• Joe’s Arts Education Tuition Fund – Why Donate?
      Joe’s has been a friend and partner to many an artist, organization and community member. We want to share in the wealth of the magic that happens here. But that magic only happens because of donors. Donors like you. Joe’s keeps our weekly rates for after care (Club Joe’s) and summer camp (Camp Joe’s) affordable and low to ALL who come to our doors in order to ensure the program feels affordable and accessible to all members of our community. However those fees DO NOT COVER the cost… ... Read More
    Published on Monday, May 22, 2017By neenajoe
  • Two Wednesday Studio Artists In Virginia Show of Small Works
    Tara Hamilton and Eileen Leahy each had a piece selected in the small works/BIG IMPACT National Juried Exhibition at the Gallery Underground. The juror was Nar Steel, a miniaturist and former local gallery owner. The show invited entries in any media and on any subject or theme. But there was a catch: The art had to be no more than 12″ in any dimension. Eileen’s terra cotta sculpture won an Honorable Mention award in the show. Way to go, Eileen! Positive Attitude, a 12-inch-high terra cotta sculpture by Eileen Leahy, was awarded an Honorable… ... Read More
    Published on Saturday, May 20, 2017By wisemarian
  • Feeling the Creative Heat?
    The Fruits of Summer by workshop instructor Diane Tesler. There’s exactly one month until summer classes start, but this week’s 90-degree temperatures have us feeling the summer heat already. Heat, it turns out, is also an important part of an artist’s toolkit. Here are a few of our classroom demos where temperature plays a role: Raku firing In this video, Art League ceramics chair Blair Meerfeld fires ceramic work using the raku process. After the raku ware is heated in a kiln until red-hot, the pieces are placed in metal cans filled with combustible material,… ... Read More
    Published on Friday, May 19, 2017By The Art League
  • Join Arts On A Roll For A STEAM Day At College Park Aviation Museum
    Come join Arts on a Roll in Prince Georges Countys District 3 for STEAM DAY April 9 2pm to 4pm! Located at the College Park Aviation Museum STEAM DAY will have activities for all ages offered by many amazing organizations. Arts on a Roll is excited to lead our Printmaking workshop! A fun and intuitive introduction to the techniques of ink printing our Printmaking workshop offers the engagement of unique art techniques without any of the intimidation. We look forward to seeing you there! ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, May 18, 2017
  • RebollarDance Celebrates Art And Artists Over The Age Of 40
    Joes Movement Emporium presents RebollarDance this June in a performance that celebrates age and diversity. 40+ features artists and choreographers over the age of 40 in a multi-media collaborative concert that will challenge audiences preconceived definitions of modern dance. Two shows Saturday June 17th at 8 pm and Sunday June 18th at 4 pm will highlight seasoned respected choreographers and dancers. Tickets are available at Joes Movement Emporium for $20 in advance $25 at the door. Joes is located at 3309 Bunker Hill Road Mt. Rainier MD 20712. Tickets can… ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, May 18, 2017
  • Spring Break Theatre Camp
    Let your theatre-loving children sharpen their skills at our week-long Spring Break Theatre Camp for 8-12 year olds April 17-21 at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. At our all-day camp theyll l earn about improv character creation the actors voice theatre games and go see a show at a local theatre! For more information email [email protected] SMARTlink #1666063 https://smartlink.pgparks.com/smartlink/Start/Start.asp https://smartlink.pgparks.com/smartlink/Start/Start.asp ... Read More
    Published on Wednesday, May 17, 2017
  • Impact Hub DC Seeks Socially-Driven Artists
    CALL FOR ARTISTS! Impact Hub DC is looking for talented socially-driven artists in the DC Metropolitan area to bring creativity and artistic-goodness into our coworking space through our first Arts for Change showcase event. During the event eight artists will be chosen by popular vote to incorporate their artwork in the Impact Hub DC space and win three months of free summer membership at IHDC and promotion through our social media channels! If interested in showing your work please fill out this https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_LGq4zajI26SDiWkRntIGDHH7mD2emGGJ-F7pW72hcE/edit short application and send to [email protected] The… ... Read More
    Published on Wednesday, May 17, 2017
  • May Open Exhibit: A Letter From the Juror
    Foreground: Serenity by Paula Stern The following is a letter by Dana Shearin, juror for the May Open Exhibit. Dear artists and viewers, I wanted to write and describe my process in selecting work for this May’s open call Art League show. In making selections, I tried to represent as faithfully as possible the diversity and variety of submissions. I chose pieces that brought me joy, charmed me with their eccentricity, or impressed me with their skill; I looked for pieces that made me uncomfortable and pieces that surprised me… ... Read More
    Published on Wednesday, May 17, 2017By Guest Blogger
  • Music And Art At Rhode Island Avenues Porch Fest 2017
    RHODE ISLAND AVENUE MAIN STREETS PORCH FEST 2017 is taking place April 15 2017 from 2-6pm along Rhode Island Avenue NE Washington DC. Eight porches - a mix of residential and commercial properties - will become stages for an afternoon of FREE mini concerts and art that bring together neighbors business owners and artists in a casual and fun display of creative expression! FREE Zipcar Shuttle vans will also be available for attendees - hop on hop off enjoy it all. The full map is available to download at riamainstreet.org… ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, May 16, 2017
  • 2nd Star Productions Presents Mary Poppins At Bowie Playhouse
    Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the Oscar-winning 1964 film this authorized Disney musical production was adapted for West End and Broadway by Julian Fellowes the creator of Downton Abbey and won the Olivier award in 2005. The original Broadway production ran for over 2500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven 2007 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Dancing chimney sweeps flying kites spoonfuls of sugar and classic Disney songs you know and love! Directed by Fred Nelson Produced by Eugene Valendo Music Direction by Sandy… ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, May 16, 2017
  • Artist Opportunities #371
      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. MPAartfest Deadline: June 2. McLean Project for the Arts (McLean, VA) invites all Mid-Atlantic artists to submit up to ten high resolution images for MPAartfest2017. MPAartfest is a one-day juried fine art and craft show and sale featuring the work of more than… ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, May 16, 2017By The Art League
  • Gods, Heroes & Fools Transplanted in Time
    “Gods, Heroes & Fools” installation view Gods, Heroes & Fools Drawings & Sculptures by Lesa Cook May 10–June 4, 2017 Venus by Lesa Cook Bacchus stranded in a dry county. Oedipus working on Wall Street. Achilles wielding a rifle. These are the mythological figures you’ll meet in this month’s solo exhibit, Lesa Cook’s “Gods, Heroes and Fools.” Wall Street Oedipus by Lesa Cook Cook’s exhibit of drawings and sculptures reimagine these characters as 21st-century personalities, asking what these stories have to tell us in the present day. Each piece is… ... Read More
    Published on Friday, May 12, 2017By The Art League
  • Unusual Birds This Month
    Among the May 8 flock of birds for Draw-a-Bird Day, we have an extinct bird. A human bird. A sculpted bird. A rubber duck. And a fluffy bird that looks to me a lot like the Cookie Monster. Most important, we have some pretty talented artists drawing (and sculpting) birds! Take a look. “Dodo Bird” by Fran Tomlinson. Carbon pencil. “Lady Bird” by Vince Iannacchione. Colored pencil. “Red-Breasted Blackbird” by Tom Eichenberger. Acrylic and steel. “Duckie” by Linda Andreatta. iPad. “Blue (Fluffy) Bird of Paradise” by Tara Hamilton. iPad. “Bird” by… ... Read More
    Published on Wednesday, May 10, 2017By wisemarian
  • PGCPS Art Exhibition At Iverson Mall
    See art from Prince Georges County Public Schools students at a pop-up gallery at Iverson Mall now through May 7. ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, May 9, 2017
  • Meet the artists of 40 and UP!
    Erica Rebollar & Friends in 40 and UP! Erica Rebollar, Director of RebollarDance, will partner with 8 professional artists over 40 years of age to celebrate the works, wit and wisdom of age. With a cast of nationally recognized choreographers from Los Angeles, Colorado, Minnesota, South Carolina, Baltimore, and DC, this evening length shared show, 40 and UP! will highlight diverse themes and genres of dance. Featuring the best choreographers from the DC/Baltimore area plus critically acclaimed out of town guest artists, the work is slated for success. Participating artists joining… ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, May 9, 2017By neenajoe
  • Artist Opportunities #370
    By Art League instructor Nancy McIntyre. 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. Art Impact USA Deadline: June 16. Climax: The Best of the Best at Pepco Edison Place Gallery (Washington, DC) highlights what the artist feels is his or her best work, most inspiring message, and/or most sublime visual imagery. Only 2D wall art will be juried; no nudity. This is Art Impact… ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, May 9, 2017By The Art League
  • UpSpring Studio Presents POP – June 4th
    POP! Sunday June 4th at 4pm In the future, everyone will be famous. In this aerial dance production, UpSpring Aerial Lab uses pop art as inspiration for new work in aerial fabric, aerial sling, dance trapeze, mini lyra, and poi. Featuring work inspired by Andy Warhol, Marisol, Roy Lichtenstein, May Wilson, Claes Oldenburg and more. Tickets $20 adults, $10 children and seniors at joesmovement.org. Children 2 and under free in an adult’s lap. Concession sales at this event will benefit arts programs at Mount Rainier Elementary School. Proceeds from ticket… ... Read More
    Published on Monday, May 8, 2017By neenajoe
  • How and Why to Sign Your Artwork
    Signing artwork is an important part of the creative process that’s sometimes overlooked. Here are three signatures we’d all like to find in our attic! (via) What’s the first thing you do after you’ve finished a piece of artwork? Frame it? Take a photo? Put it on your website? Not so fast. Before you do anything else, you need to sign it. Common mistakes in signing artwork The most common mistake artists make with signatures is not signing artwork in the first place. Maybe you forgot, maybe you aren’t sure how, or maybe… ... Read More
    Published on Monday, May 8, 2017By The Art League
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