Calendar

May
23
Tue
2017
Member Meeting/Benefit Program: “The Criteria of Quality: A Juror’s Perspective” talk by Lisa Semerad @ Del Ray Artisans
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Artwork by Lisa Semerad
Artwork by Lisa Semerad

Our membership meeting on Tuesday, May 23 at 7pm is also our annual “member benefit” meeting, at which Del Ray Artisans offers a program of interest to our membership. This year we have engaged well-known local artist and teacher, Lisa Semerad, to give a talk, “The Criteria of Quality: A Juror’s Perspective.” Ms. Semerad works in several different media and teaches drawing, figure drawing, colored pencil, pastel, oil and acrylic painting, and design and composition classes at The Art League School in Alexandria.

During her presentation she will describe elements necessary for successful, engaging and award winning artworks. As time permits, she will also critique selected artworks submitted by several members. We can all learn from her advice and apply it to our own art. For questions about submission/selection of artwork for critique by our speaker, contact Michele Reday Cook at Programs@DelRayArtisans.org.

This is one member-benefit meeting you won’t want to miss! Please join us at 7pm for refreshments and a brief business meeting, to be followed by Lisa Semerad’s artist talk and critique. Free to DRA members.

For questions about membership and the membership meeting itself, contact Drew Cariaso at Membership@DelRayArtisans.org.

May
24
Wed
2017
Life Drawing – Short/Long Poses @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
May 24 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Figure 04 by Linda Lowery
“Figure 04” by Linda Lowery

Looking for a chance to hone your figure drawing skills? Del Ray Artisans offers a range of open life drawing sessions for just this purpose. Both nude and clothed models are featured. (Models will be nude unless otherwise noted.) These sessions operate on a drop-in basis so there is no need to register in advance. Bring your supplies and join us at the gallery to draw or paint from our live models. We don’t supply easels but you are welcome to bring your own if you want to use one. Please no acrylics or oils; pastels, watercolor and ink are permissible. All skill levels are welcome.

The fee for each three-hour session is $10 for DRA members and $12 for non-members. Two-hour sessions are $8 for members and $10 for non-members.

Short/Long Pose Sessions

The three-hour short/long pose sessions start with some short 1 to 5-minute warm-up poses and progressively move into longer poses lasting 10 to 45 minutes. These sessions provide a great opportunity to refine your drawing and observation skills.

Life Drawing – Long Poses @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
May 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Artwork by Linda Lowery
Artwork by Linda Lowery

Looking for a chance to hone your figure drawing skills? Del Ray Artisans offers a range of open life drawing sessions for just this purpose. Both nude and clothed models are featured. (Models will be nude unless otherwise noted.) These sessions operate on a drop-in basis so there is no need to register in advance. Bring your supplies and join us at the gallery to draw or paint from our live models. We don’t supply easels but you are welcome to bring your own if you want to use one. Please no acrylics or oils; pastels, watercolor and ink are permissible. All skill levels are welcome.

The fee for each three-hour session is $10 for DRA members and $12 for non-members. Two-hour sessions are $8 for members and $10 for non-members.

Long Pose Sessions

If you want to spend an extended amount of time on a pose, come to our long pose sessions. These sessions are generally composed of two long poses with perhaps a few warm-ups at the start.

Jun
1
Thu
2017
First Thursday @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

First Thursday (April-September from 6pm-dark)Del Ray Artisans celebrates First Thursday, a Del Ray community event from 6-9pm along Mount Vernon Avenue from April through September. Each month has a different theme:

  • April 13, 2017 [rain date] – Hats Along The Avenue
  • May 4, 2017 – Dog Days in Del Ray
  • June 1, 2017 – Health & Wellness
  • July 6, 2017 – Red, White & Blue
  • August 3, 2017 – Staycation
  • September 7, 2017 – Music/Dance/Art
Jun
2
Fri
2017
“Red, White and Tuna” Theater Night at The Little Theatre of Alexandria @ The Little Theatre of Alexandria
Jun 2 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The Little Theatre of Alexandria - Red, White and Tuna - June 2, 2017 - Del Ray Artisans
Del Ray Artisans’ “Red, White and Tuna” Theater Night at The Little Theatre of Alexandria on June 2, 2017

As we’re celebrating Del Ray Artisans’ 25th Anniversary, join us for an evening at The Little Theatre of Alexandria’s “Red, White and Tuna” comedy production, complete with opening reception and champagne intermission, plus a “fish art” exhibit and raffle on Friday, June 2, 2017.

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The reception starts at 6:30pm and features heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine and refreshments, an art exhibit, and the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets to play for your favorite fishy art.

The curtain goes up at 8pm, and the play will be performed by The Little Theatre of Alexandria’s actors. An intermission will feature Champagne and cupcakes, plus the art raffle drawing!

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.
Note: Online ticket purchases will be available for pick up at Will Call at the theater on the day of the event when the doors open.

Play Synopsis: The play welcomes you to Tuna, the third smallest town in Texas, where the Lion’s Club is too liberal, Patsy Cline never dies, and the residents never stop listening to OKKK, the local radio station. In this production, two actors again create the memorable population of Tuna, including a few hippies who have returned to their roots for their high school reunion. Is Tuna ready for them? Join the wild ride of quick changes and comedic characterizations.

The “fish art” Exhibit: The artworks for raffle are by Del Ray Artisans members: Linda Elliff, Theresa Kulstad, Karen Schmitz, Guy Jones, John Bordner and Angela Calos. Purchase raffle tickets at the reception and drop them in the fish bowl in front of the art piece you hope to win. The raffle drawing will be at the conclusion of the Champagne Celebration Intermission. Raffle tickets will also be available at the gallery before the show, and you need not be present to win.

For more information, contact the organizers John Bordner (vp@delrayartisans.org) and Angela Calos (imsureiam@gmail.com).

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Jun
4
Sun
2017
Life Drawing – Gesture @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Jun 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Sheba seated by Katherine Rand
“Sheba seated” by Katherine Rand

Looking for a chance to hone your figure drawing skills? Del Ray Artisans offers a range of open life drawing sessions for just this purpose. Both nude and clothed models are featured. (Models will be nude unless otherwise noted.) These sessions operate on a drop-in basis so there is no need to register in advance. Bring your supplies and join us at the gallery to draw or paint from our live models. We don’t supply easels but you are welcome to bring your own if you want to use one. Please no acrylics or oils; pastels, watercolor and ink are permissible. All skill levels are welcome.

The fee for each three-hour session is $10 for DRA members and $12 for non-members. Two-hour sessions are $8 for members and $10 for non-members.

Gesture Sessions

Come to the gesture sessions to loosen up and participate in a fun, fast-paced drawing experience. These two-hour sessions are composed primarily of dynamic 1 to 5-minute poses. Occasionally different drawing exercises are employed to keep things interesting.

Jun
5
Mon
2017
Partners in Art @ Del Ray Artisans gallery
Jun 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Partners in Art @ Del Ray Artisans gallery  | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

Looking for a chance to get together with other creative people to discuss art and exchange ideas? Then, come to a meeting of our cooperatively led Partners in Art group. This program is free of charge and open to all. Contact Katherine Rand (katherine@katherinerand.com) or Suzanne Tillman (zannet@verizon.net) with questions.

Jun
7
Wed
2017
Life Drawing – Short/Long Poses (Clothed Model) @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Jun 7 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Life DrawingLooking for a chance to hone your figure drawing skills? Del Ray Artisans offers a range of open life drawing sessions for just this purpose. Both nude and clothed models are featured. (Models will be nude unless otherwise noted.) These sessions operate on a drop-in basis so there is no need to register in advance. Bring your supplies and join us at the gallery to draw or paint from our live models. We don’t supply easels but you are welcome to bring your own if you want to use one. Please no acrylics or oils; pastels, watercolor and ink are permissible. All skill levels are welcome.

The fee for each three-hour session is $10 for DRA members and $12 for non-members. Two-hour sessions are $8 for members and $10 for non-members.

Short/Long Pose Sessions

The three-hour short/long pose sessions start with some short 1 to 5-minute warm-up poses and progressively move into longer poses lasting 10 to 45 minutes. These sessions provide a great opportunity to refine your drawing and observation skills.