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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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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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OPEN CALL: Art Lab

March 13 - December 31

Eligibility: Artists currently enrolled in MFA studio art programs Exhibition Dates: March– December 31, 2019 Application Deadline: On a rolling basis Entry Fee: N/A   DOWNLOAD OPEN CALL PDF   Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to invite graduate-level artists to submit project proposals for an exhibition in the gallery, Art Lab, during 2019. Exhibition proposals should reflect an expansion of the artist’s practice and can reflect work that will be created for the exhibition or work that is already complete. Proposals will be accepted from artists working in any media. Artists may apply as an individual or with a collaborative […]

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Artists in Their Own Right

June 12 - August 18
Building W-16 (Art Lab), 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Artists in Their Own Right Curated by Britt Conley On view June 12 – August 18 Reception: July 13, 5pm – 7pm Art Lab, 2nd Floor Curatorial Statement by Britt Conley One of the wonderful aspects about the arts at Northern Virginia Community College is witnessing all the talent within our programs. A lot of that talent is from older adult learners and those who assist the programs themselves. They are artists in their own right. Each of the artists represented here are exceptionally creative and passionate about their art. Their level of artistic expertise should be experienced by far […]

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Open Call, Love Sign

July 8 - December 1

After a 3-month tour in Fairfax County, the Virginia tourism LOVEwork sign will be permanently installed at Workhouse Arts Center. The Virginia is for Lover’s marketing campaign is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019 and has introduced this special activation. Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to invite professional artists to submit artwork proposals to decorate the LOVEworks sign. A new Fairfax County LOVEworks sign will offer a dynamic and fun photo opportunity providing the perfect backdrop for families, couples, and friends to create memorable moments. Proposals will be accepted from artists working in any media. The work must be durable […]

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Prescription

July 31 - October 27
Building W-16 (Warrior Way Gallery), 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Prescription Solo Exhibit featuring Cole Swavely On view July 31 – October 27 Reception: October 12, 6pm-8pm Warrior Way Gallery     Artist Statement 25 Jun 19 From:   COLE SWAVELY, ARTIST, LT USN   Subj:  ARTIST'S STATEMENT 25 Jun 19   Ref:  (a)  Wedding Vows (b)  OPNAVINST 3120.32D Standard Organization and Regulations of the U.S. Navy, 16 Jul 12 (c)  ART RULES, Sister Corita Kent, ca. 1960 (d)  Meditations, Marcus Aurelius (e)  Artist's Statement, Cole Swavely, January 2019   Purpose: To set forth intentions pursuant to the art practice of Cole Swavely (hereafter referred to alternatively as THE ARTIST […]

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VMFA: Futures

August 7 - October 6
Building W-16 (Vulcan Gallery), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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VMFA: Futures On View August 7 – October 6, 2019 McGuireWoods Gallery, Workhouse Arts Center Reception and Artist Talk: Saturday August 10, 6pm – 8pm   Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to present VMFA: Futures showcasing a select group of artists joining the 2019-2020 Fellowship Program at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia. This lucid presentation is comprised of a broad selection of humanizing works of ingenuity which liven the art landscape through sculpture, videography, painting, photography and new media. VMFA: Futures highlights emerging talent but also explores commonalities amongst the artists’ work each sharing visual, woven […]

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(Im)permanence Continued

August 7 - October 6
Building W-16 (McGuireWoods Gallery), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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(Im)Permanence Continued Select works by Cindy Myron On View August 7 – October 6 Reception & Artist Talk: Saturday, August 10 6pm – 8pm McGuireWoods Gallery, 2nd Floor Ordinary spaces act as expressive vehicles for the human body and mind. I create a dialogue between society and its intimate, designed, constructed spaces, typically referencing the home. An idea of “home” acts as a symbol of safety and shelter. Gardens and egg forms representing fertility, growth and inception are places much like homes themselves. When layered with architectural diagrams or components common to a home including floor boards, moldings, and window […]

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Clay International

August 10 - October 13
Building W-16 (Vulcan Gallery), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States

Clay International Exhibition Exhibition Dates: August 10 – October 13 Opening Reception: August 10, 2018, 6p-8p Clay International represents the depth and breadth of contemporary functional and sculptural ceramic artworks being created throughout the country. Ceramic Artist and Educator – Peter Beasecker juried over 300 images to select 52 pieces of art which incorporate a contemporary spirit as well as a technical mastery of the material. The show is a rare opportunity to see a variety of styles and techniques which encompass the field of contemporary ceramic arts. Juror’s Statement - It was an honor to be asked this year […]

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Ongoing

WMAI Student Exhibition Open Call for Submissions!

August 1 @ 8:00 am - August 19 @ 5:00 pm

The Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative (WMAI) is rooted in the Workhouse Arts Center’s desire to address the needs and to improve the lives of military service members, veterans, their families, and caregivers through the arts. WMAI seeks to increase equity, access, and opportunities for veterans to participate in quality arts programming that is sensitive and responsive to their unique experiences. In the last year, the WMAI student body has nearly doubled in numbers. As more Military members and Veterans are taking advantage of Workhouse programs, we at WMAI would like to remind them that the work they are […]

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12:00 pm

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

August 17 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Building W-16, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Free

Join us every Saturday, beginning September 29th! The WMAI Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. The Open Studio is monitored and run by Yonsenia White, MS, ATR (Registered Art Therapist, Resident in Counseling). Designed to bring Military families, Veterans, Retirees, Active Duty and Reservists together, the WMAI Open Studio allows the current or former Service Member a chance to express themselves artistically, and work alongside fellow Service Members in a safe and creativity-fueled environment. Open Studio occurs weekly on Saturdays in the newly named […]

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7:00 pm

It’s Date Night: The Chef’s Table

August 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 21, 2019

Building W-3 (Culinary Classroom), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
$150

Anyone can go out for dinner and a movie so why not make your night something special to be remembered! Date Night cooking classes are designed to be fun, relaxing and an escape from the daily grind. They are great way to learn some basic cooking techniques while enjoying your company and making new friends. The menu items will be prepared by participants working together at each of the cooking islands. No one will leave hungry! Every month you will prepare a new dish! Every Third Saturday of the Month, 7pm to 9pm Tuition: $150 per couple (covers all food […]

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8:00 pm

Workhouse Social Dance

August 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until January 18, 2020

Building W-16 (McGuireWoods Gallery), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Join us for our monthly Workhouse Social Dance in the McGuireWoods Gallery (second floor of W-16) featuring dancing, complimentary refreshments and cash bar. The social dance will be led by professional ballroom instructors Bobbi Brennan and/or Cookie Bell beginning at 8:00pm and the music, dance, food and fun continue through 10:00pm. All skill levels welcome! The night begins at 7:30pm with a complimentary 30 minute mini-lesson led by a professional dance instructor, versed in ballroom, Latin and social dance styles. General dancing begins at 8pm and continues until 10pm. We are occasionally asked about dress code for the dances. We do not have […]

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