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.

Studio Assistantships Available this Summer!

The Clay and Metal Loft 2022 Clay Camp Assistantship The Clay and Metal Loft seeks college students and recent graduates, ages 18 and up, for our summer Clay Camp Assistant positions. Each summer, we provide opportunities for assistants to help run our camp programs and to gain classroom experience. The Clay Camp Assistants will work closely with the education program head and camp teachers to provide classroom support for weekly summer clay camps. The Clay Camp Assistantship program is intended to nurture and develop classroom and artistic skills for emerging artists, and to support them towards their goals within the ceramic field as teachers and artists by providing them with the essential opportunity of hands-on classroom and teaching experience through working directly with and assisting students, shadowing and assisting experienced teaching artists. Camp Assistants will be responsible for: • Assisting teaching artists during summer clay camps • Preparing materials, helping with demonstrations, assisting students with handbuilding, cleaning up, and working directly with youth ages 6 – 16 • Leading by example through safe use of materials and equipment in the studio Camp Assistants can expect to gain: • Communication skills for interfacing with youth and adults • Increased adaptability and problem-solving skills • Classroom management skills • Development of their teaching strategies and teaching philosophy • Knowledge of working with clay • Resources to expand their interest and further their involvement in the field of arts education Assistant Requirements: Experience working with clay is ideal, but interest and experience in working with young people are equally important. Dependability, attention to detail, and strong interpersonal skills are a must. Assistantship duration: Choose to work with one or more camps (15 – 20 hours per week) typically from 9 am – 12 pm or 1 – 4 pm. Weekly camps run June 20– August 12. For example, you could choose to work with one camp in June, two in July, and one in August, or just one week of availability in July, or you can go for the gold and work all ten weeks. Final schedules will be verified with each assistant. See The Clay and Metal Loft Summer schedule for more information. Sign ups of accepted Assistantships will be automated through Signupgenius. Compensation: This is a volunteer position. If you assist with 5+ camps, The Clay and Metal Loft will offer you a free adult workshop in exchange for your efforts. Application deadline: For priority consideration, apply by Friday, April 22nd, 2022. Applications will be considered as long as space is available, through July 2022. TO APPLY: Your application should include: • A letter of interest describing your qualifications for the position and how you will benefit from a summer volunteering at The Clay and Metal Loft • A resume (not more than 1 page) outlining your art, clay, and teaching experience. Send your resume as a PDF. • Contact information for 2 references who can speak to your experience and/or work ethic. • 3 images of current artwork. Email your application to Amy Manson, The Clay and Metal Loft. theclayandmetalloft@gmail.com ● Please include Summer Assistantship in subject line ● All applicants must be 18 years of age or older.

Call for Art: A Farm Less Ordinary

Your artwork could be raising money for A Farm Less Ordinary in their Fall 50/50 auction. AFLO is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit that is part of a movement to create employment opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities. Help us get people out of their houses and into paying, meaningful jobs. Help us give individuals with developmental disabilities the support they need and the respect they deserve as contributing members of our society and...the producers of your food.

  • Deadline for entry end of August 2022.
  • Auction will be held either Sept 11th or 18th at the Rust Outdoor Event Barn (TBD).
  • Interested artists please email greg@afarmlessordinary.org

Artists Residencies Available at Brambleton Library

Loudoun Arts and Loudoun County Public Library are pleased to announce the resumption of their unique Artist-in-Residency Program. In paste COLLAB atelier project, selected artists have enjoyed three month long rent-free residencies at Brambleton Library. COLLAB offers four three-month residency periods each year. Artists are encouraged to plan interactions with collaborators and other users of the space during their three-month residency. Residencies will be awarded based on the quality of the artists' proposals, with special consideration given to artists willing to collaborate with partners on at least one project during the residency. This program is not limited to visual artists. Performers, writers, musicians, and makers are also encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in cross-media collaborations. Artists are also encouraged to document and share their experiences during the residency. The Makerspace at Brambleton Library is open to the public seven days a week and open until 9 pm six nights per week. The space has work tables, tools, and access to 3-D printers display space, storage space, and other technologies. During the three-month residency, library staff will work with the artist to create an event, class, exhibit or presentation reflecting the artist's project. Resident artists will be allowed to display and sell artwork from the studio spaces. LCPL and the LA will promote resident artists' events through their website and other electronic media.

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.

Call to Artists, 'Local Artists, Local Scenes' Exhibit at Artists in Middleburg

Application deadline for 'Local Artists, Local Scenes' Exhibit is July 8th

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

Workshop: Build a Professional Artist Website in a Weekend!

Are you ready to establish a professional artist presence? Start with a beautifully designed website that showcases your art and provides buyers with an opportunity to purchase it quickly and easily. In this 2 day, in-person workshop, you will create and deploy a brand new website and perhaps more importantly, learn the key skills you need to to manage and maintain the site on your own.

Auditions for Funny Little Thing Called Love at StageCoach Theatre

This deliriously funny new Jones Hope Wooten comedy is all about that four-letter word: L-O-V-E. Under a full moon on this unpredictable night of romance, these four rollicking tales take you on an around-the-globe journey of unexpected and hilarious twists and turns: A slick, successful used-car-selling Romeo in Dallas, Texas, believes he’s answering Cupid’s call, only to realize too late that he’s wandered into a life-changing trap set by three fed-up Juliets. On an island getaway, The Hallelujah Girls, a group of fun-loving gals from Georgia, say aloha to their wild sides as they accidentally crash a Hawaiian honeymoon in progress. These five women—and Waikiki—will never be the same! In a rooftop London bistro, sparks fly when two strangers surprisingly start to connect, only to be thwarted by a hyperactive American tourist who’s determined to be the center of attention, and the unpredictable antics of an ancient waitress who wields a wicked sousaphone. And finally, in Manhattan, a man tries to battle his way out of a mid-life crisis with an ill-advised and elaborate marriage proposal. Unfortunately, it all goes wildly off-track when his caterer passes out, a tap-dancing singing telegram girl breaks into sobs rather than song, his ex-wife saunters in wearing nothing but a bathrobe and a smile, and a cowering superhero inches nervously across his twelfth-floor window ledge. So, open your heart to romantic mayhem and come join the fun! By the time the evening is over and the moon works its magic, love will conquer all and your sides will ache from laughter!

  • Auditions will be held on Saturday, July 9 from 10:00am – 1:00pm at StageCoach Theatre in Ashburn. Actors will come in for cold reads of the script. There are many roles to fill, and we are planning to have actors perform multiple parts.
  • Performances will be on September 23 – 25, 2022.
  • Please reserve an audition time on Sign-Up Genius and complete the audition form prior to your audition time, indicating that you will audition in person. Video submissions are also accepted. Please refer to the website for further information and character descriptions. https://www.stagecoachtc.com/funny-little-thing-called-love/