The LRA will be holding an exhibition at the Ernst Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale VA 22003. This is open to photographers, digital artists and painters. The exhibition will be from Saturday, September 6 until Saturday, October 25. There will be a reception on Saturday, October 4 from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m during which awards will be presented by our judge – Trudi C. Van Dyke. Charlene Fuhrman-Schulz, LRA Treasurer, will be the Exhibition Coordinator for this show.

This location has great gallery wall space on two levels and generates a great deal of traffic due to performing arts that are staged on a regular basis in the same building. Our web site is open for registration and the link is

Many members have been asking about this venue and I expect we will have a great number of people signing up so I would highly recommend that you register early. Two things to keep in mind for this show, we have reduced the entry fee for LRA members to $20 for 3 pieces of your work. We are also allowing larger pieces for this show with the maximum size of any work, including the frame, is 48 inches horizontally and 60 inches vertically.

Awards will be provided and the judge will be Trudi C. Van Dyke. Trudi is an independent curator and fine arts consultant who specializes in exhibitions of fiber and fine craft. She curates arts exhibitions nationally and internationally. She was formerly director of the Torpedo Factory Arts Center (Alexandria, VA) and the Ellipse Art Center (Arlington, VA). She travels around the country as a festival judge and conference speaker on the business of art and the adaptive reuse of facilities.

In addition, the Ernst Center will also be producing 2 large prints about LRA’s Exhibition, and several hundred postcards (designed by our own Dawn Murphy) that will be provided to all those who sign up for this exhibition for further distribution to your friends, family and co-workers.

This should be one of the highlights of our exhibitions and expand LRA’s scope and reputation for producing some great works of art.