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  • No Paint Required: A Different Kind of Painting Workshop
    Best Practices in Painting workshop with George O’Hanlon and Tatiana Zaytseva Want to make paintings that last through the ages? June 12 to 14, a new workshop is coming to The Art League. Taught by the experts at Natural Pigments, Best Practices in Painting isn’t your typical painting workshop. This one is about changing how you paint from the ground up, with an emphasis on knowing your tools and materials: Who is this workshop for? What kind of experience is necessary? George O’Hanlon, instructor: This workshop is intended for all levels… ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, April 27, 2017By The Art League
  • Artist Opportunities #368
    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. NC craft market Deadline: May 12. 2017 marks the 48th year of the Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild’s annual craft market. Emerging and career craft artists are encouraged to apply. VA art festival Deadline: May 15. The 13th annual Port Warwick Art & Sculpture Festival returns to Newport… ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, April 25, 2017By The Art League
  • Art Auction and Wine Tasting, Coming June 9
    Branches by Bryan Jernigan is one of the artworks available in the auction. (Acrylic on canvas, 30″ x 40″) The Art League is delighted to announce Art on the Vine, our first ever Art Auction & Wine Tasting Party! Part global wine tour, part fine art tour This special celebration of visual and vineyard artistry is a unique, must-attend arts fundraiser! Art on the Vine features a 10-day online auction of artwork by our esteemed faculty of artists, culminating in a final round of bidding for ticketholders at our global… ... Read More
    Published on Monday, April 24, 2017By The Art League
  • Five Creative Ways to Kill Time While You Wait in Line for Kusama
    “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors” installation view If you’re going to the “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors” exhibit as it travels North America, there’s one thing you should be prepared for: lines. At the Hirshhorn Museum, same-day tickets necessitate two to three hours in line. And even if you score some advance tickets online, you’ll still have to queue inside the exhibit to get into the titular infinity mirror rooms. So on a recent trip to the exhibit, phone battery quickly draining, it’s no wonder we found ourselves wishing for some creative ways to kill… ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, April 20, 2017By The Art League
  • Artful Links Around DC
    From The Ballad of Holland Island House by Lynn Tomlinson. (Cover image: Detail from Moon Over DC, watercolor by Alex Tolstoy. In this edition of Artful Links, we’re sticking close to home to share some DC-area goodies. Enjoy! Video In The Ballad of Holland Island House, a short animation by Lynn Tomlinson, you can hear the story of a house in the Chesapeake Bay that sank beneath the water in 2010. Tomlinson created the moody, stormy short by painting on glass with oil-based clay, a process you can see at… ... Read More
    Published on Wednesday, April 19, 2017By The Art League
  • Artist Opportunities #367
    Lotus With Fabric by Art League instructor Bobbi Pratte. 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. Design a mini-golf hole Deadline: April 21. The Philadelphia Museum of Art invites artists to submit a sketch that shows a work of art from their collection transformed into a mini-golf hole. The finished nine-hole course created by nine artists will be playable at the Final Fridays program… ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, April 18, 2017By The Art League
  • Empowering Portraits From the Space of Her Own Mentorship Program
    What do you love about yourself? The girls in the Space of Her Own mentorship program recently answered that question with art. The result: a series of photographs and life-size self portraits, on view now at The Art League. As part of their life skills and visual arts lessons, the Space of Her Own (SOHO) girls learned film photography and darkroom practice. They also created life-size self-portraits with markers and pastels, identifying their favorite personal traits. Photography instructor Alison Duvall taught the photography lessons. You can catch the… ... Read More
    Published on Monday, April 17, 2017By The Art League
  • Photographer Bob Friedman’s “Simplicity”
    Simplicity, photograph, by Bob Friedman. Winner of The Art League Award for Best in Show. With its abstracted, calligraphic marks and organic forms, the best-in-show artwork above might have been made with a sumi-e brush. But close inspection will reveal it’s a photograph, and one marking a new direction for the photographer. Simplicity, by Bob Friedman, was awarded The Art League Award for Best in Show in this month’s Open Exhibit. The juror, April Wood, described the photo as stark: “That simplicity created a bold composition that had underlying depth,” she wrote… ... Read More
    Published on Friday, April 14, 2017By The Art League
  • Introducing Look See, Your Gallery Exploration Guide
    There’s nothing wrong or right about how you experience an art gallery, but some visitors enjoy having a companion. That’s why we created Look See, your Art League gallery exploration guide! This short guide for all ages starts with some quick facts about art and galleries, and prompts to get you thinking. Look See puts you in the different roles that make a gallery such an interesting place: artist, juror, collector, subject, and of course viewer. Have a Look See There’s really only one rule here: don’t touch the… ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, April 11, 2017By The Art League
  • Artist Opportunities #366
    This week’s banner image is Aeolus by ceramics instructor Carlos Beltràn Baldiviezo. 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. First Sunday: Annapolis Deadline: First come, first served. Applications are now open for vendors for the 2017 season of the First Sunday Arts Festivals in Annapolis, MD. Baltimore craft show Deadline: May 15. The 2nd annual Baltimore Fine Craft Show is a juried… ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, April 11, 2017By The Art League
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