Welcome Letter

image description

Welcome Letter

Dear Friends,

It is with great honor that I accept the responsibilities of the Presidency of the Arts Club as we approach the conclusion of our first century as Washington’s oldest non-profit arts organization.  We have successfully weathered the storm of a severe recession, thanks to the leadership of my predecessor, June Hajjar, and the devoted participation of the Board of Governors, Committee Chairs, fellow Club members and staff. 

While we continue to be one of Washington’s ‘best-kept secrets,’ we are now in a strong position to pursue our shared vision and achieve  important goals.  These include welcoming new members, further improving our infrastructure and services, and continuing to promote engagement in the arts by members and the public.

Over my many years at the Club, I’ve come to realize that we and our guests are one large, diverse  “arts family”.  This is the feeling that I wish to celebrate during the coming year, as we open our home to members, guests, and all who love the arts.  Our historic Arts Club is one of the few remaining pearls in the modern maze of downtown Washington. 

Jack Hannula
President, Arts Club of Washington

April 2011

Recent News

News RSS
Tuesday, May 23rd

Arts Club Closed for Memorial Day Weekend

The Arts Club will be closed  May 27 – May 29, 2017. Happy Memorial Day Everyone!

Keep Reading
Wednesday, April 19th

2017 Scholarship Awards to Student Sculptors/Ceramicists

Each year the Arts Club sponsors a scholarship competition to recognize promising students specializing in a specific art form or medium—this year, sculpture and ceramics. The competition is open to college students ages 18-28 in DC, Maryland, and Virginia.  Serving as judges were local sculptors Charles Bergen and Thanasi Papapostolou and ceramicist Rebecca Ravenal. This…

Keep Reading
Wednesday, March 22nd

Rachel Corbett Wins $10,000 Marfield Prize

WASHINGTON, D.C., MARCH 16, 2017 — The Arts Club of Washington is pleased to announce that Rachel Corbett is the recipient of the eleventh annual Marfield Prize, the National Award for Arts Writing, for her book You Must Change Your Life: The Story of Rainer Maria Rilke and Auguste Rodin (W. W. Norton & Company)….

Keep Reading