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Flower Portrait by Barbara J Ellison

Artist Opportunities in Fredericksburg August 2016

by | Aug 4, 2016 | Arts and Entertainment

By local artist and contributing writer Jennie Rensink. Photo provided by the artist.

Below is a list of opportunities for artists. If you have an event you’d like for us to share next month, email me at [email protected].

Call for Artists
Call for Artists: 2017 Members’ Gallery Exhibits
Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts
Deadline August 26 by 4pm
For more information, visit http://fccava.org/member_gal/2017_membersGalleryApp.pdf

UMW Galleries
The UMW Galleries accept proposals from professional artists and curators for solo and group exhibitions for each of our gallery spaces (Ridderhof Martin Gallery and duPont Gallery). Proposals should be submitted to [email protected]. Proposals are accepted year round, but are collected for review on November 1 and April 1.
For more information, visit http://www.umwgalleries.org/propose-an-exhibition/

Juried Competition
Dimensional Expressions 2017
Artful Dimensions Gallery, 911 Charles St.
Entries due February 2017. Exact date TBD.
Additional details and instructions should be available in early winter.
Rules can be found at http://artfuldimensionsgallery.com/?page_id=824

Events
Art Supply Swap
August 6, 2 – 3 p.m. at Kingdom Inspiration Studio, 1008 Sophia St.
The art supplies that you may think are trash could be another crafter’s treasure. Bring the supplies that you may not plan to use any longer any and swap with other artists. This is a great way to experiment with a new medium that you don’t want to spend a fortune to try.

Born to Create
August 8, 6 – 8 p.m. at Kingdom Inspiration Studio, 1008 Sophia St.
Join us for a weekly personal study on the book Born To Create by Teresa Dedmon. We will meet at the studio every Monday night from 6-8pm discussing each chapter of the book Born to Create. The first session is July 11th, this is an 11-week study. You may purchase your book on Amazon.com for $14.

Workshops
Silk Painting Workshop
August 6, 13, 27, 11 – 1 p.m. at Kingdom Inspiration Studio, 1008 Sophia St.
$65 per person
This workshop will teach you how to build a stretching frame for your silk, what silk I recommend and why, how to apply silk dye in layers to obtain a variety of effects and how to apply several different techniques to make it more interesting.
August 6 Registration at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/silk-painting-workshop-tickets-26590412640
August 13 Registration at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/silk-painting-workshop-tickets-26545302715 
August 27 Registration at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/silk-painting-workshop-tickets-26545384961

ArtBug
August 8 – 12 at Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts
Ages 7-13, $110.00 per child. 
There will be only ONE Artbug session this year. Contact Cathy Herndon at 540.373.5646 or [email protected] to register before August 1.

Botanical Portrait Class with Barbara J Ellison
August 20, 10:00 – 3 p.m. at Kingdom Inspiration Studio, 1008 Sophia St.
$130 per person.
In this five-hour class, you will learn ways to improve your flower photos and have fun in the process.  Barbara will show various ways to improve your work, and you will have the chance to photograph around Fredericksburg to utilize what you have learned.  You will need a digital camera, and laptop if you have one, but no photographic experience is required.
Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/botanical-portrait-class-tickets-26333387872

Tea Pots Redefined with Pam McGregor
September 9 – 11 a.m. at Artful Dimensions Gallery, 911 Charles St.
$340.00 for Members and Friend’s Program Members (Plus $35 supplies fee payable to instructor on day of class.)
$350.00 (Plus $35 supplies fee payable to instructor on day of class.)
For detailed class information and to register, visit http://artfuldimensionsgallery.com/?page_id=580
LibertyTown Arts Workshop class schedule can be found at http://www.libertytownarts.com/site/index.php/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&Itemid=4&id=231%3Aclasses-2015-march

PONSHOP Studio and Gallery class schedule can be found at http://www.ponshopstudio.com/classes/

Fredericksburg Parks & Recreation art classes can be found on pages 26-28 at http://fredericksburgva.gov/index.aspx?NID=370

The Studio School at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts class schedule can be found at http://vmfa.museum/studio-school/#3llGdDZwd4McCyT1.99

Fundraisers
The Square Plate Project
Veterans Moving Forward, Inc. will join Artful Dimensions Gallery at 911 Charles Street for a First Friday event kick-off on August 5, from 6 – 9 p.m.
Experienced and novice artists will be able to purchase blank square plates to turn into a unique work of art. All artists and service dog lovers will have the option to feature their masterpieces in an exhibit at the Gallery in November. Proceeds will be shared between both Veterans Moving Forward, Inc. and Artful Dimensions Gallery.

Grants
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Visual Arts Fellowship Program 2017-18
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, Virginia 23220
Deadline November 4, 2016 by 5 p.m.
No application fee. More information including the application form, full eligibility criteria, and a printable PDF-flyer available online at http://www.vmfa.museum/fellowships

Jennie Rensink is a local artist passionate about helping Fredericksburg artists. Visit her website FXBG Artists for additional artist opportunities.

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