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Calls for Artists

The first way that most artists show their work at LibertyTown is through our juried shows. Check our our current opportunities below, and we hope to see your work at LibertyTown soon!

Fredericksburg Plein Air Exhibition,  a Regional Juried Show

Specifications

Work must be painted “en plein air”, which refers to the 19th century style of painting “in the open air” on location. Work created exclusively by photograph or in studio does not meet the criteria.

Our Juror for this show is the extraordinary plein air painter, Kathleen Walsh. She began her art career 12 years ago. Before that she lived, worked and raised a family some 20+ years overseas.  She has served globaly in art as curator, judge, workshop teacher and painter. Her art hangs in private and public collections throughout the US, Asia, Europe and Africa.

Ms. Walsh is represented by Gallery Flux of Ashland VA, JarrettThor Fine Arts of Colonial Beach VA and the private Gallery Jeanne Frank, NYC.  She is a frequent participant in the United States Department of State Art in Embassies Program. She invites you to visit her at her studio, Libertytown Arts Workshop, Fredericksburg VA.

Eligibility

All artists age 16 and older, working in any media, may apply to this show. Work previously exhibited in LibertyTown’s gallery is not eligible. Work must be original and completed within the last five years.

Rules

Work accepted into the show must be for sale. Physical pieces must be brought to the gallery for jurying. Work that will be displayed on a wall must be ready to hang, with no wet media, no sawtooth hangers, and staple-free edges. LibertyTown will provide pedestals when needed. LibertyTown reserves the right to reject works accepted by the juror due to content, space constraints, or inability to properly install the work.

 

Application Fees

1st piece (Non-member):          $25

1st piece (Member):                  $15

Each additional piece:            $ 5

Awards

1st Place:          $250

2nd Place:         $150

3rd Place:         $75

Commission

LibertyTown keeps a commission of 40% on all show sales. Artists are responsible for any costs related to transporting accepted work to the gallery and transporting unsold work away at the end of the show.

Calendar

7/28-7/30:             Submissions due in person to LiberyTown. See Entry section for details.

7/31:             Artists will be notified via email or phone of the juror’s decisions.

8/3:             Opening reception, 5-9pm

9/7:             Second opening reception, 5-9pm

9/30:           Show closes, unsold work may be picked up between 9/30 and 8/1.

Entry

Entries (entry forms and fees) may be received between Saturday July 28th and Monday July 30thth in order to be considered. Work must be dropped off to the gallery and must include a completed entry form.

Usage

Artists applying to this show grant LibertyTown Arts Workshop unlimited non-exclusive right to use images of accepted work to promote the exhibit and the gallery.

 

Fiber II, a National Juried Exhibition

This October, in partnership with the Fredericksburg Spinners and Weavers Guild, LibertyTown Arts Workshop presents Fiber, an exhibition celebrating everything fiber. We want to showcase the full breadth of fiber art, including but limited to weaving, dying, felting, sculpture, sewing, quilting, knitting, and crocheting. Fiber can be, but is not limited to, cotton, wood, wool, paper, metal, or synthetic materials. Pieces must consist primarily of fiber and be of original design. Kits and commercial patterns are prohibited. The method of displaying the work must be obvious or clearly indicated and easily achieved by our staff. Any specialty hangers or forms must be included with the work. Artists should indicate all fiber media used in each piece.

Eligibility

All artists age 16 and older, working in any media, may apply to this show. Work previously exhibited in LibertyTown’s gallery is not eligible. Work must be original and completed within the last five years.

Rules

Work accepted into the show must be for sale. Applications must be submitted electronically; no physical pieces will be accepted at the gallery for jurying. Work that will be displayed on a wall must be ready to hang, with no wet media, no sawtooth hangers, and staple-free edges. LibertyTown will provide pedestals when needed. LibertyTown reserves the right to reject works accepted by the juror due to content, space constraints, or inability to properly install the work.

Fees

A non-refundable application fee must be paid for each submitted piece before it will be juried. Payment may be submitted electronically via our website or by check delivered to LibertyTown. “Friends of LibertyTown” Members receive discounted jury fees. If you aren’t already, you can become a member at http://libertytownarts.com/product/friends-of-libertytown/.

Application Fees

1st piece (Non-member):          $25

1st piece (Member):                  $15

Each additional piece:            $ 5

Awards

1st Place:          $300

2nd Place:         $200

3rd Place:         $100

Commission

LibertyTown keeps a commission of 40% on all show sales. Artists are responsible for any costs related to transporting accepted work to the gallery and transporting unsold work away at the end of the show.

Calendar

9/16:             Submissions due by 10PM Eastern Time

9/19:             Notifications sent

10/1:             Accepted work due at LibertyTown by 6PM

10/5:             Opening reception

10/28:           Show closes, unsold work may be picked up

Entry

Applications must be submitted electronically via Submittable: https://libertytownarts.submittable.com/submit (no physical pieces will be accepted at the gallery for jurying). Up to three images may be submitted per piece if an additional detailed view or multiple perspectives are required to convey the piece. LibertyTown reserves the right to reject works accepted by the juror if the work differs significantly from the images provided.

Accepted Work Delivery and Return


Accepted work must arrive at LibertyTown by the stated due date. Artists are responsible for any costs related to transporting accepted work to the gallery and transporting unsold work away at the end of the show. Pre-paid return shipping labels should be included with any work that may require return shipping. Our address is:

LibertyTown Arts Workshop
916 Liberty Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22407

Usage

Artists applying to this show grant LibertyTown Arts Workshop unlimited non-exclusive right to use images of accepted work to promote the exhibit and the gallery.