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.

Seeking Artists to Share Studio Space

Artist group in Sterling seeking artists to share studio space/ expeneces in Sterling. Please contact Mark at 703 928 9882 if interested.

  • Move in date is scheduled for Sept. 1 2024.

Call for Entries at Brambleton Library's Micro Art Gallery

Brambleton Library’s Micro Art Gallery is currently accepting proposals for exhibitions from teen artists. All Loudoun County teens, between the ages of 12 and 19, are eligible to have their artworks and performances selected and displayed in a professional-quality solo exhibition in our special gallery. We are looking for tiny artworks, no larger than 4” x 4”, like photography, sculpture, drawing, painting, fiber arts, jewelry, and ceramics to exhibit on display pedestals and frames, as well as short digital performances like animation, video, music, instrumentals, dance, singing, and even spoken word poetry which can be displayed for our patrons on our new interactive kiosk. Email troy.wingard@loudoun.gov for more information.

Be the 2024 Hillsboro Holiday Homes tour Artist

The Hillsboro Preservation Foundation is preparing for the 2024 Hillsboro Holiday Homes Tour and would like to feature a local artist's work to be the image of the tour on all promotional material such as posters, flyers and social media posts. Submissions will be presented on social media for the general public to vote, then the winner will be selected among the top 5 by the Holiday Home Tour Committee. These top 5 artists will be featured individually on social media.

  • Deadline to submit your original work: August 15th at midnight
  • Social media vote will take place between August 20th and August 27th. The winner will be notified by August 30th.
  • Requirements: 2D artwork depicting a lively scene of the town of Hillsboro during the winter holidays season. Artists will have to submit a high resolution photo of their artwork to be used on social media for the contest phase. Contact: emiliemoskal@verizon.net