2017 Newspring Art Auction

Call For Entries Deadline Extended to Tuesday, May 5th

Show Description

Call for Entries for the Annual Newspring Student Art Auction is now open! All artwork in all mediums is eligible for the show, except for collaborative pieces.  Collaborative pieces will not qualify for entry into the auction.   Please review the FAQ down below for more information. Newspring will present work chosen by the jury on September 29th, the day of the art auction.


How do I participate in the art auction? 

It’s as easy as filling out the online submission form, observing the rules outlined in the FAQ, and sending the art, student selfie, and forms into Newspring by the deadline.



To participate, you must be a student attending school within Spring Branch Independent School District.

Any art submitted must adhere to submission guidelines. No incomplete pieces of work will be accepted. Canvases should not exceed 48 inches; other 2-D pieces should not exceed 30 inches unframed; 3-D pieces should not exceed 36” high or 18” wide. There is no minimum size.


Call for Entries is now closed!

Thank you for submitting your artwork!



What’s next?

Judging will take place Wednesday, May 10th. Results will be posted online and sent to your teacher.

Frequently Asked Questions


What if my art is not selected for the auction?

If your art is not selected, Newspring hopes you will consider selling your art through the Art Studio and that you will try again next year.

How will I be paid?

You will be paid the full price of the highest bid with the option of a Visa gift card (accepted everywhere a Visa is accepted) or a savings account check.  We have resources available to direct students with regard to opening a savings account if they are so inclined.

What size should my piece be?

Canvases should not exceed 48 inches; other 2-D pieces should not exceed 30 inches unframed; 3-D pieces should not exceed 36” high or 18” wide. There is no minimum size.

Should I give a name/title to my piece?

Yes, a title is MANDATORY for your pieces.

What if my art is selected but isn’t sold?

If your art is not sold, it will be returned to you with the frame we have provided after May 19th, 2016. Please consider selling your art through the Art Studio and try again next year.

Can I attend the auction?

Yes, attendance is essential to your success in the Art Auction.  Be prepared to answer questions about your art.  For example: Why did you select this subject?  What made you decide to use this medium?  What was your inspiration?

What do you mean by “dimensions”?

We are asking for the size of your finished, unframed piece.  Please list dimensions as heightxwidthxdepth.  Depth must only be included if your work is three-dimensional and is not necessary for 2-D pieces.

Should I sign my piece? Where?

Your pieces should be signed discreetly on the back in the bottom right corner of the piece.

Will my art be framed?

All 2-D pieces not on gallery-wrapped canvas will be framed for display. Pieces on gallery-wrapped canvas will be wired for hanging and 3-D pieces will be displayed on tables at the auction.

Can I bring friends and family?

Friends and family are welcome to attend.

How many pieces may I submit?

You may submit as many pieces as you wish, although we recommend submitting your best 5 as we will only take up to 3 of your pieces. You will submit entries through your teacher.  If you have any further questions, contact your teacher.  Your teacher will notify students of accepted pieces.

Can I get a photo of my piece for my portfolio?

Yes, you can request a photo electronically of your piece by emailing info@newspringcenter.org with your name and the title of the piece.

How will my art be displayed?

We will be displaying 2D art on easels at the auction, and 3D pieces on display tables.

Will I owe taxes on the income from selling my work?

The proceeds from the sale of your art are taxable income. If your income exceeds $600.00 in your art sales, you will be required to fill out a W-9 Tax Form before you receive your payment of earnings from the auction.  You will need to include this income on your 2016 tax return, or on the return of your parents. You will be asked to complete proper W-9 if your sales are over $600.00 per year.  Feel free to contact us with any questions if you need help or guidance through this process.


Can I submit pieces that were previously submitted to Rodeo or VASE?

Yes, you may submit pieces previously submitted to other contests so long as they have already been returned to you.

What is the deadline for submitting my piece?

The deadline is May 5th. No incomplete art will be accepted for judging.