There will be a gallery talk Thursday, April 13, at 7 p.m. for Biloxi on My Mind and White Sands, concurrent photography exhibits at the Multiple Exposures Gallery of the Torpedo Factory, 105 S. Union St., whichh run through May 1. The exhibits feature the work of Karen Keating and Paul Matthai, respectively.

The Torpedo Factory Artists Association holds a jury for artists interested in qualifying for studio space in the center. After a rigorous review by an independent panel of judges, those artists who have been accepted into the association have their work on view in Target Gallery through April 15 as part of the Newly Juried Artists Exhibition. The Torpedo Factory is located at 105 S. Union St. Call 703-838-4565, Ext. 4 or visit

The Target Gallery hosts Not to Scale, an exhibition investigating scale and the perceptions of size April 19 through May 28. The show will be juried by David C. Levy, former director of the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. and the Parsons School of Design in New York City. There will be an opening reception Sunday, April 23, 3-6 p.m.

Photo collage by Judith L. Smith is displayed in the show Crossings, the first exhibit for Gallery West’s reopening in Alexandria at 1213 King St. The show runs April 20-May 22, with an opening reception April 22, 4-7 p.m. and another reception at the Old Town Art Walk, May 11, 6-9 p.m. Contact the artist at 202-233-2127 or, or visit

New Works opens on Sunday, April 23, at The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St.

This show includes all new works by local artist Sheep Jones, featuring her interpretation of organic botanicals, insects, fish and other natural figures in contemporary forms.

Jones is a Maine native who teaches watercolor at The Art League School in Alexandria and the Washington Glass School in Washington, D.C.

There will be an opening reception 4-6 p.m. April 23, and the show runs through June 4.

“Rites of Spring,” the spring all-member show of the Del Ray Artisans, runs through April 23 at 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday.

Free. Visit or call 703-838-4827.

“A Golden Spring,” an exhibit of photography and mosaic featuring the work of Steven Halperson, Nina Tisara and Gene Sterud, runs at the Durant Center through April 27.

Leslie G. Rousseau presents her thesis show, “From the Edge” at the Del Ray Artisans, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., April 28-30.

Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday Free. Visit or call 703-838-4827.

The Enamelists Gallery displays Painterly Technique in Studio 28 of the Torpedo Factory, 105 S. Union St., through April 30.

The Kiln Club’s Juried Annual Show is held in the Scope Gallery of the Torpedo Factory, 105 S. Union St., through April 30.

The Potomac Craftsmen’s April show, “Rock , Scissors, Paper” highlights paper in many forms including vessels, jewelry, wall hangings and other items. Through April 30 in Studio 18 of the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St.

Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, until 8 p.m. the second Thursday of each month. Visit or call 703-548-0935.

Size Places — Single File, a show by award-winning printmakers in Studio 325 of the Torpedo Factory, 105 S. Union St., through April 30.

The All-Media Membership Show: Emphasis on Sculpture of the Art League Gallery in Room 21 of the Torpedo Factory, 105 S. Union St., runs through May 5.

“Glimpse into Paradise,” an art exhibit featuring the photography and painting of Judith Kovacsy, will be on display at River Farm, 7931 E Boulevard Drive, through May 15.

“The Civil Rights Movement in Virginia,” a traveling exhibition sponsored by the Virginia Historical Society, explores the Civil Rights Movement and its aftermath in Virginia.

The exhibit will be on display through July 10 at the Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday.

Free. Visit or call 703-838-4356.

Art at City Hall, a juried exhibition sponsored by The Art League, the Del Ray Artisans and the City of Alexandria is on display Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., through July 21.

Fort Ward Museum, 4301 W. Braddock Road, exhibits “Off the Pages of Godey’s: A Guide to the Domestic Sciences” through the end of 2006. Admission is free. Call 703-838-4848.