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Creativity Workshop with Lynn Wyvill

Creativity Workshop with Lynn Wyvill (Saturday)

Workshop: Saturday, June 16, 10am-12:30pm. What would you do if you broke free of what you've always done in your artwork? We'll use fun exercises to break out of self-imposed boundaries in our art. Max participants: 15. DRA members, $10; non-members, $15. Details and registration: TheDelRayArtisans.org/CreativityWorkshop

Childhood Memories Reception at Prudential PenFed

Childhood Memories reception at Prudential PenFed Reality: Monday, June 18, 6–8pm

Del Ray Artisans and Prudential PenFed Realty present a casual Gallery Without Walls reception to celebrate Childhood Memories at the Prudential PenFed Realty's Old Town office located at 300 N Washington St, Alexandria. RSVP by today to Drew (Curating@TheDelRayArtisans.org) or Eileen (eileenob@usa.net). Details at: theDelRayArtisans.org/PrudentialPenFed

Copyright Workshop Basics for Artists Workshop

Copyright Workshop Basics for Artists Workshop with Bill Briganti

Workshop: Thursday, June 21, 7–9pm. What is copyright? When is artwork protected? How does copyright law affect the use of previously created images, including photographs? What are the benefits of copyright registration? Bill Briganti, of the U.S. Copyright Office, will discuss such issues for visual artists, provide handouts, and answer questions. Information will be of a general nature; no legal advice will be given about specific artworks or individual artists. Limited space. Member-only registration until June 5; then open to all. Details and registration: TheDelRayArtisans.org/Copyright

Art on the Edge

Art on the Edge runs June 1 – June 24

This all-media "edgy" art show extends limits and breaks boundaries, daring artists to "go beyond the fringe" to explore peripheries of the unfamiliar, and celebrate the journey. Their creative responses may be inspired by sports, clothes, music, art, performance, food, lifestyle, violent nature, animals, living spaces, or dwelling places.


Open Life Drawing Sessions (including a Sunday Gesture Session!)

  • Sunday, June 17 from 9:30-11:30am (Gesture)
  • Wednesday, June 20 from 2-5pm (Short/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 3-hour session is $8 for DRA members and $10 for non-members. 2-hour sessions are $6 for members and $8 for non-members. For questions, contact Katherine Rand at LifeDrawing@TheDelRayArtisans.org

Partners in Art

  • Monday, June 18, from 2-4pm

Looking for support as you strive to reach your art-related goals? Partners in Art is a group of artists that meets regularly (approximately twice a month) to share goals, report on progress, obtain feedback on current artwork, and discuss topics of interest to the group. Become a regular or drop-in with artwork if you are looking for feedback. Contact us for current topics of discussion: Millie Mateu (milaenartes@gmail.com) or Katherine Rand (Katherine@KatherineRand.com). Donations ($1–$3) greatly appreciated. See website (www.thedelrayartisans.org) for dates.

Del Ray Music Festival Special Event: Friday, June 22, 6-8pm

The Del Ray Music Festival presents The Velvet Undertronic – Improvisational Electronic Lounge Music. Stop in and enjoy art while grooving to some innovative, exotic, and "edgy" sounds.

Hot! Hot! Hot!

What comes to mind when hear "Hot! Hot! Hot!"? The surface of the sun, steamy dances, ice melting on the sidewalk? That's just what we asked area artists to do. No matter what our artists cook up, this show will definitely be hot! Chill with us as we heat up your sense with artwork and sizzling activities.

  • Salsa Dance Lessons, Friday, June 29, 7-9pm: Whether you are a seasoned Salsa-er or thought Salsa was just for chips, this event is sure to heat up the evening. Stop on by to learn some steps and mix and mingle with new people.
  • Reception, Friday, July 6, 7-10pm: Enjoy some "hot" music while appreciating the artwork and nibbles.
  • Steamy Action Movie Marathon, Friday, July 13, starting at 9pm: Movie night...no chick flicks in sight! Watch our website for a full movie listing.
  • Hot Dance Exhibition, Saturday, July 14, 7-10pm: Watch dancers perform some popular dances and try some of those moves after the performance.


Wanted: Teachers, Instruction Ideas, and Volunteers

This year the theme to Art Camp is 5 Art Days ~ Different Ways! Art Camp runs from July 23-27 and the students are ages 8-14. What we are looking for are interesting craft or art ideas, artists who want to introduce these youths to a larger view of arts and crafts, and individuals willing to do tasks like help with lunch, help the instructors, and clean-up. If interested or would like more information contact ArtCamp@TheDelRayArtisans.org. For more information on Art Camp itself, visit: TheDelRayArtisans.org/ArtCamp


Hot! Hot! Hot! (June 28 - July 15. Open to all artists)

Receiving: Sunday, June 24 and Monday, June 25, 2012 6:30-8:30pm. What comes to mind when you hear "Hot! Hot! Hot!"? The surface of the sun, steamy dances, ice melting on the sidewalk... Got an idea yet? Great, because that's what we want for the Hot! Hot! Hot! show in July. This show is [almost] anything goes, all media, and open to all area artists! Call for Entry at TheDelRayArtisans.org/shows/calls/

Accepting Show Proposals for 2013 (DRA Members Only)

Deadline: July 15, 2012. We are planning our 2013 show year! If you would like to curate or assist but don't have an idea, we can work together on a theme that suits your style. Contact Drew at curating@TheDelRayArtisans.org

Telling Images Juried Photography Exhibit (DRA Members Only)

Submissions due online before August 31, 2012. Some photographs tell, compel, imply, or suggest some sort of narrative or story: character, place, mood, feeling, plot, past, present, future. Submit up to four (4) single images, each richly implying a story your viewer is induced to imagine from your visual vocabulary. Your topic might include people, or empty spaces that imply presence, in a realistic or abstract style. Choose from your work a group that together tells our jurors what your eye is like. Their criteria will be the quality, originality, and effectiveness in expressing this theme. Call for Entry at TheDelRayArtisans.org/shows/calls/. Submit images to TheDelRayArtisans.org/tellingentry. For questions or information, contact Jeanne Tifft at jldtifft@cox.net

Alexandria Art Market (1st Saturday of the month. Open to all artists)

The Alexandria Art Market is a monthly outdoor art market that gives local artists an opportunity to sell their original handmade art work and provides them with consistent exposure to the community. The market also has musical performances and food. The remaining markets of the season are on the 1st Saturday of the months June through November (except October) from 10am-4pm, rain or shine. Each artist is assigned a 10' X 10' space. Artists are responsible for providing their own tents, tables, chairs, and displays. Contact Kimberly Bush (703-627-7656 or ArtMarket@TheDelRayArtisans.org). Application: TheDelRayArtisans.org/shows/calls/


Seeking volunteers to help with...

  • Adopt-A-Park
    It's the season where cleanness equals points towards cash. Litter needs to be picked up from the small park and from around the gallery. About 1/2–1 hour of work on weekends through November 25. Contact Marlin G. Lord at MGLAIA@aol.com or 703-836-2724 with your availability. We are especially in need for volunteers June 16–17 and June 30–July 1 as well as the weekends in August.
  • The Hot! Hot! Hot!
    The Curators need help with receiving artwork on June 24 and 25 from 6:30–8:30pm, hanging artwork, creating wall tags, and helping with the variety of events presented throughout the show. If you are interested, please contact curator Tracy Wilkerson at tlwideas@comcast.net to sign up for one of these available volunteer spots.
  • eBlast HTML Layout [DRA members only]
    The eBlast Editor provides the content each week for the eBlast (this email!). The HTML Layout Coordinator takes that content and puts it into HTML format for dissemination. Must know HTML, how to FTP, and have internet access. About 1-hour/week; two volunteers would share the responsibility to make it a bi-weekly commitment. Contact Technology@TheDelRayArtisans.org if you are interested.
  • Rec Center After-School Art Program
    Looking for volunteers to teach an art class (about an hour long) once a month at the Mount Vernon Rec Center. Age group of kids is 9-12 years old. Teacher would be responsible for creating a project for the kids to work on in after-school care, and that they can take home. The Rec Center will coordinated purchasing art materials for each project. If interested in volunteering, contact Youth@TheDelRayArtisans.org
  • Gallery Without Walls Curator
    Are you interested in curating? DRA has off-site exhibits that need volunteers to help coordinate or curate. Past experience as a curator recommended. Contact Curating@TheDelRayArtisans.org
  • Filing and Organizing Paperwork
    Hours available Thursdays and Fridays, 12-6pm. Contact Gallery@TheDelRayArtisans.org
  • Garden
    No experience necessary. Help in the garden. Dig, weed, and learn other skills by professional landscape designer and artist, Pamela Underhill. I can meet weekdays and weekends; for an hour or more. Call me, bring a friend. It's fun and meditative; builds muscles too! Contact Underhill.Pamela@gmail.com, 703-507-4964


Call for Exhibition Proposals for City Galleries 2012–2015

Proposal Deadline: Monday, July 9, 2012 at 5 PM. Office of the Arts and Alexandria Commission for the Arts invite proposals from the artists for exhibitions in public galleries in the City. Proposals will be accepted from individual artists, consortia of artists, and organizations who work and/or live within the City of Alexandria. Exhibitions will run for six months. There is no exhibition theme and all two-dimensional media will be accepted. Call for Entry at: www.theDelRayArtisans.org/shows/calls/

Call for Entries: Envisioning the Future

Deadline: Sunday, August 5, 2012. "What is in our future?" Isn't that the eternal question? How do you see your future? What have you fought and strived for? What do you hope for this country and the world – or beyond? Art is a way to express our hopes and dreams in a format that truly and completely conveys what we feel. Convergence wants you to try to answer the question "what is in our future?" and to create a piece of art that reflects that. For more information or to submit visit www.convergenceccf.net or call 703-998-6260.

Painting in Sicily – May 25-June 5, 2013

Deadline December 1, 2012. Paint and live at a villa near the historically famous and beautiful city of Palermo. Maurizio Lanzilotta leads workshop focusing on the challenges and adventures of landscape painting by concentrating on light, space and visual language. Artists exhibit work through CSA after workshop. COST: $3,200 workshop, villa and hotel accommodations. No airfare or meals. For more information, call 202-669-1562 or visit www.culturalstudyabroad.com

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©2012 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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