4 Del Ray Artisans
2704 Mt Vernon Ave, (703) 838-4827
Thurs 12-6, Fri 12-9, Sat 10-9, Sundays 12-6
Breaking the Glass Ceiling – The Sky’s the Limit thru 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 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.
3-Dimensional Views, 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.
Singing the Blues, April 25 thru May 21. The blues—a musical genre, a mood, what we perceive when we see light with a wavelength between 450 and 495 nanometers. Blue has myriad associations. It offers as many facets to explore as this show’s theme, whether in visualizing the feel of its namesake music or as the color blue, with all of its meanings. This show will also highlight the work of three featured artists: Beverly Baker, Joanne Bast, and Laura Savage.
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
Patrick Sargent will be having his solo show ECHOES OF SERVICE: Personal Narratives and Community Resiliences in the small exhibition gallery. The large gallery will feature 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.