Common Ground Community Art

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.

Call for Art

Events will feature 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 proceeds from the silent auction will go towards the work of BEACON House, Inc. and the Artist.

CFA-Call for Art for Common Ground Community Art Night 2018 Evening in the Garden


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.


No limitations, but all art will be donated to BEACON House, Inc., for the silent auction. Chosen pieces of art will be silently auctioned with 70% returning to the artist and 30% staying with BEACON House, Inc.  However, all 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.


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.


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.