• Dye, Felt, Spin, Print: Upcoming Fiber Workshops
    Shibori collar by Candace Edgerley Ready to add something special to your cold-weather wardrobe? Make it yourself in a fiber arts workshop! There are 12 workshops coming up in October, November, and December. Check them out below, and prepare to get hooked: more info: A Fiber Arts Primer  Sylvia DeMar Dyeing Learn the mysteries of indigo and other dyes: Dyeing: Shibori: Tie-Dye On Steroids (October 21–22) Dyeing: Low Water Immersion For Textiles (November 7) Dyeing: Indigo – A Blue Like None Other (November 11) All In One Dyepot (November 18) Dyeing: Shibori: Tie-Dye On ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, October 19, 2017By The Art League
  • Art Safari Returns Saturday!
    Now in its 22nd (!) year, Art Safari is the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s annual hands-on open house for kids and their families. You can join in the fun this Saturday, October 21 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm with lots of different activities to try! The Art League is participating, of course — find us in studio 21 for a gallery scavenger hunt based on our current exhibits! Easel stations in action at Art Safari 2014 The full schedule Here’s the full list of goings-on at Art Safari: Giant ... Read More
    Published on Wednesday, October 18, 2017By The Art League
  • Amy Sabrin, In the Moment
    Glen Echo Creek, watercolor, by Amy Sabrin. Winner of the Sid Platt Award for Best Watercolor. When he selected the painting above as best watercolor for October, juror Tim Doud said the artist’s “approach, her experimental use of paint, was unique among other watercolorists.” We talked to that artist — Amy Sabrin — about why she painted this scene, why she works in watercolor, and what’s next: What was your goal for Glen Echo Creek? Amy Sabrin: I painted Glen Echo Creek on a plein air expedition late last November. ... Read More
    Published on Wednesday, October 18, 2017By The Art League
  • Artist Opportunities #393
    Pierced copper bowl by Art League instructor Michael Brehl. 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. Textile-inspired Deadline: November 3. For “Between the Seams” at Woman Made Gallery (Chicago, IL), artists are invited to submit work that places emphasis on the concept of cloth through broad definition and use of materials. Traditional or uncommon approaches to weaving, stitching, knitting, dyeing, felting, crochet, layering, ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, October 17, 2017By The Art League
  • Iona reception was a blast
    Friday the 13th was not unlucky in the least. Iona hosted a Meet the Artists reception that pretty much had it all: food, wine, artists, guests, and art. People really enjoyed our chicken and rooster paintings, which were all on display in one room:   Proof of a great reception, visitors and artists mingled, laughed, chatted, and looked at art: Iona curator Patricia Dubroof gathered everyone to introduce the Wednesday Studio teacher, Ellen Cornett, who curated this show. Ellen then introduced each artist. Everyone got to hear about ... Read More
    Published on Sunday, October 15, 2017By wisemarian
  • Experience “Splendid Fortitude”
    Splendid Fortitude M. Jane Johnson's mixed-media paintings are built piece-by-piece, layer-on-layer to create depth and energy. Join us tonight, Thursday, at 6:30 pm for Opening: Jane Johnson's "Splendid Fortitude"! Posted by The Art League on Thursday, October 12, 2017 Splendid Fortitude by M. Jane Johnson October 5–November 5, 2017 You’ve read about our splendid table on view this month. Soon, we’ll be featuring interviews with this month’s splendid award winners from our juried show. Today, we’d like to introduce you to the mixed-media paintings in “Splendid Fortitude” ... Read More
    Published on Friday, October 13, 2017By The Art League
  • 2nd Star Productions Presents Annie Get Your Gun
    Annie Oakley is the best shot around and when shes discovered by Col. Buffalo Bill he persuades this novel sharpshooter to join his Wild West Show. It only takes one glance for her to fall head over heels for dashing shooting ace Frank Butler who headlines the show. The stage is set for this classic musical comedy featuring famous Irving Berlin tunes including Theres No Business Like Show Business You Cant Get a Man with a Gun I Got the Sun in the Morning Anything You Can Do and many ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, October 12, 2017
  • Female Artists in the DMV, Stand & Be Counted
    (gif via) Cover photo: Carrie Yury, Courtesy Kim Schoenstadt and Hauser Wirth & Schimmel Are you a female-identifying artist in the DC, MD, and VA area? You’re invited to a special event on Wednesday, October 25, 2017! Here’s the invitation: Dear Fellow Artist, We’d like to invite you to participate in an event that we are organizing called Now Be Here #4, DC/MD/VA. The idea is simple: a gathering and photograph of female and female-identifying visual artists from the DMV area. The Now Be Here website hosts the photograph, and each artist ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, October 12, 2017By The Art League
  • Call For Artists For Riverdale Park Public Art Initiative
    On behalf of the Town of Riverdale Park the Hyattsville CDC is announcing a Call for Artists for the Riverdale Park Public Art Initiative. The Initiative seeks five (5) sculptures of various styles and sizes to display for a one year-long placement at pre-determined publicly-accessible sites within the Town of Riverdale Park. As part of The Towns plan to create an engaging publically accessible outdoor sculpture gallery across its many neighborhoods we seek site-appropriate sculptural work fitting of each chosen location. All sites have an existing installed concrete footer/pad specifically ... Read More
    Published on Wednesday, October 11, 2017
  • What you can teach about watercolor in 30 minutes
    Iona Senior Services regularly hosts “Lunch and Learn” programs, where all are welcome to come for a free lunch and learn some art techniques from the artist in residence. These days, the “artist in residence” is the Wednesday Studio, and today’s topic was watercolor. Each Lunch and Learn attendee was given a drawing of a sunflower to paint. Ellen Cornett explained some basic watercolor techniques, while Lynne Mallonee Schlimm demonstrated. Wednesday Studio watercolorists spread out among the tables to answer questions and provide any guidance requested. ... Read More
    Published on Wednesday, October 11, 2017By wisemarian
  • Ridgeley Rosenwald School Hosts Week Of Events Celebrating 90th Anniversary
    Our week-long 90th anniversary celebration of the Ridgeley Rosenwald School kicks off this Sunday September 17. The school will be open for visitors every day this week. Join us on Sunday from 4PM-6PM for a FREE Opening Reception that will include a discussion led by Stephanie Deutsch author of You Need a Schoolhouse: Booker T. Washington Julius Rosenwald and the Building of Schools for the Segregated South. Learn about the significance of Rosenwald schools in the African-American community. Tuesday September 19 2017 Uhuru Quilting Demonstration Learn about the art form ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, October 10, 2017
  • Black Girl Magic Comes to Joe’s Blackbox Theater
    Joe’s Movement Emporium and The Clarice present the first in the 2017-18 NextLOOK series season featuring music, poetry and spoken word that pay homage to black female artists. Dior Ashley Brown and The dAb Band come to Joe’s Movement Emporium October 16th – 20th for a 5-day residency where they will be creating a tribute to women in the performing arts using interactive music components from spoken word, game shows, and live performance. Through an acknowledgement of the female voice, both past and present, Brown seeks to express the ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, October 10, 2017By neenajoe
  • Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice has wonderful 20th-century art
    From Anne Shields: Recently I had the good fortune to visit Venice with some friends after a 52-year hiatus. And it was just as wonderful as I remember it. Included in this trip was an afternoon at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, a museum of  her extensive collection of 20th-century art. In 1949 Peggy bought a half-finished palace right on the Grand Canal, where her own personal gondolier would pick her up every day to do her errands. The 18th-century palace remains unfinished at just one story.  But what a story! ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, October 10, 2017By ennashields
  • Artist Opportunities #392
    Photo collage by Art League instructor Rosemary Luckett. 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. Doubt @ The Art League Deadline: October 15. “Doubt,” juried by Jason Gubbiotti, is open to all exhibiting artist members of The Art League. Text objects Deadline: November 30. Container, a publisher of text objects and artist’s books, invites submissions during its fall Open Container reading period. Submit poetry, fiction ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, October 10, 2017By The Art League
  • 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 Monday, October 9, 2017
  • Birds created for October Draw-a-Bird Day
    We’ve got pretty much the full range of birds here. The small: hummingbird The large: goose The preyerful: raptor The reborn: phoenix The royal: queen Here they are: Canadian Goose at the Tidal Basin by Anne Shields. Watercolor pencils, ink, and pencil. Queenie by Tara Hamilton. iPad. The Phoenix by Tom Eichenberger. Acrylic. Raptor by Ellen Cornett. Carbon pencil and charcoal. Ruby-Throated Hummingbird by Marian Wiseman. Watercolor. ... Read More
    Published on Monday, October 9, 2017By wisemarian
  • Teachers Sought For Arts On A Roll
    Calling all Artists! Are you the life of the party? Do you have a desire to teach adults fun and unique arts projects? Arts on a Roll a mobile on-demand arts service in Prince Georges County is in search of fun loving motivated energetic and experienced visual artists to lead art classes programs and events catered to adults ages 21 and over. Teaching artists will be lead monthly create & sip style events for the community and also work to develop and teach activities for adult private parties and events ... Read More
    Published on Sunday, October 8, 2017
  • Four artists from Wednesday Studio in show at Gallery O
    Tara Hamilton, Vince Iannocchione, Eileen Leahy, and Martha Pope have work in a show that opened Friday night at Gallery O, a gallery on H Street in Washington DC, NE. The Capitol Hill Art League invited submissions of art inspired by one of these five American classics: My Favorite Things (you know–the whiskers on kittens one from Sound of Music) Body and Soul On the Road Again Night and Day As Time Goes By Hmmm. I just  realized I can’t even type the titles of those songs without singing them ... Read More
    Published on Sunday, October 8, 2017By wisemarian
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