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.

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

Artists' Residencies at Brambleton Library

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 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.

"Art at the Point" Festival — Call for Artists

We are pleased to resume our annual Art at the Point (AATP) festival, after a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic. Visual artists are invited to apply for exhibit space to show and sell their original work. AATP showcases a wide range of work including ceramics, jewelry, textiles, photography, painting, and more. Submissions are reviewed for originality, design, craftsmanship and presentation. In its 11th year, Art at the Point combines visual and performance art, hands-on demonstrations, and local bluegrass and string band music in a family-friendly, one-day festival in historic Point of Rocks, Maryland.

HONK! Auditions

HONK! is a delightful tale of the ugly duckling, one of the world's most beloved fables. It is a heartwarming celebration of what makes us special. Open casting for actors 8 and up. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script, a dance learned on the spot, and a 1-2 minutes song of the actor's choice.

  • Auditions May 18-20
  • Show Dates July 28-30 and August 4-6 & 11-13
  • Visit our website at www.sterlingplaymakers.org for more details

THE MICRO ART GALLERY: Call for Entries by Teen Artists

Brambleton Library’s Micro Art Gallery is accepting proposals for summer solo exhibitions from June through September. All Loudoun County teens, between the ages of 12 and 19, are eligible to have their original works selected and displayed in a professional-quality solo exhibition in our gallery. The Micro Art Gallery accepts tiny traditional art forms like photography, sculpture, drawing, painting, jewelry, and ceramics, no larger than 4” x 4”, to exhibit within special display pedestals and frames. The gallery also accepts short digital performances, each no longer than 2-minutes, like animations, videos, instrumentals, dance, singing, and even spoken word poetry which will be displayed for library patrons on our new interactive kiosk and headphones. Selected teen artists are also offered a one-hour reception to invite family, friends, and teachers to share in their experience.

  • For more information about the gallery guidelines, as well as to request an application, please contact Teen Services Library Assistant Troy Wingard at troy.wingard@loudoun.gov.

Call to Artists! Aim's Summer Dreams Exhibit

The Artists in Middleburg invite you to submit your best works of art that capture the essence of summer dreams. Let your creativity shine and share with us your vision of a perfect summer day, night, event, place...