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Lynne Mallonee Schlimm has wonderful watercolors at Iona
The Wednesday Studio show at the Iona Senior Services galleries represents the first time that all of us have had our art on display together. This post features some of Lynne Mallonee Schlimm’s watercolors that are at Iona now. Lynne Mallonee Schlimm in the studio. Oysters by Lynne Mallonee Schlimm. Watercolor. Lynne Mallonee Schlimm: Chicken Nuggets. Watercolor. WWII Navigator by Lynne Mallonee Schimm. Watercolor.               ... Read More
Published on Tuesday, November 14, 2017By wisemarian
DC Exhibits We’re Thankful For & Other Artful Links
Michelangelo is at the Met — look out for a future blog post on this exhibit! November is awash in cool exhibits to see in DC, whether you need a family activity for Thanksgiving weekend — or you just want to do something inside and pretend winter isn’t coming. But before we get to the exhibits, there’s some … Important art-world news Today in “things that drive us a little batty,” Fiona Candlin conducted research into why visitors continue to touch artwork and other museum artifacts. We understand the urge, ... Read More
Published on Tuesday, November 14, 2017By The Art League
Artist Opportunities #397
This week’s banner image is a painting by Art League instructor Rick Weaver. 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. Public sculpture Friends of Leesburg Public Arts is renewing its sculpture on loan program: ArtsPARKs 2018 at Raflo Park in Leesburg VA. For more information, see the Artist Opportunities page and click on “button.” Video art Deadline: January 1, 2018. Videos not in ... Read More
Published on Tuesday, November 14, 2017By The Art League
Great Birds for November DAB-Day
Is it just me, or does drawing a bird bring out the best creativity in people? I am blown away (again) by the artistic birds submitted.. Don’t forget: You can have your own bird art published in this very blog. Just take a picture of your art and email it to [email protected] The next Draw-a-Bird Day is December 8, 2017. Here are this month’s birds: Ellen Cornett: Everybody Wears Hats. Carbon pencil. Eileen Leahy: Common Loon (Summer Plumage). iPhone drawing app. Linda Norton: Nuthatch. Colored pencil. Fran Tomlinson: Three Antarctic ... Read More
Published on Sunday, November 12, 2017By wisemarian
Martha Pope has pastels on display at Iona show
The Wednesday Studio show at the Iona Senior Services galleries represents the first time that all of us have had our art on display together. This post features some of Martha Pope’s pastels that are at Iona now. Martha Pope in the studio. Martha Pope: Shenandoah Valley. Pastel. Martha Pope: North of Florence. Pastel. Martha Pope: Vermont Maples. Pastel. Sycamore Sentinels by Martha Pope. Pastel.       ... Read More
Published on Saturday, November 11, 2017By wisemarian
Linda Norton has watercolors and illustrated books in Iona show
The Wednesday Studio show at Iona Senior Services is the first time that all of us have had our art on display together. Linda Norton has two illustrated books in the show along with a number of watercolor paintings. Linda’s books were covered in a previous post, so this blog post features some of Linda’s watercolors on display at Iona. Linda Norton in the studio. Linda Norton: Villa Strega, Siena. Watercolor. Linda Norton: Facing the Dawn. Watercolor. Linda Norton: Overgrown. Watercolor. Linda Norton: Stonington Mansard. Watercolor.     ... Read More
Published on Friday, November 10, 2017By wisemarian
What is IMPart?
This week a new exhibit opened at The Art League featuring a special group of artists: the IMPart Ceramics & Bladesmithing Exhibit. IMPart stands for Injured Military Personnel + art. It’s a program we’re very proud of at The Art League — it even earned a shout-out from Michelle Obama — so we’re thrilled to be putting on this exhibit! Stoneware vessels by Duke Davis, Tommy Elliott, and Rich McAfee from the 2016 IMPart exhibit The artists of IMPart The program started in 2011, when Suzanne Bethel, then The ... Read More
Published on Friday, November 10, 2017By The Art League
Winter Classes Are Coming: Registration Now Open
It’s starting to feel like that time of year! The months where nothing feels nicer than a sip of cocoa from a mug you made yourself. Or wrapping up in a scarf you weaved. Or sending a card you drew/painted/printed — yourself. Getting the idea? Winter is the perfect time to get creative And with classes starting up in January, it’s also the perfect time to get a head start on those resolutions. So here are some links to help you out: Browse The Art League’s class catalog → Try ... Read More
Published on Thursday, November 9, 2017By The Art League
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