Events at The Art League
Many events, special exhibits, and collaborations take place throughout the year at The Art League, including our popular annual Patrons’ Show, Biennial Ikebana Show, Holiday Ceramics Sale, Art on Tap, and Art on the Rocks.
September Opening Reception Via Zoom
Thursday September, 10 at 6:30 PM
Grab a glass of wine and join us Thursday,September 10 at 6:30 PM for a celebration of the Art League Artists who had work selected for the September “2020” Exhibit. We will do a short award ceremony and view art work together on Zoom.
In order to participate, please download Zoom on your phone or computer. All who RSVP will receive a meeting invitation via email the day of the event, and can join in the fun!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
Solo Artist Interview Series: Tess Olson
Friday September, 11 at 6:00 PM
Join Art League Communication Specialist Julia Chance in a live Zoom interview with September Solo Artist Tess Olson.
About the Artist:
Cultivating Imperfection, a solo exhibit by oil painter Tess Olson, is a collection of abstract work inspired by the subtle vibrations of the natural world. Waves of water, light, energy, and sound emerge in mysterious patterns on richly layered canvases and suggest secret shapes that hide and hum beneath the surface. The exhibit will be on view at The Art League Gallery September 10 – October 4, 2020.
All who RSVP will receive a meeting invitation via email the day of the event
Solo Artist Interview Series: Noah Williams
About the Artist:
Mixed media artist Noah Williams celebrates the power and energy of African mask-making traditions in his solo exhibit, Ancestral Callings, on view at The Art League Gallery on September 10 – October 4, 2020.
Williams’ masks are created with found materials, both organic and man-made. The artist remarked that working with items that “used to contain life,” such as cowry shells, leather, fur, animal bone, and feathers, has spiritual significance, and imbues the masks with sacred vitality.
Measuring nearly four feet high and festooned in copper wire and sapphire aluminum, Illusions has a regal presence, holding court as effortlessly as Shujaa, a mask whose immense, real-life bull horns are an exhilarating spectacle. “Being able to work with those bull horns was really exciting,” the artist commented.
Williams described himself as being “obsessed with the smallest of details,” which is demonstrated in the captivating collection of objects that adorn his sculptures: keys, bullet casings, wire, nails, aluminum cans, and fabric overlap like gleaming scales, urging the eye to linger. “I want people to feel their energy like it’s something they’ve never seen before. Something new
How to Write an Artist Statement
Nothing tells the story of your art better than the art itself. But your website, CV, and countless applications all require that you to translate your visual statements into words and make a powerful first impression — sometimes even before the reader looks at your art.
Join The Art League’s Gallery Director Ali Wunder for a two-session workshop tackling this difficult, but essential topic. Gain the tools to construct a clear, concise statement that provides viewers with insight into your work, and serves as a starting point for marketing yourself as an artist.
Session One will focus on the mechanics of writing a statement. Session Two is dedicated to peer editing and constructive criticism to help refine your statement and get it submission-ready!
September 16–17, 2020 from 10:30 am–12 Noon.
at The Art League Gallery
105 N Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314