The Art League

  • Tuesday Workshop: Make a Hat for Inaugural Week Action
    Make a Statement Hat or Fascinatorfor Inaugural Week Action with Renate Maile-Moskowitz January 17, 7:00–10:00 pm $40 In this fast & fun evening workshop, participants will design, construct, and leave with a completed hat or fascinator that they can wear proudly when they descend on Washington. Create a visual statement with your own millinery! Each participant will receive a supply kit containing fiber, felt, and the materials needed to create one hat in ​p​ink, purple, and a variety of other colors. No experience required!  … ... Read More
    Published on Friday, January 13, 2017By The Art League
  • Artwork and Stories From Long-Time Art Leaguers
    Tending the Giraffe II by Carol Levin, foreground, in the Member 25 exhibit. 25 years. 45 artists. “Member 25” is on view right now in our gallery, celebrating some of the artists who have been exhibiting here for 25 years or more. As part of the exhibit, we asked the artists to recall stories from their time here, which we’ve posted on the walls. Here are five of them: Caroline Heald Caroline Heald, Seated Figure “I was in early labor with my second child — still at home making dinner… ... Read More
    Published on Friday, January 13, 2017By The Art League
  • Patrons’ Show 2017: Tickets, Photos, & Details
    Patrons’ Show Tickets go on sale January 14! It’s that time of year again! Tickets ($225 each) for the 2017 Patrons’ Show Fundraiser go on sale this Saturday, January 14 at 10:00 am – online only! On Saturday, please be sure to go to art-league-patrons-show.eventbrite.com to buy your tickets! See below for details about this event. Important Dates Tickets go on sale: Saturday, January 14 at 10:00 am Artwork on view: February 7–19 Drawing: Sunday, February 19 at 4:00 pm How Does it Work? This annual event features 600+ works of original fine art donated… ... Read More
    Published on Friday, January 13, 2017By The Art League
  • Artist Opportunities #353
    Photo collage by Art League instructor Rosemary Luckett. 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 on Paper Deadline: January 17. MFA (Maryland Federation of Art) invites all artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico to enter its 40th annual Art on Paper competition. Any original 2-D or 3-D work created on or of paper without the artist’s… ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, January 10, 2017By The Art League
  • “Habits” and “Member 25” Are Our First Exhibits of 2017
    The Art League Best in Show Award: “Studio Still Life (after Diebenkorn),” by Paul Zapatka Habits | Member 25 Through February 5, 2017 We’re celebrating the start of 2017 with two new exhibits. “Habits,” juried by Rebecca Chaperon, puts patterns and routines under the microscope. It’s the perfect exhibit to reflect on during the season of making new resolutions. (The opening reception for “Habits” is Thursday, January 12 at 6:30 pm — we hope to see you there!) Also in the gallery: “Member 25,” an invitational exhibit for members of The… ... Read More
    Published on Friday, January 6, 2017By The Art League
  • Jane Thomas’s “Raining Window”
    Raining Window, watercolor on synthetic paper, by Jane Thomas. Winner of the Carolyn Zakaski Memorial Watercolor Award. There’s no more quintessential wet-weather experience than staring out a rain-streaked window, and that familiar scene is the subject of December’s award-winning watercolor by Jane Thomas. We’ve interviewed Thomas before, when she told us about a self-portrait and her creative process. Five years later, we took the opportunity to check back in: What was your goal with Raining Window? Jane Thomas: My goal with Raining Window was to depict raindrops on a window realistically… ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, January 5, 2017By The Art League
  • Artist Opportunities #352
    Monoprint by Art League instructor Pamela Day. 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. Contemporary prints Deadline: January 8. BlackRock Center for the Arts (Germantown, MD) is now accepting entries for the juried exhibition “INK IT: Contemporary Print Practices” (exhibit will be on view February 11 – March 11, 2017). Juror: Helen Frederick. Photography contest Deadline: January 11. The Exposed DC 2017 Contest… ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, January 3, 2017By The Art League
  • Winter Art Classes Start Next Week
    Make your new year a creative one! 250 art classes and workshops await you this Winter at The Art League, and it all starts next week, January 9 to 16. What will you create in 2017? We’re proud to have been voted the Best Place to Take Classes in the 2016 Best of DC poll. You can search through the class catalog online: If you’re not sure which class is for you — ask us! Our school staff knows all about our instructors and classes and can find the right one… ... Read More
    Published on Monday, January 2, 2017By The Art League
  • 2016 By The Numbers
    Original painting by Art League instructor Deborah Ellis What a year for The Art League! We had a packed 2016, full of artist talks, parties, exhibits, and of course classes and workshops. A look back     In January, we found out what was beneath our old Duke Street classrooms, and later that month, the gallery exhibited photographic Hairtraits by Space of Her Own In February, the Art Thief app debuted at its first-ever Patrons’ Show Fundraiser, and we had another awesome Student Show March saw the return… ... Read More
    Published on Friday, December 30, 2016By The Art League
  • What Sculptor Ann Ruppert Sees in Wood & Stone
    Reverie, walnut, by Ann Ruppert. Winner of the Bertha G. Harrison Memorial Fund Award for Classical Sculpture. If Ann Ruppert’s wood sculptures seem to have been grown, not carved — well, that all comes down to how each sculpture emerges from the material. Ruppert, who sculpts wood, stone, and other media, was the winner of this month’s Bertha G. Harrison Memorial Fund Award for Classical Sculpture. We asked her about working with her favorite media, her figural work, and more: How did Reverie come to be? Ann Ruppert: Reverie was a… ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, December 29, 2016By The Art League
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