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 Shanthi Chandrasekar

Artist Shanthi Chandrasekar, whose solo show “Red Dots” appeared in The Art League Gallery in September, was awarded Best In Show for her painting Kolam-Shakthi in this month’s “Earth” exhibit. Juror Helen Frederick said of the painting, “This piece is reflective, symbolic, and quietly captures what’s happening ecologically around the world.” We asked Shanthi Read more →

April Exhibits Are Open!

If you thought last month’s shows were good, wait until you see what artists brought to April’s exhibits at The Art League Gallery. The themed exhibit, “Earth,” invited artists to address the planet and our relationship to it. Some pieces incorporate found or recycled materials: The April All-Media Exhibit includes works in all media Read more →

Q&A with Award Winner Ahmed Alkarkhi

Birds of Play, above, was winner of the Evelyn Turner Award for outstanding abstract work in this month’s “Play” exhibit, in The Art League Gallery through April 2. Juror Judy Bass, who selected the acrylic painting on canvas for the award, praised the painting’s composition and sense of color, as well as the looseness Read more →

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 →