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The Art League is a multi-faceted visual arts organization serving artists in the DC Metro area and beyond. We post news and information for artists, students, exhibit- and event-goers, and everyone else interested in art.

April 3, 2020

Artful Weekend At Home April 3-5

Welcome to Artful Weekend At Home, our guide to fun and interesting ways to enjoy and engage in art as you shelter-in-place.  This weekend: Tour our Flora/Fauna exhibit, rise to some creative challenges, brush up on your art history, and more!     Spring Fling Didn’t get to see...
April 3, 2020

Artist Opportunities #511

Every week, we gather a variety of artist opportunities from the DC area and beyond. Find one below and apply today — good luck! Click here for recent opportunities posts, and submit your opportunity listing here. New:   Amplifier’s Global Open Call For Art In response to COVID-19, Amplifier is launching...
April 2, 2020

Odd Little Lifes: a creative still life exercise

by Assistant Gallery Director Haven Ashley For our series “Art in your Inbox,” Art League staffers are sharing lighthearted exercises to give you a boost of creative endorphins. Dive into fun and informal, quick projects—an apéritif to your greater artistic pursuits.  My creative exercise, Odd Little Lifes, is an...
March 30, 2020

The Enchanting Garden: How a scene from a travel photo became an award-winning painting

by Haven Ashley Lismore Flowers, the March Flora/Fauna Best-in-Show Award-winning painting by Angela Lacy, is like a postcard scene beckoning you to step inside inside. In effortless watercolor, Lacy delights us with a charming parcel of Irish countryside. Lovingly pruned and abundant with blooms, the garden feels exuberant with...
Featured Video

Art League instructor Scott Hutchison demonstrates a simple approach to drawing a transparent glass vase using charcoal, eraser, and white conte.

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