VECCA (Valley Educational Center for the Creative Arts)

Art Made Outdoors


Art Made Outdoors: A VECCA-sponsored Community Show that celebrate Plein Air

VECCA sponsors several judged community art exhibitions throughout its fiscal year, November 2023 to October 2024. This form below is for ART MADE OUTDOORS. This show celebrates Plein Air, creating art outdoors. Although traditionally en plein air applies to painting, this show encourages artists of all kinds to incorporate their medium of choice in capturing the theme. Participants should complete this form by JUNE 28TH and drop off their artwork by SUNDAY, JUNE 30TH to VECCA, 123 S. Main Street, Woodstock VA during the hours: 1 to 3 p.m.

Any 2 or 3-dimensional medium is acceptable, as well as writing and music. Traditional, abstract, and any other forms of creative art are encouraged – however, since VECCA-sponsored, judged shows are open to the public of all ages, artwork must be family-friendly (aka, no nudes or overtly grotesque imagery or themes, please).
Judges will award fine art pieces based on originality, quality, and overall presentation for each show in the following manner:
– Best in Show
– First Place
– Second Place
– Third Place
– and up to three honorable mentions.
Visitors to the gallery (located at 123 S Main Street, Woodstock VA) will get a chance to cast their votes for a People’s Choice award, which will provide the winning entry with a one-year VECCA individual or student membership.

– SHOW LOCATION: Valley Educational Center for the Creative Arts, 123 S Main Street, Woodstock VA 22664

– ENTRY FEE: $5 per entry. Up to 4 entries accepted per artist. Payable to VECCA (or use the ART SHOW ENTRY FEE link above).  If you pay online please print a copy of your receipt and bring it with you when you drop off your art. Please note: members get two free entries; gallery exhibition artists get another two free entries. All students get 2 free entries; student members get another two free entries.

– ENTRY DEADLINE & DELIVERY DATE: Drop off your artwork during gallery hours the weekend prior to or on SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. or email with questions.

– OPENING RECEPTION: Second Saturday, JULY 13th, 4-6 p.m. All artists are encouraged to be present at the event so that VECCA and the community can celebrate this opportunity with you and your friends and family. Awards will be announced at this reception.

– PICK UP: Sunday, SEPTEMBER 29, 1-3 p.m. Email for other arrangements. Artwork may only be removed with the permission of a VECCA coordinator. Every effort will be made to ensure that artwork is handled with care; however, VECCA cannot be held responsible for loss or damage.

– REQUIREMENTS: VECCA membership is not required. All work submitted must be original. Work derived from other copyrighted or printed material (ie books, magazines, etc) or work copied from other Creative Artists will not be accepted. Artwork must be labeled on the back with Artist, Title, Media, and Price. All work must be framed or with a finished look (e.g. clean sides, if an unframed canvas), as well as wired to hang (NO SAWTOOTH HANGERS). VECCA reserves the right to refuse any artwork deemed inappropriate for any reason listed herein.

– COMMISSION: A 30% commission will be collected on all artwork sold. VECCA will use this for continuing its mission for connecting the community with the creative arts. VECCA is run completely by volunteers.

To register your artwork, please fill out the form at the bottom of the page, for general details about you and your art. To Pay, you can purchase or register your entries at the ENTRY FEE product page. Or if you'd like to pay in person, please

  • Payment ($5 per entry) *
  • CASH (payment required at drop off)
  • CHECK (Payable to VECCA. Mail to: VECCA, re: Art Made Outdoors Show, PO Box 787, Woodstock VA 22664
  • CREDIT CARD/ONLINE (Select your options at the following “Art Made Outdoors 2024 Entry Fee” and enter appropriate quantity)
  • VECCA MEMBER (Members may submit up to 2 entries free)
  • STUDENT (Student non-members, under 18, may submit up to 2 entries free)
  • EXHIBITION ARTIST (Exhibition Artists may submit up to 4 entries free)
  • STUDENT MEMBER (Student Members, under 18, may submit up to 4 entries free)

Thank you for your interest in participating in an upcoming Art Made Outdoors at VECCA, 123 S Main Street, Woodstock, VA 22664.

This form must be completed in addition to payment of registration fees, if applicable. Thank you.

VECCA, which is run completely by unpaid volunteers, strives to be professional and courteous. We expect our participants to be as well.

VECCA is located at 123 S Main Street, Woodstock VA 22664.

VECCA appreciates you taking the time to fill out this form. We look forward to connecting with you. If you have any questions, concerns, or feedback, please contact