Call for Artists: 2019 Members’ Gallery


It’s that time again – time to select and schedule member shows for FCCA’s Members’ Gallery. All members are invited to submit a portfolio by the deadline, August 22. For 2019, members may request a solo show or a dual show with another member artist. Shows will be scheduled from January through November, 2019, with the annual holiday exhibit in December.

The portfolio requirements must include a completed application (DEADLINE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 22) , one original artwork, and four high quality JPG images to be emailed to CD submissions, instead of emails, will also be accepted, and all types of media are encouraged. There are no thematic requirements, although entries should best represent your creative style and vision. Check out the FCCA website and follow the Call for Artists link for more information.

Darlene Wilkinson
FCCA Members Gallery Coordinator

This First Friday…Stop by the Fredericksburg Visitor Center

4th Annual FCCA Youth Art Program Art Show

June 2018
Fredericksburg Visitor Center

Come out and support the Youth Art Program!
First Friday, June 1, 2018: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fredericksburg, Visitors Center. 706 Caroline St.
Children from Hazel Hills & Heritage Park have been working hard over the past year creating many exciting multi-media, 3-D and other art projects under the direction of Adrian Loving & Cathy Ambrose Smith. The young artists will be there as your tour guides for their show. The show will be up all month thru June 29 th, when the Visitor’s Center is open (9 am- 5 pm, Mon-Fri). Please come out and show your support at the opening reception where you can meet all the young artists.  In addition to this exhibit, the children also painted a colorful outdoor mural at Dixon Pool! Funding for the Youth Art Program is provided by your donations, a Virginia Commission for the Arts grant and the Fredericksburg Arts Commission.


The exhibition can be viewed throughout the month of June during regular Visitor Center hours.

This project is supported in part by awards from the National Endowment for the
Arts and the Virginia Commission for the Arts, Fredericksburg Arts Commission,
and various private donations. To donate, contact the FCCA,

Call for Entries: Visual Arts Fellowship

Call for entry to all visual artists! The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Visual Arts Fellowship application will be live this summer 2018, accepting applications for 2019-20 Fellows. The deadline for applications is November 2, 2018 at 5pm! If you are a college bound high school senior, undergraduate student, graduate student, or professional artist, save the date and apply this year to be considered for a Fellowship!

Visit for more information on the VMFA Fellowship program and application. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to call or email the Fellowship Office (804-204-2685 or

Upcoming Classes at FCCA

FCCA Classes/Workshops - 2018
Register at FCCA Docent Desk or call FCCA at 540-373- 5646. Pay by ck./cash/chg.
Contact teacher with questions about specific class.

Classes listed here by instructor name

Karen Julihn.  [FLYER] ART WITH KAREN: Karen Julihn is an award winning artist who has studied painting through VCU, at Art of the Carolinas and currently exhibits her work at Brush Strokes Gallery and FCCA.

ART WITH KAREN Leaf Printing: October 16, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Class will focus on techniques for creating prints using textured materials, papers, and leaves. Students will complete three or more paintings on watercolor paper and board. Materials provided. Adults. Cost: $75.00 Members/$85 Non-members. Includes lunch, drinks and snack. Karen Julihn 540-207- 0814, 540-899- 8857

Dawn Whitmore, FIND YOUR ART BUYER: One-day workshop on Friday, November 9th, 11 am – 1 pm. Learn to “Find YOUR Art Buyer”, not just any buyer. Cost: $20 Members/ $30 Non-members. Dawn Whitmore 252-349-  9866

Love the “Silversmith House” on February 14

Love the Silversmith House

FCCA volunteer members will conduct the 4th annual Love the Silversmith House” phone fund raiser from FCCA on Wednesday, February 14th.

Please answer your phone and help us to Love the “Silversmith House” on February 14th. We will be gladly accepting walk-in donations of cash, check or charge, in addition to mailed donations, and donations through our website homepage donation button, or pledges with other means of payment. 

The “Silversmith House” c. 1785, has withstood the past 232 years, and we hope to preserve it for future generations as the place “where art and history meet”.  Please open your heart and your purse for FCCA on February 14th. Funds from this year will benefit the wall repairs to Frederick Gallery and towards a gallery lighting system.

P.S. Donations of materials and labor by certified technicians are always welcome as gifts-in-kind. All donations are tax deductible.

FCCA Booth at Caledon Festival!

The FCCA participated at the Caledon Art & Wine Festival on November 4 & 5 with 9 artists volunteering & contributing art for sales. Art demo by Megan Crockett, red dot sales throughout the weekend, portion of the proceeds of the art sales benefited Friends of Caledon State Park & FCCA. Special thanks to our artists and volunteers who participated! See you again next year! Smiles, Laura & Megan: Co-Chairs of the FCCA booth for Caledon Art & Wine Festival 2017.

Photos courtesy of Laura Smiles Photography LLC


Heads Up: Members’ Holiday Show


The Holidays are just around the corner and so is the annual FCCA Members Gallery Holiday Show!

The show is open to all members. There are no entry fees and it is not juried. Bring your fine arts, fine crafts, jewelry and cards to the gallery on Nov. 25. Hanging art is limited to 3 pieces. All items are for sale. What a great opportunity to sell your works.

Youth Art Program Creates Dixon Pool Mural….

The Youth Art Program with the finished Dixon Park Pool. Photo includes teacher Adrian and Hazel Hill’s Community Coordinator. 

The Dixon Park Pool Mural is completed and it is amazing. Thanks so much to our teachers, volunteers, and the Fredericksburg Arts Commission for the grant to accomplish this goal with the FCCA Youth Art Program.

Thanks to FCCA Member Sheila Jones  for documenting the progress with photos for us throughout the week.