Art League Exhibits

The Art League Gallery opens a new juried group exhibit every month, and solo artist exhibits nine times a year. (Members also exhibit framed and unframed work in our Bin Gallery.) We post photos, videos, and behind-the-scenes news from our exhibits here.

For gallery hours and info on current exhibits, visit the Gallery home page.

Q&A with Award Winner Monna Kauppinen

This month’s “Play” exhibit in The Art League Gallery includes many chuckle-inducing moments. One of them is the pastel, Rasta Billy, which artist Monna Kauppinen says was the idea. But the painting didn’t earn only appreciative laughter: juror Judy Bass also chose it as the recipient of the Jane McElvany Coonce award for realism. Read more →

“Play” On

This month’s “Play” exhibit — part of Virginia’s Minds Wide Open collaboration celebrating children and the arts — is about to get more playful, with additional activities for kids starting this weekend. Kids (and adults) can look forward to playing with: A child-height graffiti wall, made from gallery pedestals — grab chalk and make Read more →

Opening Reception Tonight: “Play” and “Elemental”

The March shows in The Art League Gallery are in like a couple of lions, with a solo show of encaustic paintings by Georgia Nassikas and the juried “Play” exhibit featuring works in all media incorporating the theme of play. The opening reception for these amazing shows is tonight at 6:30! If you can’t Read more →

Join in on a Global Environmental Art Project!

In April, at the same time we are having our “Earth” exhibit, there will be an international environmental art project taking place on the other side of the world in Taiwan. It is the CHEN-LONG WETLANDS INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL ART PROJECT. Six artists have been invited to participate in that project, and one of them Read more →

The 2012 Student/Faculty Show

This week and next, instructors and students at The Art League School have the gallery to themselves as they show off what they’ve done in and out of class this past year. Fiber arts, sculpture, jewelry, stained glass, ceramics, mosaics, painting, printmaking and more are well-represented at this year’s Student/Faculty Show. Students and teachers Read more →

Inspiration for “Play” and “Earth” Exhibits

The exhibits for March and April, “Play” and “Earth,” call for specific kinds of artwork you may not have considered before. To help you find inspiration for the pieces you’ll create, here are some examples of art and artists that fit the bill. “Play,” the March show, calls for “works that can be touched Read more →