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SPOTLIGHT


Del Ray Music Festival Special Event

Del Ray Music Festival Special Event: TONIGHT (Friday, June 22) from 6-8pm

The Del Ray Music Festival presents The Velvet Undertronic, improvisational electronic lounge music, at Del Ray Artisans. Stop in and enjoy art while grooving to some innovative, exotic, and "edgy" sounds.


Art on the Edge

Art on the Edge ends Sunday, June 24 (Last weekend!)

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.


Salsa Dance Lessons

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.


Hot! Hot! Hot!

Hot! Hot! Hot! Show Reception: Friday, July 6, 7-10pm

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.


Alexandria Art Market

Alexandria Art Market: Saturday, July 7, 10am-4pm

Don't miss the Alexandria Art Market held on the green space at our Gallery! A variety of original artwork from over 25 artists will be on display including painting, photography, pottery, jewelry, and glasswork. For more information, visit: theDelRayArtisans.org/ArtMarket


URGENT VOLUNTEER NEEDS

  • Face Painting during the Del Ray Music Festival (THIS SATURDAY)
    The Del Ray Music Festival is on Saturday, June 23 from 10am-10pm. The kids activities are set up from 10am to 5pm, and we need members that would be interested in volunteering to offer face painting during this time. We'd need 3-4 people at a time to accommodate the expected number of children in attendance, usually in 3-hour shifts. If Face Painting isn't up your alley, then maybe you would like to just be involved with the festival during the day. Please contact Lesley Hall at Volunteers@TheDelRayArtisans.org.
  • Artwork Receiving & Hanging (THIS SUNDAY & during the week)
    The Hot! Hot! Hot! 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. Contact curator Tracy Wilkerson at tlwideas@comcast.net.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Steamy Action Movie Marathon: Friday, July 13, 9pm

Starting at 9pm and going until...? Action-packed movie night...no chick flicks in sight! The coordinators are putting together the movie listing now... stay tuned! This event is part of the Hot! Hot! Hot! art exhibit which runs June 28 through July 15 at the Del Ray Artisans gallery.


Hot Dance Exhibition: Saturday, July 14, 7-10pm

Watch dancers perform some popular dances, then maybe try taking some of those moves to the dance floor music after the performances! This event is part of the Hot! Hot! Hot! art exhibit which runs June 28 through July 15 at the Del Ray Artisans gallery.


Childhood Memories show at Prudential PenFed runs through July 27

Del Ray Artisans and Prudential PenFed Realty present this Gallery Without Walls exhibit at the Prudential PenFed Realty's Old Town office (300 N Washington St, Alexandria). View the exhibit Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm. Details at: theDelRayArtisans.org/PrudentialPenFed


Art Camp Show: Saturday, July 28, 1-3pm

Please join us at a special show for our Art Campers. We will be displaying a variety of art from the week-long Art Camp, 5 Art Days ~ Different Ways!, for one day only.


ART CAMP

We need you: 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 for more information, contact ArtCamp@TheDelRayArtisans.org. For more information on Art Camp itself, visit: TheDelRayArtisans.org/ArtCamp


CALL FOR ENTRY

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

Receiving: THIS 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


It Runs in the Family (September 7-30)

Submissions due: August 15, 2012. Show us the art that represents your "artistic heritage" by presenting a collection of your own and your family's artworks—that which inspired you and others. We are interpreting "family" very broadly (spouses, partners, in-laws, great-great-grandparents, distant cousins, etc). You be the "curator" and assemble a minimum of 2 or a maximum of 6 artworks (one per person in your family) that proves the point that art indeed "runs in the family." Call for Entry at TheDelRayArtisans.org/shows/calls/


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 July 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/


CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

Seeking volunteers to help with...

  • Adopt-A-Park (especially in need of volunteers June 30-July 1 and weekends in August)
    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 at MGLAIA@aol.com or 703-836-2724 with your availability.
  • 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.
  • 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

OTHER REGIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR ARTISTS

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.


Call for Artists: Masquerade National Juried Exhibition

Deadline: August 24, 2012. The title of this show is Masquerade National Juried Exhibition. The juror (Jack Fischer, of Jack Fischer Gallery) will be choosing art with the most imaginative interpretation of the Masquerade theme. Artists may submit up to three pieces of art. Entry Fee: $35. Dates of Show: October 25 - November 18, 2012. For prospectus and application, visit: www.arc-sf.com/submissions.html. For more information, contact arcgallerysf@gmail.com.


Workshop Abroad: 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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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


©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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