Loudoun Arts

Loudoun Arts Loudoun Arts is for everyone who cares about our artistic and cultural community. The Loudoun Arts Council is for everyone who cares about our artistic and cultural community.
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Our elected Board of Directors are volunteers who are passionate arts supporters working toward an increasingly vibrant and vital arts scene in Loudoun.

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What does research say about the re-emergence of the arts post pandemic? #creatingcommunity
05/12/2021
The Diversity of Performing Arts Audiences: Weighing Organizational Factors and Business Decisions

What does research say about the re-emergence of the arts post pandemic? #creatingcommunity

A report published a year ago today predicted that community members after the pandemic will crave more interaction around shared cultural experiences. Yet it is also true that, in serving this need, arts groups will grow increasingly reliant on the communities themselves. How will the demographic a...

Got an arts event, an art class, or an artist’s opportunity you want folks to know about? Get the word out to thousands ...
04/26/2021

Got an arts event, an art class, or an artist’s opportunity you want folks to know about? Get the word out to thousands through our Happenings newsletter. It’s easy and it’s FREE. Just go to loudounarts.org and click on “submit an event.” #boostingthesignal #creatingcommunity #loveloudoun

Got an arts event, an art class, or an artist’s opportunity you want folks to know about? Get the word out to thousands through our Happenings newsletter. It’s easy and it’s FREE. Just go to loudounarts.org and click on “submit an event.” #boostingthesignal #creatingcommunity #loveloudoun

04/08/2021

The Loudoun Heights AgriTourism Council is looking for artwork for the wine label of our 2020 Valle Tranquilo. This red wine blend is a collaboration of six Loudoun County vineyards who want to feature an original piece of 2‐dimensional art that embodies the spirit of rural Loudoun County, the Loudoun County landscape, and the wine itself. Representational art as well as Abstracts are welcome. If the artwork is of a vineyard, no one specific vineyard should be recognizable in the piece. No photography, please. Entries due Friday, April 16, 2021, midnight. You can learn more at https://868estatevineyards.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Label-art-application-2021-1.pdf. @868estate loudounartisawesome #opportunity

Get the word out about your arts events, classes, and artists’ opportunities. Go to loudounarts.org and cluck on “submit...
03/25/2021

Get the word out about your arts events, classes, and artists’ opportunities. Go to loudounarts.org and cluck on “submit an event.” Your news will be delivered to thousands of inboxes and will be listed on our electronic events calendar. It’s easy and it’s free! Post before March 30 for inclusion in our April newsletter. #boostthesignal #loudounartsperform #loveloudoun

Get the word out about your arts events, classes, and artists’ opportunities. Go to loudounarts.org and cluck on “submit an event.” Your news will be delivered to thousands of inboxes and will be listed on our electronic events calendar. It’s easy and it’s free! Post before March 30 for inclusion in our April newsletter. #boostthesignal #loudounartsperform #loveloudoun

Calling all artists! Between the Hills Community Center is having a Mural Design Contest! For details visit v4larts.com/...
03/01/2021

Calling all artists! Between the Hills Community Center is having a Mural Design Contest! For details visit v4larts.com/mural-design-contest! #showyourwork #publicart #loudounart

Calling all artists! Between the Hills Community Center is having a Mural Design Contest! For details visit v4larts.com/mural-design-contest! #showyourwork #publicart #loudounart

It’s time to submit your March arts events, classes, and opportunities for inclusion in our online calendar and our Marc...
02/25/2021

It’s time to submit your March arts events, classes, and opportunities for inclusion in our online calendar and our March newsletter! It’s easy and it’s FREE. Go to loudounarts.org and click on “submit an event” before 2/28! #creatingcommunity #hereforyou #loudounartsperform #loudounartisawesome

It’s time to submit your March arts events, classes, and opportunities for inclusion in our online calendar and our March newsletter! It’s easy and it’s FREE. Go to loudounarts.org and click on “submit an event” before 2/28! #creatingcommunity #hereforyou #loudounartsperform #loudounartisawesome

This fundraiser for the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy features unique birdhouses transformed by Loudoun artists. Help out...
02/03/2021

This fundraiser for the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy features unique birdhouses transformed by Loudoun artists. Help out LWC, help out some birds, get a piece of original art for your yard 🦅 ! #winwin #birbs #loudounartists

This fundraiser for the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy features unique birdhouses transformed by Loudoun artists. Help out LWC, help out some birds, get a piece of original art for your yard 🦅 ! #winwin #birbs #loudounartists

Submit your arts events, art classes, or artist’s opportunities by January 30th for inclusion in our February newsletter...
01/26/2021

Submit your arts events, art classes, or artist’s opportunities by January 30th for inclusion in our February newsletter and online events calendar. It’s easy and it’s FREE. Visit loudounarts.org and click on “submit an event.” #creatingcommunity #boostthesignal

Art Works for Virginia 2021 Registration is Now Open! This year’s theme is A New State of the Arts: Reimagined, Reinvent...
12/31/2020

Art Works for Virginia 2021 Registration is Now Open!

This year’s theme is A New State of the Arts: Reimagined, Reinvented, Restored, meant to share the most current state of the statewide network of arts organizations and artists, share what’s working among those who are finding new ways to operate, and be inspired for the possibilities ahead.

Registration is FREE this year!

Click here to register now and stay tuned for more updates in the weeks ahead https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-works-for-virginia-reimagined-reinvented-restored-tickets-131082502293

Submit your arts events, classes or artists’ opportunities by 12/29 for inclusion in our January newsletter and calendar...
12/27/2020

Submit your arts events, classes or artists’ opportunities by 12/29 for inclusion in our January newsletter and calendar. It’s easy and it’s FREE. Visit loudounarts.org and click on “submit an event.” #creatingcommunity

“When artists assert that they ought to get paid, and paid fairly, it’s because they want to make a living, not a killin...
12/22/2020
We Need to Treat Artists as Workers, Not Decorations

“When artists assert that they ought to get paid, and paid fairly, it’s because they want to make a living, not a killing. They want enough to keep doing it. Artists are like other professionals who work from a sense of commitment—teachers, social workers—and who opt for satisfaction over wealth. They still have bills to pay. You don’t have to be doing something for the money to want to get money for doing it. You just have to be alive.” #artworkiswork

Art and money: the great taboo. Art, we’ve been taught to believe, has nothing to do with money, must have nothing to do with money, is defiled by contact with money, is degraded by the very …

Today is giving Tuesday. Many local arts organizations are struggling to make it through the pandemic. Your support can ...
12/01/2020

Today is giving Tuesday. Many local arts organizations are struggling to make it through the pandemic. Your support can help. ❤️ #inthistogether #supportthearts

Loudoun Arts thanks all our community artists and arts organizations for your contributions. Happy Thanksgiving!(Picture...
11/26/2020

Loudoun Arts thanks all our community artists and arts organizations for your contributions. Happy Thanksgiving!
(Pictured: “Turkey,” Roy Lichtenstein, 1961.) #loudounartists #loveloudoun

Submit your arts events, classes, or artists’ opportunities  by November 29th for inclusion in our December newsletter a...
11/25/2020

Submit your arts events, classes, or artists’ opportunities by November 29th for inclusion in our December newsletter and online calendar. It’s easy and it’s free at loudounarts.org! #loudounartsperform #creatingcommunity #happenings

Wanna know what’s up with Loudoun Arts? We will be holding our VIRTUAL annual Members Meeting tonight at 6:30pm. Email i...
11/05/2020

Wanna know what’s up with Loudoun Arts? We will be holding our VIRTUAL annual Members Meeting tonight at 6:30pm. Email [email protected] if you would like to attend. #creatingcommunity

Submit your November arts events by Wednesday 10/28 for inclusion in our online events calendar and our electronic newsl...
10/26/2020

Submit your November arts events by Wednesday 10/28 for inclusion in our online events calendar and our electronic newsletter. #FREE #creatingcommunity

10/23/2020

Rehearsal! #covid19quilt

Setting up the COVID Quilt on the National Mall! #bethechange #publicart
10/23/2020

Setting up the COVID Quilt on the National Mall! #bethechange #publicart

Submit your October arts events by Wednesday 9/30 for inclusion in our online events calendar and our electronic newslet...
09/28/2020

Submit your October arts events by Wednesday 9/30 for inclusion in our online events calendar and our electronic newsletter. #FREE #creatingcommunity

Your last chance to watch any of the amazing films from the Loudoun Arts Film Festival! #LetsLAFF2020 #encore
09/21/2020

Your last chance to watch any of the amazing films from the Loudoun Arts Film Festival! #LetsLAFF2020 #encore

You have until minight EST today to get your tickets to watch our award winning films from the comfort of your home. You will have 24 hours afterwards to watch these amazing films. Don't miss your chance!!

Tickets available here: https://watch.eventive.org/loudounartsfilmfestival

Night Six! Music by Frayed Knots, wine, food trucks, terrific films! 🙂 Be there! #LetsLAFF2020
09/18/2020

Night Six! Music by Frayed Knots, wine, food trucks, terrific films! 🙂 Be there! #LetsLAFF2020

Drive-in Day Six is this coming Friday night at 50 West featuring a LIVE performance by The Frayed Knots followed by our feature presentation The Outside Story and short films NIMIC, Blocks, Meats and Banshee. Tickets are available at https://www.loudounartsfilmfestival.com/schedule/

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Because creativity is essential for progress, artists and arts organizations occupy a special place in our society. The arts allow us to see ourselves through a different lens, to travel backward and forward in time and imagine the unthinkable. We need the arts to solve daily problems and bring richness to our lives. The Loudoun Arts Council is committed to preserving and promoting the role of the arts in Loudoun County. Established in 1986, the LAC has worked for almost 30 years as an advocate and clearing house for the arts, connecting artists with creative opportunities and performers with audiences. When you join the Loudoun Arts Council, you join a community that includes: • Publication in the online Loudoun Arts Directory (for individuals and organizations) • Access to Happenings! — a free events calendar and associated electronic newsletter with thousands of subscribers • Exhibition opportunities in the artWorks local exhibition program • Eligibility to participate in the Visiting Artists education program • Discounted Art Display Rentals • Eligibility to apply to the Arts In the Village co-operative gallery (for individual artists) • Eligibility to apply for artShare grants (for organizations) • Access to a free Art Tour Incubator (for groups and municipalities) • Discounted admission to Master Classes — a series of professional development seminars • Events, including Art Supply Swaps, Gallery Talks, meet-ups, networking, and more We’re working to help our community’s artistic life thrive, and we hope to add many more programs in the future. We hope you’ll consider joining us today — and all ideas are welcome. Contact us at [email protected] for more information.

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Check out this great article on Loudoun's Elena Whittman, and also check out her upcoming class at The Clay and Metal Loft https://www.theclayandmetalloft.com/classes/workshops-products/millenery-hat-making-workshop-with-artofhats-41721
Calling fine artisans and crafts people -- the 77th Waterford Fair is now accepting applications for our Demonstrating Artisans (juried). The Fair is the first weekend of October, and we are so looking forward to welcoming everyone back to Waterford! The application can be found here: https://www.eventeny.com/events/77th-waterford-fair-1053/ The deadline is 4/30. We will open our Fine Art, Art Mart, Old Mill Shop and Dried Flower applications late spring. #loudouncounty #fair #waterfordva #waterfordfairva #finecraft
Attention Artists! Please join me for an afternoon long pose session celebrating Romanticism! Session: This will be a single long pose with 5 minute breaks every 25 minutes. Costuming: I'll be taking inspiration from La Rubica (1954) by Spanish figurative painter Francisco Soria Aedo (1898–1965) 3 March 2021 2-4pm EDT (UTC-5) New York . DC . Toronto . Orlando 1300 Chicago . New Orleans 1100 Tucson 1100 Los Angeles . Las Vegas . Seattle 0800 Honolulu 1900 London . Dublin 2000 Paris . Berlin . Amsterdam Tix: $14 I accept: Venmo: @Shadiyah-Curione PayPal / Zelle: [email protected] Please email me at: [email protected] once payment is made to advise method of payment and proper email for your zoom link. *Can't attend the session but don't want to miss out on the art? I offer custom photos and video of my sessions so please inquire! It's a popular option! Registration closes 2 hours before the sessions start when the Zoom link will be sent to all paid attendees. These sessions are in collaboration with the @dcartmodelcollective so please follow us and support my fellow professional colleagues. Have you signed up for our newsletter? DCArtModelCollective.com Sign up for my newsletter by emailing me at: [email protected] I look forward to creating art with all of you! #lifedrawing #figurativeart #figurativepainter #figuremodel #lifemodels #dmvartists #dmvmodels #dcartists #dcmodels #thingstodoindc #marylandarts #romantic #romanticism #spanishartists #franciscosoriaaedo #drawingdaily #drawingfromlife #arte #zoomclasses #virtualdrawing #virtualart
Long Pose Life Drawing Session celebrating Twelfth Night/Ephiphany and more on Wednesday evening 6 January 2021, 7-9pm EST. Join me to officially close out the Christmas season! https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1786221301531048&id=180867482066446
Let's kick off our holiday week with art! Join me for an afternoon long pose life drawing session on Monday 11/23 channeling the Moulin Rouge and Henri de Toulouse-Leutrec! My set up for this session will be: 3 x 10min poses than proceed into the long pose for the remainder of the time with a 5 minute break approximately every 20-25 minutes. Costuming will be inspired by the above theme with corset, fishnet stockings and more! Monday 23 November 2020 12:00pm-3:00pm GMT-4 DC. New York. Toronto 1100 Chicago . New Orleans 0900 Los Angeles . Seattle 0700 Honolulu 1700 London . Dublin 1800 Amsterdam . Berlin . Madrid . Paris Tix: $20 I accept: Venmo: @Shadiyah-Curione PayPal / Zelle: [email protected] Please email me at: [email protected] once payment is made to advise method of payment, and proper email for your zoom link. *Can't attend the session but don't want to miss out on the art? I offer custom photos and videos of my sessions so please inquire! It's a popular affordable option! Registration closes 2 hours before the sessions start when the Zoom link will be sent to all paid attendees. This session is in collaboration with the @dcartmodelcollective so please follow us and support my fellow professional local colleagues and sign up for our newsletter: DCArtModelCollective.com #supportlocalartists #supportlocalartmodels
What did your kids do online today? My Teen Art class painted these great sunset postcards! Join a class today https://www.LisArts.com
Ciao Artists! I have 2 more virtual Life Drawing sessions available on Friday and Saturday via Zoom! Register early and see you online! Let's create art together! Blessings, Shadiyah Curione
Channeling a bit of #breakfastattiffanys for one of this past weeks Zoom modeling sessions. Join me this week for 3 virtual life drawing sessions! Tuesday June 16 Evening Costume Sustained Pose 7-10pm $15 Thursday June 18 Afternoon Portrait Session $10. 2-4pm Saturday June 20 Afternoon Costume Sustained Pose 2-5pm. $15 I accept: PayPal (Friends/Family): [email protected] Or Venmo: @ShadiyahCurione Please add a note saying which session you are joining and your proper email for the Zoom link. Session links will be sent out 1 hour prior to start time when registration closes. Feel free to share this post with friends and other artists! All sessions are appropriate for all ages and levels of artists. Check out our full schedule of professional models through our @dcartmodelcollective and our DCAMC Event Calendar: https://teamup.com/ksot2ie7a9qukiqun1 Stay in the know and sign up for our DCAMC newsletter: http://tinyletter.com/DCAMC Follow and support these other wonderful models too! @gazellesartspace @blueriverdream @liiliifish @k_nyisha @francinecichy @modelartistj @alightmodel @indigoafterall @_nativelanguage @jwesleymodel @allan_3978 @harrypedgel #dcartists #dcmodels #acreativedc #mdartists #lifemodels #lifedrawing #onlineart #onlinedrawing #artmodelcollective #artclass #portraitpainting #gesturedrawing #oilpainters #pastel #charcoaldrawing #mocoarts #baltimorearts #greatfallsart #fairfaxarts #loudouncountyarts #frederickarts #hocoarts #artsmatter #shadiyah_dances
Virtual Life Drawing Modeling Sessions With Shadiyah. As part of the DC Art Model Collective (DCAMC), join me this week for 3 exciting Zoom sessions! All ages and experience levels welcome! Tuesday June 9 - Costume 7-10pm $15 Thursday June 11 - Portrait 7-9pm $10 Friday June 12 - Gestures 12-1pm $5 Payments accepted via: PayPal (Friends/Family): [email protected] or Venmo: @Shadiyah-Curione Registration CLOSES one hour prior to start when the Zoom link will be sent out to all registered attendees. Waiting room opens 10 minutes before session begins. Please register as early as possible to ensure your spot and to ensure the session will not be cancelled due to low enrollment. Acknowledgement of all paid registrations will be confirmed to attendees. Screen shots or authorized photos for future work are available for a nominal fee. Just let me know! Let's create art together! Follow our social media! IG: @shadiyah_dances IG: @dcartmodelcollective Facebook: Shadiyah Dances of MD Facebook: DC Art Model Collective DCAMC Event Calendar: https://teamup.com/ksot2ie7a9qukiqun1 Have you signed up for our DCAMC news letter: http://tinyletter.com/DCAMC ##portraitpainting #oilpainting #artinthetimeofcovid19 #onlineart #artonline #gesturedrawing #artsmatter #acreativedc #mocoarts #hocoarts #baltimorearts #artistsoninstagram #fairfaxarts #loudouncountyarts #carollcountyarts #purcevillearts #greatfallsarts #viennaarts #dcartscene #artclasses #drawing #enpleinair #pastel #charcoaldrawing #modelsofinstagram #artistsandmodels #muse #lifemodels #fineartmodel #sketching
Have you signed up yet for my 2 unique modeling events in connection with the @dcartmodelcollective Friday June 5 Lunch Gestures 12-1pm (EST) $5/person Saturday June 6 Costume Long Pose 2-5pm (EST) $15/person Contact me: [email protected] to register or pay directly through: PayPal: (Friends/Family): [email protected] Or Venmo: @Shadiyah-Curione Follow our Social media! IG: @Shadiyah_dances IG: @DCArtModelCollective Facebook: Shadiyah Dances of MD Facebook: DC Art Model Collective DCAMC Event Calendar: https://teamup.com/ksot2ie7a9qukiqun1 Sign up for our DCAMC newsletter: http://tinyletter.com/DCAMC #dcartmodelcollective #shadiyahdances #shadiyah_dances #dcartists #dcarts #mocoarts #hocoarts #artsmatter #oilpainters #charcoaldrawing #pastel #gesturedrawing #openstudio #artinthetimeofcovid19 #artonline #artleague #artleagueofgermantown #alog #rockvilleart #virginiaartists #loudouncountyarts #fairfaxarts #arlingtonarts #alexandriaarts #purcevillearts #frederickarts #bethesdaarts #yellowbarnstudio #hyattsvillefiguredrawing #dcartscene #artsmatter @gazellesartspace @blueriverdream @liiliifish @modelartistj @kenyatta_nyisha @indigoafterall @johnwindsorart @alightmodel
Virtual Drawing and Painting Sessions with Shadiyah! This week join me for 2 unique modeling events in connection with the @dcartmodelcollective Friday May 29 Lunch Gestures 12-1pm (EST) $5/person Saturday May 30 Costume Long Pose 2-5pm (EST) $15/person Contact me at [email protected] to register! DM me too! #dcartmodelcollective #shadiyahdances #shadiyah_dances #dcartists #dcarts #mocoarts #hocoarts #artsmatter #oilpainters #charcoaldrawing #pastel #gesturedrawing #openstudio #artinthetimeofcovid19 #artonline #artleague #artleagueofgermantown #alog #rockvilleart #virginiaartists #loudouncountyarts #fairfaxarts #arlingtonarts #alexandriaarts #frederickarts @gazellesartspace @blueriverdream @liiliifish @modelartistj @kenyatta_nyisha @indigoafterall Follow me on social media! IG: @Shadiyah_dances IG: @DCArtModelCollective Facebook: Shadiyah Dances of MD Facebook: DC Art Model Collective DCAMC Event Calendar: https://teamup.com/ksot2ie7a9qukiqun1 Stay in the know via our DCAMC newsletter: http://tinyletter.com/DCAMC
Hello Loudoun Artists! I miss working with you in person but good news! I'm now offering virtual modeling events via Zoom! Please join me Friday May 22 at 12pm for a one hour virtual Gesture Session! Only $5/person and suitable for all ages and levels of artists. Deadline to register is 11am Friday morning! Details on the event page. Zoom link will be sent to all paid attendees at least 30 minutes before start time. Hope to see you there! Blessings, Shadiyah Curione https://facebook.com/events/s/gesture-session-shadiyah/1627286780757749/?ti=as