Torpedo Factory Art Center Announces the...

For the third consecutive year, the Torpedo Factory Art Center...

Maryland Fine Arts Education Advisory Pa...

Rhonda Dallas, Executive Director, Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council...

Smithsonian American Art Museum Surpasse...

The Smithsonian American Art Museum has surpassed its campaign goals...

Hirshhorn Elects Four New Trustees and A...

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden announced today the election...

Lily Siegel appointed Executive Director...

The Board of Directors for the Greater Reston Arts Center...

District Clay Starts IndieGogo Campaign ...

As part of its transition to become Washington DC first...

Smithsonian American Art Museum Opens Ne...

The Smithsonian American Art Museum’s collection of folk and self-taught...

Artists & Makers Studios Chosen to ...

Just before its second anniversary, Artists & Makers Studios founder...

Target Gallery Highlights the Work of th...

Now in its second year, the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s...

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities...

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) board...

Artist Beverly Ryan’s “Big Moves”
Answer Web by Beverly Ryan, winner of the Cora J. Rupp Memorial Award for Large Works (click to view larger image) Believe it or not, the painting above started with a photograph of a vine. The color, structure, and text were added layer by layer over a period of months before Answer Web was finished. read: “Painter Beverly Ryan on the Creative Process”Artist and Art League instructor Beverly Ryan has been featured on this blog for her paintings, encaustics, and installations, and we encourage you to read our previous interview for some insight… ... Read More
Published on Wednesday, November 30, 2016By The Art League
Meet Our Teaching Artists: Shannan Johnson
Meet Shannan Johnson one of our Arts on a Roll instructors. Shes been with the mobile arts program for two years and teaches step and hip-hop dance to students of all ages. 1) Whats your background education and training like? Shannah: I am a native of Houston TX. My training is untraditional. I learned all dance forms through public education. My schools from elementary through high school offered art and sports that enhanced my skills. I received my undergraduate degrees in English and Journalism and my MFA in Film Writing.… ... Read More
Published on Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Examining “The Artistic Frame”
Nine frames from “The Artistic Frame: An Inquiry into the Enhancement of Paintings,” curated by William Adair and juried by Clarice Smith. Crowned with Golden Acorns by Susan O’Neill, best-in-show in the exhibit. (click for a larger image) When it comes to frames, store-bought isn’t the only option. In fact, there’s a long tradition of artist-made frames, protecting and complementing the artwork inside. An exhibit on view now at The Art League highlights the little-celebrated techniques that have been decorating frames for centuries. “The Artistic Frame: An Inquiry into the… ... Read More
Published on Tuesday, November 29, 2016By The Art League
Artist Opportunities #347
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. Virginia artists Deadline: November 30. The Taubman Museum of Art (Roanoke, VA) is pleased to announce its first juried triennial Homeward Bound, a major exhibition presenting work in all media by artists living in Virginia. Spectacular Skies Deadline: January 4, 2017. For “Spectacular Skies” at Annmarie… ... Read More
Published on Tuesday, November 29, 2016By The Art League
World Dance Showcase Seeks Auditions Open
Performers of traditional culture-specific dance styles aged 16 years and older are invited to audition for the 14th Annual World Dance Showcase. Six dance groups will be selected to perform in concert on Saturday March 25 2017 at 8 pm and will receive an honorarium of $600. Employees of The M-NCPPC or their families are not eligible to receive honoraria. Application Deadline January 13 2017 at 5 pm. http://www.pgparks.com/About-Parks-and-Recreation/Forms_Library/World_Dance_Showcase.htm Submit An Application AUDITIONS (BY APPOINTMENT ONLY) Sunday January 15 2017 10 am-6 pm (Snow date: Sunday January 22 2017 10… ... Read More
Published on Monday, November 28, 2016
Photographer Gloria Spellman: What the House Was Saying
Dark Shadows by Gloria Spellman Sometimes you run into a scene like this one, a scene that — as photographer Gloria Spellman put it — “screamed to be photographed.” Dark Shadows is in the “mini” portion of “MiniMAX,” this month’s exhibit of large and small works, but its small size didn’t prevent it from catching the juror’s eye: Spellman won the Eleanor Boudreau Jordan Award for the best small work in the show. We asked the photographer to tell us this image’s story: What was your goal with Dark Shadows? Gloria Spellman: I… ... Read More
Published on Monday, November 28, 2016By The Art League
Harmony Hall Seeks Theatre Technicians
Harmony Hall Regional Arts Center is seeking qualified technicians to set up operate strike & store staging sound light equipment and repair for arts programs and facilities. Assist user groups with load in and strike instruct user group members in the proper and safe use of theatrical equipment. Assist as needed with other projects associated with the facility. Knowledge of some of the equipment materials practices and tools used in theatrical lighting sound rigging and scenic production common hazards and necessary safety precautions. Strength and dexterity necessary to perform all… ... Read More
Published on Sunday, November 27, 2016
Art League Gift Cards for Everyone On Your List
Someone you love loves art. And whether they want a new class to try, original artwork to take home, or supplies for their studio, there’s one gift to cover it all: an Art League gift card! Help your friends and family create something more: What can I buy with an Art League gift card? It works just like a MasterCard, so your gift card’s recipient can pay for anything we offer at The Art League: classes and workshops at the school artwork from the gallery supplies from the store… ... Read More
Published on Friday, November 25, 2016By The Art League
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