Artful Weekend May 28-30 – The Art League

Welcome to Suave Weekend, our guidebook to fun and fascinating strategies to get pleasure from artwork in person or pretty much.


This weekend: The Could 2022 Open ExhibitOur Fractured Existence by Sally Davies, and a Jacqueline Saunders Retrospective at the League  Sam Gilliam: Comprehensive Circle at the Hirshhorn Camilla David’s Bold Strokes at WNDC and Hotter, Wetter, Deadlier by Andrea Limauro at The Silva Gallery x Latela Curatorial.




Could 2022 Open Show

Thinking woman by Briditte Zelenko

Open Exhibits at The Art League existing an array of operates in a variety of mediums established by our member artists. This month’s show capabilities 98 is effective in oil, acrylic, watercolor, ceramic, and stone. The Could Open Exhibit was juried by photographer and e book artist Eliot Dudik. Eliot’s photograph credits incorporate Smithsonian Journal, The New York Occasions, CNN, and Oxford American Journal. His perform belongs in collections at The VMFA, MoMA Library, Chrysler Museum of Art, and Yale’s Beinecke Unusual Reserve & Manuscript Library. The May well 2022 Open Exhibit is on look at by way of June 5.


Our Fractured Existence by Sally Davies

Peaceful Manual by Sally Davies

Sally Davies presents her solo exhibit Our Fractured Existence, which explores the disconnect, isolation, and uncertainty felt in the course of Covid-19. In a spectacular and poignant way, her massive canvases with handmade tiles look to ask the viewer, “Are we slipping aside? Or piecing our life back jointly?” Just take a glance at Davies’ imaginative process in this time-lapse movie chronicling how she produced of Tranquil Guide, pictured earlier mentioned. Our Fractured Life is on perspective via June 5.


Jacqueline Saunders Retrospective

“Peonies in Glory” by Jackie Saunders Watercolor

The Artwork League is honored to present a retrospective show in memory of one of our most beloved artists. Jacqueline Saunders, Jackie, taught and exhibited at The Art League for in excess of 20 a long time. She was recognised for her wonderful gestural hand with watercolor and ink, especially in figurative and floral research. She was just as nicely known for her remarkable vitality, joy, and enjoy for the two the work and these all-around her. Normally shifting and generally working, Jackie was as prolific with her operate as she was generous with her time. The Art League school, employees, artists, and college students nonetheless feel her decline, and we are glad to be capable to share a small little bit of her legacy with the broader community. The Jacqueline Saunders Retrospective is on view as a result of June 5.



Sam Gilliam: Total Circle

Images (left–right): Sam Gilliam portrait by Fredrik Nilsen Studio.  X for X, 2021, acrylic and mixed media on panel in beveled frame, 48 x 48 x 4 inches (121.9 x 121.9 x 10.2 cm). Photo: Jonathan Nesteruk. © 2022 Sam Gilliam /Artists Rights Culture (ARS),

In the 60 yrs due to the fact transferring to Washington, Gilliam has created a prolific body of abstraction across media by way of which he has continually pursued new avenues of artistic expression. In Sam Gilliam: Whole Circle, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Backyard will current an exhibition by revolutionary abstractionist artist Sam Gilliam. Between Could 25 and Sept. 11, Sam Gilliam: Full Circle will pair a sequence of circular paintings (or tondos) established in 2021 with Rail (1977), a landmark portray in the Hirshhorn’s long term collection. Filling the museum’s 2nd-ground interior-circle gallery, Gilliam’s to start with solo exhibition at the Hirshhorn will mirror the breadth of his multilayered observe and mark the first exhibition in his chosen hometown of Washington, D.C., due to the fact 2007. It is on perspective by way of September 11 Independence Ave and 7th Street.



Camilla David: Daring Strokes

The Girl Can not Support It by Camilla David Acrylic paint and oil pastel

Never miss Bold Strokes, League member artist Camilla David’s solo exhibit at the Woman’s Countrywide Democratic Club. David’s portray design brings together abstract expressionism with Washington Coloration College influences, a final result of her instruction at the Corcoran University of Artwork beneath renowned artists like Gene Davis, Paul Reed, and Leon Berkowitz. She blends various layers of daring and vivid shades and employs several applications and apps – layering with quickly-drying acrylic paints, markers, oil, wax and chalk pastels, charcoal, inks and collage. Daring Strokes is on see by means of September 6 1526 New Hampshire Avenue NW.



Hotter, Wetter, Deadlier by Andrea Limauro

Hotter, Wetter, Deadlier by Andrea Limauro

The Silva Gallery x Latela Curatorial is enthusiastic to announce the solo exhibition Hotter, Wetter, Deadlier by Andrea Limauro. Influenced by his skilled profession as a metropolis planner and informed by historic references and scientific details, Limauro’s artwork serves as a prediction and a wake up call to the social and political implications of local weather adjust in the nation’s capital. He utilizes a mixture of mediums—screenprinting, collage, striking coloration palette, gold leaf, repetitive styles and photographic references to the past—to produce an allegorical narrative and envisions a long run devoid of humanity however ample in purely natural methods. It is on view by way of July 24 1630 Columbia Road NW.


Take pleasure in the very long Memorial Day weekend!