Exhibit Archive

The below are exhibits that were hosted at Del Ray Artisans gallery in the Colasanto Center (2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301). For Del Ray Artisans exhibits in other locations, please see Gallery Without Walls.

2017

$100 & Under

November 3-26, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, November 3 from 7–9pm
Curators: Michele Reday Cook and Kathy Turner

Captured Beauty! A Fine Art Photography Exhibition

October 6-29, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, October 6 from 7–9pm
Curator: Dave Heckman

Childhood Passions

September 1 – October 1, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, September 1 from 7–9pm
Curators: Karen Thomas and Pat Stacy

Clowning Around

August 4-27, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, August 4 from 7–9pm
Curators: Gordon Frank and Zade Ramsey

Thanks for all the Fish

June 2-25, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 3 from 7–9pm
Curators: Kathy Turner and Joshua Oliveira

Speak Your Mind

May 5-28, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, May 5 from 7–9pm
Curator: Becky Barnes

Breaking the Glass Ceiling – The Sky’s the Limit

March 31 – April 30, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, March 31 from 7–9pm
Curators: Heike Gramckow and Rachel Grodsky

Through the Looking Glass

March 3-26, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, March 3 from 7–9pm
Curator: Joshua Oliveira

Lovers

February 3-26, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, February 3 from 7–9pm
Curators: Bonnie Holmberg and Miles Liss

Simply Abstract

January 6-29, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, January 6 from 7–9pm
Curators: Judy Lynn and Betsy Mead

2016

H2O/WATERWORKS

November 4–27, 2016 [All Member Show]
Opening Reception: Friday, November 4 from 7–9pm
Curator: Michele Reday Cook

Local Flavor

October 7–30, 2016 [All Member Show]
Opening Reception: Friday, October 7 from 7–9pm
Curator: Dawn Wyse Hurto
Celebrate the special touches found in community

Fire and Earth

September 2–October 2, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, September 2 from 7–9pm
Curator: Stephen Lally
A hybrid show that combines a National ceramic cup exhibit with a regional 2-D exhibit

FUN-derful

August 5–28, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, August 5 from 7–9pm
Curator: Karen Schmitz
Witty, punny, colorful, silly, humorous and just (LOL) FUN art!

RESPECT: Unsung Heroes in Uniform

June 3–26, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, June 3 from 7–9pm
Curator: Tracy Wilkerson
Recognizing and acknowledging the individuals behind the uniform.

Surrealism: A Photography Exhibition

May 6–29, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, May 6 from 7–9pm
Curator: David Heckman, Union 206 Studio
Photography representing the irrational imagery of dreams and the unconscious mind.

Creatures from the Sea

April 1–May 1, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, April 1 from 7–9pm
Curators: Veronica Barker-Barzel and Tom Kelly
Art that brings to life the aquatic world’s frolicking, fanciful, sensual, beautiful, and beastly creatures.

March Melee

March 4–27, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, March 4 from 7–9pm
Curators: Kathy Turner and Joshua Oliveira
Brash, bold, aggressive, wild, startling, bizarre, over the top, and around the bend.

All aBoard

February 5–28, 2016 [Board Showcase]
Opening Reception: Friday, February 5 from 7–9pm
Artists: Ron Blank, Michele Reday Cook, Kim S. Joy, Stephen Lally, Marlin Lord, Elizabeth Guerry Mead, Kathy Turner, and Joan Woodill
Eight dedicated Board Members showcase their art.

True Colors: Like a Rainbow

January 8–31, 2016 [All Member Show]
Opening Reception: Friday, January 8 from 7–9pm
Curator: Betsy Mead
The gallery is blooming in January with “true colors”.

2015

Fine Art & Fine Craft Holiday Market 2015

December 4–6, December 11–13, and December 18–20, 2015
Receptions: Fridays, Dec 4 / Dec 11 / Dec 18 from 6–9pm
Coordinator: Tracy Wilkerson
The market offers unique handmade fine arts and fine crafts from local artists (including pottery/ceramics, photography, jewelry, cloth, paper crafts, and glass). Admission is free! Different artists each weekend!

Under $100: Affordable Masterpieces

November 6–29, 2015 [All Member Show]
Opening Reception: Friday, November 6 from 7–9pm
Curator: Stacy Rausch
“Cash & carry” art for $100 or less!

Skeletons: Exploring Under the Surface

October 2–November 1, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, October 2 from 7–9pm
Curator: Tracy Wilkerson
Exploring under the surface; the framework; the understructure

ALTARS: Religious Rituals

September 4–27, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, September 4 from 7–9pm
Curators: John Bordner & David Camero
Visualizing rituals of worship from around the world

Au Naturel

August 7–30, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, August 7 from 7–9pm
Curator: Tamara Wilkerson
Celebrating the natural and exposed, the pure and untouched, the bare, the raw, and the candid

Building Bridges

June 5–28, 2015 [All Member + Mississippi Gulf Coast Artists Show]
Opening Reception: Friday, June 5 from 7–9pm
Curator: Lori K. Gordon, Linda Elliff and Barb Boatman
Art exploring economic injustice and political divisiveness. (Photo Album)

MIX: Adventures in Mixed Media

May 1–31, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, May 1 from 7–9pm
Curators: Judy Gula & Karen Schmitz
A show celebrating mixed media—fiber, paper, assemblages, sculptures and more! (Photo Album)

18th Annual Student Art Exhibition

April 10–26, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, April 10 from 7–9pm
Curators: Stacy Rausch and T.C. Williams Teachers
A juried show featuring art by T.C. Williams High School students. (Photo Album)

Dream On

March 6–29, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, March 6 from 7–9pm
Curator: Theresa Kulstad
Dreams interpreted and translated into works of art. (Photo Album)

Elements

February 6–March 1, 2015 [Board Showcase]
Opening Reception: Friday, February 6 from 7–9pm
Artists: John Bordner, Kathryn Brown, Michele Reday Cook, Linda Elliff, Kim Joy, Marlin Lord, & Tamara Wilkerson
Seven dedicated Board Members showcase their art. (Photo Album)

The Color Pink

January 2–February 1, 2015 [All Member Show]
Opening Reception: Friday, January 2 from 7–9pm
Curator: Betsy Mead
Artists use the color pink to create an artistic statement. (Photo Album)

2014

Fine Art & Fine Craft Holiday Market 2014

December 5–7, December 12–14, and December 19–21, 2014
Receptions: Fridays, Dec 5 / Dec 12 / Dec 19 from 6–9pm
Coordinator: Tracy Wilkerson
The market offers unique handmade fine arts and fine crafts from local artists (including pottery/ceramics, photography, jewelry, cloth, paper crafts, and glass). Admission is free! Different artists each weekend! (Photo Album)

Nourish & Flourish: The Food Show

November 7–30, 2014 [All Member Show]
Opening Reception: Friday, November 7 from 7–9pm
Curators: Cathy Messina, John Messina, and Michele Reday Cook
Art inspired by food—realistic or metaphorical, but worthy of tasting, savoring, chewing, and digesting. During the month of Thanksgiving, we express gratitude for the abundance in our own lives and encourage gallery visitors to make donations of nonperishable food for persons in need. (Photo Gallery)

Metamorphosis

October 3–November 2, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, October 3 from 7–9pm
Curators: Kathy Turner and Betty Plummer
A distinct transformative change from one form to another; Featuring the Mask-erpiece Silent Auction (Photo Gallery)

Put a Bird on It!

September 5–28, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, September 5 from 7–9pm
Curators: Barbara Boehm and Linda Elliff
An exhibit celebrating the art of embellishment (Photo Gallery)

Board and Beyond

August 1–31, 2014 [Board Showcase]
Opening Reception: Friday, August 1 from 7–9pm
Artists: John Hiller, Lesley Hall, Stacy Rausch, Eileen O’Brien, Pamela Underhill, Liz Martinez, and Gale Goldfarb
Featuring artwork by four select members of Del Ray Artisans Board of Directors and three incredible volunteers who go “above and beyond” (Photo Gallery)

SUITES: Scandalous Uproarous Intriguing Titillating Entanglements & Seductions

June 6–29, 2014 [All Member Show]
Opening Reception: Friday, June 6 from 7–9pm
Curator: Tracy Wilkerson
Art to make you laugh, blush… or both! (Photo Gallery)

Eyes On the Border

May 16–June 1, 2014
Reception: Friday, May 16 from 7–9pm
ALACP Curator: David Camero; DRA Curators: Michele Reday Cook and Lesley Hall
In this collaborative exhibit, artist members from Del Ray Artisans (DRA) and Art Latin American Collective Project (ALACP) were invited to explore universal themes from the individual perspective of each artist. (Photo Gallery)

17th Annual T.C. Williams Student Art Exhibition

May 2–11, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, May 2 from 7–9pm
Curator: T. C. Williams Art Department
Del Ray Artisans and T. C. Williams High School Art Department jointly present the 17th Annual Student Art Show at Del Ray Artisans gallery. The exhibit will feature the work of members of the National Art Honor Society. (Photo Gallery)

REVOLUTION: Art & Technology

April 4–27, 2014 [All Member Show]
Opening Reception: Friday, April 4 from 7–10pm
Curators: Ann Krug and Connie Saunders
Computer-created art, digitally manipulated art, exploring our relationship with technology, art made of electronic parts (Photo Gallery)

Portraits of Pop Culture (featuring Heads Up)

March 7–30, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, March 7 from 7–10pm
Curators: Zade Ramsey and Gordon Thomas Frank
A look at the way pop culture is so pervasive in our society that it distracts from important issues that shape our lives (Photo Gallery)

Reincarnations: featuring Artycyclopedia

February 7–March 2, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, February 7 from 7–10pm
Curator: Theresa Kulstad
Reborn “discards”—art created from items “saved” or otherwise to be discarded (Photo Gallery)

Primary Colors

January 3–February 2, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, January 3 from 7–10pm
Curator: Betsy Mead
Art using only the three primary colors (red, yellow, blue) plus black and white (Photo Gallery)

2013

Fine Art & Fine Craft Holiday Market 2013

December 6–8, December 13–15, and December 20–22, 2013
Receptions: Fridays, Dec 6 / Dec 13 / Dec 20 from 6–9pm
Coordinator: Tracy Wilkerson
The market offers unique handmade fine arts and fine crafts from local artists (including pottery/ceramics, photography, jewelry, cloth, paper crafts, and glass). Admission is free! Different artists each weekend! (Photo Gallery)

Del Ray Dozen Invitational Photography Show

November 1–December 1, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, November 1 from 7–10pm
Curators: Rob Rudick and Jen Chappell
The work of thirteen photographers juried in: John Bordner, Kathryn Brown, Jen Chappell, Candace Clifford, Bill Coyle, Chris Fedderson, Barry Heyman, David Kosar, James Locke, Marlin Lord, Joe Minor, Rob Rudick, and Karen Thuermer. (Photo Gallery)

Del-Ray-geous

October 4–27, 2013 [Member Show]
Opening Reception: Friday, October 4 from 7–10pm
Curators: Lesley Hall and Dawn Wyse Hurto
Artwork focused on the outrageous, fun, and unique parts of the Del Ray neighborhood and community. (Photo Gallery)

One Percent

September 6–29, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, September 6 from 7–10pm
Curators: Greg Knott and Tamara Wilkerson
The symbolic, political, physical, etc. 1% in our world—giving perspective to things overlooked or unnoticed. (Photo Gallery)

Anything Goes

August 2–September 1, 2013 [Board Showcase]
Opening Reception: Friday, August 2 from 7–10pm
Artists: Michele Reday Cook, Susan Amber Gordon, Lesley Hall, John W. Hiller, Nora Partlow, Betty Plummer, and Stacy Rausch
Featuring artwork by select members of Del Ray Artisans Board of Directors (Photo Gallery)

Music In Art

June 7–30, 2013 [All Member Show]
Opening Reception: Friday, June 7 from 7–10pm
Curators: Jackie Tury and Paul Tury
Artwork influenced by a particular tune, song, movement or aria. Can you name that tune by the brush stokes in the painting, gems in the necklace, weave in fiber art, or see the movement in clay sculpture? Explore the music in art. (Photo Gallery)

Artworks For Good

May 17–June 1, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, May 17 from 7–10pm
Fundraiser/Benefit Closing Reception: Saturday, June 1, 7–10pm (Ticket Required)
Curator: Drew Cariaso
The proceeds of the art exhibit go to support Del Ray Artisans mission. Proceeds from the closing reception will be split between Del Ray Artisans and The American Cancer Society in honor of Becky Arnold. (Photo Gallery)

16th Annual T.C. Williams Student Art Exhibition

May 3–12, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, May 3 from 7–10pm
Curator: Leslie Rousseau of T. C. Williams Art Department
Del Ray Artisans and the T. C. Williams High School Art Department jointly present the 16th Annual Student Art Show at Del Ray Artisans gallery. The exhibit will feature the work of members of the National Art Honor Society. (Photo Gallery)

Turn On Your Masters

April 5–28, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, April 5 from 7–10pm
Curators: Drew Cariaso and Zade Ramsey
Artists take the opportunity to pay homage to the masters, question the hoopla surrounding particular pieces, and praise, critique, or dish the artist and peers who have influenced them. (Photo Gallery)

POWER ART

March 1–31, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, March 1 from 7–10pm
Curator: Barb Boatman
This juried show features art that has powerful meaning to each artist—revealing familiar things in new ways, evoking emotions, and making statements. View artwork created from non-traditional materials or conventional materials used in new ways. (Photo Gallery)

Dot and Dash

February 1–24, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, February 1 from 7–10pm
Curators: Amanda Wright and Colleen Dolinger
Getting back to the basics: dot and dash. Artists interpret the theme Dot and Dash in their unique styles—showcasing two and three-dimensional work that is painterly, graphic, realistic, and abstract. (Photo Gallery)

Shades of White

January 4–27, 2013 [All Member Show]
Opening Reception: Friday, January 4 from 7–10pm
Curators: Betsy Mead and Hillary Mead
White isn’t “just white”! Chill out after the holiday madness in shades of white—tones and hues range from blues to beiges to yellows and more. (Photo Gallery)

2012

Fine Art & Fine Craft Holiday Market 2012

November 30-December 2, December 7-9, and December 14-16, 2012
Receptions: Fridays, Nov 30 / Dec 7 / Dec 14 from 6–9pm
Coordinator: Tracy Wilkerson
Now over 3 weekends! The market offers unique handmade fine arts and fine crafts from local artists (including pottery/ceramics, photography, jewelry, cloth, paper crafts, and glass). Admission is free! All artists donate a percentage of their sales to help support Del Ray Artisans. (Photo Gallery)

Telling Images: juried photography exhibition

November 2–25, 2012 [Members Only Show]
Opening Reception: Friday, November 2 from 7–10pm
Curator: Jeanne Tifft
The images shown tell, compel, imply, or suggest some sort of narrative or story: character, place, mood, feeling, plot, past, present, future, each richly implying a story the viewers are induced to imagine from the photographer’s visual vocabulary. (Photo Gallery)

Sweet ‘n Salty

October 5–28, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, October 5 from 7–10pm
Curator: Tracy Wilkerson and Amanda Wright
Artists were asked to “give in to their cravings… let their senses and personal experiences inspire them… push their boundaries” to create dynamic and interesting interpretations of this very tasty and feeling-filled theme. (Photo Gallery)

It Runs in the Family

September 7–30, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, September 7 from 7–10pm
Curator: Michele Reday Cook
Interpreting “family” very loosely, area artists show us their artistic heritage by submitting a collection of their family’s artworks. (Photo Gallery)

Boarderlines

August 3–September 2, 2012 [Board Showcase]
Opening Reception: Friday, August 3 from 7–10pm
Artists: Kathryn A. Brown, Drew Cariaso, Michele Reday Cook, Lesley Hall,
Dawn Wyse Hurto, Nora Partlow
Featuring artwork by six members of the Board of Directors, a silent auction, and take-away art (Photo Gallery)

Hot! Hot! Hot!

June 28–July 15, 2012
Show Reception: Friday, July 6 from 7–10pm
Curators: Tracy Wilkerson and Tamara Wilkerson
What comes to mind when you hear: “Hot! Hot! Hot!”? The surface of the sun, steamy dances, ice melting on the sidewalk… That’s just what we asked area artists to do. No matter what our artists cook up, this show will definitely be hot! (Photo Gallery)

Art on the Edge

June 1–24, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, June 1 from 7–10pm
Curators: Betty Plummer and Fareeha Khawaja
This all-media “edgy” art show extends limits and breaks boundaries, daring artists to “go beyond the fringe” to explore peripheries of the unfamiliar, and celebrate the journey. Their creative responses may be inspired by sports, clothes, music, art, performance, food, lifestyle, violent nature, animals, living spaces, or dwelling places. (Photo Gallery)

15th Annual T.C. Williams Student Art Exhibition

May 4–13, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, May 4 from 7–10pm
Curator: T.C. Williams Art Department
The Del Ray Artisans and the T.C. Williams High School Art Department jointly present the 15th Annual Student Art Show at the Del Ray Artisans gallery. The exhibit will feature the work of members of the National Art Honor Society. (Photo Gallery)

Childhood Memories

April 6–29, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, April 6 from 7–10pm
Curator: David Kosar
Memories are often the inspiration for art. This juried show is all about the artists’ childhood. Our memories are endless: a tree, an experience, a trip, a gathering, an animal, a poem, a person or a place that brings you back to a childhood memory. (Photo Gallery)

XX: 1992-2012

March 2–April 1, 2012 [Members Only Show]
Opening Reception: Friday, March 2 from 7–10pm
Curator: Kurt Peterson
This juried show opens the door for the best of the past and the present artwork from Del Ray Artisans members on our 20th Anniversary. (Photo Gallery)

Love, Politics & Scrabble: The Games People Play

February 3–26, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, February 3 from 7–10pm
Curators: Barbara Boehm and Linda Elliff
This show, juried by Virginia-based painter Moira McQuillen, asked artists to depict any of the numerous games people play in life, whether power, Monopoly, manipulation, poker, Angry Birds, baseball, or gossip. (Photo Gallery)

Artist Warriors: Post Apocalyptic Adventure

January 6–29, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, January 6 from 7–10pm
Curators: Zade Ramsey, Gorden Frank, and Drew Cariaso
Imagine you are an artist surviving in the landscape of a post apocalyptic world. Artist warriors document this inhospitable world with artwork and the fashions to move through it. The causes of this apocalypse could be real or media created. Why should Hollywood have all the fun? This show is all about letting your inner survivalist and your art warrior imagination go wild. (Photo Gallery)

2011

Fine Art & Fine Craft Holiday Market 2011

December 2–4, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, December 2 from 6–9pm
Coordinator: Tracy Wilkerson
The market offers unique handmade fine arts and fine crafts from local artists (including pottery/ceramics, photography, jewelry, cloth, paper crafts, and glass). Admission is free! All artists donate a percentage of their sales to help support Del Ray Artisans. (Photo Gallery)

It’s All About The Little Things

December 9–18, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, December 9 from 7–10pm
Curators: Michele Reday Cook and Sarah Sertic
It’s all about the little things. Tiny, diminutive, miniature, but not quite microscopic. Some would say it’s a small world—a very small world. The challenge to our artists was to see what they could create in 8″x10″ or smaller, in two- or three-dimensional format.

Del Ray Dozenz

November 4–27, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, November 4 from 7–10pm
Curators: Rob Rudick and Jen Chappell
An all-photography, juried show building on the triumphs of past DRA photography shows with expanded participation to “dozenz” of Del Ray Artisans members. This show celebrates photography as a printed medium and highlights the finest photographs members have produced in the last two years. (Photo Gallery)

Get Sparked! Art inspired by writing

October 7–30, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, October 7 from 7–10pm
Curator: Amy Souza and Amanda Wright
Join Del Ray Artisans and SPARK: art from writing/writing from art as we embark on an artistic journey that pushes boundaries. This show is unique—all art submitted must be created between July 26 and October 3, 2011 and done in response to a story or poem. (Photo Gallery)

Retakes and Transformations: Art from everyday life

September 2–October 2, 2011 [All Member Show]
Opening Reception: Friday, September 2 from 7–10pm
Visit us during Art on the Avenue on Saturday, October 1
Curator: Dawn Wyse Hurto
A close look at everyday life—delving into habits, routines, favorite things and surroundings—giving familiar items new life through art. (Photo Gallery)

States of Mind

August 5–28, 2011 [Board & Beyond Show]
Opening Reception: Friday, August 5 from 7–10pm
Artists: Kimberley Bush, Ellyn Ferguson, Lesley Hall, Fransi Kaye, Katherine Rand, Gloria Vestal, and Tracy Wilkerson
Über-volunteers exhibit encaustics with horsehair or raku, dreamlike landscapes, abstract art, figurative works, stained glass, handmade cards, jewelry, mixed media mirrors and more. (Photo Gallery)

Made In The U. S. A.

July 1–22, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, July 1 from 7–10pm
Curators: Drew Cariaso and Veronica Barker-Barzel
Del Ray Artisans will be celebrating Independence Day and the month of July with artwork inspired by U.S. people, places and/or things. Artists are asked to create artwork with U.S.-made materials so as to emphasize both the origin of the materials and that we represent a large, important purchasing bloc. The goal of this exhibit is to reflect everything that represents the U.S., including the actual artistic materials themselves. (Photo Gallery)

Drawing Inspiration From the Figure

June 3–26, 2011 [All Member Show]
Opening Reception: Friday, June 3 from 7–10pm
Curators: Pamela Underhill and Katherine Rand
For hundreds of years artists have used models to understand proportion, structure, movement and the expressive nature of the human figure. Join us for this exciting all-member show as we explore the many ways artwork can reflect our responses to the human form. (Photo Gallery)

14th Annual T.C. Williams Student Art Exhibition

May 6–15, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, May 6 from 7–10pm
Curator: T.C. Williams Art Department
The Del Ray Artisans and the T.C. Williams High School Art Department jointly present the 14th Annual Student Art Show at the Del Ray Artisans gallery. The exhibit will feature the work of members of the National Art Honor Society. (Photo Gallery)

It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll, But I Like It!

April 1–May 1, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, April 1 from 7–10pm
Curators: Fierce Sonia and Jen Chappell
Del Ray Artisans pays homage to all things rock ‘n’ roll. This open, all-media juried celebrates the bands, instruments, lyrics, rebellious youth culture and a life style dedicated to glamour and excess. (Photo Gallery)

Beyond Form: Expressing Art

March 4–27, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, March 4 from 7–10pm
Curator: Betty Plummer and Fareeha Khawaja
This is an all-media abstract art show spotlighting painting. Sublime or formal, monochromatic or colorful, we’ll make art happen so you’ll feel the emotion, movement, and meaning that artists express through art whatever the style! (Photo Gallery)

Love Letters

February 4–27, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, February 4 from 7–10pm
Curators: Matthew Tito Cuenca and Tracy Wilkerson
Whether you have it, lost it, want it, avoid it, need it or ignore it; love has made all of us do some pretty crazy things. Love Letters will exhibit a unique juried collection of love-inspired artworks paired up with the artist’s love letter to the object of their affection. (Photo Gallery)

Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

January 7-30, 2011 [All Member Show]
Opening Reception: Friday, January 7 from 7–10pm
Curator: Connie Springer Zabowski and Celeste Zabowski
An art show to celebrate and remember all things good and bad about winter. (Photo Gallery)

2010

Fine Art & Fine Craft Holiday Market 2010

December 3–5, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, December 3 from 6–9pm
Coordinator: Tracy Wilkerson
The market offers unique handmade fine arts and fine crafts from local artists (including pottery/ceramics, photography, jewelry, cloth, paper crafts, and glass). Admission is free! All artists donate a percentage of their sales to help support Del Ray Artisans. (Photo Gallery)

Celebrating Movement

November 26–28, 2010
Only Thanksgiving weekend!
Curator: Tamara Wilkerson
We are celebrating movement! Visual art representing fun/ fast/ movement will be on display, and performing arts activities are scheduled each day. (Photo Gallery)

Blue: An Interpretation

November 5–21, 2010 [All Member Show]
Opening Reception: Friday, November 5 from 7–10pm
Curator: Betsy Mead
Blue is a Del Ray Artisans all member show giving the artists an opportunity to test their creative genius in depicting what “blue” means to them. (Photo Gallery)

Once Upon a Time

October 1–24, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, October 1 from 7–10pm
Curator: Amy Souza with Michele Reday Cook
A nostalgic nursery rhyme… A beloved bedtime story… A favorite fable or fairy tale… Let your inner child take a flight of fantasy! Come enjoy this show of imagination brought to life! (Photo Gallery)

From Our Perspective

September 3–19, 2010 [Board Showcase]
Meet-the-Artists Reception: Friday, September 10 from 7–10pm
Artists: Kathryn Brown, John Hiller, Paige Ireland, Marlin Lord
Del Ray Artisans (DRA) is pleased to present the 7th annual Board Showcase titled From Our Perspective. The Board Showcase is unique in that Board members are invited to display their works in return for their service to DRA. (Photo Gallery)

Gathering of the Legends

August 6–22, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, August 6 from 7–10pm
Curator: Nina Tisara
Meet Alexandria’s Living Legends of 2009-2010. The exhibition is the culmination of this year’s Living Legends of Alexandria program that features 30 of Alexandria’s recent history makers. Twelve individuals or teams were selected from among the nominees as the 2009-2010 Living Legends of Alexandria: Chet Avery, Rosalind Bovey, V. Rodger Digilio, Nelson A. Green, Sr., Alice Merrill and Linda Odell, T. Michael Miller, John Porter, Joan and John Renner, David G. Speck, Pat Troy, Lois Walker, and Betty R. Wright. (Photo Gallery)

Global Rhythm

July 2–18, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, July 2 from 7–10pm
Curator: Matthew Tito Cuenca
From Paul Gauguin to Amedeo Modigliani, artists have been inspired and entranced by the culture, people, and artistic vision of a foreign land. Whether it’s their ethnic technique or the exotic appearance, artwork influenced by a foreign country opens the minds of fellow artists and patrons alike—displaying a visual passport to a new, beautiful and unfamiliar world. This show celebrates that global inspiration. (Photo Gallery)

Undecided: A Dialogue Between Artist and Viewer

June 4–27, 2010 [All Member Show]
Opening Reception: Friday, June 4 from 7–10pm
Closing Reception: Sunday, June 27 from 5 pm – 7 pm
Curator: Betty Plummer with Michele Reday Cook
Art for this exhibit will be displayed with the titles hidden. Instead, beside each artwork will be a sheet on which viewers may submit their own titles for the works. As work is purchased, the title is revealed and there is an opportunity for the artist to share with the patron the vision that led to the creation of the work. At the closing reception, exhibiting artists will discuss their work—and show the original titles! (Photo Gallery)

Amanda Wright, Master Thesis

May 21–30, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, May 21 from 7–10pm
Curator: Amanda Wright
Finding Beauty reflects how artist Amanda R. Wright responds to her present everyday environment and to the people within it. Through painting and mixed media, flowers, mountains and other symbolically depicted landscape elements, are brought into bold, radiant, multicolored light to tell her story. (Photo Gallery)

13th Annual T.C. Williams Student Art Exhibition

May 7–16, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, May 7 from 7–10pm
Curator: T.C. Williams Art Department
The Del Ray Artisans and the T.C. Williams High School Art Department jointly present the 13th Annual Student Art Show at the Del Ray Artisans gallery. The exhibit will feature the work of members of the National Art Honor Society. (Photo Gallery)

What’s Your Bag?

April 2–25, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, April 2 from 7–10pm
Closing Reception: Sunday, April 25 from 3 pm – 6 pm
Curator: Theresa Kulstad and Karen Schmitz
You usually don’t go from point A to point B without a bag of some sort. Whether you are bringing food home, taking work home, travelling away from home, you are most likely using a bag. This show explores the bag in any form. (Photo Gallery)

Women in Art: Body of Work

March 5-21, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, March 5 from 7–10pm
Curator: Ellyn Ferguson with Vivienne Lukacs and Beverly Hansen
To be a woman is to be many things: goddess, Madonna, healer, friend, siren or saint. And that’s the short list. Our all-media show will celebrate the vision, intellect, talent and power of women as creators, patrons and sources of inspiration in the arts. (Photo Gallery)

Artioms

February 5-21, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, February 5 from 7–10pm
Curator: Tracy Wilkerson
ARTIOMS: Expressing idioms, clichés and word phrases in art. Artists are being challenged to express their favorite (or not so favorite) idioms, clichés, word phrases or play on words in their artwork. (Photo Gallery)

New Work for a New Year

January 8-24, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, January 8 from 7–10pm
Curator: Richard Wyvill
This exhibit provides local artists a platform to show recent work, which has not been previously exhibited. (Photo Gallery)