In the Gallery

In the Gallery Now: Western Loudoun Artists Studio Tour:  CONTINUED

June 17 - July 4

The Western Loudoun Artists Studio Tour Artwork from guest artists located at the Franklin Park Arts Center during WLAST

⇒ Call for Entries: Tiny Treasures

Really looking at the miniature works of art on display at FPAC at the reception in 2014 Regional artists and craftspeople in all media are invited to participate in Tiny Treasures, a juried creative challenge exhibition sponsored by Friends of Franklin Park Arts Center. Tiny Treasures will feature small creative works with the subject of your choosing and in your choice of media. Two-dimensional entries must be no larger than 36 square inches. Three-dimensional pieces overall dimension should not exceed a total of 36 cubic inches. (See examples below.) Cash prizes will be awarded in the amounts of $200 for Best in Show, $100 for Friend’s Choice and $50 for Most Treasured.

The deadline for submission of digital images to be selected for the show postcard is May 31.

Pieces may be submitted to Franklin Park Arts Center on July 5 & 6, 2016.
Tiny Treasures will be on display in the Gallery from July 8 — August 7, 2016.
Opening Reception Sunday, July 10 3-5 pm

For more details, please view the Submission Requirements for Tiny Treasures

illustration showing examples of finished work meeting the maximum size requirement for Tiny Treasures show: 6x6, 5x7, 4x9 inches from outside edge of frame to opposite outside edge of frame

Upcoming Exhibits

Are You on the 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.

  • ⇒ Call for Entries: Portraits - August 8 – 28

    Entries accepted in all media that fit the theme of Portraits.  Drop-off August 4 & 5 between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.  Human portraits please, no animals.

    In a separate camp program, students will select artwork from this exhibit to bring to life with dramatic reading or monologue performed live. These performances will be in lieu of opening reception; artists are encouraged to attend one or both.

    • Portraits in Action: Friday, August 12, 7:00 pm FREE
    • Portraits in Action Coffeehouse Sunday, August 14, 6:30 pm $8/person
  • 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: September 9 – October 31
Sticks and Stones exhibit

Our second-year for this outdoor sculpture exhibit, displaying pieces on the walking trails on the perimeter of Franklin Park.  Artists assemble work on site beginning Tuesday, September 6 through Friday, September 9.

Opening reception:  Sunday, September 11  1:00 – 3:00 pm

⇒ Call for Entries: September 23 – October 30 Play in the Parks _ Open call for entries  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: November 4 – December 4W & OD Show

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: December 7 – January 8 “Joy”

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

January 13 – February 12 Youth Art Show – “Masks” Open for youth only

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: February 17 – March 12 Map Your World

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

March 17 – April 2 DaVinci Exhibit (VSAarts program)

⇒ Call for Entries: April 3 – April 30 Spring Awakens

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 91:00 – 3:00 pm

May 1 – 21  TBA

May 22 –June 2 Botanicals & Bouquets   _Juried show

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

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.