Monday, July 20, 2009

Calls to Artists

Utrecht 60th Anniversary Art Competition
Deadline: September 1, 2009
All artists are invited to submit works oil, acrylic, watercolor or mixed media. Jurors are Editors of American Artist, the Utrecht Resident Artist and Artists from the Ridgewood Art Institute. Several cash prizes. Click here for more info.

2010 Nothern Virginia Fine Arts Festival
Deadline: November 1, 2009
Approximately 200 artists ill the streets of Reston's up-scale Town Center with an outdoor art exhibition that Art Fair Sourcebook calls, "...the top fine art show on the East Coast!" Award winners from the previous year and six percent of participating artists are invited by the festival organizers. The festival is produced by Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) and supports its exhibition, education and outreach programs. To apply, click here.

Washington Sculptors Group Call to Artists
Deadline: August 17, 2009
Curator/Juror: Laura Roulet
Location: Art Museum of the Americas
Click here for full prospectus.

"Greece Abstracted" - Betsy Anderson's Solo Show

July 9 – August 3, 2009

“Greece Abstracted” features Betsy Anderson’s latest series of landscape paintings inspired by the color, light, and architecture found in the Greek landscape. Struck by the stark contrast between the crisp white buildings and deep blue sky and water on the island of Santorini, and the colorful flowers in Mykonos, Anderson focused on creating a body of work that would evoke the feeling of this bold, iconic landscape.

Anderson’s works are marked by strong composition and vibrant color. “My goal is for the viewer to see and feel what I felt when I was there.” Her smart choice of color and confident lines and shapes achieve this goal. The horizon line is often Anderson’s focus – how it can be reinterpreted and reinvented. Using thin washes of oil, Anderson is able to slowly build the color and texture to achieve the desired saturation. She uses oil pastel to punctuate and add detail to the edges of shapes.

Anderson has been a resident artist in the Torpedo Factory Art Center for 29 years. Her work is represented in private and corporate collections throughout the United States and abroad. Anderson has been a member of The Art League for 39 years, and is currently serving as Board President. She is a former Commissioner of the Alexandria Commission for the Arts. Anderson majored in Fine Arts at Sophie Newcomb College, Tulane University and holds a BFA from Wright State University.

In The Art League Gallery:
“Greece Abstracted,” July 9 – August 3, 2009

The Art League Gallery (located in the Torpedo Factory Art Center)
105 North Union Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Gallery Hours:
Daily, 10am – 6pm, Sunday, 12noon – 6pm
Open Thursday evenings until 9pm.
Exhibitions and events are free and open to the public.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Call to Artists - Arlington Arts Center

Arlington Arts Center is now accepting applications for 2010 solo exhibitions. Each artist will have a self-contained solo show in one of the seven separate exhibition spaces.

Deadline: August 1

Selections will be reviewed by the Exhibitions Committee, led by two special guest panelists: Anne Surak, Former Director of DC's Project 4 Gallery and Henry L. Tahggert, notable DC collector and curator.

For more information, visit