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The Art of Bookmaking Workshop

The Art of Bookmaking Workshop: Sunday, November 14

Learn the art of bookmaking on Sunday, 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:

Celebrating Movement


Celebrate movement with DRA over Thanksgiving weekend! Art show plus events on Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoon.

Jazzy Art View (Friday, 7-9 pm) - featuring NVCC Alexandria Jazz Ensemble.

Red Hot Salsa (Saturday, 7-9 pm) - Salsa dance lessons and open floor dancing.

Poetry Tea Party (Sunday, 2-4pm) - original poetry reading and networking.

Visit or contact Tamara Wilkerson (703.501.1732 or for more information. Download the Call for Entry:

Mark Your Calendar

Open Life Drawing: Wednesday, November 17

These are open studio figure drawing sessions, not classes. Contact or visit 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.

Holiday Mosaic Workshop: November 30 - December 1

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:

Call for Volunteers

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)

Other Regional Opportunities for Artists

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

Call for Arts Advocacy - VA

Virginia artists...did you know that state budget support for arts grant funding could face continued challenges during Virginia's coming legislative session? Virginians for the Arts is working to expand its advocacy alerts, calls to action, and news about arts funding in Virginia. We need your help to greatly expand our list serve, and extend our grassroots reach by including email addresses for arts organizations' subscribers, board members, and others with a vested interest in strengthening arts grant funding. If you'd like to join our advocacy efforts, please email Alana Ahouse, VFTA Exec. Asst. at, by November 15th.

ARCH Honfleur Gallery/ARCH Development Corporation
ARCH Artist Space - MD

ARCH Development Corporation welcomes artists and organizations to use its new Blank Space SE as a temporary creative home - available for many different projects including art exhibits and dance or theatre events. For more info visit: or contact Beth Ferraro at, 202-365-8392.

"Got Art?"  Individual Artists Opportunities - VA

Sculptors and 3-D artists sought for immediate and future exhibitions in Foyer of the Charles Beatley Library. No entry fees required. For information contact Gwen Lockhart:

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, December 4 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

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

Falls Church Arts (FCA) Holiday Market - VA

Saturdays, November 20 through December 18. Calling member artists to exhibit and sell their holiday season "giftable goods" at the Falls Church Farmers' Market--recently named #1 in the country. Sign up to market your note cards, jewelry, fabric arts, paintings, and other works at the FCA-sponsored spaces outside City Hall, 300 Park Avenue, Falls Church, VA. This show is open to current Falls Church Arts members. To join or renew your membership visit: To sign up, email FCA at: Indicate preferred exhibit dates and type of work to be sold.

Curating for a Cause - DC

Deadline: November 22, 2010. Curating for a Cause invites artists to submit work (not a donation) for an exhibition and auction on December 3rd at the L2 in Georgetown. International call open to all work in a variety of media including ceramics, glass, painting, photography, printmaking, video and sculpture. Artists are encouraged to donate a maximum of 20 percent of work sold to Dreams for Kids, Dream Leaders, and Extreme Recess outreach programs, but it is not mandatory. Submit form with images, identification sheet and suggested starting bid to

$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.

Coup d'Espace - DC

Deadline extended: December 1, 2010. Washington Project for the Arts in pleased to announce a call for entries to Coup d'Espace, its member artist-run programming series. Through Coup d'Espace, WPA invites member artists and curators to transform the WPA's office headquarters into a dynamic space for thought provoking, art-minded events. Possible activities include, but are not limited to, performance, discussion, film, or video screening, demonstration, workshop, critique session, small exhibition (group/individual), interactive installation, contest or competition, pajama party, brown bag, or community event. Events run January-August, 2011. Send submissions to: or by mail* to: Washington Project for the Arts, Attn: Coup d'Espace, 2023 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036. *Include SASE if you would like any of your materials returned.

Glen Echo Park Partnership - MD

Proposal Deadline: December 1, 2010. The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture is seeking a visual artist to join the Park's Resident Artists and to lease one of their small yurt studio spaces. Located in Glen Echo Park. For details and for RFP form visit: To schedule a tour of the facility, contact Meredith Forster at 301.634.2223.

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

FCA 2011 Call for Artists: Passport to the World - VA

Entry Form Deadline: December 17, 2010 at 5pm. Falls Church Arts (FCA) All-Member Show kickoff event for a "Passport to the World" includes music, dance, storytelling, and art festival at ArtSpace. The show will hang for the duration of the festival. Bring your best work, on subject matter of your choosing, but especially works that reflect your travels (here or abroad, imagined or real), or the influences other cultures have had on your work. Entry is open to 2011 Falls Church Arts members. Gala Opening Reception: Friday, January 14, 2011, 7-9 pm. Show Continues through Sunday, March 6, 2011. For membership info and application 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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