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Professional Practices for the Visual Artist
25 JUNE 2016

This workshop is devoted to the needs of the individual artist. Topics include marketing on the web, developing professional relationships with galleries and publications, funding opportunities, photographing artwork, and copyright issues.








When:Saturday, June 25, 2016/10:30 AM3:30 PM.Please bring your lunch (or buy carry-out lunch nearby), as we will stay together to have a working lunch.


Where: Red Studios Conference Room, Art Underground, in the Crystal City shops; 2100Crystal Drive; Arlington VA 22202. Parking in adjacent garage.


Cost: $50 per person.Open to the first 25 Alliance members who sign up.


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Presenter:Jeffrey Allison, Statewide Manager, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, andPaul Mellon Collection Educator.

Jeffreyis in great demand as an arts exhibition judge and workshop presenter throughout Virginia and the mid-Atlantic region.He has his finger on the pulse of whats happening in the arts statewide, and is very knowledgeable about galleries, shows, funding sources, and arts organizations.He loves art and artists, and his enthusiasm and positive spirit are contagious. Hell inspire you to ramp up your careerand at the very least, put a smile on your face!


Jeffrey gave a very popular workshop on Berthe Morisot at the Alliance last year.Other topics he presents, in addition to professional development,include:Henri Rousseau and His Fantastical Landscapes;A Brilliant Disorder: The Works of William Blake;andAn American Silence: Walker Evans and Edward Hopper.



01 AUG 2016
The Blues - Juried Show

The Arlington Artists Alliance announces “The Blues,” a juried art competition. Arlington Artists Alliance members are invited to submit works of any subject that are enhanced by the use of the color blue. The subject can be interpreted color-wise (a single large spot of blue or a completely blue image, or any piece using the color), or via a figurative scene (a jazz band, or someone in pensive repose).


Deadline to enter was midnight Wednesday June 15, 2016.


Download Prospectus


Show Dates:


Opening Reception: Friday, August 5
August 1 - 26, 2016 (Gallery Underground)
Sept. 18 - Oct. 16, 2016 (Cassatt's)



Visions of Service - Juried Show
31 OCT 2016

The Arlington Artists Alliance and The 296 Project announce “Visions of Service,” a juried art competition exclusively for U.S. Veterans in Arlington County, Virginia and/or within 100 miles of Arlington, VA. Veterans working in all-media 2D & 3D artists: painters, sculptors, and photographers are invited to create visual works that portray, reflect and express their experience of their service or that of other veterans, either literally, figuratively, or metaphorically, in addition to scenes from their time in the service or unit activities. The Arlington Artists Alliance and the 296 Project seek artwork that reflects their service to the United States via portraits, landscapes, cityscapes, abstract concepts, works depicting warfare and peace building, modes of transportation, and people met along the way. $500 in cash prizes awarded.


Entry fee:$10 for one digital entry or $15 for two2 digital entries.


Download Prospectus | Enter One Entry | Enter Two Entries




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