Special Exhibit – Art on the Rocks 2023

Special Exhibit – Art on the Rocks 2023





Art on the Rocks Special Exhibit

Want to see your artwork as the inspiration for a creative cocktail and appetizer pairing at one of the Art League’s fabulous fundraisers?
As the official kickoff to Old Town Cocktail week, Art on the Rocks 2023 challenges local mixologists and chefs to each create the most artistic cocktail & appetizer pairing, inspired by a piece of art by a local Art League artist.
Art on the Rocks is a festive fundraiser that help support the local arts community while spotlighting our fabulous local bar restaurants right here in Alexandria. Accepted artworks will be paired with a participating restaurant to inspire their cocktail & appetizer creation. Artists of the accepted artworks will receive a complimentary event ticket for themselves and one guest.
Do the artwork submissions have to be cocktail themed? Nope! The Art on the Rocks special exhibit is an open call! Enter any of your work made within the past 5 years.
  • Artist must be a current exhibiting artist member of The Art League gallery.
  • Artwork must be available for display at Art on the Rocks, on September 8, 2023.
  • 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 40lbs, the artist must install the piece themselves, if accepted.
  • Artists may enter any current work made within 5 years.
  • Works cannot have been accepted into any Art League juried exhibit before.
  • $10 entry fee (up to three pieces) for all members.
Works are chosen by the selected juror’s curatorial vision and aesthetic.

Click HERE to enter! 

Digital Submission Deadline: Tuesday, August 1 by midnight. Instructions for drop off of accepted artworks will be emailed to artists.
Drop off for accepted artists: September 1 – 4, 2023. Further instruction will be given to accepted artists.

Online Exhibit

Meet the Juror

Cecilia Kim

Cecilia Kim is a Korean video artist working in Washington D.C. Born in Seoul, South Korea, Kim has also lived in Australia, England, Singapore, and the United States. She received her MFA in Photography+Film at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she is an adjunct instructor, and BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Kim’s video installation work deals with spaces of otherness. Her practice involves intimate relationships with friends and family, and exchange for gestures of vulnerable honesty. Non-linear narratives repeat, overlap, and circulate. Kim investigates structures of belonging, particularly of her home country Korea, as she reclaims the Korean origins beneath layers of her transnational, nomadic life. Language is a significant part of the work through written and spoken text. Kim examines the failures of language, contemplating what is lost through translation.

Kim was awarded Best in Show at The 19th Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards. Her work has been shown in solo and group shows including Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington’s National Biennial: Assembly 2022, The Immigrant Artist Biennale (NYC, virtual), 0 GALLERY (Seoul, Korea), Hamiltonian Gallery (Washington, D.C.), The Anderson Gallery (Richmond, VA), Hume Gallery (Chicago, IL), and Sullivan Galleries (Chicago, IL). Kim participated in the Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists’ Residency, Corsicana Artist and Writer Residency, VisArts Bresler Residency, Virginia Center for Creative Arts Residency, and Busan International OpenArts Residence. She is currently a 2021-23 Hamiltonian Artists Fellow.

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