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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

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.

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Christopher St. Louis: Eclectic Order

October 30, 2019 - August 1, 2020

Christopher St. Louis: Eclectic Order On View October 30 – August 31, 2020 Warrior Way Gallery Reception: December 14, 6 – 8 p.m. “I think the medium is less important than the story. My artwork often originates from what I see and experience along with the emotions felt in result. Artwork is generally created with intent, but I must admit that ad-libbing can be a lot of fun and allows me to continue to create new things. My personal intention is to create memories that will potentially evolve into heirlooms.” - Christopher "Leo" St. Louis Christopher "Leo" St. Louis’ life […]

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Call for Entries for 3rd Biennial Fiber National Exhibition

November 1, 2019 - March 1, 2020

Workhouse Arts Center is proud to announce a Call for Entries for the 3rd Biennial Fiber National Exhibition! Fiber National showcases the best in contemporary fiber art from around the United States and highlights exciting, innovative artwork utilizing both traditional and non-traditional techniques. All artists that incorporate fiber and/or fiber techniques in their artwork are invited to apply. This year's juror is Trudi C. Van Dyke. Trudi C. Van Dyke is an independent curator and fine arts consultant who specializes in exhibitions of fiber and fine craft. She was formerly director of the Torpedo Factory Arts Center (Alexandria, VA) and the […]

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Open Call for Exhibits

January 1 - December 31

Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to offer artists, curators and art collectives an opportunity to host an exhibition in one of our gallery spaces. 

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Open Call for Studio Artists

January 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021

Open call for entries to become a resident studio artist at the Workhouse Arts Center.

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Ongoing

Reconceived

January 22 @ 8:00 am - March 9 @ 5:00 pm

Reconceived Solo Exhibit featuring Aniekan Udofia On View January 22 – March 9, 2020 Artist Talk & Reception: February 8, 6pm – 8pm In Reconceived, painter/illustrator Aniekan Udofia presents a collection of personal work created in between restrictive commercial projects to maintain inspiration. His passion for blending conceptual ideas with storyline narratives comes alive in series like 'Reloaded' and 'Return Of The Shaolin Pencil'. With influence from comics and fantasy art, Udofia’s works have an afro-futurism spirit exploring ideas of self-discovery, the balance of ying and yang and the benefits of positive and negative energies. Aniekan Udofia is a portrait […]

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Paper Heroes

January 22 @ 8:00 am - March 9 @ 5:00 pm

Paper Heroes Solo Exhibit featuring Craig Tinsky On View January 22 – March 9, 2020 Artist Talk & Reception: February 8, 6pm – 8pm In Paper Heroes, Craig Tinsky pushes the boundaries of the papercut medium by creating work that resembles paintings, screen prints, etchings and photographs. Drawing inspiration from black and white photography as well as digital pixilation, Tinsky introduces his signature style called Ribbon-Halftone. He cuts meticulously measured, wavy ribbons into sheets of paper, producing portraits so similar to photographs that they appear to have tiny details such as individual hairs and faint facial wrinkles. In contrast, when […]

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Cut Wife: A Fragmented Life Pieced Together

January 22 @ 10:00 am - March 9 @ 6:00 pm
Building W-16 (Vulcan Gallery), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Solo exhibit by Dafna Steinberg On View January 22 – March 9, 2020 Artist Talk & Reception: February 8, 6pm – 8pm Dafna Steinberg’s work has spanned a variety of mediums. For close to ten years, she has worked predominantly in collage. She works with themes that relate to the experiences of women and the fragmentation of their bodies. She also makes work about interactions between men and women and how these interactions play out in building relationships and understanding. Though the catalysts for Steinberg’s projects are personal, the works act as emotional responses to the current political and cultural […]

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MILITARY BRATS: ART ABOUT THE MILITARY CHILD EXPERIENCE Open Call!

January 31 @ 11:00 am - March 27 @ 5:30 pm

No one knows where the term "military brat" exactly originated, but some believe it was an early 1920s reference to the British army's use of the acronym, "BRAT" as the status of "British Regiment Attached Traveler", a term applied to families who would travel with the soldier. The WMAI invites all youth (ages 5+), adolescent, and adult children of active duty or retired service members, veterans and reservists to submit a single artwork. The exhibition features work representing military children, affectionately known as "military brats," a badge of honor that describes life in a military family - multiple moves, new […]

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COLLECT! Exhibition

February 8 @ 11:00 am - February 22 @ 6:00 pm
Building W-16 (McGuireWoods Gallery), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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COLLECT! Exhibition On View February 8 – February 22 Peace, Love & Art Fundraising Event: February 22, 6pm McGuireWoods Gallery The COLLECT! Exhibition features more than 60 original works of art generously donated by the acclaimed community of artists at Workhouse Arts Center. This year’s collection includes painting, sculpture, photographs, fiber art, jewelry and more with subject matter varying from traditional figuration, natural landscapes, bright and bold abstraction, oriental clay wares to conceptual collage. Join us on Saturday, February 22 for the COLLECT! Peace, Love and Art event and indulge in an exciting evening of fine art, hors d’oeuvres, Woodstock […]

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3:30 pm

Valentine’s Weekend Social Dance

February 16 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Building W-16 (McGuireWoods Gallery), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Workhouse Social Dance Join us for our monthly Workhouse Social Dance in the McGuire-Woods 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 4:00pm and the music, dance, food and fun continue through 6:00pm. All skill levels welcome! The afternoon begins at 3:30pm 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. For the schedule of mini-lessons, see below. We […]

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