Welcome to the League of Reston Artists (LRA), which is an active and membership-engaged group of diverse artists, photographers, and supporters of the arts residing in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area. LRA was founded in 1967 by nine artists, who envisioned the development and integration of the arts in the Reston community. Our mission is to provide its members with opportunities to grow, learn, market and exhibit their work and to provide the community with a wide range of the fine arts. We hold meetings with guest speakers and artists who offer insights and inspiration while encouraging public involvement in the arts. Numerous judged and juried shows in venues throughout the community give member artists and photographers the opportunity to showcase and sell their work. LRA offers interesting avenues to become involved in and thereby offers opportunities to meet fellow artists in your community through volunteer efforts.
Throughout the year, we sponsor various venues for shows, which require a small entry fee that covers the administrative costs of the exhibits. Dates, location, themes, prospectus, forms and entry fee information for each show is provided in the LRA Exhibit portion of this web site. There is also specific information regarding the standards for framing and hanging of work for the shows.
As with any organization of this type, LRA depends on volunteers to assist with a wide variety of opportunities to be of service, make connections, learn, network and have fun. In order to keep our membership dues low and continue to provide the exhibit venues, workshops, and events, LRA needs our members to volunteer. Please click on the Volunteer Opportunities portion of the web page to learn how you can help LRA. Each person can make a huge difference in the success of an organization and your participation is strongly encouraged, needed and much appreciated.
Please feel free to contact us anytime.  Your experience with LRA will be what you make it for yourself and others.  We look forward to meeting you soon!
Jim, Jeff, Charlene, and Gennara
Jim Schlett, LRA President 2013-2017 President.LRA@gmail.com
Jeff Burton, RPS Chair  RestonPhoto.LRA@gmail.com
Charlene Fuhrman-Schulz, LRA Treasurer 2012-2015 Treasurer.LRA@gmail.com
Gennara Moore, LRA Exhibits Director Exhibits.LRA@gmail.com