Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Call for Artists

The Howard County Arts Council is seeking artists to participate in the annual Silent Auction Art Exhibit as part of the Arts Council’s annual fundraising gala, Celebration of the Arts in Howard County. The Silent Auction seeks to highlight the talented artists of Howard County at this important event.

All 2-D, 3-D, and fine craft artists, 18 years or older, residing, working, or studying in Howard County, HCAC members, and artists who have exhibited in Howard County in the last year are invited to submit. Deadline for submissions is December 3, 2011.

Visual artists working in all styles and media are invited to apply, including painters, sculptors, ceramicists, fiber artists, jewelers, and photographers. Artists will be selected by a jury panel who may also invite artists who are eligible to participate. This showcase of artists in Howard County has proven to be a great benefit to both established and emerging talent in the community and is also a successful fundraiser to support art programs, exhibitions, and organizations in the county.

This year’s event will be held at the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College on March 24, 2012 from 6-10pm. The Silent Auction exhibition will be presented in the Rouse Company Foundation Gallery. The final bid for each artwork sold will be divided equally between the artist and the Arts Council. Last year’s Silent Auction sales exceeded $10,000 and 75 pieces sold.

A prospectus with additional information is available on the Celebration page of the Arts Council’s website www.hocoarts.org or can be mailed or emailed by calling 410-313-ARTS (2787).