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Art in Loudoun

Send announcements, which are open to the public at no or minimal cost, to The Loudoun Connection, 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102 or e-mail to loudoun@connectionnewspapers.com. Deadline is Friday, two weeks before the event. Photos/artwork encouraged. For more information, call Matthew Razak at 703-917-6457. For additional entertainment listings, visit www.connectionnewspapers.com, E section.

<ro>Last Chance

<lst>Artists living within a 75-mile radius of Leesburg are invited to submit original artwork to the sixth annual "Something Hot" juried exhibition hosted by Gallery 222, 222 South King St., Leesburg. Artists may submit two pieces of original artwork for a $25 fee. Work that is selected will be displayed in Gallery 222 through Aug. 31.

Selected paintings from the county's art collection are on display in the first floor gallery of the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison St., Leesburg, through August. The special exhibit, "My Favorites," is a handpicked display of artwork from the county's permanent art collection, chosen by members of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors and department heads.

<ro>Ongoing

<lst>Art at the Library presents different artists at the county's libraries through Oct. Ashburn Library features photography by Linda Holtslander; Cascades Library features photography by Jim Emery. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

<ro>Coming Soon

<lst>Leesburg Crossroads "Fall into the Arts" committee invites all artists, in any fine art media, to submit work for a juried art exhibit at Leesburg’s fifth annual 2007 Fall into the Arts Festival, Saturday, Sept. 29, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., in historic downtown Leesburg.

A jury will choose one piece of artwork, valued up to $600, for the Town of Leesburg’s permanent art collection in the Town Hall. Leesburg Crossroads will sponsor the purchase. The jury will also award other merit awards including a Digital Arts award.

Artists may submit up to three original works as photos, slides or jpegs to "Fall into the Arts Jury," c/o Loudoun Academy of the Arts, 222 South King St., Leesburg, VA 20175 or e-mail jpegs or questions to kathyhorne1@mac.com. Entry deadline is Aug. 29.

Paintings by Jeffery Stockberger will be on exhibit at Gallery 222, 222 South King St., Leesburg, Sept. 7-29. An artist’s reception will be held Friday, Sept. 7, during Leesburg’s First Friday Gallery Walk from 6-9 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Mondays through Saturdays. Visit www.gallery222.com or 703-777-5498.

Gallery Two at 222 presents "Interstate 81," a series of paintings by Elaine Nunnally. The paintings were inspired by the artist’s experience of driving along the interstate from Northern Virginia into the Shenandoah Valley to a weekend home. Exhibit dates are Sept. 7-29 with an artists’ reception from 6-9 p.m. during Leesburg’s First Friday Gallery Walk. Gallery two at 222 is co-located with Gallery 222 in downtown Leesburg at 222 South King St. Hours are Mondays-Saturdays, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and by appointment. Call 703-777-5498 or visit www.gallery222.com.

The 1st Annual Claude Moore Park Photography Expo, a juried competition featuring color, black and white and computer-manipulated photographs of nature, takes place Saturday, Sept. 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., the park, 21544 Old Vestal's Gap Road, Sterling.

Photographs will be displayed from youth up to age 13; teens between the ages of 13 to 18; and adults in the categories of amateur, intermediate and advanced. Call 571-258-3700 or visit http://www.loudoun.gov/prcs/parks/claude.htm.

Grace Fellowship Church, 25350 Poland Road, Chantilly, is holding a free art show, Sept. 28, from 6-8:30 p.m. and Sept. 29, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Visit www.gracefellowshipchurch.info.