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

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

Pie Contest, Indoor Picnic and Summer Member Meeting @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Aug 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Pie Contest, Indoor Picnic and Summer Member Meeting @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

Join fellow artists and friends at the annual Pie Contest, Indoor Picnic, and Summer Member Meeting on Sunday, August 20 from 5-7pm. Prepare a savory or sweet entry for the pie contest or sign up to be a judge and get first sample of the delicacies. There will be prizes for both sweet and savory pies.

In addition to the Annual Pie Contest, we’ll have an indoor picnic with (after the pie contest judging) pies for dessert! Preceding the picnic will be a short meeting with information on upcoming events and the fall exhibit schedule. Plan to be there for the fun and comradery!

If you have any questions, please contact Drew Cariaso at

Del Ray Artisans Annual Member Meeting with Elections @ Del Ray Artisans gallery
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Del Ray Artisans Annual Member Meeting with Elections @ Del Ray Artisans gallery  | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 7-9pm

We have a full agenda planned for you during the Annual Member Meeting! This will be your opportunity to hear information about all the shows planned for 2018. The President will present a special message about the organization. The Annual Meeting also includes elections for the 2018 Board of Directors, and a light supper will be served. If you have any questions, please contact Drew Cariaso, Director of Membership, at

Vote in Person or by Proxy

All members are invited to attend, and “Members in Good Standing” will be able to vote—an excellent chance to renew your membership if you haven’t already.

If you cannot attend, we urge you to make a Proxy vote. Please do this by emailing your vote (you can vote yea or nay for the entire slate or individual candidates) to by Sunday, October 15 at 6pm, or by calling the gallery at 703-838-4827 on Thursday (10/12) or Friday (10/13) between noon and 6pm. All proxies must be received by Sunday, October 15 at 6pm to be counted.

Slate of Nominees

Here is the current slate of nominees for Del Ray Artisans’ 2018 Board of Directors: TBD

If you are interested in running for a Board Position or have questions, contact the volunteer Nominating Committee or Office Manager at The new Board will begin its duties on January 1.