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posted Sep 22, 2015, 8:58 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Sep 22, 2015, 9:00 AM ]

Phillips Logo
Call for Art:
The Hunt Country Harvest Ball
and Art Show

Application Deadline October 1st
The Loudoun Arts Council and the PHILLIPS Programs for Children and Families are looking for photography, paintings and other 2-D art submissions for a special fundraising exhibit to be held at Salamander Resort in Middleburg, Virginia. Selected work will be on display for sale in the public areas of the Salamander Resort from October 26th through November 6th, and will then join the complete display in and around the Salamander Ballroom for the evening of the Ball on November 7th.

PHILLIPS is a private, nonprofit organization serving the complex needs of children and youth living with cognitive and emotional challenges in the greater Washington DC area. The organization provides specialized education and community programs for these at-risk children.
The Loudoun Arts Council has supported Loudoun's visual, literary, and performing artists since 1986, with the goal of elevating the lives of all community members. The council is a volunteer-run organization offering a wide range of programs for artists, businesses, and art enthusiasts.
The Hunt Country Harvest Ball and Art Show has been organized to bring together individuals and community partners to raise funds for and awareness of two of Phillips' programs: "Building Futures ~ Loudoun" and "Family Partners". PHILLIPS will be inviting their extensive network of supporters throughout DC and Virginia to attend, and will be promoting the event to the public through advertisements in the local media.
"Wear Your Wild Things" is the theme of the Ball. Attendees are encouraged to dress creatively and will enjoy dancing to the music of the HRH orchestra, a gourmet four-course dinner with open bar, and the art show, featuring the work of artists from Loudoun and Fauquier Counties. Artwork will be sold by PHILLIPS staff and Loudoun Arts Council volunteers. Artists and guests interested in attending the fundraiser may purchase tickets at http://www.phillipsprograms.org/support-phillips/events-2/hunt-country-harvest-ball-art-sale-2/

The Loudoun Arts Council is coordinating the call for art for artists living or working in Loudoun county. PHILLIPS will retain 30% of the proceeds of all art sales, and artists will receive 70% of the sales price as part of the fundraising effort.

Artists working in 2-Dimensional media must apply for the art show by October 1st, and will be notified of jury decisions by October 10th. The application fee is $20 for Loudoun Arts Council members and $25 for non-members. Artists may submit digital images representing up to three works to be juried.

To learn more, or to enter, visit www.loudounarts.org/harvestballartshow.


posted Aug 16, 2015, 11:15 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Aug 16, 2015, 11:16 AM ]

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 suemayn@msn.com or Lois McMahon at loismcmahon@verizon.net with any questions you may have.

CALL TO ARTISTS: "An Unkindness of Ravens"

posted Aug 16, 2015, 11:07 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Aug 16, 2015, 11:07 AM ]

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


posted Aug 16, 2015, 10:49 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Sep 4, 2015, 4:45 AM ]

 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.


posted Jul 16, 2015, 8:39 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster

Fifth Annual
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.


posted Jul 16, 2015, 8:33 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Jul 16, 2015, 8:33 AM ]

The deadline for the Reston Century Bike T-Shirt Call for Art has been extended to Monday, July 20th, 2015 at 11:55 p.m. 


Reston Bicycle Club (RBC) and ArtSpace Herndon invite all 2D artists to enter the Reston Century T-Shirt Art Competition.  All 2 dimensional media are acceptable including painting, drawing and photography. Artwork and photography entered in this year's competition must carry a theme that identifies it with Reston, VA and road cycling.


Recognition will be given to first, second and third places as determined by the Reston Bike Club Board in the following amounts.  First Place: $500.00; Second Place: $300.00; Third Place: $100.00.Reston Bike Club will contact artists once the jury has completed its work by July 27, 2015.


The first place winning entry will be placed on the event shirts with artist credit (approximately 1200 shirts).  On the day of the Reston Century, the winning artist will be encouraged to sell prints of the winning artwork in format(s) of his/her choosing in a space under the registration pavilion at Reston Town Center. No commission will be charged on the artist sales that day.


Get more information
Register Now!
I can't make it
Please contact me if you have  any questions about the call or how to submit an entry.
Brenda Page
ArtSpace Herndon

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Battle of the Artists!

posted May 8, 2015, 4:16 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated May 8, 2015, 4:17 AM ]

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 chalk pastels.

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 application.

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.)

Space: Each 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.

Supplies: 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, myarcadia@juno.com.

CALL FOR ARTISTS "Art in the Burg 2015"

posted May 7, 2015, 5:20 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster

 The Middleburg Arts Council issues a call to artists
Art in the Burg 2015
A Town-wide Arts Celebration
Saturday, June 20, 2015

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.

To Participate:

$15 nonrefundable registration fee
Artists will be required to sign a waiver form
Tents will be set up by MAC by 9 am
Artist set-up is required by 10 am
Take down no sooner than 5 pm
No rain date

Reserve Space Now:
To reserve space, interested artists should send an email to artburg2015@middleburgarts.org with the subject "Art in the Burg Artist." Reservation deadline is May 20, 2015.

Your name
mailing address 
email address 
And if you plan to use a Town tent (first come, first serve)

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.


posted Apr 9, 2015, 4:39 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Apr 9, 2015, 5:43 AM ]

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.

OPEN CALL - Emerging Artist Fellowship (2015-2017)

posted Mar 18, 2015, 8:17 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Mar 18, 2015, 8:17 AM ]




Emerging Artist Fellowship (2015-2017)

an opportunity to exhibit, develop and grow as an artist


Deadline to Apply: March 30, 2015

Application and more information is at www.touchstonefoundationdc.org


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