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-fifth juried exhibition: February 2 thru June 8, 2022
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 enhances the beauty of the HRCC and makes 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.
SPECIAL NOTE: After 14 years this will be the FINAL HRCC juried art 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.
REQUIREMENTS: All entries must be original in design and have not been previously displayed in the HRCC. The art must be ready for proper display. Only electronic entries will be accepted. Entries must include a digital .jpg image of your ONE piece of art attached to the completed Entry Form. Name your Image file by: “last name-first name- works title”. File size should not exceed 3 MB (megabytes). The entry form must include title of work, outside dimensions, medium, price, and your first and last name. Be sure to include your best email and phone contact information. Email your Entry Form with attached .jpg image file to PASCart99@gmail.com. Please include a short current biography on the second page of the entry form for inclusion in the Halls of Art booklet. 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.
The entry form can be obtained here
PURCHASE AWARDS: Up to $1000 will be given as a purchase award.
DEADLINE: Your completed entry form containing all information outlined above and .jpg image of work must be received by Monday, November 1, 2021, by email at PASCart99@gmail.com. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.
DELIVERY OF NEW ART: Friday, January 14, 2022, at the HRCC from 8 am to 5 pm. Accepted 2D artwork must-have: Artist Name, Title, medium, and D-Ring hangers permanently attached on the back of their work. Damaged work will not be accepted.
PICK-UP UNSOLD ART: Friday, June 10, 2022, between 8am-5 pm at the HRCC. Any work that is not picked up by this date will become the property of the HRCC. If your contact information changes before this date please let us know.
While all care will be taken in handling, storage, and installation of the artwork, the HRCC and/or the Public Art Steering Committee cannot be held liable for the lost or damaged items.
OPENING RECEPTION: Wednesday, February 2, 2022, between 6 pm to 8 pm at the HRCC.