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Signs Of The Times – Call For Artists

Signs Of The Times – Call For Artists

Gallery Clarendon in Arlington, VA seeks entries for a national juried art exhibition to be held January 5 – 31, 2019. For this exhibition, artists are called to submit works that interpret and express signs of the times – real or imagined, literal or figurative, positive or negative. Art may address questions, protests, or celebrate our changing world. Submissions can range from traditional to conceptual, both 2-d and 3-d work.

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Deadline: 28 Nov 2018

Juried by Beverly Ryan whose work currently includes painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Her abstract and/or narrative oil paintings have been known for years. Recently, she has added metalworking and soft sculpture to her body of work. Ryan holds an MS from Columbia University and a BA from Franklin and Marshall College. She studied at the Corcoran College of Art and Design with William Christenberry, William Willis, and Steve Cushner. She has had two artist residencies at The Vermont Studio Center. In 2016, she participated in the Drawing Marathon with Graham Nickson at NYSS.

There is $500 in cash prizes for Signs of the Times. The show will be marketed throughout the DC metropolitan area via postcard and on Gallery Clarendon’s Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook accounts. Art will be exhibited in Gallery Clarendon in a high-traffic, upscale area for one month. This includes an opening reception attended by many loyal patrons on our mailing list and area residents. Gallery Clarendon receptions have attracted up to 400 people. Arlington Artists Alliance shows have been written up in publications including The Washington Post, Arlington Magazine, and Northern Virginia Magazine.

About Gallery Clarendon

Opened in June 2018, Gallery Clarendon is located in the Clarendon neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia. It is a cooperative Arlington Artists Alliance gallery that exhibits and promotes the work of Gallery members and other local and national artists in special exhibitions. The artwork at Gallery Clarendon changes each month. There is a free opening reception held on the second Friday of every month. Members’ work includes paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, drawings, photography, fiber art, sculpture, glass, metal work, ceramics, and jewelry. The Arlington Artists Alliance offers art classes for children and adults at Gallery Clarendon in a variety of media. The Arlington Artists Alliance is a vital, energetic, creative force for visual art in Arlington County, VA. It was formed in 2000 by working artists who wanted to make local art more accessible in our community. It gained non-profit 501(c)(3) status in 2007.

For more information, contact art@galleryclarendon.org.

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Hot / Cool – Call For Artists

Hot / Cool – Call For Artists

Gallery Underground in Arlington, Virginia, just outside Washington DC, invites all United States artists to enter its national juried show Hot / Cool, May 1-25, 2018.

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Deadline: 30 Mar 2018

Artists are encouraged to creatively interpret the terms hot and cool, which can describe colors, temperatures, desirability, popular culture, presentation, or appearance. Red is hot, blue is cool, trends can be hot, jazz can be cool, fashion can be either hot or cool, people can look hot and act cool.

Up to five artworks may be submitted to Hot / Cool: $35 for up to two pieces. $6 fee per subsequent entry, up to three more. Juried by internationally known artist and instructor Glen Kessler. Reception will be held Friday, May 4th from 5-8 PM featuring wine, refreshments, and music. Total $500 cash awards for Best in Show, Second, and Third Place. Gallery Underground will market the show and produce a postcard which will be distributed to the Crystal City area.

About Gallery Underground

Gallery Underground is a brick and mortar gallery in Crystal City in Arlington, VA, voted “Best Art Gallery” by the readers of Arlington Magazine. Their First Friday opening receptions attract several hundred visitors. The most recent national juried show was favorably reviewed in the Washington Post in December. Gallery Underground is the premier art exhibition space for Arlington Artists Alliance members who are accepted into the gallery by jury. The artwork shown at Gallery Underground changes each month. An opening reception is held on the first Friday of every month. They feature juried solo and group shows in the Focus Gallery and members’ work in the Main Gallery, including paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolor, and mixed media; drawings; sculpture; photography; glass; ceramics; and jewelry.

The Arlington Artists Alliance is a vital, energetic, creative force for visual art in Arlington County, VA. It is a creative collaborative of 140 artists working in Arlington. The Alliance is a 501(c)(3) arts organization, established in 2000 to serve and support visual arts in Arlington County. It provides professional development activities for local artists and serves the community through exhibits, instruction, mentoring, and outreach projects.

For more information, contact art@galleryunderground.org.

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This Is America – Call For Artists

This Is America – Call For Artists

Gallery Underground in Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia, invites artists working in all media to submit artwork to This Is America, a national juried exhibition. What is America to you? A beautiful, colorful landscape? Sweeping vista? Small town life? Or perhaps an artistic statement on the political or cultural climate?

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Deadline: 20 Oct 2017

Submit works depicting what you love – or don’t love – about America today. Works should be a reflection upon or expression about some aspect of America and how you see it. $35 for up to two works, submitted online, open to artists living/working in the United States. Cash awards. The show is juried by Marsha Staiger, artist and Golden instructor with 30 years teaching experience. Her works are in private and corporate collections worldwide. Show runs November 27-December 29, 2017. Opening Reception Friday, December 1, 2017.

This Is America Artist Benefits

Chosen artists will be eligible for $500 in cash awards. The show will be promoted to extensive marketing and press contacts as well as on social media. A postcard promoting the show will be distributed locally and made available to all accepted artists. Opening reception will be at a First Friday event. First Friday openings at Gallery Underground feature food, drink, and music. They attract over 100 people every month. Sales of art will be promoted, with 70% of purchase price paid to artist.

About Gallery Underground

Gallery Underground in Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia, is the premier art exhibition space for Arlington Artists Alliance members who are accepted into the gallery by jury. The artwork shown at Gallery Underground changes each month. An opening reception is held on the first Friday of every month. The gallery features juried solo and group shows in the Focus Gallery and members’ work in the Main Gallery. Media includes paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, drawings, sculpture, photography, glass, ceramics, and jewelry.

The Arlington Artists Alliance is a vital, energetic, creative force for visual art in Arlington County, VA, a creative collaborative of 140 artists working in Arlington. The Alliance is a 501(c)(3) arts organization, established in 2000 to serve and support visual arts in Arlington County. It provides professional development activities for local artists and serves the community through exhibits, instruction, mentoring, and outreach projects. Gallery Underground was voted “Best Art Gallery” in 2015 by the readers of Arlington Magazine.

For more information, contact art@galleryunderground.org.

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Figuratively Speaking – Call for Artists

Gallery Underground announces a call for artists for Figuratively Speaking, a national juried art competition.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 11 Oct 2016

Media artists, sculptors, and photographers are invited to create visual works that interpret the theme Figuratively Speaking in two different ways, 1) by depicting human forms, faces, and features in representational or abstract works (portraiture, sculpture, and all subject matter including people), or 2) works which depict a broader interpretation of the theme such as figurative language and figures of speech.

Juried by John Morrell.

$500 in cash awards. Show will be up for one month in busy Washington DC area gallery.

Figuratively Speaking

Gallery Underground is the Arlington Artists Alliance juried member gallery, was chosen by Arlington Magazine voters as Best Art Gallery 2015, and was featured in Washingtonian and Northern Virginia Magazines Best of Arlington features.

For more information, contact info@galleryunderground.org.

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