In the Gallery

In the Gallery Now: Plein Air Pastoral

The Fall Farm Tour encourages plein air paintingThe Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center, in partnership with Loudoun County Department of Economic Development, presents Plein Air Pastoral, our Annual Rural Heritage Exhibit. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Best in Show, Fall Favorite and the piece that best captures the essence of rural Loudoun.

For more information, please see the complete Submission Requirements

November 20 — January 3, 2016.
Reception: Sunday, November 29th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. prior to the Franklin Park Big Band Christmas Kick-off concert.

⇒ Call for Entries: Glitz and Glamour

Regional artists and craftspeople in all media are invited to participate in Glitz and Glamour, a juried art show and sale sponsored by Friends of Franklin Park Arts Center. Glitz and Glamour will feature creative works in your choice of media. Entries must use media that produce shine, sparkle or glitz OR embody the concept of your idea of glamour. Artwork can also be three-dimensional or incorporate three-dimensional found items. Cash prizes will be awarded in the amounts of $200 for Most Glamorous, $100 for Glitziest and $50 for Best Bling.

For more details, please view the Submission Requirements

Pieces may be submitted to Franklin Park Arts Center on January 4 & 5, 2016.
Glitz and Glamour will be on display in the Gallery from January 8 — 31, 2016.
A Glittery Evening: Friday, January 8 Opening Reception at 6 pm, followed by Clay Arthur as Elvis at 8 pm

Upcoming Exhibits

  • Glitz and Glamour Show
    • January 8-31, 2016
    • Opening reception, January 8, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, prior to Elvis Tribute Band performance
  • ⇒ Youth Art Show: Chinese New Year/Year of the Monkey
    • February 5-28, 2016
    • Reception, February 20, 3:00 pm in conjunction with Chinese New Year celebration.
  • VSA of Loudoun DaVinci Show
    • March 4-27, 2016
    • Opening reception March 6, 1:00 pm
  • ⇒ Chicken or the Egg, Which Came First?
    • April 1-May 1, 2016
    • Auction event and opening reception April 17, 1:00-3:00 pm
  • Claire Kincannon, Mixed Media Exhibit
    • May 6-June 12, 2016
    • Opening reception, Sunday, May 8, 2016

Call-for-Entries Mailing List

Email or call 540-338-7973 to get on her list to be notified of upcoming visual art shows that you can enter.

View Some of Our Past Exhibits Online

Women with Vision Multimedia Exhibit

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Minds Wide OpenThe Franklin Park Arts center presents its original Women with Vision exhibition, now online. The exhibit explores the creativity of seven female Loudoun artists and their collective impact on our community.

The exhibit highlights three generations of women within our community whose creative talent, in the opinion of the Arts Center, continues to shape the arts in Loudoun; the exhibit supported the Minds Wide Open statewide celebration of women in the arts. The show originally ran in the center from May 28 – June 14, 2010.

CLOUDY with a Chance of Art

View Online @ Flickr

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An interactive exhibit experiment ran in the lobby gallery from Thursday, 16 September 2010 through October 10 2010, with the introduction:

“Is a picture worth a thousand words, or can a thousand words create a picture? Maybe both. Let’s find out. This unique, interactive exhibit asks you to write a couple of words about one or more of the art pieces on display. Feeling brave? Share more than a single word with us- share a thought or a story that the artwork brings to mind. Those words will be turned into their own ‘word cloud’ artwork throughout the show and final versions will be rendered at the show’s conclusion. Share your words in person or online on Flickr.”

Center Pieces, January 2011

Center Pieces, the Second Annual Mid-winter Art Show and Sale, featured creative works ranging from center pieces for the table to works that explore the ideas of physical and spiritual centering.

Viewer’s Choice winners:
‘Indigo Bunting Male’ by Stephanie Roan, ‘Still in Time’ by Alice Power, and ‘Entropy 2′ by Bob Friedenberg.
Many thanks to all who participated.

Sponsored by the Friends of Franklin Park Arts Center.