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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.

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.

Splendid Boho by Judith Arnold

August 6 @ 11:00 am - November 7 @ 5:00 pm

The Workhouse Arts Center is proud to present Splendid Boho, a solo exhibition by Judith Arnold. Judith Ann Arnold retired from the US Army to pursue her love of art in 2017. Her abstract, mixed media artwork is created by combining oil, acrylic and spray paint to build layers of varying textures and patterns. Arnold’s mixed media work explores themes of overcoming struggles and empowerment through resilience, and reflects a positive attitude, and a love of learning.

Clay International 2021

August 7 @ 11:00 am - October 10 @ 5:00 pm

Workhouse Arts Center Clay International exhibition represents the depth and breadth of contemporary functional and sculptural ceramic artworks being created throughout the country. Ceramic artist Kevin Snipes juried over 170 images to select 50 pieces of which incorporate a contemporary spirit as well as technical skill in the material. The show is an exciting opportunity to see a variety of style and technique which encompass the field of contemporary ceramic arts.

Remnants/Remembrance by Whitney Lea Sage

August 12 @ 11:00 am - October 31 @ 6:00 pm

The Workhouse Arts Center is proud to present Remnants/Remembrance, a solo exhibition by Whitney Lea Sage. Sage’s work aims to address the history and current struggles of the Rust Belt; the region from New York to the Midwest that was once dominated by manufacturing, now facing deindustrialization, population loss and urban decay. Sage incorporates her personal experiences of growing up in a Rust Belt city in her illustrations by using architecture and the domestic interior of the home to communicate the universal notions of home, loss, and hope.

FCPS Artist Teacher Exhibition

September 15 @ 11:00 am - October 24 @ 6:00 pm

Workhouse Arts Center proud to present the 14th annual Fairfax County Public Schools Artist Teacher Exhibition, which features the artwork of over 80 different artists who teach in Fairfax County. This all-encompassing exhibition features a wide variety of mediums and styles, including painting, ceramics, photography, mixed media, fiber, and digital art.

2021 Workhouse Haunt – The Collection

October 3 @ 7:00 pm - November 6 @ 10:00 pm

2021 Workhouse Haunt - The Collection October 3 - November 6, 2021 Fridays – October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 7pm – 11pm. Saturdays – October 9, 16, 23, 30, November 6, 7pm – 11pm. Sundays – October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7 (rain date) 7pm – 10pm. This year’s Workhouse Haunt immerses guests through a highly-themed walk-through experience, as creepy characters deliver contactless scares in multiple scenes. Guests will travel in small groups for a frightening 30-minute experience that brings them next to the site’s abandoned, historic buildings and into the dark woods where they will…

Second Saturday Art Walk October 9, 2021 6pm – 9pm

October 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Workhouse Arts Center has over 60 resident visual artists throughout our artist buildings as well as the Arches Gallery. Each month, we feature individual artists or a group of artists from each building as our Monthly Featured Artists. The artists exhibit a current body of work either solo or as part of a group and during our Second Saturday Art Walk they are onsite to speak about their work during the exhibit opening reception.

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