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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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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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She Persisted

August 21 - November 9
Building W-16 (Art Lab), 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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She Persisted Solo Exhibit featuring Rhe’a Roland On View August 21 – November 10 Art Lab Gallery, Workhouse Arts Center Reception: Saturday, November 9 | 6pm – 8pm   Artist Statement Collection inspired by: Resilience. Personal experience of being torn down and disregarded then having to build oneself up from rock bottom. Having to deal with the consequences of other people's expectations or lack thereof. Having to create a life in the midst of sexism and racism . Learning how to build upon rubble and make something strong out of the very items meant to degrade you.

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Permanent Window Art Exhibition

August 29, 2019 - August 31, 2029
Entire Campus, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States

Permanent Window Art Exhibition Buildings 12 and 13 The artwork found in the windows of building 12 and 13 highlight the group of artists who were selected for the 2015 Director’s Collection. The Director’s Collection highlights artists who demonstrate an outstanding understanding of craft, technique, creativity and artist merit. Those nominated are Studio Artists, Resident Artists or Associate Artists at the Workhouse Arts Center; and stand out as emerging or professional artists making a substantial impact in their field. The Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to present a robust range of artworks in this collection which provide a definitive presence […]

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