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Three professional theatre companies — 1st Stage, NextStop Theatre Company, and The Hub Theatre — have been nominated for the 2015 Helen Hayes Awards. For a full list of nominations visit the Washington Post article. The 2015 Helen Hayes Awards will be presented on Monday, April 6, 2015

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The City of Alexandria, Virginia invites artists and artist teams residing in Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia, West Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina and Tennessee to submit their qualifications for a Traffic Control Box Vinyl Wrap Public Art Project.
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Here is a great opportunity to see current work of Fairfax artist Lynda Smith-Bügge at Gallery B on Sunday, February 8, 2015 from  2-5 pm.
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16th Annual High School Student Art Exhibition
The Friends of the Yellow Barn Studio & Gallery is sponsoring an art competition for all high school sophomores, juniors and seniors from Montgomery County, Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington DC.  
Juror: Jack Rasmussen, Director of the American University, Katzen Art Museum
Deadline for Submissions: March 14, 2015

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Join in the fun on Saturday, February 28, 2015 for a thrilling art lottery event at the Workhouse featuring a diverse array of items from the area’s most talented artists. The Collectors Showcase features an impressive range of artwork in different media and styles. Donated works include paintings, drawings, photographs, wood, ceramics, and glass. There are pieces available for all tastes and decorating styles.

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The Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts (BOPA) seeks mural artists and artist teams to submit qualifications for consideration and inclusion in the Baltimore Mural Program’s Mural Artist Registry by February 13, 2015. The Mural Artist Registry will be used to aid the selection of qualified artists for Baltimore Mural Program commissions and to distribute notifications regarding upcoming mural artist opportunities. This registry will also be made publicly available for groups seeking artists for hire.

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They’re exciting and fun events that showcase innovation, creativity and hands-on making.  Northern Virginia is fortunate to have its own – the NoVa Mini Maker Faire. Our Faire is a family-friendly day of fun, excitement and hands-on learning.  It showcases the amazing creativity and diversity of makers in our area. The Faire will be on Sunday, March 15, 2015 from 10 am to 5pm at South Lakes High School and Langston Hughes Middle School in Reston.

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EMULSION is back!

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East City Art’s own juried exhibition returns to Gallery O on H this March, providing area artists with a unique opportunity to exhibit their artistic prowess.   Like their first exhibition in late 2013, EMULSION 2015 features cash prizes for the top three works, two people’s choice awards and the opportunity to showcase work in a professional setting. The competition is open to artists residing within 50 miles of East City Art Media’s Headquarters on Capitol Hill and we are excited to announce this year’s juror will be the incomparable Adah Rose Bitterbaum, owner and director of the Adah Rose Gallery in Kensington, MD.

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On Tuesday, January 13, 2015 the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors recognized the Arts Council of Fairfax County for its new Global Arts Initiative for which the organization received an Arts Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

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From Left to right: Rachelle Etienne-Robinson, Grants Coordinator; Lisa Mariam, Grants Director; Jo Hodgin, Vice Chairman of the Arts Council Board of Directors; Leila Gordon, Arts Council Board Member; Linda S. Sullivan, President & CEO; The Honorable Sharon Bulova, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors; Joe Ritchey, Chairman of the Arts Council Board of Directors; Christina Easterly, Administrative Assistant. Photo Copyright: Fairfax County Government NewsWire

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ArtSpace Herndon invites photographers from Virginia, DC, Maryland, and West Virginia to participate in the 2015 ArtSpace Herndon Fine Art Photography Competition. The competition is open to fine art photographers aged 18 or older working in any medium (digital or analog, color or monochrome), and using any printing technique. Fine Art Photography of any subject is welcome; there is no required theme for entries. The judge is Carla Steckley. The entry fee is $25 with a deadline of January 20, 2015. $800.00 in cash prizes to be awarded at the judge’s discretion.
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