behind-the-scenes Archive

Art Camp Behind the Scenes

Last week we showed you some of what kids made at Summer Art Camp this year. Today we’re pleased to bring you the movies made by campers in our two Clay Animation camps, along with an inside look at the production process: Read more →

How to Enter Your First Exhibit

Our blogger, George, entered his first exhibit at The Art League today, submitting two photos for ’Scapes. Here’s his experience: When last we checked in, I had just finished taking Basic Drawing and Stained Glass at The Art League School. Since then, I’ve been inspired to return to photography, a medium I have a Read more →

Partners in Purpose: The Art League & The Seaport Foundation

One rainy day in March 2011, The Art League approached the Alexandria Seaport Foundation with an idea. Now, this wasn’t the first time the League and Seaport Foundation had worked together — we’ve had great success through the years placing talented seaport program participants in art classes through The Art League’s Geri Gordon Scholarship Read more →

The Show Must Go Up

Midday snow flurries in Alexandria coincided with a flurry of activity in The Art League Gallery, where jurying was taking place for the January All-Media exhibit. Ever wondered how the artwork is delivered, chosen, and hung for each show? It’s an involved process which, thanks to the help of gallery volunteers, only takes a Read more →

If This Wall Could Talk

The Art League Gallery underwent a minor beautification procedure today after years of nails finally took their toll on one section of wall. One might say it suffered for its art: Nail holes from month after month of successive exhibits turned the drywall into Swiss cheese, rendering it unsuitable for hanging and necessitating repairs Read more →

Sneak Peek at Our New Show!

Frances Borchardt’s work is in and our assistant gallery director, Megan, is putting together the new show (which opens tomorrow)!  Megan works on the wall label while the pieces get ready for their close-ups. We thought our fans would appreciate a first look at Borchardt’s photo albums-turned-mosaics, laid out in printer’s cases.  Newly-hung and Read more →