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Our Best Friends Exhibition (Fredericksburg, VA) – Call For Artists

Our Best Friends Exhibition (Fredericksburg, VA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] LibertyTown Arts Workshop in Fredericksburg, VA, announces a call for artists for Our Best Friends. 2020, of all years, made our appreciation of our pets grow ever stronger. They were there to cuddle us when we were lonely, push us out the door for walks when we felt sluggish, and entertained us running around their cages and through our house chasing balls. They chase away our blues and malaise with their love of us.

LibertyTown Arts Workshop wants to see all of your best animal companions in this show, be they small as mouse or large as a horse.


Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 31 May 2021

Our Best Friends Application Fees

  • 1st piece (Non-member): $25
  • 1st piece (Member): $15
  • Each additional piece: $ 5

All artists age 16 and older, working in any media, may apply to this show. Work previously exhibited in LibertyTown’s gallery is not eligible. Artwork must be original and not from kits.

Work accepted into the show must be for sale. Applications and pieces must be physically submitted at the gallery for jurying. Work that will be displayed on a wall must be ready to hang, with no wet media, no sawtooth hangers, and staple-free edges. LibertyTown will provide pedestals when needed. LibertyTown reserves the right to reject works accepted by the juror due to content, space constraints, or inability to properly install the work. Artists are responsible for any costs related to transporting accepted work to the gallery and transporting unsold work away at the end of the show.


  • 5/28-5/31: Submissions can be dropped off for jurying starting 5/28
  • 6/1: Notifications of acceptance/decline sent via email
  • 6/1-6/3: Pick up of work not accepted
  • 6/4: Opening reception
  • 6/27: Show closes, unsold work may be picked up

Our Best Friends Awards

  • 1st Place: $300
  • 2nd Place: $200
  • 3rd Place: $100

LibertyTown’s website and social media gives artists a way to have their work viewed and sold. The website has a show blog post and shopping section for each show featuring each piece in the show for sale. The gallery owner hosts a Facebook Live event showing and talking about each piece in the show. LibertyTown keeps a commission of 40% on all show sales.

About LibertyTown Arts Workshop

LibertyTown Arts Workshop, established in 2004, is a 13,000 square foot visual arts center located in Fredericksburg, Virginia, half way between Richmond, Virginia, and Washington, DC. They have 30 plus art studios, over 80 local artists, a full pottery studio, and a gallery space. Every month, they rotate out the gallery space with a new show, which varies from invitational, regional, and national shows. They are a fully staffed center, open seven days a week to the public and offering art in almost all mediums. LibertyTown resides in Historic Downtown Fredericksburg, which puts them among historic venues, downtown eateries, and a thriving arts community with a lot of visitors.

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