Important messages for the members of the League of Reston Artists.
Calls for Artists & Photographers
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/
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 email@example.com.
We hope you'll join us for this fun, messy, artistic event! Happy
Michele Frantz, Artist
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 Deadline: Sunday, April 3, 11:59 p.m. (MST)
For more information on the project and to apply click.
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
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!
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!
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
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.