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The New Project Studio presents the 2021 AIA Virginia Student Prize Exhibition

June 5 - September 30

The New Project Studio will host an exhibition of the 2021 AIA Virginia Prize competition. The competition — which took place over the weekend of Jan. 22–25, 2021 — was inspired by the Equal Justice Initiative’s Community Remembrance Project and challenged students to design a pillar installation for the City of Alexandria’s Market Square.

Multi-Spectral Solo Show by Samantha L Shelton

Printmakers Inc

July 3 - September 30

Printmakers Inc is proud to present Samantha Lee Shelton’s solo exhibition titled "Multi-Spectral". The exhibit features several new aquatint etchings, monotypes, and linocuts from 2019 to 2021. Shelton showcases both multi-colored hand pulled prints and also three mini-series of body of works including 1) Crazy about Cats, which highlights several linocut portraits and block printed merch, 2) Implements of Oppression, which etchings subjects include objects used by societies and Governments to suppress various peoples over time and which was inspired by the Black Lives Matters movement, and 3) Pandemic Portraits, a 4 set series of hand colored aquatint etchings inspired by the Pandemic and the isolation experienced during the health crisis here in the US.

Origins: Ancestors, Hometown

Potomac Fiber Arts

August 31 - October 3


Target Gallery

September 11 - October 31

Hypotheses Exhibition Dates: September 11 - October 31 Reception: Friday, October 8, 7pm Juror: Sue Wrbican  Summary: Target Gallery presents a new group exhibition Hypotheses. This exhibition is all about the process of intellectual experimentation and/or the exploration of new ideas and techniques in an artist’s practice. The goal of this theme is to create a dialogue of work in conversation with each other about embarking outside one’s traditional boundaries of understanding. Whether it be based in cerebral or scientific…

Celebrate Fall

Potomac Fiber Arts

October 5 - November 7

Holiday Sparkle

Potomac Fiber Arts

November 9, 2021 - January 2, 2022

2021 Fall Salon

Target Gallery

November 10 - December 12

Application Deadline: Friday, September 17 11:59 PM EST Exhibition Dates: Weds., November 10 – Sun., December 12, 2021 Artists Reception: Sunday, November 14, 4pm – 6pm Jury Panel: TBA Summary:  Target Gallery introduces a new art sale this year to support affordable art buying for art lovers and collectors. For this special exhibition, we will have up to 75 original artworks for sale by artists local to the greater DC metropolitan region in Target Gallery. Each piece will be priced…

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