Artist Interviews

Q&A interviews with the artists whose work is chosen by jurors as best in show in our monthly exhibits. Learn about the stories and the creative process behind these award-winning works of art from the artists who created them!

Secret Sauce: Glaze, Practice, and Re-Thinking Clay with Ryan Rakhshan

What if pottery could float on glaze? What if glaze could be more than just function? Tomorrow we are hosting ceramics artist Ryan Rakhshan as he discusses his innovative glazing and firing techniques, focusing on the ways he pushes the boundaries of his medium. Below, we talked with Ryan Rakhshan about his process. Read more →

Wild Clay: Q&A with Potters Hitomi & Takuro Shibata

Hitomi and Takuro Shibata learned pottery making as professional studio potters in Shigaraki, one of the oldest and largest pottery villages in Japan. Now based in Seagrove, North Carolina, the Shibata's join The Art League gallery the evening of Friday, June 14 to speak about their experiences in Shigaraki and Seagrove, inspirations and influences, Read more →

A Room of Her Own: Ann Pickett’s “The Exuberance of Life” intertwines figure and environment

With movement, mystery, and appetite for life, the work of painter Ann Pickett intertwines the figure with its environment in "The Exuberance of Life" in the gallery now through April 7. Read more →

Happy International Women’s Day: Can you name #5WomenArtists?

March is  Women’s History Month, and TODAY is International Women’s Day! To mark the occasion, the National Museum of Women in the Arts is once again asking: Can you name five women artists? Read more →

For the Birds: Teresa Oaxaca’s Best in Show Winning Piece

The Art League caught up with Oaxaca, Best in Show winner, and Art League Instructor on her award-winning work as well as what she’s working on next. Read more →

Five Feet of Character in a Five Inch Frame: Petite December’s Best in Show Winner

  The Art League talked with Jennifer Allevato, an artist who leverages her love of interiors and floral arrangements to create colorful compositions. Her piece, Seated 21, is part of a larger body of work that features overstuffed chairs, paintings within a painting, and a peek into her creative, color-soaked interiors. We asked Allevato Read more →