4 Del Ray Artisans
2704 Mt Vernon Ave, (703) 838-4827
Thurs 12-6, Fri 12-9, Sat 10-9, Sundays 12-6
Through the Looking Glass March 3-26. Del Ray Artisans welcomes the strange, odd, and out of perspective. Artists personalise tumbling down the rabbit hole.
Breaking the Glass Ceiling – The Sky’s the Limit March 31- April 30 reflects on this metaphor of pushing through barriers that prevent reaching goals or breaking boundaries, and only accepting an endless sky. This year Del Ray Artisans celebrates 25 years of inclusive support for artists, with equal access to all.
A New Beginning exhibit thru May 2. Part of Del Ray Artisans Gallery Without Walls program, will delight and awe at VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital, 2660 Duke St, Alexandria
1 Multiple Exposures Gallery
105 N. Union St., # 312, (703) 683-2205,
Open daily 11-5 pm, 2-9 pm 2nd Thurs.
Thru March 26:
Small Anxieties – Photographs by Janet Matthews.
March 28 – May 7: New Work – Photographs by Eric Johnson.
1 Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery
105 N. Union St, Suite # 29, (703) 548-0935. Open
M-Sun 11-5, Thurs Nights, thru 9 pm.
Cosmic Sights and Sounds, through March 19. The show’s contemplative theme comes as the winter night sky’s grand collection of brilliant stars begins to give way to the vernal equinox. Featured artists: Carol Bodin, Mickey Kunkle, and Lynda Prioleau.
3-Dimensional Views, March 21 thru April 23. As befits this season of regeneration and growth, exploration of volume and objects that break out of the 2-dimensional plane serves as the theme for this show. Themed work will focus on sculpture, bas relief, vessels, and the like, executed in fiber or a fiber technique. This show will also highlight the work of three featured artists: Emma Bednar, Gayle Roehm, and Emma Thompson.
Whether for self or gifts, jewelry, sculpture, clothing, and wall pieces are some of the items that will be exhibited.
The area’s first cooperative fiber art gallery has 70 members, some of whom are published, teach and have won awards in the fiber arts. Monthly juried shows include original works in jewelry, scarves, clothing, woven, knitted or crocheted items, handmade paper, wall hangings, fiber sculptures and a variety of other innovative work.
1 Printmakers Inc.
Studio #325, Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St, (703) 683-1342. Daily 11am-5 pm. www.tfpi.org
Judith Coady: solo show in the small gallery. The large gallery features the membership’s work, consisting of silkscreen, intaglio, relief, mono prints, collagraph, and lithography.
Current members: Veronica Barker-Barzel, Anne Buchal, Judith Coady, John Gosling, M. Alexander Gray, Laura Huff, Avis Fleming, Edward McCluney, Norma Pffaf, Patrick Sargent, Priscilla Young.
Printmakers Inc. remains the only group studio dedicated to the art of original hand-pulled prints. Member artists work in a variety of traditional printmaking techniques that include intaglio, lithography, relief, monotypes and screen-printing.
3 Studio Antiques & Fine Art
524 N. Washington St, (703) 548-5188. Open Tues. – Sat., 11-5, Sunday, 12-5.
Area’s most extensive & diverse collection of European & American painting from the 18th to the early 20th century. Over 300 antique paintings beautifully displayed in conjunction with period furniture & accessories in a turn-of-the-century row house in historic Alexandria. Painting subjects include landscapes, portraits, genre scenes, animals, still lives, marines, etc. Everything is properly restored & guaranteed as represented. Painting restoration, picture lights.