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It's Only Rock 'n' Roll

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

Due March 27 from 6:30-8 pm or 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.

It's Only Rock 'n' Roll

Opening Reception: It's Only Rock 'n' Roll, But I Like It!

Friday April 1, 7-10 pm. DRAs' April show, pays homage to all things Rock 'n' Roll. All-media show, juried by Fierce Sonia and Jen Chappell, runs 4/1-5/1/11. Meet the artists at the opening reception, Friday April 1, 7-10 pm. For details www.TheDelRayArtisans.org or Fiercesonia@aol.com.

Art Camp

Art Camp 2011 - Registration Now Available

Join the Del Ray Artisans as we travel around the world in five days. From July 25-29, students ages 8-14 will experience an international expedition through the arts. Each day, 9 am - 4 pm, will feature projects and activities related to cultural traditions and artistic movements found throughout the world. Cost is $250 before 6/1/11, $275 after 6/1/11. Register at the gallery or http://www.thedelrayartisans.org/ or contact Lisa McKee, Art Camp Director at DRA.ArtCamp@gmail.com for additional information.

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.

Mark Your Calendar

Open Life Drawing Session in April

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. All models will be clothed in April.

  • April 6: 11 am - 1 pm gestures / 2-5 pm short/long poses
  • April 13: 6:30 pm-9:30 pm short/long pose
  • April 20: 11 am - 1 pm gestures / 2-5 pm short/long poses

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.

Workshop: Drawing the Clothed Figure with Alice Kale (one space left)

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.

Partners in Art Group

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. You may find us engaged in a creativity exercise, enjoying a short demonstration or having in a lively art-related discussion. Through it all we will always be striving to inspire and encourage.

  • April 4, 2 - 4 pm
  • April 18, 2- 4 pm

This program is free of charge and open to all. Visit the DRA website (www.theDelRayArtisans.org) for details and upcoming dates. Contact Millie Mateu (globaleducationsolutions@gmail.com) or Katherine Rand (katherine@katherinerand.com) with questions.

Call for Volunteers

Seeking Volunteer for Yard Sale Coordinator

[DRA members only] DRA is looking for a Coordinator to plan and run our 3rd Yard Sale fundraiser! (What a great way to contribute your 10 hours of volunteer services a year!) Responsibilities include setting the date for the Yard Sale as well as coordinating dates/times for dropoff and pricing; directing volunteers for various assignments (Volunteers Director will provide the volunteers), overseeing the event itself, and ensuring all donated items are removed from the property after the Yard Sale is over (a charity truck pick-up can be scheduled). You will not be doing this by yourself - coordinators from past years can share their knowledge and lessons learned. This is a fun connection with the community AND it allows DRA members to clean out their closets a little, all to help DRA raise some much-needed funds! Please contact DRA.volunteers@gmail.com to express your interest.

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

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

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.

Greater Reston Arts Center - VA (NEW)

Call for Entries: Deadline March 31. Greater Reston Arts Center is sponsoring an All Media Juried Exhibition BITE identity and humor with Jefferson Pinder, juror. GRACE's annual all-media juried exhibition will take place from June 23 to July 29, 2011 and is open to artists in the mid-Atlantic region (VA, MD, DC, DE, PA, WV). Prospectus at http://www.restonarts.org/Exhibitions/ProspectusBITE.pdf.

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

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

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.

PHOTO 2011 - DC (NEW)

Call for Entries: Deadline May 9. Artisphere, the metropolitan DC-area's newest cultural center, features multiple venues including a 4,000 square-foot ballroom space, a Wi-Fi town square, a cafe, three distinct gallery spaces and three flexible performance spaces! Photo 2011 at Artisphere is a continuation of Arlington Ellipse Arts Center's two decade-old juried photography show and provides regional photographers the opportunity to showcase and sell their work. Call at http://www.artisphere.com/about/arts_opportunities.aspx.

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

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

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
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©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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