Local Opportunities

Call for Art: Submit designs for “We 🖤 Art,” a Coloring Book by Loudoun Artists

The Loudoun Arts Council invites artists to submit designs for inclusion in “We 🖤 Art,”a coloring book about the arts. This LAC publication will debut at the new Book and Arts Festival in Brambleton on June 8th, 2019. Each coloring page will also include information about the artist. The pages can be about art of any kind: visual, performing, literary, etc. Artists may submit more than one design, but LAC reserves the right to limit submissions so as many artists as possible can be included in the book. WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY: Any artist working or living in Loudoun County. SELECTION: Images should be camera-ready, measure 8.5” x 11” and rendered in black and white (please note: photos of pencil drawings do not reproduce well and will not be considered). *HINT: We encourage your creativity regarding subject matter and depiction, but to optimize your chances of being selected, we recommend your design keeps to a simple outline style, for easy filling-in by any age colorer. Please note: If you have questions about submissions, please contact us at info@loudounarts.org BEFORE the 5/1 deadline date and we will gladly assist you. HOW TO APPLY: Submit your 8.5” x 11” design directly by e-mail to info@loudoudounarts.org. Include your image, a short description,and your name. Submissions must be received by midnight April 15. NOTIFICATION: LAC will make the final selections and notify artists by May 1st. Each artist will receive copy of the finished publication, which will be available for sale at the Brambleton Library Arts Event on June 8th. We look forward to seeing your submissions!

  • Designs must be submitted before midnight, May 1
  • “We 🖤 Art,” will be released at the Book and Art Festival in Brambleton on June 8th
  • Submit your high-resolution 8.5” x 11” design directly by e-mail to info@loudoudounarts.org. Include your image, a short description, and your name.

Vendor Event — Music at the Manor

Music at the Manor — A celebration of moms and music! Vendors are welcome to share their wares on the beautiful Paxton Campus of The Arc Of Loudoun in Leesburg VA as the community enjoys a day of music! The cost is $50 plus 10% of items sold at the event. Proceeds of this event go to The Arc Of Loudoun. As a vendor, you will receive: 2 VIP passes ($40 value), listing in all pre- and post-event advertising and event marketing. Please provide your own 10' x 10' tent. A table and two chairs will be provided.

  • Application deadline: May 3rd
  • Event to be held Saturday, May 11th, at 601 Catoctin Circle NE, Leesburg, VA 20176
  • Interested artists should contact Denise Daffron at 703.777.1939 x112 or apply online at https://thearcofloudoun.org/music/

Call for Artists: The Loudoun Book and Arts Festival

Artists living or working in Loudoun County are invited to participate in the first Loudoun Book and Arts Festival. Loudoun County Public Libraries, Loudoun Arts Council and the Brambleton Community are organizing a day of events featuring local and nationally recognized authors and artists. The Festival will be held indoors and out at Brambleton Town Center and Brambleton Library. Pop-up Tents will be available to artists for displaying their work. Space is limited, so contact us at info@loudounarts.org early!

  • Participation will be first come, first served; email by May 31st to reserve your space.
  • Saturday June 8, 10:30 am to 5 pm
  • email info@loudounartscouncil to request an application

General Opportunities

Call for Entries "America Is ..." National Juried Show, Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC

Founded in 1976, Touchstone Gallery, located in a modern street-level space in downtown Washington, DC is seeking entries for "America Is ..." a National Juried Show scheduled for August, 2019. Artists are asked to submit artwork that will Explore, Ask and Answer: What is America today? Jurors: - Rachel Adams, Chief Curator and Director of Programs, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (Omaha, NE) - Taylor Bythewood-Porter, Assistant History Curator, California African American Museum (CAAM) - Jen Mergel, Independent Curator; Vice President, Programs, Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC); Founding Director, Curatorial Network Accelerator of Boston - Jennifer M. Williams, Public Programs Manager, New Orleans Museum of Art