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Artful Weekend December 3-4

"Habari Leo (News Today)" acrylic on canvas by Judy Buelow, is currently on view in November's member exhibit.

Welcome to Artful Weekend

-our listing of area art exhibits and events-

This weekend: November 2022 ExhibitIMPRESSIONS AND BIOMES by Nada Romanos Abizaid, The Art of Transformation, and the Holiday Ceramics Sale at the League; Small Treasures at American Painting Fine Art; Annual Fine Art & Fine Craft Holiday Market at Del Ray Artisans; and Small Works at Principle Gallery.



November 2022 Exhibit

Protector by Wil Scott; Photography

Diverse works in different mediums are the feature of Open Exhibits at The Art League. This month’s exhibit features 98 artworks in oil, acrylic, watercolor, ceramic, photography, printmaking and more. It was juried by painter Joe Ramira Garcia.



IMPRESSIONS AND BIOMES by Nada Romanos Abizaid

Ceramic artist Nada Romanos Abizaid invites viewers on a sensorial journey through sculptural forms in her solo exhibit IMPRESSIONS AND BIOMES, inspired by natural sites. Tactile and conceptual imprints are embodied in works depicting biomes and a playful dialogue among the forms. Hand-built with clay, glazed, and fired by various methods, these sculptures evoke the integral rapport between Earth’s living landscapes and the atmospheric conditions that shape them.



Special Exhibit — The Art of Transformation: Ceramics and Bladesmithing from the Artist Veterans of the IMPart Program


The Art of Transformation, this year’s IMPart exhibition, features an array of ceramics and knives handcrafted by military veterans in our IMPart Program. IMPart connects recently Injured Military Personnel with visual arts experiences created for personal enrichment, relaxed social engagement, the improvement and redevelopment of fine motor skills, and expressive catharsis. The Art of Transformation is on view through December 4.



The Art League Annual Holiday Ceramics Sale

Over 100 beautifully handcrafted ceramics await you at our Madison Annex!

The Art League’s popular Holiday Ceramics Sale features hundreds of one-of-a-kind ceramic pieces created by 25 students and associates of The Art League. These affordable, unique, and handmade creations are perfect for holiday gift giving. Admission is free! Sip complementary hot cocoa while you browse. Saturday, December 3 is the final day of the sale! It takes place from 11 am – 6 pm at our Madison Annex, Studios 3 and 4, 305 Madison Street, Alexandria, VA.



Small Works

Justin Worrell Violet & Yellow 9 x 12, oil on board, Courtesy of Principle Gallery Alexandria.

Principle Gallery Alexandria presents Small Works, a group exhibition featuring over 100 new works by 38 artists, including league exhibiting member Justin T. Worrell and instructor Elizabeth Floyd. There will be an Opening Reception Saturday afternoon from 1 – 4 pm with a painting demonstration by Worrell beginning at 1 pm. Small works is on view through January 7; 208 King Street, Alexandria, VA. 

Small Treasures

Moonrise by Jean Schwartz

American Painting Fine Art in Washington’s Small Treasures features small-scale original works of art that are perfect for giving—or keeping! League member artist Jean Schwartz and instructor Pattee Hipschen are among the renowned artists whose works are featured. Come for the opening reception Saturday, December 3, from 5 – 7 pm to meet the artists and enjoy refreshments. Small Treasures is on view through February 11 at American Painting Fine Art, 5125 MacArthur Blvd., NW, #17, Washington, DC.



Del Ray Artisans 27th Annual Fine Art & Fine Craft Holiday Market

Presented by Ken and Sue Reed. These artists are featured in Holiday Market Weekend 1 (Dec 2-4).

Del Ray Artisans 27th Annual Holiday Market offers unique handmade fine arts and crafts from local artists. Choose from wall art, pottery, photography, jewelry, glass, and much more! Plus 2023 wall calendars to support Del Ray Artisans nonprofit. Free admission. Market is the first three weekends in December (Dec 2-4, Dec 9-11, Dec 16-18). Different artists each weekend! Open Fridays 6-9pm, Saturdays & Sundays 11am-6pm. 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA.

Enjoy the weekend!

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