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SPOTLIGHT

Del Ray Dozenz Photography Show

Del Ray Dozenz Photography Show Opening Reception on Friday, November 4, 7–10pm

The All–Photography show returns to DRA! See the best photographic images from over three dozen Del Ray Artisans. Subjects and styles abound, but include flora and fauna, interiors and exteriors, world travel, landscapes and portraits. See pictures in color, black and white, and work printed on aluminum. Show runs until November 27th. Be there or be sorry.


Alexandria Art Market

Alexandria Art Market on Saturday, November 5, 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 Snakehead Run on Saturday, November 5 from 12–2pm. Market open rain or shine. Details at: TheDelRayArtisans.org/artmarket


MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Partners in Art Group

  • Monday, November 7, (2 – 4pm)
  • Monday, November 21, (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 in a lively art–related discussion. This program is free of charge and open to all. Visit the DRA website for details and upcoming dates. Contact Millie Mateu (milaenartes@gmail.com) or Katherine Rand (katherine@katherinerand.com) with questions.


Bring Your Scraps and Come Have Fun with Collage Cut Ups

  • Tuesday, November 8 (1–4pm)
  • Tuesday, November 22 (1–4pm)

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 9:00 AM on the date that you want to attend contact Millie Mateu (milaenartes@gmail.com)


Open Life Drawing Sessions

  • Wednesday, November 9 (11am–1pm Gestures; 2–5pm Poses)
  • Wednesday, November 16 (6:30pm–9:30pm Long Pose)

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. 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 LifeDrawing@TheDelRayArtisans.org


16th Annual Holiday Market, December 2-4

Shop for that perfect gift (for someone or you) for ONE weekend only! 20 artists will be showcasing their fine art and fine craft wares just in time for the holidays. The Reception is Friday night from 6-9pm - artists will be open for business during the Reception. The Market continues on Saturday from 10-4 and Sunday from 12-4. Our Bake Sale this year benefits Rebuilding Together Alexandria and will be open on Saturday and Sunday. Artists donate a percentage of their sales back to DRA so everyone benefits from this fun, festive annual event!


CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

Warm Up Those Ovens: Bring Your Best Holiday Goodies for the Holiday Market Bake Sale

Help make DRA's Holiday Market Bake Sale the BEST EVER! How can you do that? We need cookies, brownies, muffins, loaves, cakes, candies and any of your favorite, homemade and delicious holiday goodies. Food donations MUST be individually packaged AND priced when dropped off, as we do not have the materials needed to package them once they arrive at the gallery. You can drop off baked goods on Thursday, December 1 from noon-8pm; Friday, December 2 from noon-9pm or Saturday, December 3 from 10am-2pm.


Looking for Elves to Help with the Holiday Market Bake Sale

DRA is looking for helpers to work 2-hour shifts at the Holiday Market Bake Sale on Saturday, December 3 between 10am and 4pm, and Sunday, December 4 between noon and 4pm. All you have to do is be at the gallery during your shift (come early or stay late to shop!), put on a happy face, and sell baked goods to holiday shoppers! Please contact Tracy Wilkerson (703-501-1736 or HolidayMarket@TheDelRayArtisans.org) if you have any questions or if you would like to help out at the Bake Sale.


Seeking DRA Members for...

  • Gardening: Have you got a green thumb? Are you interested in using it to fulfill your volunteer hours? Join Garden Committee Chair Pamela Underhill in the garden. There will be a garden committee meeting on Monday, November 7 at 7:30pm for those interested.
  • Fundraising: Help organize or assist with fundraising activities. We have a few goals to meet including new gallery lighting.
  • Program Workshops: Help the Program Committee set up workshops. It takes less than 1/2 hour per workshop. Duties include taking roll and collecting fees.
  • Facilities: Interested in helping around the gallery? The Facility Committee is looking for committee members.

Interested members should contact Lesley Hall at Volunteers@TheDelRayArtisans.org for details. There are many fun ways to meet the 10 volunteer hours per year minimum!


OTHER REGIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR ARTISTS

Call for Entry: for 2012–2014 City of Alexandria Gallery Program

Proposals due: Wednesday, November 10 at 5 pm. The Alexandria Office of the Arts and Alexandria Commission for the Arts invite artists to submit proposals for two and three dimensional, original exhibits to be shown in one of fifteen gallery spaces during 2012–2014. Individual artists or consortia of artists, who work, study or live in the City of Alexandria are eligible. There is no entry fee to apply but a 10 percent commission will apply to all artwork sold. Each of the exhibitions will run for six months. To be considered, each proposal must consist of:

  • Completed application form; a resume;
  • PC–compatible CD or a DVD with a maximum of 12 numbered images representing the work, each labeled with artist's name and the title of the work; and
  • An artist's statement of no more than one page containing a description of the artist(s), consortium, or organizations involved in the exhibition.

Proposals (solo exhibition, consortium, or organization) must be received by Wednesday, November 10, 2011 at 5 pm. For details, download the Call for Entry at www.alexandriava.gov/uploadedFiles/recreation/arts/callforartists20122014.pdf


Call for Entry: Gallery West 15th Annual National Juried Show

Entry deadline: November 11, 2011. Gallery West is pleased to announce a call for entries for its 15th annual national juried show. The all media show will be juried by CD, awards to total $1000. It will be juried by Edward J. Reed. Exhibit Dates: February 8, 2012 – March 4, 2012. For more details, review the prospectus and entry form at www.gallery-west.com


Call For Entry: Functional Arts – Juried Functional Handcrafts Show – November 17 – December 23

Entry deadline: November 11, 2011 at 5:00 pm. Falls Church Arts invites all artists to submit work for this juried functional crafts show and sale at ArtSpace Falls Church, 410 South Maple Avenue, Falls Church. All items must be for sale. This show is open to handmade functional crafts artists only and not for resellers. Details at: fallschurcharts.org/pdf/Call&EntryForm_Functional2011.pdf


Call for Artist Vendors: Etz Hayim's Artist Expo

Sunday, December 4, from 11:30 to 4 pm. We are holding a crafts fair/artist expo and are in search of local artists, particularly those working in wood, fabrics (silks, cottons, wools, other), pottery/ceramics, paper, soaps/body lotions, glass, or other unusual media. The event will be held at Congregation Etz Hayim, a synagogue at 2920 Arlington Blvd, which is Route 50, in Arlington, VA. The participation fee is $60 for a 9' x 6' space (depending on the number of artists, the space may be a little bigger). We can provide electricity if needed, and will also provide all the artists with a nice lunch! We typically have between 25 and 30 artists participating. For more information, contact leffron@gmail.com or 703–307–3205.


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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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