December 1, 1–5pm
Artists selected by Jessica Stafford Davis, STABLE, and GRACE
Cash bar for our 21+ crowd, snacks, and a DJ!
Join the Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) and artists from across Virginia, Maryland, and DC for a live drawing event and fundraiser! The Monster Drawing Rally turns the GRACE gallery into a public performance space as over 50 artists create unique artworks on-site using their preferred media. As the works are completed, they will be hung on the wall and available for purchase at $75 each. If more than one person wants to purchase the same artwork there will be a DRAW of cards to determine the winner. NEW THIS YEAR: Our friends Jessica Stafford Davis and the team at STABLE helped us select and invite participating artists! All proceeds benefit the exhibition program at GRACE.
Interested in volunteering at the 2018 Monster Drawing Rally? We can’t do it without YOU! Please give us a few hours, plan to stay, and feel free to share this event with everyone you know.
Generously supported in part by
Jessica Stafford Davis is the founder of The Agora Culture LLC (TAC), a national online multicultural arts platform that supports emerging artists of color and collectors at all level through educational programming, art salons, and the annual Art on the Vine exhibition in Martha’s Vineyard. Art on the Vine is one of the only contemporary African-American art fairs presenting critically-acclaimed, institutional level work in the United States, and features a four-week residency created by Ms. Stafford Davis to give young artists of the African diaspora a space to continue to explore their practice.
Ms. Stafford Davis is the 2018 and first recipient of the Arena Stage Emerging Leader Award. She currently serves on the board of The Smith Center for Healing in the Arts, is a member of the George Mason University School of Art Advisory Board and ArtTable. She previously served as a member of the board of Washington Project for the Arts. She received her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science from George Mason University. Jessica resides in McLean, Virginia, with her two sons.
STABLE is a DC based studio complex that provides visual artists with an active, affordable workspace to pursue their profession. STABLE’s mission is to strengthen DC’s contemporary visual arts community by providing sustainable studio space, fostering an engaged, diverse community, and extending access to local, national, and international audiences through partnerships, programming, and exhibitions. STABLE was co-founded by Tim Doud, Linn Meyers, and Caitlin Teal Price.
For the kiddos! Bring your little monsters and have your own Drawing Rally in the Little Monsters kid’s area where your kids can make their own artworks and hang them on the wall!