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The Art League Blog

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.

November 12, 2019

Artist Opportunities #486

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: Photowork: Beyond 20/20 33rd Annual National Juried Photography Exhibition Call for Entries...
October 22, 2019

Playful State of Mind: An interview with artist Cristy West

­ “Mark making is central to art; it reaches back into prehistory to the caves of Lascaux, yet at the same time, children do it spontaneously.” An interview of artist Cristy West, winner of the Best in Show, October Open Exhibit juried by Debbie Millman. Emma Gould of The...
October 21, 2019

Artist Opportunities #485

The Wild Wompus by Chris Bonnell   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: 40 Under 40: Young Artist...
Urban Legend by Will Varner
October 17, 2019

“Honesty without compassion is worth nothing”: an Interview with juror Will Varner

What is your definition of illustration? What does it encompass? For me, illustration should be in service of something—such as helping an article, a story, or narrative become something more. Illustration is different than fine art because it’s helping something else, a world, or even advertising. Illustration is more...
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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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