Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts


Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts invites U.S.-based artists to submit artwork for the 2018 Benefit Art Auction starting June 1, 2018. A panel of arts professionals will select approximately 300 works to be included in this year’s Benefit Art Auction, taking place on Friday, October 26. All auction proceeds support participating artists and raise critical funds for Bemis Center programs.

Artists may choose to donate between 50% to 100% of the proceeds from the sale of their work to Bemis Center. Artist/Bemis Center split is based on the final sale price. Artwork will not be sold below 60% of retail value. 

If your artwork is selected for the 2018 Benefit Art Auction, as a thank you for your generosity, your donation entitles you to:

  • Two complimentary tickets to the 2018 Benefit Art Auction
  • An invitation for two to the Artist + Member Preview Reception
  • A one-year Bemis Center Membership
  • Free shipping for your donated artwork (FedEx 2 Day, FedEx Express, and Overnight Package Services excluded)
  • Free framing (if applicable to your submission)
  • Hugs from your Bemis fan club

There is no fee for submissions.

2018 Benefit Art Auction Timeline
June 1–First Day to Submit Artwork
July 1–Final Day to Submit Artwork 
Mid-July–Notification of Selected Artwork
August 17–Deadline for Artwork Arrival at Bemis
October 12–Artist and Member Preview Reception
October 26–Benefit Art Auction + Concert

How to Submit:
1. Click SUBMIT below.
2. Upload up to two images, artwork details, and a short bio. 


Thank you for generously supporting Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts with your participation and creativity!

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
724 South 12th Street
Omaha, NE 68102
Admission and Parking: FREE
Phone:: 402.341.7130