The Art League

  • Capturing Monday’s Solar Eclipse: Tips & Ideas
    “For a cosmic event of such rarity and strangeness, an artist’s eye seems like a useful tool indeed.” — The Atlantic On Monday, August 21, 2017, the moon’s shadow will pass over North America in the middle of the day. Find the specific times and more general info on this page. While you plan, consider how you’ll want to capture the event. Your unaided smartphone probably won’t take a satisfying photograph, so it’s time to get creative. Here are some basic safety tips along with some ideas we’ve brainstormed ... Read More
    Published on Friday, August 18, 2017By The Art League
  • Last Gasp of Summer: 15 Workshops Before Labor Day
    The Jumpstart in Ceramics workshop is coming up August 26. We don’t want to ruin your day and say that summer’s almost over. So instead, we’ll phrase it like this: there’s still time for more creativity before Labor Day! We have 15 different workshops going on in the next couple of weeks, starting as soon as this Friday. One- and two-day workshops take place over the weekend, while the handful of longer workshops take place during the week: perfect for a relaxing staycation. (Are you ready for Fall already? Find ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, August 17, 2017By The Art League
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Artist Opportunities #383
    This week’s banner image is by Art League instructor David Carter. 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. DMV artists Deadline: August 15. The Central Virginia Justice Initiative (Fredericksburg, VA) are sending out an Open Call to artists from Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia for an upcoming exhibit: “People Are Not Products.” CVJI is a non-profit organization whose mission is to ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, August 8, 2017By The Art League
  • Fall Registration Starts Monday!
    The new Art League School catalog comes out soon! You’ll receive a link in your email (if you’re on our email list) tonight, and print copies are on their way. Here’s a sneak peek at the inside: August 7?! That’s Monday! That’s right, you can register for a brand-new year of workshops — and Fall term classes — starting Monday at 9:30 am. Find it all here, and look for the new catalog in your inbox soon! We’ve got lots of new classes and workshops that we’re excited ... Read More
    Published on Friday, August 4, 2017By The Art League
  • Preview This Year’s Exhibit Opportunities & Other Programming
    Artists, a new exhibit year at The Art League has just begun! That makes this a perfect time to join and take advantage of monthly exhibit opportunities in our gallery. You can get your work in front of esteemed professionals (who serve as our jurors) and over 60,000 annual visitors. An Art League juror deliberates. About exhibiting artist membership Anyone can join and become an exhibiting artist member of The Art League. Our membership year runs from July 1 to June 30. Exhibiting artist members are eligible to enter ... Read More
    Published on Friday, August 4, 2017By The Art League
  • Artist Opportunities #382
    Carcinoma by Art League instructor Stephen Sherwin. 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. Solar photographers Deadline: August 17. The Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative is looking for the best solar energy technology photos from across the United States.   Washington Award Deadline: October 5. S&R Foundation invites emerging artists including musicians, dancers, and visual artists to apply for the 2018 Washington Award.  Winners ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, August 1, 2017By The Art League
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