Tuesday, October 28, 2008

THREE shows in November!

Coming Deadlines:

fotoweek @ the art league
  • Work Submitted Digitally (2 pieces): Thursday, October 30, by 4pm
  • Work Submitted in Person (1 piece, ready to hang): Thursday, October 30, 2-4pm
Digital submissions should be sent to gallery@theartleague.org. You will receive a confirmation e-mail within one day of receipt.

small works show and Large Works Show

  • Monday, November 3, 6:30-8:30 pm
  • Tuesday, November 4, 10am-12pm
small works dimensions:
  • image area: 6" x 8" or 48" square, or smaller
  • with frame and matte: 10" x 12" or 120" square, or smaller
  • stretched canvas: 8" x 10" or 80" square, or smaller
  • frames that add more than 1/4" to the total dimension must be factored into the total square inches to determine actual size
  • subject matter is NOT restricted to "miniatures"
Large Works Dimensions:
  • image area: 22" x 30" or larger
  • with frame and matte: 28" x 38", or larger
  • stretched canvas: 24" x 36" or larger
  • 40 pound weight limit
  • work must fit in gallery doors and be prepared for hanging or display
Please note, these are two separate shows. Artists may submit two pieces per show, and both count towards Bin Gallery membership.

Please contact the gallery with questions, 703-683-1780.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Call to artists - AAC

UNLIMITED EDITION at Arlington Arts Center

UNLIMITED EDITION is a juried show about the relationship of the art world to reproduction and marketing. We're looking for artists who produce lots of unnumbered multiples of an image or an object…or who incorporate mass-produced products into their work…or who simply explore the commodification and mass-reproduction of art through various means.

Application deadline:
Saturday, November 8, 2008

Notification date:
Friday, November 21, 2008

Exhibition dates:
December 12, 2008 - January 17, 2009
SPECIAL RECEPTION EVENT in collaboration with THE PINK LINE PROJECT on Friday, December 12

Full prospectus and application here.

Friday, October 24, 2008

More Opportunities for Artists

Art In City Hall
The Art League in partnership with the City of Alexandria, in conjunction with the Mayor's initiative to promote the arts citywide in Alexandria, are coordinating a rotating fine arts exhibit. This exhibit will enhance the environment of Alexandria's City Hall and promote the talent of local artists. The exhibit will be juried by an outside, independent expert in the arts and will hang for seven months on the second floor of the Alexandria City Hall.

Saturday, November 15, 10:00am - 2pm at Alexandria City Hall, 2nd floor

E-mail the gallery for the full prospectus.


The Print Center's 83rd Annual International Competition

DEADLINE: Friday, November 14

  • Purchase award for The Print Center Permanent Collection at The Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Up to $2,500 in cash, material and purchase awards
  • A solo exhibition at The Print Center may be awarded by the Curator
  • A two-year contract may be awarded from The Print Center Gallery Store
For the full prospectus, click here.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Call for Exhibitions - 2009

The Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at Northern Virgina Community College, Alexandria Campus, invites proposals for exhibitions in the Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery.

Exhibition dates:
6-10 exhibitions, beginning February 2009

Proposal Deadline:
Proposals must be received by 5:00pm on Friday, December 12, 2008.

Artists and organizations throughout the norther Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC metroplex area are eligible. Works can be in both two- and three-dimensional formats. Exhibitions may be group or solo.

Call procedures and application form can be found here. Contact Megan Peritore, Gallery Coordinator at 703-534-5726 with questions.

Application forms and entry procedures are also available in The Art League Gallery.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Solo Jurying for 2010 is Over!

The quality of work presented before the jurors was quite high. They had very hard decisions to make. Of 52 artists, only 9 could be chosen.

Come in to pick up your works for solo jurying, along with your application packet. The decision will be attached to your work. We won't tell you over the phone!

Gallery hours are 10am-6pm, Monday through Friday, and Thursdays until 9pm.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Gwen Bragg Critique

Don't forget!
Watercolor instructor and a member of The Art League, Gwen Bragg will be doing a critique in the gallery tomorrow evening, Thursday, October 13 from 6:30-8:30pm. Artists may bring 2 pieces each.

There are still 2 spots open!
Members of The Art League - Call the gallery to reserve yours - 703-683-1780

Pictured Above:
Beneath the Surface
, Honorable Mention, September All-Media Membership Show

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

October Award Winners

At last Thursday's reception for The Art League Gallery's October juried show, Revealed Histories, 10 artists were awarded Honorable Mention for their pieces. They are:
  • Katie Burgess for Ghost Wall
  • Mari DeMaris for Family Documents I
  • Carol Dupre for 1932 Chinatown: Peach Orchard Series
  • Alice Kale for Parts of Me
  • Carol Kennedy for The Gardener
  • James McGivney for The Road Less Traveled
  • M.M. Panas for 3rd Generation
  • Nilo Santiago for My Father Fractuoso
  • Anna Shakeeva for My Nephew
  • Dana Thompson for Motel Chair and Barkcloth
Wendy Donahoe received The Gilham Award for Firstborn, a rendering in charcoal and graphite.

Firstborn, Wendy Donahoe

View more award images here.

Of 458 pieces submitted, 126 were juried in by Daniel Finch, Associate Professor of Visual Art at Messiah College. Mr. Finch was "overwhelmed by the high quality of work" and the interesting ways in which the theme was interpreted. Read his full interview with Erica Fortwengler here.

Revealed Histories will be on view at The Art League Gallery until November 3, along with Michele Hoben's solo show, Mending Fences.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Opening reception tonight for "Revealed Histories" and "Mending Fences"

Join us this evening from 6-8:30 pm to open our two October shows - the All-Media Membership Show, Revealed Histories and the solo show, Mending Fences, featuring Mixed Media Works by Michele Hoben:

Near Parallel II, Michele Hoben

Fences have been primarily used as dividers of land, conveying both safety and fear. Some menacing, some beautiful, materials both humble and exquisite, their purpose is both necessary and silly. The symbolic parallels between fences and what’s occurring in our country are timely. Hoben’s mixed media series, “Mending Fences,” has come to create a subtle commentary on our current political and economic environment.

Hoben’s great-great grandfather, J. Wallace Page, invented a woven wire fence in 1883. “Fences are in my blood,” she states. This series began with a simple sketch of a bamboo fence, and Hoben then realized there was so much to explore artistically with this subject matter. Her works are made expressive by her powerful and aggressive use of line and mark making. “Line is the foundation of my fence series. The play of transparency and opacity, negative space and patterns of light and dark created by the different fence structures and materials are also interesting to explore and are an important part of my work.”

“There are many political and cultural references and associations with fences.” White picket fences are seen to some as a symbol of Americana, suburbia – representative of an idealistic society. As many homes across the country face foreclosure, perhaps what the white picket fence symbolizes is changing. The fence under construction across our southern boarder to curtail illegal immigration, approved by Congress, has encountered strong opposition from local jurisdictions.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Reminders for the Upcoming Week

This Sunday, October 5 from 1-4pm, September solo artist Edward J. Reed will demo how he paints from a figure. Don't miss his final demonstration in the gallery! [see above]

Also this Sunday is pick-up for pieces currently in the September All-Media Membership show during regular gallery hours from 12-5pm. If you are unable to pick up your piece on this date, please call the gallery at 703-683-1780 or email gallery@theartleague.org.

On Monday, October 6, the gallery will be closed for painting. If you volunteered to help on that day, please be here at 10am. Lunch will be provided. You can also delay picking up your September piece until that day if you wish.

Also on Monday is receiving for the October show Revealed Histories, from 6:30-8:30pm and then on Tuesday from 10am-12noon. If you are not currently a member and wish to enter the show, simply come up to the front desk during receiving days to turn in your membership application and fee before moving into the receiving lines.

Finally, join us this week for Second Thursday Art Night, when we will have our opening reception from 6:30-8pm for Revealed Histories and Mending Fences, the solo exhibit of mixed-media works by Michele Hoben.