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Holiday Market

Holiday Market (December 6-8; This Weekend!)

Friday, 6-9pm; Saturday, 10am-4pm; Sunday, 12-4pm. Come to the reception on Friday for goodies from Mama Reacer’s (www.mamareacer.com). Bring a friend or two, and treat yourself to holiday fare and shopping in a relaxed, festive atmosphere. The market will run for 3 weekends and offers original, affordable works of art and handmade crafts. Different artists are featured each weekend! This weekend, artists include:

  • Lynn Chadwick (Lynn Chadwick Designs)
  • Carol Fogelsong
  • Rachel Giunta (Photo Gifts by Rachel)
  • Lesley Hall (Ruthless Art)
  • Maria Illingworth (Maria's Windows)
  • John Lanouette
  • Lee Leal (ELTESANO Studios)
  • Dorothy Nelson (Dazzling Dream Designs)
  • Patti North
  • Eileen O'Brien
  • Imani Russell (Indigo's Friends)
  • Ron Tickerhoff
  • Nancy Langewisch Totten
  • Melinda Ray & Chris Vinh (StichesnQuilts)

Saturday and Sunday also feature a Bake Sale that benefits the non-profit Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. For details, visit: TheDelRayArtisans.org


Life Drawing

Life Drawing Open Sessions

  • Monday, December 9 from 7-9pm (short pose)
  • Wednesday, December 11 from 11am-1pm (gesture)
  • Wednesday, December 11 from 1-2pm (Holiday Party)
  • Wednesday, December 11 from 2-5pm (short/long pose)
  • Wednesday, December 18 from 6:30-9:30pm (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 3-hour session is $10 for DRA members and $12 for non-members. 2-hour sessions are $8 for members and $10 for non-members. Contact Katherine Rand at LifeDrawing@TheDelRayArtisans.org if you have questions.


MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Holiday Market (December 13-15)

Friday, 6-9pm; Saturday, 10am-4pm; Sunday, 12-4pm. Come to the reception on Friday for goodies from local restaurants. Bring a friend or two, and treat yourself to holiday fare and shopping in a relaxed, festive atmosphere. The market offers original, affordable works of art and handmade crafts. Different artists are featured each weekend! This weekend, artists include:

  • Jen Athanas (Jen-A-Fusion Fashion Accessories)
  • Barb Boatman (CutSewCreate Studio)
  • Derek Hall (The Bear Parts)
  • Cynthia Larré (Larré Designs)
  • Betsy Mead (Transformations)
  • Diana Papazian (Papazian Jewelry)
  • Madeline Ramsey (Unique Stained Glass)
  • Tangela Roe
  • Margarette & Neville Sinclair (LaVieve Boutique Quality Skincare)
  • Howard Stelzer
  • Vicki VanArsdale (Vic Squared Creations)
  • Joyce Wagner (Reinvented Elegance)
  • Tamara Wilkerson (WiRealm by Tamara)
  • Kari Kelley & Steve Johnson (Tierra y Fuego)

Saturday and Sunday also feature a Bake Sale that benefits the non-profit Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. For details, visit: TheDelRayArtisans.org


Holiday Market (December 20-22; Final weekend!)

Friday, 6-9pm; Saturday, 10am-4pm; Sunday, 12-4pm. Come to the reception on Friday for goodies from local restaurants. Bring a friend or two, and treat yourself to holiday fare and shopping in a relaxed, festive atmosphere. The market offers original, affordable works of art and handmade crafts. On this final weekend of the Holiday Market, artists include:

  • Tessa Barsic
  • Kimberley Bush (Karma Krafts by Kimberley)
  • Rita Cohen
  • Marcel Deolazo
  • Katie Kelly (WineLinks)
  • Kathy Lawler & Chris Fedderson (LaughterPieces)
  • Kim Joy
  • Nancy Kline
  • Genevieve Lynn (Jade River Studios)
  • Diana Manchak (Designs in Clay)
  • Linda Goetz Mierke
  • Hilary Rednor (Hilary Rednor Jewelry)
  • Dorothy Weiss (Dorothy Weiss Designs)
  • Paula Wulff (WulffWerks)

Saturday and Sunday also feature a Bake Sale that benefits the non-profit Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. For details, visit: TheDelRayArtisans.org


Art in City Hall exhibit extended through January 3

The current Art in City Hall exhibit was recently extended to be on display through Friday, January 3, 2014. Art in City Hall is a collaborative program of the Alexandria Commission for the Arts, the Office of the Arts, The Art League, Del Ray Artisans and the Torpedo Factory Arts Center. View the exhibit Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm at City Hall, 301 King Street, Alexandria VA. For details, visit: TheDelRayArtisans.org/ArtInCityHall


Primary Colors Opening Reception

Friday, January 3 from 7-10pm. Curator Betsy Mead challenged Del Ray Artisans and all local-area artists to think outside the box in using basic red, yellow, and blue to create their compositions. The only restrictions are that artists must not tint or mix primary colors. They may use white and black to highlight, outline or lowlight objects in their compositions. They may also use water or other colorless medium to thin or dilute the colors. Show runs January 3 – February 2, 2014.


Primary Colors Movie Night

Saturday, January 18 at 7pm. In conjunction with the Primary Colors exhibit, we will feature the movie Primary Colors, a 1998 drama based on the novel Primary Colors: A Novel of Politics, a roman à clef about Bill Clinton's first presidential campaign in 1992. Movie night, at a suggested donation of $3 per person. is scheduled for Saturday, January 18th at 7pm.


CALL FOR ENTRY

Art in City Hall: Intersections of Art and History

Digital Submission Deadline: TODAY (Friday, December 6) at 6pm. The Art League and the City of Alexandria, in conjunction with the Mayor's initiative to promote the arts citywide in Alexandria, continue to support Art in City Hall. This exhibit will be juried by an outside, independent expert in the arts, and will hang for seven months (1/4/2013–7/18/2014) on the second floor of the Alexandria City Hall. This exhibit will focus on the history and art of Alexandria from its founding in 1774 to the present day. Members of The Art League, Del Ray Artisans, the Torpedo Factory Artists' Association, Empowered Women International, and Convergence Art Center are invited to participate. For details, download the Call for Entry: TheDelRayArtisans.org/shows/calls/


Primary Colors

Receiving: Sunday, Dec 29 (4-6pm) & Monday, Dec 30 (5-8pm). This all-area, all-media show challenges you to think beyond the ordinary by creating compositions in the 3 primary colors: RED, YELLOW, BLUE - but NO MIXING! NO altering hue or value of the primaries by the addition of black, white, or color. You MAY use black or white to highlight or lowlight. You may use water or other colorless medium to thin or dilute the colors. Each artist may submit up to 2 pieces of art in any medium for the show. Fine handcraft 3D and shrink-wrapped 2D artwork also accepted into the market. Visit: TheDelRayArtisans.org/shows/calls/


CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

Del Ray Artisans members are required to volunteer for at least 12 hours per year to support the organization and its mission. Below are some volunteer opportunities.

  • Reception help for Holiday Market
    Helpers are needed during the Holiday Market receptions on Friday nights (Dec 6, Dec 13 and Dec 20). We need various positions filled from 6-9pm. Please contact HolidayMarket@TheDelRayArtisans.org if you have any questions or would like to help.
  • Elves needed for Holiday Market Bake Sale
    Help out at the Holiday Market Bake Sale on a Saturday or Sunday in December! Volunteers needed for 2-hour shifts on Saturday (Dec 7, Dec 14, Dec 21) from 10-12pm, 12-2pm or 2-4pm or Sunday (Dec 8, Dec 15, Dec 22) from 12-2pm or 2-4pm. 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 HolidayMarket@TheDelRayArtisans.org if you have any questions or would like to sign up for a shift.
  • Need fresh baked goodies for the Holiday Market Bake Sale!
    Warm up your ovens and help make this the BEST EVER! We need cookies, brownies, muffins, loaves, cakes, candies - any of your favorite, homemade and delicious holiday goodies. Food donations MUST be individually packaged AND priced when dropped off because we do not have the materials needed to package them at the gallery. You can drop off baked goods on Thursdays (Dec 5, Dec 12, Dec 19) from 12-8pm; Fridays (Dec 6, Dec 13, Dec 20) from 12-9pm or Saturday mornings (Dec 7, Dec 14, Dec 21). Proceeds from the Bake Sale will benefit the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.
  • Event Photography
    Seeking volunteers to take photos of Del Ray Artisans events for our archives and Flickr Photostream. Volunteer to photograph opening receptions, workshops, regular programs, or markets. We are hoping for around 10-20 photos from each event. Contact Lesley at Volunteers@TheDelRayArtisans.org.
  • Record DRA Phone Messages
    Volunteer to record DRA phone messages once a month. This requires someone with a clear voice to edit 2 different messages each month, preferably a week before the Opening Reception of the new show. It takes less than an hour each month and can be done from anywhere with phone access. You will receive training and notes from the current recorder. Contact Tracy at Gallery@TheDelRayArtisans.org.
  • Join Our Curator Support Team
    Volunteer to assist a curator in January or February; offer your particular skill (press materials, hanging, spreadsheets, people skills) to a curator who needs it. Experienced past curators especially needed, but all volunteers are welcome. Contact Lesley at Volunteers@TheDelRayArtisans.org.
  • Help document and shape DRA's Privacy Policy
    As we have grown in this technological era, new privacy concerns are popping up with regards to sharing personal contact information, photography at events, security cameras, and more. The Board is seeking members to help formulate and document a comprehensive privacy policy. Suggested policy revisions will be presented to the Board and the membership for final approval. Contact Lesley at Volunteers@TheDelRayArtisans.org.
  • The Garden is starting it's winter nap...
    Thanks to all who have participated in the garden this year. Please consider using your volunteer time in the DRA Gardens next season. As the ground begins to warm in the spring we will continue our wholistic approach to weeding and growing. A butterfly garden is in the works. Come help with this new project. No experience necessary. Hours flexible. Contact Pamela Underhill at Underhill.Pamela@gmail.com or 703-507-4964.

FROM THE CITY OF ALEXANDRIA

Public Art Master Plan - Online Survey

The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities is currently developing a Public Art Master Plan for the City of Alexandria. The Public Art Master Plan will be a comprehensive, community-based plan that outlines a vision, goals and objectives for the public art program in Alexandria. The Plan will set priorities for the location and funding of projects; provide a framework for the shared financial and professional resources needed; and define the procedures for decision-making and oversight needed for public art projects to be successful. As part of the first stage of this planning process the City is gathering information from Alexandria residents. Please complete the survey (approx. 10-15 minutes to complete) at: www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1401370/Public-Art-Master-Plan-Online-Survey


OTHER REGIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR ARTISTS

Studios Available

Deadline: Tuesday, December 31, 2013. Three spaces available to sublet for artist studios or offices at SCRAP DC, 3101 12th St NE, Washington, DC 20017. Studio rentals include 24/7 access, WiFi, Utilities, Meeting and Event Space, Gallery Space, Kitchenette, Free on-street parking, Metro, Bus, Capital BikeShare nearby, Exposure to the public through the SCRAP community of shoppers and partners. The studio dimensions and rates are: 9'-0" x 7'-6" for $525, 12'-0" x 8'-0" for $550, and 11'-0" x 23'-6" for $1650. Contact heather@scrapdc.org or 202-827-4547 for more details. www.scrapdc.org



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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


©2013 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.

Visit ArtsEventsAlexandria.com to discover the music, dance, theater, festivals and visual arts happenings in Alexandria. Del Ray Artisans is a proud member of Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association and Alexandria Arts Forum. Collaboration between these two organizations makes ArtsEventsAlexandria.com possible.

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