The Lee Arts Center is a fully equipped professional open studio for artists, in ceramics & printmaking. It houses a mini-gallery with regular exhibitions of visiting and resident artists. Master workshops are offered throughout the year.
5722 Lee Highway Arlington, VA 22207
Monday & Friday: 9:30 am – 6 pm
Tuesday – Thursday: 9:30 am – 9 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am – 5 pm
Nature’s Grasp: A Printmaking Portfolio
Location: Gallery 3700 | 3700 S. Four Mile Run, Arlington, VA
Developed as an invitational portfolio exchange featuring 18 artists from across the U.S. and Canada, Nature’s Grasp refers to themes of man’s ability to both create and destroy, sometimes in conflict with nature’s similar abilities. Participating artists include: Emily Arthur (UW – Madison); Douglas Bosley (Bosley Memorial Collections & Archives); James Chase (New Hampshire Institute of Art); Julia Curran; Oscar Gillespie (Bradley U.); Dylan Goldberger; Susan Goldberger (Lily Press); Jessi Hardesty (Carroll Community College); John Hancock (Mary Hardin-Baylor U); Dusty Herbig (Syracuse U); John Hitchcock (UW-Madison); Nick Knudson; Jun Lee (LAC Artist in Residence); Steven Munoz (Dir., LAC); Ryan O’Malley (Texas A&M); Blake & Hannah Sanders (SE Misouri State U); Joseph Velasquez (Florida Atlantic U); Ericka Walker (Nova Scotia College of Art & Design U).
The Master Workshop program provides opportunities to interact with visiting master artists in one, two and three-day workshops covering a wide variety of media. Lectures, advanced skills classes and professional development seminars for independent visual artists are also presented.
Register for workshops by calling 703.228.0560 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us for this two-day, hands-on workshop with internationally known potter Julia Galloway. Participants will focus on making wheel thrown, altered and hand built vessels/pottery and decorating with a variety of different slip techniques. They will also focus on developing a conversation between form and surface that enhances their concepts and ideas. Julia will also discuss how to evaluate one’s artwork and continue idea development. There will be brief demonstrations of techniques and presentations on surface design and form. Students are encouraged to bring samples of their work for discussion and feedback. About the artist
See past workshops.
The Open Studio program is designed specifically for self-directed individuals working at advanced levels in ceramics or print media. The equipment and facility are made available for those who are without a studio of their own. No ongoing instruction is given. Participants are expected to be able to function independently with regards to their own work, as well as to perform technical tasks essential to the operation of the studio as a whole and to use and maintain studio equipment responsibly. Learn more about open studios here.
The Mini Gallery is a small exhibition space within the Lee Arts Center which provides an opportunity for local and national artists to show their work in approximately 12 solo and group shows per year. The Mini Gallery consists of a 25 foot hallway within the center illuminated by gallery track lighting which can accommodate both two dimensional and three dimensional work.
See past exhibitions.
Artists in Residence
Lee Arts Center hosts several well-known and well-respected artists who share their knowledge and experience with the members of the Lee Arts Center Open Studios in exchange for use of the facility. In addition to mentoring the members, they offer workshops, hold artist talks, and give hands-on technical assistance. See our current Artists in Residence here.
Need images of your work for a portfolio, to enter a show or to have post cards made? The Lee Art Center provides a photo service to all area artists interested in having photographic images made of their work. Greg Staley, a professional photographer, will be available once a month, usually the third Friday of each month, to take digital images of your work. Two- and three-dimensional works are eligible.
The cost is $15 per shot and in return you will receive two (2) digital files one (1) tiff file, and a 300 dpi jpeg (suitable for print) file. See the sign up form for further information. Work must be dropped off between 9.30 and 10 am on the day of the shoot and picked up between 2 and 6 pm on the same day. Artists must fill out the sign up form and provide a check made out to Greg Staley for the full amount in order for works to be photographed.
*Please contact Steven Munoz at 703-228-0560 or email@example.com to register for an upcoming session. Please register at least 24 hours prior to the Photo Service date. The photographer has a maximum number of pieces he can comfortably photograph during a session.
Fridays: February 15, 2019; March 15, 2019; April 19, 2019; May 17, 2019