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Artful Weekend August 13-14

"Dreaming", a watercolor painting by Arleen Jeszenszky, is currently on view in the August 2022 Open Exhibit.

Welcome to Artful Weekend, our listing of area art exhibits and events.


This weekend: The August Open Exhibit and Wild Suburbia by Andrea Cybyk at the League; Turning Tides at Target Gallery; Newly Juried 2022 at Principle Gallery;  and Colombia: A Work of Art at the Art Museum of the Americas.




August 2022 Open Exhibit


“Trolley People” by Carol Morgan; 3D sculpture

Diverse works in different mediums are the feature of Open Exhibits at The Art League. Ninety-eight artworks including painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, sculpture, collage, glass, printmaking, and fiber art are in the August 2022 Open Exhibit. It was juried by Philadelphia-based glass artist Amber Cowan.



Wild Suburbia by Andrea Cybyk


Fields and Forests 2 by Andrea Cybyk


Andrea Cybyk, our August solo artist, finds beauty in the scourge of gardeners everywhere: common weeds. Wild Suburbia celebrates these botanical outcasts—from the petite and humble to the huge and invasive—that thrive in sidewalk cracks, abandoned fields, gravelly roadsides, and other forgotten spaces. In Cybyk’s colorful artworks—a combination of painting and printmaking—these uninvited garden guests appear wondrous.

Cybyk will be in conversation about Wild Suburbia and her artistry on Sunday, August 21, from 2–3 pm. RSVP here.




Turning Tides


Johnny Everyman, FEMA Flood Map – Alexandria, VA, 2022. Acrylic on Ink on poly poplin fabric on LED lightbox. Image courtesy of the Torpedo Factory Art Center.

Turning Tides, a group exhibition at Target Gallery, explores the effects of climate change from themes of fear and grief to resiliency over the looming environmental impacts of human interference. This all-media exhibition features 20 artists, with seven from the greater DC metropolitan region. It is on view through September 11; 105 N Union Street, Alexandria, VA. 



Newly Juried 2022: A Torpedo Factory Art Center Exhibition


Abundance by Rashad Ali Muhammad; Specialty paper, ink, glitter, and faux flower petals

Principle Gallery in partnership with the Torpedo Factory Art Center presents Newly Juried 2022, an exhibition of artists that have been newly juried into the Torpedo Factory. While the artists were selected through the Art Center’s process, Principle Gallery curated the artwork of over 38 artists into a unified exhibition. The featured artworks include paintings, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, and more. It is on view through August 21; 208 King Street, Alexandria, VA.



Colombia: A Work of Art; Our Legacies in the AMA Collection


Eduardo Ramirez Villamizar (Colombia, b.1923, d.2004). Composicion Mecanica (Mechanical Composition, 1957). Oil on canvas. OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas Collection

Colombia: A Work of Art; Our Legacies in the AMA Collection, at the Art Museum of the Americas (AMA), commemorates the visual arts of Colombia and the vital role they have played in the development of modern and contemporary art of the region. As an OAS member state, Colombia has engaged in a vibrant culturally diplomatic relationship with the Organization and its Visual Arts Unit and subsequent Museum of Modern Art of Latin America, today the AMA. It is on view through August 29; 201 18th Street NW.


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