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Artful Weekend October 16-17

"Seeking Joy!," by Judy Wilson, is currently on view in the October Open Exhibit.

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


This weekend: Solo shows and an open exhibit at the League; David Driskell’s expressions of nature at The Phillips Collection; fine art photography at 11:Eleven Gallery; and Washington Print Foundation’s outdoor art exhibit in Georgetown.



October 2021 Open Exhibit

“Indra” by Ganbaatar Choimbol; Watercolor

Our October Open Exhibit, juried by artist and Howard University Adjunct LecturerSummer Brown, is now on view! Open exhibits are a great way to view the breath of mediums and styles of our member artists. It is on view through November 7.



Tania Karpowitz: Headlands

“Listen” by Tania Karpowitz; Oil

Expressive faces merge with boundless skies and landscapes in Headlands, a series of large-scale portraiture by Tania Karpowitz. Breaching the irregular, jagged edge that exists between person and place, Karpowitz’s paintings push the boundaries between a face and the environment, where head, mountain, and sky encounter one another, joined and distinct. Karpowitz will discuss the works in this exhibit in an in-person artist talk at The Art League Gallery on Sunday, October 24, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.; RSVP here.



Dongpei He: The Principles of Nature

“Peony by Turquoise Water” by Dongpei He; Watercolor

The Principles of Nature, by painter Dongpei He, features graceful, luminous visions of peony flowers. Painted in watercolor and ink on rice paper using traditional oriental brushwork, Dongpei’s work is a celebration of the beauty and perseverance of nature. Join He in conversation online Thursday, October 21, from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.; register here.



David Driskell: Icons of Nature and History

David Driskell, “Woman with Flowers, 1974”

David Driskell has long been recognized for his vibrant and versatile artistic practice rooted in his reverence of the beauty and spirituality of the American landscape and his profound connection to the African diaspora. Featuring over 50 works, David Driskell: Icons of Nature and History, at the Phillips Collection, offers the first comprehensive examination of the paintings, collages, prints, and drawings of the celebrated American artist, art historian, and educator; On view through January 9, 1600 21st Street, NW. 



Freezing Time: A Superpower

“Old Man in Havana” by Kirth Bobb

Evoking thought and emotion, a photograph can transform light and time into something physical, grabbing our attention and playing on our emotions, and time is the most valuable resource known to mankind. In the fine art photography exhibit Freezing Time: A Superpower, at 11:Eleven Gallery, artists Sabiyha Prince, Douglas Hochberg, Kirth Bobb, and Lisa Brown present intriguingly unique perspectives on personal and overarching social themes, conveying some of life’s beautiful complexities in photographic form; on view through October 31, 10 Florida Avenue, N.W.



Georgetown Celebrates the Arts

“Lion at Peace with Himself” by by Chris Loops Seikaly

Washington Print Foundation (WPF) takes art to the streets! Georgetown Celebrates the Arts  features the works of 43 area artists on double-sided banners that extend along Book Hill (Wisconsin Avenue from Volta Place to Reservoir Road). You can vote for your favorite work—the two top choices will receive a monetary prize and a third artist will receive a non-remunerative honorable mention. Send a photo of your favorite piece to washington.print1@gmail.com, and be sure to post it on social media and tag  @WashingtonPrintmakers.


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