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King Street Bridge Mural - CALL TO ARTISTS

posted Sep 14, 2017, 5:24 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Sep 14, 2017, 5:25 AM ]

A Public-Private Collaboration between the Town of Leesburg, Virginia Commission on Public Art and The Friends of Leesburg Public Arts
At the suggestion of a local high school student, the Leesburg Commission on Public Art is seeking submissions for murals to be painted on each side the King Street bridge that crosses over Town Branch in Leesburg. The bridge is in a highly visible location for users of the W&OD bike trail and Georgetown Park in historic downtown Leesburg. Once the King Street bridge project is completed, residents and visitors will have a prime view of the mural. The Friends of Leesburg Public Arts assists with fundraising to cover costs associated with artist fees and materials.

See the prospectus attached below for more information.


posted Feb 14, 2017, 7:36 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Feb 14, 2017, 7:36 AM ]

Deadline:  March 15

Foundry Gallery in Washington, DC will host a guest solo exhibit for the month of August 2017. This call is open to artists residing in the US working in 2-D media.  Proposals by both individuals and groups will be considered. Full details provided in Foundry Gallery Solo Exhibition Prospectus.

For additional information email
guestexhibits@foundrygallery.org Entry through Submittable.


posted Feb 14, 2017, 7:23 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Feb 14, 2017, 7:23 AM ]

Deadline to enter: March 1, 2017.

Entry fee: Members of Sponsor Organizations: $10 per artist. All others: $20 per artist.

What you may enter: Original work of the artist only; in any medium that can be hung on the walls. Any subject, but must be “family friendly”. Maximum dimension, 40” (including frame). Minimum, 8”. Maximum weight, 20 lbs. Up to 5 submissions per artist. This show will be juried from jpegs of your work.

Drop off/pick up: Drop off selected artwork Friday, March 10, 2 p.m. Pick up Friday, April 7, 2 p.m. If you can’t meet these times, please contact us for alternatives.

Exhibit location: City Hall Gallery, 9027 Center Street, Manassas.

Attached is a call for entries for a new juried exhibit, coming up in March in Manassas. Artists who are members of the sponsoring organizations get discounted entry fees.

Michele Frantz, pARTners

Nearby Nature Photo Competition

posted Oct 16, 2016, 9:10 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Oct 16, 2016, 9:11 AM ]

Share Your Vision of Nearby Nature and enter NVCT’s Photo Contest.

Enter your photos of Northern Virginia’s beautiful urban and rural outdoor spaces in the Nearby Nature Photo Competition, sponsored by the Northern Virginia Conservation Trust. The contest is open to all non-professional photographers, with prizes for youth and adults in two categories: “the land and water around us” and “people enjoying the land.” See www.nvct.org for entry form and details. The deadline for online submissions is Sunday, Oct. 30.

Rentz Hilyer
Land Stewardship Specialist
Northern Virginia Conservation Trust
4022-A Hummer Road, Annandale, VA 22003
703-354-5093 rhilyer@nvct.orgwww.nvct.org


posted Mar 26, 2016, 12:14 PM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Mar 26, 2016, 12:14 PM ]

The Lynchburg Art Club is holding it’s 1st Annual Paint Out Lynchburg, April 29 - May 1. Early Bird Registration Discount deadline is April 11!

This plein air event is open to all artists!  Beginners are welcome!  Please visit the Lynchburg Art Club website for more details and to register online, http://lynchburgartclub.org/


posted Mar 22, 2016, 2:31 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Mar 22, 2016, 2:32 AM ]

p-ART-ners is pleased to announce the 4th Annual Battle of the Artists, a
street painting festival to be held on June 4 in Historic Downtown

Artists are being sought to create art on the pavement using chalk. There
is no entry fee, all materials are provided, and cash prizes are awarded
at the end of the day. Artists may work solo or as a group.

Deadline to register is May 30. The prospectus, entry form, and other
materials can be found on our website, www.p-ART-ners.org.

For more information, contact Michele Frantz at myarcadia@juno.com.

We hope you'll join us for this fun, messy, artistic event! Happy

Michele Frantz, Artist

Community Sustainable Arts Call for Artists

posted Mar 15, 2016, 7:15 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster

The City of Alexandria’s Office of the Arts invites artists and artist teams living and/or working in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia to submit proposals for participation in a Community Supported Art initiative. Built upon the traditional Community Supported Agriculture model that provides opportunities for consumers to buy seasonal food directly from local farmers, Community Supported Arts (CSA) will provide a unique way for collectors to acquire original art from regional artists.

Six artists or artist teams will be selected to participate in the 2016 CSA. Each artist will be required to create 50 pieces of original art for the program. All visual arts mediums will be considered, including, but not limited to, ceramics, textiles, photography, printing/letterpress, metal work, carved/turned wood, glass, paper arts, painting, etc. All artwork must be original, handcrafted by the artist. No giclees will be accepted.

Application DeadlineSunday, April 3, 11:59 p.m. (MST)

For more information on the project and to apply click here.


posted Feb 7, 2016, 5:02 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Feb 7, 2016, 5:02 AM ]

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

CALL FOR ART RCC Hunters Woods

posted Jan 6, 2016, 12:32 PM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Jan 6, 2016, 12:35 PM ]

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!

Important Dates:
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!
Karen Hutchison
Exhibit Chair

CALL FOR ART Appetite for Art

posted Jan 6, 2016, 12:29 PM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Jan 6, 2016, 12:34 PM ]

This 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 accepted.

This year's jurors are Deidre Ehlen MC Williams, Public Art Project Manager and Stephen Cheung, owner of Fusion Grill and Lavagna.  They will select 30 pieces of artwork and select five for cash prizes. All artists, 18 years of age or older residing in the Washington, DC metropolitan area are eligible to enter.

Deadline for submissions is Tuesday, February 16, 2016.

All awards will be presented at the opening reception and jurors’ talk on Saturday, March 5, 2016, 5–7 PM, with the jurors presenting their remarks at 6 PM.  Please click HERE to see the full prospectus for this Open Call. The exhibit runs March 5 through April 15.

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