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Salsa Dance Lessons

Salsa Dance Lessons: TONIGHT (Friday, June 29) from 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.

First Thursday

Open until 9pm on First Thursday, July 5

Del Ray is alive all along the Avenue from 6-9pm on the first Thursday of each month May through September. The theme this month is: Main Street 4th of July Staycation. Businesses stay open late, there is live music, delicious foods, and family-friendly entertainment. The gallery will be open until 9pm, so come check out the Hot! Hot! Hot! art exhibit!

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 senses 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


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.

Boarderlines Opening Reception: Friday, August 3, 7–10pm

An art exhibit showcasing work by six members of Del Ray Artisans Board of Directors: Kathryn A. Brown, Drew Cariaso, Michele Reday Cook, Lesley Hall, Dawn Wyse Hurto, and Nora Partlow. The exhibit is a journey across "boarders" and features a silent auction, gallery artwork, and take-away art. Show runs August 3 – September 2, 2012.

Member Meeting/ Cook–Out/ Pie–Baking Contest: Sunday, August 19, 5–7pm

Mingle with fellow artists and art-supporting members, enjoy the summer cook-out, and learn about what's planned for DRA. Bring a sweet or savory pie to participate in the Pie-Baking Contest. After the judging all are welcome to sample the delicious submissions! Volunteers are needed to set up, clean up, and grill. Contact Lesley Hall at Volunteers@TheDelRayArtisans.org.


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


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

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." Show runs September 7–30. 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/


Seeking volunteers to help with...

  • Adopt-A-Park especially in need of volunteers THIS WEEKEND (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.
  • Opening Reception on Friday, August 3
    Be a greeter, cashier, bartender, or food runner at the Board show opening. Sign up for the first shift (6:30pm–8:30pm) or second shift (8:30pm–10pm) or both! This time counts towards your annual 10 hours of volunteer commitment. Contact Volunteers@theDelRayArtisans.org to help.
  • Gallery Hosting from August 3–September 2
    Help the Board staff the gallery during the August show. A rare opportunity for gallery hosting time to count towards your annual 10 hours of volunteer commitment! Sign up for a shift on a Friday from 6–9pm; Saturday from 10am–Noon, Noon–3pm, 3–6pm, or 6–9pm; or Sunday from Noon–3pm or 3–6pm. Contact Volunteers@theDelRayArtisans.org with your preferred date and time or a general offer to help.
  • Nominating Committee
    We need a few "people-person" volunteers to call members and recruit for the open slots in the 2013 Board of Directors. Board seats start serving January 1; however, elections are in October, and the slate must be announced in September. Join the Nominating Committee to help. Contact President@theDelRayArtisans.org for more information.
  • eBlast HTML Layout
    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 and have internet access. About 1-hour/week; two volunteers would share the responsibility to make it a 2-hour/month 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


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
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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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