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Blue: An Interpretation

Blue: An Interpretation
Opening Reception - Friday, November 5, 7-10pm

What does "blue" mean to you? Meet the member artists on Friday, November 5th from 7-10 pm. Check out the artwork from 2010 DRA Art Campers. Enter the raffle to win a "blue" basket of goodies. Assign Peoples' Choice awards to your favorite works. More info:

Alexandria Art Market

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.

Mark Your Calendar

Open Life Drawing

Wednesday, November 10th. These are open studio figure drawing sessions, not classes. Visit or contact 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 with questions. For more info or to register:

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 with questions. For more info or to register:

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 or 703-501-1732. Download the Call for Entry at: For more information about the show and corresponding events go to:

Call for Volunteers

Raffle Goodies

We'd love to have a few more artist donations to add to the raffle goodies for the opening of Blue: An Interpretation on Friday, November 5th. If you have something you'd like to could be art, a lesson, a discount coupon, etc, please contact Betsy Mead ASAP at

Join the Communications Team

Please contact Paige Ireland at if you are interested in one of these positions.

Web Calendar Posters: Post approved materials on several specified web calendars. Must have internet access. (1 or 2 additional volunteers 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)

Other Regional Opportunities for Artists

Submit any art- or craft-related opportunities and announcements to

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

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, Event is held inside. Tables are approx. 6 feet long, table rental fee is $50. Contact Mary Ann Frank at 703-868-6034 or

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

Lipstick and Rouge - WA

Deadline: November 3, 2010. Second Space Gallery in Spokane, WA ( 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, | Questions? Contact James Hill at or call (509) 847-3501.

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

Proposal Deadline: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 5 PM. 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

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 or contact Chairperson Kimberley Bush at or 703.627.7656.

Call for Entry: Black and White Show, Rampart's Music Tavern - Alexandria, VA

Deadline for submission of CDs: November 12, 2010. Theme is Alexandria, Our Town; all media black and white, limited to 2d. Juried by DRA member Fierce Sonia. Show will hang for 6 months in the Fairlington Room at Rampart's Music Tavern. Artists living or working in the Virginia, Maryland, and DC area are eligible. Special considerations will be made for students at TC Williams High School. Download the Call for Entry at:

Figurative Works - MI

Deadline: November 13, 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: Questions to Gregory Tom at

$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: 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. |

Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts Call for Artists - NY

Deadline: December 1, 2010. The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts in Blue Mountain Lake, NY seeks artists 18 and over working in all mediums to apply for solo/group shows in 2011-2012. Download the call to artists at: for more info. Questions? Please contact Cornelia Tobey at or call 518-352-7715.

Call for Artists - Alexandria, VA

Drop off dates Dec. 2-4. Open theme and media; show dates Dec. 8th thru Jan 12th. Please email for complete show info. Kelly's Art & Frame, 510 N Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314

Kickin' Back: Design for Leisure - PA

Deadline: December 10, 2010. The Philadelphia Art Alliance invites designers and architects from the Mid-Atlantic region to reflect on the concept of leisure and submit objects, renderings or prototypes that either complement and/or comment upon what constitutes contemporary states of rest or play. See prospectus for complete details at $10 fee. The exhibit opens January 27, 2011. Questions? Contact Melissa Caldwell, Director of Exhibitions at or call 215-545-4302.

8th Annual Bethesda Fine Arts Festival - MD

Application Deadline: December 10, 2010. 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

All DRA events, unless otherwise noted, are held at the DRA gallery:

Del Ray Artisans gallery at the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center
2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301-1124 | Directions
Phone: 703-838-4827 |

©2010 Arts Resource Foundation. Special thanks to the City of Alexandria, Alexandria Commission for the Arts, Virginia Commission for the Arts, and National Endowment for the Arts for their continued support of Del Ray Artisans, a 501(c)(3) organization.

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