Art in Meditation – the Chakras Art Exhibit at Del Ray Artisans Gallery @ Del Ray Artisans
Jun 6 – Jun 30 all-day
Art in Meditation – the Chakras Art Exhibit at Del Ray Artisans Gallery @ Del Ray Artisans

“Art in Meditation – the Chakras” (June 6-30, 2019) features area artists interpreting the chakra energies. The exhibit, juried by contemporary artist Jeff Erickson, will have an associated Art-To-Go marketplace and special events, First Thursday June 6 and Well Ray June 22. Opening reception Friday, June 7, 7-9 pm, and summer solstice reception Friday, June 21, 7-9 pm. View exhibit at Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria.

Notes of Color / Washington Sculptors Group Exhibition @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum
Jun 6 @ 12:00 pm – Jul 21 @ 4:00 pm
Notes of Color / Washington Sculptors Group Exhibition @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum

The Washington Sculptors Group, in partnership with the Athenaeum and the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association (NVFAA) presents Notes of Color, juried by Mollie Berger Salah, Assistant Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, National Gallery of Art.
Notes of Color explores the materials of both the painter and the sculptor as inspired by the unique multi-media practice of Hilda Shapiro Thorpe (1919–2000). Color Field painter-turned-sculptor, Thorpe was a fixture of the Alexandria and Washington, DC arts scene. Her studio was on the third floor of the old “Why Not” store on the corner of King and Lee Streets for over thirty years. The Athenaeum, located on the same block as Thorpe’s former Old Town Alexandria studio, is a suitable exhibition space for DC area sculptors to explore color and materials within their artistic process, just as Thorpe did. Thorpe’s work demonstrates her lifelong interest in the visual and visceral properties of color, a trait she shared with her contemporaries such as Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, and Anne Truitt. While the study of color remained a constant throughout her career, it was her bold use of conventional and unconventional materials that set her apart from other artists of her time. Not only an abstract expressionist and color field painter, Thorpe was a sculptor using a wide variety of materials such as balsa wood, piping, sheet metal, and gauze. She later worked in textiles and handmade paper works. Thorpe’s practice is a challenge to artists today who wish to push the boundaries of how they use materials while retaining one of the most critical elements of artmaking: color.

Open to the public and free, gallery hours are Thursday-Sunday, from 12-4 PM.

2019 Solo Exhibition: Julia Kwon @ Target Gallery
Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 4 @ 6:00 pm
2019 Solo Exhibition: Julia Kwon @ Target Gallery

In this competitive opportunity, one artist is selected by a jury panel for an opportunity at a solo show. Interdisciplinary artist Julia Kwon creates paintings, sculpture, and textile art that explore reductive representation, othering, and objectification, particularly in relation to ethnicity and gender. Kwon was chosen from nearly 130 artists from across North America.

The jury panel for this opportunity was: Sandy Guttman, DC-based independent curator; Michael Matason, Gallery Manager of DC Arts Center; and Terence Nicholson; DC-based artist.

2019 Youth Summer Art Camp at Del Ray Artisans @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Jul 15 – Jul 26 all-day
2019 Youth Summer Art Camp at Del Ray Artisans @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery


2019 Youth Summer Art Camp at Del Ray Artisans!

Choose Week: July 15-19 or July 22-26 from 9am-3pm daily. For Ages 8-14 years old

Register now for the 2019 Del Ray Artisans Youth Summer Art Camp! Youth ages 8-14 years old are invited to spend a week with professional art staff at Del Ray Artisans learning a variety of art skills while creating a multitude of artistic objects! Art Camp is a one-week experience where campers use all kinds of materials and draw inspiration from a myriad of seasoned professionals.

Register for week one (July 15-19, 2019) or week two (July 22-26, 2019). Camp is Monday through Friday, 9am to 3pm daily, and costs $300 per child until June 1. After June 1 the fee is $325 per child. Scholarships may be available upon request. All art supplies and snacks are provided. Thank you to Oriental Trading for sponsoring camp art supplies and to Spring2ACTion donors for sponsoring scholarships. For more information and registration forms, please visit:

There will also be a special, one-day only, gallery show on the Saturday following camp (July 20 for week one campers and July 27 for week two campers) to show off students’ work. The reception is from 1-3pm and is a great chance for campers, family, and friends to talk to the camp coordinators and other students about their experience.

Art Camp and the gallery show will be at Del Ray Artisans gallery in the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301. The facility is accessible.

For inquiries, please contact the Director of Youth Programs, Suzan Ok, at or the Office Manager at

Del Ray Artisans, founded in 1992, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote art for the benefit of artists and the community.

Del Ray Artisans (DRA) appreciates the continued support from the City of Alexandria, Alexandria Commission for the Arts, Virginia Commission for the Arts, and National Endowment for the Arts. DRA is a 501(c)(3) organization.

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