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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.

August 20, 2019

Art Camp 2019 By The Numbers

The Madison Annex is decidedly quieter this week as Art Camp 2019 wraps up. This year saw our biggest Art Camp ever, with over 1,600 campers! After a fun and creative summer, campers are making their way back to school for the 2019-2020 year. We can’t wait to have...
August 16, 2019

Artist Opportunities #483

Graphite Drawing by Lisa Semerad 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. Featured: The Torpedo Factory: My Queer Valentine (VA)...
August 14, 2019

Hot Off The Presses: New Book Classes and The Art League at Emerging Writers Festival!

You may not be in school anymore but the back-to-school season has us feeling ready to get back to classes at The Art League! The end of August always makes us want to go shopping for new art supplies, sketch pads, and books–that’s why the Book Fair at Emerging...
August 9, 2019

Artist Opportunities #482

Pottery by Michael Brehl 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. Featured: The Art League Illustration Special Exhibit (VA) Deadline:...
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.
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, wild clays in North Carolina and their wood firing methods.
Featured Video

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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