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Beyond Form: Expressing Art

Beyond Form: Expressing Art Opening Reception:
Friday, March 4th (7-10 pm)

Beyond Form: Expressing Art exhibit at Del Ray Artisans runs 3/4-3/27/11. Reception, Friday 3/4, 7-10 pm. All-media show exploring the color, energy and simplicity inherent in abstract artwork. The gallery will be buzzing with energy and color! We'll make art happen so you'll feel the emotion, movement, and meaning that artists express through art - whatever the style! For more information, contact Betty Plummer at 703-892-8638 or bplummer11@verizon.net.

Alexandria Art Market

Call for Artist Vendors: Application due by March 4

Del Ray Artisans is about to embark on its 2nd season of monthly outdoor art markets. These markets will give members an opportunity to sell their original handmade art work and provide them with consistent exposure to the community. There will be 6 monthly markets on the 1st Saturday of the month on: May 7, June 4, July 2, August 6, September 3 and November 5, 2011. Download application from www.thedelrayartisans.org/about/download/ArtMarket_Vendor_Form.pdf

Mark Your Calendar

Partners in Art

Monday, March 7 from 2-4 pm. Looking for a chance to get together with other creative people to discuss art and exchange ideas? Then, come to a meeting of our cooperatively led Partners in Art group. This program is free of charge and open to all. Contact Millie Mateu (globaleducationsolutions@gmail.com) or Katherine Rand (katherine@katherinerand.com) with questions.

Open Life Drawing Sessions

Wednesdays, March 9, 16, 23. Open life drawing continues at the Del Ray Artisans gallery. 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 our live models.

  • Mar 9, 11-1 pm Gestures & 2-5 pm Short/Long Pose;
  • Mar 16, 6:30-9:30 pm Long Pose;
  • Mar 23, 11-1 pm Gestures & 2-5 pm Short/Long Pose.

The fee for each three-hour session is $8 for DRA members and $10 for non-members. Two-hour sessions are $6 for members and $8 for non-members. For questions, please contact Katherine Rand at 703.836.1468 or DRA.LifeDrawing@gmail.com.

Abstract Art Workshop: Revealing What Is Hidden

Saturday, March 12 from 10 am-1 pm. Workshop/panel discussion by Artists/Teachers/Historians who will discuss Abstract Art history/genre. Bring a finished or unfinished abstract art piece for constructive comment. Workshop fees: $10, DRA members; $15, non-members. Maximum number of participants 25. Advance registration by March 8 is required. Visit calendar.thedelrayartisans.org/view_entry.php?id=906&date=20110312.

Open Call for Entry: It's Only Rock 'n' Roll, But I Like It!

March 27 from 6:30-8 pm and March 28 from 6-8:30 pm. DRA's April show, will pay homage to all things Rock 'n' Roll. This is an all-media show, juried by Fierce Sonia and Jen Chappell. Download the Call for Entry at www.thedelrayartisans.org/shows/calls/Due-2011-03-28-RockNRoll.pdf.

Workshop: Drawing the Clothed Figure with Alice Kale

Sunday, April 3 from 1-4 pm with optional discussion from 4-5 pm. Practice drawing the clothed model in a simplified manner intended to express the underlying human form. Drawing session will run from 1-4 pm. Refreshments and an optional group discussion on what we learned from 4-5 pm. Fees are $15 for DRA members, $18 for non-members. Contact Katherine Rand at 703-836-1468 or DRA.LifeDrawing@gmail.com. Pre-register by March 30 at calendar.thedelrayartisans.org/view_entry.php?id=910&date=20110403.

Call for Volunteers

Seeking Volunteers for Outreach and Fundraising

[DRA members only] This is a rewarding way to meet your volunteer commitment. Interested members should contact dra.volunteers@gmail.com or dra.membership@gmail.com for details.

Seeking Volunteers to Help With Program Workshops

[DRA members only] This is another rewarding way to meet your volunteer commitment and takes less than 1/2 hour per workshop. Duties include taking role, collecting fees, and placing fees in a lockbox. Interested members should contact dra.volunteers@gmail.com or dra.programs@gmail.com for details.

Seeking Volunteer with Scanner

[DRA members only] Seeking a volunteer to scan past DRA newsletters for our digital archive. Contact Gallery Assistant Tracy Wilkerson at DRA.gallery@gmail.com.

Seeking Volunteer(s) to Help Photograph Artwork

[DRA members only] Seeking volunteer(s) to photograph the artwork and overall layout of DRA shows for the DRA archives and Flickr account. Contact DRA Historian/Archivist John Hiller at DRA.historian@gmail.com.

Other Regional Opportunities for Artists

Submit art or craft-related opportunities and announcements for the DRA Eblast [14 days prior to the event or the call for entries] to DRA.eblast@gmail.com. Archived copies of the weekly DRA Eblasts can be found at www.TheDelRayArtisans.org/eblast.

Art on the Avenue application is now available

Visit www.ArtOnTheAvenue.org for details and deadlines.

Pastel Society - VA

A new pastel society is being formed in Virginia, and you are invited! Initial meeting location is at the Sully District Police Substation in Chantilly. We will meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 10 am with the first meeting on March 22. Express interest to Bonnie Ferguson Butler skyvine@yahoo.com.

Bethesda Artist Market - MD

Application and Materials Deadline: Friday, March 4. The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is looking for local and regional artists to display and sell their fine art and fine craft during the Bethesda Artist Market. This year's Market will take place on Saturday, June 11 and Saturday, July 9, 2011. Applications and criteria are available online at www.bethesda.org. There is a $15 application fee and $50 booth fee. For more information, please Valerie Hillman at 301 215-6660, Ext. 17 or VHillman@bethesda.org.

VSA announces Shift - DC (NEW!)

Call for Entries: Deadline: March 11, 2011. VSA, the international organization on arts and disability, announces Shift, an international call for art. Artists ages 18 and older who have a physical, cognitive, or mental disability are invited to apply. Details: www.vsarts.org/shift. Online application: www.callforentry.org. Please contact Sonja Cendak, scendak@vsarts.org with questions.

Smith Farm - Healing Arts Advisory - DC (NEW!)

Call for Artists: Deadline: April 6, 2011. The Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery is now seeking artists, working in all media, for the development of its Art Advisory. Submission processing fee: $25. For details please visit: www.smithfarm.com/gallery.

The Graceful Envelope Contest - DC (NEW!)

Call for Entries: Deadline April 30, 2011. Artists are invited to participate in the 2011 Graceful Envelope Contest, conducted by the Washington (DC) Calligraphers Guild under the sponsorship of the National Association of Letter Carriers. There is no entry fee. This year's theme is "Time Flies." Call for Entries (including categories for children) is posted at www.calligraphersguild.org or contact contest coordinator Lorraine Swerdloff at swerdloff@gmail.com.

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 | www.theDelRayArtisans.org

©2011 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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