Local Opportunities

Request for Proposals — Mural Art in Middleburg

Akre Capital Management, located in Middleburg, Virginia, occupies a historic building formerly known as Mosby’s Tavern. Built in 1949 as a car dealership, the building has since been home to two restaurants and now serves as an office to Akre Capital Management. ACM desires to have a mural painted on the north exterior elevation of the building that faces the parking lot. This project serves to enhance the lives of ACM employees who view it daily and to provide an artistic opportunity for a talented illustrator. We have purposefully not selected a theme in order to provide the mural designer the potential for artistic expression. We seek proposals from those who have the ability to design, manage and implement the mural project to completion.

Lovettsville Library Comic-Con

Lovettsville Library will be hosting a comic-con event on July 28 and is looking for presenters, crafters, costume folks, etc. If you have a passion for comics, we would love you to participate.

  • Participation will be accepted until space lasts
  • Event Date: Saturday, July 28, 6 - 8pm
  • Email Greg Bowman at gregory.bowman@loudoun.gov or call 540-822-5824

Game of Thrones Night at Rust Library

Rust will be turning the library and town of Leesburg into the Game of Thrones and is looking for artists to show/sell their medieval crafts or help decorate.

  • Participation will be accepted as long as there is room
  • Event Date: Saturday, July 21
  • Contact Lorraine Moffa at lorraine.moffa@loudoun.gov or 571-258-3179

Rhyme On! Poetry Contest

Loudoun County Public Library would like to invite you to participate in our fourth annual poetry contest for adults ages 18 and up. From April 1 through May 15, you can enter a poem in one of the following categories: Best Love Poem, Best “Loudoun” Poem, Funniest Poem, and Free-Verse. Cash prizes will be awarded for winners and runner-ups! Winners will be announced online June 4, 2018 on Loudoun County Public Library’s website and winners will be mailed their prizes.

Call for Artists — Purcellville Music and Arts Festival

2018 Call for Artists: In support of the many artists living and working in the area, the Purcellville Arts Council announces an art exhibit in conjunction with the Purcellville Music and Arts Festival on Saturday, May 19, 2018. The art exhibition will be located in the Bush Tabernacle. All artists, professional or hobbyists, are encouraged to enter so that the exhibit will reflect the area’s diverse and rich cultural presence. This year the artwork can be sold when the artist is contacted directly by the purchaser. Purcellville Arts Council and festival volunteers will not be handling any sales transactions.

Call for Artists — Art at the Point Festival

The Art at the Point festival committee invites visual artists to apply for exhibit space to show and sell their original work. The festival showcases a wide range of work including ceramics, jewelry, photography, painting, woodworking, and more. In its 9th year, this unique festival combines regional visual arts with local bluegrass & stringband music and locally-prepared foods in a family-friendly, one-day celebration of the arts in historic Point of Rocks, Maryland. This year’s event will include a special demonstration and display of area paintings by plein air artists, as well as historic regional photo images.

  • Applications will be accepted until vendor space is filled
  • Event to be held Saturday, September 29, 2018 in Point of Rocks, Maryland
  • For additional information and artist application, please visit www.pointofrocks.org/art and click “Apply,” or email aatp@pointofrocks.org

General Opportunities

Call for Writers — Do You Love to Write about the Arts?

Live An Artful Life® is a web based source for inspirational, educational, motivational, and wellness content for artists, artisans, and enthusiasts. We are always looking for solid content which supports this mission and goal. We appreciate the experience and talent of others. If you would like to write for us and earn a little cash we’d love to talk to you. We are looking for art related stories about inspiration, creativity, mindfullness, meditation, wellness, people, teachers, retirement, book reviews, wholeness, app reviews, art and society, social impact, as long as it relates to one of the art forms.

Art Workshops and Classes

Pat Troiani, Alcohol Inks 101, February 11 & 12, Fredericksburg, Virginia. — Lynn Hosegood, Principles of Color and Design, March 19 - 23, Colonial Beach, Virginia. — Pat Troiani, Alcohol Inks 101, April 6 - 8, Crossroads Art Center, Richmond, Virginia. — Pat Troiani, Alcohol Inks 101, dates TBA, Mattawoman Creek Art Center, Maryland (2 days). — Tom Lynch, Watercolor Secrets Revealed, April 30 - May 4, Fredericksburg, Virginia. — Lynn Hosegood, Principles of Color and Design, June dates TBA, Richmond, Virginia (5 day class), — Spotsy Arts Festival, August 11 - 12, Spotsylvania, Virginia (seeking exhibitors and vounteers). — Killarney, Ireland with Lynn Hosegood, September 22 - October 6. Fourteen days of painting, touring, feasting and fun! — Trish McKinney, Party On Your Paper, October 22 - 26, Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Style '18 x MCD

Now in its 12th year, Style is a show, sale, and benefit celebrating independent contemporary design. This is a curated event focused on the highest quality fashion, jewelry, and accessories. Style '18 will take place over two days on Saturday, November 3, 2018 (10am - 5pm) and Sunday, November 4, 2018 (10am - 4pm) at the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco. Our esteemed jurors will hand select 36 national and international designers to participate in the 2018 event. Attendees can experience and purchase original pieces as well as meet the makers. All proceeds will go to support MCD’s MakeArt education program for children and families in the Bay Area.

  • Deadline: June 1
  • Event Dates: November 3 & 4
  • Please visit https://sfmcd.org/style-18/ to apply. Eligible media: Apparel, jewelry and fashion accessories. Application entry fee: $25. For additional questions please contact Caroline Holley at cholley@sfmcd.org or 415-773-0303.