Calendar

Aug
14
Mon
2017
“Twisted Masterpieces” Auction Volunteers Meeting @ Del Ray Artisans
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Twisted MasterpiecesThis meeting is for planning purposes. Volunteers should first contact Kurt Peterson, the auction coordinator, at .

 

 

For event and ticket information, visit:
DelRayArtisans.org/event/twisted-masterpieces

“Twisted Masterpieces” Call for Donations Deadline
Aug 14 @ 11:30 pm – 11:59 pm

Twisted MasterpiecesArtists should submit their donations via the online entry form by 11:59pm on Monday, August 14, 2017. Thank you!

 

For event and ticket information, visit:
DelRayArtisans.org/event/twisted-masterpieces

Aug
16
Wed
2017
Curating Committee Meeting @ Del Ray Artisans
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Aug
20
Sun
2017
Pie Contest, Indoor Picnic and Summer Member Meeting @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Aug 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Pie-baking ContestJoin 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 the neighborhood Pork Barrel BBQ, and enjoy (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!

Please RSVP to help the organizers plan the food and beverage quantities. If you RSVP before August 18, you will be entered into a drawing to win a Door Prize!

If you have any questions or to RSVP, contact Drew Cariaso at Membership@DelRayArtisans.org.

25th Anniversary T-Shirt

At September’s opening reception you will have a chance to “clown around” by coming dressed in your accessorized 25th Anniversary T-Shirt. Be creative and add jewelry, scarves, jackets, pins, fringe, tattoos, colored hair or whatever gives it your style. Each participant will be entered into a raffle to be drawn at the end of the night. If you don’t yet have a 25th Anniversary T-Shirt, you can purchase one at the gallery during regular hours or at the member meeting on August 20!
Aug
21
Mon
2017
“Childhood Passions” Call for Entry Deadline
Aug 21 @ 11:30 pm – 11:59 pm
Childhood Passions by Karen Laurie Thomas and Pat Stacy
“Childhood Passions” by Karen Laurie Thomas and Pat Stacy

Artists must submit their entries via the online entry form by 11:59pm on Monday, August 21, 2017 to be considered for the exhibit.

Aug
23
Wed
2017
Life Drawing – Short/Long Poses @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Aug 23 @ 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
Aug 23 @ 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.

Aug
26
Sat
2017
“Captured Beauty” Call for Entry Deadline
Aug 26 @ 11:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Artscape 22 by David Heckman
“Artscape 22” by David Heckman

Artists must submit their entries via the online entry form by 11:59pm on Saturday, August 26, 2017 to be considered for the exhibit.

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

Clowning Around by Gordon Frank
“Clowning Around” by Gordon Frank

Clowns have been the subjects of paintings and graphics for centuries. Clowning Around is an exhibit that reveals local artists’ inner clowns through art in fun, playful, sadistic, comedic, and tragic ways. Clowns have always evoked a variety of emotions from people. Many people are happy clown believers, drawn towards fanciful circus graphics or sympathetic weeping hobo clowns. Others prefer their clowns to be sinister figures lurking in dark alleys. Whether it’s a childlike whimsy or journey into a carnival of crazy clowns, it’s your world to explore.

Join us in this romp with a truly American genre at the opening reception on Friday, August 4 from 7-9pm to enjoy the unveiling of the exhibit and meet the curators, artists, and other art appreciators.

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) or Director of Curating Kathy Turner (Curating@DelRayArtisans.org).

Clowning Around postcard

Determination (5/21-8/27) @ VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital
Aug 27 all-day

May 21 – August 27, 2017

Many Hills by Pamela Underhill
“Many Hills” by Pamela Underhill

Determination (What’s Your Goal?) art exhibit at the Veterinary Clinics of America Alexandria Animal Hospital (VCA Alexandria) presents Del Ray Artisans members’ interpretations of over coming life’s challenges. 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 from May 21 through September 17, 2017. [Update: The exhibit is now closing on Sunday, August 27, 2017 due to renovations at the animal hospital.] 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.