The Athenaeum in Alexandria and the Fauquier County Parks and Recreation Department invite area artists to submit slides of their work to be reviewed for possible exhibition. Artists may submit a maximum of six slides with proposals for solo or group exhibitions, resumes and reviews by Sept. 30.

Each slide should indicate the artist's name and address and the title, media and dimensions of the piece. A self-addressed, stamped envelope should be included for the return of the slides. Proposals and slides should be sent to The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314.

The curator and the program committee are to review slides and proposals during the first week in October. Slides are to be returned by the end of October.

The Fifth Annual Santa's Arts and Crafts Village needs artisans for the event on Nov. 21 and 22 at the National Guard Armory in Warrenton. Applications are available from the Fauquier County Parks and Recreation Department, 62 Culpeper St., Warrenton, VA 22186, and they must be returned with a photo, slide or sample of the applicant's work.

Santa's Village is a setting for artists to demonstrate, exhibit and sell their works. For additional information, call the department at 349-1910.

For those who exert their creative energies not in studios but on the field, the Fairfax Women's Soccer Association, the Arlington Women's Soccer League and the Arlington Football Association offer the arena.

Women 18 years old and older are invited to the annual Summer Soccer Clinic sponsored by the Fairfax Women's Soccer Association, to be held in six Sunday morning sessions, 9 to 11 a.m., July 12 through Aug. 16. Carl Horsham, an experienced leader of women's training programs, will conduct the clinic, which will instruct all experience levels in offensive and defensive strategies.

The fee is $30. To register, send your name, address and telephone number and a check payable to FWSA to FWSA Summer Clinic, c/o Sharon Lester, 124 S. Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA 22204. For additional information and directions to the field, call Sharon Lester at 892-1663.

Those who prefer to learn on the job can hone their soccer skills in competition in Arlington and Fairfax Women's Soccer League play. Both groups, celebrating their 10th anniversaries, are organizing for their fall seasons. Each league has 30 teams in a graduated system of divisions.

There is space for beginning, intermediate and advanced players, and each league has an 18-and-over and a 30-and-over division. Players at least 30 years old may choose between the two divisions. The fall season begins Labor Day and ends on Thanksgiving.

The Arlington League plays its matches on Sundays, the Fairfax League on Saturdays. To register and for further information, call Susan Stimart at 241-9127 for Arlington, and Regina Cour at 323-9588 for Fairfax.The Arlington Football Association fills the void left by the two programs listed above by presenting a tackle football program for players and cheerleaders ages 7 to 14, in conjunction with the Arlington Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Resources.

Registration will be held Monday through Friday, Aug. 3 to 7, 6 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The registration fee is $25, and proof of age must be presented.

Practices begin Aug. 10, and the first game is Sept. 12. For more information, call Bob Brooks, commissioner of the Arlington Football Association, at 243-4347 after 5 p.m., or the recreation department at 558-2287 during the day.