Show Archive

Below are some of the exhibitions that have recently been on display in our gallery.

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RESPECT: Unsung Heroes in Uniform RESPECT: Unsung Heroes in Uniform
June 3–26, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, June 3 from 7pm–9pm
Curator: Tracy Wilkerson
Recognizing and acknowledging the individuals behind the uniform.
Surrealism Surrealism: A Photography Exhibition
May 6–29, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, May 6 from 7pm–9pm
Curator: David Heckman, Union 206 Studio
Photography representing the irrational imagery of dreams and the unconscious mind.
Creatures of the Sea Creatures from the Sea
April 1–May 1, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, April 1 from 7pm–9pm
Curators: Veronica Barker-Barzel and Tom Kelly
Art that brings to life the aquatic world's frolicking, fanciful, sensual, beautiful, and beastly creatures.
March Melee March Melee
March 4–27, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, March 4 from 7pm–9pm
Curators: Kathy Turner and Joshua Oliveira
Brash, bold, aggressive, wild, startling, bizarre, over the top, and around the bend.
All aBoard Board Showcase All aBoard
February 5–28, 2016 [Board Showcase]
Opening Reception: Friday, February 5 from 7pm–9pm
Artists: Ron Blank, Michele Reday Cook, Kim S. Joy, Stephen Lally, Marlin Lord, Elizabeth Guerry Mead, Kathy Turner, and Joan Woodill
Eight dedicated Board Members showcase their art.
True Colors: Like a Rainbow True Colors: Like a Rainbow
January 8–31, 2016 [All Member Show]
Opening Reception: Friday, January 8 from 7pm–9pm
Curator: Betsy Mead
The gallery is blooming in January with "true colors".
Holiday Market Fine Art & Fine Craft Holiday Market 2015
December 4–6, December 11–13, and December 18–20, 2015
Receptions: Fridays, Dec 4 / Dec 11 / Dec 18 from 6–9pm
Coordinator: Tracy Wilkerson
The market offers unique handmade fine arts and fine crafts from local artists (including pottery/ceramics, photography, jewelry, cloth, paper crafts, and glass). Admission is free! Different artists each weekend! View Photo Gallery
Under $100 Under $100: Affordable Masterpieces
November 6–29, 2015 [All Member Show]
Opening Reception: Friday, November 6 from 7pm–9pm
Curator: Stacy Rausch
"Cash & carry" art for $100 or less!
Skeletons Skeletons: Exploring Under the Surface
October 2–November 1, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, October 2 from 7pm–9pm
Curator: Tracy Wilkerson
Exploring under the surface; the framework; the understructure
ALTARS: Religious Rituals ALTARS: Religious Rituals
September 4–27, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, September 4 from 7pm–9pm
Curators: John Bordner & David Camero
Visualizing rituals of worship from around the world
Au Naturel Au Naturel
August 7–30, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, August 7 from 7pm–9pm
Curator: Tamara Wilkerson
Celebrating the natural and exposed, the pure and untouched, the bare, the raw, and the candid
Building Bridges Building Bridges
June 5–28, 2015 [All Member + Mississippi Gulf Coast Artists Show]
Opening Reception: Friday, June 5 from 7pm–9pm
Curator: Lori K. Gordon, Linda Elliff and Barb Boatman
Art exploring economic injustice and political divisiveness. View Photo Gallery
Mix MIX: Adventures in Mixed Media
May 1–31, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, May 1 from 7pm–9pm
Curators: Judy Gula & Karen Schmitz
A show celebrating mixed media—fiber, paper, assemblages, sculptures and more! View Photo Gallery
Student Show 18th Annual Student Art Exhibition
April 10–26, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, April 10 from 7pm–9pm
Curators: Stacy Rausch and T.C. Williams Teachers
A juried show featuring art by T.C. Williams High School students. View Photo Gallery
Dream On Dream On
March 6–29, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, March 6 from 7pm–9pm
Curator: Theresa Kulstad
Dreams interpreted and translated into works of art. View Photo Gallery
Board Showcase Elements
February 6–March 1, 2015 [Board Showcase]
Opening Reception: Friday, February 6 from 7pm–9pm
Artists: John Bordner, Kathryn Brown, Michele Reday Cook, Linda Elliff, Kim Joy, Marlin Lord, & Tamara Wilkerson
Seven dedicated Board Members showcase their art. View Photo Gallery
The Color Pink The Color Pink
January 2–February 1, 2015 [All Member Show]
Opening Reception: Friday, January 2 from 7pm–9pm
Curator: Betsy Mead
Artists use the color pink to create an artistic statement. View Photo Gallery
Holiday Market Fine Art & Fine Craft Holiday Market 2014
December 5–7, December 12–14, and December 19–21, 2014
Receptions: Fridays, Dec 5 / Dec 12 / Dec 19 from 6–9pm
Coordinator: Tracy Wilkerson
The market offers unique handmade fine arts and fine crafts from local artists (including pottery/ceramics, photography, jewelry, cloth, paper crafts, and glass). Admission is free! Different artists each weekend! View Photo Gallery
The Food Show Nourish & Flourish: The Food Show
November 7–30, 2014 [All Member Show]
Opening Reception: Friday, November 7 from 7pm–9pm
Curators: Cathy Messina, John Messina, and Michele Reday Cook
Art inspired by food—realistic or metaphorical, but worthy of tasting, savoring, chewing, and digesting. During the month of Thanksgiving, we express gratitude for the abundance in our own lives and encourage gallery visitors to make donations of nonperishable food for persons in need. View Photo Gallery
Metamorphosis Metamorphosis
October 3–November 2, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, October 3 from 7pm–9pm
Curators: Kathy Turner and Betty Plummer
A distinct transformative change from one form to another; Featuring the Mask-erpiece Silent Auction View Photo Gallery
Put a Bird on It! Put a Bird on It!
September 5–28, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, September 5 from 7pm–9pm
Curators: Barbara Boehm and Linda Elliff
An exhibit celebrating the art of embellishment View Photo Gallery
Board and Beyond Board and Beyond
August 1–31, 2014 [Board Showcase]
Opening Reception: Friday, August 1 from 7pm–9pm
Artists: John Hiller, Lesley Hall, Stacy Rausch, Eileen O'Brien, Pamela Underhill, Liz Martinez, and Gale Goldfarb
Featuring artwork by four select members of Del Ray Artisans Board of Directors and three incredible volunteers who go "above and beyond" View Photo Gallery
SUITES: Scandalous Uproarous Intriguing Titillating Entablements & Seductions SUITES: Scandalous Uproarous Intriguing Titillating Entanglements & Seductions
June 6–29, 2014 [All Member Show]
Opening Reception: Friday, June 6 from 7pm–9pm
Curator: Tracy Wilkerson
Art to make you laugh, blush... or both! View Photo Gallery
Eyes On the Border Eyes On the Border
May 16–June 1, 2014
Reception: Friday, May 16 from 7pm–9pm
ALACP Curator: David Camero; DRA Curators: Michele Reday Cook and Lesley Hall
In this collaborative exhibit, artist members from Del Ray Artisans (DRA) and Art Latin American Collective Project (ALACP) were invited to explore universal themes from the individual perspective of each artist. View Photo Gallery
T. C. Williams Student Show 17th Annual T.C. Williams Student Art Exhibition
May 2–11, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, May 2 from 7pm–9pm
Curator: T. C. Williams Art Department
Del Ray Artisans and T. C. Williams High School Art Department jointly present the 17th Annual Student Art Show at Del Ray Artisans gallery. The exhibit will feature the work of members of the National Art Honor Society. View Photo Gallery
Digital Art: Reaching the Edge REVOLUTION: Art & Technology
April 4–27, 2014 [All Member Show]
Opening Reception: Friday, April 4 from 7pm–10pm
Curators: Ann Krug and Connie Saunders
Computer-created art, digitally manipulated art, exploring our relationship with technology, art made of electronic parts View Photo Gallery
Portraits of Pop Culture Portraits of Pop Culture (featuring Heads Up)
March 7–30, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, March 7 from 7pm–10pm
Curators: Zade Ramsey and Gordon Thomas Frank
A look at the way pop culture is so pervasive in our society that it distracts from important issues that shape our lives View Photo Gallery
Reincarnations Reincarnations: featuring Artycyclopedia
February 7–March 2, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, February 7 from 7pm–10pm
Curator: Theresa Kulstad
Reborn "discards"—art created from items "saved" or otherwise to be discarded View Photo Gallery
Primary Colors Primary Colors
January 3–February 2, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, January 3 from 7pm–10pm
Curator: Betsy Mead
Art using only the three primary colors (red, yellow, blue) plus black and white View Photo Gallery
Holiday Market Fine Art & Fine Craft Holiday Market 2013
December 6–8, December 13–15, and December 20–22, 2013
Receptions: Fridays, Dec 6 / Dec 13 / Dec 20 from 6–9pm
Coordinator: Tracy Wilkerson
The market offers unique handmade fine arts and fine crafts from local artists (including pottery/ceramics, photography, jewelry, cloth, paper crafts, and glass). Admission is free! Different artists each weekend! View Photo Gallery
Del Ray Dozenz Del Ray Dozen Invitational Photography Show
November 1–December 1, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, November 1 from 7pm–10pm
Curators: Rob Rudick and Jen Chappell
The work of thirteen photographers juried in: John Bordner, Kathryn Brown, Jen Chappell, Candace Clifford, Bill Coyle, Chris Fedderson, Barry Heyman, David Kosar, James Locke, Marlin Lord, Joe Minor, Rob Rudick, and Karen Thuermer. View Photo Gallery
Del-Ray-geous Del-Ray-geous
October 4–27, 2013 [Member Show]
Opening Reception: Friday, October 4 from 7pm–10pm
Curators: Lesley Hall and Dawn Wyse Hurto
Artwork focused on the outrageous, fun, and unique parts of the Del Ray neighborhood and community. View Photo Gallery
Heads UP One Percent
September 6–29, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, September 6 from 7pm–10pm
Curators: Greg Knott and Tamara Wilkerson
The symbolic, political, physical, etc. 1% in our world—giving perspective to things overlooked or unnoticed. View Photo Gallery
Board Showcase Anything Goes
August 2–September 1, 2013 [Board Showcase]
Opening Reception: Friday, August 2 from 7pm–10pm
Artists: Michele Reday Cook, Susan Amber Gordon, Lesley Hall, John W. Hiller, Nora Partlow, Betty Plummer, and Stacy Rausch
Featuring artwork by select members of Del Ray Artisans Board of Directors View Photo Gallery
Music of ART Music In Art
June 7–30, 2013 [All Member Show]
Opening Reception: Friday, June 7 from 7pm–10pm
Curators: Jackie Tury and Paul Tury
Artwork influenced by a particular tune, song, movement or aria. Can you name that tune by the brush stokes in the painting, gems in the necklace, weave in fiber art, or see the movement in clay sculpture? Explore the music in art. View Photo Gallery
Artworks For Good Artworks For Good
May 17–June 1, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, May 17 from 7pm–10pm
Fundraiser/Benefit Closing Reception: Saturday, June 1, 7pm–10pm (Ticket Required)
Curator: Drew Cariaso
The proceeds of the art exhibit go to support Del Ray Artisans mission. Proceeds from the closing reception will be split between Del Ray Artisans and The American Cancer Society in honor of Becky Arnold. View Photo Gallery
T. C. Williams Student Show 16th Annual T.C. Williams Student Art Exhibition
May 3–12, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, May 3 from 7pm–10pm
Curator: Leslie Rousseau of T. C. Williams Art Department
Del Ray Artisans and the T. C. Williams High School Art Department jointly present the 16th Annual Student Art Show at Del Ray Artisans gallery. The exhibit will feature the work of members of the National Art Honor Society. View Photo Gallery
Turn On Your Masters Turn On Your Masters
April 5–28, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, April 5 from 7pm–10pm
Curators: Drew Cariaso and Zade Ramsey
Artists take the opportunity to pay homage to the masters, question the hoopla surrounding particular pieces, and praise, critique, or dish the artist and peers who have influenced them. View Photo Gallery
POWER ART POWER ART
March 1–31, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, March 1 from 7 pm – 10 pm
Curator: Barb Boatman
This juried show features art that has powerful meaning to each artist—revealing familiar things in new ways, evoking emotions, and making statements. View artwork created from non-traditional materials or conventional materials used in new ways. View Photo Gallery
Dot and Dash Dot and Dash
February 1–24, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, February 1 from 7 pm – 10 pm
Curators: Amanda Wright and Colleen Dolinger
Getting back to the basics: dot and dash. Artists interpret the theme Dot and Dash in their unique styles—showcasing two and three-dimensional work that is painterly, graphic, realistic, and abstract. View Photo Gallery
Shades of White Shades of White
January 4–27, 2013 [All Member Show]
Opening Reception: Friday, January 4 from 7 pm – 10 pm
Curators: Betsy Mead and Hillary Mead
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. View Photo Gallery
Holiday Market Fine Art & Fine Craft Holiday Market 2012
November 30-December 2, December 7-9, and December 14-16, 2012
Receptions: Fridays, Nov 30 / Dec 7 / Dec 14 from 6–9pm
Coordinator: Tracy Wilkerson
Now over 3 weekends! The market offers unique handmade fine arts and fine crafts from local artists (including pottery/ceramics, photography, jewelry, cloth, paper crafts, and glass). Admission is free! All artists donate a percentage of their sales to help support Del Ray Artisans. View Photo Gallery
Telling Images Telling Images: juried photography exhibition
November 2–25, 2012 [Members Only Show]
Opening Reception: Friday, November 2 from 7 pm – 10 pm
Curator: Jeanne Tifft
The images shown tell, compel, imply, or suggest some sort of narrative or story: character, place, mood, feeling, plot, past, present, future, each richly implying a story the viewers are induced to imagine from the photographer's visual vocabulary. View Photo Gallery
Sweet 'n Salty Sweet 'n Salty
October 5–28, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, October 5 from 7 pm – 10 pm
Curator: Tracy Wilkerson and Amanda Wright
Artists were asked to "give in to their cravings... let their senses and personal experiences inspire them... push their boundaries" to create dynamic and interesting interpretations of this very tasty and feeling-filled theme. View Photo Gallery
It Runs in the Family It Runs in the Family
September 7–30, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, September 7 from 7 pm – 10 pm
Curator: Michele Reday Cook
Interpreting "family" very loosely, area artists show us their artistic heritage by submitting a collection of their family's artworks. View Photo Gallery
Board Showcase Boarderlines
August 3–September 2, 2012 [Board Showcase]
Opening Reception: Friday, August 3 from 7 pm – 10 pm
Artists: Kathryn A. Brown, Drew Cariaso, Michele Reday Cook, Lesley Hall,
Dawn Wyse Hurto, Nora Partlow

Featuring artwork by six members of the Board of Directors, a silent auction, and take-away art View Photo Gallery
Hot! Hot! Hot! Hot! Hot! Hot!
June 28–July 15, 2012
Show Reception: Friday, July 6 from 7 pm – 10 pm
Curators: Tracy Wilkerson and Tamara Wilkerson
What comes to mind when you 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! View Photo Gallery
Art on the Edge Art on the Edge
June 1–24, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, June 1 from 7 pm – 10 pm
Curators: Betty Plummer and Fareeha Khawaja
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. View Photo Gallery
T.C. Williams Student Show 15th Annual T.C. Williams Student Art Exhibition
May 4–13, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, May 4 from 7 pm – 10 pm
Curator: T.C. Williams Art Department
The Del Ray Artisans and the T.C. Williams High School Art Department jointly present the 15th Annual Student Art Show at the Del Ray Artisans gallery. The exhibit will feature the work of members of the National Art Honor Society. View Photo Gallery
Childhood Memories Childhood Memories
April 6–29, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, April 6 from 7 pm – 10 pm
Curator: David Kosar
Memories are often the inspiration for art. This juried show is all about the artists' childhood. Our memories are endless: a tree, an experience, a trip, a gathering, an animal, a poem, a person or a place that brings you back to a childhood memory. View Photo Gallery
XX: 1992-2012 XX: 1992-2012
March 2–April 1, 2012 [Members Only Show]
Opening Reception: Friday, March 2 from 7 pm – 10 pm
Curator: Kurt Peterson
This juried show opens the door for the best of the past and the present artwork from Del Ray Artisans members on our 20th Anniversary. View Photo Gallery
Love, Politics and Scrabble: The Games People Play Love, Politics & Scrabble: The Games People Play
February 3–26, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, February 3 from 7 pm – 10 pm
Curators: Barbara Boehm and Linda Elliff
This show, juried by Virginia-based painter Moira McQuillen, asked artists to depict any of the numerous games people play in life, whether power, Monopoly, manipulation, poker, Angry Birds, baseball, or gossip. View Photo Gallery
Artist Warriors: Post Apocalyptic Adventure Artist Warriors: Post Apocalyptic Adventure
January 6–29, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, January 6 from 7 pm – 10 pm
Curators: Zade Ramsey, Gorden Frank, and Drew Cariaso
Imagine you are an artist surviving in the landscape of a post apocalyptic world. Artist warriors document this inhospitable world with artwork and the fashions to move through it. The causes of this apocalypse could be real or media created. Why should Hollywood have all the fun? This show is all about letting your inner survivalist and your art warrior imagination go wild. View Photo Gallery
Holiday Market Fine Art & Fine Craft Holiday Market 2011
December 2–4, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, December 2 from 6–9pm
Coordinator: Tracy Wilkerson
The market offers unique handmade fine arts and fine crafts from local artists (including pottery/ceramics, photography, jewelry, cloth, paper crafts, and glass). Admission is free! All artists donate a percentage of their sales to help support Del Ray Artisans. View Photo Gallery
It's All About The Little Things It's All About The Little Things
December 9–18, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, December 9 from 7 pm – 10 pm
Curators: Michele Reday Cook and Sarah Sertic
It's all about the little things. Tiny, diminutive, miniature, but not quite microscopic. Some would say it's a small world—a very small world. The challenge to our artists was to see what they could create in 8"x10" or smaller, in two- or three-dimensional format.
Del Ray Dozenz Del Ray Dozenz
November 4–27, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, November 4 from 7 pm – 10 pm
Curators: Rob Rudick and Jen Chappell
An all-photography, juried show building on the triumphs of past DRA photography shows with expanded participation to "dozenz" of Del Ray Artisans members. This show celebrates photography as a printed medium and highlights the finest photographs members have produced in the last two years. View Photo Gallery
Get Sparked! Get Sparked! Art inspired by writing
October 7–30, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, October 7 from 7 pm – 10 pm
Curator: Amy Souza and Amanda Wright
Join Del Ray Artisans and SPARK: art from writing/writing from art as we embark on an artistic journey that pushes boundaries. This show is unique—all art submitted must be created between July 26 and October 3, 2011 and done in response to a story or poem. View Photo Gallery
 Retakes and Transformations: Art from everyday life Retakes and Transformations: Art from everyday life
September 2–October 2, 2011 [All Member Show]
Opening Reception: Friday, September 2 from 7 pm – 10 pm
Visit us during Art on the Avenue on Saturday, October 1
Curator: Dawn Wyse Hurto
A close look at everyday life—delving into habits, routines, favorite things and surroundings—giving familiar items new life through art. View Photo Gallery
States of Mind States of Mind
August 5–28, 2011 [Board & Beyond Show]
Opening Reception: Friday, August 5 from 7 pm – 10 pm
Artists: Kimberley Bush, Ellyn Ferguson, Lesley Hall, Fransi Kaye, Katherine Rand, Gloria Vestal, and Tracy Wilkerson
Über-volunteers exhibit encaustics with horsehair or raku, dreamlike landscapes, abstract art, figurative works, stained glass, handmade cards, jewelry, mixed media mirrors and more. View Photo Gallery
Made In The U. S. A. Made In The U. S. A.
July 1–22, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, July 1 from 7 pm – 10 pm
Curators: Drew Cariaso and Veronica Barker-Barzel
Del Ray Artisans will be celebrating Independence Day and the month of July with artwork inspired by U.S. people, places and/or things. Artists are asked to create artwork with U.S.-made materials so as to emphasize both the origin of the materials and that we represent a large, important purchasing bloc. The goal of this exhibit is to reflect everything that represents the U.S., including the actual artistic materials themselves. View Photo Gallery
 Drawing Inspiration From The Figure Drawing Inspiration From the Figure
June 3–26, 2011 [All Member Show]
Opening Reception: Friday, June 3 from 7 pm – 10 pm
Curators: Pamela Underhill and Katherine Rand
For hundreds of years artists have used models to understand proportion, structure, movement and the expressive nature of the human figure. Join us for this exciting all-member show as we explore the many ways artwork can reflect our responses to the human form. View Photo Gallery
T.C. Williams Student Show 14th Annual T.C. Williams Student Art Exhibition
May 6–15, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, May 6 from 7 pm – 10 pm
Curator: T.C. Williams Art Department
The Del Ray Artisans and the T.C. Williams High School Art Department jointly present the 14th Annual Student Art Show at the Del Ray Artisans gallery. The exhibit will feature the work of members of the National Art Honor Society. View Photo Gallery
 It's Only Rock 'n Roll, But I Like It! It's Only Rock 'n' Roll, But I Like It!
April 1–May 1, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, April 1 from 7 pm – 10 pm
Curators: Fierce Sonia and Jen Chappell
Del Ray Artisans pays homage to all things rock 'n' roll. This open, all-media juried celebrates the bands, instruments, lyrics, rebellious youth culture and a life style dedicated to glamour and excess. View Photo Gallery
Beyond Form: Expressing Art Beyond Form: Expressing Art
March 4–27, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, March 4 from 7 pm – 10 pm
Curator: Betty Plummer and Fareeha Khawaja
This is an all-media abstract art show spotlighting painting. Sublime or formal, monochromatic or colorful, we'll make art happen so you'll feel the emotion, movement, and meaning that artists express through art whatever the style! View Photo Gallery
Love Letters Love Letters
February 4–27, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, February 4 from 7 pm – 10 pm
Curators: Matthew Tito Cuenca and Tracy Wilkerson
Whether you have it, lost it, want it, avoid it, need it or ignore it; love has made all of us do some pretty crazy things. Love Letters will exhibit a unique juried collection of love-inspired artworks paired up with the artist's love letter to the object of their affection. View Photo Gallery
Baby, It's Cold Outside! Baby, It's Cold Outside!
January 7-30, 2011 [All Member Show]
Opening Reception: Friday, January 7 from 7 pm – 10 pm
Curator: Connie Springer Zabowski and Celeste Zabowski
An art show to celebrate and remember all things good and bad about winter. View Photo Gallery
Holiday Market Fine Art & Fine Craft Holiday Market 2010
December 3–5, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, December 3 from 6–9pm
Coordinator: Tracy Wilkerson
The market offers unique handmade fine arts and fine crafts from local artists (including pottery/ceramics, photography, jewelry, cloth, paper crafts, and glass). Admission is free! All artists donate a percentage of their sales to help support Del Ray Artisans. View Photo Gallery
Celebrating Movement Celebrating Movement
November 26–28, 2010
Only Thanksgiving weekend!
Curator: Tamara Wilkerson
We are celebrating movement! Visual art representing fun/ fast/ movement will be on display, and performing arts activities are scheduled each day. View Photo Gallery
Blue: An Interpretation Blue: An Interpretation
November 5–21, 2010 [All Member Show]
Opening Reception: Friday, November 5 from 7 pm – 10 pm
Curator: Betsy Mead
Blue is a Del Ray Artisans all member show giving the artists an opportunity to test their creative genius in depicting what "blue" means to them. View Photo Gallery
Once Upon a Time Once Upon a Time
October 1–24, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, October 1 from 7 pm – 10 pm
Curator: Amy Souza with Michele Reday Cook
A nostalgic nursery rhyme... A beloved bedtime story... A favorite fable or fairy tale... Let your inner child take a flight of fantasy! Come enjoy this show of imagination brought to life! View Photo Gallery
From Our Perspective From Our Perspective
September 3–19, 2010 [Board Showcase]
Meet-the-Artists Reception: Friday, September 10 from 7 pm – 10 pm
Artists: Kathryn Brown, John Hiller, Paige Ireland, Marlin Lord
Del Ray Artisans (DRA) is pleased to present the 7th annual Board Showcase titled From Our Perspective. The Board Showcase is unique in that Board members are invited to display their works in return for their service to DRA. View Photo Gallery
Gathering of the Legends Gathering of the Legends
August 6–22, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, August 6 from 7 pm – 10 pm
Curator: Nina Tisara
Meet Alexandria's Living Legends of 2009-2010. The exhibition is the culmination of this year's Living Legends of Alexandria program that features 30 of Alexandria's recent history makers. Twelve individuals or teams were selected from among the nominees as the 2009-2010 Living Legends of Alexandria: Chet Avery, Rosalind Bovey, V. Rodger Digilio, Nelson A. Green, Sr., Alice Merrill and Linda Odell, T. Michael Miller, John Porter, Joan and John Renner, David G. Speck, Pat Troy, Lois Walker, and Betty R. Wright. View Photo Gallery
Global Rhythm Global Rhythm
July 2–18, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, July 2 from 7 pm – 10 pm
Curator: Matthew Tito Cuenca
From Paul Gauguin to Amedeo Modigliani, artists have been inspired and entranced by the culture, people, and artistic vision of a foreign land. Whether it's their ethnic technique or the exotic appearance, artwork influenced by a foreign country opens the minds of fellow artists and patrons alike—displaying a visual passport to a new, beautiful and unfamiliar world. This show celebrates that global inspiration. View Photo Gallery
Undecided: A Dialogue Between Artist and Viewer Undecided: A Dialogue Between Artist and Viewer
June 4–27, 2010 [All Member Show]
Opening Reception: Friday, June 4 from 7 pm – 10 pm
Closing Reception: Sunday, June 27 from 5 pm – 7 pm

Curator: Betty Plummer with Michele Reday Cook
Art for this exhibit will be displayed with the titles hidden. Instead, beside each artwork will be a sheet on which viewers may submit their own titles for the works. As work is purchased, the title is revealed and there is an opportunity for the artist to share with the patron the vision that led to the creation of the work. At the closing reception, exhibiting artists will discuss their work—and show the original titles! View Photo Gallery
Amanda Wright, Master Thesis Amanda Wright, Master Thesis
May 21–30, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, May 21 from 7 pm – 10 pm
Curator: Amanda Wright
Finding Beauty reflects how artist Amanda R. Wright responds to her present everyday environment and to the people within it. Through painting and mixed media, flowers, mountains and other symbolically depicted landscape elements, are brought into bold, radiant, multicolored light to tell her story. View Photo Gallery
T.C. Williams Student Show 13th Annual T.C. Williams Student Art Exhibition
May 7–16, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, May 7 from 7 pm – 10 pm
Curator: T.C. Williams Art Department
The Del Ray Artisans and the T.C. Williams High School Art Department jointly present the 13th Annual Student Art Show at the Del Ray Artisans gallery. The exhibit will feature the work of members of the National Art Honor Society. View Photo Gallery
What's Your Bag? What’s Your Bag?
April 2–25, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, April 2 from 7 pm – 10 pm
Closing Reception: Sunday, April 25 from 3 pm – 6 pm

Curator: Theresa Kulstad and Karen Schmitz
You usually don't go from point A to point B without a bag of some sort. Whether you are bringing food home, taking work home, travelling away from home, you are most likely using a bag. This show explores the bag in any form. View Photo Gallery
Women in Art: Body of Work Women in Art: Body of Work
March 5-21, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, March 5 from 7 pm – 10 pm
Curator: Ellyn Ferguson with Vivienne Lukacs and Beverly Hansen
To be a woman is to be many things: goddess, Madonna, healer, friend, siren or saint. And that's the short list. Our all-media show will celebrate the vision, intellect, talent and power of women as creators, patrons and sources of inspiration in the arts. View Photo Gallery
Artioms Artioms
February 5-21, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, February 5 from 7 pm – 10 pm
Curator: Tracy Wilkerson
ARTIOMS: Expressing idioms, clichés and word phrases in art. Artists are being challenged to express their favorite (or not so favorite) idioms, clichés, word phrases or play on words in their artwork. View Photo Gallery
New Work for a New Year New Work for a New Year
January 8-24, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, January 8 from 7 pm – 10 pm
Curator: Richard Wyvill
This exhibit provides local artists a platform to show recent work, which has not been previously exhibited. View Photo Gallery