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Mar
26
Sun
2017
Through the Looking Glass (3/3-3/26) @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Mar 26 all-day

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

Through the Looking Glass
Down the Rabbit Hole by Joshua Oliveira

Del Ray Artisans welcomes the strange, odd, and out of perspective: fish eye lens, mirror images, strange colors, impossible structures, pigs that fly, animals that dance. Through The Looking Glass is an ode to the childhood cult classic with a personal twist.

Artists bring their personal story of tumbling down the rabbit hole and the journey traveled. Summoned forth are the most elegant and colorful Jabberwockies, chess pieces fighting to the death, and wild toothy grins. An exclusive smattering of unique, awe inspiring artwork, that knocks the socks off mundane, commonplace images.

Through the Looking Glass postcardThrough the Looking Glass is a collection of art from local artists that captures the beautifully bizarre inner workings of the mind. Together we revisit childhood nightmare-ish fantasies, laced with peculiar characters, and perplexing backgrounds. The exhibit runs March 3-26, 2017. Join us for the opening reception on Friday, March 3 from 7-9pm.

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 curator Joshua Oliveira (Joshua.OliveiraMartin@gmail.com) or Director of Curating Kathy Turner (Curating@DelRayArtisans.org).

 

“Breaking the Glass Ceiling” Artwork Drop Off @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Mar 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
"Breaking the Glass Ceiling" Artwork Drop Off @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

Time for artists to drop off their accepted artwork and (if applicable) marketplace entries for the upcoming show Breaking the Glass Ceiling: The Sky is the Limit. Artwork drop off is Sunday, March 26 & Monday, March 27 from 6-8pm.

Artwork must be ready to hang (with screw eyes and wire) or ready for display (with mounting and/or a display stand if necessary). Review the standard artwork presentation guidelines and the Call for Entry for show specific information.

Questions? Contact the curators Heike Gramckow (heikegramckow@yahoo.com) and Rachel Grodsky (rachelgrodsky@gmail.com) or Director of Curating Kathy Turner (Curating@DelRayArtisans.org).

“Through the Looking Glass” Artwork Pick Up @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Mar 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
"Through the Looking Glass" Artwork Pick Up @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

Time for artists and buyers to pick up their artwork from the closing show, Through the Looking Glass.

Questions? Contact curator curator Joshua Oliveira (Joshua.OliveiraMartin@gmail.com) or Director of Curating Kathy Turner (Curating@DelRayArtisans.org).

Mar
27
Mon
2017
“Breaking the Glass Ceiling” Artwork Drop Off @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Mar 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
"Breaking the Glass Ceiling" Artwork Drop Off @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

Time for artists to drop off their accepted artwork and (if applicable) marketplace entries for the upcoming show Breaking the Glass Ceiling: The Sky is the Limit. Artwork drop off is Sunday, March 26 & Monday, March 27 from 6-8pm.

Artwork must be ready to hang (with screw eyes and wire) or ready for display (with mounting and/or a display stand if necessary). Review the standard artwork presentation guidelines and the Call for Entry for show specific information.

Questions? Contact the curators Heike Gramckow (heikegramckow@yahoo.com) and Rachel Grodsky (rachelgrodsky@gmail.com) or Director of Curating Kathy Turner (Curating@DelRayArtisans.org).

Mar
31
Fri
2017
“Breaking the Glass Ceiling – The Sky’s the Limit” Opening Reception @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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.

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).

Apr
2
Sun
2017
Life Drawing – Gesture @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Apr 2 @ 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.

Apr
3
Mon
2017
Partners in Art @ Del Ray Artisans gallery
Apr 3 @ 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.

Apr
5
Wed
2017
Spring2ACTion – Become a Silver Star! @ Online
Apr 5 all-day

On Wednesday, April 5, our community will come together for 24 hours of unprecedented giving to support the amazing work of Alexandria nonprofits through Spring2ACTion, hosted by ACT for Alexandria and ACTion Alexandria.

Silver StarThis year in honor of our 25th Anniversary, you can become a Silver Star by donating $25 or more to Del Ray Artisans! For your donation, a Silver Star will be hung in the gallery personalized with your name. All proceeds help Del Ray Artisans expand our artistic reach and support our 25th Anniversary Legacy Project of providing funding to selected Alexandria elementary schools with art needs for art-related books.

Also, on April 5 from 2-5pm, Del Ray Artisans is offering a FREE, clothed, life drawing session. Bring your drawing supplies and come ready to sketch!

Please donate to Del Ray Artisans on (or before) April 5 to be a part of Spring2ACTion. Donations made to Del Ray Artisans also give our non-profit a chance to win additional Spring2ACTion grants and prizes. Show your support by making a tax-deductible donation at: spring2action.razoo.com/story/Del-Ray-Artisans

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Life Drawing – Short/Long Poses (Clothed Model) @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Apr 5 @ 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.

This session (Wednesday, April 5, 2017 from 2-5pm) is FREE in honor of Spring2ACTion! Donations are most welcome.

The regular fee for each three-hour session is $10 for Del Ray Artisans members and $12 for non-members; and 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.

Apr
6
Thu
2017
First Thursday @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
First Thursday @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

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 6, 2017 – 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