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Artful Weekend At Home April 10-12

"Blue Corner" by Janet Heekin, received an Honorable Mention Award in The Art League April Open Exhibit.

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: Our April Open Show online, Easter eggs to dye for, a virtual Hockney exhibit, and more!



April Open Exhibit Online

“Gazelle” by Stephanie Chang, an Honorable Mention awardee in our April Open Exhibit.

As we do our part to follow social distancing guidelines, we will continue to present great art by our member artists. Exhibiting now online: our April Open Show  juried by art writer Dana Self of KC Studio magazine.



Artful Easter Eggs

Tie-dye easter eggs courtesy of Crouton and CrackerJack.

In lieu of their annual Easter egg hunt, our friends at Anthenaeum Gallery shared this tutorial for making groovy tie-dye Easter eggs that are bound to be an Easter basket standout!


Image courtesy of The Kitchn.

Don’t have dye or food coloring? Make some from pantry staples. The digital food magazine Kitchn shows you how to dye eggs naturally using things like onion skins, purple cabbage, ground turmeric and good old Red Zinger tea.



Insta Art Games

“JeopARTy,” hosted by The Student Art League of NY

Test your art knowledge and have fun playing these art-themed games on Instagram: The the Brooklyn Museum’s Art History Pop Quiz, appearing on their Instagram story every Friday, features questions about the museum’s famed collection. For “JeopARTy,” hosted by The Student Art League of NY on Sunday, April12 at 7 p.m., contestants who are selected from their Instagram Live audience compete for prizes.



A Virtual Hockney Exhibit

This portrait of pop sensation Ed Sheeran is one of 18 charcoal, crayon, and acrylic on canvas portraits featured in David Hockney’s latest exhibit.


Octogenarian artist David Hockney’s investigations into how to depict more truly how we ‘see’ is unwavering. His latest exhibit, Video Brings Its Time to You, You Bring Your Time to Paintings and Drawings, includes the two two multiple perspective videos, portraits on canvas of Hockney’s friends and associates, from fellow artists to well-known musicians, as well as images and items from his studio. Catch it on GalleriesNow, an online guide with installation and virtual reality views.



Support Student Artists

A sampling of MFA thesis submissions from MICA on @SocialDistanceGallery.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought another in-person art activity to a halt: student thesis exhibitions. Artist and adjunct professor Benjamin Cook is helping to fill the void and giving young artists a wide-reaching platform with his increasingly popular @SocialDistanceGallery on Instagram. It’s a great way to see work by emerging artists from around the globe.



Masks Made Easy

With face coverings now a social-distancing requirement in the DMV, here’s an easy, no-sew version you can make with a bandana or any other tightly woven fabric. Once your mask is finished, follow these instructions for wearing and caring for it.


Stay safe, stay home, and enjoy your weekend.




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