Halls of Art, a display throughout the Hampton Roads Convention Center, celebrates the talent of Coastal Virginia artists. Each work was chosen by members of the Hampton Public Arts Steering Committee, a group of Hampton citizens from various professional backgrounds, including the business community, Hampton Arts Commission board members, and residents, among others.
Art featured at the Hampton Roads Convention Center is available for purchase, with one caveat: that any art purchased be allowed to remain in the building for six months until the exhibit’s end. Special exceptions may be made. Interested parties are encouraged to contact the artists directly for further information.
Twenty-fourth juried exhibition: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 through Wednesday, June 3, 2020.
Call for Entries
BACKGROUND: The City of Hampton formed a Public Arts Steering Committee (PASC) in 2007 to solicit works of art to be displayed in the Hampton Roads Convention Center (HRCC) for periods of approximately six months. This is done to enhance the beauty of the HRCC and make a visit to the area a memorable experience. There is no cost to the artist. Sale of the art is directly between the buyer and the artist. This will be the final exhibition.
ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists. Two-dimensional works of at least 800 square inches including frame and weighing less than 50 pounds and three-dimensional works (36 in tall or greater) in most media are eligible. Plexiglas is now preferred for all works requiring protective covering.
REQUIREMENTS: All entries must be original in design and have not been previously displayed in the Hampton Roads Convention Center. The art must be ready for proper display. Entry forms including photograph for one piece of art marked on the back with title, outside dimensions, medium, price and your name are to be sent to the Hampton Roads Convention Center or submitted electronically to PASCart98@gmail.com. Please include a short current biography for inclusion in the Halls of Art booklet. The entry form can be obtained in person at the HRCC Administration Office. Works may be for sale or marked NFS and MUST REMAIN ON DISPLAY for the duration of the exhibit. Your submission will be juried by the PASC as to artistic content and suitability for display, as per the city of Hampton criteria. There is no cost to the artist.
PURCHASE AWARDS: Up to $1000 will be given as a purchase award.
DEADLINE: The completed entry form with a photograph or jpg, labeled with: Last name, First name, Title, outside dimensions, price and your name with each entry must be received by Friday, October 11, 2019 at the HRCC or by email at PASCart98@gmail.com.
DELIVERY OF NEW ART: Friday, November 1, 2019 at the HRCC from 8am-5pm. Accepted work for upcoming exhibition: 2-D artwork must have permanently attached D-Ring hangers on the back with secure identification: Artist Name, Title, medium. Damaged work will not be accepted.
PICK-UP OF ART FROM PREVIOUS SHOW: Friday, November 1, 2019 at the HRCC from 8am-5pm. Any work from previous exhibition that is not picked up by this date will become property of the HRCC. If your contact information changes before this time, kindly, please let us know.
OPENING RECEPTION: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at the HRCC from 6:00PM to 8:00PM
While all care will be taken in handling, storage and the installation of the artwork, the Hampton Roads Convention Center and/or the Public Art Steering Committee cannot be held liable for lost or damaged items.