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  • Crayon News, Insta-Censors, the Lavatory Studio, & More Artful Links
    We’ve got a lot of goodies in this edition of Artful Links, including things to look at, things to read, and things to inspire: Things to look at Art is all around you … I just found a moth that looks just like @SFMOMA's artwork, "Bridge" by Joseph Stella. Life is Art!! ‍🦋 https://t.co/XLbyDnhhF6 pic.twitter.com/APOrGW7mQd — Ian Padgham (@origiful) April 19, 2017 … and soon, it really will be all around you. Proud to have created to worlds first #AugmentedReality art for @Facebook Camera. Now everything I've ever… ... Read More
    Published on Friday, May 26, 2017By The Art League
  • Wen LePore’s Unplanned, Unpredictable Paintings
    The Moment, watercolor, by Wen LePore. Where does the title The Moment come from? Was it the moment the model was captured? The moment artist Wen LePore put pen to paper? Or was it the moment she nearly started over, but decided to keep the painting instead? Whenever the Moment was, it was recognized this month by juror Dana Shearin, who selected it for the Amelia T. Clemente Family Award for Best in Show in the May Open Exhibit. We asked the artist to tell us more about this painting: What was your goal when… ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, May 25, 2017By The Art League
  • Delna Dastur Awarded VCCA Fellowship This Summer
    We have exciting news to share from one of our Art League instructors! Delna Dastur writes: “I have been accepted as a Fellow of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, (VCCA), an honor that both excites and humbles me. I shall be doing my residency on their beautiful campus for two weeks this summer, where I shall be given a studio to work in undisturbed!” In her class, Abstract Art: New and Creative Approaches, Delna introduces a new artist each week for students to learn about different processes and techniques.… ... Read More
    Published on Wednesday, May 24, 2017By The Art League
  • Artist Opportunities #372
    Coastal Route 1 by Art League instructor Susan Abbott 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. Duke Street tunnel Deadline: June 4. The City of Alexandria, Virginia invites artists and artist teams living and working in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia to submit their qualifications for a temporary public art project for the Duke Street Pedestrian Concourse. An average of 3,000… ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, May 23, 2017By The Art League
  • Feeling the Creative Heat?
    The Fruits of Summer by workshop instructor Diane Tesler. There’s exactly one month until summer classes start, but this week’s 90-degree temperatures have us feeling the summer heat already. Heat, it turns out, is also an important part of an artist’s toolkit. Here are a few of our classroom demos where temperature plays a role: Raku firing In this video, Art League ceramics chair Blair Meerfeld fires ceramic work using the raku process. After the raku ware is heated in a kiln until red-hot, the pieces are placed in metal cans filled with combustible material,… ... Read More
    Published on Friday, May 19, 2017By The Art League
  • May Open Exhibit: A Letter From the Juror
    Foreground: Serenity by Paula Stern The following is a letter by Dana Shearin, juror for the May Open Exhibit. Dear artists and viewers, I wanted to write and describe my process in selecting work for this May’s open call Art League show. In making selections, I tried to represent as faithfully as possible the diversity and variety of submissions. I chose pieces that brought me joy, charmed me with their eccentricity, or impressed me with their skill; I looked for pieces that made me uncomfortable and pieces that surprised me… ... Read More
    Published on Wednesday, May 17, 2017By Guest Blogger
  • Artist Opportunities #371
      This week’s image is a painting by Art League instructor Susan Herron. 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. MPAartfest Deadline: June 2. McLean Project for the Arts (McLean, VA) invites all Mid-Atlantic artists to submit up to ten high resolution images for MPAartfest2017. MPAartfest is a one-day juried fine art and craft show and sale featuring the work of more than… ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, May 16, 2017By The Art League
  • Gods, Heroes & Fools Transplanted in Time
    “Gods, Heroes & Fools” installation view Gods, Heroes & Fools Drawings & Sculptures by Lesa Cook May 10–June 4, 2017 Venus by Lesa Cook Bacchus stranded in a dry county. Oedipus working on Wall Street. Achilles wielding a rifle. These are the mythological figures you’ll meet in this month’s solo exhibit, Lesa Cook’s “Gods, Heroes and Fools.” Wall Street Oedipus by Lesa Cook Cook’s exhibit of drawings and sculptures reimagine these characters as 21st-century personalities, asking what these stories have to tell us in the present day. Each piece is… ... Read More
    Published on Friday, May 12, 2017By The Art League
  • Artist Opportunities #370
    By Art League instructor Nancy McIntyre. 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 Impact USA Deadline: June 16. Climax: The Best of the Best at Pepco Edison Place Gallery (Washington, DC) highlights what the artist feels is his or her best work, most inspiring message, and/or most sublime visual imagery. Only 2D wall art will be juried; no nudity. This is Art Impact… ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, May 9, 2017By The Art League
  • How and Why to Sign Your Artwork
    Signing artwork is an important part of the creative process that’s sometimes overlooked. Here are three signatures we’d all like to find in our attic! (via) What’s the first thing you do after you’ve finished a piece of artwork? Frame it? Take a photo? Put it on your website? Not so fast. Before you do anything else, you need to sign it. Common mistakes in signing artwork The most common mistake artists make with signatures is not signing artwork in the first place. Maybe you forgot, maybe you aren’t sure how, or maybe… ... Read More
    Published on Monday, May 8, 2017By The Art League
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