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
Flights of Fancy: art inspired by the bee and butterfly garden
Exhibition June 4 – July 31, 2018
Reception & Presentation June 20, 2018 6:00 – 8:30 pm
The 5th Annual “Flights of Fancy” exhibit features works inspired by the textures, colors, and literal impressions from the Lee Center’s Butterfly Garden. Coinciding with National Pollinator Week (June 18 – 24), there will be a reception on Wednesday, June 20 featuring a presentation (6:30pm) about pollinators and their impact on our environment.
Speedball Roadshow with Carlos Hernandez and Bill Fick
May, 12, 2018 10am-4pm
Witness printmaking at its finest as Bill Fick and Carlos Hendandez come together to create a one-of-a kind collaborative print! This dynamic duo brings to life the beauty and mastery of relief and screen printing. Each printmaking process is creatively demonstrated to provide both education and excitement. Whether new to printmaking or skilled professional, their demo will leave a lasting impression. All products and inks generously donated by Speedball. Register at: Speedball Roadshow FREE
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.
ALTERED FORMS & EXPRESSIVE SURFACES FOR FUNCTIONAL POTTERY WITH BEN CARTER
This hands-on workshop focuses on integrating surface design with altered wheel-thrown and hand-built pottery. Workshop participants will learn a variety of surface-design methods including slip decorating, sgraffito, stamping and other mark making techniques. During the workshop he will discuss aesthetic issues (i.e. proportions, color theory, etc.), making strong functional pots at mid-range temperatures, and creative problem solving in the studio. Additional discussions on effective social media use for marketing will leave the workshop attendees recharged, rejuvenated and ready to grow in their own studio practice. More 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: June 15, 2018; July 20, 2018; August 17, 2018; September 21, 2018