Monday, November 30, 2009


Patrons' Show Update!

Patrons' Show Ticket Forms are now available on The Art League's new website! The forms are available for fax-ins or mail-ins.
We will not be accepting fax-ins until January 16th beginning at 9AM!

We DO still need more framing donations, PLEASE!
If you know of anyone throwing away frames or giving away frames, please let them know that the Art League Gallery will be happy to have them!


We are accepting donations for the Patrons' Show! We will accept them anytime during the month of January and February 1st from 10AM to 8:30PM! We really appreciate it and so do the ticket buyers!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009



36 studios- part 1
Call For Entries: WPA announces 36 Studios - Part 1, a series of studio visits with Mera Rubell of the Rubell Family Collection.
Deadline: Sunday, December 6, 2009 at midnight

The Rubell Family Collection is one of the leading collections of contemporary art in the world. Started in 1964, soon after Don and Mera Rubell were married, the Rubell Family Collection operates as a non-profit organization based in Miami where it presents rotating, curated exhibitions and hosts a variety of educational and community outreach programs.

Mera Rubell will be one of eight esteemed curators selecting works for Cream, the WPA 2010 Art Auction Exhibition. Building upon the popular Experimental Video Series at the Rubells' Capitol Skyline Hotel, Rubell has determined to see the work of as many DC-area artists as possible and select up to twelve to be included in the WPA exhibition and auction. Her visits to DC are typically 36 hours long, and she has devoted her next trip to this project.

For 36 Studios - Part 1, Mera Rubell and a team of curators and writers will conduct 36 studio visits over the course of 36 straight hours. Each studio visit will last approximately 15-20 minutes and will take place starting at 5:00am on Saturday, December 12 and continuing until 5:00pm on Sunday, December 13.

Artists will apply to participate and will be chosen at random to have the opportunity to meet and present their work. The work chosen will be included in WPA's annual Art Auction Exhibition, January 30 through March 6, 2009 at the American University Art Museum at the Katzen Arts Center...

ART FEST @ the art league


Open House & Holiday Party

Friday, December 4th
6:00 - 9:00 pm

  • Artist Demonstrations
  • 3-D/2-D Art Exhibits
  • Ceramic & Jewelry Shows (with sales through the Weekend)
  • "Wearable Art" Trunk Show featuring work of Art League instructors and students
  • Live music by the Rew Smith Band
  • Food & Drinks
  • FREE!!!!!!
@ The Art League's Madison Annex
305 Madison St.
Old Town Alexandria, VA 22314

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009


The Art League now has a BRAND NEW website!

Please check out our new, user-friendly, website at!

Please be aware that it is brand new, so if you see any horrible mistakes, please let us know so that we can change them as soon as possible! We also welcome positive comments for the easy to us site!

If you have bookmarked our website in the past, please delete that web address (even though it looks the same) and re-bookmark us again! It will take you to our new and improved site!


November Shows on Flickr!!!!


The November shows, Becoming Animal and Small Works 2009, are both up and online! Please enjoy!

Art League Gallery Flickr

Monday, November 16, 2009

2010 Virginia Fine Arts Festival


No more artwork will be accepted after this date!

Event Dates: Saturday and Sunday May 15 and 16, 2010 10am – 6pm daily rain or shine

Location: Reston Town Center, Reston, Virginia

Application Deadline and Dates: November 25, 2009, Midnight EST The non-refundable fee for applications of $40** is payable online by credit card or via the mail by check.

The Business Side of the Art: Behind the Scenes

Tuesday, November 17th
6:30pm @ the Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N Union Street, Alexandria

Speakers with years of experience in the local arts community will discuss how their organizations are able to forge partnerships with the business community and the mutal value that such partnerships bring.


Deborah Tomkins Johnson, Senior Manager, Dominion Power

Linda Hafer, Executive Director, Art League of Alexandria

Adrien Finlay, Executive Director, Alexandria's Symphony

Tickets: $12 ($10 for West End Business Association and Friends or Resident Artists of the Torpedo Factory)

Light Refreshments Served & Drawing for Door Prizes!

Friday, November 13, 2009


Become a patron member of artdc and exhibit your work in our annual Patrons’ Show at the artdc Gallery in Hyattsville!

For a minimum donation of $35, patrons enjoy a number of benefits—access to patron-only forum topics on, opportunities to help guide the direction of the organization and its activities, the good karma that comes from promoting emerging artists and energizing the DC art scene, and of course, a guaranteed spot in our December '09 Patrons’ Show.

Our first Patrons’ Show will happen in December—an exciting month with a Hyattsville open studio day on December 12th. We sold over 20 works from the artdc gallery on the last open studio day in May!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Fotoweek at the Art League

This exhibit by Art League member's work celebrates the diverse and wide-ranging photographic community in the Art League. This exhibit was juried by Chan Chao. Chao, a native of Burma, is a professor of photography at George Washington and the Corcoran College of Art and Design. His photographs are in the permenant collections of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, The Cocoran Gallery of Art, The Whitney Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, L.A. County Museum of Art and LaSalle Bank Photography Collection. On Thursday, November 19th at 7pm, Chao will talk about his most recent series. Please join us!

Monday, November 2, 2009


Fotoweek DC
is asking everyone to come out to their spontaneous Saturday night photography event called "NIGHT VISIONS"

Anyone with a camera and adventurous spirit in welcome to join other photographers in an ALL-NIGHT Celebration on November 7th! Fotoweek DC wants to create a live portrait of DC after dark, with the best images from each participant to be printed and displayed instantly at Fotoweek Central 1 in Georgetown!

For more information visit:


The Impossible Project revives instant film!!!!!!

The Impossible Project has undergone the task of saving instant film from extinction since June 2008 when Polariod ceased its production!

They have joined with Urban Outfitters, the International Center for Photography, and Ilford on created special edition cameras and film. The new instant film will be different from our 35 years predecessor. It will have new characteristics, components and have a more modern and streamlined production methods.
Also, the Impossible Project, will renamed our beloved Polaroid, so keep you eyes open!

They are expecting a release date in early 2010!!!!


The Middle Street Gallery
is searching for local artists
living in VA, MD, WVA, and DC!

Work must have been completed in the last 3 years. All types of work is accepted. Must be hand delivered.$500 in cash prizes!

Show: March 5-28, 2010

Juror: Jane Livingston, nationally renowned curator and author

DEADLINE: December 1, 2009

Send for a prospectus and entry form to:
Janet Brome


Arlington Public Library has juried display space available for exhibits of original fine arts and crafts. Applications are reviewed quarterly.

February 1
May 1
August 1
October 1

Open to all artists! Artist must agree to donate 20% of the selling price of work sold during the show to the Friends of Arlington Public Library.

For more info:

Ingrid Kauffman



Location: Rachael M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center


Artists please submit a complete entry form, resume and a MAXIMUM of 12 slides (CD or DVD also accepted) that represents your work and a brief description of work to be considered. Please include SASE for return of media. Entry forms can be mailed or download at entry form

Any questions:
Linda Vitello