Reston, VA

After cancelling this year’s Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival due to the pandemic, Greater Reston Arts Center is preparing for next year’s annual festival by opening the applications for artists.

GRACE announced the opening of the application in its newsletter via email earlier this week.

The 30th annual festival will run from May 14-16 of next year, with new health and safety modifications, according to the newsletter.

Artists are encouraged to apply before the deadline, Dec. 27, including the following information on their application:

  • $55 application fee
  • Four high-resolution photos of recent artwork (Artwork created in the last five years)
  • A description of each piece (1,000 words or less)
  • An artist statement explaining their creative process and referencing one piece of artwork that was submitted (3,000 words or less)
  • Choosing one of ten categories of which their artwork best falls under (Ceramics, Glass, Jewelry, Digital & Multi-Media Art/ Drawing/ Mixed Media 2D, Painting, Photography, Sculpture/ Mixed Media 3D/ Metal, Textiles, or Wood)

The complete newsletter is below:

Now in its 30th year, the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival has a long-standing reputation for showcasing high quality, hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind artwork in a dynamic outdoor setting. The Festival provides an opportunity to engage directly with exceptional artists, as juried in by leading art practitioners and artists in the visual arts field, that meet a high level of artistic standards. This unique open-air event is presented in Reston Town Center and attracts affluent patrons and knowledgeable collectors from the Washington, DC metropolitan region and beyond. This year, the 2021 Festival will implement new health and safety adaptations for the care and consideration of all.

Artist applications are accepted through ZAPPlication through December 27, 2020

Photo via Greater Reston Arts Center/Facebook

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