Outdoors In (Entries due 2/12/2018)

Cedar Trail by Margaret Wohler
Outdoors In Call for Entry Del Ray Artisans gallery March 2 - April 1, 2018 Digital entries due: Monday, February 12, 2018 by midnight Open to Del Ray Artisans Members and All Local Area High School and College Students Art and nature have been closely linked from the time of cave drawings.  Before the camera was in common usage, what we learned about the nature of things and our environment came largely through the work of artists.  Scientists, explorers and adventurers all recorded...

“Sensorium” Art Exhibit at Del Ray Artisans Gallery

Home by Melanie Bikowski
Exhibit Dates: January 5-28, 2018 Opening Reception: Friday, January 5 from 7-9pm Our senses and the apparatus in our brain—the sensorium—evoke emotional feelings of sympathy, appreciation, or gratitude, or something that is moving, heartwarming, or tender. The connection between our senses and emotions makes contact with our hearts through someone, something, or an event—be it a pat or tap on the head; or the feel of flower petals, hard steel, body parts or smooth glass. The Sensorium art...

$100 and Under (Entries due 10/20/2017)

Ben by Kathy Turner
Del Ray Artisans'  Members Only $100 and Under Call for Entry November 3 – 26, 2017 Digital entries due:  October 20, 2017 by midnight Del Ray Artisans (DRA) is bringing back our popular exhibit from 2015, inviting members to submit their best work — all priced at $100 and under. All media and all themes are welcome. Art that has previously been shown at DRA is welcome in this exhibit. The art will be sold on an art-to-go basis, with buyers taking art home when purchased. For this exhibi...

Captured Beauty (Entries due 8/26/2017)

Artscape 22 by David Heckman
Captured Beauty Call for Entry A Photography Exhibition at Del Ray Artisans gallery October 6 - 29, 2017 Digital entries due: Saturday, August 26, 2017 by midnight Del Ray Artisans and Union 206 Studio are seeking fine art photography that showcases artists’ visions of beauty.  Fine art photography is about how the artist communicates their vision, whether an idea, a message, or an emotion.  This may be something small, like a single word such as symmetry, or it may be a whole statement...

Clowning Around (Entries due 7/24/2017)

Clowning Around by Gordon Frank
Clowning Around Call for Entry at Del Ray Artisans gallery August 4- 27, 2017 Digital entries due: Monday, July 24, 2017 by midnight Clowns have been the subjects of paintings for centuries. Clowning Around is an exhibit that encourages artists to express their inner clown through art in fun, playful, sadistic, comedic, or tragic ways. Clowns have always evoked a variety of emotions from people. Many people are happy clown believers, drawn towards fanciful circus graphics or sympathetic weep...

Del Ray T-Shirt Design Contest (due 5/21/2017)

Del Ray is a State of Mind
Call for Proposals DRCA T-Shirt Design Contest, Del Ray Artisans Members Only Deadline extended to: Sunday, May 21, 2017 by 11:59pm   The Del Ray Citizens Association is looking for T-Shirt Art for its next round of T-shirts. The submissions are open to Del Ray Artisans members only. The subject is open to your interpretation, but any relationship to the Del Ray neighborhood would be appreciated. There is no award or fee associated with this Art, only fame and good feelings for...

Speak Your Mind (Entries due 4/17/2017)

Cassandra by Kathy Turner
Call for Entry Speak Your Mind at Del Ray Artisans Gallery May 5 - 28, 2017 Digital entries due: Monday, April 17, 2017 by midnight They say “a picture is worth a thousand words”-- the theme of this show celebrates the relationship between art and the human mind through the use of art as a form of nonverbal communication. For some, visual images are a platform for advocacy, to share raised awareness of a social cause, or to express a political message.  Art is a means of self-expression...

Breaking the Glass Ceiling – The Sky’s the Limit (Entries due 3/19/2017)

The Sky is the Limit by Heike Gramckow
Call for Entry Breaking the Glass Ceiling - The Sky's the Limit at Del Ray Artisans Gallery March 31 - April 30, 2017 Digital entries due: Sunday, March 19, 2017 by midnight This exhibit reflects on the metaphor “breaking the glass ceiling”, pushing through a tough, not quite invisible barrier that keeps many from reaching their full potential, their dreams beyond a certain level in a hierarchy or in society.  Breaking glass, breaking barriers, reaching beyond traditional boundaries, st...

A New Beginning (Entries due 1/24/2017)

New Beginnings by Eileen O'Brien
Del Ray Artisans' Gallery Without Walls Call for Entry A New Beginning at VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital January 29 - May 21, 2017 Digital entries due: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 by midnight Happy New Year!  What images come to mind when you think of a new start or a new beginning?  Here at VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital, we are giving our building more than just a fresh coat of paint and are thrilled to see how Del Ray Artisans (DRA) artists interpret this theme. As with our prior two co...

Lovers (Entries due 1/20/2017)

Lovers Art Exhibit
Del Ray Artisans' Exhibit Call for Entry Lovers at Del Ray Artisans Gallery February 3-26, 2017 Digital entries due: Friday, January 20, 2017 by midnight Broken hearts, far apart, still together, despite the weather.  “Lovers” will celebrate the spirit of Valentines Day throughout the month of February.  This show features Del Ray Artisans members’ interpretations of affectionate pairings of diverse types. DRA Fundraiser: Artists’ are also asked to contribute handmade cards to be availabl...