Important messages for the members of the League of Reston Artists.
Calls for Artists & Photographers
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Lois McMahon at email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Middleburg Arts Council
issues a call to artists
We invite you to take part in an exciting event this summer! The Middleburg Arts Council (MAC) is sponsoring the third annual town-wide arts celebration, Art in the Burg. Last year, over 30 artists enjoyed the beautiful day while mingling with the many visitors from the region.
Art in the Burg will be from 11 am to 5 pm, Saturday, June 20th. The event will also include music, wine tastings, and possibly plein air artists.
Tents will be placed at three locations on Washington Street (National Sporting Library & Museum, Middleburg Methodist Church and the large yard next to Sheridan MacMahon Real Estate Office).
Each location will feature tents (10x10) for artists and musicians. Each tent can host up to 2 artists demonstrating and offering their artwork for sale. The Town has a limited number of tents available. Artists may use their own tents (white tents preferred, 10x10, no tarps). We expect to be able to accommodate over 30 artists.
$15 nonrefundable registration fee
Reserve Space Now:
Soon after we receive your email reservation, we will email you the application form and waiver. Your completed application, waiver and a $15 check payable to "Town of Middleburg" must be received by May 30th.
Thank you for being part of the vibrant artist community in Middleburg.
The Central Virginia Watercolor Guild invites artists to enter their 24th Annual Show. The show will be held at the McGuffey Art Center, 201 Second Street NW, Charlottesville, VA from September 4 - 27, 2015. Applications are due June 6. Prospectus is attached below or see the website for more details. www.central-virginia-watercolor-guild.org.