Saturday, October 31, 2009

Artist Prospectus

Treasury of Art Show
Annual Juried Art Show and Sale
November 20-22, 2009

Vienna Community Center
120 Cherry Street
Vienna, VA 22180

Juror: Frederic S. Briggs, AWS

Show Schedule
Friday, November 20, 2009 10 AM - 9 PM
Saturday, November 21, 2009 10 AM - 9 PM
Sunday, November 22, 2009 10 AM - 9 PM

Events Schedule
Pre-registration postmark deadline: Friday, November 13
On-site registration & delivery: Wednesday, November 18, 6 - 8:30 PM
Pick up of non-accepted work: Thursday, November 19, 6 - 8 PM
Awards Reception: Friday, November 20, 7 - 9 PM
End-of-show pick up: Sunday, November 22, 4:30 - 5:30 PM

For more information including Eligibility & Entry Requirements:

Thursday, October 29, 2009



Oerth Gallery's 1st Annual all-Media Small Works Exhibit 2009

Lorraine Oerth is inviting fellow-artists to join us at Oerth Gallery as an exhibitor in our upcoming "Small Works Show". We're celebrating "The Small Work" - and this is a group multi-media exhibit at Oerth Gallery November 20 - December 31, 2009.
Number of Pieces Allowed: You may exhibit 2 pieces.
Sizes Allowed: All pieces must be no larger than 12 inches in any dimension.
Media Allowed: Only original media created by you is allowed, including, Paintings, Original Prints (No reproductions or giclees), Drawings, Collage, Mixed Media, Sculpture in any Media, Fine Crafts including ceramics, glass, jewelry (only if the jewelry can be mounted inside a shadow box ), and photography.
Presentation: Pieces must be ready-to-show.
All wall-mounted pieces must be framed according to professional standards using a traditional hanging-wire system (no clip frames, no temporary framing, no scratched or damaged frames or glazing - please!)
Sculpture must be ready-to-exhibit and must be secure and stable.
Fee: $5.00 per 2 items. ($10 due at drop-off - $5 will be refunded at pick-up)...
Jury: There is no jury, (yeah NO REJECTION) but gallery owner, Lorraine Oerth, will curate the exhibit's hanging - and select a "Best of Show" and "2 Honorable Mention" Awards.
Awards: The "Best in Show" winner will be offered a solo or group exhibition at Oerth Gallery.

Important Dates:
Delivery: Monday Night November 2 by appointment 703-836-3784 to coincide with The Art League's drop-off
Tuesday November 3 through Saturday November 7 from 11 - 5 PM.
Tuesday November 10 through Saturday November 14 from 11 - 5 PM.
Exhibit Dates: November 20 - December 31, 2009
Friday Night Reception: November 20, 2009 from 7 - 9 PM
Pick-up: Thursday December 31 from 10:30 - 5:30
Saturday January 2 from 10:30 - 5:30
Tuesday January 5 - Saturday January 9 from 10:30 - 5:30.
Please note: Oerth Gallery has NO storage space. Works left after January 30, 2010 will be considered abandoned by the artist and may be donated to a charity of our choice - Animal Welfare League of Alexandria's 2010 Annual Dinner & Silent Auction.
Please help us spread the word.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Art Whino EVENT


Event Location:
The Portals Theater

1236 Maryland Ave, SW
Washington, DC 20024

Saturday, Nov 7th, from 6pm – 12pm
$25 advance tickets, $35 at the door - Non Profit Donation Entry Fee

Exhibit featuring work by 100+ Art Whino Artists

Show Run Date: 1 Day so don't Miss it!

Art Installation by AM RADIO

Special musical performance by:Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of Run-DMC

Music by Black Cats Resident DJ Lil'e

Opening for DMC will be the winner of the Talent Search Competition.
For more information visit:


Tuesday, October 27, 2009


GRACE presents:
Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival

Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival's juried show is right around the corner!

How to Apply:

Online application DUE: November 1st by midnight EST

Jury fee: $40

Jurors include:
  • Elizabeth Agro, Associate Curator of American Modern and Contemporary Crafts and Decorative Arts at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Bruce Helander, collage artist, educator, critic, and curator
  • Lloyd Herman founding Director of the Smithsonian Institution’s Renwick Gallery, author, and curator
Show begins May 15-16, 2010 in Reston, VA

Monday, October 26, 2009


Vienna Arts Society presents:

40th Annual Juried Art Show and Sale

November 20-22, 2009

Vienna Community Center
120 Cherry Street
Vienna, VA 22180

Deadline to enter:

Pre-registration: Friday, November 13th

On-site registration and delivery: Wednesday, November 18th 6pm-8pm

More information at Vienna Arts Society, Inc

Smithsonian Workshop: Exploring Nature in Detail

The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History is having a FREE special event for budding and professional artists. This event will allow the public to draw directly from the Smithsonian's collections!

Be ready to draw from plants, insects, rocks, minerals, fossils and more!

Bring your own art supplies, and begin drawing! Professional artist will be on hand for questions or career information.

At 1:30pm, local artist, Brian Kirk will demonstrate how to create a copper beetle!

Open for artists 10 years old and up!

The workshop begins Saturday, November 7th from 11 am - 4 pm
at the
Naturalist Center

741 Miller Drive SE Suite G2
Leesburg, Virginia

Friday, October 23, 2009

Copyright and Contracts for Artists

Washington Project for the Arts presents John D. Mason of Washington Lawyers for the Arts Sat., Oct 24 from 2-4 pm at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201

Monday, October 12, 2009

FotoweekDC 2009 - DEADLINE EXTENDED!!!

The Deadline has been extended - New Deadline: Oct. 30th - 5pm!
This exhibit will be part of FotoweekDC, the region-wide celebration of the art of photography. Art League members accepted into this ONLINE exhibit will have their work on The Art League's photo sharing site,, for the month of November.

Juror: Chan Chao
Chai is a DC-based photographer. He has exhibited widely, including shows at Numark Gallery, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Yancey Richardson Gallery in New York, and was featured in the 2002 Whitney Biennial. Chao teaches at George Washington University and the Corcoran College of Art and Design.

Guidelines for Submission
Work must be submitted by Friday, October 30th by 5:00 pm.
Artists may submit up to 2 works.
JPEG or TIFF format, no longer than 1,000 pixels in any one direction.

Submit images to

Thursday, October 8, 2009

How to approach galleries for artists

Kate Fraser of Fraser Gallery in Bethesda, MD will offer this talk on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 7 pm in The Art League Gallery, 105 N Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314. No need to register. FREE Contact for more information.

How to write an artist statement

Hamiltonian Artists are offering this workshop on Saturday, Oct 24, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Fee $10 per person, limit of 10. To register contact

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Calls to Artists

40th Treasury of Art Show
Juror: Fritz Briggs
Pre-registration deadline is Friday, November 13. On-site registration is Wednesday, November 18. Artists are invited to submit up to three entries completed within the last three years. (Oil, watercolor, acrylic, collage, mixed media, pastel, drawing, hand-pulled prints, photography and sculpture of size and weight easily handled)
For more information, visit

Alexandria Police Memorial

deadline: Friday, October 30, 4pm
The City of Alexandria, Virginia seeks to commission public art for the Alexandria Police headquarters, currently under construction. The purpose of the project is to recognize the service of Alexandria Police Officers to their community. The artwork will focus on the honor, integrity and sacrifice of Alexandria's fallen officers, past and future and will convey a message of honor, appreciation and remembrance rather than one of loss and sorrow. The Memorial will also provide an appropriate site for ceremonial activities of the Alexandria Police Department and the City. The Alexandria Police Department has lost seventeen law enforcement officers in the line of duty, the first in 1823 and the most recent in 1993.
Deadline for Submission: October 30, 2009, 4 pm
Budget: $300,000
Eligibility: Open to all artists. No geographic requirements.
Anticipated Award Date: May 2010
For more info., visit