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  • Noah Williams on His Found-Object Masks
    Ogun, found objects and mixed media, by Noah Williams. Winner of the Eleanor Boudreau Jordan Award for Best in Show Found-object art — the reuse of items as art materials — is all about seeing things in a different light. Artist Noah Williams, who once worked as a garbage man, has honed that ability to see an object’s future life. Ogun is the latest of his masks to win an award at The Art League. We chatted with Williams about how his masks come to be and where Ogun fits in with ... Read More
    Published on Wednesday, November 22, 2017By The Art League
  • Artist Opportunities #398
    Debonair Monkey by Art League instructor Kathlyn Avila-Reyes. 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. January Open Exhibit @ The Art League Deadline: December 15. The January Open Exhibit will be juried by online entry. Open exhibits at The Art League are not limited by theme, medium, process, or content. Artist must be a current exhibiting artist member of The Art League gallery to enter. Howard ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, November 21, 2017By The Art League
  • Save the Date for Our Open House & Holiday Sales
    Artfête Weekend is coming! Every year, The Art League opens up its doors for the annual Artfête Open House & Holiday Party, Ceramics Sale, and Jewelry Sale. Join us at our Madison Annex as we kick off the holiday season and see what happens at The Art League’s school! When December 8–10, 2017 Where The Art League’s Madison Annex 305 Madison Street, Alexandria, VA(Google Maps) Free admission! Friday: Open House & Holiday Party When: Friday, December 8, 6:00–9:00 pm Help us kick off the holiday season with live music, great artwork, ... Read More
    Published on Friday, November 17, 2017By The Art League
  • DC Exhibits We’re Thankful For & Other Artful Links
    Michelangelo is at the Met — look out for a future blog post on this exhibit! November is awash in cool exhibits to see in DC, whether you need a family activity for Thanksgiving weekend — or you just want to do something inside and pretend winter isn’t coming. But before we get to the exhibits, there’s some … Important art-world news Today in “things that drive us a little batty,” Fiona Candlin conducted research into why visitors continue to touch artwork and other museum artifacts. We understand the urge, ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, November 14, 2017By The Art League
  • Artist Opportunities #397
    This week’s banner image is a painting by Art League instructor Rick Weaver. 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. Public sculpture Friends of Leesburg Public Arts is renewing its sculpture on loan program: ArtsPARKs 2018 at Raflo Park in Leesburg VA. For more information, see the Artist Opportunities page and click on “button.” Video art Deadline: January 1, 2018. Videos not in ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, November 14, 2017By The Art League
  • What is IMPart?
    This week a new exhibit opened at The Art League featuring a special group of artists: the IMPart Ceramics & Bladesmithing Exhibit. IMPart stands for Injured Military Personnel + art. It’s a program we’re very proud of at The Art League — it even earned a shout-out from Michelle Obama — so we’re thrilled to be putting on this exhibit! Stoneware vessels by Duke Davis, Tommy Elliott, and Rich McAfee from the 2016 IMPart exhibit The artists of IMPart The program started in 2011, when Suzanne Bethel, then The ... Read More
    Published on Friday, November 10, 2017By The Art League
  • Winter Classes Are Coming: Registration Now Open
    It’s starting to feel like that time of year! The months where nothing feels nicer than a sip of cocoa from a mug you made yourself. Or wrapping up in a scarf you weaved. Or sending a card you drew/painted/printed — yourself. Getting the idea? Winter is the perfect time to get creative And with classes starting up in January, it’s also the perfect time to get a head start on those resolutions. So here are some links to help you out: Browse The Art League’s class catalog → Try ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, November 9, 2017By The Art League
  • Artist Opportunities #396
    Back Study by Art League instructor Thanasi Papapostolou. 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. Artwork donations: What feminism looks like Deadline: November 30. Curated by ArtWatch members Erin Devine and Shante Bullock, What feminism looks like takes intersectional feminism as its theme, and seeks works that express the empowerment of women to effect social change. Artists must commit to fully donating the ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, November 7, 2017By The Art League
  • Last Chance! These Exhibits Close Sunday
    “Tabletop” “Splendid Fortitude” October Open Exhibit Have you been yet to see our exhibits “Splendid Fortitude,” “Tabletop,” and the October Open Exhibit? You can read more about all these exhibits here: Experience “Splendid Fortitude” Award Winners from our “Tabletop” Sarah Dax Solano: Blurring the Boundaries of Painting Amy Sabrin, In the Moment But don’t just read, go! It all closes after Sunday, November 5 to make room for our new exhibits opening later that week: Doubt — juried by Jason Gubbiotti IMPart Ceramics & Bladesmithing — by participants in the ... Read More
    Published on Friday, November 3, 2017By The Art League
  • 10 Artists Accepted for Solo Shows in 2019
    Ready for a little peek into the future? Each fall, The Art League brings in a panel of jurors to select artists for solo shows. The jurying takes place two years ahead of time, so artists can get back to the studio and build their exhibit, based on their proposal and jury feedback. This year’s jurors were Isabel Manalo, Anjuli Lebowitz, and Martin Kotler. Forty-five different artists submitted proposals this time around — no easy feat in itself! The jurors selected 10 artists for shows, which will be scheduled for 2019. ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, November 2, 2017By The Art League
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