In the Gallery

In the Gallery Now: Reflecting on Shadows

(c) J. Riley Stewart Photographer J. Riley Stewart specializes in creating large pieces, using a unique large format camera. He will share the behind the scenes stories of his exhibition and discuss his artistic process and vision.

  • September 11 - October 11
  • Meet the Artist/Coffeehouse, Coffee included, in a real mug.
    Tickets: $8.00/person Pay at Door
    September 20 6:30 pm

Outdoor Exhibit: Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones piece Individuals, families, community groups, students, regional artists and craftspeople were invited to participate in Sticks and Stones, an outdoor exhibit sponsored by the Friends of Franklin Park Arts Center in conjunction with the Art in the Park event. All works had to be made entirely of naturally occurring or biodegradable materials (such as sticks, stones, mud, unfired clay, vines, fallen leaves, bamboo, etc.) Artwork could take any form, such as: sculptural, figurative, structural, surface covering, weaving, a cairn, a mound, a suspended piece, a kinetic piece, etc.
Works are displayed on the park grounds in designated spaces and will be subject to weather and wildlife. Learn More.

Through October 31, 2015

⇒ Call for Entries: Plein Air Pastoral

The Fall Farm Tour encourages plein air paintingThe Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center invites all regional visual artists and craftspeople to enter Plein Air Pastoral, an exhibition sponsored by Franklin Park Arts Center in partnership with Loudoun County Department of Economic Development. 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 Submission Requirements:
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Pieces may be submitted to Franklin Park Arts Center on November 16 & 17, 2015.
Plein Air Pastoral will be on display in the Gallery from 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.

Upcoming Exhibits

  • Blandy Sketch Club Show
    • October 16-November 15
    • Opening reception Saturday, October 24, 1:00-3:00 pm
  • Plein Air Pastoral Show
    • November 20-January 3
    • Opening reception Sunday, November 29, 1:00-3:00 pm
  • 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

View Online

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

cloudy with a chance of art - logo

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.