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The David C. Driskell Center Awarded Gra...

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Hamiltonian Artists Announces the 2017-2...

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Honfleur Gallery presented James Terrell with the 2017 East of...

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Introducing Our New Instructors for 2017–18
With a new school year starting soon, we’re excited for all our new classes to get underway — and even more excited for you to meet our newest instructors! See these nine new additions to our faculty below, along with their websites and what classes you can take with them. As always, you can browse the full catalog online. Genetic Code I by Sharon Robinson Sharon Robinson faculty page → Robinson is teaching two new collage classes this school year: Mixed Media Abstract Collage (Fall and Summer) and Painting and Collage ... Read More
Published on Wednesday, August 16, 2017By The Art League
Meet The Artists of Shakespeare in the Parks AS YOU LIKE IT: Christian Gibb
Christian Gibbs: Orlando 1.Whats youre background? I was born in the Caribbean raised in NYC and the DMV. I love bringing words to life through performance. My grandfather was my personal griot; his joy in storytelling inspires me. 2. Whats your favorite thing about performing in front of a live audience? One of my favorite things is the sharing of energy between the audience and actor. The connection to a live audience is very different than to a camera or no audience at all. 3. What has been the most ... Read More
Published on Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Artist Opportunities #384
Painting by Art League instructor Matt Pinney. On Tuesdays, we gather a variety of artist opportunities around the DC area and beyond. Find one below and enter today — good luck! Click here for recent opportunities posts, and submit your opportunity listing here. All painting Deadline: September 5. Strokes of Genius is Maryland Federation of Art’s 6th annual all-painting competition. Original 2-D work created through any painting media (inc. oil, pastel, acrylic, watercolor, encaustic, etc.) and following entry guidelines, will considered. Portraiture Deadline: September 6. Artists 18 years or older residing in ... Read More
Published on Tuesday, August 15, 2017By The Art League
Exploring Theater Arts Camp At Harmony Hall
Have a child whod love to spend the summer exploring drama dance singing costumes and all the other magical elements that bring a play together? Our Exploring Theater Arts Camp being held at Harmony Hall still has a few slots still available. The class culminates in a final production staged for friends and family and is the perfect summer activity for drama-loving kids aged 8-14. The camp starts next week so act now! For details and to Register go https://smartlink.pgparks.com/smartlink/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp HERE ... Read More
Published on Saturday, August 12, 2017
Call For Entries For Sole Purpose Exhibit
Use a soon-to-be discarded shoe as a starting point or create one entirely from scratch. Artists are given the challenge to re-construct re-invent and re-design the shoe with Sole Purpose at Arts/Harmony Hall. ... Read More
Published on Friday, August 11, 2017
The Making of a Public Artist: Celebrating AWN Alum Harper Matsuyama
Along the streets of Prince George’s County, drivers and passers-by are greeted by beautifully decorated traffic signal boxes. As part of a public art project by The Hyattsville Community Development Corporation to enhance the visual landscape of the community, 11 metal traffic signal cabinets were transformed with designs representative of community, identity, and character. With the help of local arts and county professionals and the public’s vote, five designs were selected from four Maryland artists, including Hyattsville’s very own Harper Matsuyama. Harper Matsuyama's Traffic Box. Located at Adelphi Rd & Toledo ... Read More
Published on Friday, August 11, 2017By Jazmine Johnson
How to Enter an Art Exhibit: Resources for First-Timers
If you’re just starting out as an exhibiting artist, congratulations! You’ve taken an important step in your artistic growth, and we wish you the best of luck. At The Art League, we operate a membership gallery, which means artist members can enter juried shows and, hopefully, have artwork accepted into an exhibit. (That part’s up to the juror.) Since a new exhibit year just started, we wanted to put together an overview of how the juried exhibit process works. We’ve also compiled lots of links to other articles that ... Read More
Published on Friday, August 11, 2017By The Art League
Exploring the New Class Catalog
In case you missed our big news this past week: The new class catalog for 2017–2018 is out now! That means a whole new year (Fall 2017–Summer 2018) of classes and workshops, including new offerings and new instructors. We’re really excited about what we’re offering this year, and we think you will be too. You can see some of the highlights in the video above, and browse the print version of the catalog in PDF form. (The online catalog is up and running, too!) By Donna Reinsel, who teaches ... Read More
Published on Thursday, August 10, 2017By The Art League
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