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  • Hirshhorn is Hiring Mentors for ARTLAB+
    Are you an artist with experience working with teens? The Hirshhorn Museum writes: If you or someone you know fits the following descriptions please be in touch. We are looking for individuals with strong skills in the following areas: Art Be proficient with at least two of the following art mediums: video production and editing, graphic illustration, 3D modeling and printing, animation, digital photography, beat-making, spoken word and/or rap, DJ’ing, audio engineering, computer programming, or video game design. Knowledge of contemporary artistry and practices and able to connect real-world… ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, June 22, 2017By The Art League
  • For National Selfie Day, Our Favorite Self-Portraits
    Rotating self-portrait by the artist Nadar, 1865 “I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.” — Frida Kahlo Why do people make self-portraits? Frida Kahlo, a famous self-portraitist, gives one reason. Here are some others: Convenience: A self-portrait uses the subject that’s always at hand: the artist. (Of course, they became more practical when affordable mirrors hit the market.) Money: When hiring a model isn’t an option. Fun: Don’t tell us these artists didn’t get a kick out of hiding themselves… ... Read More
    Published on Wednesday, June 21, 2017By The Art League
  • Del Ray Art Project Invites Passersby to “Soar”
    We heard about a cool art project happening in our city, and wanted to share it with you: “This is humanity here,” Nancy Belmont says, gesturing toward thousands of stones piled next to the sidewalk here in Del Ray. The stones below are painted with words and phrases like “guilt,” “self-doubt,” “perfection,” and “anxiety.” As part of her latest community art installation under the #WeLiveBig project, Belmont has been inviting people to write their burdens on these stones. After feeling the weight of the stone, they symbolically leave it… ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, June 20, 2017By The Art League
  • Artist Opportunities #376
    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. Bicycle art Deadline: June 27. Reston Bicycle Club (RBC) and Arts Herndon invite all 2D artists to enter the Reston Century T-Shirt Art Competition. All 2-dimensional media are acceptable including painting, drawing and photography with the theme “Ride Safe/Ride Fun.” $800 in prizes. Hyattsville Arts Festival Deadline: July… ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, June 20, 2017By The Art League
  • 20 of Our (Other) Favorite Art Blogs
    Blue Girl Reading (an iPad) by August Macke and George Miller, 1912/2017. Original painting here. What art blogs do you go to for news, tips, and resources? This one, of course. (You can subscribe to our weekly email here.) But, as the Cubists taught us, there’s always room for more than one perspective. Here are 20 of our other favorite art blogs, split into five categories: The art world The arts in DC Creativity and inspiration Running your art business Art lessons & tutorials Happy reading! Blogs about the art world… ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, June 15, 2017By The Art League
  • Juror Talk June 24: David Carter on Perspective
    Albrecht Dürer. Cover image: detail from a painting by David Carter. If David Carter’s juror statement got you thinking about perspective and its artistic possibilities, you won’t want to miss his talk on Saturday, June 24: Considerations of Perspective in Visual Art Juror Talk with David Carter June 24, 2017, 2:00–3:00 pm “[Linear perspective] was a creative breakthrough that revolutionized western art, and its pervasive influence is still with us today. But is it correct? Is it merely a technical tool, or does it also reveal purely aesthetic principles? From… ... Read More
    Published on Wednesday, June 14, 2017By The Art League
  • See a Screening of “The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography”
    The Washington Jewish Film Festival is hosting a screening of Errol Morris’s The B-Side on June 27: The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography Tuesday, June 27, 7:30 pm | Edlavitch DCJCC Portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman found her medium in 1980: the larger-than-life Polaroid Land 20×24 camera. For the next thirty-five years she captured the “surfaces” of those who visited her Cambridge, Massachusetts studio: families, Beat poets, rock stars, and Harvard notables. As pictures begin to fade and her retirement looms, Dorfman gives Errol Morris an inside tour of her… ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, June 13, 2017By The Art League
  • Artist Opportunities #375
    This painting is by Art League instructor Patrick Kirwin. On Tuesdays, we gather a variety of artist opportunities around the DC area and beyond. Find one below and enter today — good luck! Holiday Market 2017 Deadline: July 6. The 2017 Downtown Holiday Market will be held in the vibrant Penn Quarter neighborhood in Downtown DC with the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture as its backdrop. There is room for 58 exhibitors each day, with exhibitors rotating through. Virginia photographers Deadline: August 1. Compelling Images from Virginia… ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, June 13, 2017By The Art League
  • “Perspective” in Space and Time
    Inside/Outside: Self-Portrait as Subject & Object, oil on canvas, by David Carter About the author: David Carter began teaching for The Art League School in 1991. That same year he began teaching as an adjunct professor of art at Montgomery College (MC) in Germantown, MD. In 2001 he became a full time professor at MC, where he also served as department chair from 2008-2014. At MC, Carter typically teaches courses in drawing, design, color theory, painting, and art history, and also continues to teach a variety of courses for The… ... Read More
    Published on Friday, June 9, 2017By Guest Blogger
  • Sage Chandler Brings Fowl Visitors to the Gallery
    Installation in progress * Sage Chandler's "The FOWL MOOD Show" opens tomorrow! * #art #artists #theartleague #poultry #painting #oilpainting #dmvarts #dcarts #extraordinaryALX #alexandriava #fowl #chickens #farmlife #gallerylife #galleryopening #acreativedc #walkwithlocals #bythings A post shared by The Art League (@theartleague) on Jun 7, 2017 at 12:13pm PDT The FOWL MOOD Show by Sage Chandler June 8–July 2, 2017 Meet the Artist​ ​& Models (human and feathered)​: ​Thursday, June 8, 6:30-8:00 pm Feathers are flying at The Art League this month.… ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, June 8, 2017By The Art League
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