Caledon State Park and FCCA will host 2019 “Seurat Sunday” September 8

The Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts (FCCA) will continue its annual tradition of sponsoring Seurat Sunday with an all-day plein air painting and photography event on September 8, at Caledon State Park, 16617 Caledon Road, King George, VA.

The event will begin at 10 am at the Caledon Visitors Center with artists loading their gear onto a flatbed wagon for transport to scenic areas along the trails, marshes and beaches.   Artists are invited to spend the day at their preferred locations or move about the park seeking photo opportunities where they will find nature’s best vistas and views of graceful white egrets in flight.

The transport wagon will return every hour to each location.  After a day of capturing visual images, the participants will return to the Visitors Center for a show of their day’s work and light refreshments provided by the Friends of Caledon at 3 pm.  Rain date is September 15th.

The Seurat Sunday event has long been a tradition in the region, dating back to the late 1970s.  Started by the Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts in cooperation with Belmont and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Seurat Sunday is named for the French Post-impressionist painter, Georges Seurat (1859-1891), best known for his landscape painting, “A Sunday Afternoon on the Isle of La Grande Jatte” of the Art Institute of Chicago.

FCCA is proud to partner with Caledon State Park and its staff to offer this unique art event each year.  Registration required by Friday, September 6th.  Phone Caledon Visitor Center at 540-663-3861 and leave your name, contact information and number in your party.  Bring a bag lunch if desired.

For additional information contact Carrol Morgan at or phone 540-760-6928.


2020 Members’ Gallery: Call-for-Artists


  • Send an e-mail and attach 4 high-quality images in jpeg format and attached a completed application form to Reference 2020 Members’ Gallery Application in your e-mail subject line.  Each jpg image must be titled with the name of the artwork and number given to that work on the application form (example: Portrait1.jpg.)
  • Deliver one sample actual artwork to FCCA, labelled 2020 Members’ Gallery Application with artist’s name, artwork title and contact information. Include non-refundable application fee, check for $40 payable to FCCA to help defray costs.
  • Work does not have to be themed, but should be cohesive
  • Application deadline: September 20, 2019 by 4 pm.
  • Application packets will be stored upstairs at the FCCA. Packet must be clearly labeled with artist’s name and 2020  Members’ Gallery Application.
  • FCCA membership must remain current. If membership is not current, the application packet WILL NOT proceed.

The selection process for Members’ Gallery Exhibits has been refined over the last several years to be as fair, anonymous and confidential as possible.  A panel of jurors (academics and/or working art professionals) is chosen to meet and evaluate entries.  Quality images of artwork are important.  Selected artists should be prepared for a professional gallery show.  Two-dimensional artwork cannot be displayed with gallery clips or saw-tooth hangers.  Artists who are selected for solo or duo shows will be offered a particular month in 2020.  Artists should receive their notifications by Sept. 30, 2019.

Questions: email Members’ Gallery Coordinator, Matt DeZee at or call 703-801-1429.

August 2019 Awards

Congratulations to our August winners!

Artist Choice || Juror: Sally Bowring || Catalog


  • 1st Place – “Transient Opulence” mixed media by Michael Broadway of Woodford, VA
  • 2nd Place –“Smoke Break” photograph by Norma Woodward of Fredericksburg, VA
  • 3rd Place – “Laundry Day” paper construction by Katharine K. Owens of Fredericksburg, VA

Honorable Mention

  • “Deconstruction # 4” by Jo Ansah of Harrisonburg, VA
  • “Stele” mixed media by Barbara Taylor Hall of Fredericksburg, VA
  • “Fada & Food, Portugal” photograph by Deborah Herndon of Evansville, IN
  • “Where’s the Path?” photograph by Deborah Herndon of Evansville, IN
  • “Desert Shades” mixed media by Anika Hussain of Fredericksburg, VA
  • “Dancing Gypsy” oil & cold wax by Bob Worthy of Montross, VA

July 2019 Awards

Up Close

Juror: Chris Gregson || Catalog || Flier


  • 1st Place – “Lenoir_04-19--0358” cell phone camera by Dan McCormack of Accord, NY
  • 2nd Place –“Skimming” mixed fiber by Passle Helminski of Erie, PA
  • 3rd Place – “Oyster #3” oil painting by Marcia Chaves of Fredericksburg, VA

Honorable Mention:

  • “Irises” pulp painting/recycled fiber by Jennifer Galvin of Stafford, VA
  • “Tantalizing Trees” mixed media by Sara Gondwe of Charlottesville, VA
  • “Porthole 11 – Boat” mixed media by Cathy Herndon of Fredericksburg, VA
  • “Red Azalea” pastel by Victoria McCracken of Fredericksburg, VA
  • “Apple Slice” acrylic by Mark Prieto of Woodford, VA
  • “Crumbling” photograph by Bob Worthy of Montross, VA

May 2019 Awards

May 2019—Urban, Suburban Rural, National Exhibition

April 27 – May 31, 2019 || Juror: Joey P. Manlapaz



  • 1st Place – “Old Middlesex, VA” oil by Marcia Chaves
    of Fredericksburg, VA
  • 2nd Place –“Autumn in the Old Neighborhood” lino cut print by Linda Larochelle of Fredericksburg, VA
  • 3rd Place – “Pig Handlers” watercolor by Amanda Lee of Colonial Beach, VA


  • “Above Rock Creek Park” etching/aquatint by David Brosch of University Park, MD
  • “Fleeting” photograph by Rebecca Carpenter of Frederick, MD
  • “Fredericksburg Historic Courthouse” pulp painting by Jennifer Galvin of Stafford, VA
  • “Paul on the Subway” mixed media by Katharine K. Owens of Fredericksburg, VA

Call for Entries! Deadline May 8

CALL FOR ENTRIES:  FCCA and Community Bank of the Chesapeake Community Art Exhibit

(April 2019)  All artists who are current members of FCCA are invited to submit entries for the June – September, 2019  exhibit at the downtown branch of the Bank located at 425 William Street.  Exhibits run for four months.  More…..

April 2019 Awards

April 2019—“Artist Choice” Regional Juried Exhibit

March 30 – April 26, 2019 || Juror: Rita Kovach


  • 1st Place – “Alternate Reality” enamel on copper by Herbert Friedson of Lawrence, KS
  • 2nd Place –“Woke” oil painting by Beryl Jazvic of Fredericksburg, VA
  • 3rd Place – “Who Were Adam and Eve” original digital print by Robert Hunter of Colonial Beach, VA


  • “Wintery Walk” digital creation on canvas by Carolyn Beever of Stafford, VA
  • “Sky Scape” oil painting by Marcia Chaves of Falmouth, VA
  • “The Lotus Pond” photograph on metallic paper by Lee Cochrane of King George, VA
  • “Rapture” LEP archival print by Addison Likins of LaPlata, MD
  • “Congo Seeing” digital photograph by Chris McClintock of King George, VA
  • “Lake Anna Sunset” photography fine art print by Odell Smith of Stafford, VA