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Oct
29
Sun
2017
Captured Beauty! A Fine Art Photography Exhibition (10/6-10/29) @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Oct 29 all-day

Exhibit Dates:  October 6-29, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, October 6 from 7-9pm

Artscape 22 by David Heckman
“Artscape 22” by David Heckman

Del Ray Artisans and Union 206 Studio present Captured Beauty photography exhibition, which showcases artists’ visions of beauty as fine art. While there is no universal definition, fine art photography is about how artists communicate their vision, whether an idea, a message, or an emotion. The camera is merely a tool to make an art piece that reveals the artist’s vision and produces a more personal – typically more evocative or atmospheric, yet aesthetic – statement. Like artists of other mediums, photographers use careful staging, composition and lighting of the subject, as well unique post-processing techniques and selection of production material to make an individual expression.

Ansel Adams’ expressed it best – “Art implies control of reality, for reality itself possesses no sense of the aesthetic. Photography becomes art when certain controls are applied.” Join us at the opening reception on Friday, October 6 from 7-9pm to enjoy the unveiling of the exhibit and meet the curators, artists, and other art appreciators.

The Captured Beauty! A Fine Art Photography Exhibition runs October 6-29, 2017 at Del Ray Artisans gallery in the Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301. Gallery hours are: 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 contact the curator Dave Heckman (dheckman@cox.net) or Director of Curating Kathy Turner (Curating@DelRayArtisans.org).

Captured Beauty postcard

Nov
26
Sun
2017
$100 & Under (11/3-11/26) @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Nov 26 all-day

Exhibit Dates:  November 3-26, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, November 3 from 7-9pm

$100 and Under postcardDel Ray Artisans artists present artwork for $100 or less that can go home with the patron at the time of purchase. This is a great chance to directly support the arts in your community at pocketbook-friendly prices.

Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, November 3 from 7-9pm to meet the curators and many of the artists. The gallery will be refreshed as sales leave space, so visit throughout the month to see all the new art!

The $100 & Under exhibit runs November 3-26, 2017. The gallery will be closed on Thanksgiving Day (closed November 23), but will be open the remainder of that weekend (open November 24-26).

The exhibit is at Del Ray Artisans gallery in the Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301. Gallery hours are 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 contact the curators Kathy Turner (kturnersan@gmail.com) and Michele Reday Cook (mredaycook@gmail.com).

Jan
28
Sun
2018
Sensorium (1/5-1/28) @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Jan 28 all-day

Exhibit Dates:  January 5-28, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, January 5 from 7-9pm

Home by Melanie Bikowski
“Home” by Melanie Bikowski

Our senses and the apparatus in our brain—the sensorium—evoke emotional feelings of sympathy, appreciation, or gratitude, or something that is moving, heartwarming, or tender. The connection between our senses and emotions makes contact with our hearts through someone, something, or an event—be it a pat or tap on the head; or the feel of flower petals, hard steel, body parts or smooth glass. This exhibit honors how artists interpret the impact of our human journey through evoking the five senses.

Join us at the opening reception on Friday, January 5 from 7-9pm to discover these unique artworks, meet the curators, artists, and art appreciators.

The Sensorium art exhibit runs January 5-28, 2018 at Del Ray Artisans gallery in the Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301. Gallery hours are: 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 contact the curators Mel Bikowski (melanie.bikowski@gmail.com) and Betsy Mead (egmead@gmail.com) or Director of Curating Kathy Turner (Curating@DelRayArtisans.org).

 

Feb
25
Sun
2018
Art Squared (2/2-2/25) @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Feb 25 all-day

Art2 Art Exhibit
February 2-25, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, February 2 from 7-9pm

Del Ray Artisans galleryDemonstrating that science and math play a central role in art.

Join us at the opening reception on Friday, February 2 from 7-9pm to view the art and meet the curators, artists, and other art appreciators.

The Art2 art exhibit runs February 2-25, 2018 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 contact the curators Sophia Suarez (sleesuarez@gmail.com) and Monica Renee Theilen Hoke (hokeilenart@gmail.com) or Director of Curating Kathy Turner (Curating@DelRayArtisans.org).

 

Apr
1
Sun
2018
Outside In (3/2-4/1) @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Apr 1 all-day

Outside In Art Exhibit
March 2 – April 1, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, March 2 from 7-9pm

Del Ray Artisans galleryArt influenced by the natural world.

Join us at the opening reception on Friday, March 2 from 7-9pm to view the art and meet the curators, artists, and other art appreciators.

The Outside In art exhibit runs March 2 through April 1, 2018 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 contact the curators Joe Franklin (franklin.joe.t@gmail.com) and Margaret Wohler (wohler4@verizon.net) or Director of Curating Kathy Turner (Curating@DelRayArtisans.org).

 

Apr
29
Sun
2018
A Touch of Magic (4/6-4/29) @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Apr 29 all-day

A Touch of Magic Art Exhibit
April 6-29, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, April 6 from 7-9pm

Del Ray Artisans galleryArtistically magical.

Join us at the opening reception on Friday, April 6 from 7-9pm to view the art and meet the curators, artists, and other art appreciators.

A Touch of Magic art exhibit runs April 6-29, 2018 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 contact the curators Tom Kelly (watsueast@aol.com) and Veronica Barker-Barzel (jewfroart@gmail.com) or Director of Curating Kathy Turner (Curating@DelRayArtisans.org).

 

May
27
Sun
2018
Atomic Dog (5/4-5/27) @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
May 27 all-day

Atomic Dog Art Exhibit
May 4 – 27, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, May 4 from 7-9pm

Del Ray Artisans galleryPeople are often the nucleus of their dog’s world, while dogs are our best friends. This exhibit features art showcasing that mutual admiration.

Join us at the opening reception on Friday, May 4 from 7-9pm to view the art and meet the curators, artists, and other art appreciators.

The Atomic Dog art exhibit runs May 4-27, 2018 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.

The exhibit is sponsored by The Dog Store of Del Ray and curated by store owner Paul Haire. For more information, please contact Paul Haire (topdog@yourdogsbestfriends.com) or Director of Curating Kathy Turner (Curating@DelRayArtisans.org).

 

Jun
24
Sun
2018
Wanderlust (6/1-6/24) @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Jun 24 all-day

Wanderlust Art Exhibit
June 1 – 24, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, June 1 from 7-9pm

Del Ray Artisans galleryTravel opens our eyes to different sights that inspire new art.

Join us at the opening reception on Friday, June 1 from 7-9pm to view the art and meet the curators, artists, and other art appreciators.

The Wanderlust art exhibit runs June 1-24, 2018 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 contact the curator Kajal Dhabalia (kajal@wholesomesoul.com) or Director of Curating Kathy Turner (Curating@DelRayArtisans.org).

 

Sep
2
Sun
2018
Ancestry (8/3-9/2) @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Sep 2 all-day

Ancestry Art Exhibit
August 3 – September 2, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, August 3 from 7-9pm

Del Ray Artisans galleryThis exhibit celebrates the cultural diversity of our community.

Join us at the opening reception on Friday, August 3 from 7-9pm to view the art and meet the curators, artists, and other art appreciators.

The Ancestry art exhibit runs August 3 through September 2, 2018 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 contact the curator Karen Laurie Thomas (karen@karenthomasfineart.com) or Director of Curating Kathy Turner (Curating@DelRayArtisans.org).

 

Sep
30
Sun
2018
Eat, Drink, and be Merry (9/7-9/30) @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Sep 30 all-day

Eat, Drink, and be Merry Art Exhibit
September 7 – 30, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, September 7 from 7-9pm

Del Ray Artisans galleryA juried exhibit combining both 3D ceramic and 2D art that celebrates the theme of Eat, Drink, and Be Merry.

Join us at the opening reception on Friday, September 7 from 7-9pm to view the art and meet the curators, artists, and other art appreciators.

The Eat, Drink, and be Merry art exhibit runs September 7-30, 2018 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 contact the curator Stephen Lally (slallypottery@gmail.com) or Director of Curating Kathy Turner (Curating@DelRayArtisans.org).