Contest for art project award in Cherrydale​, Arlington VA

posted Feb 6, 2012, 5:38 PM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Feb 12, 2012, 5:57 PM ]

Contest for art project!!! We were able to get permission to put an art project on the beautiful median at Lee Hwy and N Monroe St. It's a rare occasion. It's a perfect spot for a sculpture or other creative project. The site is a lovely cherry tree filled median with plenty of space for the art. It will be across from a soon to be completed 5-story condo, near (2) 4-story
condos, in a highly visible walking area by Safeway and small retail shops. Hundreds of pedestrians and thousands of drivers will see the art every day. The median divides 2 wonderful small town neighborhoods, Cherrydale and Maywood, filled with historic homes and great diversity (architecturally speaking as well as population).

PLUS the top 5 or 6 submissions will be posted for citizens to review, which is more wonderful advertising FREE!

The art will be permanent. It can not be higher than 3 ft but it can be 10 feet wide, perhaps wider.  The deadline is 2/28/12.  The winner gets $17,000 for the project in 3 installments, and lots of good publicity.

Application is easy.  It's a 1 page application, a drawing, and then showing on a diagram where to place it. Couldn't be easier.   If awarded, the project should be installed end of August.  Glad to talk about it.  Find the application on 

Maureen Ross.  Best reached at or cell 703 675 3035