Now Accepting Entries for Annual Expressions Portrait Competition!

ArtSpace Herndon is pleased to announce the call for art for our 9th annual Expressions Portrait Competition is now open and is scheduled to close Wednesday, September 6, 2017. Artists 18 years or older residing in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, West Virginia, and Delaware are invited to submit original 2D or 3D portrait art. Preference will be given to works adhering to the traditional definition of portraiture: “…a painting, sculpture, or other artistic representation, in which the face and its expression is predominant with the intent to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person.” Finalists will be featured in the Expressions Portrait Exhibit at ArtSpace Herndon October 3 through October 28, 2017. Winners of the competition will be announced during the awards reception on Saturday, October 14, 2017, 7 to 9 p.m.

Deadline for submission is Wednesday, September 6, 2017.

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7th Annual Herndon Town Calendar Competition and Exhibit

Herndon, VA – ArtSpace Herndon is pleased to host the 7th Annual Town of Herndon Calendar Competition and Exhibit.  The exhibit will be on display July11 – August 5, 2017 at ArtSpace 750 Center Street Herndon VA, 20170. The Reception will be held on Sunday, July 23, 2017, 4-6pm.  Join us as we celebrate the many unique qualities of small town life.

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Arts Herndon Presents: Third Thursday Arts Crawl

MARK YOUR CALENDAR for the third Thursday of every month, April through September 6-9 p.m. when Arts Herndon joins with our Partners in the Arts, local downtown businesses, to produce the Third Thursdays Arts Crawl Series.

During the monthly event, local and regional artists, artisans, performers and the public engage in and experience the arts. Join in the festive atmosphere; purchase one-of-a-kind handcrafted items; try a free dance or instrument lesson; watch an art demonstration or listen to great live music. Events are located at various venues in downtown Herndon. Start your Arts Crawl journey at ArtSpace Herndon, The Green Lizard, Monroe Street Studios, Jimmy’s Old Town Tavern or Town Hall Plaza and follow the Arts Crawl map around town. Admission is free and most participating businesses offer complimentary food samples.

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Current Exhibit – Jazz in the City

Join us as artists Kristine Keller and Robert Gilbert explore the music, life and architecture of the city.

Kristine “Kimikaa” Keller will explore how jazz and its musical giants are a way of life, while captivating the beauty of color and separation in its music through paint storms! She has a great interest in community and the colors they create.

Robert Gilbert will thrust you into Manhattan, New York City’s oldest and most densely populated borough. He has moved 32 times in his life and has lived and traveled extensively throughout the US, Europe and Asia.

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Arts Herndon is an independent 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization and serves as the official arts agency of the Town of Herndon. We operate ArtSpace Herndon, the Art Gallery and Performance Space at 750 Center Street, Herndon. We also provide arts education, arts scholarships, works of public art and grants to small arts organizations and artists.

All Arts Herndon programming and exhibits are made possible in part by generous contributions from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the Town of Herndon, the Arts Council of Fairfax County, the Nelson J and Katherine Friant Post Foundation, Steve and Pat Macintyre, and by our generous sponsors, supporters and volunteers.

VA Commission for the Arts
Arts Council of Fairfax County
Worldgate Centre
Town Of Herndon
Dominion Power