Welcome to Artful Weekend, our guide to fun and interesting ways to enjoy art in person or virtually.
This weekend: Bryan Sieling: Re|Context and the August Open Exhibit at the League; Sea Glass, a joint exhibition at Amy Kaslow Gallery; and artists reflect on a year in quarantine at Target Gallery.
August 2021 Open Exhibit
Our August Open Exhibit, juried by Eisner Award-winning author and former Library of Congress graphic arts curator Martha Kennedy, is now on view! Open exhibits are a great way to view the range of mediums and styles of our member artists.
This month’s show features some dynamic streetscapes, including Hidden Beauty, a photograph by Soohyun Kim that received an honorable mention; Chinatown, D.C., an oil painting by Sally V. Parker; Evening View of the City, an acrylic painting by Cecily Corcoran that also received honorable mention; and Baltimore Street, Cida Berry’s moody black-and-white photograph framed on vellum with gold leaf.
Portraiture is also prominent this month. They include The Wayfarer, an oil painting by Ann Wallace; Olivia, Edward Stolar’s red chalk drawing; Woman in Madina, a color photograph by Dian McDonald; and Lucy at the Beach, a gouache painting by Ralph Paine. See the entire exhibit in-person in the Gallery, through Sunday, September 5, or view it online.
Bryan Sieling: Re|Context
Lisa Tubach’s striking renderings of underwater worlds paired with John Geci’s luminous vessels are the subjects of Sea Glass at Amy Kaslow Gallery; on view through September 25, 4300 Fordham Road, NW (The Shops in Spring Valley).
A Year In
Face masks. Social distancing. Anxiety. Uncertainty. A Year In represents a small snapshot of how artists are responding to this tumultuous time,” says the exhibition’s juror Nancy Daly. The 18 artists in this all-media group exhibition reflect on the year since COVID-19 and share how it has influenced their artist practice; on view through September 5 at Target Gallery (in the Torpedo Factory), 105 N. Union St.
Enjoy the weekend!