In the Gallery

In the Gallery Now: 4 Western Loudoun Artist Studio Tour Artists

Our Lobby Gallery displays the work of 4 talented artists from the 10th annual Western Loudoun Artists Studio Tour through mid-July.

⇒ Call for Entries: Gifts from the Sea - Annual Challenge Exhibit

Watercolor by Pam ForbesRegional artists and craftspeople in all media are invited to participate in Gifts from the Sea, a juried creative challenge exhibition sponsored by Friends of Franklin Park Arts Center. Gifts from the Sea will feature creative works in your choice of media. Entries must have some type of sea life as the subject matter, may incorporate three-dimensional found items shaped or produced by the sea (such as sea glass, egg cases, or shells), or be created from materials that have been shaped or produced by the sea. Three cash prizes will be awarded in the amounts of $200 for Best in Show, $100 for Friend's Choice and $50 for Most Seaworthy.

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Challenge pieces may be submitted to Franklin Park Arts Center on July 20th and 21st. Gifts from the Sea will be on display in the Gallery from July 24-August 23, 2015. The public is invited to a reception for participants on Sunday July 26th from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Call-for-Entries Mailing List

Email Barbara.Sample@Loudoun.gov 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

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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

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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.