JUNE 5 - JULY 3, 2017

RPS at
Lake Anne


June 5 - July 3, 2017

Reston Community Center - Lake Anne
1609-A Washington Plaza
Reston, VA 20190


Sunday June 11, 2:00 - 4:00 pm


Anne Emerson (caemerson6@verizon.net)


Matt Schmidt loreleistudios.com


May: Images and text due to Anne Emerson for book (please see
    information about book below) by email to caemerson6@verizon.net

Friday, June 2nd: Complete entry form via website by COB*

Monday, June 5th: Drop Off 10:00 am, followed by
     installation of the exhibit; please try to stay and help with installation

Monday, July 3rd: Pick Up 9:00 am. Please be sure to pick up
     on time or make arrangements. Any work not picked up on time
     will be left.

*Only 60 pieces, 30 artists will be accepted. Large works (up to 72" on the longest side) may be hung, but will count as two.  Therefore, only one large work may be entered. Entry will be closed after the maximum number of pieces is reached. This may occur before the official deadline. Enter early to be sure of acceptance. The Exhibit Chair needs time to print labels and prepare for hanging. If you are unable to submit your information prior to the deadline, you must email caemerson6@verizon.net to make special arrangements. THINK about your info when entering online; it is recommended you print off the entry page for your records. NO alterations will be made to titles or prices after the deadline. If you are unable to meet these requirements, contact your exhibit chair immediately to make special arrangements. LRA will charge a $15.00 additional fee for art that is delivered and is not registered by due date. It will only be accepted if there is space available.

This exhibition includes the publication of a book with the artists’ photographs and some words of description or reflection regarding the images.  In order to have the book ready for the opening reception we will need pictures and text from the photographers no later than May 10.  Please send the pictures (jpeg files) and your text to Anne Emerson, email caemerson6@verizon.net  Sending the images to Anne Emerson constitutes permission to use the images for the book.  Along with the image, please indicate whether you are likely to want to purchase a copy of the book.  Please note that image shape needs to conform to what is available in the book, and so some cropping may occur.  We will do our best to minimize this.




$20 Members; $45 Non-Members.  Up to 2 pieces per photographer may be entered. See below for payment instructions.


Photography (suitable for wall hanging). No fine craft items, paintings or mixed media. All works exhibited within the past 5 years at this venue are not eligible. Works that have won RPS awards are not eligible.  All work should be of good taste for a public building. The venue and LRA reserve the right to unconditionally reject any work not deemed suitable for display based on content or quality. All work should have been created within the last 5 years and follow the LRA framing guidelines.


$1,000 in awards will be presented.  One award will be presented for best relevance to the theme. If you wish to be considered for this award, please note in the title of your photo, the National Park or Monument where it was taken.  Other awards will be presented based on merit, in the judge’s opinion. 

Awards will be presented June 5 between 2pm and 4pm at the reception.  Please bring finger food for the reception.  Thanks!


LRA will retain a 10% sales commission on all sales including sales up to 30 days after the exhibit closes which are a direct result of this exhibit. And, of course, 6% sales tax is applied. Work will be sold at the price listed on the entry form unless marked “Not for Sale” (NFS). For more information, please contact our Show Chair for this exhibit at caemerson6@verizon.net


Artists exhibit all work at their own risk. LRA and the venue are not responsible or liable for damage, theft or loss of an individual’s work from any cause whatsoever. LRA will not be responsible for paintings not picked up on time. Said works will be left at the venue uninstalled and unattended. If you are unable to pick up your work on time, please make arrangements with someone to do that for you and notify the Show Chair with who will be collecting your work at caemerson6@verizon.net


All accepted work must remain for the duration of the show. LRA reserves the right to photograph work for publicity and use on the LRA website, Facebook page, etc. LRA is not responsible for works left after the pick-up dates following the close of the exhibit. Submission of any entry constitutes understanding and agreement with all of the conditions set forth in this entry form.


All work must be able to be hung on the wall. All photos must be matted and framed, unless they are gallery-wrapped canvases. All work must be ready for hanging with a proper hanging system: eye hooks strung with wire on either side of the work. This should be located near the top back of the work and the wire should be tight enough that it does not show when the work is hung. Work should be no smaller than 8" x 10" image in 11" x 14" frames and the largest should generally have a maximum size of 36 inches horizontal and 36 inches vertical, including frame. LRA reserves the right to refuse work that is improperly presented or unsafe to hang. (Kick-stand frames will not be accepted, frames that are overly worn will not be accepted, glass that is broken will not be accepted, art that is not secured in its frame will not be accepted, etc.) No clips front or back will be accepted. All work must be identified on the back with the artist’s name, phone number, title* of the work, medium, and price.

 *If you wish the image to be considered for the theme award, please include the name of the National Park or Monument where it was taken, in the title.


If you would like to be included in press information, please send an email of your image in .jpg or .png format, at least 1200x1200 pixels, identified with the artist’s name, phone number, and title of work, medium and price via email to publicrelations.lra@gmail.com.  It will be helpful for you to identify the show in which the work is entered.



 Exhibit Entry Payments All exhibitors (member or non-member) must pay an entry fee that will be used to pay the costs of that exhibit.  Entry fees vary depending on the type of show and are explained in detail in each online entry form. Please consider making an additional donation to help pay for receptions and miscellaneous expenses.

To make an entry payment for any of the shows, please pay online using the payment buttons with each exhibit description. The Payment button will be visible while the exhibit is accepting entries.
Or, please mail a check* to:

PO Box 2513
Reston, VA 20195
*Include the name of the show in the memo of your check

Regardless of how you choose to submit payment for a show, you must still complete the online entry form linked to the Exhibit description above.

You may report website issues to Webmaster.LRA@gmail.com.  If you have any questions about exhibits or requirements, please contact Exhibits.LRA@gmail.com.  See you at the next show!