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Friends of Leesburg Public Arts

Friends of Leesburg Public Arts Publics Arts Nonprofit Organization Founded in 2012, the Friends of Leesburg Public Arts is a new nonprofit (501c3 in process) whose social mission is to help provide the following:

1.

Promote for the benefit of the general public visual arts in the Town of Leesburg, VA
2. Provide and/or contract for exhibit space for art works of local artists.
3. Encourage contact and communication among local visual artists and local visual arts organizations.
4. Promote local artists and local art and promote the appreciation of local artists and local art.
5. Educate the public regarding vi

Promote for the benefit of the general public visual arts in the Town of Leesburg, VA
2. Provide and/or contract for exhibit space for art works of local artists.
3. Encourage contact and communication among local visual artists and local visual arts organizations.
4. Promote local artists and local art and promote the appreciation of local artists and local art.
5. Educate the public regarding vi

Operating as usual

We are really looking forward to seeing you at this event, mark your calendar’s!
03/17/2022

We are really looking forward to seeing you at this event, mark your calendar’s!

07/13/2021

Local artist James Garofalo has started work on a new mural in downtown Leesburg. It is located on the retainer wall across the street from Market Station. A completion date will be announced as soon as those details become available. Until then, stop by, say hello to the artist, and watch this piece of art come to life. It is one of three murals actively underway in the Town of Leesburg.

05/19/2021

The South King Street Bridge Mural is well underway! Local artist Kaeley Boyle is in the process of painting a locomotive on each side of the exterior concrete wall of the King Street Bridge. It is adjacent to Georgetown Park and the W&OD trail. The project was approved by the Leesburg Town Council back in 2018. Be sure to check back for updates, or stop by to see it in person, as the mural continues to come to life.

04/12/2021

Sagetopia is bringing a touch of color to downtown Leesburg with a new mural next to the Liberty Street Parking lot (204 Liberty Street). Once complete, it will depict flowers and the word, "Flourish". Be sure to stop by and see this piece of art in progress.

Photos from Town of Leesburg, Virginia's post
04/07/2021

Photos from Town of Leesburg, Virginia's post

Timeline photos
12/05/2020

Timeline photos

Only two more weeks to come and see Bethany Widom's exhibit "A Step in Time" at the library! Make sure you schedule your appointment for Tuesday or Thursday: http://ow.ly/Kkvo50CCNN9

Just in time for the holidays.. FOLPA is selling tote bags with a collage of Leesburg public art printed on both sides. ...
11/11/2020

Just in time for the holidays.. FOLPA is selling tote bags with a collage of Leesburg public art printed on both sides. They make great gifts and are functional as well as artistic!

The bags measure 16”x16”, are of medium-weight canvas, and machine washable.

There are two different prints to choose from, or perhaps you will want one of each!

The cost is $22.00. Profit from sales will be used for public art projects and installations (e.g. sculptures, murals, etc.).

If you are interested in purchasing these totes, please email us at [email protected] with “TOTES” in the subject line.

For more information on FOLPA, please visit www.folpa.org

11/09/2020

The Leesburg Commission on Public Art (COPA) is seeking design submissions for the installation of mural in downtown Leesburg. The deadline is November 30, 2020. >> https://bit.ly/3eHNlh6

06/22/2020

The first of five new art sculptures has been installed as part of the ArtsPARKS sculpture garden at Raflo Park. The new show will be completed by end of June and will be on display for the next two years. A kick-off event will be scheduled.

Artwork: Kintsugi Heart, Kim Kim

How art can soothe us during times of crisis
03/17/2020
How art can soothe us during times of crisis

How art can soothe us during times of crisis

With much of the world retreating under threat of the novel coronavirus, art serves as a salve in this time of need. As Jeffrey Brown found, art pops up in unexpected places and spreads online, bringing people together even as they are keeping themselves apart.

Need a distraction while you're staying around home this week? I've become enamored with this program from UK's Sky Arts...
03/15/2020
Portrait Artist Of The Year 2020 - Episode 1

Need a distraction while you're staying around home this week? I've become enamored with this program from UK's Sky Arts -

Portrait Artist of the Year 2020

The premise: nine artists (a mix of professional and non), three celebrity sitters, four hours, and three judges. Note that it's currently on season 8, with updates coming weekly.

The first episode can be found below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWIjBIoPixs

Portrait Artist Of The Year 2020 - Episode 1 (21 January 2020) Artists details are on https://www.skyartsartistoftheyear.tv/portrait-profiles/

Timeline photos
03/14/2020

Timeline photos

While our doors may be closed, we’ll still bring the Gallery to you online. During our temporary closure, we’ll take you on a tour, gallery by gallery—each day we’ll focus on one room and the works of art on view within it. We’ll hear from curators on their favorites, look closely, and learn more about the many triumphs of human creativity that hang on our walls.

Among art’s many powers is its ability to relieve stress—we hope this will bring a bit of peace to your lives.

How 'The Gates' Triumphed Over New York’s NIMBYs
03/05/2020
How 'The Gates' Triumphed Over New York’s NIMBYs

How 'The Gates' Triumphed Over New York’s NIMBYs

Fifteen years ago, Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s audacious public art installation debuted in New York City's Central Park. We’ll never see anything like it again.

01/29/2020

“Brilliance & Resilience,” an art exhibit highlighting African American history, culture and contributions to #Loudoun County, is on display in the lobby of the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison Street SE in Leesburg. Details here: loudoun.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=5455

01/14/2020

*Mark your calendars*
"That's Bananas" is back. Submissions open up this Friday 1/17.
$10 entry fee
April 3rd opening - running through April 26th.
Open theme.

As before we will be accepting any and all artwork from every age. All artworks will be displayed and for sale. Any medium - including performance. This year we'll be accepting clothing and books as well!

This was an incredibly fun event the first go - round let's make it even bigger this year.

Tell your friends - #itsallfine
Submissions will be done through www.thefinegallery.com starting 1/17.
Contact Kaeley at [email protected] for any further questions.

Attn textile artists!
12/31/2019

Attn textile artists!

Calling all quilters: it's time to sew for suffrage!
The Library of Virginia is issuing a CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS to quilters and textile artists for creative textile banners addressing the theme of Women's Suffrage to coincide with our upcoming exhibition, "We Demand: Women's Suffrage in Virginia," commemorating the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Our goal is to involve Virginia's artist and artisan communities in creative expression around women's suffrage and equality, both historic and current. Banner submissions will be curated and then displayed in the Library from mid-August through November, 2020.

Sizing and Preparation for Submissions: Banners should be sized between 18" to 22" wide and 24" to 28" tall. There should be a 2" pocket along the full length of the top so that the Library can insert a dowel for hanging.

Deadline for photo of submissions: July 27, 2020. Please send photos to exhibitions coordinator, Barbara Batson at [email protected]

Notification of Acceptance: July 31, 2020

Accepted work should arrive at the Library of Virginia no later than: August 10, 2020

To sign up and get more information, go to https://www.lva.virginia.gov/quilting/

This image of ladies enjoying their sewing while chatting on the porch is from Fairfax, VA and is in the Extension Service Photograph Collection at the Library of Virginia.

12/31/2019

Reminder...Winter Classes enrolling...

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SUNDAY JANUARY 5!Call to Artists - Visit Loudoun ExhibitWe are pleased to announce that we are spon...
12/28/2019

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SUNDAY JANUARY 5!

Call to Artists - Visit Loudoun Exhibit

We are pleased to announce that we are sponsoring a Visit Loudoun Exhibit for 2D or 3D artwork (lightweight and able to hang) for the months of January and February 2020.

Work may be labeled for sale, but sales are completely optional.

The exhibit will be housed at the Visit Loudoun office at Market Station.

To Apply: email [email protected]
Please put "Visit Loudoun Submission" in the subject line.
Include the following: Artist Name, Contact Info, Title of the
work, Medium, Sale Price (if applicable) and a jpeg for each work you are submitting.

Deadline Sunday, January 5th.

CALL TO ARTISTS!  Loudoun County artists are invited to submit artwork for an exhibit highlighting African-American hist...
12/28/2019
Loudoun County, VA

CALL TO ARTISTS! Loudoun County artists are invited to submit artwork for an exhibit highlighting African-American history, culture and contributions to Loudoun County. The guidelines for the exhibit- entitled “Brilliance & Resilience” - request that submissions be:

1) 2D artwork created by African American artists living here in Loudoun County

and/or

2) depict real or imagined scenes from past, present and/or futuristic African American life and culture.

The artwork will be exhibited in Gallery One on the first floor of the Loudoun County Government Center from January 13 through March 13, 2020. For more information and submission details, visit the link below.

Thank you!

#loudouncounty #loudounarts #loveloudoun #loudounnaacp

Art Advisory Committee Seeks Artwork for ‘Brilliance & Resilience’ Exhibition

Just a few hours left to vote for your favorites in Loudoun Times-Mirror's Best of Loudoun 2020!  This is the first roun...
12/28/2019

Just a few hours left to vote for your favorites in Loudoun Times-Mirror's Best of Loudoun 2020! This is the first round of voting - this round narrows down the nominees to the Top Five contenders in each category. Final voting will take place in February.

Many of our art partners are nominated in the Arts & Entertainment category this year- as well as many of our business partners in other categories such as Dining Out, Spirits, Body & Soul and Shopping. Voting only takes a few minutes and the recognition means a great deal to them- and to us!

Thanks for your consideration!

12/18/2019

If you purchased a Christmas tree that was not grown in #Loudoun County, examine the tree to look for egg masses of the spotted lanternfly, an invasive insect that can affect agricultural and ornamental plants. Details here: http://bit.ly/2r0fKKU

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The Loudoun Art Community lost a special person this year. I greatly encourage you to vote for KRIS LOYA in Loudoun Times Mirror Best of Loudoun! Kris brought Joy and kindness where ever she went. This would be great to see her honored this way!!!! People/Best Artist/Kris Loya https://loudountimes.secondstreetapp.com/Best-of-Loudoun-2022-First-Round-Voting/gallery/316317958?fbclid=IwAR2N7T84ZQ51SS2IgnCQ2tjdg2MVfSQwq532Zfyk6LevZbsWcuyn234Q3gs
We enjoyed our visit to Leesburg VA.
Have you seen this work in progress? Congrats to Town of Leesburg, Virginia and Friends of Leesburg Public Arts for supporting public art!
in 2019 I had the great pleasure to host a couple of art shows (and happy hours) at our Sotheby's Real Estate office in downtown Leesburg. While all my 2020 plans have been pretty much washed out, I still love supporting the arts and hopefully 2021 will bring us all back together again! Assuming I do get the chance to host a few art shows next year, be sure to LIKE my page, @Chrissie Goodrum - Realtor so that you get on the invite list and have a glass of wine with me and meet some local artists! You bring your love of art... and I'll bring my "Bob Ross". Friends of Leesburg Public Arts Town of Leesburg, Virginia #LeesburgArt #LoveLeesburg #LoveLoudoun
My Ad this week in Loudoun Now. Thank you Friends of Leesburg Public Arts, Ketterman's Jewelers, Tonia Chagnon of Delightful Plans, ByteRatio, Fleur de Leah, Waterford Foundation Inc., Andrew and Callie Turner of Calasrai Farms, and Maverick Mowing for trusting me with your logo designs.
Hi public art fans! I am an art teacher looking to create a driveable art scavenger hunt for families. The idea is that families will be able to drive all around Loudoun County and view public art while still practicing social distancing. Can you please comment below with loudoun art pieces that should be included? Thanks!
This week’s featured #LoveWorks statue is along the W&OD trail in Leesburg, Virginia. Both walking trails go by the bicycle-themed artwork for those #walking the #FindTheLove program hosted by the VVA-Virginia Volkssport Association. For walkers participating in AVA America's Walking Club special theme programs, there is a “twofer” of a clock ON a Little Free Library for one of the trails. Both events are hosted by the US FreedomWalk Festival Club. The club wants to thank the Visit Loudoun visitor center for serving as the starting point. Great historic walks that go back to the founding of the country are why #VirginiaIsForWalkingLovers. After all, Virginia is for Lovers of all kinds! #LoveVA Friends of Leesburg Public Arts #LoveLeesburgArts Here are the walk details for the "East" walk: http://clubs.ava.org/gen3/data/event_details.asp?eventid=115760 Here are the walk details for the "Historic" walk: http://clubs.ava.org/gen3/data/event_details.asp?eventid=115758
On October 11 starting at 7:30pm, Anne Stine and I will be speaking about our passion for the art we create. Art enthusiasts are invited to join the discussion at Art Sweet Art Gallery during our exhibit, 'The Influencers: Color and Texture' which runs through October 20. The gallery is located at 2 Loudoun St. SW, Leesburg, VA 20175. Photo by Wade Creatives. www.leannefinkart.com Art Sweet Art Anne Stine Fine Art Friends of Leesburg Public Arts Visit Loudoun Loudoun Arts Council #virginiaartist
Canadian geese mate for life. Every year this couple returns to have their babies near our local pond. The little ones are so beautiful, little puffs. Their parents are stately creatures and very devoted to their young. Joy of life! www.leannefinkart.com Art Sweet Art Anne Stine Fine Art Friends of Leesburg Public Arts Loudoun Arts Council Visit Loudoun Loudoun Now Loudoun Times-Mirror
The color of the land and sky out west is so different from Virginia. Shadows of blue and purple, sun spots of sienna, peach and orange spoke to my heart. I loved this color adventure! 'Call of the Canyon' is just one of my 'World of Color' collection that will be on display with the encaustic works of Anne Stine during our collaborative exhibition at Art Sweet Art Gallery in historic downtown Leesburg. All paintings are for sale through the gallery. Opening reception is September 6, 6-9pm. Artist talks are October 11 starting at 7:30pm. Art inspires. It is for everyone to enjoy so I hope to see you there. www.leannefinkart.com Art Sweet Art Anne Stine Fine Art Friends of Leesburg Public Arts Loudoun Arts Council Visit Loudoun Manhattan Arts International
The clouds formed creatures in the sky as a storm rolled in over Clarkes Gap. I snapped a quick photo as we continued west on Rt. 7 and thought to myself, nobody will ever believe the clouds really looked like this. 'Gathering at Clarkes Gap' will be on shown for the first time at Art Sweet Art Gallery in downtown historic Leesburg September 6 through October 20. In collaboration with my friend and talented colleague, Anne Stine, our upcoming exhibit is titled 'The Influencers: Color and Texture'. All paintings are for sale through the gallery. Opening reception is September 6, 6-9pm. Artist talks are October 11 starting at 7:30pm. www.leannefinkart.com Art Sweet Art Anne Stine Fine Art Loudoun Arts Council Visit Loudoun Friends of Leesburg Public Arts
Like the icing on the cake! Take a sneak peak at the vintage rosewood frame that I have chosen for my oil painting, 'Budapest'. It captures the feeling of the urban scene perfectly. This piece will be on display at Art Sweet Art Gallery September 6 through October 20. Anne Stine and I have grouped our 'Earth and Sky Connection' and 'World of Color' collections together under the exhibition title, 'The Influencers: Color and Texture.' We both enjoy creating in vibrant color using textural elements. Visit the gallery at 2 Loudoun St. SW in downtown historic Leesburg. www.leannefinkart.com Art Sweet Art Anne Stine Fine Art Friends of Leesburg Public Arts Loudoun Arts Council Visit Loudoun VMFA Virginia Museum of Fine Arts #budapest #virginiaartist
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