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!

Abol Bahadori Talks About the Creative Process

We asked Abol Bahadori to share some insight into Reverie, the concept of reflections, and how his creative process has evolved over the years. Read more →

Reflections with June Award Winner Ron Colbroth

Ron Colbroth's award-winning photograph of a sailboat crisply mirrored in the calm, blue waters of Southern Portugal is the very definition of "reflection." Read more →

Beverly Ryan’s Drones Reappear

Artist and Art League instructor Beverly Ryan’s 'Drone Silhouette' seems to be suspended in air, blades whirling off the ground and ready to strike. We talked to Ryan about her process, her May 2018 Best in Show winning piece Drone Silhouette, and what makes her drone work tick. Read more →

Feeling the Way Around “Uncertainty”

We sat down with Jackie Saunders, winner of Best in Show for 2-D Figurative Work in the May Open Exhibit, to discuss her piece Uncertainty. Read more →

Q&A with Ikebana Arranger Tone Olsen

Tone Olsen, the Branch Director of the Washington, DC Sogetsu School, answered some questions about Ikebana, our show, and how she became involved in the art form. Read more →

Karen Schmitz, Resisting “The New Normal”

"It’s about resistance, a little bit of anarchy.” Read more →