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Alexandria Art Market

Call for Artist Vendors: Application Deadline
EXTENDED — Final Week

Del Ray Artisans is embarking 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. Just a few spots available - Act quickly! 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 Art Market Vendor Form.pdf


Beyond Form: Expressing Art

Beyond Form: Expressing Art runs through March 27

Beyond Form: Expressing Art exhibit is an all-media show exploring the color, energy and simplicity inherent in abstract artwork. The gallery is buzzing with energy and color! For more information, contact Betty Plummer at 703-892-8638 or bplummer11@verizon.net.


Prudential Carruthers

Prudential Carruthers/DRA Gallery Without Walls

This special GWW art exhibit "A New Artist Year" will be on display until May 1, 2011. Prudential Office is open M-F 9am-5pm for show viewing. Contact: Becky Becky.Arnold@prudentialcarruthers.com or Drew DRA.curatorcoordnator@gmail.com for additional information.


Beyond Form at Signature Theatre

Beyond Form: Expressing Art Exhibit at Signature Theatre runs through June 12

This is a juried selection of pieces from the current abstract art show at the DRA gallery. This all media, abstract art show will be exhibited in the lobby gallery of Signature Theatre in conjunction with their run of "ART" by Yasmina Reza in which a white-on-white abstract painting plays a leading role!


Mark Your Calendar

Open Life Drawing Session

Wednesday, March 23 (11-1 pm Gestures & 2-5 pm Short/Long Pose) 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. 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.


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.


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.

Marcatus - DC

A new creative market near the Nationals Ballpark will be a multidimensional event different than any other to reach the District. For more info visit the site or email artiststents@artwhino.com for information on reserving an artist tent or artsandcraftstents@artwhino.com for information on reserving an arts and craft table.


Communication Arts magazine (NEW)

52nd Photography Competition - Deadline is Friday, March 25th. Photographs used for advertising, books, editorial, for sale, institutional, multimedia, self-promotion and unpublished are eligible. Winning guarantees you worldwide exposure to the largest audience of designers and art directors who commission photography. Guidelines: http://www.commarts.com/competitions/photography.


DCCAH Writing Competition - DC (NEW)

The 28th Annual Larry Neal Writing Competition - Deadline: March 28th. The competition commemorates the artistic legacy and vision of cultural understanding of Larry Neal, a renowned author, academic and former Executive Director of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities will accept Larry Neal Writing Competition applications from March 1st through March 28th at 5:30pm. Info: DCARTS.


Annapolis Arts and Crafts Festival - MD

Call for Vendors: Deadline March 31. For more information on the festival, visit http://www.annapolisartsandcraftsfestival.com or email us at info@annapolisartsandcraftsfestival.com or call at 410-263-4012.


Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library - VA

Call for Entries 2011- 2014: Deadline April 1. Three-dimensional works only. Six month exhibitions through 2014, sponsored by the Office of the Arts and Alexandria Commission for the Arts in partnership with the Alexandria Library. For more information, visit Alexandria Commission for the Arts or contact aca@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.5588.


Unlock Your Creativity with Yoga in April and May (NEW)

Falls Church Arts is sponsoring yoga classes on eight consecutive Wednesday mornings from 10-11 in April and May, offering artists an opportunity to strengthen the mind/body connection, reduce stress, and gain creative inspiration. Yoga Classes 2011 (PDF).


DC AVON Walk for Breast Cancer - DC (NEW)

The Howard Ave. Arts Incubator is forming a team of artists, artisans and friends to participate in the April 30th to May 1st Washington, DC AVON Walk for Breast Cancer. The Incubator hopes to help walkers reach their fundraising goals with proceeds raised during a "Walking Wearables" show on April 23rd in the Incubator gallery. Breast cancer-related themed and wearable works are being accepted at the Incubator now. Contact Joy Parisi at (301) 897-4152 or joyartincubator@gmail.com.


Art and Crafts Bazaar June 4-5 at Franciscan Monastery - DC (NEW)

The Franciscan Monastery plans to have an Art and Crafts Bazaar June 4-5; 8am to 6pm. For any interested artist, please provide us with contact information and what you plan to sell. There is no vendor's fee to participate, but a donation to the Monastery of your choosing would be greatly appreciated. Contact Sina Chan at sina@myfranciscan.com or 202-526-6800 ext 666 for additional information.


Alexandria West End Art and Wine Festival 2011 - VA (NEW)

An upscale, two-day event that will attract juried art vendors from across the country. The Festival is scheduled for October 8-9, 2011 (Saturday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.), along public streets in the Cameron Station subdivision and adjourning areas of Ben Brenman Park, located in Alexandria, Virginia. Questions regarding art vendors should be directed to kenleyd@aol.com and sonia@westendeventproductions.com or http://www.westendartandwinefestival.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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