Welcome to Artful Weekend
-our listing of area art exhibits and events-
This weekend: November Open Exhibit, Code Switch by Andi Cullins, IMPart Special Exhibit, and Little Winter at the League; 2023 Umbrella Art Fair at Union Market; Hannelie Coetzee: In Mid-loping Gait at Morton Fine Art; and the 35th Annual Prince George’s County Juried Exhibition: Life in Layers at Brentwood Arts Exchange.
November Open Exhibit
Diverse artworks by our members are the feature of Open Exhibits at The Art League. This month, 87 artworks—painting, drawing, photography, and mixed media—are on view. The November Open Exhibit is on view through December 3.
Code Switch by Andi Cullins
November solo artist Andi Cullins mixes traditional ethnic fabrics—African wax prints, Australian Aboriginal design cottons, and Indonesian batiks—with contemporary western varieties, including those she hand-dyes, to create the striking quilts, mosaics, and découpage sculptures featured in her exhibition Code Switch. It is on view through December 3.
Special IMPart Exhibit: Baked & Hammered
In honor of Veterans Day, The Art League presents Baked & Hammered, a special exhibit featuring ceramics and bladesmithing created by artist veterans of our IMPart Program.
IMPart stands for Injured Military Personnel + art. For this exhibit, The Art League Gallery invited IMPart participants to share the vessels and blades they have made in the program. On view and for purchase are one-of-a-kind ceramic bowls and hand-forged knives distinctively crafted with wood grain handles. Baked & Hammered is on view through December.
Petite December, our annual exhibit of miniature artwork, is now Little Winter—and a month earlier! The diminutive masterpieces are affordably priced and make great holiday gifts. Little Winter is on view through December 3 (or while artworks last).
2023 Umbrella Art Fair
Umbrella Art Fair, the massive free arts event that launched in 2019 in Washington, D.C. as a space for art fans and aspiring collectors to see and purchase art, returns this weekend. Set at the spacious new venue Plaza at the Dock at Union Market, it features the works of more than 100 artists. Plaza at the Dock at Union Market is located at 1325 5th Street NE, Suite A, Washington, D.C.
Hannelie Coetzee: In Mid-loping Gait
Morton Fine Art is presents In Mid-loping Gait, an exhibition of ink on paper drawings from an ongoing eco-queer focused series by Johannesburg, South Africa-based artist Hannelie Coetzee. Bringing together recent drawings—a medium Coetzee has freshly pursued since the pandemic—the exhibit focuses on the artist’s fluid embrace and trenchant application of drawing. Wedding her engaged, direct observation of wildlife with deep research into zoomorphism and queer ecology, the exhibition rethinks ways of being (human) through actual ways of (animals) living, viewing animal life as another nation on par with human life. It is on view through December 19; 52 O Street NW, #302, Washington, D.C.
35th Annual Prince George’s County Juried Exhibition: Life in Layers
Brentwood Arts Exchange announces the 35th Annual Prince George’s County Juried Exhibition Life in Layers Juried by Philip Hutinet. In this exhibition, artists convey aspects of life and the current times through their work. Each moment layers on the previous ones as they create narratives and meaning through all media forms.
Enjoy the weekend!