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Artful Weekend June 12-13

"Patio Cafe of White Umbrellas," by Jane Coonce, is one of the artworks on view in the June 2021 Landscape Exhibit.

Welcome to Artful Weekend, our guide to fun and interesting ways to enjoy art in person or virtually.


This weekend: Landscapes and geometric abstracts at The League; BK Adams’ mixed media at Honfleur; heatwave-inspired art at Cody Gallery; and more!


June 2021 Landscape Exhibit

“Rainy Scotland” by Ron Colbroth; photography

Paintings, drawings, photography, collage, and glasswork are among the many representational and abstract pieces on display in our Landscape Exhibit, juried by celebrated watercolorist John Salminen. Here, the idea of landscapes varies from remote vistas like Primal Shadows by Leanne Fink and moody streetscapes like Comfort by Blair Johnson, to architectural horizons like Old Town Charm by Rana Geralis and seashore scenes like Girl in the Green Hat by Clayton Davis. In other artworks, like Cabinet of Curiosity NO. 15 by David Alfuth or Connecting Memories by Pam Gregory, objects, figures, colors, textures, marks, and expressions are what evokes a sense of place. The June 2021 Landscape Exhibit is on view in the Gallery and online through July 3.

Join The Art League for a virtual artists panel with the exhibit’s award winners on Thursday, June 17 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. EDT; register here.   




“Salutations” by Abol Bahadori

Perspectives, Abol Bahadori’s series of abstract paintings inspired by the rediscovery of the perspective grid among Renaissance artists. Bahadori uses trapezoids and triangles generated by 3D grids as abstract planes to showcase colors to prismatic effect. He further enhances some of his compositions with realistic figures and illustrations—humans, animals, insects— that break the symmetry and change the focal point.

Bahadori will be in virtual discussion about Perspectives and his artistry on Wednesday, June 16, from 6 – 7 p.m. EDT; register here.


BK Adams: outterman vs innerMAN

See works by prolific artist BK Adams in his new exhibit “outterman vs innerMAN” at The Honfleur Gallery.

BK Adams is an arts phenomenon from Washington DC whose paintings and sculptures incorporate abundant bold colors and found objects, such as bicycles and chairs. His work centers sustainability, synthesizing everyday objects into eccentric one of a kind pieces. Adams’ expressive workmanship is on view in Outterman vs innerMAN, opening with a reception at the Honfleur Gallery on Saturday, June 12 at 7 p.m. (RSVP here). The exhibit is on view through July 24; 1241 Good Hope Road SE.



So Hot You Could Fry An Egg

“A Nostalgic Summer Vibe That Gets In Your Bones” by Katie Barrie; highload acrylic on canvas, 36″ x 36″

The familiar colloquial American expression used to describe extreme heat is the theme of a new group show at the Cody Gallery at Marymount University. It features paintings by Katie Barrie, sculpture by Akemi Maegawa and photographs by Caitlin Teal Price, and explores modes of existing when temperatures rise; So Hot You Could Fry An Egg is on view through July 31 at Marymount University Ballson Center, 2807 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA.



Her Flag

Marilyn Artus, “Her Flag” (detail), 2020; UV grade polyester, 18 x 26 ft.; Courtesy of the artist; Photo by Shevaun Williams

Oklahoma-based artist Marilyn Artus collaborated with a woman artists from each of the 36 states that ratified the 19th Amendment by 1920 to create Her Flag, a 18 x 26 foot fiber art piece that celebrates the hard-won women’s right to vote. It is on display on the National Museum for Women in the Arts’ New York Avenue exterior façade through July 12; 1250 New York Avenue, NW.


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