• January Jumpstarts: 10 Workshops to Start the New Year Right
    Rose Glow VII by Rachel Collins, who teaches the Jumpstart in Watercolor (below) Winter classes start soon, but did you know The Art League offers more than just nine-week classes? Workshops are a great way to dip your toe into something new. The 10 workshops below are Jumpstarts: one- or two-day workshops that serve as an introduction to a new medium for beginners. 10 Ways to Jumpstart Your Winter Jumpstart in Watercolor: Rachel Collins shows you the ropes. This is for absolute watercolor beginners or those who need a refresher; ... Read More
    Published on Friday, December 15, 2017By The Art League
  • Preview: Talk & Workshop With Visiting Artist Ephraim Rubenstein
    Ephraim Rubenstein is coming to The Art League in January! The artist, who you may remember from our 2014 Portrait & Figure Festival and more recent workshops, will be here for a double bill: a free talk and a drawing workshop. We talked to him to get a preview of the weekend’s events: January 5: Artist Talk RSVP for this free talk → Rubenstein’s Friday talk will be an introduction to his work as an artist and to the process of color spot painting. New River, Galax, Late Afternoon by ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, December 14, 2017By The Art League
  • Greenbelt Paint-Out Picnic
    Enjoy a FREE outdoor painting and drawing event for all ages this Sunday October 1 10AM-2PM. Check-in at the Greenbelt Community Center 15 Crescent Road. 10AM-1PM: Drawing and Painting Various locations. Bring your own art supplies. Many locations accessible on foot or by bike. 1PM-2PM: Picnic and art share on the Community Center lawn. Bring a lunch or visit the Farmers Market and Roosevelt Center Establishments. Learn more https://www.facebook.com/events/130403024262420/?acontext=%7B%22action_history%22%3A%22[%7B%5C%22surface%5C%22%3A%5C%22page%5C%22%2C%5C%22mechanism%5C%22%3A%5C%22page_upcoming_events_card%5C%22%2C%5C%22extra_data%5C%22%3A[]%7D]%22%2C%22has_source%22%3Atrue%7D&__mref=mb HERE ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, December 12, 2017
  • Win A Chance To Be A Guest Announcer!
    Have you seen our first combined Arts and Cultural Heritage Division brochure? Send us an email to let us know what you think and youll be entered to win a chance to announce a performance of your choice at one of our arts centers Arts/Harmony Hall Montpelier Art Center or the Publick Playhouse. Just tell us what you think about the new combined brochure and if you would like to continue to receive it. Email your name your county of residence your thoughts about the brochure and your favorite performance ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, December 12, 2017
  • December DAB-Day
    The Wednesday Studio had a visitor last week who had never painted before, but painted a wonderful bird for Draw-a-Bird Day. Check out Maggie’s watercolor bird below. I hope Maggie’s contribution inspires all of you who follow the Wednesday Studio blog to create a bird (any medium is OK) for DAB-Day! Take a photo of your bird and email it to [email protected] by January 8 for inclusion in the first DAB-Day of 2018. Here are the December DAB-Day birds. Maggie Schuh: English Robin, watercolor. Linda Norton: American Kestrel, watercolor. Tara ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, December 12, 2017By wisemarian
  • Artist Opportunities #401
    Painting by Art League instructor Tania Karpowitz. 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. Home Deadline: January 9, 2018. For “There’s No Place Like Home,” the Maryland Federation of Art invites all 2-D and 3-D artists to submit works that illustrate what they describe as “home.” Juror: Liza Key Strelka is Manager of Exhibitions at The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC. Works on paper ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, December 12, 2017By The Art League
  • Register Now For Montpelier Arts Center Fall Classes
    The fall classes at Montpelier Arts Center are currently open for registration. Everything from collage for adults photography for children or a ceramics class that brings adult and child together to create wonderful works of art. Search for each class by course number on our https://smartlink.pgparks.com/smartlink/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp SMARTLINK page. Native American Flute Making Workshop [Ages: 16+] Students will use a variety of hand tools to create their very own one-of-a-kind Native American flute. The instructor will be on hand to guide each artist on their unique journey to completion of this ... Read More
    Published on Monday, December 11, 2017
  • 2018 Seniors On Stage Auditions
    About the Seniors on Stage Show: The Seniors on Stage Show is designed to showcase some of Prince Georges Countys very talented seniors who sing or play a musical instrument while providing inspiration and joy to others. It is highly recommended your song selections be up tempo (i.e. show tunes pop tunes golden oldies from the 40s 50s 60s 70s and 80s etc.). The Seniors on Stage Show will be performed with a live band to accompany the performers. Mandatory practices will be held Monday afternoons beginning Jan. 22 up ... Read More
    Published on Monday, December 11, 2017
  • Director Sought For Junior Academy For The Performing Arts
    Experienced Youth Theatre Director needed to lead an 11 to 12 week musical theatre intensive program for kids ages 8 to 16. The Junior Academy of the Performing Arts (JAPA) introduces musical theater to students who have a talent and curiosity for the performing arts and strengthens the knowledge and skill level of students already interested in pursuing theatre as a profession. The JAPA Director will be the lead acting instructor performance director as well as assist with the overall management of the program. The ideal candidate has a desire ... Read More
    Published on Sunday, December 10, 2017
  • Greenbelt Art and Craft Fair Showcases Local Artists Non-Profits
    Saturday December 2 10 am - 5 pm and Sunday December 3 10 am - 4 pm. Greenbelt Community Center 15 Crescent Rd Greenbelt MD 20770 Ph. 301-397-2208 Sponsored by: Greenbelt Recreation Department Arts Program The Greenbelt Recreation Department Arts Programs 2017 Festival of Lights Juried Art and Craft Fair promises an impressive array of hand-made wares by local artisans plus a hands-on workshop prize drawing live music open studios and more. This event takes place at the Greenbelt Community Center located at 15 Crescent Road on Saturday and Sunday ... Read More
    Published on Saturday, December 9, 2017
  • Artist Exhibition At Huntington Community Center
    Jonas Datah Beaubrun will be exhibiting at the Huntington Community Center from November 1 - December 29th with a Meet the Artist opening reception on Thursday November 9 at 7PM. ... Read More
    Published on Friday, December 8, 2017
  • Here are our works in the CHAW Student Show
    Every December the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop invites students in any of its art classes to submit one piece to the Fall Student Show. The opening reception for the new show is Saturday, December 9, from 5 to 7 pm. I hope you can join us at the CHAW gallery, 545 7th Street, SE. Here are the submissions from the Wednesday Studio: Going to St. Ives. Pastel by Martha Pope. Why Haven’t You Seen It? We Are Whole, Body and Soul. Watercolor by Vince Iannacchione. Outstanding in Her Field. Pastel ... Read More
    Published on Friday, December 8, 2017By wisemarian
  • Never Fear! Cure Your FOMA in December
    F.O.M.A. (noun): “fear of missing art”; the nagging feeling that cool art events are passing you by.  This is the time of year where it can feel like fun is mandatory. Why not take a break from shopping and spend a quiet day enjoying some art exhibits and events? Here are our picks for your December art events around DC — so you can be sure you’re in the know. Frances Glessner Lee, Red Bedroom, about 1944-48. Murder is Her Hobby Through January 28: If you don’t mind some ... Read More
    Published on Friday, December 8, 2017By The Art League
  • Job Opening: Community Arts Marketing/Arts On A Roll Assistant
    Community Arts Marketing/ Arts on a Roll Assistant The Department of Parks and Recreation Prince Georges County Arts and Cultural Heritage Division seeks a part-time Community Arts Marketing/Arts on a Roll Assistant. This role will assist in marking publicity and organizational duties for a variety of arts programs and events including our mobile on-demand arts workshops Arts on a Roll. Looking for candidates with graphic design and marketing experience. He/she will need to demonstrate strong customer service and time management skills to be able to manage competing deadlines. The ideal ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, December 7, 2017
  • 73 Reasons to Come to ArtfĂȘte This Friday!
    Artfête — The Art League’s annual open house/party/sale — returns this year with all the cheer and fun we can fit inside the building. To help you convince your friends and family that they need to come too, here are 70 reasons to make it! The Foggy Bottom Whomp-Stompers Things will be getting jazzy over in the sculpture room! We have the Foggy Bottom Whomp-Stompers lined up to play, so bring your dancing shoes! A wearable art fashion show Come to the Community Hall room to see ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, December 7, 2017By The Art League
  • Call for Scripts: 2018 Musical/Playwriting Competition for Young Audiences
    The Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission; Department of Parks and Recreation Arts & Cultural Heritage Division Call for Scripts: 2018 Musical/Playwriting Competition for Young Audiences The M-NCPPC is seeking scripts of original unproduced one-act plays to be performed by our Teen Performance Ensemble and Prince Georges Childrens Theater. Both troupes perform original musicals for children enrolled in M-NCPPCs summer playgrounds and camps. The plays will be performed by actors from 16 to 20 years old and are intended for an audience of children 6 to 12 years old. Submitted ... Read More
    Published on Wednesday, December 6, 2017
  • Artist Opportunities #400
    This week’s image is a painting by Art League instructor Susan Herron. 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 for State Park center Deadline: December 15. The Virginia State Parks system is looking for new Virginia artists and artisans to feature in the Natural Bridge State Park Artisan Center. Entries will be juried January 17 and 18. Artists must register by December 15. Philadelphia residency ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, December 5, 2017By The Art League
  • Tara Hamilton takes first place at CHAL show
    The Capitol Hill Art League asked its members to focus their creative efforts away from its home base on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The resulting work, in the November show, “Off the Hill,” spans geography and themes. Tara Hamilton and Anne Shields, members of the Wednesday Studio, had work in the show.  Tara’s piece Waiting took first place. Congratulations, Tara! The watercolor depicts a night scene in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The three boys are waiting on the street below for taxis to pull up to the restaurant. They hurry to ... Read More
    Published on Saturday, December 2, 2017By wisemarian
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