Artist Interviews

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!

Art Movie Night 2.0 features “VESSELS” animation by NYC-based Ignacio Serrano and Xiao Hua Yang

Join us Thursday July 18 at 7 pm, as the Gallery welcomes animators Ignacio Serrano and Xiao Hua Yang. Our second Art Movie Night features a screening of Serrano and Yang’s short collaborative animation exploring intercultural identity and exchange, VESSELS, followed by a talk with the artists.  Read more →

Artist Statement Workshop: Q&A with Julia Kwon and Fanna Gebreyesus

The League is pleased to welcome Julia Kwon, Artist in Residence at the NARS Foundation in Brooklyn, NY and Fanna Gebreyesus of the Glenstone Museum in Potomac, MD TONIGHT, June 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at our Artist Statement Writing Workshop (see the Eventbrite below to RSVP)! Read more →

Secret Sauce: Glaze, Practice, and Re-Thinking Clay with Ryan Rakhshan

What if pottery could float on glaze? What if glaze could be more than just function? Tomorrow we are hosting ceramics artist Ryan Rakhshan as he discusses his innovative glazing and firing techniques, focusing on the ways he pushes the boundaries of his medium. Below, we talked with Ryan Rakhshan about his process. Read more →

Wild Clay: Q&A with Potters Hitomi & Takuro Shibata

Hitomi and Takuro Shibata learned pottery making as professional studio potters in Shigaraki, one of the oldest and largest pottery villages in Japan. Now based in Seagrove, North Carolina, the Shibata's join The Art League gallery the evening of Friday, June 14 to speak about their experiences in Shigaraki and Seagrove, inspirations and influences, Read more →

A Room of Her Own: Ann Pickett’s “The Exuberance of Life” intertwines figure and environment

With movement, mystery, and appetite for life, the work of painter Ann Pickett intertwines the figure with its environment in "The Exuberance of Life" in the gallery now through April 7. Read more →

Happy International Women’s Day: Can you name #5WomenArtists?

March is  Women’s History Month, and TODAY is International Women’s Day! To mark the occasion, the National Museum of Women in the Arts is once again asking: Can you name five women artists? Read more →