Exhibit Dates: June 2-25, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 3 from 7-9pm
Thanks For All The Fish is a very special exhibit of artwork by Del Ray Artisans members who have made exceptional volunteer contributions to support Del Ray Artisans within the past two years. This exhibit highlights the best work by our most giving artists. Please join us at the opening reception on Saturday, June 3 from 7-9pm to meet the artists, celebrate their dedication, and enjoy the art they share.
Fifty individual artists were invited to submit pieces. The featured artwork was selected by curators Kathy Turner and Joshua Oliveira. A big thank you to these exceptional volunteers who qualified for the exhibit: Veronica Barker-Barzel, Rebecca Barnes, Melanie Bikowski, Ron Blank, John C. Bordner, Kathryn A. Brown, Andrew Cariaso, Michele Reday Cook, Sean Crumley, Linda Elliff, Gordon T. Frank, Joe Franklin, Donna Lee Gallo, Gale S. Goldfarb, Heike Gramckow, Rachel Grodsky, Lesley Hall , David Heckman, Patricia P. Hickey, Bonnie Holmberg, Dawn Wyse Hurto, Kim S. Joy, Tom Kelly, Nancy S. Kline, Theresa A. Kulstad, Stephen Lally, Brandy Lellou, Miles Liss, Marlin G. Lord, Linda Lowery, Judy Lynn, Rusty Lynn, Liz Martinez, Milagros Mateu, David McClure, Betsy Mead, Eileen Marie O’Brien, Joshua C. Oliveira, Kurt Peterson, Zade R. Ramsey, Katherine P. Rand, Karen Schmitz, Rita Schooley, Dale Spivey, Pat Stacy, Kathy Stoner, Karen L. Thomas, Kathy Turner, Pamela Underhill, Lydia Walter, Tamara Wilkerson, and Tracy Wilkerson.
Del Ray Artisans is extremely grateful to its members who have gone above and beyond—working tirelessly to make our little corner of the art world successful. The organization itself has only two part-time employees and relies on the dedication, commitment and generosity of its members to keep providing the high-quality exhibits, programs and special events for which Del Ray Artisans is famous.
This year also marks Del Ray Artisans 25th anniversary. We are celebrating with special events throughout the year. The next event is a special Theater Night reception for the first showing of the play “Red, White and Tuna” on Friday, June 2, 2017 at The Little Theatre of Alexandria. The reception starts at 6:30pm and features heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine and refreshments, and a Champagne intermission. The curtain goes up at 8pm. Tickets are just $45 each. All proceeds support Del Ray Artisans nonprofit. Tickets for this special Theater Night will only be sold through Del Ray Artisans. Tickets can be purchased at the gallery or online at www.DelRayArtisans.org/LTA
The Thanks For All The Fish art exhibit runs from June 2–25, 2017 at Del Ray Artisans gallery in the Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301. Gallery hours are: First Thursdays (April-September) 12-9pm, Thursdays 12-6pm, Fridays 12-9pm, Saturdays 12-9pm, and Sundays 12-6pm. The gallery is free, open to the public, and handicap accessible. For more information, please visit www.DelRayArtisans.org/exhibits or contact the curator Kathy Turner (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Del Ray Artisans, founded in 1992, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote art for the benefit of artists and the community.
Del Ray Artisans (DRA) appreciates the continued support from the City of Alexandria, Alexandria Commission for the Arts, Virginia Commission for the Arts, and National Endowment for the Arts. DRA is a 501(c)(3) organization.
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Thanks For All The Fish exhibit showcases the best artwork of members who contributed exceptional volunteer hours supporting Del Ray Artisans. Show runs June 2-25, 2017. Opening Reception: Saturday, June 3, 7-9pm. www.DelRayArtisans.org/exhibits
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Thanks For All The Fish exhibit showcases the best artwork of members who have made exceptional volunteer contributions to support Del Ray Artisans. Come see the finest work by our most giving artists! Join us at the opening reception on Saturday, June 3, 7-9pm to meet the artists and enjoy the art they share. The exhibit runs June 2-25, 2017 at Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria. Details: www.DelRayArtisans.org/exhibits