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Once Upon A Time

Once Upon A Time

The exhibit runs through Sunday, October 24th. See how area artists have revived, deconstructed, and reinvented a nostalgic nursery rhyme, a beloved bedtime story, a favorite fairy tale or fable, or a memory. Let your own inner child take a flight of fantasy with the artists and allow your imagination bring your own "once upon a time" to life! calendar.thedelrayartisans.org/view_entry.php?id=584&date=20101002


Blue: An Interpretation

Blue: An Interpretation - Call for Entry

Call for Entry for the DRA Members Only exhibit. What does "blue" mean to you? We're looking for your interpretation! Submit your entries on Sunday, October 24 or Monday, October 25. More information, including the call for entry, at calendar.thedelrayartisans.org/view_entry.php?id=730&date=20101024


Mark Your Calendar

Raffle Goodies

There will be a wonderful basket of "goodies" to raffle at the opening of "Blue: An Interpretation", on Friday Nov 5th. Raffle tickets are $2 each. We'll have donations and goods from local area vendors. We'd love to have a few "artist" donations as well! If you have something you'd like to contribute....it could be art, a lesson, a discount coupon, etc, please bring it with you to receiving or contact Betsy Mead at interpretblue@gmail.com.


Alexandria Art Market...your monthly dose of art in the heart of Del Ray

Join us for the last art market of the season on Saturday, November 6th, 10-4pm, rain or shine. A variety of original artwork from over 25 artists and artisan will be displayed for sale including, but not limited to, painting, photography, pottery, jewelry, and glasswork. For more information contact Kimberley Bush, market coordinator, at DRA.AlexandriaArtMarket@gmail.com or 703-627-7656.


Open Life Drawing

Wednesday, November 10th. These are open studio figure drawing sessions, not classes. Visit calendar.thedelrayartisans.org/day.php?date=20101110 or contact DRA.LifeDrawing@gmail.com if you have questions.

Gestures: (11 am - 1 pm) This two-hour session will be comprised primarily of a series of dynamic 1-5 minute poses. $6 for members and $8 for non-members.

Poses: (2 pm - 5 pm) This three-hour afternoon session will start with some short warm-up poses and progressively move into longer poses (10-45 minutes). $8 for members and $10 for non-members.


The Art of Bookmaking Workshop

Learn the art of bookmaking on Saturday, Nov 14th from 11-4 pm at the gallery. Registration is $45 for DRA members and $55 for non-members. Contact Stacy Rausch at srausch@catholicherald.com with questions. For more info or to register: calendar.thedelrayartisans.org/view_entry.php?id=729&date=20101114


Holiday Mosaic Workshop

Looking for a perfect gift or decoration for the holidays? Create an original mixed media piece on Tuesday, Nov 30 and Wednesday, Dec 1 from 7-9 pm each night at this 2-day workshop. $35 DRA members / $45 non-members. Contact Sally Coler at sallycoler@hotmail.com with questions. For more info or to register: calendar.thedelrayartisans.org/view_entry.php?id=626&date=20101130


Celebrating Movement

Special One Weekend Show at DRA from November 26-28. The show is open to DRA members only. Contact Tamara Wilkerson, curator, at dawnoftheday@comcast.net or 703-501-1732. More information will be available soon at: calendar.thedelrayartisans.org/view_entry.php?id=736&date=20101126


Call for Volunteers

Help with receiving artwork on 10/24 and 10/25

Volunteers needed to help with artwork receiving for the upcoming show (Blue: An Interpretation) on Sunday 10/24 from 6-8 pm and Monday 10/25 from 6-8pm. Contact curator Betsy Mead at interpretblue@gmail.com. More info: www.thedelrayartisans.org/about/volunteer.html


Join the Communications Team

Please contact Paige Ireland at DRA.Communications@gmail.com if you are interested in one of these positions.

Web Calendar Posters: Post approved materials on several specified web calendars. Must have internet access. (2 or 3 additional volunteers needed)

E-Blast Editor: Editor to collect, compile and format DRA and metro-area arts events that are of interest to DRA members. Must use MS Word. (1 volunteer needed)

Media Kit Editor: Individual to edit and format DRA show and event announcements according to established standards. Must use MS Word. (1 volunteer needed)

Newsletter Mailing: Individual to label, stamp and mail monthly newsletters. Must be able to pick up printed newsletters at the gallery. (1 volunteer needed)


Other Regional Opportunities for Artists

Submit any art- or craft-related opportunities and announcements to DRA.opportunities@gmail.com.

Basket Making Instructor Wanted

Basket making instructor wanted for a monthly Saturday basket making class at the Nature Center in Alexandria. Contact Jane Yeingst, Naturalist, at Jane.Yeingst@alexandriava.gov.


City of Alexandria Seeks Artist Proposals to Exhibit Work in City Galleries - VA

Proposals will be accepted from individual artists, consortia of artists, and organizations who work and/or live within the City of Alexandria through November 10, 2010. All works must be original and only two-dimensional works will be accepted. No entry fee required. Details available at www.thedelrayartisans.org/shows/calls/Due-2010-11-10-CityGalleries.pdf


Calvary Presbyterian Church Holiday Market - VA

Calvary Presbyterian Church (just off Route 1 near Huntington Metro) will be holding a Holiday Market on Saturday, Dec. 4th from 9-3pm (set-up starts at 7). A 6' table or outside tent site will be available for $15 +10% of sales, and the money will support church and community programs. We are soliciting all types of art: paintings, photography, florals, greeting cards, calligraphy, quilts, wreaths, etc. For more info contact Sharon MacInnes at smacinnes@cox.net.


Request for Craft Vendors for Emmanuel Church Holiday Bazaar - VA

Over 40 years of Tradition! Saturday November 13, 9am-2pm, 1608 Russell Road, Alexandria, VA 22202, www.emmanuelonhigh.org. Event is held inside. Tables are approx. 6 feet long, table rental fee is $50. Contact Mary Ann Frank at 703-868-6034 or Gmafrank1@comcast.net


8th Annual Bethesda Fine Arts Festival - MD

The Bethesda Arts and Entertainment District is currently accepting applications for the "8th Annual Bethesda Fine Arts Festival" scheduled for Saturday, May 14, 10am - 6pm and Sunday, May 15, 10am - 5pm. 150 booth spaces are available. All fine art and fine crafts are eligible. To apply online, visit www.bethesda.org/bethesda/bethesda-fine-arts-festival


Color: The Spice of Light - VT

Deadline: October 28, 2010. Vermont Photo Space Gallery in Essex Jct., Vermont seeks entries for a photography exhibition, Nov 15-Dec 10, 2010. Color: the Spice of Light is your opportunity to express nature in a manner that doesn't necessarily express reality, but does express your feelings and experience at the moment of capture. www.vermontphotospace.com | Contact Ken Signorello at submissions@vermontphotospace.com or call 802-777-FOTO.


National Ideas Competition for the Washington Monument Grounds - DC

Registration Deadline: October 31. The purpose of this Ideas Competition for the Washington Monument Grounds is to encourage Americans of all ages to develop innovative and creative ideas for making the Washington Monument grounds more welcoming, educational, and effectively used by the public. To learn more, go to www.wamocompetition.org


Lipstick and Rouge - WA

Deadline: November 3, 2010. Second Space Gallery in Spokane, WA (www.secondspacegallery.us) announces a call to artists for a national juried exhibition, Dec 3-30, 2010, $1000+ in awards. This exhibit is open to all artists 19+ working in two-dimensional media. Visit website for prospectus, www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=437729574145 | Questions? Contact James Hill at juriedsubmissions@secondspacegallery.us or call (509) 847-3501.


Gallery West 14th Annual National Juried Show - VA

Deadline November 12 - Open to all local or national artists 18+ years. Original 2D & 3D fine art in any medium is acceptable. No videos or reproductions. Entry via CD only. Juror is F. Lennox Campello. Exhibit opens February 9 - March 6, 2011 at Gallery West in Old Town Alexandria, VA. Cash awards available. For a prospectus go to www.gallery-west.com or contact Chairperson Kimberley Bush at kbkarma@aol.com or 703.627.7656.


Figurative Works - MI

Deadline: November 13th, 2010. Eastern Michigan University. The goal of this exhibition is to showcase a diverse range of contemporary works that explore the formal and conceptual boundaries of the figure. This is a National call, and open to artist 18+ that work in this genre. Prospectus at: art.emich.edu/opportunities. Questions to Gregory Tom at gtom@emich.edu.


$10,000 Direct Carving Biennial Competition - NY

Deadline: November 22, 2010. NAWA Inc. $10,000 Margo Harris Hammerschlag Biennial. Award for Direct Carving - American women sculptors 18+. Send SASE to: N.A.W.A. 80 Fifth Ave, Suite 1405, New York, NY 10011 or download application: www.thenawa.org. Work must be original with a MINIMUM of 75% produced by direct carving.


Dave Bown Projects - 1st Semi-Annual Competition

International Deadline: November 30, 2010 - Dave Bown Projects announces its 1st Semi-Annual International Competition. This competition is open to all visual artists who are 18 years of age or older. All styles and media are eligible. | artdeadline.com/artman2/publish/opportunities/dv.shtml



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