Local Opportunities

The Gateway Gallery — Call for Artists

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.

Artists' Residencies at Loudoun Libraries

Loudoun Arts and Loudoun County Public Library are pleased to announce the resumption of their unique Artist-in-Residency Program. In our COLLAB atelier project, selected artists have enjoyed three month long rent-free residencies at Loudoun Libraries. 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 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.

Teach Classes at Oatlands Historic House & Gardens

Our historic property is beautiful. Teach a plein air type class here or use our indoor Greenhouse meeting space for your class. Group rates are available.

  • Call or email for details and dates.
  • Call or email for available dates.
  • Interested artists should call 703-727-0670 or email info@oatlands.org

Gallery One seeks solo or group show proposals.

The Arts Advisory Committee (AAC), on behalf of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, seeks proposals for solo or group exhibitions at Gallery One. Gallery One is located on the first floor of the Loudoun County Government Center. Artists must reside in Loudoun County to exhibit. There is no fee to apply or exhibit at Gallery One. All 2D and 3D media will be considered with no set theme for exhibitions. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Take Pride! An exhibition honoring Pride Month

In honor of Pride Month, the Loudoun Arts Advisory Committee (AAC) will hold an exhibition Take Pride! in the Loudoun County Government Center at Gallery One. The AAC asks artists to submit works celebrating LGBTQIA+ pride, diversity, and joy. Each artist may submit up to two entries. All 2D and 3D mediums will be considered.