“Speak Your Mind” Art Exhibit at Del Ray Artisans

Artwork by Kath Gayle
Exhibit Dates: May 5-28, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, May 5 from 7-9pm They say “a picture is worth a thousand words.”  The Speak Your Mind art exhibit celebrates the relationship between art and the human mind as a form of nonverbal communication.  For some, visual arts are a platform for advocacy, a way to raise awareness of a social cause, or to express a political message.  Art is a means of self-expression when it portrays emotions, thoughts, or a state of mind.  For others, the proces...

Spring Art Market at Del Ray Artisans

Spring Art Market
Saturday, May 6 from 10am-4pm – RAIN or SHINE! Join Del Ray Artisans in its tradition of outdoor markets!  Our Spring Art Market is a one-day event that gives you the chance to purchase original handmade artwork from talented local artists.  The 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...

“Breaking the Glass Ceiling – The Sky’s the Limit” Art Exhibit at Del Ray Artisans Gallery

The Sky is the Limit by Heike Gramckow
Exhibit Dates: March 31 – April 30, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, March 31 from 7-9pm "Breaking the Glass Ceiling - The Sky’s the Limit" 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...

“Through the Looking Glass” Exhibit at Del Ray Artisans Gallery

Through the Looking Glass
Opening Reception: Friday, March 3 from 7-9pm Exhibit Dates: March 3-26, 2017 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,...

“A New Beginning” at VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital

New Beginnings by Eileen O'Brien
Exhibit Dates: January 29-May 21, 2017 "A New Beginning" art exhibit at the Veterinary Clinics of America Alexandria Animal Hospital (VCA Alexandria) presents Del Ray Artisans members’ interpretations of a new start or starting over. The exhibit is a part of Del Ray Artisans’ Gallery Without Walls 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 Ani...

“Lovers” Art Exhibit at Del Ray Artisans Gallery

Lovers Art Exhibit
Opening Reception: Friday, February 3 from 7-9pm Exhibit Dates:  February 3 - 26, 2017 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 (DRA) members’ interpretations of affectionate pairings in 2D and 3D mediums. Artists’ new handmade cards will also be available during this exhibit. Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, February 3 from 7-9pm. ...

Open Life Drawing Sessions – 2017

Gazelle with book 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. 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 ar...

“Simply Abstract” Art Exhibit at Del Ray Artisans Gallery

Untitled by Judy Lynn
Opening Reception: Friday, January 6 from 7-9pm Exhibit Dates: January 6-29, 2017 Artists relish the opportunity to break away from the norm—be different and free from the styles and traditions of realistic art. Local area artists, including Del Ray Artisans members, present in the Simply Abstract exhibit their unique compositions using a visual language of shape, form, color, and line. Some have no representational content whatsoever, while others keep one foot in reality, or somewhere in bet...

Del Ray Artisans’ 21st Annual Fine Art & Fine Craft Holiday Market

Holiday Market 2016
First 3 Weekends in December 2016 December 2-4, December 9-11, December 16-18 Join us the first three weekends in December as Del Ray Artisans’ 21st Annual Holiday Market offers unique handcrafted fine arts and crafts from local artists. The artists are presenting a variety of media, including botanical, drawing, fiber/textiles, glass, jewelry, mixed media, mosaics, painting, paper crafting, photography, pottery/ceramics, sculpture, watercolor, wood turning, and more! Different artists are fea...

H2O/WATERWORKS at Del Ray Artisans Gallery

Little Harbor Campground by Michele Reday Cook
Opening Reception: Friday, November 4 from 7-9pm Exhibit Dates: November 4 - 27, 2016 Water works for us—we love it, hate it, crave it, fear it. Water is beautiful, essential, dangerous and destructive. It can manifest itself as liquid, vapor or solid. Artists have depicted water in many ways for hundreds of years. For this exhibit, Del Ray Artisans member artists were asked to visually explore humankind’s relationship to water, or lack thereof, through any 2D and 3D medium, to show water’s ef...