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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

April 6, 2017 Update:

THANK YOU for your support! Del Ray Artisans appreciates every single Spring2ACTion donation. Over 50 Silver Stars were born yesterday during the giving event on April 5, 2017.

We are celebrating our 25th Anniversary all year, and continue our fundraising efforts to keep our high-quality exhibits, programs, and events inclusive and affordable. It’s free to view the art! Gallery hours are: Thursdays & Sundays 12-6pm, Fridays & Saturdays 12-9pm.

If you missed your chance to become a Silver Star during Spring2ACTion, you can still participate at:
https://squareup.com/market/del-ray-artisans/silver-star

THANK YOU!

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 (Rescheduled to 4/13)
Apr 6 @ 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 6, 2017 – Hats Along The Avenue [Rescheduled to APRIL 13 due to rain]
  • 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
Apr
11
Tue
2017
Board Meeting @ Del Ray Artisans gallery
Apr 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Board Meeting @ Del Ray Artisans gallery | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

Active members are welcome to visit any Board meeting. If you wish to address the Board or bring something up to the Board during one of these meetings, contact the DRA Secretary Kathryn Brown at in advance of the meeting to be included on the agenda.

Apr
13
Thu
2017
First Thursday @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Apr 13 @ 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

 

Apr
14
Fri
2017
Alexandria Film Festival Showcase @ Del Ray Artisans gallery
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Alexandria Film FestivalJoin us at Del Ray Artisans gallery 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 April art exhibit theme, Breaking the Glass Ceiling – The Sky is the Limit. This is a free event. Donations are appreciated.

Featured Films:

The Ken Burns Effect
Filmmaker: Tia Shuyler. 12 minutes. Documentary. Washington, DC.
College alums reunite to recreate the camaraderie that was built as a result of their shared admiration of Ken Burns—featuring Ken Burns.

Charlie and Sam
Filmmakers: Ben Powell & Taylor Powell. 15 minutes. Documentary. Washington, DC.
As of 2016, fewer than 5% of American WWII veterans are alive. Follow 97-year-old WWII Naval Aviator, Charlie Edwards, as he travels to meet his old squadron mate Sam Takis for a final farewell—the first time they’ll have seen each other since the end of the war.

Trash DanceTrash Dance [Main Feature]
Filmmaker: Andrew Garrison. Documentary. Austin, TX.
Sometimes inspiration is found in unexpected places. Choreographer Allison Orr finds beauty and grace in garbage trucks — and in the men and women who pick up our trash. She joins city sanitation workers on their daily routes to listen, learn, and ultimately to try to convince them to collaborate in a unique dance performance. Hard working, often carrying a second job, their lives are already full with work, family and dreams of their own. But some step forward, and after months of rehearsal, two dozen trash collectors and their trucks perform an extraordinary spectacle. On an abandoned airport runway, thousands of people show up to see how in the world a garbage truck can dance.

Lamplight
Filmmaker: Matthew Friend. 12 minutes. Fiction. USA.
A plague has wiped out most of humanity. In the aftermath, an old man uses his radio to try and reach out to survivors, but nobody responds. In the shadows, a creature stalks him, but the light of his one working lantern keeps it at bay. The problem: the batteries are running out.

Bernie and Rebecca
Filmmakers: John Harris & Melissa Kent. 15 minutes. Fiction. Washington, DC.
A blind date turns into the experience of a lifetime.

Apr
15
Sat
2017
Spring Art Market Application Deadline
Apr 15 @ 11:30 pm – 11:59 pm

Spring Art MarketArtists must submit their applications via the online form by 11:59pm on Saturday, April 15, 2017 to be considered for the market.

Apr
17
Mon
2017
“Speak Your Mind” Call for Entry Deadline
Apr 17 @ 11:30 pm – 11:59 pm
Cassandra by Kathy Turner
Cassandra by Kathy Turner

Artists must submit their entries via the online entry form by 11:59pm on Monday, April 17, 2017 to be considered for the exhibit.