The Loudoun County Art Advisory Committee is holding an open call for artwork to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. This exhibit, Fiesta de Colores, is open to all Hispanic and Latino artists ages 18 years and older who live in the county. Fiesta de Colores is the committee’s first art exhibition celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.
The exhibition will take place in Gallery One, located in the lobby of the Loudoun County Government Center at 1 Harrison Street, S.E. in Leesburg. The artworks will be available for public viewing from Friday, September 15, 2023, through Friday, November 3, 2023.
Works in any media will be accepted and the Art Advisory Committee is particularly looking for vibrant and colorful works that celebrate the vibrancy of Latin and Hispanic culture. Two-dimensional media includes drawings, paintings, photographs, prints (mono-prints, etchings, and woodblock prints), fiber art, mixed media and reliefs. Three-dimensional artwork includes pottery/ceramic, mixed media, metal, bronze, wood or other media with the largest dimension of 24” H x 24” W x 12” D or a stand-alone piece for floor display with a maximum 36” base diameter. Artists will be responsible for delivery and pick up of their artwork unless special arrangements are made with the coordinator.
Each artist may submit five entries for consideration and must submit a digital photo of each submission by email with the title, year, medium and dimensions of each piece by 5:00 p.m. Friday, August 25, 2023. Artwork must be ready for display; hanging artwork must be framed with hanging wire securely attached to eyehooks on the back of each piece and must be appropriate for exhibit in public locations. The Art Exhibition Entry Form is available online at loudoun.gov/advisory-art.
This exhibit is coordinated by the Loudoun County Art Advisory Committee, which is appointed by the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors. The committee is responsible for exhibiting work by Loudoun artists and maintaining and exhibiting the county's permanent art collection. For more information about the committee, visit loudoun.gov/advisory-art.