Speak Your Mind (Entries due 4/17/2017)

Cassandra by Kathy Turner
Call for Entry Speak Your Mind at Del Ray Artisans Gallery May 5 - 28, 2017 Digital entries due: Monday, April 17, 2017 by midnight They say “a picture is worth a thousand words”-- the theme of this show celebrates the relationship between art and the human mind through the use of art as a form of nonverbal communication. For some, visual images are a platform for advocacy, to share raised awareness of a social cause, or to express a political message.  Art is a means of self-expression...

Spring Art Market Application (due 4/15/2017)

Spring Art Market
Call for Artists Del Ray Artisans' Spring Art Market Applications due: April 15, 2017 by midnight Join Del Ray Artisans in its tradition of outdoor art markets! The Spring Art Market gives artists an opportunity to sell their original handmade artwork to the local community. This is an outdoor, family-friendly, rain-or-shine event at Nicholas A. Colasanto Park, adjoining Del Ray Artisans gallery, on Saturday, May 6, 2016 from 10am to 4pm. Application Form (PDF)   Save ...

Breaking the Glass Ceiling – The Sky’s the Limit (Entries due 3/19/2017)

The Sky is the Limit by Heike Gramckow
Call for Entry Breaking the Glass Ceiling - The Sky's the Limit at Del Ray Artisans Gallery March 31 - April 30, 2017 Digital entries due: Sunday, March 19, 2017 by midnight This exhibit reflects on the metaphor “breaking the glass ceiling”, pushing through a tough, not quite invisible barrier that keeps many from reaching their full potential, their dreams beyond a certain level in a hierarchy or in society.  Breaking glass, breaking barriers, reaching beyond traditional boundaries, st...

Through the Looking Glass (Entries due 2/20/2017)

Through the Looking Glass
Call for Entry Through the Looking Glass at Del Ray Artisans Gallery March 3-26, 2017 Digital entries due: Monday, February 20, 2017 by midnight 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 to be an ode to the childhood cult classic with a personal twist. Bring us your personal story of tumbling down the rabbit hole and the journey tr...

A New Beginning (Entries due 1/24/2017)

New Beginnings by Eileen O'Brien
Del Ray Artisans' Gallery Without Walls Call for Entry A New Beginning at VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital January 29 - May 21, 2017 Digital entries due: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 by midnight Happy New Year!  What images come to mind when you think of a new start or a new beginning?  Here at VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital, we are giving our building more than just a fresh coat of paint and are thrilled to see how Del Ray Artisans (DRA) artists interpret this theme. As with our prior two co...

Lovers (Entries due 1/20/2017)

Lovers Art Exhibit
Del Ray Artisans' Exhibit Call for Entry Lovers at Del Ray Artisans Gallery February 3-26, 2017 Digital entries due: Friday, January 20, 2017 by midnight Broken hearts, far apart, still together, despite the weather.  “Lovers” will celebrate the spirit of Valentines Day throughout the month of February.  This show features Del Ray Artisans members’ interpretations of affectionate pairings of diverse types. DRA Fundraiser: Artists’ are also asked to contribute handmade cards to be availabl...

Simply Abstract (Entries due 12/23/2016)

Untitled by Judy Lynn
Del Ray Artisans' Exhibit Call for Entry Simply Abstract at Del Ray Artisans Gallery January 6–29, 2017 Digital entries due: Friday, December 23, 2016 Toss your colors and media in the air and let them fall where they may!  Release your inner energy to create and share your abstract art!  Abstract art continues to evolve and comes in many different flavors.  Compositions use a visual language of shape, form, color, and line.  Some have no representational content whatsoever, while others...

H2O/WATERWORKS (Entries due 10/21/2016)

Del Ray Artisans' Members Exhibit Call for Entry H2O/WATERWORKS at Del Ray Artisans Gallery November 4–27, 2016 Digital entries due: Friday, October 21, 2016 Water works for us:  we may love it or hate it, crave it or fear it, but we all need it.  Our bodies are made up of  60% water and 71% of the earth’s surface is water. Water is beautiful, essential, dangerous and destructive.  It can manifest itself in so many forms: liquid, vapor, solid.   Artists have depicted water in many ways, ...

Del Ray Artisans’ 2017 Wall Calendar (Entries due 10/28/2016)

Del Ray Artisans calendar
Call for Entry (Open to Members) Del Ray Artisans' 2017 Wall Calendar Digital entries due: Friday, October 28, 2016 Members: Submit your best work to the 4th annual Del Ray Artisans' calendar! All entries are to be received digitally, and no physical pieces of art will be collected. There is no entry fee, no theme, and work previously shown at Del Ray Artisans is acceptable. Your Del Ray Artisans membership must be up-to-date. The Calendar Selection Committee will choose approximately 40 p...

Local Flavor Exhibit (Entries due 9/22/2016)

Local Flavor postcard
Del Ray Artisans' Members Exhibit Call for Entry Local Flavor at Del Ray Artisans Gallery October 7–30, 2016 Digital entries due: Thursday, September 22, 2016 When you’re not in town, what do you miss? What do you crave? A local ice cream shop or favorite restaurant? Friendly neighbors, dogs, or familiar faces? What do you see on your typical routes to work, shopping, or recreation? Highlight local officials, landmarks (popular or hidden gems), small businesses, farmers’ markets, community e...