In keeping with the Greater Reston Arts Center’s mission to enrich community life by promoting involvement and excellence in contemporary art, GRACE offers and series of changing exhibitions each year designed to present a diverse array of themes and media. The GRACE curatorial staff is responsible for selecting and scheduling all exhibitions. GRACE mounts solo, themed, and juried group exhibitions, which may be proposed and organized by GRACE curators, guest curators, and individual artists.

Artists and curators interested in submitting exhibition proposals to GRACE should present the following materials:

  • Resumé
  • Artist Statement/Proposal Description
  • Publications, if available
  • Up to 40 images of work, preferably digital files (jpegs at 300dpi) sent on a CD or via Dropbox or a similar cloud account
  • Stamped, self-addressed envelope for the return of your materials (including protective cardboard and postage sufficient to cover package). Materials will not be returned unless return packaging and postage is included.

All materials should be submitted to:
Greater Reston Arts Center
12001 Market Street, Suite 103
Reston, VA 20190
ATTN: Exhibition Proposal

Proposals can also be sent via email to

GRACE will make every effort to review proposals in a timely manner. Please allow up to six months for a response. Considerations used to evaluate proposals include artistic quality, depth of content, originality, relevance, scheduling logistics, and budget feasibility.

Further questions can be directed to Erica Harrison by email at or by telephone, (703) 471-9242