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Mar
14
Tue
2017
Board Meeting @ Del Ray Artisans gallery
Mar 14 @ 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.

Mar
19
Sun
2017
“Reflecting on our Future” Silver Anniversary Reception @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Mar 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Silver StarOn Sunday, March 19 from 5-7pm, we will celebrate our 25th anniversary with a reception at the gallery. Members, art supporters, and the community are invited to celebrate with us!

A short program will feature our Founding Members and Past Officers, reminisces and future plans, a video presentation, and samples of recipes from our upcoming cookbook.

You are invited to Del Ray Artisans' 25th Anniversary Silver Reception on Sunday, March 19 from 5-7pm in the Colasanto Center

Mar
22
Wed
2017
Life Drawing – Short/Long Poses @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Mar 22 @ 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
Mar 22 @ 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.

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).