The Howard County Arts Council is seeking artists to participate in its annual juried Art Auction, a key component of the Celebration of the Arts in Howard County gala. The Art Auction shines a spotlight on Howard County’s diverse and talented visual arts community at this important fundraising 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 eligible to submit. Deadline for submissions is January 20, 2020.

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 the Art Auction Committee, which may also invite artists who are eligible to participate. This showcase of Howard County artists 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 Celebration will be held at the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College on Saturday, March 28, 2020 from 6-10pm. The Art Auction exhibit will be presented in the Rouse Company Foundation Gallery. The proceeds from each artwork sold will be divided equally between the artist and the Arts Council. Artists may also choose to donate the entirety of any sales to the Arts Council. Last year’s Art Auction resulted in $8,440 in sales, with 53 pieces sold.

For more information or to submit an entry, visit hocoarts.org; to have a prospectus delivered via postal mail or email, please call 410-313-ARTS (2787).