• Call For Artists For Traffic Box Art Wrap Project
    The Prince Georges County Traffic Box Art Wrap project coordinated by the Hyattsville Community Development Corporation (Hyattsville CDC) funded by The Prince Georges County Executives Community Partnership Grant with the support of Prince Georges Department of Public Works and Transportation (PGDPW&T) is announcing a Call for Artists. Hyattsville CDC seeks five (5) designs for reproduction on vinyl wraps to cover 11 traffic boxes at pre-determined sites within Prince Georges County. Traffic signal cabinets the grey metal structures located at every signalized intersection are vulnerable to graffiti and vandalism. This project… ... Read More
    Published on Monday, December 5, 2016
  • NEW 8-Week Dance Workshop in January will Melt Post-Holiday Pounds Off!
    Join Raediant Movement for Dancehall Sweat Tuesdays, Jan 3 – Feb 21, 2017 from 7:30 – 8:30 pm Make this the perfect excuse to get moving, have fun dancing while learning dance moves that you can take to the dance floor! Learn high energy dance moves that are from and influenced by Caribbean music and Dancehall steps, that Increases cardio. Students will learn dance terms, and some moves to use on the dance floor or in your own class, all while working up a good sweat & stretch right after. Dance… ... Read More
    Published on Monday, December 5, 2016By neenajoe
  • Purple Line Art In Transit Meet The Artists Events
    Come & Meet the Artists The Purple Line team invites you to Meet the Artists and share information about your communitys history culture and landmarks with artists preparing proposals for artwork to be incorporated at stations. Once selected and installed these artworks will embellish each stations architecture and reflect the unique character of the surrounding community. The purpose of the Art-in-Transit Program is to enhance the travel experience promote transit use and to engage every community along the proposed 16-mile light rail line. We look forward to your participation in… ... Read More
    Published on Saturday, December 3, 2016
  • Final Days of Willie Cole: On Site Exhibit
    Willie Cole: On Site is entering its final few days at the David C. Driskell Center. This exhibition presents highlights from the body of work by contemporary African American artist Willie Cole a master of transforming everyday objects into works of art alluding to the African American experience and inspired by West African religion. The exhibition features nearly two dozen three-dimensional artworks which Cole created from 2006-2016 and focuses on three main materials: found wood used shoes and recycled water bottles. This exhibition must close on Friday November 18th 2016.… ... Read More
    Published on Saturday, December 3, 2016
  • Save The Date: Arts Gala–A Cultural Tapestry
    Saturday April 8 2017 6-10 p.m. College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center 3501 University Blvd. E Hyattsville MD 20783 For more information call 301.808.8256 ... Read More
    Published on Saturday, December 3, 2016
  • Maryland Artists Invited To Free Business Symposium
    Mind Your Business Saturday December 3 2016 9:30am - 1pm Charles County Government Building 200 Baltimore Street La Plata MD 20646 PNC Bank Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Maryland Citizens for the Arts Charles County Government and the Charles County Arts Council present a symposium to help the states creative class better navigate budgets cash flow copyright insurance and more! This event is free but you do ask that you register https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfXVHEYyYbOhNcQgJV3NMl_chtEFm_7T-gYgOhk5l4Cnd6mVw/viewform HEREor by emailing [email protected] or calling Maryland Citizens for the Arts at 410-467-6700. ... Read More
    Published on Friday, December 2, 2016
  • Applications Being Accepted For University Of Maryland Public Art Project
    Public Art Project Opportunity Univ. of MD Baltimore County University of Maryland Baltimore County Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building Request for Qualifications Deadline Thurs. Dec. 15 5:00 PM ET The Maryland State Arts Council and the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) are now accepting applications for the Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building public art project. Artists residing in the United States are eligible to apply. The permanent public artwork will be two-dimensional integrated on three large interior walls viewable from the first and second floors in the main hallway - student… ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, December 1, 2016
  • Creative Corridor Call For Entries
    CALL FOR ENTRIES Creative Corridor: Artists of the Gateway Arts District Marlborough Gallery Prince Georges Community College DEADLINE TO APPLY: December 3 2016 EXHIBITION DATES: January 19 - February 23 2017 CREATIVE CORRIDOR The Prince Georges County Gateway Arts District is a nationally recognized initiative that is unique in its focus on artists and their work with a handful of organizations serving to support nearly 150 professional artists who maintain studios in the Arts District. It is unlike any other area in the Capital region and anchors sustainable community building… ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, December 1, 2016
  • Try Your Hand at Woodfiring in This Ceramics Workshop
    A view of the kiln at Highfield Pottery, where the workshop takes place The Art League’s Woodfiring Workshop is an opportunity for potters to experience woodfiring from beginning to end. Using a kiln built by instructors Allison Coles Severance and Blair Meerfeld, participants learn centuries-old techniques while enjoying food and conversation in a mountaintop setting. How does the woodfiring workshop work? You’ll arrive on Saturday morning for this weekend workshop, bringing at least two dozen pots created for the wood kiln (with high-fire clay and glazes). On the first day, students will work… ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, December 1, 2016By The Art League
  • Survey Project Connects Health Of Land And People
    w/edge folk:land Survey Project Public Survey 2 pm Saturday November 19 2016 Bladensburg Waterfront Park 4601 Annapolis Road Bladensburg MD 20710 Look for the white tent! ... Read More
    Published on Wednesday, November 30, 2016
  • Artist Beverly Ryan’s “Big Moves”
    Answer Web by Beverly Ryan, winner of the Cora J. Rupp Memorial Award for Large Works (click to view larger image) Believe it or not, the painting above started with a photograph of a vine. The color, structure, and text were added layer by layer over a period of months before Answer Web was finished. read: “Painter Beverly Ryan on the Creative Process”Artist and Art League instructor Beverly Ryan has been featured on this blog for her paintings, encaustics, and installations, and we encourage you to read our previous interview for some insight… ... Read More
    Published on Wednesday, November 30, 2016By The Art League
  • Meet Our Teaching Artists: Shannan Johnson
    Meet Shannan Johnson one of our Arts on a Roll instructors. Shes been with the mobile arts program for two years and teaches step and hip-hop dance to students of all ages. 1) Whats your background education and training like? Shannah: I am a native of Houston TX. My training is untraditional. I learned all dance forms through public education. My schools from elementary through high school offered art and sports that enhanced my skills. I received my undergraduate degrees in English and Journalism and my MFA in Film Writing.… ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, November 29, 2016
  • Examining “The Artistic Frame”
    Nine frames from “The Artistic Frame: An Inquiry into the Enhancement of Paintings,” curated by William Adair and juried by Clarice Smith. Crowned with Golden Acorns by Susan O’Neill, best-in-show in the exhibit. (click for a larger image) When it comes to frames, store-bought isn’t the only option. In fact, there’s a long tradition of artist-made frames, protecting and complementing the artwork inside. An exhibit on view now at The Art League highlights the little-celebrated techniques that have been decorating frames for centuries. “The Artistic Frame: An Inquiry into the… ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, November 29, 2016By The Art League
  • Artist Opportunities #347
    Coastal Route 1 by Art League instructor Susan Abbott 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 Deadline: November 30. The Taubman Museum of Art (Roanoke, VA) is pleased to announce its first juried triennial Homeward Bound, a major exhibition presenting work in all media by artists living in Virginia. Spectacular Skies Deadline: January 4, 2017. For “Spectacular Skies” at Annmarie… ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, November 29, 2016By The Art League
  • World Dance Showcase Seeks Auditions Open
    Performers of traditional culture-specific dance styles aged 16 years and older are invited to audition for the 14th Annual World Dance Showcase. Six dance groups will be selected to perform in concert on Saturday March 25 2017 at 8 pm and will receive an honorarium of $600. Employees of The M-NCPPC or their families are not eligible to receive honoraria. Application Deadline January 13 2017 at 5 pm. http://www.pgparks.com/About-Parks-and-Recreation/Forms_Library/World_Dance_Showcase.htm Submit An Application AUDITIONS (BY APPOINTMENT ONLY) Sunday January 15 2017 10 am-6 pm (Snow date: Sunday January 22 2017 10… ... Read More
    Published on Monday, November 28, 2016
  • Photographer Gloria Spellman: What the House Was Saying
    Dark Shadows by Gloria Spellman Sometimes you run into a scene like this one, a scene that — as photographer Gloria Spellman put it — “screamed to be photographed.” Dark Shadows is in the “mini” portion of “MiniMAX,” this month’s exhibit of large and small works, but its small size didn’t prevent it from catching the juror’s eye: Spellman won the Eleanor Boudreau Jordan Award for the best small work in the show. We asked the photographer to tell us this image’s story: What was your goal with Dark Shadows? Gloria Spellman: I… ... Read More
    Published on Monday, November 28, 2016By The Art League
  • Art League Gift Cards for Everyone On Your List
    Someone you love loves art. And whether they want a new class to try, original artwork to take home, or supplies for their studio, there’s one gift to cover it all: an Art League gift card! Help your friends and family create something more: What can I buy with an Art League gift card? It works just like a MasterCard, so your gift card’s recipient can pay for anything we offer at The Art League: classes and workshops at the school artwork from the gallery supplies from the store… ... Read More
    Published on Friday, November 25, 2016By The Art League
  • Last Chance: See the IMPart Ceramics & Bladesmithing Exhibit
    Stoneware vessels by Duke Davis, Tommy Elliott, and Rich McAfee Foreground: I Am My Brother’s Keeper by Mike Goodrich IMPart = Injured Military Personnel + Art If you’ve read about The Art League’s IMPart outreach program before, you know that participants have had lots of success with clay. Did you know that we’ve also partnered with Resilience Forge to offer bladesmithing? IMPart connects recent Injured Military Personnel with visual arts experiences created for personal enrichment, relaxed social engagement, the improvement and redevelopment of fine motor skills, and expressive catharsis. The program has… ... Read More
    Published on Wednesday, November 23, 2016By The Art League
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