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  • Save These Dates!
    BG Muhn with his recent work, Awaiting Dawn. Acrylic on linen, 60 x 111 inches, 2014. Summer’s not over yet, but there’s no reason not to look ahead to Fall with all the great events we have lined up! August 7 Fall registration: That’s right, the brand-new school year is on the horizon, and you’ll be able to register for Fall 2017 classes starting August 7 at 9:30 am. Because it’s the start of a new year, you’ll also be able to register for workshops through next summer. Where’s the ... Read More
    Published on Friday, July 21, 2017By The Art League
  • 12 Art Books We Want to Read This Summer
    For more ideas, see our previous summer reading lists: 2016: 22 Art Books For Summer Reading 2015: Our Summer Art Reading List What do you pack when you head for the beach? Your camera, sketchbook, maybe a pochade box? Whatever you do, don’t forget some art books for those rainy days. For a massive collection of catalogs and other art books, don’t miss the Guggenheim Museum’s online archive.Here’s some of what we’re looking forward to reading this summer. They include books about … … creativity First up, Your Inner ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, July 20, 2017By The Art League
  • Artist Opportunities #380
    Painting by Art League instructor Matt Pinney. 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: Maryland Deadline: August 15. The Chesapeake Gallery at Harford Community College (Bel Air, MD) is excited to invite artists, artist groups and curators working in any medium or format to apply for our 2018-2020 exhibition seasons. Princeton fellowship Deadline: September 19. The Hodder Fellowship will be given to ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, July 18, 2017By The Art League
  • 21st Century Basketry With Tamryn McDermott
    Student work from Tamryn McDermott’s workshop, showing both twining and random weave When you hear the word “basket,” perhaps you see a functional, brown woven vessel — on your dinner table, maybe holding warm rolls. But basketry is an art form that spans cultures, generations, and functions. Woven from straw, fiber, or metal, into pocket-sized or life-sized vessels or sculptures, these are the possibilities of contemporary basketry, a topic The Art League is exploring in two workshops this summer with instructor Tamryn McDermott: 21st Century Basketry: Twining and Random Weave ... Read More
    Published on Friday, July 14, 2017By The Art League
  • Sally Davies, Playing With Water and Dots
    Playing With Water, watercolor, by Sally Davies. Winner of The Art League Award for Best in Show in our July Open Exhibit. The title of this painting raises a question: does “playing with water” refer only to the children in the picture? Or could it also be that the artist is enjoying experimenting with watercolor again, after preparing for an exhibit of acrylic paintings on canvas? Sally Davies was the winner of this month’s best in show award for Playing With Water. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because she’s ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, July 13, 2017By The Art League
  • Artist Opportunities #379
    Etching by Art League printmaking 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. Photography at Del Ray Deadline: August 26. For Captured Beauty, Del Ray Artisans and Union 206 Studio are seeking fine art photography that showcases artists’ visions of beauty. Poster contest Deadline: September 8. Picturing Freedom is a nationwide poster contest to focus attention on the global and ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, July 11, 2017By The Art League
  • Free, Fun Art Events This Weekend in DC
    The summer’s just begun, and there are lots of great arts and cultural events to find around DC! See some below, and let us know if we missed anything good! (By the way — this is also the first weekend to catch our July exhibits here in the gallery!) Helen Frankenthaler (photograph by Gordon Parks, 1956) Friday through Monday: Helen Frankenthaler for kids Where: The National Gallery of Art. For ages 4–7, the free program Investigate: Helen Frankenthaler explores the painter’s inspiration and process, then invites the kids to make ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, July 6, 2017By The Art League
  • Painter Sally Davies Takes a Global View
    Global Views: Light and Shadow paintings by Sally Davies July 6–August 6, 2017Opening reception: Thursday, July 13, 6:30–8:00 pmArtist demo: Saturday, July 22, 2:00 pm How would you describe the perspective in these paintings? “Bird’s-eye” is a phrase that comes to mind. The high point of view, along with the long shadows and warm light, creates a sense of drama. But there’s something more to the perspective in this series by Sally Davies. Whether shopping, museum-going, or just crossing the street, the figures in these paintings come from ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, July 6, 2017By The Art League
  • A New Art Podcast by Abbi Jacobson, WNYC, and MoMA
      Abbi Jacobson — comedian, actor, and illustrator — is the host of a new podcast by WNYC and the Museum of Modern Art. A Piece of Work is centered around questions about contemporary and modern art. It will last for only 10 episodes, each exploring a different theme that emerges from MoMA’s collection. The first episode, to be released on Monday, is titled Everyday Objects, followed up July 12 by Abstraction. Each episode explores a handful of artworks by way of Jacobson’s own questions and her conversations with ... Read More
    Published on Wednesday, July 5, 2017By The Art League
  • Artist Opportunities #378
    By Art League ceramics instructor Lori Katz. This post was delayed due to the July 4 holiday — apologies! 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. Free seminar Event: July 10. Join Leila Fitzpatrick and Nadine Gabai-Botero at the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities for an in-depth workshop to crafting an effective case for funding. Leica photography Deadline: July 13. ... Read More
    Published on Wednesday, July 5, 2017By The Art League
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