Proposal for 2019 Art Exhibit (due 7/1/2018)

Game of Thrones (detail) by Kathy Turner
Call for Proposals 2019 Art Exhibits at Del Ray Artisans Gallery Proposals deadline: Sunday, July 1, 2018 by midnight Del Ray Artisans is currently soliciting show proposals for next year’s calendar. Del Ray Artisans strives to offer exhibits that reach a broad and diverse audience, encourage artistic development, and represent a wide variety of art forms. The show proposal committee will review all proposals and make recommendations to the Board for final approval. Questions may be email...

Seeking 2018 Summer Art Camp Administrator

Welcome to Art Camp
Application Deadline: February 16, 2018 Del Ray Artisans (DRA) is excited to announce a vacancy for our 2018 Summer Art Camp Administrator. We are seeking a visionary organizer to plan and manage two, week-long Summer Art Camps this July, geared to students ranging from 3rd to 9th grade. July 16-21 and July 23-28, 9am–3pm daily Gallery shows July 21 and 28 (open to the public from 1-3pm) Compensation: $2,800 base The Camp Administrator role assumes leadership and supervision of the camp...

Atomic Dog (Entries due 4/23/2018)

Nama-Stay by Sarah Chittenden
Del Ray Artisans’  Members Only Atomic Dog Call for Entry May 4 – 27, 2018 Digital entries due:  Monday, April 23, 2018 by midnight Sponsored by The Dog Store of Del Ray, Del Ray Artisans is accepting submissions for Atomic Dog, a show for dog lovers and artists of all breeds. Artistic expressions of canines and their characteristics of all kinds are welcome, whether realistic or abstract. This show will include, but not be limited to, photography, painting, sculpture, and inventive mixe...

A Touch of Magic (Entries due 3/26/2018)

A Touch of Magic by Veronica Barker-Barzel
Call for Entry ~ Open to All Area Artists A Touch of Magic April 6–29, 2018 Digital entries due:  Monday, March 26, 2018 by midnight Magic is what we believe it is. We can see it as subtle or bold, complex or simple. Magical inspirations can vary with culture, age, beliefs, experience, physiology, and even pharmacology. We can suspect that magic created that special moment of connection, that fulfilled dream, that rare experience, the unexpected beauty, or that amazing phenomenon others ...

Reinvention (Entries due 2/26/2018)

Del Ray Artisans Members Only Gallery Without Walls Call for Entry Reinvention at VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital March 4 - June 10, 2018 Digital entries due: Monday, February 26, 2018 by midnight We’re partnering with the VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital again! The Animal Hospital has just completed a major renovation, working with the strong bones of their original structure to reinvent the hospital to better serve their clients. So for our next Gallery Without Walls show, we challenge a...

Open Life Drawing Sessions – 2018

Drawing by Katherine Rand
Looking for a chance to hone your figure drawing skills? Del Ray Artisans offers a range of open life drawing sessions for just this purpose. Both nude and clothed models are featured. 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 from our live models. We don't supply easels but you are welcome to bring your own if you want to use one. Please no acrylics or oils. Pastels, watercolor and in...

Art Squared (Entries due 1/15/2018)

Periodic at 475 by Monica Hokeilen
Art2 Call for Entry Del Ray Artisans gallery February 2 - 25, 2018 Digital entries due: Monday, January 15, 2018 by midnight Creativity drives the mind to explore: it inspires the scientist to ask questions and search for understanding; it leads the engineer to new solutions and inventions; it pushes the artist to new levels of expression. Mathematics has its own beauty (like Euler’s identity), and principles of symmetry, geometry, and measurement are often used in creating beautiful art...

Sensorium (Entries due 12/20/2017)

Home by Melanie Bikowski
Sensorium Call for Entry Del Ray Artisans gallery January 5 - 28, 2018 Digital entries due: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by midnight Our senses and the apparatus in our brain 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 p...

Del Ray Artisans’ 22nd Annual Fine Art & Fine Craft Holiday Market

Holiday Market 2017
First 3 Weekends in December 2017 December 1-3, December 8-10, December 15-17 Join us the first three weekends in December as Del Ray Artisans’ 22nd Annual Holiday Market offers unique handcrafted fine arts and crafts from local artists. As always, the artists are presenting a variety of media, including botanical drawings, fiber/textiles, glass, jewelry, mixed media, mosaics, painting, paper crafting, photography, pottery/ceramics, sculpture, watercolor, wood turning, and more! Different arti...

Del Ray Artisans’ 2018 Wall Calendar

2018 Wall Calendar
Pre-order now through early November! Keep track of your 2018 dates with a calendar featuring artwork by Del Ray Artisans members! The calendar showcases 45 pieces of art from 44 local artists. Three to four artworks are highlighted each month. The wall calendar comes pre-printed with Del Ray Artisans events, community events (from Del Ray Business Association, Del Ray Community Association, and more), national holidays, and major religious holidays. Pre-order the calendar now for just $1...