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Made In The U.S.A.

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. The exhibit runs through July 22. Details at: www.TheDelRayArtisans.org.

Alexandria Art Market

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

The market boasts amazing artwork from local artists, live music and great food. Located on the green space of the Del Ray Artisans' gallery in Colasanto Park. Musical performance by Mike Durham this Saturday, July 2 from 12-2pm. Upcoming markets will be held the 1st Saturdays of July, August, September and November 2011, 10-4 pm, rain or shine. Details at: TheDelRayArtisans.org/artmarket.

Mark Your Calendar

Open Life Drawing Session in July

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, July 6 (11-1 pm, gestures; 2-5 pm, short/long poses)
  • Wednesday, July 20 (6:30-9:30pm, 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.

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, July 11 (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.

Bring Your Scraps and Come Have Fun with Collage Cut Ups

Do you feel overwhelmed with the deluge of junk mail and magazines that come in the mail? Well here's your chance to beat the paper avalanche. Come play with the Collage Cut Ups in a supportive environment that promotes an exchange of ideas, creativity and networking with beginner and experienced collage artists.

  • Tuesday, July 12 (1 - 4 pm)

For more information and to RSVP by 9:00 AM on the date that you want to attend contact the DRA Outreach Director at DRA.Outreach1@gmail.com.

Get Sparked! Art inspired by writing, Registration due July 22

Join Del Ray Artisans and SPARK: art from writing/writing from art as we embark on an artistic journey that pushes boundaries. This show is unique for DRA: All art submitted must be created between July 26 and October 3, 2011 and done in response to a story or poem provided to you. Register by July 22 at thedelrayartisans.org/sparks. For more information, download the Call for Entry at thedelrayartisans.org/shows/calls or contact curators Amy Souza (amy.souza@gmail.com) and Amanda Wright (arook20@gmail.com).

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 roll, collecting fees, and placing fees in a lockbox. Interested members should contact dra.volunteers@gmail.com or dra.membership@gmail.com for details.

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.

Artist Call: Art All Night, Nuit Blanche DC

Application deadline: July 1 A Free All-Night Cultural Experience on September 24, 2011 from 7pm - 3am. Art All Night is an all-night exploration and celebration of contemporary art, stretching from the heart of Chinatown to the Shaw neighborhood. We invite you to dream in magic, light, and space for one night only. Stay awake... Artist application at artallnightdc.com.

Call for Artists: Greenbelt Community Center Art Gallery

Contemporary artists working in all media are invited to apply for curated solo and thematic small group shows in 2011 and 2012. Preference is given to artists who engage the public (any age group) in creative ways (workshops, contributing materials or content to the show, actions, performances, collaborations with community organizations, outdoor pieces, etc.). No fee to apply. No deadline to apply, but the sooner we hear from you, the better your chances. Modest honoraria available in some cases. Details at greenbeltmd.gov/arts/exhibit_opportunities.

Artists, Crafters & Organizations Wanted, Hadeed Carpet Alexandria West End Art and Wine Festival – October 8 - 9

Approximately 90 juried artists from Alexandria and throughout the country will represent all facets of art. Only artists with original arts and crafts are eligible to apply. Approximately 25 handcrafters (i.e., a single item sells for no more than $125) and organizations (i.e., Art League, Animal Shelter) are also sought. Juried Artist Fee: $375; Quality Crafter Fee: $125; and Organization Fee: $125. For more information, visit WestEndEventProductions.com

FotoWeek DC – International Awards Competition 2011 (NEW)

Call For Entries: Enter by July 24 for your early bird discount. To Enter, for details and online registration visit awards.fotodc.org


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.

Visit ArtsEventsAlexandria.com to discover the music, dance, theater, festivals and visual arts happenings in Alexandria. Del Ray Artisans is a proud member of Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association and Alexandria Arts Forum.

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