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Patrons' Show Artist Info

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Dear Artists,

Each year, the Patrons’ Show Fundraiser helps The Art League meet its mission: by supporting the artist, we enrich the community. We are dependent on the generosity of our artist community to make this event — our largest fundraiser — a success this year!

For each piece of art donated (valued at $225 or more), we sell one $225 ticket to the Patrons’ Show. Donations are now being accepted for 2019!

Why donate?


Thousands of dollars in prize money is available for artists:

  • $5,000: Clemente Best in Show for Contemporary Realism*
  • $3,500: Clemente Faculty Award (Art League faculty are eligible)*
  • $3,000: Collector Award (first artwork chosen in the drawing)
  • $3,000: Collector Award (second artwork chosen in the drawing)
  • $3,000: Collector Award (third artwork chosen in the drawing)
  • $2,000: The Patrons’ Show Brenda Kollman Award for Best in Show for 3D Artwork*
  • $1,000: TFAA Artist Award (TFAA artists are eligible)*
  • $200 x 2 Van Landingham Awards*
  • $250: Geri Gordon Award (first choice raffle award)


*Chosen by the Patrons' Show judge. To be eligible for these awards, artwork must be donated by Monday, February 4, 2019. If you will be donating unframed work as well as framed pieces, make sure they are donated well ahead of time so they can be framed for judging.


And all participating artists are eligible to win multiple awards!


All artists receive a statement following the event with our thanks and the contact information for the patron who selected their work. Plus, thousands of people will view this year's artwork online and through the Art Thief app.


Artist Award Sponsors: 

The Clemente Family
Jerry Kollman and the Nelson Bunn Family
Friends of Geri Gordon


How to donate


Simply bring your framed, ready-to-hang artwork to The Art League Gallery during our regular hours (these may be affected by Torpedo Factory closures):

  • Monday–Saturday, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
  • Thursdays until 9:00 pm
  • Sunday, 12:00 noon–6:00 pm

Artists who contribute two or more framed works may also donate unframed works. We also need donations of frames and glass that are 16" x 20" or larger.

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Donation Deadlines:

Friday, Feb 8: Unframed Donations

Wednesday, Feb 13: Framed/3-D Donations


If you would like to donate any work you currently have in the gallery, just call us (703-683-1780) or send us an e-mail (gallery@theartleague.org) and we will take care of it! 

Any questions? Please call us at 703-683-1780 or email gallery@theartleague.org. 

Thank you for your support!

Artists: Would you like to volunteer at Patrons' Show? Sign-up here



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