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Del Ray Dozenz Photography Show

Del Ray Dozenz Photography Show

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. The Gallery is closed Thanksgiving Day, but is open regular gallery hours Friday 25th, Saturday 26th and the last day of the show Sunday 27th. Be there or be sorry.

16th Annual Holiday Market

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!


Art Drop Off – It's All About the Little Things

  • Sunday, December 4 (6:30 – 8:30pm)
  • Monday, December 5 (6:30 – 8:30pm)

Tiny, diminutive, miniature, but not quite microscopic. The challenge is to create artwork that is 8" x 10" or smaller, in two- or three-dimensional format. Call for Entry at: www.thedelrayartisans.org/shows/calls/

Partners in Art Group

  • Monday, December 5, (2pm – 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.

Open Life Drawing Sessions

  • Wednesday, December 7 (11am-1pm Gestures; 2pm-5pm Poses)
  • Wednesday, December 14 (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

It's All About the Little Things Opening Reception
Friday, December 9, 7pm – 10pm

It's all about the little things. Tiny, diminutive, miniature, but not quite microscopic. Some would say it's a small world – a very small world. Smaller can, in fact, be better. The challenge to our artists was to see what they could create in 8" x 10" or smaller, in two- or three-dimensional format. Come by and see the results. Show runs through December 18.

Bring Your Scraps and Come Have Fun with Collage Cut Ups

  • Tuesday, December 13 (1pm – 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 in a supportive environment that promotes an exchange of ideas, creativity and networking with beginner and experienced collage artists. Collage Cut Ups is an informal group where everyone works on individual projects. This is not a workshop. For more information, contact Millie Mateu at (milaenartes@gmail.com)

The Gallery will be closed December 19, 2011 – January 1, 2012.

The Del Ray Artisans wishes everyone a Happy Holiday Season.


Curator needed to help organize a short two-week show in December

Show: It's All About The Little Things. Responsible for helping to organize: show receiving - Dec 4 & 5, show hanging – Dec 6, and opening reception - Dec 9. Great way to refresh those curating skills and be a part of creating a DRA show. Contact Drew Cariaso at Curating@TheDelRayArtisans.org

It's All About The Little Things show seeks volunteers for Artwork Receiving

Volunteers needed to help with artwork receiving on December 4th and December 5th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Contact Drew Cariaso at Curating@TheDelRayArtisans.org

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.
  • Fundraising: Help organize or assist with fundraising activities. We have a few goals to meet including new gallery lighting.
  • 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!


Group Invitation: Pastel Society of Virginia

Meeting: Tuesday, November 29, 10am. The newly formed Pastel Society of Virginia is meeting at the SAG Room at Springfield Mall on Tuesday, November 29 at 10am and is inviting pastelists to join them. For more information visit their page at facebook.com/pastelsocietyofva or contact founder Bonnie Ferguson Butler at skyvine@yahoo.com

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.

Submit art or craft-related opportunities and announcements for the DRA Eblast [minimum of 14 days prior to the event or the call for entries] to Enews@TheDelRayArtisans.org on Monday by 6pm.
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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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