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About Solo Exhibits

The Art League seeks artists who have a strong, cohesive, and exciting body of work expressing an aesthetic concept for our prestigious solo artist exhibitions. Our aim, whether we exhibit experimental or traditional works, is to adhere to the highest standards of quality. While we seek beautifully executed work, we also value work that is innovative, artwork that presents the artist’s unique voice, and engages the viewer intellectually, emotionally, as well as visually.

Artist Qualifications

  • Artist must be a current exhibiting artist member of The Art League.
  • Artist cannot have had a solo exhibit at The Art League within the last five years.
  • If an artist is selected for a 2024 solo show, no more than 20% of the works displayed in the final exhibit can have been shown within 50 miles of The Art League gallery.

Become an exhibiting artist member

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

2024 Application Process

Applications are reviewed and selected two years ahead of time. Jurying for 2024 solo exhibits will take place in November of 2022.

There are three steps to jurying. 

1. Applicants must first submit images of five works, a proposal, artist statement, and artist résumé online.

2. Applicants will drop of their work  at the gallery for “in-person” jurying. 

3. The jury panel will review artwork “in-person” and make final decisions. 


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Application Timeline:

November 9, 2022: Application deadline. Images of five artworks, a detailed proposal, an artist statement, and an artist resumé must be submitted online via Submittable.com.
 November 10-11, 2022: Applicants  must drop off their five artworks (the same five that were submitted in the application) by 5:00pm on November 11, 2020. Instructions and times for drop off will be emailed to artists once the entry deadline has past.
November 12, 2022: The Art League Gallery will be closed while a panel of jurors discusses each finalist and decides which artists will be accepted for a 2024 solo exhibit.
November 13-14, 2022: All artists MUST pick up their work between 12:00pm-5:00pm and will receive the juror’s final decision at that time. Results will not be given over the phone.
 
Jury panel members:
 
Davide Prete is an artist and educator. Davide was born in Treviso, Italy, and was introduced to art by his father Alessandro and by the sculptor Toni Benetton. He studied jewelry and metalsmithing at the Institute of Art in Venice and, in 2003, obtained a degree in architecture. In 2010 he earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture from Fontbonne University, Saint Louis, where he studied under the guidance of Hank Knickmeyer and developed a personal sculptural process, mixing traditional metal casting and new technologies such as 3D printing and laser scanning. He moved to Washington, DC, in 2011 and started working as a professor of fine art after opening his art studio. In 2014, he received a certificate in digital fabrication from FabAcademy, and in 2021, a certificate in Design for Additive Manufacturing from MIT.
Davide works now as an assistant professor at the University of the District of Columbia, where he teaches Sculpture, Ceramics, Drawing, and Digital tools. Prete’s work has been shown in national and international venues. His latest public artwork for the City of Washington DC, “Freedom to Read,” was installed at the Capitol View Library in 2019 and Soundwave Art park for Playable Art 2020 was completed and installed at the Fort Dupont / Greenway site.
 
Halley Sun Stubis is an Asian American artist and the Director of Studio Gallery, Washington D.C.’s oldest artist cooperative and women-founded nonprofit. She received her BFA at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University. Halley’s art has been exhibited at Studio Gallery, where she works with the cooperative’s 60+ local artists to bring public attention to their diverse portfolios. Her experience includes curating exhibits, conducting media relations, and initiating community outreach. She is passionate about bringing people together through a shared love of the arts.
 

Judith Peck is a Washington, DC area allegorical figurative artist who has made her life’s work to paint about history and healing, using a variety of methods and experimental techniques to achieve a diverse range of visual and tactile results that validate a strong narrative. She has been awarded by the Masur Museum of Art, the Alexandria Museum of Art, The Washington County Museum of Fine Art, the Lore Degenstein Gallery Competition at Susquehanna University, The Butler Institute of American Art, and Florida A&M University’s Pinnacle Competition, shown in the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, Context Art Basel in Miami and The Art of Paper show in New York. She was awarded the Strauss Fellowship Grant from Fairfax County, Virginia as well as an International Artist-in-Residence in Salzburg Austria. Her paintings have been featured numerous times in American Art Collector Magazine, Poets /Artists, The Artist’s Magazine, iARTisas, Combustus and the books Tradition and Transformation and the Ashen Rainbow, by Ori Z. Soltes, as well as the Kress Project book published by the Georgia Museum of Art.

Judith Peck’s work is collected internationally and can be found in many private collections as well as in the permanent public collections of the Museo Arte Contemporanea, Sicilia, the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Pennsylvania, Penn College, Susquehanna University, Montgomery County Public Art Trust Contemporary Work on Paper Collection, the Alexandria Commission on the Arts in Virginia, the Museum of Fine Arts Washington County in MD, the University of Maryland GC Art International Collection the Garrett Museum of Art in Illinois as well as the District of Columbia’s Commission on the Arts and Humanities Art Bank.


Interested in applying?

Solo Jurying Information Sessions will explain the application, submission, jurying, and exhibition processes for a solo show at The Art League gallery. You may set up a brief one-on-one meeting by emailing gallery@theartleague.org. (Subject to staff availability.)