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Open Call for Exhibits

December 16, 2016 - December 31, 2020

Open Call for Exhibits The Workhouse Arts Center offers artists and curators and groups opportunities to exhibit at the Workhouse in one of many galleries.  This open call facilitates interested parties in communicating information to the Center.  There is no deadline for entries. Applicants will be notified within three months of their submission date. Entry Instructions:  Open to all artists, groups or curators. Entry Fee:   $25 administrative fee. Funding:   As a non-profit, the Workhouse may offer exhibit space, basic installation support and basic in house advertising but does not necessarily fund all/additional exhibit needs. Potential exhibitors should be prepared with a budget […]

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Open Call, Warrior Way Gallery

July 11, 2018 - July 1, 2025
Building W-16 (Warrior Way Gallery), 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Open Call, Warrior Way Gallery Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to present Warrior Way, an exhibition space designated to display artwork by active, duty, retired and veteran service members. Our exhibition landscape consists of providing contemporary, progressive programming from both local and national artists. This open call facilitates interested artists, curators and art collectives in applying for this opportunity. There is no deadline for entries. Applicants will be notified within 3 months of the submission date. Workhouse Arts Center would like to thank all applicants for their interest. Entry Instructions:  Open to all artists, groups and/or curators. Entry Fee:   $25 administrative […]

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Chapel of Resistance

October 9, 2018 - March 5, 2019
Warden’s House Grounds, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Chapel of Resistance, 2016 Edgar Endress, Chris Rackley & Floating Lab Collective Outdoor Sculpture On view October 2018 - March 2019 The Chapel of Resistance is a collaborative project by Edgar Endress, Chris Rackley, and the Floating Lab Collective. The project was first exhibited at the historic Lincoln Theatre in Washington, DC during the Creative Time Summit in October 2016. It consists of twenty-two large plywood figures based on original drawings by Chris Rackley. The figures, which are grouped and layered, celebrate Pussy Riot, the Occupy Movement, Hong Kong’s umbrella protests, Black Lives Matter, and other uprisings and gestures of […]

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Workhouse Campus RFI

December 3, 2018 - December 31, 2019

Fairfax County and the Workhouse Arts Foundation are looking for innovative ideas to continue transforming the historically significant, 50-plus acre Workhouse Arts campus into the first mixed-used arts campus in the county. The county and the Workhouse recently issued a request for expressions of interest, seeking proposed adaptive re-use concepts from businesses, nonprofits or individuals. The two entities are asking for cultural, educational, residential, commercial or other uses that complement the Workhouse Arts Center’s existing studio, gallery and museum spaces. This could include food halls, restaurants, craft breweries, craft manufacturing, housing, arts and entertainment venues, business incubators and possibly other […]

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Call for Entry: Workhouse Clay International 2019

December 12, 2018 - May 15, 2019
Building W-16 (Vulcan Gallery), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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The Workhouse Arts Center (WAF) is proud to announce a call for entries for its annual Workhouse Clay International Exhibition 2019. This is an “Open Call” for functional and/or sculptural ceramic artworks. The Workhouse Arts Center is excited to continue promoting and exhibiting the best of contemporary ceramic artwork being created throughout the US and abroad. Download the Prospectus by clicking on the button, below.   DOWNLOAD PROSPECTUS

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Amazing Art Jam

January 26 - February 27
Building W-16 (Vulcan Gallery), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Amazing Art Jam On View January 26 - February 24 Vulcan Gallery Opening Reception & Event: January 26, 7pm - 11pm Closing Reception & Event: February 23, 7pm - 11pm   PURCHASE CLOSING RECEPTION TICKETS   Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to be the host of the third iteration of the Amazing Art Jam. This pop-up exhibition offers fresh perspectives by exploring several young, contemporary themes including street art, anime, Marvel iconography and hip-hop culture. Curated by Ackshun Jackson, the show will feature works in various mediums including interactive, sculpture, murals, paintings and works on paper from over 40 regional […]

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Randy Akers: Scars on the Land

February 6 - April 21
Building W-16 (Muse), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Randy Akers: Scars on the Land On View February 6 - April 21, 2019 Reception: February 9, 6pm - 8pm Vulcan Muse Gallery Artist Statement Gravity, water, paint, scars. I drive down the road and see a place or a name that triggers an immediate response. These locations are always in rough condition: messy, dirty, rusty and in forms of disrepair. These sites have been either a source of conflict, social unrest, economic despair, or oppression. I make a visual record of those sites. I always have to look at the underbelly of those places and convey it in my work. The primitive […]

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[Landscape]

February 6 - March 17
Building W-16 (Art Lab), 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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On View February 6 – March 17, 2019 Reception: February 9, 6pm – 8pm Curatorial Statement What is a landscape? A scenic countryside? A long-standing tradition in art history? The distant backdrop of our lives and memories? In the exhibition scape, artists ask us to engage the notion of landscape on multiple levels. Some pull imagery directly from observed physical, natural, and built surroundings to construct narratives, comment on social, political, and environmental issues, or use landscape as poetic metaphor. Others explore the unseen spaces we navigate: the mind, dreams, fears, desires, the space between people, between the past and […]

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Starshine and Clay

February 13 - March 31
Building W-16 (McGuireWoods Gallery), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Starshine and Clay On View February 13 – March 31, 2019 Exhibition Reception: March 9, 6:00-8:00pm McGuireWoods Gallery DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE   Workhouse Arts Center and Morton Fine Art present the work of  Kesha Bruce, Maya Freelon and Amber Robles Gordon -- three women artists exploring ideas of healing power through their lineage of storytelling. Bruce’s spirit-based use of guardians, African-American folklore and a prophetic mix of abstracted figures and symbols serve as a reminder ‘to fight’ and to bring about change. Freelon’s visual vortex of potent tissue ink monoprints and quilt-like immersive installations welcome the contemplation of our standing ideas […]

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Degrees of Honor

February 20 - May 19
Building W-16 (Warrior Way Gallery), 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Degrees of Honor On View February 20 – May 19, 2019 Reception: April 13, 6pm – 8pm Warrior Way Gallery Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to present Degrees of Honor, a group exhibition surveying the works of artists addressing the concept of honor in different perspectives. Explore works with expressions of separation, pain, loneliness, turmoil, stories and memories. Featured artists include Rene Vincit, Gene Moty, Karen Chin and Christa Turpin. Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to present Warrior Way, an exhibition space designated for artwork by active, duty, retired and veteran service members.

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Open Life Drawing

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until March 14, 2019

Building W-6, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Open Life Drawing All Skill Levels, Ages 16 & Up Drop in and Draw! Three hours of drawing from a live model for a low-low-price. Come to brush up on your skills or work on that portfolio! The poses will range from 1 minute gestures to long poses; nude and clothed model sessions. Models will vary from 1 week to 3 week increments. Bring your own drawing supplies (i.e. Charcoal, drawing board, paper, etc.) Easels, stools, tables and rolling carts are provided. This is not a class. No instruction will be provided. There will be a monitor present to accept […]

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