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  • Jewelry Instructor Challenges Students With Unusual Materials
    Artwork in this post is by Mij Phillips, Barb Guenther, Ayse Sokmen, Maggie Gamboa and Irrum Merrill Here’s a conundrum: how do you assign homework for a metal jewelry class? When students don’t have the soldering irons, torches, and saws they need at home, you need to get creative. So Gretchen Raber issues design challenges for her students to keep them thinking all week long: tools and techniques in the classroom, design at home. These challenges use some decidedly different materials, like the refrigerator-tubing necklace you see at the top… ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, March 23, 2017By The Art League
  • A Potpourri of Artful Links
    “Every time I have had a problem, I have confronted it with the ax of art.” — Yayoi Kusama Happy Wednesday! If you don’t have the ax of art handy, perhaps these artful links will distract you from your problems: Calendar Happy birthday to Agnes Martin (1912–2004) and Yayoi Kusama (1929–), both born on March 22! Here are some other women artists you should know (since it’s Women’s History Month and all). Art-icle It’s something we see a lot of at The Art League: people who find their art… ... Read More
    Published on Wednesday, March 22, 2017By The Art League
  • Sharing the Infinite World of Yayoi Kusama
    That’s the exterior of the Hirshhorn Museum, all polka-dotted up for the current exhibit “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors,” as seen during my recent visit. Once inside, you’re not allowed to take any pictures of the artwork. Just kidding That’s a joke, of course. Taking photos is the entire point of the exhibit, like it or not. (Above: views of Infinity Mirrored Room—The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away [2013] and Dots Obsession—Love Transformed into Dots [2007] by Yayoi Kusama.) But before you can do that, you have to make it inside.… ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, March 21, 2017By The Art League
  • Artist Opportunities #363
    Painting by Art League instructor Joey Mánlapaz. 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. Artful Fashion Deadline: April 1. The Allegany Arts Council is pleased to announce a call for entry for its exhibition “Artful Fashion.” This show, presented through the month of May 2017 in the lovely Saville Gallery of Cumberland, Maryland, features artistically designed, functional, and handcrafted clothing, jewelry and accessories.… ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, March 21, 2017By The Art League
  • Joey Mánlapaz’s Urban Landscapes at Brentwood Arts Exchange
    911, oil on linen, by Joey Mánlapaz. Art League instructor Joey Mánlapaz is featured in the upcoming exhibit “Re-Locations” at Brentwood Arts Exchange, just outside DC in Brentwood, MD. Mánlapaz teaches Urban Landscapes and Watercolor From Start to Finish for The Art League. The former will be on view in this exhibit, March 27–May 27, 2017: Re-Locations focuses a spotlight on the power of artists to interpret and imbue our lived environment with meaning. Artists Morgan Craig, Joey Mánlapaz, and Trevor Young each address our relationship with the spaces around… ... Read More
    Published on Friday, March 17, 2017By The Art League
  • Taking a Second Look at Tess Olson’s Wild Landscapes
    Smells Like Licorice, oil on canvas, by Tess Olson. 2014. Winner of The Art League Best in Show Award. Take a look at this best-in-show painting, and what do you see? An abstracted landscape, bold brushstrokes, vivid colors. Spend some more time with it, and questions will start to emerge from underneath the beauty: What accounts for the bright orange and red? What does the title, Smells Like Licorice, mean? We asked the artist, Tess Olson, for the story behind this painting, and got answers to those questions and more. What’s… ... Read More
    Published on Wednesday, March 15, 2017By The Art League
  • Artist Opportunities #362
    Healing cloth by Art League instructor Julie Booth. 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. Animal art Deadline: March 18. The Schuler School of Fine Arts (Baltimore, MD) presents “From Fur to Feathers,” a juried animal art exhibition, April 1–8, 2017. Strictly Painting Deadline: April 14. McLean (VA) Project for the Arts invites all Mid-Atlantic artists to submit up to 4 jpegs of… ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, March 14, 2017By The Art League
  • Cities, Remixed by Heidi Nam
    Against the Force, mixed media, by Heidi Nam Like the cities they depict, these mixed media artworks are layered, built and rebuilt with deconstructed bits and pieces. Heidi Nam’s “Netted: Morphological State of Our Urban Space” is a meditation on the rapid pace of change in cities. It started with a trip to Korea, where Nam found her hometown changed: familiar but unfamiliar at the same time. Maps, nature, patterns, and grids all spilled over into her artwork. Nexus II, mixed media, by Heidi Nam The pieces you see in… ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, March 9, 2017By The Art League
  • Can You Name #5WomenArtists?
    Julia Jackson, albumen silver print, by Julia Margaret Cameron. 1867. (More info) It’s Women’s History Month, and today is International Women’s Day. To mark the occasion, the National Museum of Women in the Arts is once again asking a simple question: Can you name five women artists? The challenge calls attention to the uphill battle women face, both in art history books and in the art world. According to statistics compiled by the NMWA, 9 percent of artists in the 9th edition of Janson’s History of Western Art are women,… ... Read More
    Published on Wednesday, March 8, 2017By The Art League
  • Artist Opportunities #361
    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. Art @ the Park Deadline: April 8. Art @ the Park is a regional festival (Mid-Atlantic Region) located in Annapolis MD in the magnificent setting of Quiet Waters Park. It features original art work from exhibitors throughout the region and includes musical performances,… ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, March 7, 2017By The Art League
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