32nd Annual Tephra Fine Arts Festival
formerly the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival
May 20-21, 2023
Application Deadline 1/2/23
Call to Artists
WHAT: 32nd Annual Tephra Fine Arts Festival
WHERE: Reston, VA
WHEN: May 20-21, 2023 | Saturday 11am to 6pm | Sunday 11am to 5pm
  • Prior day set-up (Friday, May 19)
  • Convenient load-in and load-out
  • FREE parking Friday - Sunday in on-site garages for passenger vehicles
  • Reduced hotel room rate for the Hyatt Regency Hotel on-site and Sheraton Reston Hotel off-site
  • 24/7 site security (artists are responsible for securing their own booths)
  • Option to rent a tent, set up and break down included, (on a first come-first served basis) for artists that do not have event infrastructure or prefer not to set up the tent themselves.
  • Artist hospitality lounge with complimentary breakfast, coffee, bottled water and portable snack options available daily
  • Ample artist support with booth-sitters
  • Convenient and profitable selling hours for the Festival period, updated this year in response to artist feedback. 
  • $5,000 in cash awards
  • Complimentary tickets to the Festival Cocktail Hour and Artist Award Ceremony for artists plus one guest, which includes complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beverages
  • Year-round promotion on the Tephra ICA website, including accompanying artwork images, booth numbers, email contact, and links to personal website. 
Application Fee:
$55 until January 2, 2023 | $65 January 3-7, 2023

Booth Fees:
10' x 10' in line = $525
10' x10' end cap (standard space with 5 additional feet of display area on one exterior side) = $775
10’ x 20’ in line = $1,050
10’ x 20’ with one end cap (standard space with 5 additional feet of display area on one exterior side) = $1,350
10’ x 20’ with two end caps (includes 5 additional feet of display area on both exterior sides) = $1,550

Refund policy:
The last day for artists to request a refund in writing is March 31, 2023. The Festival will retain a $50 administrative fee for any cancelation. Applications are non-refundable.
Application Deadline: January 3, 2022
Late Application Deadline: January 7, 2022
Artist Notification: February 8, 2023
Booth Fee Due: March 3, 2023
Refund Request Final Day: March 31, 2023
If you have any questions, please contact Hannah Barco, Festival Director at hbarco@tephraica.org or call 571-926-8781
The Tephra Fine Arts Festival has a long-standing reputation for presenting high quality, hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind artwork. Participating artists showcase their work in the elegant, open-air location of Reston Town Center and are visited by over 20,000 affluent patrons and knowledgeable collectors from the Washington, DC metropolitan region and beyond.