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Calls for Entry

Porchfest Art Auction and Porchfest Prelude

Deadline: February 13, 2023

Hollerbach's Art Haus announces a call for submissions for the annual Porchfest Art Auction. All two and three dimensional arts including drawing, painting, prints, photography, sculpture, textiles, and more, will be considered for this art auction and auction preview show. The theme of ‘music’ is offered as an optional prompt.


Artworks accepted from this call will be auctioned at the annual Sanford Porchfest on February 25, a free outdoor music festival in historic Sanford. Artists have the option to donate either 50 or 100 percent of the proceeds of their sales to the Porchfest Foundation, which funds the arts through programming and scholarships for Seminole county youth.


Artworks submitted before January 16 will be considered for inclusion in an art auction preview show at Hollerbach’s Art Haus in historic downtown Sanford entitled Porchfest Prelude. Bid sheets will be posted alongside these auction items for early bidding. 


Complete one application form per piece submitted.


Deadlines for submissions: 


January 16, 2023 to be considered for inclusion in ‘Prelude’ at Hollerbach's Art Haus

February 13, 2023 for inclusion in the Porchfest Art Auction only 

Please regard these important dates related to the call:

Application open: Dec 19, 2022

Deadline 1: Jan 16, 2023

Notice of inclusion in ‘Prelude’ at Hollerbach’s Art Haus: Jan 20, 2023

Work due at gallery for ‘Prelude’ show: Jan 27, 2023

‘Prelude’ opening at Hollerbach’s Art Haus: Feb 2, 2023

Deadline 2: Feb 13, 2023

Final Porchfest Art Auction inclusion notifications sent: Feb 17, 2023

Annual Porchfest Art Auction: Feb 25, 2023

Unsold work pickup deadline: Feb 26, 2023


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Terms of participation:

  • Submissions are open to all artists locally. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Artists are responsible for transporting their work to and from Hollerbach’s Art Haus.

  • All applicants, by virtue of their submission, attest that the images submitted are their own work and there has been no copyright infringement of any artist, living or deceased. 

  • The Art Haus art review committee will select pieces for inclusion in the auction by juried process and will notify all artists who submitted images, whether selected or not. 

  • By submitting your work, you grant Art Haus a limited one-time license to use your images for promotional materials and/or inclusion in our online gallery and social media accounts. The artist retains all rights to their work at all times and will receive attribution whenever possible.

  • Art Haus retains the right to edit artist statements and biographies for clarity and length if work is featured on social media.

  • Artworks accepted into the preview show must be received by the gallery by January 27, 2023 in a condition of readiness for installation. For 2D works, this includes professional framing and hanging hardware. 

  • Starting bids for the auction will begin at 30% of the retail value of the artwork, with bid increments set at 10% of the retail value. All applicants agree to sell submitted artwork for any price above the beginning bid.

  • Artists agree that accepted works auctioned at Porchfest will be sold with a 50% commission split with Porchfest Foundation. 100% of the auction proceeds benefit the Porchfest Foundation’s arts scholarship program for Seminole County youth. Artists have the option on the application form to indicate preference to donate 100% of sales to the Porchfest Foundation. 

Sanford Porchfest is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that unifies its community through music with the mission of enhancing access to and promoting the arts through educational scholarships. The vision of Sanford Porchfest is to be an authentic and altruistic organization that helps unify the Sanford community through access to music, access to arts education, and access to each other. Sanford Porchfest seeks to create opportunities for families, friends and neighbors to unite over a common thread - music.


100% of the proceeds from the festival–collected through donations, sponsorships, art auction and merchandise sales–are returned to the community in the form of performing arts summer camp tuition sponsorships and awarding arts scholarships to local high school seniors and college students through Sanford Porchfest’s established scholarship funds.

​​Art Haus is a contemporary art gallery with a focus on championing emerging and established artists otherwise underrepresented regionally through exhibitions, events, and educational exchanges. Art Haus is located above Hollerbach’s German Restaurant in historic downtown Sanford and is affiliated with the registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization Hollerbach’s Has Heart.

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