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Aug
27
Sun
2017
Clowning Around (8/4-8/27) @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Aug 27 all-day

Exhibit Dates:  August 4-27, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, August 4 from 7-9pm

Clowning Around by Gordon Frank
“Clowning Around” by Gordon Frank

Clowns have been the subjects of paintings and graphics for centuries. Clowning Around is an exhibit that reveals local artists’ inner clowns through art in fun, playful, sadistic, comedic, and tragic ways. Clowns have always evoked a variety of emotions from people. Many people are happy clown believers, drawn towards fanciful circus graphics or sympathetic weeping hobo clowns. Others prefer their clowns to be sinister figures lurking in dark alleys. Whether it’s a childlike whimsy or journey into a carnival of crazy clowns, it’s your world to explore.

Join us in this romp with a truly American genre at the opening reception on Friday, August 4 from 7-9pm to enjoy the unveiling of the exhibit and meet the curators, artists, and other art appreciators.

The Clowning Around exhibit runs August 4-27, 2017 at Del Ray Artisans gallery in the Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301. Gallery hours are: Thursdays 12-6pm (First Thursdays 12-9pm), 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 Gordon Frank (gordonfrank666@gmail.com) and Zade Ramsey (zaderamsey@gmail.com) or Director of Curating Kathy Turner (Curating@DelRayArtisans.org).

Clowning Around postcard

Sep
17
Sun
2017
Determination (5/21-9/17) @ VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital
Sep 17 all-day

May 21 – September 17, 2017

Many Hills by Pamela Underhill
“Many Hills” by Pamela Underhill

Determination (What’s Your Goal?) art exhibit at the Veterinary Clinics of America Alexandria Animal Hospital (VCA Alexandria) presents Del Ray Artisans members’ interpretations of over coming life’s challenges. The exhibit is a part of Del Ray Artisans’ Gallery Without Walls (GWW) program in partnership with VCA Alexandria and features paintings, photography, and mixed media works of art to delight and awe.

The artwork will be displayed on the walls of the VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital from May 21 through September 17, 2017. Patrons may view the artwork at VCA Alexandria during regular business hours and at the discretion of hospital staff.

All artwork is available for purchase through Del Ray Artisans. Artists are donating 20% of the purchase price of sold pieces in an equal split between Del Ray Artisans and the VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital’s charity of choice, Veterans Moving Forward. Veteran’s Moving Forward helps veterans lead more productive lives through partnerships with trained assistance animals. Del Ray Artisans and Veterans Moving Forward are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.

VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital is located at 2660 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. VCA Alexandria staff can be reached by phone at 703-751-2022 or 703-823-3601. Del Ray Artisans’ volunteer GWW coordinator, Eileen O’Brien, may be reached at GWW@DelRayArtisans.org.

Oct
1
Sun
2017
Childhood Passions (9/1-10/1) @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Oct 1 all-day

Exhibit Dates:  September 1 – October 1, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, September 1 from 7-9pm

Childhood Passions by Karen Laurie Thomas and Pat Stacy
“Childhood Passions” by Karen Laurie Thomas and Pat Stacy

What were you passionate about as a child that you don’t have much time for now? We’ve all had childhood dreams and passions. Things that we did that brought us complete joy without anyone telling us to do it. We did it instinctively because it was playful, fun, and made us feel alive. As we grow up, we tend to lose touch with the ability to play like a child and the experience of doing things for the sheer joy of doing things just for fun.

For this exhibit artists have created artwork that honors our childhood passions that we tend to lose sight of as we grow up. Join us at the opening reception on Friday, September 1 from 7-9pm to enjoy the artwork that captures the joy of a child and meet the curators, artists, and other art appreciators.

The Childhood Passions exhibit runs September 1 – October 1, 2017 at Del Ray Artisans gallery in the Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301. Gallery hours are: Thursdays 12-6pm (First Thursdays 12-9pm), 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 Karen Thomas (karen@karenthomasfineart.com) and Pat Stacy (patstacyart@gmail.com) or Director of Curating Kathy Turner (Curating@DelRayArtisans.org).

Childhood Passions postcard

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. The gallery will be refreshed as sales leave space, so visit throughout the month to see all the new art!

Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, November 3 from 7-9pm.

The $100 & Under exhibit runs November 3-26, 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 curators Michele Reday Cook (mredaycook@gmail.com) and Kathy Turner (Curating@DelRayArtisans.org).