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December 2021 Open Exhibit





Jimmy Hendrix by Ganbaatar Choimbol

RSVP to the opening reception on December 9th from 4-6 pm here!


Congratulations to our Best in Show winner, Ganbaatar Choimbol, for his piece Jimmy Hendrix!

Honorable Mentions:

Liz LaGarde – Onion Paper
Jose Eduardo Barrows Castillo – Shipaki
Keong Cho – Enchanted Land
Theresa Esterlund – Grounded
Mary Beth Gaiarin – Still Life with Roses
Hyesuk Kong – A Photographer’s Stand-by
Chris Malone – Locked Up and Trying to be Creative
Julie Miller – Indoor Rainbow
Doris Ross – Amber Meditation
Ann Wallace – Festive Gathering 

Meet the Juror

Ksenia Orol

Ksenia Orol (nee: Grishkova) is a curator and exhibitions organizer with an entrepreneurial approach to research, development and acquiring new art projects. Ksenia has worked in the arts management field for 20 plus years in various capacities for art organizations in Washington, D.C. and abroad. Her education includes degrees in Studio Art, Design, and Arts Management including courses in Nonprofit Management. Since 2007, Ksenia has held the Director position at Touchstone Gallery in D.C. Under her direction, the gallery moved into a custom-built, new space in 2010. The gallery was named “Best of D.C.” by The Washington Post and City Paper readers several years consecutively, and it received letters of appreciation about enriching the local community through arts from D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser. Before Touchstone, Ksenia led an effort to establish a contemporary art gallery in London and, before that, a first-of-a-kind photo gallery in Moscow, Russia. Over the years, Orol has organized hundreds of exhibitions. She has been a frequent grant reviewer panelist with The D.C. Commissions for the Arts and Humanities, a juror for the National Cherry Blossom Contests and an art projects juror for Downtown BID. In addition, Orol is the Executive Director of Touchstone Foundation for the Arts, a non-profit organization she helped create in 2012 dedicated to supporting emerging artists.

For Artists

Artists may enter works made within the past five years. Open exhibits are not limited by theme, medium, process, or content. 
Awards: The Art League Award for Best in Show League credit for $1000 useable in the store, gallery, or school. 
  • Artist must be a current exhibiting artist member of The Art League gallery.
  • All works must adhere to the Gallery hanging and framing requirements. For 2D artworks, no clip frames are permitted and hanging wire must be attached to the frame, not the backing. 2D artworks must have hanging wire. No saw tooth hangers permitted. Canvases may be gallery wrapped with no visible staples.
  • If the work weighs over 50lbs, the artist must install the piece themselves, if accepted.
  • Artists are free to enter any current work made within 5 years.
Works are chosen by the selected juror’s curatorial vision and aesthetic.

Become an exhibiting artist

Exhibiting Artist Membership at The Art League gallery is open to all artists who wish to participate in Art League exhibits.

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