Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Arts Job

Director, Vienna Arts Society.

The VAS, a prestigious art society, seeks a candidate with managerial experience and a love of art to fill a p/t position as director of a fast growing arts center in Vienna, VA.

The director is responsible for the day to day operation of the Center, including: ensuring that it is staffed during business hours; serving as liaison with the public; handling all bookkeeping; scheduling and supporting all activities at the center. In addition, the director identifies and promotes services provided by the VAS, such as art classes, workshops, space rental, and private and member shows. This position reports to the executive board of the Vienna Arts Society. Work Schedule and salary to be discussed.

Skills and Experience:
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and oral
• Marketing experience
• Self starter with flexibility and attention to detail
• Computer and office skills
• Experience managing others
• Experience with volunteer and non-profit organizations

History: VAS was founded in 1969 as a non-profit organization bringing artists and people interested in the arts together for developing and promoting local art and related activities.

Towards that end, VAS, through its Art Center on Pleasant Street and the gallery in the Village Green Shopping center, manages a broad variety of programs, workshops, classes, and trips.

Please email resume here.

A Taste for Art
Friends of the Torpedo Factory
Just back from jurying the prizewinners for the $1000 prize money for "A Taste for Art."

"A Taste for Art" is a cool art and food marriage of a party that takes place at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria to raise funds for the Factory and hosted by The Friends of the Torpedo Factory.

It involves a great art auction as well as loads of great food from most of Old Town's top restaurants. It takes place on Friday, October 14 from 7:30-10:30PM and tickets are available by calling 703-683-0693 or emailing them here.

EarthRights International Fundraiser

Dan Fatton, the Major Gifts Coordinator at EarthRights International, is looking for donations for their 10th Anniversary Silent Auction Fundraiser.

The event will be held on Friday, October 21, 2005, at the WVSA Arts Connection from 7 pm to 11 pm.

If you have any questions, please contact Dan at EarthRights International at 202-466-5188 ext. 106 or

Dan Fatton
Major Gifts Coordinator
EarthRights International
1612 K St. NW, Suite 401
Washington, DC 20006
tel: 202-466-5188 ext. 108
fax: 202-466-5189

AU Lecture

Dr. Lisa Farrington, who just wrote "Creating Their Own Image: The History of African-American Women Artists," will be lecturing at AU this Friday, the 23rd, at 8pm in the recital hall of the Katzen Art Center.

She will be discussing African-American Feminist Art. Details here.

Bailey Interview

The Reston Observer with an interview of Bailey and his experiences with Katrina's damage in New Orleans.

Read it here.

Annual Hispanic Heritage Competition for Artists

Deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Open to all local artists, this competition is designed to showcase the interpretation of rich and diverse Hispanic heritages in U.S. communities. All artists from the Greater Metropolitan Washington Area are eligible. Top prize: $3000 and extensive local and national promotion.

For details on how to enter, please visit this website or call 800.989.2860.

For more info:
Hispanic Yellow Pages Network
Arte de America Hispana
2721 Prosperity Avenue Suite 200
Fairfax, VA 22031

Call for Drawings

Deadline: Friday, October 7, 2005

Arlington Arts Center: Drawing: Tradition and Innovation

Exhibition Dates: November 15, 2005 to January 7, 2006

All artists living or working in Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Pennsylvania, or Delaware are invited to enter. Drawings in any media on any kind of ground will be considered. No size restrictions, but work must fit through a standard double doorway. Outdoor works will also be considered.

Artists may submit slides or CD, application form, resume, and application fee.

To obtain more information or to download a prospectus, visit their website here, or call them at 703.248.6800.

For more info:
Arlington Arts Center
3550 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201

Opportunity for Photographers

Deadline: October 1, 2005.

The League of Reston Artists (LRA)/Reston Photographic Society (RPS) announce their 2005 Call for Entry for its Annual Judged Photography Exhibition. This exhibition will feature $300 in prize monies awarded at the judge’s discretion.

Juror: Charles A. Veatch: As a fly fisherman and lover of nature, Veatch began photographing the beautiful scenes around him from the Florida Keys to the outback of Alaska. Photography soon became his passion and in 1999 he published his first book, The Nature of Reston, about the fauna and flora of this celebrated “New Town” in Virginia. His creative images have appeared in many publications including a cover story in Nature’s Best Magazine in 2003 which took an artistic look at the landscape of the American southwest.

Veatch is a past president of The Northern Virginia Photographic Society and is a frequent judge and lecturer on photography and visual design. He has also been a guest curator for the Greater Reston Arts Center where he serves on the Board of Directors.

How: This call for entry is limited to a maximum of two framed photographs. The entry fee for LRA/RPS members is $15. This exhibition is restricted to members of the LRA/RPS. Membership in the LRA/RPS is $25 per year.

The entry form can be downloaded from the LRA’s website here. Send completed entry form to the LRA, POB 2513, Reston, VA 20195. Entry forms must be postmarked no later than September 29.

Entries sent by mail must be received by October 1; entries will also be accepted at the door when artwork is dropped off. Please send your entry form and a check made payable to League of Reston Artists to LRA, PO Box 2513, Reston, VA 20195.

Drop off entries at the Reston Community Center at Lake Anne, Jo Ann Rose Gallery on Monday, October 3, 10–11 AM.

For directions to the Jo Ann Rose Gallery, see the LRA’s website.


The Miami Herald with an excellent article on our own Olga Viso.

Read it here.