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Current Show Features Work of Leanne Fink
The current show organized by the Loudoun County Art Advisory Committee features the work of contemporary expressionist and award-winning Loudoun County artist Leanne Fink. Her "A World of Color" show features many visually dynamic and colorful oil paintings. The show will be on view in the art gallery on the first floor of the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison Street, S.E. in Leesburg through August 28, 2018.

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Image of art exhibit  Committee Issues Call for Art and Proposals for 'Healing Through Art' Exhibit; Deadline Extended
The Loudoun County Art Advisory Committee is seeking artwork from Loudoun artists for the upcoming “Healing Through Art” exhibit planned for Gallery One on the first floor of the Loudoun County Government Center. The theme of the exhibit is designed to feature the therapeutic role of art in coping with issues such as addiction and mental health issues and to show how art can contribute to healing. 

Artwork must be original and can be in any two-dimensional medium including painting, fiber arts, photography, drawing, screen printing, etc. The artwork will be exhibited for an eight-week period from August 31, 2018, through October 31, 2018. In addition, artists who are interested in speaking at the opening reception about how art helped with their healing process are asked to submit their presentation proposal to the committee. 

Submission Guidelines and Details 
Photos of artwork and proposals for presentations should be sent via email by July 15, 2018. (Note extension of deadline)

The proposals will be reviewed by Art Advisory Committee members. Artists will be notified as to whether their proposal has been accepted. There is no fee for participating. 

Exhibit Design
Gallery One is located on the first floor of the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison Street, S.E. in Leesburg. The space has an installed hanging system, so all artwork must be framed with wire on the back for hanging. Artwork may not be for sale, however, an artist can provide contact information for the public. Committee members will work with selected artists on an informational poster that will be displayed in the exhibit area and arrange the date and time for an opening reception for the public to meet the artists.

More information about the exhibit can be found here.

Meetings of the Art Advisory Committee
The Art Advisory Committee's seven at-large members serve four-year terms which are concurrent with the Board of Supervisors. An employee of the county government serves as liaison between the government, Board of Supervisors and the committee. A list of current members is online:

Photo of art gallery at Loudoun County government centerResponsibilities
The Art Advisory Committee is responsible for an annual showing from the county's permanent art collection, handling of the portraits in the Loudoun County Courthouse, long-term loans, arranging for the conservation and care of the collection in county facilities, and group shows of local artists. These exhibitions take place in the Loudoun County Government Center's lobby-level art gallery and in the Lovettsville Conference Room.

Yearly exhibitions at the Loudoun County Government Center include artwork from the permanent collection and the Loudoun Sketch Club. Periodically, the committee also offers special exhibitions for county government employee artists, Loudoun County Public School students, local art academies and other professional and emerging local artists.

Other Art Exhibits
Art is on display in many Loudoun County government buildings. The Franklin Park Arts Center and the Loudoun County Public Library have dedicated spaces for exhibitions. More information is available at the links below.

Committee Background
The Loudoun County Art Advisory Committee (AAC) was created by the Board of Supervisors in 1978 to collect and display works of art that reflect the diverse Loudoun community. The AAC manages a large and growing permanent and loaned art collection as well as producing six art exhibits each year.

The collection consists of artwork from Loudoun County artists and subject matter relative to the county and has been developed through gifts of the artist or by donors who purchased works for the county government.  All works have been approved by the Art Advisory Committee to provide a collection of works of professional quality and an inventory is on file. The collection of approximately 80 pieces includes works in oil, acrylic, pen and ink, and charcoal. Three sculptures by local artists, donated to the county in 1996, were placed in the center's gardens in 2005.

Many of the pieces in the collection are available for viewing in the hallways of the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison St. S.E. in Leesburg.

Contact Information
For more information about the Art Advisory Committee, contact Mita Mathur by email or phone,703-737-8768; or Elizabeth Bracey by email or phone, 540-338-7973.                                                    

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