4 Del Ray Artisans
2704 Mt Vernon Ave, (703) 838-4827
Thurs 12-6, Fri 12-9, Sat 10-9, Sundays 12-6
Thanks For All The Fish: the best artwork by members who contributed exceptional volunteer hours supporting Del Ray Artisans,
Register now for Summer Art Camp! Ages 8-14 spend one week creating art and architecture, followed by a one-day gallery show. All art supplies and snacks are provided. Choose week: July 17-21 or July 24-28. Fee: until June 1-$300/child; after June 1-$325/child. Scholarships may be available upon request. Location: Del Ray Artisans gallery. Please visit for info: DelRayArtisans.org/event/Art-Camp-2017.
Grown Ups Art Camp, June 26 – July 14. A variety of workshops offered for all skill levels. Do you need to develop your artistic focus? Try meditation for artists. Engaging in art but need help with the Business of Art? Workshops on tax information, websites, and other issues. Programs@DelRayArtisans.org. Register online at www.DelRayArtisans.org/GUAC.
Clowning Around, August 4 – 27. Clowns have been subjects of paintings and graphics for centuries. Clowning Around reveals local artists’ inner clowns through art in fun, playful, sadistic, comedic, and tragic ways. Many people are happy clown believers, drawn towards fanciful circus graphics or sympathetic weeping hobo clowns. Others prefer their clowns to be sinister figures lurking in dark alleys.
1 Multiple Exposures Gallery
105 N. Union St., # 312, (703) 683-2205,
Open daily 11-5 pm, 2-9 pm 2nd Thurs.
Thru June 18: Hear Our Voices – Group Show by Gallery Artists. Karen Keating – Roots, June 20 – July 30. Summer Group Show, August 1 -
1 Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery
105 N. Union St, Suite # 29, (703) 548-0935. Open
M-Sun 11-5, Thurs Nights, thru 9 pm.
May 23 – June 25: Flora and Fauna: Plants and animals in fiber; plant life, bugs, landscapes or animals.
Under the Big Top, June 27 thru July 30, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the concurrent Smithsonian Folk Life Festival and its theme: the Circus Arts. Performers are the public face of the circus, but they are joined by poster artists, costume designers, prop designers, riggers, and many others. Janet Barnard focuses on clothing and fashion accessories. Silk is her fabric of choice, as it lends itself beautifully to the many dyeing techniques she uses. Also a weaver, Janet hand-dyes many of the yarns she uses. Paige Garber is inspired by color and the tactile quality of fiber. The versatility of felted wool has had a particular hold on her imagination. Anne Sanderoff-Walker is a weaver. Her newest scarf was designed by using the shape of newly fallen ginko leaves as a design element. Anne is now dyeing the yarns herself, both before and after the textile has been woven.
Summer Fun, August 1-27. The long days of summer evoke leisure—and day dreams. Eileen Doughty loves the concept of “place.” Her training as a cartographer has informed her fiber art, since both require understanding how people view and interpret colors, pattern, and symbols. Lynne Hoffman uses hand-dyed fabric as the base for her collages. Fabric: subtle or vibrant, smooth or coarse, fragile or tough, transparent or opaque. Her collages are made up of pieces fitting together, seemingly haphazard, yet in an ordered, deliberate fashion. Joan Hutten loves experimenting with color and texture, working with a variety of techniques, and manipulating her materials in unconventional ways to create unique and visually beautiful art and wearable art.
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
Images: paintings, prints and ceramics by Avis Fleming in the small exhibition gallery, thru June 28. The large gallery will feature the membership’s work, consisting of silkscreen, intaglio, relief, mono prints,collagraph, and lithography.
Bright: Members group show celebrating the summer, July 1-August 31. 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.