<b>New and Upcoming Exhibits
</b> The Alexandria Commission for the Arts announces a "Call to Artists" for the creation of the 2007 Alex Awards. Artists are asked to submit a proposal for up to five art pieces. All proposals must be submitted to the Alexandria Commission for the Arts’ office, 1108 Jefferson St., by the close of business on Wednesday, June 20. To receive a "Call to Artists" form or request further information visit www.alexandriacommissionforthearts.org, call the Commission’s office at 703-838-6348, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
In recognition of the 400th anniversary of Jamestown, the exhibition "Jamestown, Establishing English America" is now open at The Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum, 201 S. Washington St. Many rare books are featured, including a copy of "Lucilentissima" by Johann Schöner. Museum visitors will also see a first edition of Captain John Smith’s account "The History of Virginia," published in 1624 and featuring the first map showing the name and location of the Jamestown Colony. It will be open through Labor Day. For more information, contact The Lyceum at 703-838-4994 or visit www.alexandriahistory.org.
The Kiln Club presents "Fired Up," an exhibition of pottery and ceramic art created using a variety of firing tecniques from July 2-July 29 at Scope Gallery at the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org and visit Scope Gallery.
12th Anniversary Show with Karen Ovington from July 13-22 at Arts Afire Glass Gallery, 1117 King St., Alexandria. Ms. Ovington is a glass bead jewelry artist. Receptions will be held on July 20, 21, and 22. 703-838-9787.
<b>Closing: Last Chance
</b> Alexandria artist Nancy Freeman will exhibit some drawings and paintings done in soft pastels in "Freeman and Friends-Exploring Pastels" through June 23 at Vienna Arts Center, 115 Pleasant St., Vienna. Free. Visit www.viennaartssociety.org or 703-319-3971.
</b>Through June 28, visitors at River Farm, 7931 East Boulevard Drive can view the floral artwork of Russian artist Nikolai Antuychin, which ranges in style from the traditional realistic mode of the Moscow School of Art to the Russian Impressionists. Nikolai Antuychin's artwork will be displayed in the main house at River Farm, which is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Contact Trish Gibson, AHS Events Manager and Curator of Buildings, at 703-768-5700 ext. 114 or email@example.com.
See the Potomac Valley Watercolorists exhibit new works for sale through June 28 at Green Spring Gardens Park , 4601 Green Spring Road. Visit www.potomacwatercolorists.com for more.
Come see O-Sushi! through June 30, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Printmakers, Inc. Studio #325. 105 N. Union St. Linocuts capturing the sophistication of this elegant Japanese cuisine in vivid color and captivating patterns, created by printmaker Lauren Miko. 703-683-1342.
See "City, Town and Land" by Richard Whiteley, on display through July 1 at Gallery West, 1231 King St. The exhibit draws inspiration from local town and country as well as New York’s Central Park. Visit www.gallery-west.com.
See the enamellists blend transparent enamel and opaque enamels to produce works on display in "Enamels for the House" through July 1 at Enamelists Gallery Studio 28 in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org or 703-836-1561.
Peggy Feming and Karen Keating present silver gelatin prints in "Lila" and "CUBA-Stopped in Time" through July 1 at Multiple Exposures Gallery Studio 312 in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org or 703-836-1561.
See "Paint Alexandria" on display through July 2 at the Art League Gallery in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. The exhibit is juried by Lenny Campello and highlights works from instructors and members. Visit www.torpedofactory.org.
See "Gladiolas" by Carol Elizabeth Kennedy at the Art League Gallery in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St., through July 2. The exhibit is a mix of drawings and paintings of large-scale floral portraits. Free. Visit www.theartleague.org or 703-683-1780.
Washington Glass Guild Juried Show through July 6 at Arts Afire Glass Gallery, 1117 King St., Alexandria. Reception held at the Arts Afire Glass Gallery on Saturday, June 9 from 5-8 p.m. 703-838-9787.
See pieces of collaboration in "Plays well with others" through July 8 at Potomac Craftsmen Fiber Gallery Studio 14 in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org or 703-836-1561.
See the Del Ray Artisans exhibit "Wish You Were Here" through July 8 at the Del Ray Artisans gallery, 2704 Mt. Vernon Ave. The exhibit celebrates experiences from travel, including paintings, photographs, ceramics and more. 703-820-6195.
Alexandria artist Marilyn Milici’s watercolors will be on exhibit through July 9 at the Artists’ Undertaking Gallery, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. The exhibit "Sands in Time," has paintings depicting the sands of Egypt. Visit www.artistsundertaking.com or 703-494-0584.
See Connie Slacks exhibit "A Splash of Red" through July 22 at Target Gallery in Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Connie was named the Artist of the Year and this is her solo exhibit. Free. Her paintings are about space, movement and control. Visit www.torpedofactory.org for more.
See "Citizen Artist," a mixed media exhibition and artists' graduation ceremony, from June 22-July 20 at A Woman’s Story Gallery, 1307 King St. The exhibit showcases 15 women who participated in entrepreneurial art business training. Free. Visit www.ewint.org for more.
Rosemary Luckett’s exhibit "Icons" will be on display through July 31 at Fiberworks in Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. The exhibit explores qualities common to every woman and goddess figures throughout history. Visit www.torpedofactory.org for more.
See "A Son and His Adoptive Father: The Marquis de Lafayette and George Washington." The exhibition, showing at Mount Vernon through Aug. 5, is accompanied by an illustrated publication with a foreword by the French Ambassador to the United States. Admission fees, which include access to the entire estate, are $13 for adults; $12 for seniors; $6 for youth ages 6-11; and free for children ages five and younger.
Come see The Bi-Annual Art in City Hall Juried Exhibition through Sept. 14. Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and the second Saturday of each month from 9 a.m.-noon. Located in City Hall, 301 King St., Alexandria. Presented by The Art League, The Del Ray Artisans, The Torpedo Factory Artisans Association, and Springwater Fiber Workshop with the City of Alexandria.
Minnie Howard School students will have "A Thousand Words" photography exhibit on display through September at City Hall, 301 King St. Visit www.acps.k12.va.us/mhs/a1000words to view images on line.
See 18th century items on loan from local resident Loring G. Starnes through October at Carlyle House Historic Park, 121 N. Fairfax St. The pieces selected include maps, paintings, prints ivory and silver. Contact Carlyle House Historic Park at 703-549-2997 or e-mail CARLYLE@nvrpa.org
See Civil War drawings by soldier, artist, and musician William Lydston, Jr. through March 1, 2008 at Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site, 4301 W. Braddock Road . William Lydston, Jr. was a professional artist who lied about his age to join the Union army. For more information, call 703-838-4848.
</b> Empowered Women International is now offering workshops being taught this summer at A Woman's Story Gallery, 1307 King St. Workshop subjects include henna painting, jewelry making, creative writing, poetry as a healing art and creating a vision board. Visit www.ewint.org/workshop_f.htm or contact Katie McLaughlin at 703-778-6310 or firstname.lastname@example.org.