Submit to Collectors’ Night Benefit Auction

Open Call for Artwork: Collectors’ Night 2025

submission portal opens in the winter

Collectors’ Night raises money for WPA’s artist-organized exhibitions, programs, and projects. Taking place each spring, this annual benefit sale includes more than one hundred artworks by artists living throughout the United States. Proceeds from the sale are split between the artists and WPA.

The auction will take place during the last week of April into the first week of May. We plan to hold the auction online on Artsy, and install all the artworks onsite in Washington, DC, for the closing gala event, Collectors’ Night.


  • You must have participated in an exhibition in the last 5 years.
  • The artwork you submit must have been completed in the last 5 years. Graduate work is acceptable; undergraduate work is not.
  • Submitted artworks cannot have been shown in previous WPA auctions.
  • Most forms of painting, drawing, photography, collage, printmaking (analog and digital), and sculpture are eligible. We are unable to accept video or sound art.
  • You may submit between 1 and 5 artworks for consideration. We prefer to include multiple artworks by each artist, when possible, to provide choice and context for buyers.
  • Works must be in good condition and installation-ready (2D works on paper must be framed) for exhibition in April.

There is no submission fee.