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Community Gallery Exhibitions

The HBHUSO/Community Arts Center invites all artists to apply for a special exhibition in the Community Gallery. The Gallery is available at no cost for local artists to display their artwork for up to one month. With the natural light and high ceilings this unique space is waiting to be filled with original work!

Artists must complete an Exhibition proposal. Each proposal must include:

  • An Artist Statement, a short narrative which describes and identifies the artistic purpose of the exhibition
  • A short biography
  • 15-20 images of completed work; each image must include titles, dates, dimensions, and mediums

The HBHUSO/CAC Management reserves the right to:

  • Refuse or remove work that it deems a hazard to the facility or its guests
  • Reject work at installation if that work is markedly different from that proposed
  • Refuse or restrict placement of work that it deems inappropriate for family audiences

Requests for exhibition are reviewed by Community Arts Center Management. Exhibitions will be promoted on the Community Arts Center social media, website, and monthly e-newsletter. The artist may rent space for an opening reception.

Email CAC Director for more details.

Artist Consignment Policies

Artwork: When dropping off art work accepted for display in the Community Gallery Exhibit at the CAC, the artist must complete a Consignment Form. As owner, the artist establishes the price. The staff of the CAC is available to consult and offer resources in order to assure that the work is priced at fair market value. Each piece will be assigned an Artist Code and Item Number. All art work must look clean, professional and ready for sale. Artist is responsible for hanging the exhibit and providing all tools and accessories needed to hang exhibit. Artist is responsible for striking the exhibit in its entirety.

All artwork must be identified with:
•    Artist’s full name
•    Title of work
•    Price

The CAC encourages artists to include the following information with each piece:
•    Explanatory text
•    Business cards/Contact information
•    Stable hangers are mandatory for framed pieces.
•    Unframed works must be in clear sleeves.
•    Mattes must be clean and undamaged.

Payment: For the artwork sold the CAC will pay the artist the wholesale price (80% of the retail price) listed by the artist on the Artwork Label. Payment will be mailed within 30 days to all artists who retrieve and reconcile their sales. The CAC’s commission is 20% of the retail price unless otherwise agreed upon at the time of consignment.

Pick up: Consignment periods last until agreed upon date by the CAC and the artist. The CAC reserves the right to rotate work based on the needs of the Center and space availability. Artists must retrieve unsold work during specified pick up hours. All works not picked up as scheduled are subject to a handling fee of $5 per day. Works not retrieved after 30 days become the property of the Community Arts Center.

Liability: Completion of the Gallery Submission Form does not guarantee inclusion in the Gallery. Artist whose work is selected owns the pieces until it is sold by the CAC. All works will be handled with professional care. The Community Arts Center, the City of Wilmington and the Thalian Association limits liability for damage of artwork from handling, viewing and exhibition use during the consignment period. The Community Arts Center or any of its subsidiaries is 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.