April 2 - 30, 2018

Founder's Day Show

"Peace & Identity" Project



April 2 - 30, 2018

Jo-Ann Rose Gallery
Lake Anne Community Center
1609-A Washington Plaza N
Reston, VA 20190



Antonella Manganelli
Contact Info: antomanganelli@aol.com



Patricia Macintyre, Founder, League of Reston Artists



Peace & Identity

Peace and Identity is a show intent on being a reflection of the impermanence of peace: a quest for the artistic community to express themselves on the fragility of peace.

The theme presents a duplicity: Identity can become a stronghold for peace, or it can lead to conflict, creating division and war. The sense of belonging and the consequential need to embrace an identity, be it social, racial, religious, or political, can generate conflicts between different people or groups if the diversity is not intended as a form of enrichment, but rather as an affirmation of a personal supremacy. On the opposite side, when diverse identities show acceptance,  interest in interwoven relationships, and exchange experience, diversity becomes a great gift  to nurture Peace.

Because we believe that diversity should be used to nurture Peace, the exhibition is open to multiple artists: Painters, Poets, Composer, Musicians, and Dancers. Through the cohesion of different art forms, this concept can be expressed at its best.

This open call is for Visual Artists who are asked to create an art piece to express their vision, hope, and emotions, in the wish to subvert the circle of hatred and spread Peace through diversity. Your art pieces will be published in a book. Please provide a text to accompany your painting to better express your vision, and help the audience to deeply understand your artwork.

The exhibition will be presented twice in 2018 -  first at Jo-Ann Rose Gallery in Lake Anne from April 1st to April 30th  and second at  The Waddell Art Gallery, NOVA, Loudoun Campus, from September 24th to October 26th.

A book with the artists’ art pieces and poets’ poems will be prepared in time for the opening reception in April 8, 2018 - PLEASE CHECK THE DEADLINE FOR ENTRY AND SUBMISSION



Sunday April 8, 2:00 - 5:00 pm

During the opening reception, a documentary will be filmed. Seven poets, led by Mike Maggio, Northern Regional Vice President Poetry Society, will present their poems;  live music, especially composed for the show by Brian Scarbrough, will be played, and a dance performance  by Lania Salih will be also presented. A unique occasion, with many performances to enjoy, and many opportunity to meet with the artistic community!

Awards will be presented during the reception. A book based on the exhibition will be available for sale during the reception.

Light refreshments will be served.



Wednesday,  March 14: 

In order to have the book ready for the opening reception we need by Wednesday, March 14 2018: JPG photos of the artwork to be exhibited, and the accompanying text. Please send jpegs of your artwork and text to Rudy Guernica at rguernica@hotmail.com  Any questions please send to antomanganelli@aol.com

Friday, March 26: Complete entry form via website. If space still available you can still register for the show, but we cannot publish your artwork in the book.

Monday, April 2, 10:00am - Drop Off followed by installation of the exhibit.
Volunteers to help hang the exhibit would be appreciated.

Monday, April 30, 9:00am -Pick Up Please be sure to pick up your art on time or make arrangements for someone to pick up your art. We are limited in time for pick up due to another event.

*Due to space 25 artists will be accepted. Entry will be closed after the maximum number of pieces is reached. The Exhibit Chair needs time to print labels and prepare for hanging. THINK about your info when entering online; it is recommended you print 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.



$20 Members - $45 Non-members over 18 years of age. Up to 2 pieces per artist may be entered. See below for payment instructions. Please note: If you are submitting an art piece 36 inches horizontal and 36 inches vertical or larger including frame it will be counted as two pieces. Maximum size 50"  by 50".



LRA Members and Non-members over 18 years of age. Paintings and Mixed Media. No fine craft items. All works exhibited within the past 18 months at this venue are not eligible. All work should be of good taste for a public building. The venue and LRA reserves the right to unconditionally reject any work not deemed suitable for display based on content or quality. All work should be created within the last 3 years and follow the LRA framing guidelines.



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. Artist is responsible for applying 6% sales tax on any sale before remitting commission to LRA. 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 antomanganelli@aol.com



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.



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 paintings must be 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. 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 secure in its frame will not be accepted, etc.) No clips front or back will be accepted. All work must be identified with the artist’s name, phone number, title of the work, medium, and price. Work that is wet will not be accepted.



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, title of work, medium and price via email to publicrelations.lra@gmail.com

Registration is Full

 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.  

To make an entry payment for any of the shows listed below, please pay online using the payment buttons with each exhibit description. 
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.

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