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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.

August 16, 2019

Artist Opportunities #483

Graphite Drawing by Lisa Semerad 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. Featured: The Torpedo Factory: My Queer Valentine (VA)...
August 14, 2019

Hot Off The Presses: New Book Classes and The Art League at Emerging Writers Festival!

You may not be in school anymore but the back-to-school season has us feeling ready to get back to classes at The Art League! The end of August always makes us want to go shopping for new art supplies, sketch pads, and books–that’s why the Book Fair at Emerging...
August 9, 2019

Artist Opportunities #482

Pottery by Michael Brehl 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. Featured: The Art League Illustration Special Exhibit (VA) Deadline:...
August 9, 2019

Introducing A New Look for TheArtLeague.org

Have you noticed? The new Art League website is HERE! At the new theartleague.org you’ll find everything that you found on our previous site—and a lot more. We hope this new site will make it easier for you to: search and sign up for classes, see all of our upcoming...
For this installment of “Art Bites,” we look into the diptych of America Remembers/The Lives by Hernán Murno in the July open exhibit. Murno’s strong, graphic lines are reminiscent of early American Abstraction art of the 1940s. American Abstractionist work rose from a time of political unrest in response to WWII, and looking at Murno’s piece, you have the feeling that the aesthetic choice was not only inspired by the abstract movement but also reflective of today’s unique political tensions.
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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