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Apr
30
Sun
2017
Breaking the Glass Ceiling – The Sky’s the Limit (3/31-4/30) @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Apr 30 all-day

Exhibit Dates:  March 31 – April 30, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, March 31 from 7-9pm

The Sky is the Limit by Heike Gramckow
“The Sky is the Limit” by Heike Gramckow

The Breaking the Glass Ceiling – The Sky’s the Limit art exhibit at Del Ray Artisans gallery reflects on the metaphor “breaking the glass ceiling”, pushing through a tough, not quite invisible barrier that keeps many from reaching their full potential or their dreams beyond a certain level in a hierarchy or in society. Breaking glass, breaking barriers, reaching beyond traditional boundaries, stretching beyond one’s own and society’s current limits, only accepting the limits of an endless sky have been a theme for many artists and reflect a very current theme. Please join us for the Opening Reception on Friday, March 31 from 7-9pm.

Please also join us on Friday, April 14 from 7-9pm for a sampling of short films from the Alexandria Film Festival. The films are being selected from the fall 2016 festival and will tie in with the Breaking the Glass Ceiling – The Sky’s the Limit art exhibit theme.

This year Del Ray Artisans celebrates 25 years of supporting visual artists; providing equal access to all has always been at the center of its mission. Inclusion of all to provide a space to advance beyond set boundaries is as important today as it was 25 years ago.

The Breaking the Glass Ceiling: The Sky is the Limit exhibit runs March 31 – April 30, 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 Heike Gramckow (heikegramckow@yahoo.com) and Rachel Grodsky (rachelgrodsky@gmail.com) or Director of Curating Kathy Turner (Curating@DelRayArtisans.org).

May
21
Sun
2017
A New Beginning (1/29-5/21) @ VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital
May 21 all-day

January 29 – May 21, 2017

New Beginnings by Eileen O'Brien
New Beginnings by Eileen O’Brien

A New Beginning art exhibit at the Veterinary Clinics of America Alexandria Animal Hospital (VCA Alexandria) presents Del Ray Artisans members’ interpretations of a new start or starting over. 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 January 29-May 21, 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.

May
28
Sun
2017
Speak Your Mind (5/5-5/28) @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
May 28 all-day
Cassandra by Kathy Turner
Cassandra by Kathy Turner

Exhibit Dates:  May 5-28, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, May 5 from 7-9pm

They say “a picture is worth a thousand words.” The Speak Your Mind art exhibit celebrates the relationship between art and the human mind as a form of nonverbal communication. For some, visual arts are a platform for advocacy, a way to raise awareness of a social cause, or to express a political message. Art is a means of self-expression when it portrays emotions, thoughts, or a state of mind. For others, the process of making art is itself a form of therapy to improve mental health or as an exercise in mindfulness. This show coincides with Mental Health Awareness Month (May).

Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, May 5 from 7-9pm to meet the curators and some of the artists and enjoy the unveiling of the exhibit.

Artwork by Kath Gayle
Artwork by Kath Gayle

The Speak Your Mind exhibit runs May 5–28, 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 contact the curator Rebecca Barnes (atermofart@gmail.com) or Director of Curating Kathy Turner (Curating@DelRayArtisans.org).

Jun
25
Sun
2017
Thanks for all the Fish (6/2-6/25) @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Jun 25 all-day

Exhibit Dates:  June 2-25, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 3 from 7-9pm

Thanks For All The FishThere is nothing fishy about volunteers – and they are owed a lot of thanks. This exhibit celebrates the 25th anniversary of Del Ray Artisans by honoring and featuring members who have proven to be exceptional volunteers for this art organization.

Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday, June 3 from 7-9pm to meet the artists, celebrate their dedication, and enjoy the art they share.

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.

We are also celebrating Del Ray Artisans’ 25th anniversary 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.

The Thanks for all the Fish art exhibit runs 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 contact the curators Kathy Turner (kturnersan@gmail.com) and Joshua Oliveira (Volunteers@DelRayArtisans.org).

Jul
22
Sat
2017
Art Camp Week 1 Show (7/22) @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Jul 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Art Camp Week 1 Show (7/22) @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

The week of Art Camp culminates with a one-day gallery show of campers’ art to share with the public, then campers will take their artwork home.

Jul
29
Sat
2017
Art Camp Week 2 Show (7/29) @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Jul 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Art Camp Week 2 Show (7/29) @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

The week of Art Camp culminates with a one-day gallery show of campers’ art to share with the public, then campers will take their artwork home.

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

Del Ray Artisans galleryLocal artists release their inner clown in fun, playful, sadistic, comedic and tragic ways.

Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, August 4 from 7-9pm.

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).

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

Del Ray Artisans galleryReliving the joy of childhood dreams and passions.

Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, September 1 from 7-9pm.

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).

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

Del Ray Artisans galleryArt beyond the realistic rendering, featuring the visions of artists through the medium of photography.

Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, October 6 from 7-9pm.

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).

Nov
26
Sun
2017
Under $100 (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

Del Ray Artisans galleryDel 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 Under $100 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).