BEACON House, Inc.'s Second Annual
Common Ground Community Art Night
Call Summary: On July 13, 2018, BEACON House, Inc., will hold “An Evening in the Garden,” an event that celebrates the uniqueness and individuality that makes up the four-state area (i.e., Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.). The event will include a display of local artwork by regional artists and a silent auction to purchase the artwork. Donated artwork will feature the name of the artist and contact information (such as an artist website), but all 30% of the proceeds from the silent auction will go towards the work of BEACON House, Inc. here in the four-state area and 70% will be returned to the artist.
Project Description: Common Ground Community Art is a part of the mission of BEACON House, Inc., to celebrate and recognize the diversity of people in the four-state area, as well as our commonalities, and increase acceptance of diversity. The goal of these art nights is to increase the community awareness of the four-state area that diversity is positive and enriches the lives of everyone.
Art Goals or Criteria: Create an original piece of art that that reflects who you are as a person and helps to celebrate that individuality in the four-state area.
Art Location Description: Art will be displayed within the office and learning labs of BEACON House, Inc., and courtyard of the Mulberry Lofts on the 13th located at 22 North Mulberry Street, Suite 116, Hagerstown, MD, 21740.
Site or Art Location Plans: The art will be open for viewing by all in attendance at “An Evening in the Garden” and will be featured online via BEACON House, Inc.’s website and social media accounts.
Budget: No limitations but all art is donated to BEACON House, Inc., for the silent auction. 70% monetary compensation will come from this event by check approximately 4 weeks after the event. Artists will receive free publicity and be able to have an artist spotlight on BEACON House, Inc.’s website and social media accounts before and after the event.
Artist Eligibility: Artists must be age 13 or older and must be a resident of the four-state area (Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, or Washington, D.C.). Artists can submit work independently or as part of a team.
Application Requirements: Acceptable mediums for donation include paintings, photography, and sculptures. Each piece should be no larger than 3’x3’x2’. Photographs and paintings should be framed and ready to hang. A biography of the artist, contact information, description, and title of the piece of work should be included with all donated artwork.
Deadline: July 1st, 2018 at 5 p.m.
Submission Address: Artwork may be dropped off at the BEACON House, Inc.’s central office, located at 22 North Mulberry Street, Suite 116, Hagerstown, MD, 21740, between the hours of 5pm and 8pm, Monday through Friday.
Selection Process: All work that fits the size requirements and is reviewed and deemed acceptable by the Board of Directors will be displayed. All artists will be notified by July 10 whether their artwork will be displayed on July 14 and auctioned off for benefit to BEACON House, Inc.. and Hagerstown Hopes.
Selection Criteria: No pornographic images, sexually explicit art, violent or offensive works of art or works that promote discrimination will be accepted.
Project Timeline: Submit work by Friday, July 1st, at 5 p.m. Artists will be notified by July 10th whether their artwork was accepted and artwork will be displayed to the public on July 13th.Resources for Questions: Call or email BEACON House, Inc., at 301-393-7209, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
BEACON House, Inc.
22 North Mulberry Street, Suite 116
Hagerstown, MD 21740
The Washington County Arts Council, Inc. is funded by an operating grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, (MSAC), an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business & Economic Development, the MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities. Funding for the MSAC is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, which believes that a great nation deserves great art. Additional funding is also provided by Washington County Government and generous businesses, organizations and individuals.
The Washington County Arts Council is a proud member of County Arts Agencies of Maryland, Maryland Citizens for the Arts and Americans for the Arts.