Important messages for the members of the League of Reston Artists.
Calls for Artists & Photographers
UUCR (Universalist Unitarian Church of Reston)
The church has 3 fantastic walls which hold already existing hardware and professional lighting for the artist. All work must be properly framed w/ wire on the back. Tags, prices typed professionally. They request the artist do their own advertising, press release, invitations, and hold an opening (possibility for 1st & 4th Sundays during the 2nd hour of service gives the reception the congregation crowd in addition to the artists advertised guests). They have provided music in the past for artist receptions. Current requirements are no obvious nudes, that is if nudes are not explicit, or an obvious display of accentuating body parts which children might be embarrassed by, it can be exhibited. The committee requests 5-10 images to approve exhibition, which then must represent the art displayed. Artist must hang and take down display on specific dates and times and in a timely manner. A 20% commission fee goes to the church for all sales which can be considered a tax relief for the artist.
The space can accommodate roughly 20-30 works of art, and there is one wall which will soon be added which can accommodate a large scale art work.
Current openings for shows are
-August 30-October 2, 2016
-October 4-30, 2016
-May 9-June 4, 2016
-June 13-July 23, 2017
-July 25-Sept 3, 2017
-Sept 5-October 8, 2017
-October 10-29, 2017
Contact Ron or Mary at
I am excited to give you the details about our new LRA exhibit coming up in February at the Hunters Woods Reston Community Center! The exhibit is open to both painters and photographers and it is titled 'Inspired by Love'.
For this exhibit, LRA will be honoring artists with monetary awards for art selected for each of the following categories:
Theme Related, Effect of Color, Creativity, Passion
We will have an art reception for this exhibit as well as our annual LRA meeting on February 20th from 12:00-3:00 p.m.
in the Community Room at the Hunters Woods Community Center. Be sure to make the reception to see our art and join our meeting to hear our updates for 2016!
Deadline for entry is Wednesday, January 29th
Drop off is Monday, February 1st 9:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Reception and Annual LRA Meeting, February 20th 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Pick Up is Monday, February 29th 9:00 - 9:30 a.m.
We would love to see you enter our exhibit! The LRA website is ready to accept entries. A limit of 25 artists due to space.
Members must have an active membership to enter the exhibit.
Questions, please let me know!
March CHAL hosts its annual DC-metro area Open Call juried art exhibit
based on the theme Appetite for Art. We are challenging all metro
artists to interpret for us your art and food. 2-D and 3-D work will be
The United Christian Parish of Reston Virginia, by historic Lake Ann, will hold it's inaugural Fall Art and Craft Fair on November 7, 2015 from 10 am. to 4 pm. It will take place in the church's social hall and lounge. The show will be juried to assure a variety of quality artists and crafters. The cost of a booth is ten dollars with ten percent of sales going to the church's mission fund. Please see the attached Call for Entries and Application form below. We look forward to showcasing local artists and crafters.
Please feel free to contact me at email@example.com or Lois McMahon at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have.
In the Brand NEW Gallery -- The Art Room in Petersburg, VA
* Celebrating the work of Edgar Allan Poe, who honeymooned in Petersburg.
* Jurors include Chris Semtner, Curator of the Museum of Edgar Allan Poe and Jeff Abugel,
author of Poe's Petersburg, the Raven in the Cockade City.
* Opening will coincide with the anniversary of his death on October 7th. The show runs for the
duration of the month, and concludes on Halloween!
* Virginia Artists and Crafters -- amateur to professional --- in a variety of mediums are invited
to submit work that features symbols and imagery used by Poe, but not literal “illustrations” of his work.
* Think ravens, hearts, black velvet, sheet metal, nails, masks, etc., portraits that honors the author,
or showcases imagery from his writing.
* No skeletons or skulls, macabre images, nudity, satanic images or weapons will be considered.
* All artwork must be original...However, artists whose work is selected may consign reproductions
with the gallery for the duration of the show.
* Preferred Mediums:
* Two Dimensional Work: oil or acrylic paintings, mixed media and drawings --
must be framed [or finished], wired and ready to hang.
* Three Dimensional Work: sculptural and/or functional pieces in wood, ceramic, glass, stained glass, and metal. Nothing over 4’ tall.
* Jewelry: Original work - no stringed beads or manufactured items.
* Other Important Info:
* Selected artwork must be delivered in person or shipped to arrive by Friday, October 2nd.
and must be picked up by Wednesday, November 4th. Feel free to ship -- the artist is
responsible for postage/shipping charges.
* Artists must maintain insurance on their own work - the gallery is secured and has an
alarm system, but will not be insuring your work for loss or damage.
* Commission is only 25% of sales and will be paid 30 days after the close of the show.
* A portion of the sales from opening night will be donated to The Museum of Edgar Allan Poe.
* Jury Fee is $25 per 3 images.
* Cash prizes will be awarded
To Apply, go HERE: http://theworldscoolestart.wix.com/the-art-room-gallery#!calls-to-artists/c17pd
Deadline is September 4th!
The 9th Annual Paint! Manassas plein air competition is coming up in September. Multiple painting and exhibit opportunities will be associated with this year's competition, which begins Friday, September 4 and runs to the end of the month. Please see the attached entry form below; deadline to register is September 4.
More information is on the website www.p-ART-ners.org.
Artists who would like the plein air experience but are not interested in competing are welcome to come out and join us! Send your contact information so we can keep you apprised of painting opportunities as they come up.
Art in Nature Photo Festival
The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art
909 South Schumaker Drive
Salisbury, MD 21804
410-742-4988 ext. 114 or 106
See prospectus attached below or visit https://www.wardmuseum.org/SpecialEvents/ArtinNaturePhotoFestival/tabid/634/Default.aspx for mor information.
Street Painting Festival June 6, 2015
Prospectus Application Deadline: May 30, 2015
Announcing the 3rd Annual Battle
of the Artists, a street painting festival held on Battle Street in historic Old
Town Manassas. Artists are being sought to create art on the pavement using
There is no entry fee, and art supplies are provided. $100 will
be awarded to the “People’s Favorite” painting. This event takes place during
the Manassas Railway Festival.
Street painting tips will be posted online at
www.p-ART-ners.org; we recommend that you read them before submitting your
Who may apply: Any adult artist (18 and up), or group of artists.
Student groups and individuals under 18 may apply if they are under the direct
supervision of a teacher or guardian. Space is limited; artists will be chosen
based on images submitted with the application. (Note for groups: each group
member (or legal guardian for artists under 18) will be required to sign a
release statement when they check in on June 6.)
What you may paint: Each
artist/group MUST submit a copy of their proposed street painting image. This
may be an original work, or a copy of another artist’s work or photograph.
Artists may paint any subject as long as it is appropriate for family viewing
and does not contain commercial messaging (logos, slogans etc.)
artist or group will have a 5x5’ space to draw in.
Check in: Artists need to
check in at the Artists’ Tent at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 6 to receive their
assigned space and supplies. Spaces not claimed by 19:30 a.m. will be
reassigned to another artist. NOTE: Traffic may be difficult, give yourself
plenty of time to get there. Use of the parking garage is highly recommended.
All supplies necessary to complete the drawings will be provided. Only the
pastels provided may be used to complete the drawings; however, a list of
additional permitted materials will be available on our website. This list will
also be e-mailed to accepted artists.
Time: Artists may start painting as soon
as they have registered. The “People’s Favorite” voting will begin around noon,
but you may continue working until 3, when the Festival ends. The winner will
be announced around 3 p.m.
Weather: In the event of light, intermittent
showers, the festival will take place as scheduled. If heavy rain occurs,
plastic will be available to cover the drawings. In case of all day rain, the
event will be cancelled.
To apply: Fill out the attached application and return
it by May 30, 2015. Please read it carefully: only complete applications with
required attachments will be accepted.
For more information: Visit us on the web at www.p-ART-ners.org or www.facebook.com/pARTnersOnline, or contact Michele Frantz at 703/791-5767, email@example.com.