Saturday, October 01, 2011

Tomorrow: MPAartfest!

This Sunday is MPAarfest in McLean - I did it last year and it was amazing, so I'm back this Sunday.

Thus, on Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 MPAartfest will transform McLean Central Park into a lively landscape of mini art galleries showcasing and offering for sale the work of a diverse group of 46 juried artists, including The Lenster.

MPAartfest includes activities to captivate art-lovers of all ages. Stroll through the Children's ArtWalk, sponsored by McLean Community Foundation and coordinated by New Dominion Women's Club, to experience the work of young artists from McLean area schools. Budding artists may create their own works of art at Innovation Station sponsored by TTR/Sotheby's International Realty.

Live model drawing, courtesy of MPA's Open Studio, will give all ages a chance to draw and an "en plein air" demonstration will help round out the festival.

The Gazebo Stage will feature a variety of live performances throughout the day. Click here for the schedule

And their food vendors will offer a wonderful selection of food and beverages for your discerning palate.

See ya there!

Opportunity for Artists

Deadline: Wednesday, November 1, 2011 at 5 PM

The Alexandria Office of the Arts and Alexandria Commission for the Arts invite artists to submit proposals for two and three dimensional, original exhibits to be shown in one of fifteen gallery spaces during 2012-2014. Individual artists or consortia of artists, who work, study or live in the City of Alexandria are eligible. There is no entry fee to apply but a 10 percent commission will apply to all artwork sold. Each of the exhibitions will run for six months.

To be considered, each proposal must consist of:

- Completed application form
- A resume
- PC-compatible CD or a DVD with a maximum of 12 number images representing the work, each labeled with artist’s name and the title of the work
- An artist’s statement of no more than one page containing a description of the artist(s), consortium, or organizations involved in the exhibition.

Proposals (solo exhibition, consortium, or organization) must be received by Wednesday, November 1, 2011 at 5 PM by the Durant Arts Center at 1605 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, with attention to: Call for Entries 2012-2014.

Artists selected are required to sign a Loan Agreement and will be responsible for the shipping/delivery, pick-up, preparation, and installation of works to be exhibited.

More information is available at this website or contact the Office of the Arts at (703) 746-5588 or by e-mail at In the subject line, please mention “Call for Entries 2012-2014.”