In the Gallery Now: Tiny Treasures
Regional artists and craftspeople in all media were invited to participate in Tiny Treasures, a juried creative challenge exhibition sponsored by Friends of Franklin Park Arts Center. Tiny Treasures features small creative works on various subjects and media. Two-dimensional pieces are no larger than 36 square inches. Three-dimensional pieces are similarly diminutive. Cash prizes will be awarded in the amounts of $200 for Best in Show, $100 for Friend’s Choice and $50 for Most Treasured.
Tiny Treasures is on display in the Gallery through August 7, 2016.
Opening Reception: Sunday, July 10 3-5 pm
For more details, please view the Submission Requirements for Tiny Treasures
⇒ Call for Entries: Portraits
Portraits of people in any media are accepted for Portraits, who will be brought to life with dramatic reading or monologue.
In our Portraits in Action summer camp, students will select artwork from this exhibit as the basis for a dramatic reading or monologue performed live. These performances will be in lieu of opening reception; artists are encouraged to attend one or both.
Portraits may be submitted to Franklin Park Arts Center 9-5 on August 4 & 5, 2016.
Portraits will be on display in the Gallery from August 8 - 28, 2016.
Portraits in Action: Friday, August 12, 7:00 pm FREE
Portraits in Action Coffeehouse: Sunday, August 14, 6:30 pm $8/person
⇒ Call for Entries: Outdoor Exhibit Sticks and Stones
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 must 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 will be displayed on the park grounds in designated spaces but must be considered temporary, as entries and will be subject to weather and wildlife. Bring your pieces to Franklin Park Arts Center or create them in place September 6-9. Deadline is 1pm on Friday 9/9.
» Learn More.
September 10 - October 31, 2016
Sunday, September 11, 1:00-3:00 pm in conjunction with Art in the Park
- Featured Artists Exhibit (by invitation)
September 1 – 18
Invited artists may submit proposal with sample of work. Artists work will be juried into our Gallery. $100 per artist fee for show.
Opening reception: Saturday, September 3 1:00 – 3:00 pm
⇒ Call for Entries: Play in the Parks
September 23 – October 30
An exhibit and sale to celebrate 50 years of Parks, Recreation and Community Service in Loudoun County. Artwork that features Loudoun County Parks is encouraged. Drop off September 19 & 20 between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.
Opening reception: Sunday, September 25 1:00 – 3:00 pm
⇒ Call for Entries: W & OD Show
November 4 – December 4
This exhibit will be on display at the Arts Center for a month and then travel to several other locations in Loudoun County, following the Washington & Old Dominion trail. Drop off will be October 31 and November 1 between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.
A curated display of historical artifacts will also be featured in this exhibit.
Opening Reception: Friday, November 18 5:30 – 7:00 pm
⇒ Call for Entries: “Joy”
December 7 – January 8
Artwork should reflect the theme of “joy”. All mediums accepted. Drop off December 5 & 6 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Opening Reception: Thursday, December 8 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Youth Art Show – “Masks”
January 13 – February 12
Annual Youth Art Show open to ages 3 – 18. Drop off January 9 & 10 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 4 Time, TBA
⇒ Call for Entries: Map Your World
February 17 – March 12
Friends of Franklin Park Arts Center sponsor this challenge show for artists to incorporate map pieces or maps into their artwork. Drop off Tuesday, February 14 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm & Wednesday, February 15 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm.
Opening Reception: Sunday, February 19 2:00 – 4:00 pm
DaVinci Exhibit (VSAarts program)
March 17 – April 2
⇒ Call for Entries: Spring Awakens
April 3 – April 30
Works in all mediums are accepted on the theme “Spring Awakens”. Drop off Thursday, March 30 and Friday, March 31. A collection of decorated eggs, submitted separately by local artists (by invitation), will also be displayed with this art exhibit. The decorated eggs will be auctioned off at a fund raising event on Sunday, April 9.
Opening reception & Egg Auction event: Sunday, April 9 1:00 – 3:00 pm
May 1 – 21
Botanicals & Bouquets Juried show
May 22 –June 2
Artists will submit works of flowers, bouquets, flowering plants and other botanicals via email by April 30, 2017. Artwork will be juried; artists will be notified if their piece was accepted by May 12. Drop off Sunday, May 21 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm and Monday, May 22 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Artwork will be paired with a local florist/floral designer who will create displays using artwork as inspiration. All will be for sale at the opening event.
Opening Reception & Sale: Thursday, May 25 6:00 – 8:00 pm
View Some of Our Past Exhibits Online
Women with Vision Multimedia Exhibit
The 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
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.