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On behalf of the Riverdale Park Public Art Initiative and...

Arts Council of Fairfax County Awards $4...

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The Studio Visit Berlin Artist Fellowshi...

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Arts Council of Fairfax County Announces...

The Arts Council of Fairfax County has selected an Annandale-based...

BlackRock Center for the Arts Announces ...

The Board of Trustees of BlackRock Center for the Arts...

VisArts Creates a New Art Installation a...

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DC Artist Launches New Graphic Novel

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First Day Back in the Studio, 2018
It was such a treat for all of us to be back in the Wednesday Studio after the holiday break We had some catching up to do before settling down to work. This is Anne Shields, Martha Pope, and Tara Hamilton. Wan Lee sought consultation from Ellen Cornett on his next painting. Tara Hamilton also conferred with Wan. Offering perspective and advice to each other is an aspect of the Wednesday Studio that we all find invaluable, Wan started the drawing for his next work. Can’t wait to see it. ... Read More
Published on Sunday, January 14, 2018By wisemarian
Announcing Over $21,000 in Awards For Patrons’ Show Donors
Artists: Our biggest fundraiser of the year is coming up, and we need your help! Read on for details on why, and how, to donate to the 50th Anniversary Patrons’ Show Fundraiser. Who will take home your artwork? The Patrons’ Show Fundraiser is The Art League’s biggest event of the year, making it possible for us to meet our mission: by nurturing the artist, we enrich the community. This year’s event is special: it’s the 50th anniversary Patrons’ Show Fundraiser! Our success depends on our generous artist donors! For each piece of artwork donated ... Read More
Published on Friday, January 12, 2018By The Art League
Ready for the Patrons’ Show Fundraiser?
Tickets go on sale tomorrow (Saturday, January 13) for the 50th Anniversary Patrons’ Show Fundraiser! If you’ve been before, reading that sentence was like hearing Santa on the rooftop. But if you don’t know about Patrons’ Show, here’s a short guide to our biggest event of the year. Important dates Tickets go on sale: Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 10:00 am (purchase tickets online) Drawing: Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 4:00 pm The big idea The Patrons’ Show Fundraiser is all about taking home artwork at a bargain price while having ... Read More
Published on Friday, January 12, 2018By The Art League
Silk Road’s 4th Biennial Silk Road Dance Festival “Wedding in Bukhara”
This year the festival recreates the intimacy of a wedding ceremony complete with options to experiences not just the sights and sounds but the tastes of the Silk Road. Scheduled for Saturday, February 17th at 7 PM, the 4th Biennial Silk Road Dance Festival features unique Central Asian traditions. The festival will feature live performance, the Silk Road Bazaar by Zamani House of Heritage, a Silk Road Silent Auction of costume pieces from the coveted Silk Road closet, opportunities to dress up in traditional robes and headdresses, and the option ... Read More
Published on Wednesday, January 10, 2018By neenajoe
Artist Opportunities #404
Tire Swing by Art League instructor Andy Yoder 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. Painting awards Deadline: February 23. The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District invites eligible artists to enter the Bethesda Painting Awards. Artists must be 18 years of age or older and permanent, full-time residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, DC. Re-runs: These announcements have been posted here before, but it’s not too late ... Read More
Published on Tuesday, January 9, 2018By The Art League
And another bird for January!
With my apologies to Eileen, who actually drew this bird on January 8, Draw-a-Bird Day, but—full disclosure—I got mixed up on what day of the month it was, and I posted the January DAB-Day birds before I saw Eileen’s. Sigh. Eileen Leahy: Slate-Colored Junco Resting in the Cold. iPhone Drawing App. Marian Wiseman Calendar-challenged watercolorist     ... Read More
Published on Tuesday, January 9, 2018By wisemarian
January 2018–A New Year with New Birds
To kick off the new year and the January Draw-a-Bird Day, we have two bluejays, a Christmas ornament, a paper mâché rooster, and  and a Christmas-card cardinal. Fran Tomlinson: Slap-dash Bluejay. Pastel Anne Shields: Bluejay. Pastel. Lynne Mallonee Schlimm: Papier Mache Rooster Tom Eichenberger: Green Bird Ornament. Copper wings, wire topknot and feet, plaster and paint. Marian Wiseman: Xmas Card Cardinal. Watercolor.   ... Read More
Published on Monday, January 8, 2018By wisemarian
Why an Art Class is the Best Way to Treat Yourself in the New Year
New year, new you, new term of art classes! With Winter term starting next week at The Art League, this is the perfect time to get a head start on a more fun, more creative, more you year. Here are four ways taking an art class can help you be your best self. Be present There’s no way to check your phone when you’re elbow-deep in clay. Practicing art is a way to break your routine, shoo away distractions, and clear your mind. Painting, drawing, weaving, photography, and even ... Read More
Published on Thursday, January 4, 2018By The Art League
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