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Q&A interviews with the artists whose work is chosen by jurors as best in show in our monthly exhibits. Learn about the stories and the creative process behind these award-winning works of art from the artists who created them!

By Julia Chance   If you’ve visited the second floor of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, perhaps you have seen Rashad Ali Muhammad in…
By Julia Chance   In Spirit of Life, June solo artist Mike McSorley draws on his recent challenges and inspiration with thoughtful still-life paintings…
By Julia Chance   If it seems like the cheerfully colored, large-scale paintings in Khalid Alaani’s solo exhibit The Enemy are in conflict with…
By Julia Chance   Artist Jimmy James Greene utilizes exaggerated hues and striking designs in his paintings to weave narratives about Black people. In…
Our December solo artist talks about her inspiration and process for Homestead Elegy.   by Julia Chance When painter Cindi Lewis saw photos of…
  Fine art photographer David Mosher is having a moment. He has three photographs in the Art League of Germantown’s 9th Annual Juried Exhibit at Kentlands…
By Julia Chance   To fully appreciate the magnificent paintings in Tania Karpowitz’s solo exhibit Headlands, be prepared to spend time with them. First,…
Our August solo artist on assemblage, and collecting random objects for art sake.   By Julia Chance As an artist whose medium is found objects,…
Our July solo artist shares her inspiration for her exhibit Eastern Light.   by Julia Chance You could say that artistic inspiration struck Yasmin…
June’s solo artist Abol Bahadori talks about his intuitive process, the questions that drive his art, and the meaning of his exhibit Perspectives.   By…
Artist Rashad A. Muhammad, winner of The Art League’s Best-in-Show award for the March 2021 Line by Line exhibit, shares his thoughts on the…
By Haven Ashley   A dramatic coalescence of sea and sky, Yongsuk Adams’ photograph Become One was captured on the scenic Snæfellsnes peninsula in…
By Haven Ashley Five years ago, painter Sally Davies began work on Labyrinth of Life: View From the Top of the Whitney, NYC, sorting…
by Haven Ashley Turning Over a New Leaf, Kay Walsh’s Best-in-Show Award-winning painting for the July 2020 Open Exhibit, is a model of graphic…
By Haven Ashley Six o’clock a.m., south of Lincoln Center. It’s January in New York and painter Ray Goodrow is on foot, eager to…
By Haven Ashley   Painter Sweta Shah’s The Embrace, the May Open Exhibition Best-in-Show winner, is a timeless expression of the comfort found in…
By Haven Ashley   Teresa Oaxaca’s The Journey of Life is charming as it is brutal, a visual confection with layers of silk and…
by Haven Ashley Lismore Flowers, the March Flora/Fauna Best-in-Show Award-winning painting by Angela Lacy, is like a postcard scene beckoning you to step inside…
“Pulling Perspective,” the painting awarded the December 2019 Open Exhibit Best-In-Show prize by juror Matthew McLaughlin, is a departure from what artist Abol Bahadori…
­ “Mark making is central to art; it reaches back into prehistory to the caves of Lascaux, yet at the same time, children do…
What is your definition of illustration? What does it encompass? For me, illustration should be in service of something—such as helping an article, a…
Artist Tara Barr makes people want to pick up a pencil and attack her art. Not really of course, but Tara Barr‘s Mixtape certainly…
The Best-in Show winning piece for this month’s exhibit was selected by juror, Julia Kwon. Julia is also a textile artist (see her work…
For this installment of “Art Bites,” we look into the diptych of America Remembers/The Lives by Hernán Murno in the July open exhibit. Murno’s…