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CALL FOR ENTRIES: "All Around Vienna"

posted Aug 15, 2014, 1:58 PM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Aug 15, 2014, 2:00 PM ]

Featuring original artworks inspired by scenes of our town and beyond, to include nearby parks and other sites. 

Vienna Art Center
115 Pleasant St., NW
Vienna, VA 22180
August 26 – September 27


Winning artworks will be selected by Vienna Town Leaders. Enjoy light refreshments and meet the artists at an  Awards Reception on Saturday, September 13, 4:00 – 6:00 pm.    Free and open to the public.

See prospectus attached below.

CALL FOR ART

posted Aug 5, 2014, 4:09 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Aug 5, 2014, 4:39 AM ]

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  http://www.leagueofrestonartists.org/shows/2014sep-ernst-center

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.

CALL FOR ENTRIES

posted Jul 31, 2014, 2:59 PM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Jul 31, 2014, 2:59 PM ]

Dear Artist,

I hope that you will be a part of this year’s Art Mirrors Culture exhibit in the Jo Ann Rose Gallery and 3D Gallery at RCC Lake Anne during September.  This exhibit that honors the multi-faceted cultural heritage of our community encourages artists of all ages and backgrounds to take part.  In the Jo Ann Rose Gallery, all forms of art that can be hung on a wall are welcome.   In the 3D Gallery, two 30-foot walls of glass cases are waiting to be filled with ceramic, sculpture, mosaic, stained glass and other three-dimensional pieces.  The 3D part of the Art Mirrors Culture exhibit will go until the November 21.

There are two Call for Entries forms, one for 2-dimensional art to be displayed in the Jo Ann Rose Gallery and another for 3-dimensional art for the 3D Gallery. They can be downloaded from on our website at http://restoncommunitycenter.com/arts_exhibits.shtml or let me know and I will email one or both to you.  The return date for the FORMS ONLY is Sunday, August 24 by 7:00 p.m. 

If you are not sure of the names of pieces, that is fine – that information can be added when you drop off your work during either Friday, August 29, or Saturday, August 30There is no Sunday drop off for this exhibit.  There is a $2 per work hanging fee in the Jo Ann Rose Gallery for up to two pieces per person and a $1 fee per work for up to 10 pieces in the 3D Gallery. 

Since this exhibit will help celebrate the Multicultural Festival on Saturday, September 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., please include a few words (up to 50) that describe how your piece(s) mirror your culture.  Culture can be interpreted in a variety of ways, but a strong visual connection with your cultural heritage is encouraged in your work and words.    

Please pass this information along to artists that you know of any age.  If the drop-off days do not work for you, let me know and we can arrange another time for you to bring your work. 

Please carefully review the information on the Call for Entry forms and let me know if you have any questions.

Gloria

 
Gloria Morrow
Arts Education Assistant
Phone: 703-390-6187
Fax: 703-689-2897 www.restoncommunitycenter.com

Artful August Juried Art Show – Call for Entries!

posted Jul 29, 2014, 5:40 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster

Village at Leesburg is proud to offer all level of local artists – adult and youth – an opportunity to participate in our 2nd Annual Juried Art Show with prizes. The public is invited to attend the FREE August 23 Art Festival.

Artists from Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia and Washington DC are invited to submit applications for the Artful August Art Festival at Village at Leesburg on Saturday, August 23, 2014.  Village at Leesburg is located along Route 7 at the Crosstrail Blvd./River Creek Parkway exit in Leesburg, Virginia.  The street address is 1602 Village Market Boulevard SE, Leesburg, VA 20175.

Show Highlights
FREE application:  Show acceptance based on available space.
FREE Display Space:  Artist can display and/or sell artwork; artist keeps ALL proceeds from any art sales.
FREE Contest Entry:  Artist has option to enter up to five (5) of his/her displayed artwork for judging by Jury and also for vote by Show attendees for the People’s Choice Awards.$100 donation to each non-profit art group, school, youth group, or other non-profit organization with 10+ participating artists.The public is invited to attend the FREE August 23 Art Festival.

Download the Artful August Entry Form! (pdf)

Questions?
See our Artful August FAQs (pdf)

Please submit additional questions via email to info@veryspecialevents.com


CALL for PAINTERS & PHOTOGRAPHERS

posted Jun 26, 2014, 5:12 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Jun 26, 2014, 5:12 AM ]

At our Parkridge 5 location, the 'Celebrate Spring' Exhibit will be ending soon and our new Exhibit 'Signs of Summer' will begin. The pick up for the 'Celebrate Spring' exhibit is Saturday, July 12th between 9:00-9:30 a.m. If you cannot pick up your art pieces, please arrange for someone to pick up your art for you.
 
The website has an open registration for the new exhibit 'Signs of Summer'. The exhibit is open to painters and photographers. Three pieces may be entered and the first 20 artists who register on the website will be accepted for this exhibit. You must register on the website in order to be counted as a participant. Our space is limited in this location so please enter as soon as possible. A judge will be used to determine monetary awards for the artists in both painting and photography.
 
Also! Our public relations person, Dawn Murphy, will be happy to accept your images for this exhibit for marketing purposes. Send her files that are at least 1200 pixels in each dimension. Send your images to Dawn at publicrelationslra@gmail.com.
 
Volunteers are needed to help hang this exhibit. We can usually complete the hanging by 10:30-11:00 a.m.
Help is so appreciated! If you have a step ladder please bring it. Hanging supplies and fun conversations are provided!
 
Dates:
Wednesday July 9th:       Deadline for Entry via website
Saturday, July 12th:         Delivery 9:00-9:30 a.m. Parkridge 5 Building, 10780 Parkridge Blvd., Reston
Saturday, October 11th:  Pickup 9:00-9:30 a.m
 
Thank you! Any questions, please ask.
Karen Hutchison
Exhibit Chair

Call For Photographers

posted Jun 9, 2014, 5:25 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Jun 9, 2014, 5:25 AM ]

The Friends of Claude Moore Park (FCMP) invite you to participate in the 7th Annual FCMP Photography Expo “Natural Spaces and Old Places” to be held on September 27, 2014. Photographers of all levels and ages are encouraged to enter their favorite photos into the juried competition in five categories: Roots and Buds, Wild Creatures, Winged Wonders, Natural Landscapes, and History and Heritage. The Paul Glascock Memorial People’s Choice Award will be voted by the Photo Expo visitors. Ribbons and cash awards will be presented to winners in the various categories. Time flies so make sure that you submit your entries by September 19, 2014. For rules and entry form, visit www.loudoun.gov/claudemoorepark (go to “Quick Links”).

Samantha S. Marshall

Friends of Claude Moore Park
Photography Expo Coordinator

Call For Artists

posted Jun 9, 2014, 5:23 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Jun 9, 2014, 5:24 AM ]

You are invited to Art Guild of Clifton plein air painting event at our historic town of Clifton Va. on June 21-22, 2014.

We have a special setting that includes historic homes and a barn, beautiful gardens, a gazebo in the park, winding lanes, a railroad crossing with caboose, and a donkey named "jackpot". In our small, one square mile town, you don't have to go far to find a quaintness waiting to be painted and interpreted with your inspiration.

For artists, there are cash prizes and awards. And, on June 21st we are also holding our annual Wine Festival, realizing an audience to observe artists at work.

Here are links for the details and a means for artists to register. We would love to have artists bring their talents to our home and for visitors to enjoy the ambiance of our historic town.

Sincerely, Chuck Rusnak, Art Guild of Clifton, Board Member

Details Here.

Sign Up Here.

Town of Clifton Web Site: www.cliftonva.us

Call For Entries

posted Apr 23, 2014, 10:07 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Apr 23, 2014, 10:33 AM ]

Central Virginia Watercolor Guild
Twenty Third Annual Exhibition
September 2 to September 27, 2014
McGuffey Art Center
201 Second Street, N.W., Charlottesville, VA 22902
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10-6 & Sunday 1-5, closed Monday

See Prospectus attached below.

CALL FOR PAINTERS

posted Apr 10, 2014, 4:33 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Apr 23, 2014, 10:01 AM ]

Work from the PAINTERS of The League of Reston Artists will be exhibited at the

Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce
1763 Fountain Drive, Reston, VA
starting Friday, May 9, 2014

You can reach the Entry Form for this Exhibit through the LRA web site (www.leagueofrestonartists.org).

We have space for thirty (30) paintings and acceptance will be on a first-come, first-served basis, with two paintings per artist.  Work over 36 inches wide will be considered two paintings.  Remember, there is NO entry fee for this exhibit and it is open to members ONLY

CALL FOR ENTRIES

posted Feb 17, 2014, 9:26 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Feb 17, 2014, 9:26 AM ]


Touchstone Foundation for the Arts
Young Artist Fellowship 2014-2016

 


The Touchstone Foundation for the Arts (TFA) Young Artist Fellowship program is open to Washington area artists between the age of 18-29 and is designed to help young and emerging artists to develop professionally through a two-year membership in the Touchstone Gallery, mentoring by established artists, participation in gallery group shows, and a culminating solo show at the end of the two year fellowship. The application process for the 2014-2016 fellowship program is now open for interested artists.  Interested candidates should visit the TFA website: www.touchstonefoundationdc.org to access full application information and to learn more about TFA, Touchstone Gallery and our current fellows.  Please send or submit your completed application to the Touchstone Gallery at 901 New York Avenue, NW, Washington DC, 20001 no later than the deadline of March 28, 2014.
 
Touchstone Foundation for the Arts is a nonprofit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization
created by the artists of Touchstone Gallery in order to expand its outreach programs.

TFA creates opportunities for young and emerging artists in our area to develop professionally and to exhibit at an established gallery.
 
The TFA Young Artist Fellowships are made possibly by the generosity of our friends and supporters.

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