Call for Artwork: 171’s Artful Exhibition & Silent Auction

Submit electronically by Sunday, June 19


Submit artwork for 171's Artful Exhibition & Silent Auction
and the 2017 Houghton Gallery Solo Exhibition Award

Visual artists are invited to submit up to three (3) works of art for inclusion in the 2016 Artful Exhibition & Silent Auction on display July 5 – 21, 2016, in 171’s Houghton Gallery. Last year, thirty-five artists participated; fifty-three pieces of artwork were displayed, and $4,998 was contributed to 171 from artists’ sales – a generous and impactful investment in 171!

We need your help again this year and hope to create a worthwhile experience for you as an artist – we understand how much passion you put into your work, and into living a life filled with art.

Benefits of participation:

  • One artist will be selected to receive a solo exhibition in 171’s Houghton Gallery in August 2017 – valued at approximately $3,000, and we hope invaluable to your artistic aspirations.
  • All participating artists will be honored at a reception on Friday, July 8 – a time to celebrate everyone’s artistic journey.
  • The Artful Exhibition will be on view prior to 171’s Artful fundraiser, and artwork will be sold on Thursday, July 21, during the silent auction – artists will receive commission payments by August 31.

Artful is a fun and unique fundraiser. Last year there was a jaw-dropping selection of artwork on view for more than 100 guests who were eager to support local artists. Please consider submitting your most spectacular work, so our guests have a great assortment to choose from as they purchase artwork to add to their collections.

Click here for all submission information and forms:

  • Submission guidelines
  • Exhibition and event timeline
  • Frequently asked questions
  • Exhibit agreement form
  • Inventory form

Complete all forms and send to by June 19, 2016.

Thank you, in advance, for your consideration and for all you do to make our region so culturally vibrant!