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Life Drawing

Life Drawing (long poses) on Wednesday, July 20 from 6:30-9:30pm

The life drawing 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. For questions, contact Katherine Rand at 703.836.1468 or LifeDrawing@TheDelRayArtisans.org.

Made In The U.S.A.

Made In The U.S.A. exhibit ends Friday, July 22

This is the last weekend of the exhibit! Del Ray Artisans are celebrating the month of July with artwork inspired by U.S. people, places and/or things. Details at: www.TheDelRayArtisans.org.

Get Sparked! at DRA gallery

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).

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

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.

States of Mind exhibit opens Friday, August 5, 7-10pm

Seven über-volunteers are showcasing their artwork in this mysteriously named show. Join them as they welcome you into their creative world. The opening reception is on Friday, August 5 from 7pm-10pm. A Silent Auction runs the length of the show (August 5-28). For more information, visit: www.TheDelRayArtisans.org.

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

Save the date. A fun and informative event for all members. Pie-baking contestants: start planning your submissions! More information to follow.

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.

Call for Entry; FotoWeek DC – International Awards Competition 2011

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

Call for Entry; Masks exhibit at Target Gallery (NEW)

Deadline: August 1, 2011. Masks is an all media exhibition that is open to all artists, nationally and internationally. Masks have long served as a symbol and a tool for concealment, protection, amusement and performance. Artists are being asked to create work based on the theme of masks, literally and conceptually. For more information and application, visit: torpedofactory.org/galleries/targetcallforentry.htm

Call for Entry; Black, White, and Definitely Gray online exhibit (NEW)

Deadline: August 8, 2011. SoftCanvas puts on curated art shows on the internet. Enter your work into SoftCanvas.com's next exhibition "Black, White, and Definitely Gray". Define what this means to you! Don't be afraid to be conceptual or literal. Photography, Design, New Media, Illustration, Painting, and all other mediums are open. For more information and applicaton, visit softcanvas.com/?page_id=15.

Call for Entry; Dia de los Muertos: The Art of Remembrance at Target Gallery (NEW)

Deadline: August 29, 2011. The Torpedo Factory Art Center presents its Third Annual Day of the Dead celebration from October 24 - November 4, 2011. The altar exhibition returns to the main floor of the art center and will be hosted by the Target Gallery. Local and regional artists are invited to submit altar proposals. The juror for this exhibition is Shane Pomajambo, owner of Art Whino gallery. Details at: torpedofactory.org/galleries/targetcallforentry.htm

Call for Crafters; Belle View's Annual Craft Show (NEW)

Event date: Saturday, September 24, 2011 at the Belle View Town Center (1204 Belle View Blvd, Alexandria, VA 22307) from 9am-3pm. Rain Date: Saturday, October 1, 2011. One-of-a-kind handmade creations will be available for purchase. Jazz music will be available along with food and refreshments. A limited number of spots for crafters are available for purchase ($10 per spot) at the Belle View office. Crafters will need to bring their own tables and chairs for set up. If you are interested in renting a space, please contact the Belle View Condominium Administrative Office at 703-765-8775.


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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