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Photography Portfolio Reviews

Photography Portfolio Reviews on Saturday, Nov. 17

Registration/Payment Deadline: Thursday, November 15. Portfolios will be reviewed by John H. Brown, Jr., a D.C. area fine art photographer exhibited and collected around the world who also juried the November Telling Images show. Each 20-minute review costs $35 and must be paid before Nov. 15 to reserve your time slot. Limited time slots available. For more information, contact jldtifft@cox.net. Sign up at: TheDelRayArtisans.org/portfolio-review

Barnes & Noble Potomac Yard Bookfair for Del Ray Artisans

Barnes & Noble Potomac Yard Bookfair for Del Ray Artisans

Cyber Monday, November 26 from 9am-11pm at Barnes & Noble Potomac Yard (3651 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Alexandria, VA). A percentage of net sales on in-store purchases made on November 26, citing bookfair ID 10878452, will be donated to Del Ray Artisans. Free gift-wrapping from 4:30-11pm by DRA volunteers. Or purchase online November 26-30 using the bookfair ID at checkout. Details at: TheDelRayArtisans.org/Bookfair


Bring Your Scraps and Come Have Fun with Collage Cut-Ups

  • Tuesday, November 13 from 1-4pm
  • Tuesday, December 11 from 1-4pm

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.

Life Drawing - Open Sessions

  • Wednesday, November 14 from 6:30-9:30pm (long pose, clothed)
  • Wednesday, December 12 from 11:00am-1pm (gesture)
  • Wednesday, December 12 from 1-2pm (party)
  • Wednesday, December 12 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. Contact Katherine Rand at LifeDrawing@TheDelRayArtisans.org if you have questions.

Partners in Art

  • Monday, December 10 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 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.

Del Ray Artisans' Holiday Market: Nov. 30–Dec. 2, Dec. 7–9, Dec. 14–16

The 17th annual Holiday Market offers handmade work from local artists, a children's table where little ones can shop for family members, and handmade ornaments. Bake Sale benefits the non-profit Computer CORE. The Market runs for three weekends: Nov 30–Dec 2, Dec 7–9, and Dec 14–16. Different artists each weekend! Hours are Fridays 6-9pm (reception), Saturdays 10am-4pm, Sundays 12-4pm. Located in the Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria VA. Details at: TheDelRayArtisans.org/HolidayMarket

Shades of White Opening Reception: Friday, January 4, 7–10pm

White isn't "just white"! Chill out after the holiday madness in shades of white—tones and hues range from blues to beiges to yellows and more. Shades of White, a Del Ray Artisans all-member show, runs: January 4–27, 2013.


Shades of White All-Member Art Exhibit

Receiving: Sunday, Dec. 30 from 6-8pm and Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 from 4-7pm. This all-member, all-media show challenges DRA artists to think beyond the ordinary by creating their compositions in shades of white. White isn't "just white"! It has tones and hues ranging from blues to beiges to yellows and more. Call for Entries at: TheDelRayArtisans.org/shows/calls. For questions, contact Betsy Mead at egmead@gmail.com.


Del Ray Artisans members are required to volunteer for at least 10 hours per year to support the organization and its mission. Below are some volunteer opportunities.

  • DRA's Holiday Market Bake Sale:
    Each year, DRA members and friends make baked goodies to sell at the Holiday Market. Even better, the Holiday Market is 3 weekends long this year and the money collected goes to Computer CORE (computercore.org). Start thinking of some goodies to share with friends and customers for this year!
  • DRA's December Fundraiser – HANDMADE ORNAMENTS!
    We are bringing handmade ornaments back to the Holiday Market! Help DRA raise funds for the new lighting that was purchased earlier this year by making and donating an ornament or two. Drop off your finished handmade ornaments at the gallery anytime the gallery is open (Thursdays 12-6, Fridays 12-9, Saturdays 10-9, Sundays 12-6). Please sign your name on the back so the purchaser knows it is handmade.
  • Holiday Market Reception Food Coordinator
    Each Holiday Market weekend has a reception on Friday night. We are looking for someone to line up food from local restaurants and assign helpers for each Market reception. Please contact Tracy Wilkerson at HolidayMarket@TheDelRayArtisans.org if you are interested or would like more information.
  • Holiday Market Bake Sale Coordinator (BSC)
    The BSC whips up bakers' enthusiasm and assigns helpers to host the Bake Sales at each Holiday Market in December. Contact Tracy at HolidayMarket@TheDelRayArtisans.org if you are interested or would like more information.
  • PHP Developer
    Help enhance our web site! Contact WebCurator@TheDelRayArtisans.org for details.
  • Garden
    Dig, weed, and learn other skills by professional landscape designer and artist, Pamela Underhill. No experience necessary. Meet weekdays or weekends for an hour or more. Bring a friend or come solo. It's fun, meditative, and builds muscles! Contact Pamela at: Underhill.Pamela@gmail.com or 703-507-4964.


Call for Artists: Seeking Instructors for Spring 2013 Senior Arts Festival

Proposals Due: Friday, November 9, 2012. Goodwin House Bailey's Crossroads will host a Senior Arts Institute in the Spring of 2013, thanks to a Project Support grant from the Arts Council of Fairfax County. The Institute will consist of daily art classes that will be offered in various 'worlds of the arts' including theater, dance, music, visual arts, handcrafts, and photography. Senior adults, as well as creative arts staff from senior service organizations, are the primary attendees of the classes. Each session will be reimbursed at $125 per session. For more information on the Creative Arts at Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads, visit www.goodwinhouse.org; for information on how to apply, contact dpekruhn@goodwinhouse.org.

Pastel Workshop: The Pastel Society of Virginia Hosts Maggie Price

Deadline: Friday, November 9, 2012. The Pastel Society of Virginia (PSV) is pleased to host Maggie Price, internationally known and respected pastelist/author, Veteran's Day weekend November 10-12 at the Franconia Governmental Center. The theme is developing your vacation photos into pastel paintings. You're welcome whether you're a beginner or more advanced. The $400 registration fee includes three days of instruction, an opportunity to win up to $125 worth of Richeson products, daily boxed lunches, and 2012-13 membership in PSV. Electronic postcard: www.tinyurl.com/maggieprice. For more information, contact Maggie Price at 703-533-0891 or www.maggiepriceart.com

Workshop: Recycled "House" Book, with DJ Gaskin

Register by Saturday, November 10. Workshop on November 17 from 10am-4pm at Artistic Artifacts in Alexandria, with DJ Gaskin. Make a “house” book out of recycled materials. Trim a food box, use paper bags for pages, stitch, add beads, collage and more, and you have a house-shaped decorative journal. Let’s make our own little village! Details and registration at: http://artisticartifacts.com/product/3011172012G.html

Call for Poets: City of Alexandria Poet Laureate

Nominations due: Monday, November 26, 2012 by 5pm. The City of Alexandria's Office of the Arts is in search of a Poet Laureate to promote an appreciation of poetry as an art form, encourage the creative writing and reading of literature, and promote literacy through poetry. The individual will serve as Poet Laureate for three years and receive a modest honorarium. Submit nominations to the Office of the Arts, 1605 Cameron St., Alexandria, VA 22314. The new Poet Laureate will be named in March of 2013. See "Poet Laureate Nominations" at: alexandriava.gov/Arts

Call for Entries: Fabricated: An Exhibition of Wearable Art

Deadline for Entry: December 3, 2012. Fabricated is an all-media exhibition featuring "wearable art," which refers to individually designed pieces of handmade clothing or jewelry created as fine or expressive art. While the making of any article of clothing or other wearable object typically involves aesthetic considerations, the term wearable art implies that the work is intended to be accepted as a serious and unique artistic creation or statement. It is open to all artists nationally and internationally. The juror is Rachel Timmins. For entry details, visit: torpedofactory.org/galleries/targetcallforentry.htm

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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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