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Permanent Window Art Exhibition

August 29, 2019 - August 31, 2029

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.

Open Call for Arches Gallery Artists

June 17, 2020 - June 20, 2022

This open call facilitates submissions from parties interested in having a non-studio display space at Workhouse Arches Gallery.

The Workhouse Glass National 2021

February 20 - September 25

The Workhouse Arts Center (WAF) is proud to announce a call for entries for its 6th Annual Workhouse Glass National Exhibition 2021. This annual Workhouse Glass National Exhibition is an “Open Call” for functional and/or sculptural glass artworks. The Workhouse Arts Center is very excited to promote and display the breadth of contemporary glass artwork being created throughout the USA and Canada. This application is for Workhouse Glass National Exhibition submissions. Get the submission guidelines and details here.

Open Call for Art Lab Gallery

February 22 - December 31

Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to invite under graduate and graduate-level artists to submit project proposals for an exhibition in the gallery, Art Lab. Exhibition proposals should reflect an expansion of the artist’s practice and can include 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 group presenting a singular idea. All artists must be currently enrolled in an BFA or MFA program at the time of application to qualify for an exhibition in Art…

Open Call for Exhibits

February 22 - December 31

The Exhibitions Department at Workhouse Arts Center aims to be an educational, creative resource established to engage a diverse public in the exploration of the art of today while provoking memorable, immersive learning experiences. Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to offer artists, curators and art collectives an opportunity to host an exhibition in one of our gallery spaces. Get the submission guidelines and details here.

Open Call for Studio Artists

February 22 - December 31

The Artist Program is a core part of the historic Workhouse Arts Center in the greater Washington DC area. The 80+ artists at Workhouse comprise several groups: Studio Artists, who sublease one of 60 studios on campus; Arches Gallery Artists, associate artists who pay pay a fee to exhibit and operate on campus; and Emerging Artists and Resident Artists, who sublease studios in special programs. This application is for Studio Artist submissions. Please return to our Submittable home page for the open call for Arches Gallery Artists. Get the submission guidelines and details here.

Open Call for Warrior Way Exhibit

February 22 - December 31

The Exhibitions Department at Workhouse Arts Center aims to be an educational, creative resource established to engage a diverse public in the exploration of the art of today while provoking memorable, immersive learning experiences. Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to present Warrior Way, an exhibition space designated to display artwork by active duty, retired and veteran service members. Get the submission guidelines and details here.

The Combat Carnival by Matt Pyle

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - August 1 @ 5:00 pm

Warning: Some of the images in this exhibit may be considered graphic in nature and upsetting to some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised. THE COMBAT CARNIVAL A tour in Iraq, 2004, with the Bushmasters of Bravo Company––mechanized infantrymen from the US Army’s 1st Infantry Division (“The Big Red One”). THE EXPERIENCE They ride, stuffed in the dark belly of an armored mammoth, called The Bradley Fighting Vehicle––its grinding tracks roaring like a jackhammer beneath them.  They ride, they wait… could be minutes, could be hours––they smoke, they sleep, they eat––and they never know where the hell they are… until the…

Do West of D.C.

June 18 @ 11:00 am - September 5 @ 5:00 pm

DO WEST OF DC - Urban Art exhibition On view June 18th  - September 5th in the McGuire Woods Gallery The Workhouse Arts Center is proud to present DO WEST OF DC, a group exhibition featuring the work of Nick Zimbro, Shepherd Norman, Kyle Murray and Herbeth Romero; current DC based artists with roots in local Fairfax County, Virginia. DO WEST OF DC celebrates urban art such as murals, graffiti, and other interpretations of contemporary “guerilla” artwork, bringing DC artists westward to the Workhouse.

Mount Vernon Nights 2021 at the Workhouse

July 10 @ 7:00 pm - August 28 @ 7:00 pm

Mount Vernon Nights are back! Saturdays in July and August 2021 in the Rizer Pavilion on the Quad at the Workhouse July 2021 10 Marc Berger (American Roots) 17 QuinTango (Tango Music) 24 Los Texmaniacs (Conjunto band) 31 Robin and Linda Williams (Folk) August 2021 7 The Pietasters (Ska) 14 Crys Matthews (Jazz, Blues, Funk) 21 Dom Flemons (Acoustic Blues) 28 The US Army Field Band, Six String Soldiers

Women’s Equality Day 2021

August 29 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Lucy Burns Museum will celebrate Women's Equality Day on Sunday, August 29, 2021. There will be a special program in the museum at  2 pm.which will be free and open to the public.   Women's Equality Day commemorates the 1920 adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution which prohibits the federal government and  the states from denying the right to vote to citizens on the basis of sex.

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