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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
But there are also the ravens!
I just published the blog post about Ellen’s new show at the Rockville gallery Artists and Makers Studio 2, but I left out a piece in the show that is one of my favorites! So sorry! This piece is titled An Unkindness of Ravens. It turns out that “unkindness” is the term for a group of ravens, just as “herd” is a group of cows and “school” is a group of fish. Some animal groups have more than one option. Zebras, for instance, can be a herd (the most common term), ... Read More
Published on Sunday, October 1, 2017By wisemarian
Ellen Cornett has new show at Rockville gallery
Story Fragments is the title of Ellen’s show at Artists and Makers Studios 2, opening this Friday, October 6. Working in carbon pencil, Ellen has created what she calls “surreal tableaux” that refer to fairy tales, poems, and rhymes. For example, this drawing, titled Race Day, takes us right to the starting line in the Tortoise and the Hare fable. At least  I think these critters are at the starting line. What are those birds doing with the tortoise? Are they hectoring the rabbit? Where does Ellen come up with this ... Read More
Published on Sunday, October 1, 2017By wisemarian
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
Robot Studio Workshop for ages 10 – 14
Joe’s welcomes Robot Studio Workshop for ages 10 – 14 starting October 21st! Robot Studio Workshop Robot Studio Workshops get kids coding in minutes, even kids who are terrified of math and kids who have no experience coding. The secret? Sphero a playful robot that introduces kids to the world of robotics and computer science in a unique and engaging way. Sphero also lets kids discover and experience fundamental STEM principles and theories in practice. In Robot/Studio Workshop I, students explore Newton’s Laws of Motion through a series of challenging activities. ... Read More
Published on Friday, September 22, 2017By neenajoe
A Peachy Day at Iona Senior Center for Wednesday Studio Pastelists and Guests
Wednesday Studio watercolorist Tara Hamilton contributed to this post. Peaches were plentiful at the Lunch and Learn Workshop led by seven Wednesday Studio pastelists at Iona Senior Center, host of the group’s current art exhibit.  But not in the way you’d think.  They appeared only after the pastelists and Iona’s guests had finished enjoying a box lunch together. Before the Lunch and Learn event, each pastelist did a drawing from this photo. The artists showed their work to the guests before they ... Read More
Published on Friday, September 22, 2017By eileenings
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