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Partners in Art

Partners in Art meets Monday, July 11 (2-4pm)

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 a lively art-related discussion. Through it all we will always be striving to inspire and encourage. This program is free of charge and open to all. Details at: www.TheDelRayArtisans.org.

Collage Cut Ups

Bring Your Scraps and Come Have Fun with Collage Cut Ups on Tuesday, July 12 (1-4pm)

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 group in a supportive environment that promotes an exchange of ideas, creativity and networking with beginner and experienced collage artists. For more information and to RSVP by 9am on July 12, contact Millie Mateu at Outreach@TheDelRayArtisans.org.

Art Camp

Seeking Volunteers for Art Camp on July 25-27
between 9am-4pm

Spend an hour, a day, or a week with some inspired teachers and 25 great young art campers, as we travel around the world in 5 days, learning and having fun all the way this summer! A few dedicated DRA volunteers are needed to assist our camp leaders to make this happen. Contact ArtCamp@TheDelRayArtisans.org to learn how you can help.

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 20 (6:30-9:30pm long poses)
  • Wednesday, August 10 (11am-1pm gestures; 2-5pm 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 LifeDrawing@TheDelRayArtisans.org.

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).

Made In The U.S.A. show runs July 1-22

Del Ray Artisans are celebrating Independence Day and the month of July with artwork inspired by U.S. people, places and/or things. The goal of this exhibit is to reflect everything that represents the U.S., including the actual artistic materials themselves. More details at: www.TheDelRayArtisans.org

Art Camp show: Saturday, July 30

Art Campers will travel on an international expedition through the arts. Each day features projects or activities related to different cultural traditions and artistic movements. The week culminates with a gallery show of campers' art on Saturday, July 30. Please note that this show is one day only.

Member Meeting and Cook Out/Pie-baking Contest: August 14, 5-7pm

A fun and informative event for all members, as we mark the end of the first half of the year and begin the second half of the year.

Call for Volunteers

August Show (States of Mind) needs Volunteers

We need help with the August 5th Opening Reception (food/drink prep, setting up, and clean up) and Gallery Sitting during the month of August. If you are interested in fulfilling your 10-hour commitment by helping with this show, please contact Lesley Hall at Volunteers@TheDelRayArtisans.org. The more the merrier!

Seeking Volunteer for Fundraising

[DRA members only] This is a rewarding way to meet your volunteer commitment. Interested members should contact Volunteers@TheDelRayArtisans.org or VP@TheDelRayArtisans.org 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 Volunteers@TheDelRayArtisans.org or Membership@TheDelRayArtisans.org 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 Enews@TheDelRayArtisans.org. 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.

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

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


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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