Local Opportunities

Looking for Drawing and Painting Instructors

The Greenhouse Studio at Oatlands is looking for local painting and drawing instructors looking to teach virtual and onsite classes at Oatlands. Instructors must have experience with MFA's a plus. Instructors must submit a bio and examples of work to Walt Bartman, Director, at walt@yellowbarnstudio.net.

  • There is no deadline, instructors and classes can be added at anytime.
  • Applications are now being accepted.
  • The Greenhouse Studio at Oatlands 7215 Mountain Church Rd., Middletown, Maryland 21769. For information call 240-626-4981.

Gateway Gallery Call for Artist Membership Applications

Gateway Gallery artists’ cooperative welcomes membership applications from area artists in a variety of 2D and 3D media. Since opening in 2010, Gateway Gallery has become a destination venue for artists to show and sell their work to a large following of area residents and visitors to western Loudoun attractions. Only work by Gateway artist members is shown and sold in the gallery. Members manage all aspects of gallery operations, and staff the gallery by sitting at least two four-hour shifts each month. Members pay monthly dues of $45 and contribute 20% of their monthly gallery sales toward gallery expenses. We especially seek new members in media or styles distinctly different from work already represented in the gallery.

Free Drawing Classes at Artists in Middleburg

Jim Burns is offering drawing classes at AiM on the first Tuesday of every month. These classes are for the experienced and novice. They are free and registration is required. You can register through our website or the provided link.

Visit Loudoun First Friday – Call for Demonstrating Artists

The first Friday of every month from March to December, Visit Loudoun participates in Leesburg’s First Friday! The Visit Loudoun Visitor Center, located in Market Station in Leesburg, is looking for artists to participate in their First Friday Events. We host local wineries, breweries, teas, cideries and other vendors with free tastings at the Visitor Center and we are looking to expand on the event. Whether it’s pottery or painting, this is a new way to showcase your art and your skill for one night. Bring pieces to sell and set up a demonstration to draw people in!

  • Ongoing
  • The First Friday of every month, March through December
  • If interested in participating or need more information – please reach out to Hannah Oliver at oliver@visitloudoun.org

Heritage High School Winter Arts & Crafts Show

Heritage High School's Fine Art Department is hosting an Arts & Crafts Show and is currently seeking vendors of all shapes, sizes and descriptions! We would love to fill the school with a variety of arts, crafts and unique gifts as well as a children's area - so if you have arts & crafts you want to sell, please join us, or if you know someone, please share this ad!

  • Deadline for Vendors is November 30th, 2022.
  • The event date is Sunday, December 11th, inside Heritage High School, from 9am-3pm.
  • Please email Marianne Cooper at marianne.cooper@lcps.org or mbcooperart@gmail.com for more information and an application.

Call for Art: Applications Open for the 2023 Western Loudoun Art & Studio Tour

Calling all Loudoun visual artists! Be a part of Loudoun's premiere arts event: the 16th Western Loudoun Art and Studio Tour. Artist applications will be available beginning November 1st.

  • Application deadline is 5 pm January 31st, 2023.
  • WLAST will be held from 10 am to 5 pm on Friday, June 2, Saturday, June 3, and Sunday, June 4, 2023.
  • Interested artists should visit www.wlast.org to apply, or for further information.

General Opportunities

Claim to Fame - National Juried Show at Gallery Underground

Artists are invited to submit works to Claim to Fame which they consider to be their best work. This is an open call with no theme. We want to see the art you are most proud of. This call is open to all mediums, including any form of 2D or 3D work. Entrants will be asked to submit a paragraph indicating why this work is their Claim to Fame.