Sunday, November 20, 2005

About The League of Reston Artists (LRA)

"I joined the League of Reston Artists in early 2002. This organization provided the support for me to go public with exhibiting my experimental 'Rough Edge Photography'. In early 2004, I was invited to serve on the Board of Directors of the League of Reston Artists. I am profoundly honored to be a part of this important visual arts organization. Exhibiting my photography to national and international acclaim and recognition has been a dream come true for me. I will be forever grateful to the LRA for helping me to have the confidence to share my more challenging work with a wider audience. I hope the the money raised though the auction of the photography book, 'i found your photo', will help another photographer realize their dreams as well." - James W. Bailey

The League of Reston Artists (LRA)

The League of Reston Artists (LRA) is an all volunteer not for profit 501(c)(3) organization established in 1973 that is open to metro Washington, D.C. area artists, photographers and individuals who are interested in the visual arts. The LRA strives to generate community enthusiasm and appreciation of the visual arts through regularly sponsored juried and judged exhibitions. The LRA supports the Reston Community by sharing the varied talents of its membership through rotating exhibits in many local public and private buildings and offices. The LRA is dedicated to providing its 300+ members with opportunities for personal growth through meetings with guest speakers, demonstrations and critiques. The LRA also sponsors the Reston Photographic Society (RPS), a special interest society dedicated to promoting exhibit opportunities, as well as photographic based educational seminars and workshops, for photographer members of the LRA.

In addition, the LRA sponsors an annual scholarship program for local high school students in their senior year who demonstrate emerging talent and interest in pursuing collegiate art studies. In 2004, the LRA sponsored 10 exhibitions in 5 venues that featured more than 400 artists and more than 600 works of visual art. The LRA’s major supporting exhibition venues are: The Jo Ann Rose Gallery in the Reston Community Center at Lake Anne Plaza, The National Center Gallery of the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Phoenix Northern Virginia Campus, and Walker and Company, all located in Reston, Virginia. For more information about the League of Reston Artists, please see our web site or email us.

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