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Artist Trading Card Party

ATC (Artist Trading Card) Party – Friday, June 17, 7-9pm

Come join us for an evening of free fun at the gallery. We will provide desserts and beverages or bring something to share. Cards, magazines for collage, markers and paint provided. Make several cards and start a collection of traded "mini art". The gallery's show, Drawing Inspiration From the Human Figure, will be our theme for at least one of your cards, to be hung in the show as a compilation ATC piece.

Drawing Inspiration from the Figure

Drawing Inspiration from the Figure through June 26

This all members exhibit showcases DRA members' artwork inspired by the human form. Included is a captivating collection of drawings of the figure done from life. Of particular interest are preliminary sketches done by artists that were then developed further into works that hang in this show. The show runs through June 26.

Made In The U.S.A.

Made In The U.S.A. Artwork Receiving – June 26-27

The Del Ray Artisans will be celebrating Independence Day and the month of July with artwork inspired by the U.S.A. This exhibit, which is open to all area artists, will also feature a display of Art-To-Go (matted and shrink-wrapped artwork priced to sell). The show runs July 1-22. Download the Call for Entry: thedelrayartisans.org/shows/calls/

Mark Your Calendar

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.

  • Monday, June 20 (2 - 4 pm)

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

Open Life Drawing Session in June

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.

  • Wednesday, June 22 (11-1 pm, gestures; 2-5 pm, short/long poses)
  • Wednesday, July 6 (11-1 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.

Made In The U.S.A. Opening Reception – Friday, July 1, 7-10pm

Come meet the artists and mingle with friends new and old while viewing artwork inspired by the people, places and things that are America.

Alexandria Art Market – Saturday, July 2, 10am-4pm

Alexandria Art Market's 2nd season is now underway. Upcoming markets will be held the 1st Saturdays of July, August, September and November 2011, 10-4 pm, rain or shine. The market boasts amazing artwork from local artists, music from multicultural musicians and great food from local restaurants. Located on the green space of the Del Ray Artisans' gallery in Colasanto Park.

Ongoing DRA Activities

Art in City Hall

Art in City Hall "Around Town"

This juried exhibit was open to members of The Art League, Del Ray Artisans, and the Torpedo Factory Artists' Association. The Juror was Ginger Hammer, Assistant Curator of Old Master Drawings at the National Gallery of Art. The exhibit showcases images in all media of and about Alexandria, and is on display in the second floor corridors of Alexandria's City Hall through December 16, 2011. City Hall is open 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday.

Call for Volunteers

Seeking Volunteer for 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.membership@gmail.com for details.

Seeking Web Calendar Posters

[DRA members only] Post approved DRA publicity materials on specified web calendars. Each volunteer will have one or two web calendars to update. Must have internet access. Contact Dawn Wyse Hurto at DRA.Technology@gmail.com if you are interested.

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. Non-DRA announcements will be run only for two consecutive weeks.

Alexandria Commission for the Arts is seeking a volunteer for Public Art Committee

Deadline: Friday, June 17 at 5pm. The Alexandria Commission for the Arts is seeking a volunteer to serve on the Public Art Committee who will represent the West End of Alexandria. The Committee member appointed will serve an unexpired term through October 2011, at which time the member may reapply for a three-year term. Individuals who are interested in serving should send a letter of interest and resume or curriculum vitae to aca@alexandriava.gov. For more information, contact Pat Miller at 703.258.4516 or e-mail pmiller1806@comcast.net.

Academy of Fine Arts Annual National Juried Photography Exhibition – VA

Deadline: June 17, 2011. The Academy of Fine Arts in Lynchburg, VA announces a call to artists for a national juried photography exhibition, September 2-30, 2011. Photographs must be original photographs or photographically derived work, and not done under supervision. Download prospectus (PDF format) at: 2011JuriedPhoto.pdf Questions? Contact Ted Batt at tbatt@academyfinearts.com or 434-528-3256, ext. 127.

Call for Entries: SOLOS 2012 – VA

Deadline: July 1, 2011. Each year AAC selects 10 to 14 artists from across the Mid-Atlantic region for solo exhibitions in AAC's seven separate gallery spaces – or outside on the grounds. This SOLOS exhibition program provides an invaluable opportunity for emerging artists to exhibit work in an environment that is well-known for cutting edge, exciting contemporary art in the DC metro area. Qualifications and how to apply: www.arlingtonartscenter.org/exhibitions.

Southern Regional Tech/Rec Complex Public Art Project #1 Exterior Entry – MD

Deadline: July 15, 2011. The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation invites artists with professional experience in creating public art or site specific commissions to submit an application to design, fabricate and install original works of art for the exterior grounds of the Southern Regional Tech/Rec Complex (Tech/Rec), currently under construction in Fort Washington, Maryland. Eligibility: Artists and artist teams residing in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, North Carolina, and West Virginia with previous public art or large scale installation experience may apply. For the complete prospectus and application: arts.pgparks.com/Community_Arts_Services/Artist_Resources.htm

First Annual Silver Spring Latino Fiesta

You're invited to be part of the celebration, promotion and diffusion of Latin American culture in the Washington Metropolitan. Hispanic Heritage month pays tribute to heritage, tradition, and diversity. Music, food, arts, crafts, dance and the soul of the Latin world will be presented on Saturday, September 24th on Ellsworth Drive. Exhibitor applications are available online at capitolmarketplaceevents.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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