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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.


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.

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