WHO WE ARE

Fine Art Professionals of Northern Virginia

“Our goal is to highlight some of the best artists in the D.C. region, and to offer the public access to some of the freshest work."

Mary Champion

The Fine Art Professionals of Northern Virginia (FAP) is select group of professional fine art painters. What they have in common is a level of excellence and achievement in their profession. Member artists have, collectively, exhibited throughout the nation, served as jurors for fine art exhibitions, been published in respected art magazines, written books, and taught classes or workshops throughout the world. The artists work in various mediums including oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, mixed media, and encaustic. 

MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

All of the artists listed on this website have met certain standards of professionalism.  For the purpose of this website, a professional artist is defined as one who is marketing their work in a business-like manner in an attempt to make a living. Specific qualifications include maintaining a professional artist website and meeting at least three of the following criteria:

  • Regularly exhibits their work in public settings

  • Derives a significant percentage of their income from sales of artwork

  • Teaches classes or workshops

  • Has attained regional or national recognition for their artwork

  • Has won more than one award for their artwork

  • Has served as a judge, juror, or curator for a fine art exhibition

  • Has a sales-tax status with the state of Virginia

  • Belongs to one or more professional art associations

*Application for membership is currently closed.