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Artful Weekend July 30-31 – The Art League


Welcome to Artful Weekend, our listing of area art exhibits and events.


This weekend: The July Open Exhibit and Beautiful World by Jinchen Han at the League; Potomac River Life at Athenaeum; Summer Art Market at Arlington Arts Center; and Collaborative Exhibition 2022 at Multiple Exposures Gallery.




July 2022 Open Exhibit

Transposition by Susan O’Neill; Drawing; charcoal, red chalk, mixed media on paper

Diverse works in various mediums are the feature of Open Exhibits at The Art League. This month’s exhibit features 97 works in oil, acrylic, watercolor, ceramic, photography, printmaking, mixed media, fused glass, drawings, digital art, sculpture, gouache, and collage. The July Open Exhibit was juried by painter Jessie Boyland, who is also the gallery director at Art Works in Richmond, VA. The July 2022 Open Exhibit is on view through August 7.



Beautiful World by Jinchen Han


Innsbruck by Jinchen Han; Watercolor

Watercolorist Jinchen Han’s solo exhibit showcases his travels from around the world, often highlighting the location’s unique architecture. It is on view through August 7.



Potomac River Life


Patricia Goslee, Healing the Tar Sand, acrylic on wood, 16″ x 16″

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the enactment of the Clean Water Act, The Athenaeum Gallery invited artists to respond to an open call with work that explores concepts related to the Potomac River, its vital role in the regional ecosystem, and the importance of working toward a clean, healthy river. Potomac River Life, the resulting exhibition. features a broad spectrum of interpretations of the theme and represents various media. Learn more about the Potomac River, its resources, and how it impacts our ecosystem during the Potomac Watershed Family  Workshop, a free interactive art activity for participants of all ages, Sunday, July 31 from 1—3 pm., 201 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA.



Made In Arlington Summer Market

Courtesy of Arlington Arts Center.

Join the Arlington Arts Center and Made in Arlington for a summer art market! On Saturday, July 30, from 10am – 2pm, visit the Arlington Arts Center and meet many of Arlington County’s talented artists and artisans who will be selling their individual works and wares. The galleries will be open for you to explore too! Arlington Arts Center is located at 3550 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA.



Multiple Exposures Gallery Collaborative Exhibition 2022

© Tom Sliter

Multiple Exposures Gallery (MEG) presents their annual Collaborative Exhibition  featuring photography by member artists. MEG photographers use a collaborative approach to create a sequence of images, each one chosen for its relation to the previous image. These relationships may be based on composition, color, shape or texture, illumination or shadow, things depicted or implied or any other characteristic the artists choose.  This popular exhibition is on view in the MEG Gallery in the Torpedo Factory—105 N. Union Street, Alexandria, VA—through August 21. You can also view the exhibit in their virtual gallery.


Enjoy the weekend!


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