For the third year, NOVA-Annandale will welcome faculty, staff and alumni artists to participate in the annual art show. The 2015 Annual Art Exhibit will take place from Aug. 4 to Sept. 27. The diverse art pieces will be on display in the art gallery in the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center.
Virginia Pates, assistant dean of art, art history and music, said the show has continued to grow each year and gives the NOVA-Annandale family the opportunity to inspire each other and connect with the community and other artists.
“This show is open and free to the public and it’s a really great way to meet people and connect with other artists and people who love art,” Pates said. “It’s very eclectic. We’ve had everything from travel photography to ceramics in the past. It’s also interesting to see the importance of art to those who don’t particularly teach or study art.”
The art department is currently accepting entries from faculty, staff, current students and alumni through July 28. Artists are allowed to submit no more than three art pieces for the exhibit and artwork must be complete and ready to display. Artists with 2-D pieces are asked to frame their work with wire attached to the frame.
The 2015 Annual Art Exhibit is open and free to the public. A reception is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2 where the public is welcome to food and drinks, to view the art work and speak to the artists. The gallery will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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