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The Art League Blog

The Art League is a multi-faceted visual arts organization serving artists in the DC Metro area and beyond. We post news and information for artists, students, exhibit- and event-goers, and everyone else interested in art.

December 12, 2019

Juror Q & A With Thomas Doyle

For this year’s Petite December, our annual exhibit of small works, we invited miniature artist extraordinaire Thomas Doyle to make selections. Known for his fascinating sculpted scenarios, often depicting human figures calmly confronting exaggerated calamities, his work has a appeared in museums and galleries across the U.S., Europe and...
December 6, 2019

Artist Opportunities #488

Every week, we gather a variety of artist opportunities from the DC area and beyond. Find one below and apply today — good luck! Click here for recent opportunities posts, and submit your opportunity listing here. New:   Field Projects Open Call – NY Deadline: December 14   Emerging and...
December 4, 2019

Juror Q & A With Antonio McAfee

For Origins, our November exhibit, we asked artists to explore the notion of deep roots whether personal, cultural, familial or mythological. The result: 105 varied pieces that range in expression from figurative to abstract; literal to imagined; solemn to whimsical; subtle to bold. Baltimore-based mixed media artist and photographer...
November 22, 2019

Artist Opportunities #487

    Every week, we gather a variety of artist opportunities from the DC area and beyond. Find one below and apply today — good luck! Click here for recent opportunities posts, and submit your opportunity listing here. New: Call for Artists, 11th Annual Drawing Discourse Exhibition – NC...
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 strong, graphic lines are reminiscent of early American Abstraction art of the 1940s. American Abstractionist work rose from a time of political unrest in response to WWII, and looking at Murno’s piece, you have the feeling that the aesthetic choice was not only inspired by the abstract movement but also reflective of today’s unique political tensions.
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Art League instructor Scott Hutchison demonstrates a simple approach to drawing a transparent glass vase using charcoal, eraser, and white conte.

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