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.

“Tea” Ceramics Exhibit Awards

Thursday’s opening reception for the Ikebana show and “Tea” included a visit from John Neely, who flew in from Utah to see the international ceramics show he juried digitally. John wanted to see the pieces — ceramic teapots, cups, bowls, and other wares associated with drinking tea — in person before selecting the award Read more →

Ikebana Show Sneak Preview

In one week, the four-day Ikebana Show, the unique combination of fine art and flower arrangements that comes to The Art League Gallery every two years, will finally open! Next Thursday, artists from the Washington, DC Sogetsu School of Ikebana, one of the many schools of thought of the art of Japanese flower arranging, Read more →

The Art League at Artomatic

We took a field trip today to Crystal City to visit Artomatic, the free, open arts festival which opened last week to great fanfare. It will be just the first of several visits, because there’s no way to see everything in one sitting. Art League artists have a strong showing at Artomatic, and we Read more →

Coming Soon: The 14th Biennial Ikebana Show

It’s time to start getting excited for the best artistic and cultural mashup in The Art League Gallery since Art on the Rocks! The Ikebana Show, May 31–June 3, is the very cool exhibit that’s held only in years with an Olympics. The Ikebana Show is the result of a long-time collaboration with the Read more →

Q&A with Award Winner Josh Band

The third prize in this month’s “Bedtime Stories” exhibit went to Josh Band’s terra cotta sculpture, Egg Man. Juror Judy Greenberg said the sculpture’s form was both visually interesting and well-executed, working from all viewing angles and giving off a surrealistic quality. We asked Josh to tell us more about the piece. What was Read more →

Q&A with Award Winner Lisa Neher

This month’s group exhibit, “Bedtime Stories,” focuses on narrative art. Juror Judy Greenberg chose three award winners, with second place going to the painting Beloved: The Young Babar by Lisa Neher. Greenberg said that the vibrant brush strokes and a strong composition contributed to making Beloved an excellent piece. The animal subjects engage the Read more →