The 2019 Athenaeum Invitational | Board: out of our minds!

By Editorial Team on September 11, 2019

Sun, 15 September 2019 - Sun, 10 November 2019

Game Night by CinCin Fang, Oil on Canvas, 16″ x 20″. Courtesy of Athenaeum Gallery.
Opening Reception: Sunday, September 15 from 4pm to 6pm

The Athenaeum Invitational celebrates the visual arts of DC/MD/VA and is a theme-based event featuring the works of both specially-invited artists who have previously exhibited in the Athenaeum Gallery, as well as works selected through a call for submissions open to anyone living or working in DC/MD/VA.

This year’s theme is about board games from a purely aesthetic perspective. The included works exhibit the creative means in which people developed board games to reflect their thoughts and reflections on the role of chance in life. While some are actual games, some refer to the role of games in life. $2500 in prizes will be awarded during opening reception.

About the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association:

The Athenaeum Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday 12pm to 4 pm

The Athenaeum Gallery is the headquarters of the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association (NVFAA).  Founded in 1964, the NVFAA is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in all forms of art, and to establishing programs that will enrich the cultural life of Northern Virginia and the surrounding metropolitan area. The Athenaeum Gallery exhibits work created solely by artists living or working the region and strives to present visitors with a wide variety of excellent work and unique experiences.

Gallery Hours:

  • Thursday, Friday, and Sunday: 12pm to 4pm
  • Saturdays: 1pm to 4pm

Athenaeum Gallery is located at 201 Prince St., Alexandria, VA. For more information, call 703.548.0035 or visit