Wednesday, October 3, 2012

McLean Project for the Arts Annual Juried Artfest



Sixth Annual Arts Festival to Be Held October 14th in McLean Central Park

The Tackle Box ©CarolSimonsHuddleston

McLean, Va., (October 3, 2012) – Carol Simons Huddleston of Oakton, Virginia has been selected to display her artwork at the 2012 McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) MPAartfest to be held in McLean, Va on October 14, 2012.

Carol will join 49 other artists for the sixth annual MPAartfest on Sunday, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at McLean Central Park located at Old Dominion Drive and Dolley Madison Blvd (Rt. 123) in McLean, Va. More than 5,000 people are expected to attend.

“I am very honored to be selected to display my photography at MPAartfest this year,” Carol said. “I look forward to being part of this wonderful event and meeting art enthusiasts from McLean and all of Northern Virginia.”

MPA Executive Director Nancy Perry said: “McLean Project for the Arts is extremely pleased to have Carol Simons Huddleston as one of the 50 juried artists for the sixth annual MPAartfest. We look forward to seeing her works on display. We are confident that this year’s MPAartfest will be even more spectacular than past years’ events.”

MPAartfest will transform McLean Central Park into a lively landscape of mini art galleries, showcasing and offering for sale the works of the diverse group of 50 juried artists. A Children’s ArtWalk, Senior Art Space, Innovation Station for the kids, Open Studio and live entertainment throughout the day will make this a must-attend event for art lovers of all ages.

Parking is easy at MPAartfest designated lots with shuttle buses running all day.

MPAartfest is a free community event, but a $5 donation is greatly appreciated.

This will be the first time that Carol has participated in the annual event and she will offer framed photography, unframed works, and note and gift photo cards for sale.

MPAartfest attendees can browse and purchase paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, photographs and fine crafts that will appeal to all levels of collectors. Artists will keep 100 percent of art sales proceeds. Donations from corporate sponsors, individual donors and a portion of the event’s food proceeds benefit McLean Project for the Arts, helping to fund a multitude of high-quality art exhibitions and educational programs at its galleries in the McLean Community Center.

McLean Project for the Arts is a non-profit visual arts center founded in 1962 to exhibit the work of emerging and established regional artists. Designated as a museum partner by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, MPA’s mission is to bring the visual arts into the community by promoting public awareness and understanding of contemporary art. Additionally, in its Susan B. DuVal studio MPA offers instruction and education to the public by dedicated professional artists. MPA is permanently housed at the McLean Community Center.

For a complete list of MPAartfest participating artists visit the MPA Web site at and click the MPAartfest section.

For media or other inquiries:
Carol Simons Huddleston