• Meet The Artists of Shakespeare in the Parks AS YOU LIKE IT: Christian Gibb
    Christian Gibbs: Orlando 1.Whats youre background? I was born in the Caribbean raised in NYC and the DMV. I love bringing words to life through performance. My grandfather was my personal griot; his joy in storytelling inspires me. 2. Whats your favorite thing about performing in front of a live audience? One of my favorite things is the sharing of energy between the audience and actor. The connection to a live audience is very different than to a camera or no audience at all. 3. What has been the most ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, August 15, 2017
  • Artist Opportunities #384
    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. All painting Deadline: September 5. Strokes of Genius is Maryland Federation of Art’s 6th annual all-painting competition. Original 2-D work created through any painting media (inc. oil, pastel, acrylic, watercolor, encaustic, etc.) and following entry guidelines, will considered. Portraiture Deadline: September 6. Artists 18 years or older residing in ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, August 15, 2017By The Art League
  • Exploring Theater Arts Camp At Harmony Hall
    Have a child whod love to spend the summer exploring drama dance singing costumes and all the other magical elements that bring a play together? Our Exploring Theater Arts Camp being held at Harmony Hall still has a few slots still available. The class culminates in a final production staged for friends and family and is the perfect summer activity for drama-loving kids aged 8-14. The camp starts next week so act now! For details and to Register go https://smartlink.pgparks.com/smartlink/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp HERE ... Read More
    Published on Saturday, August 12, 2017
  • Call For Entries For Sole Purpose Exhibit
    Use a soon-to-be discarded shoe as a starting point or create one entirely from scratch. Artists are given the challenge to re-construct re-invent and re-design the shoe with Sole Purpose at Arts/Harmony Hall. ... Read More
    Published on Friday, August 11, 2017
  • The Making of a Public Artist: Celebrating AWN Alum Harper Matsuyama
    Along the streets of Prince George’s County, drivers and passers-by are greeted by beautifully decorated traffic signal boxes. As part of a public art project by The Hyattsville Community Development Corporation to enhance the visual landscape of the community, 11 metal traffic signal cabinets were transformed with designs representative of community, identity, and character. With the help of local arts and county professionals and the public’s vote, five designs were selected from four Maryland artists, including Hyattsville’s very own Harper Matsuyama. Harper Matsuyama's Traffic Box. Located at Adelphi Rd & Toledo ... Read More
    Published on Friday, August 11, 2017By Jazmine Johnson
  • How to Enter an Art Exhibit: Resources for First-Timers
    If you’re just starting out as an exhibiting artist, congratulations! You’ve taken an important step in your artistic growth, and we wish you the best of luck. At The Art League, we operate a membership gallery, which means artist members can enter juried shows and, hopefully, have artwork accepted into an exhibit. (That part’s up to the juror.) Since a new exhibit year just started, we wanted to put together an overview of how the juried exhibit process works. We’ve also compiled lots of links to other articles that ... Read More
    Published on Friday, August 11, 2017By The Art League
  • Exploring the New Class Catalog
    In case you missed our big news this past week: The new class catalog for 2017–2018 is out now! That means a whole new year (Fall 2017–Summer 2018) of classes and workshops, including new offerings and new instructors. We’re really excited about what we’re offering this year, and we think you will be too. You can see some of the highlights in the video above, and browse the print version of the catalog in PDF form. (The online catalog is up and running, too!) By Donna Reinsel, who teaches ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, August 10, 2017By The Art League
  • August Draw-a-Bird Day
    Here’s what’s come over the transom for this month’s DAB-Day. And don’t forget that 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] Anne Shields: Bottoms Up. Pastel pencils. From a Boston Globe photo of diving ducks. Vera Armstrong, age 6: Owl. Crayon. Marian Wiseman: Carolina Chickadee. Pencil. Lynne Mallonee Schlimm: Gus Bird. Colored pencil and ink. Linda Norton: Canada Goose in Canada. Fran Tomlinson: Mourning Dove Nesting on a Window Sill. Carbon pencil and ... Read More
    Published on Wednesday, August 9, 2017By wisemarian
  • Artist Opportunities #383
    This week’s banner image is by Art League instructor David Carter. 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. DMV artists Deadline: August 15. The Central Virginia Justice Initiative (Fredericksburg, VA) are sending out an Open Call to artists from Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia for an upcoming exhibit: “People Are Not Products.” CVJI is a non-profit organization whose mission is to ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, August 8, 2017By The Art League
  • Wednesday Studio gallery show nears opening
    Last week we delivered about 100 pieces of art to Iona Senior Services in northwest DC. We have been looking forward to and working on this event for nearly three years. Iona, a wonderful community center dedicated to senior programs, has a guest artist program that showcases about three artists a year to be the “artist in residence.” Well, guess what. The Wednesday Studio is the upcoming “artist in residence.” Here is the promotional postcard for the show: If you look at the postcard closely, you will notice that ... Read More
    Published on Monday, August 7, 2017By wisemarian
  • Student Songwriting Workshop With Grammy-Nominated Artist
    Aspiring Middle and High School songwriters are invited to join Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Eric Roberson and members of his multi-talented band for a fun-filled day of music making. Roberson is an outstanding storyteller and his music is relatable allowing him to form personal connections with each of his listeners. His music is unconfined to a singular genre and is influenced by elements of music styles varying from soul rhythm & blues house hip-hop jazz rock and more. His music is personal poetic positive and progressive. Bring your instrument (optional) and lunch. ... Read More
    Published on Saturday, August 5, 2017
  • Meet The Artists of Shakespeare in the Parks AS YOU LIKE IT: Willem Krumich
    Meet the Artists of Shakespeare In The Parks: As You Like It Willem Krumich: Jacques/Charles the Wrestler Whats your background? Ive been in love with theater as long as I can remember and that crystallized when I performed in American Shakespeare Centers youth camp. Since then Ive performed in areas all over Virginia DC and Baltimore. Whats your favorite thing about performing in front of a live audience? Theres something magical about a live audience both on and off the stage. Were not selling a product as you would find ... Read More
    Published on Friday, August 4, 2017
  • Fall Registration Starts Monday!
    The new Art League School catalog comes out soon! You’ll receive a link in your email (if you’re on our email list) tonight, and print copies are on their way. Here’s a sneak peek at the inside: August 7?! That’s Monday! That’s right, you can register for a brand-new year of workshops — and Fall term classes — starting Monday at 9:30 am. Find it all here, and look for the new catalog in your inbox soon! We’ve got lots of new classes and workshops that we’re excited ... Read More
    Published on Friday, August 4, 2017By The Art League
  • Preview This Year’s Exhibit Opportunities & Other Programming
    Artists, a new exhibit year at The Art League has just begun! That makes this a perfect time to join and take advantage of monthly exhibit opportunities in our gallery. You can get your work in front of esteemed professionals (who serve as our jurors) and over 60,000 annual visitors. An Art League juror deliberates. About exhibiting artist membership Anyone can join and become an exhibiting artist member of The Art League. Our membership year runs from July 1 to June 30. Exhibiting artist members are eligible to enter ... Read More
    Published on Friday, August 4, 2017By The Art League
  • Call For Artists For Sculptural Bus Shelters
    Deadline to Apply: September 29 2017 5:00pm The Hyattsville Community Development Corporation on behalf of Landex Development LLC is accepting artist proposals for the design and fabrication of two (2) sculpturally-devised bus shelters for placement at two (2) revitalization sites on Rhode Island Avenue in the Prince Georges County Gateway Arts & Entertainment District. The project is privately funded and intended to engage the imagination of Gateway Arts District stakeholders. The Bus Shelter placements will be provided outside of the newly constructed Studio 3807 and Artisan at 4100 as a ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, August 3, 2017
  • Meet The Artists of Shakespeare in the Parks AS YOU LIKE IT: Chelsea Mayo
    Chelsea Mayo: Rosalind 1. Whats your background. Im originally from Nashville TN and I moved to DC after graduating from Vanderbilt University. Locally Ive worked at Shakespeare Theatre Company Quotidian Theatre Company Chesapeake Shakespeare Company and Annapolis Shakespeare Company among others. Im an Affiliated Teaching Artist at STC and this is my first show with PG Shakes. 2. Whats your favorite thing about performing in front of a live audience? For Shakespeare - direct address. Its especially fun when playing a character like Rosalind who has the audience on her ... Read More
    Published on Wednesday, August 2, 2017
  • What Juneteenth Means To You
    At our annual Juneteenth celebration this past Saturday Arts On A Roll asked attendees to fill a massive canvas with their response to the question: What does Juneteenth mean to you? They responded with thoughtfulness and enthusiasm. Visit the post on our Facebook page and add your own answer to the question https://www.facebook.com/Artspgparks/photos/a.1453921334850024.1073741828.1433978450177646/1889988077910012/?type=3&theater in the comments. ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, August 1, 2017
  • Aerial Yoga Swings into Joe’s
    Shake up your yoga routine with Aerial Yoga with Kirsty Little, Mondays at 8 pm starting September 11th! Aerial Yoga is modern interpretation of yoga that utilizes safe and soft low-hanging fabric hammocks to address alignment, release tension, even tackle chronic pain! BONUS: you hang upside down and it’s super fun! This class is appropriate for anyone – even beginners with absolutely no yoga or aerial experience. Your size, age, and aerial abilities do not matter. No matter if you’re an experienced yogi or new to the practice – aerial ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, August 1, 2017By neenajoe
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