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Artful Weekend December 16 – 17
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Artful Weekend December 16 – 17

"Red Incense," photography by Craig Nedrow, is on view in December's Open Exhibit.

Welcome to Artful Weekend

-our listing of area art exhibits and events-

This weekend: December Open ExhibitLove in the Time of Covid by Donna CramerGallery 75, and Craft. Brew. at the League; 28th Annual Fine Art & Fine Craft Holiday Market at Del Ray Artisans; (be)longing online at Latela Curatorial;  and Understory: Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann + Jackie Milad at Visarts.

 

 

December 2023 Open Exhibit

Fish Fantasy by Katherine Sullivan; Watercolor

Diverse artworks by member artists are the feature of Open Exhibits at The Art League. This month, 92 artworks—painting, drawing, photography, fiber art, and mixed media—are on view. The December Open Exhibit was juried by David Culpepper, artist and gallery exhibitions manager at Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art. It is on view through January 7, 2024.

 

 

Love in the Time of Covid: Portraits of Altruism and Perseverance by Donna Cramer

Nurse Raven by Donna Cramer; Acrylic

In her solo exhibit, Love in the Time of Covid: Portraits of Altruism and Perseverance, Donna Cramer shares portraits, painted in acrylic, as a way of saying thank you to those she admired for their acts during the COVID-19 pandemic. The artist hopes her paintings will inspire reflection in her viewers about their own experience what they learned and how they grew during the Covid scourge.

 

 

Gallery 75

Inspiration by Trudy Levy; Red chalk drawing

Gallery 75, the gallery within our Gallery, is a great place to find affordably priced artwork by our local member artists. Framed, unframed, and three-dimensional work is available to purchase. Shop here for the art lovers on your holiday gift list! Click here to see what’s on view through January.

 

 

Craft. Brew.

Come craft with us!

Start your day with a creative jolt! Join us this Saturday, December 16, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., for Craft. Brew., a self-guided craft activity where we are creating holiday star and tree ornaments. They are made from wire and embellished with beads for a colorful touch. Tickets include coffee or hot cocoa, and crafting materials. This activity is beginner friendly, for ages 13 and up. Purchase tickets here.

 

 

Del Ray Artisans 28th Annual Fine Art & Fine Craft Holiday Market

The Del Ray Artisans 28th Annual Fine Art & Fine Craft Holiday Market offers unique handmade fine arts and fine crafts from local artists presenting a variety of media, including fiber/textiles, glass, jewelry, mixed media, polymer clay, ornaments, mosaics, painting, prints, paper crafting, photography, pottery/ceramics, sculpture, watercolor, wood, candles, soaps and more. It takes place each the remaining Fridays, 6-9pm; and Saturdays & Sundays, 11am-6pm, through December 23; 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia.

 

 

(be) longing

Frances Wertimer, Union, 2023; oil painting on cradled wood panel

Latela Curatorial presents the 4th annual See Support Collect exhibition, which features artwork by 31 artists responding internationally to the theme (be)longing. Defined as “an affinity for a place or situation,” (be)longing represents the human emotional desire/need to take part in something greater than ourselves. It is on view online through December 19.

 

 

Understory: Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann + Jackie Milad

VisArts presents Understory, a two-person exhibition by artists Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann and Jackie Milad. Understory combines painting with collage, sculpture, and installation to examine themes of accumulation, fragmentation, excavation, landscape, and identity. Both artists create large-scale paintings on paper and canvas, combining elements of collage with repetitive drawings and fragments from personal lexicons and mythology drawn from Mann’s and Milad’s backgrounds as Asian American and Honduran-Egyptian American artists. It is on view through January 14; 155 Gibbs Street, Rockville, Maryland.

 

Enjoy the weekend!

 

 

 

 

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