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” Art Exhibit at Del Ray Artisans Gallery

Periodic at 475 by Monica Hokeilen
Exhibit Dates: February 2 - 25, 2018 Opening Reception: Friday, February 2 from 7-9pm The Art2 (Art Squared) exhibit at Del Ray Artisans gallery explores the synergy of art with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This show runs February 2-25, 2018, and overlaps with National Engineering Week and includes workshops to engage STEM-interested public of all ages. Come see how creativity drives the mind to explore and inspires scientists to ask questions and search for un...

“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...

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...

“$100 & Under” Art Exhibit at Del Ray Artisans Gallery

$100 and Under postcard
Exhibit Dates: November 3 - 26, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, November 3 from 7-9pm Our popular $100 & Under exhibit from 2015 returns, featuring art by Del Ray Artisans member artists priced at $100 or less. This is a great chance to directly support the arts in your community at pocketbook-friendly prices. Please join us at the opening on Friday, November 3 from 7-9pm to meet the curators and many of the artists. The art will be sold on an art-to-go basis, with buyers taking art hom...

Twisted Masterpieces Auction at Port City Brewing Company benefits Del Ray Artisans

Twisted Masterpieces
Save the Date: Thursday, September 28 from 6-9pm Del Ray Artisans continues its 25th Anniversary celebrations this year with a special auction event called Twisted Masterpieces at Port City Brewing Company. There will be a live auction of found & rejuvenated furniture and a silent auction of original art pieces. Join Del Ray Artisans for this evening of art at Port City Brewing Company (3950 Wheeler Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304) on Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 6-9pm. The live furnit...

“Captured Beauty”: A Photography Exhibition at Del Ray Artisans Gallery

Artscape 22 by David Heckman
Exhibit Dates: October 6 - 29, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, October 6 from 7-9pm Del Ray Artisans and Union 206 Studio present Captured Beauty photography exhibition, which showcases artists’ visions of beauty as fine art. While there is no universal definition, fine art photography is about how artists communicate their vision, whether an idea, a message, or an emotion. The camera is merely a tool to make an art piece that reveals the artist’s vision and produces a more personal – typicall...

“Childhood Passions” Art Exhibit at Del Ray Artisans Gallery

Childhood Passions by Karen Laurie Thomas and Pat Stacy
Exhibit Dates: September 1 - October 1, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, September 1 from 7-9pm What were you passionate about as a child that you don’t have much time for now? We’ve all had childhood dreams and passions. Things that we did that brought us complete joy without anyone telling us to do it. We did it instinctively because it was playful, fun, and made us feel alive. As we grow up, we tend to lose touch with the ability to play like a child and the experience of doing things for th...

“Clowning Around” Art Exhibit at Del Ray Artisans Gallery

Clowning Around by Gordon Frank
Exhibit Dates: August 4 - 27, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, August 4 from 7-9pm Clowns have been the subjects of paintings and graphics for centuries. Clowning Around is an exhibit that reveals local artists’ inner clowns through art in fun, playful, sadistic, comedic, and 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 weeping hobo clowns. Others prefer their clowns to be s...