Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival

The much anticipated annual Greater Reston Arts Center’s Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival is coming! May 16-17, 2015. A nationally top-ranked fine art and craft festival that typically attracts 30,000+ patrons, the Festival is also Greater Reston Arts Center's primary fundraiser, and it allows GRACE -- the area's largest non-profit dedicated exclusively to enhancing community life through excellence in and the promotion of the contemporary visual arts -- to offer its free-to-the-public exhibitions at its Town Center Gallery and art education programs across all ages.

Each year the competitive, juried, Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival features over 200 skilled artisans who utilize both traditional and unconventional materials and techniques to create hand-crafted, original works of art available for purchase. The sheer diversity of fine art and craft at the Festival, now in its 24th year, ensures that there is something for every taste and budget. If you would like a chance to mingle with the festival artists, The Festival Launch Party will take place at the Reston Town Center Pavilion on May 15, and will feature savory treats, specialty wine, music and a silent auction.

To learn more and to purchase tickets, please visit


I'm Oh for like every year so far!
Good Morning,

Thank you very much for your recent submission to the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities Art Bank Collection through the DC Creates! Public Art Program.  Our two panel Selection Committee, consisting of eight arts professionals and artists, reviewed over 300 applications for this FY15 acquisition cycle. Unfortunately, I regret to inform you that your submission was not selected to continue into the second in person review panel of artwork to be purchased.  The exceptional caliber and diversity of artwork submitted made this year’s selection process especially competitive.

Although your application was not selected this year, the Commission values your individual contribution to the D.C. arts community and strongly encourages you to reapply to our future Art Bank calls for work, public art opportunities, and grant programs we offer.  Should you have any questions about the Selection Committee process, please don’t hesitate to contact me via email. We look forward to seeing your application at the next available opportunity.


Ron Humbertson
Art Collections Registrar
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH)
200 I (Eye) Street, SE, Suite 1400
Washington, DC 20003

Opportunities for artists and curators

Deadline: June 1, 2015

The Rehoboth Art League (RAL) is a non-profit arts center, located in Henlopen Acres, Delaware, which currently contains four gallery spaces on its historic 3.5 acre facility and The Homestead, an historic home which also serves as a gallery space. In addition to several pop-up galleries in the surrounding area the RAL has just developed and opened The RAL Art Studios, a 6400 sq. off-site arts complex which houses two additional gallery spaces as well as an arts education center and four artist-in-residency studios. The RAL is actively seeking both solo and group show proposals for their 2016 season. Over 29,000 people attend RAL activities each year. $20 Application fee.
Questions? Please contact Jay Pastore, Exhibitions Director at or call 302.227.8408.