The Art League

  • Experience “Splendid Fortitude”
    Splendid Fortitude M. Jane Johnson's mixed-media paintings are built piece-by-piece, layer-on-layer to create depth and energy. Join us tonight, Thursday, at 6:30 pm for Opening: Jane Johnson's "Splendid Fortitude"! Posted by The Art League on Thursday, October 12, 2017 Splendid Fortitude by M. Jane Johnson October 5–November 5, 2017 You’ve read about our splendid table on view this month. Soon, we’ll be featuring interviews with this month’s splendid award winners from our juried show. Today, we’d like to introduce you to the mixed-media paintings in “Splendid Fortitude” ... Read More
    Published on Friday, October 13, 2017By The Art League
  • Female Artists in the DMV, Stand & Be Counted
    (gif via) Cover photo: Carrie Yury, Courtesy Kim Schoenstadt and Hauser Wirth & Schimmel Are you a female-identifying artist in the DC, MD, and VA area? You’re invited to a special event on Wednesday, October 25, 2017! Here’s the invitation: Dear Fellow Artist, We’d like to invite you to participate in an event that we are organizing called Now Be Here #4, DC/MD/VA. The idea is simple: a gathering and photograph of female and female-identifying visual artists from the DMV area. The Now Be Here website hosts the photograph, and each artist ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, October 12, 2017By The Art League
  • Artist Opportunities #392
    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. Doubt @ The Art League Deadline: October 15. “Doubt,” juried by Jason Gubbiotti, is open to all exhibiting artist members of The Art League. Text objects Deadline: November 30. Container, a publisher of text objects and artist’s books, invites submissions during its fall Open Container reading period. Submit poetry, fiction ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, October 10, 2017By The Art League
  • Award Winners From Our “Tabletop”
    Tabletop,” The Art League’s functional art exhibit, returns this month! Artworks from across the country are gathered together around a (figurative) table celebrating art that performs a function: whether serving tea, holding an arrangement of flowers, or covering the tabletop. Juror Kate Lydon selected five award winners and one honorable mention for this exhibit. See the recognized artworks below, and the entire exhibit through November 5. Taking Flight, porcelain, by Shirley Gromen: Best in Show, Ceramic read: ceramics terms, explainedTemple of Fire I, fiber, by Barbara Warden: Equal Merit award ... Read More
    Published on Friday, October 6, 2017By The Art League
  • Richard Ormond on Sargent’s Watercolors
    Richard Ormond at Tuesday’s talk. This Tuesday, we had another packed house for the latest in our Visiting Artist Lecture Series! Richard Ormond was in town for his talk on John Singer Sargent. The subject: Sargent’s plein air excursions in the summers of 1900 to 1914, when he painted a series of unorthodox watercolors. The exhibit Sargent: The Watercolours at the Dulwich Picture Gallery in London, which Ormond co-curated, explored this period in the artist’s career. watch: Ormond’s 2015 Art League talkThanks to Mr. Ormond, and to all who came ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, October 5, 2017By The Art League
  • Artist Opportunities #391
    Photograph by Art League instructor Robin Reid. 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. Exhibit proposals: Richmond Deadline: October 8. artspace in Richmond, VA is currently accepting proposal submissions for exhibition in the 2nd half of 2018 and the first month of 2019. National call: Food art Deadline: October 21. Palate to Palette: Art and Appetite is an art exhibition exploring themes of food, cooking, and ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, October 3, 2017By The Art League
  • Octavia Frazier Feels the “Force”
    Feeling the Force, mixed media, by Octavia Frazier. Winner of The Art League Award for Best in Show. What does making a mark mean to you? When we talked to Elaine Qiu for this month’s other Q&A, she placed her painting in the tradition of Chinese calligraphy, with the same intention behind each brushstroke. Feeling the Force comes from the realm of Western abstraction — and the sponges and squeegees of mixed media artwork — but you can sense calligraphic expression in the bold, powerful black marks across the surface ... Read More
    Published on Friday, September 29, 2017By The Art League
  • Elaine Qiu: Painting as Calligraphy
    Sin of Innocence, oil and acrylic, by Elaine Qiu. Winner of the Chameli & Amiya Bose Saha Award for Best in Show for Acrylic or Oil. This is a painting that makes quite the impression, even on a small computer screen. If you’ve seen the statement it makes it in person, you’ll understand why it earned a place in the “Mark” exhibit. (See it through October 1!) Sin of Innocence won the Chameli & Amiya Bose Saha Award this month, with juror Charles Jean-Pierre saying it was “stylistically unique and ... Read More
    Published on Friday, September 29, 2017By The Art League
  • Bragging Rights: September 2017
    Catherine Hess’s monotype Sunny Cloud was juried into the Athenaeum invitational. Image courtesy the artist. This monthly column is to share news from Art League members about what they’re up to: exhibits, awards, residencies, and the like. We hope hearing from your peers is inspiring and motivating to you! To submit your own news for the next edition, contact us using this form by the 15th of the month. Let’s hear it for … Rosalie O’Donnell Rose writes: My etchings and monotypes will be featured in an exhibit at the National Institutes of Health ... Read More
    Published on Wednesday, September 27, 2017By The Art League
  • Artist Opportunities #390
    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. Small works Deadline: September 26. MFA (Maryland Federation of Art) invites all artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico to enter its 14th annual Small Wonders competition. Any original 2-D work 11″ by 11″ or smaller and 3-D work 11″ by 11″ by 11″ ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, September 26, 2017By The Art League
Editorial Team
Authored by: Editorial Team

Post provided by the East City Art Editorial Team.