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!

Q&A with Award-Winner Christine Lashley

In this month’s “Color Sphere” exhibit, the Gilham Award went to Christine Lashley for Margaret, an appropriately colorful portrait of her daughter. Juror Lee Boynton called the oil painting “evocative and full of great color and emotion.” We asked Christine about the painting, her views on color, and her artwork in general. How was Read more →

Q&A with Award-Winner Amanda Harner

For the September All-Media Exhibit in The Art League Gallery, juror Judy Southerland gave special recognition to three works, and we’re featuring interviews with each of them. The third prize went to Another Day, a photograph by Amanda Marie Harner. (The first and second prize went to Miriam Keeler and Trinka Roeckelein.) At age Read more →

Q&A with Award-Winner Miriam Keeler

Have you been to The Art League Gallery yet to see this month’s all-media show and the solo show “Microcosms”? We’ll be bringing you interviews with the award winners from the September group show, starting with Miriam Keeler. The juror awarded the Shayna Heisman Simkin Award for best in show to Buona Fortuna, Miriam’s Read more →

Q&A with Award Winner Marsha Staiger

For the August landscape show at The Art League Gallery, “’Scapes,” juror Jonathan Linton selected the extra-tall abstract painting you see to the right for the Chameli and Amiya Bose Award, which goes to the best acrylic or oil painting on stretched canvas. Graft Revisited, Morning, by Marsha Staiger, has clean lines with a Read more →

Q&A with Award Winner Trinka Roeckelein

This month in The Art League Gallery, the sculpture exhibit “The Shape of Things” is showing alongside the predominantly 2-D landscape show, “’Scapes.” Sculptors in the exhibit used materials including plywood, bronze, silk, steel, paper mache, and clay — the last is the preference of Trinka Roeckelein, whose Giraffe Boy was selected for the Read more →

Q&A with Award Winner Web Bryant

This month’s return of the annual “’Scapes” landscape exhibit, features 143 scenes of our external world — vistas and details, representational and abstract. One such scene that caught juror Jonathan Linton’s eye was November Morning, a watercolor by Web Bryant. Linton awarded November Morning the Potomac Valley Watercolorists’ Award for the best watercolor in the Read more →