Looming Before Us, a juried show at the Potomac Craftsmen Fiber Gallery, opens in Studio 18 of the Torpedo Factory, on Oct. 17. Jewelry, sculpture, clothing, and wall pieces are some of the items that will be exhibited. The show runs through Nov. 12. Gallery hours at Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and weekends, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit www.Potomaccraftsmengallery.com.
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.
Art in City Hall, a bi-annual juried exhibition, Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and second Saturday of each month, 9 a.m.-noon through March 23, at Alexandria's City Hall, 301 King St.
Yuri Kokoyanin will have open studio shows at the Von Brahler Ltd. Gallery, 1437 Powhatan St., Nov. 18 and 19, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Contact Bob Murray at 703-798-8686.
Jan Moffat will have art displayed at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Art will be displayed through Dec. 26.
Art Exhibit. On Nov. 18-19 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Empowered Women International and Exit Signature Realty sponsor "Art Out Loud," an exhibit featuring Alexandria artist Eric Nelson. Includes over 50 original pieces of art. Hosted at Exit Signature Realty office, 3139 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Free. Visit www.artoutloud.com for more.
The annual Del Ray Artisans' Fine Art & Fine Crafts Holiday Market will be held at 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Dec. 2-3. There will be up to 20 different artists present. There will be a special evening Preview Reception Dec. 1, 7-10 p.m. A bake sale will be held in conjunction with the Market. Call 703-838-4827 or visit www.thedelrayartisans.org.
Gallery West will hold it’s annual "Small Works and Holiday Gala" show from Nov. 8-Dec. 3 at 1213 King St., Alexandria. The show features a variety of original art work for sale by its members in various media including oil and acrylic paints, watercolors, collage, photography and more. Visit www.gallery-west.com for more information.
The Del Ray Artisans will have their annual "Del Ray Dozen" Invitational Photography Show from Nov. 10-26 at at the Del Ray Artisans, located in the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. The exhibit features the work of thirteen photographers. For more information visit www.thedelrayartisans.org.
"Peace Pieces" opens on Sunday, Nov. 5, at the Athenaeum Gallery, located at 201 Prince St., in Old Town Alexandria. This show includes all new works by local artist Marta Sewall, including a variety of mixed media pieces. The works abstractly depict patterns taken from the earth and various global cultures. The show will run through Dec. 17. The gallery will be closed on Nov. 23 and 24 as well as Dec. 2. For more e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.nvfaa.org or call 703-548-0035.
Painter Jane Hahler’s solo-artist exhibit, Color in the American Townscape, will be shown in The Art League Gallery, in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria, from Nov. 9 – Dec. 4. Hahler’s rich, moody landscapes capture the intimacy of small town America. The Art League Gallery hours are Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday noon–5 p.m. Free. Call 703-683-1780.
Springfield Art Guild is holding its annual art show and sale from Nov. 6-Jan. 16, 2007 at River Farm, 7931 E. Boulevard Drive, Alexandria. The exhibit features original artwork by members of the Springfield Art Guild and juried by Trudi Van Dyke. For more information contact Darlene Kaplan, President, at 703-922-4175.
A Woman’s Story Gallery will open a new exhibition "Reflections" featuring the art and journey of Israeli-American artist Regina Margarita Barker-Barzel at 1307 King St., Alexandria. The exhibition showcases over 25 oil on canvas paintings that will be on display at A Woman’s Story Gallery from Nov. 8-Dec. 16. Free. Visit www.ewint.org for more.
The Alexandria Black History Museum hosts a new exhibit, Serving With Distinction: African Americans in Alexandria Public Safety, at the Museum, 902 Wythe St. The exhibit will be on display at the Museum through Dec. 31. Serving with Distinction honors the "trail blazers," black men and women who integrated Alexandria's public safety departments. The exhibition recalls the adversities African Americans faced and conquered; the personal and professional fellowship that emerged among the Fire, Police, and Sheriff's Departments; and the professional and personal involvement in community outreach they maintained during their careers. The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Call 703-838-4356.