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Apr
19
Wed
2017
Life Drawing – Long Poses @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Apr 19 @ 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.

Apr
30
Sun
2017
Breaking the Glass Ceiling – The Sky’s the Limit (3/31-4/30) @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Apr 30 all-day

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).

“Breaking the Glass Ceiling” Artwork Pick Up @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
"Breaking the Glass Ceiling" 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, Breaking the Glass Ceiling.

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

“Speak Your Mind” Artwork Drop Off @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
"Speak Your Mind" 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 Speak Your Mind. Artwork drop off is Sunday, April 30 & Monday, May 1 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 Becky Barnes (barnesrossen@gmail.com) and Kath Gayle (kathgaylemail@gmail.com) or Director of Curating Kathy Turner (Curating@DelRayArtisans.org).

May
1
Mon
2017
“Speak Your Mind” Artwork Drop Off @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
"Speak Your Mind" 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 Speak Your Mind. Artwork drop off is Sunday, April 30 & Monday, May 1 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 Becky Barnes (barnesrossen@gmail.com) and Kath Gayle (kathgaylemail@gmail.com) or Director of Curating Kathy Turner (Curating@DelRayArtisans.org).

May
4
Thu
2017
First Thursday @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
May 4 @ 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
May
5
Fri
2017
“Speak Your Mind” Opening Reception @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Exhibit Dates:  May 5-28, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, May 5 from 7-9pm

Del Ray Artisans galleryMay is Mental Health Awareness Month. This exhibit is a celebration of the relationship between art and the human mind—as a form of non-verbal communication, self-expression, and a way to share complex emotions or a state of mind.

Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, May 5 from 7-9pm.

The Speak Your Mind exhibit runs May 5-28, 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 Becky Barnes (barnesrossen@gmail.com) and Kath Gayle (kathgaylemail@gmail.com).

May
6
Sat
2017
Spring Art Market @ Colasanto Park
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Spring Art MarketOur Spring Art Market is a one-day event that gives you the chance to purchase original handmade artwork from talented local artists. This outdoor market showcases artwork in a wide range of media including ceramics, photography, jewelry, fiber, paper, glass, and more. Shop for Mother’s Day, graduation, a teacher’s gift, birthdays, or just because!

The Spring Art Market will be on Saturday, May 6 from 10am-4pm in the Nicholas A. Colasanto Park, adjoining Del Ray Artisans gallery at 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA (at the corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Mount Vernon Avenue). The event is held RAIN or SHINE, and is free and open to the public.

If you have questions about the market or how to apply for a market artspace, contact Tamara Wilkerson at ArtMarket@DelRayArtisans.org.