• 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 Thursday, June 22, 2017
  • Hirshhorn is Hiring Mentors for ARTLAB+
    Are you an artist with experience working with teens? The Hirshhorn Museum writes: If you or someone you know fits the following descriptions please be in touch. We are looking for individuals with strong skills in the following areas: Art Be proficient with at least two of the following art mediums: video production and editing, graphic illustration, 3D modeling and printing, animation, digital photography, beat-making, spoken word and/or rap, DJ’ing, audio engineering, computer programming, or video game design. Knowledge of contemporary artistry and practices and able to connect real-world… ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, June 22, 2017By The Art League
  • 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 Wednesday, June 21, 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 Wednesday, June 21, 2017
  • For National Selfie Day, Our Favorite Self-Portraits
    Rotating self-portrait by the artist Nadar, 1865 “I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.” — Frida Kahlo Why do people make self-portraits? Frida Kahlo, a famous self-portraitist, gives one reason. Here are some others: Convenience: A self-portrait uses the subject that’s always at hand: the artist. (Of course, they became more practical when affordable mirrors hit the market.) Money: When hiring a model isn’t an option. Fun: Don’t tell us these artists didn’t get a kick out of hiding themselves… ... Read More
    Published on Wednesday, June 21, 2017By The Art League
  • 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, June 20, 2017
  • Wednesday Studio artists shine at CHAW’s Spring Student Show
    Of the 10 pieces by Wednesday Studio members in the Spring Student Show at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, four won prizes, including Best in Show and the annual  award for best watercolor. These are the winners: Linda Andreatta, Best in Show Award for her pastel Black Ankle Vineyard #2. Lynne Mallonee Schlimm, Maureen Yonis Watercolor Award for Oysters. Linda Norton, Honorable Mention Award for her watercolor First Blush. Martha Pope, Honorable Mention Award for her pastel Sea Island Inlet. Below are  photos of all nine Wednesday Studio works of art in… ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, June 20, 2017By wisemarian
  • Del Ray Art Project Invites Passersby to “Soar”
    We heard about a cool art project happening in our city, and wanted to share it with you: “This is humanity here,” Nancy Belmont says, gesturing toward thousands of stones piled next to the sidewalk here in Del Ray. The stones below are painted with words and phrases like “guilt,” “self-doubt,” “perfection,” and “anxiety.” As part of her latest community art installation under the #WeLiveBig project, Belmont has been inviting people to write their burdens on these stones. After feeling the weight of the stone, they symbolically leave it… ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, June 20, 2017By The Art League
  • Artist Opportunities #376
    Painting by Art League instructor Joey Mánlapaz. 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. Bicycle art Deadline: June 27. Reston Bicycle Club (RBC) and Arts Herndon invite all 2D artists to enter the Reston Century T-Shirt Art Competition. All 2-dimensional media are acceptable including painting, drawing and photography with the theme “Ride Safe/Ride Fun.” $800 in prizes. Hyattsville Arts Festival Deadline: July… ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, June 20, 2017By The Art League
  • 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 Monday, June 19, 2017
  • Call For Exhibition Proposals From Visual Artists
    Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center is now accepting visual art exhibition proposals for consideration in its 2018-19 main gallery exhibit schedule. All mediums considered and selected for review by the Arts/Harmony Hall Gallery Advisory Committee. Group exhibition proposals are also encouraged. Deadline for submissions is 5pm Friday August 11 2017. This call is open to Visual artists living or working in the greater Washington D.C. Metropolitan area. The following submission guidelines apply: 1. A cohesive body of work. 2. The number of pieces of work must be sufficient to cover 200… ... Read More
    Published on Sunday, June 18, 2017
  • Martha Pope and Tara Hamilton in art show at Dr. Halim’s
    On Friday I attended the open house for the summer 2017 art show in the office gallery of Nishan Halim, a Capitol Hill dentist. Since opening his practice two years ago, Dr. Halim, has featured the work of a number of artists, typically opening a new show every two or three months. Currently, 12 watercolors by Tara and 8 pastel paintings by Martha are on display in the office’s waiting room, reception area, and exam rooms. Of these 20 works, I had previously seen only a few and, as always,… ... Read More
    Published on Sunday, June 18, 2017By wisemarian
  • Arts On A Roll Awards Young Muralists
    Arts on a Roll is proud to announce the completion of our first mural design workshop series! Over the course of 9 sessions Arts on a Roll instructor Leslie Holt worked with the wonderfully talented students from Columbia Park Community Center (connected to Columbia Park Elementary School) to create a beautiful set of mural panels which have been mounted in the Columbia Park Community Center lobby and are currently on display for all of the centers visitors to enjoy. Over the course of the program these students were consistently excited… ... Read More
    Published on Saturday, June 17, 2017
  • Greenbelt Community Art Drop-In Workshop
    The Greenbelt Recreation Department Arts Program invites guests of all ages to attend a free Community Art Drop-In workshop on Sunday May 7 from 1-3pm. Make beautiful paper flowers with Artist in Residence Sherill Gross and contribute to a collaborative hanging garden. A variety of techniques will be introduced suitable for different age and skill levels. This program takes place in room 113 at the Greenbelt Community Center located at 15 Crescent Road in Greenbelt Maryland. All materials will be provided. No reservations are needed. While visiting take in the… ... Read More
    Published on Friday, June 16, 2017
  • 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 Thursday, June 15, 2017
  • 20 of Our (Other) Favorite Art Blogs
    Blue Girl Reading (an iPad) by August Macke and George Miller, 1912/2017. Original painting here. What art blogs do you go to for news, tips, and resources? This one, of course. (You can subscribe to our weekly email here.) But, as the Cubists taught us, there’s always room for more than one perspective. Here are 20 of our other favorite art blogs, split into five categories: The art world The arts in DC Creativity and inspiration Running your art business Art lessons & tutorials Happy reading! Blogs about the art world… ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, June 15, 2017By The Art League
  • Juror Talk June 24: David Carter on Perspective
    Albrecht Dürer. Cover image: detail from a painting by David Carter. If David Carter’s juror statement got you thinking about perspective and its artistic possibilities, you won’t want to miss his talk on Saturday, June 24: Considerations of Perspective in Visual Art Juror Talk with David Carter June 24, 2017, 2:00–3:00 pm “[Linear perspective] was a creative breakthrough that revolutionized western art, and its pervasive influence is still with us today. But is it correct? Is it merely a technical tool, or does it also reveal purely aesthetic principles? From… ... Read More
    Published on Wednesday, June 14, 2017By The Art League
  • See a Screening of “The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography”
    The Washington Jewish Film Festival is hosting a screening of Errol Morris’s The B-Side on June 27: The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography Tuesday, June 27, 7:30 pm | Edlavitch DCJCC Portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman found her medium in 1980: the larger-than-life Polaroid Land 20×24 camera. For the next thirty-five years she captured the “surfaces” of those who visited her Cambridge, Massachusetts studio: families, Beat poets, rock stars, and Harvard notables. As pictures begin to fade and her retirement looms, Dorfman gives Errol Morris an inside tour of her… ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, June 13, 2017By The Art League
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