historic Second and Orange Street USO as a permanent home for the arts in the Wilmington area, to facilitate activities of community arts organizations and to promote the arts and arts education.

The purpose of the HBHUSO/CAC Gallery Exhibition is to showcase the talents of community 2D & 3D artists who are under-represented in traditional gallery venues and student artists from New Hanover, Pender & Brunswick Counties.

All formats of art work will be considered for this exhibition.

Application Guidelines

* 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 New Hanover, Brunswick & Pender Counties.

• Exhibits rotate on a bi-monthly monthly and may feature two or more artists. Selections are made by a Review Panel.

• The Review Panel requires a minimum of 10 digital images for consideration. Images must be in a JPEG or TIFF format with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. Additional support material including resume, exhibit history, and artist’s website will aid in the selection process.

• Images will not be returned until after the show. Artist may submit additional images for publicity.

• Works must be suitable for viewing by the general public.

• Works previously exhibited at the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center Gallery are ineligible for future shows.

•The artist is responsible for providing any specialized display equipment needed -pedestals, easels, lighting, etc. Three-dimensional works will be considered for wall installations only if hung from a bracket system as the walls, USO exhibits and furniture cannot be damaged or altered in any way.

• The HBHUSO/CAC reserves the right to select particular pieces for the show.

• By submission of an application, the artist accepts all conditions set forth in this prospectus. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

• 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 December 2nd . Submissions received after that date will be reviewed for future exhibitions.

• Notification of the review panels' decisions will be emailed no later than December 16th.

For more information or to download a full set of submission guidelines and application, please visit our website at, or email Jennifer Coxe, Managing Director at

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