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PFAG-Queen of the Big Top


Potomac Fiber Arts

June 13 - July 24

Circuses: clowns, animals, trapezes, jugglers, ringmasters, crowds, sideshows.  Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery: Now in Studio 29!


Summer Art Camp

June 20 - August 19

Unleash your child’s imagination this summer in weekly camps for ages 5 and up!

Maureen image 2016

New Photography by Maureen Minehan – “At Water’s Edge”

June 21 - July 31

Multiple Exposures Gallery is pleased to present new photography by MEG member Maureen Minehan – "At Water's Edge."  The work will be on display June 21 - July 31, 2016.

Enchantment Under the Sea

Scope Gallery

June 27 @ 10:00 am - July 31 @ 6:00 pm

Whether stay-cation or heading to the shore, potters meditate on aquatic relaxation and leisure. Potters riff on fish, invent invertebrates and give the beach top billing. What's washed up and wet is welcome in this show of whales, seabirds, seaweed and driftwood. Don the flip-flops and come see what will a-pier when artists become unmoored in the oceans of imagination. With the Ceramic Guild.

Artist in the Spotlight: Candace Edgerley


July 1 - July 31

Special demonstration on Sunday, July 10 — 1-4 pm. In addition to her line of accesories, Candace focuses on shibori dyed home decors for your summer entertaining.

Novaspace2, Sat Jul 31, 2004, 10:01:41 AM,  8C, 5798x7282,  (202+345), 100%, straight 6 sto,  1/30 s, R75.0, G46.9, B62.7

Generations: Space History in Art

James Dean

July 1 - July 31

It will soon be 47 years since humans first set foot on the moon. To commemorate, realist artists James Dean and Kara Hammond bring together their space related works to celebrate the early days of space travel and exploration, in a small, targeted retrospective.


Post-Graduate Resident Danielle Smith

July 2 - October 1

Danielle Smith’s work is fueled by her personal experiences as an African-American woman. Her figurative paintings tell stories surrounding pivotal life moments leading to identity fragmentation from childhood to adulthood. Check out her work and meet the artist during her Post-Graduate Studio residency from July 2 - October 1.


Not a Box

The Art League

July 5 - July 31

For "Not a Box," an exhibit of installation art, artists transform a dedicated space in the gallery. Brooklyn-based artist Alex Paik is the juror. (Image: Alex Paik, Modular Wall Installation: Right Triangle (Magenta), Installed at ODETTA (2015). Gouache, colored pencil, paper, nails; dimensions variable.)

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New Project Studio: The Silent World

July 5 - July 31

The Silent World: A CRAVE-funded initiative Isabel Cureux developed The Silent World as a way to explore what happens to the creative human mind as we grow older. Inspired by Jacques Cousteau's television series, The Silent World asks people to perform a simple task: Make something that’s never been seen before that you think lives in the deep ocean. In the space, learn about CRAVE, a community micro-granting community dinner developed by the Torpedo Factory Art Center and the Convergence Arts Initiative. About The New Project…

Kathleen Best Gillmann Beach Houses

Kathleen Best Gillmann: “Vision at Water’s Edge”

The Art League

July 6 - August 7

Exhibit dates: Wednesday, July 6–Sunday, August 7 Opening Reception: Thursday, July 14, 6:30–8:00 pm About the artist: Kathleen Best Gillmann, a native of southern Maine, says she found her artist’s voice when she began painting waterscapes inspired by that area. Today, her paintings have expanded to include scenes from Virginia and elsewhere. Gillmann describes herself as “a contemporary realist with a deep love and sensitivity to color, light, and the natural world.” Whether painting in acrylic or oil, Gillmann’s works manage…

Averill Shepps The Rapture

Heated Up


July 6 - July 31

Enamels require high heat in a kiln to adhere the glass powder to the metal.  Come see the effects this heat produces.


Decathect: a verb, July 19 – August 14

July 19 @ 11:00 am - August 14 @ 6:00 pm

First Show for Newly Juried Torpedo Factory Artist One of the Torpedo Factory's newest artists, Richard Greenway, exhibits his paintings at The Associates Gallery (TAG) in his first solo show. The show runs from July 19 through August 14 in studio 311. Decathect: a verb The Associates' Gallery at the Torpedo Factory 105 N. Union Street, Alexandria, VA Studio 311 July 19 – August 14 Open 7 days a week `.   The theme of the show is derived from…

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