</b> The City of Alexandria invites design submissions from architects, landscape architects, artists, students, and the general public to memorialize and honor the 1,800 individuals—who escaped slavery by fleeing to Alexandria during the Civil War—that are buried in Contrabands and Freedmen’s Cemetery. The three-acre site is located at the southwest corner of Church and South Washington Streets in Alexandria. Submissions are due Friday, April 25. Information and criteria for the design are available at alexandriava.gov/freedmens. Submissions must be mailed to Lee Center, Attention: Design Competition, 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria, VA 22314.
The Del Ray Artisans Spring Art Sale is scheduled for Saturday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Spring Sale is held outside in Colasanto Park, adjacent to the gallery. This is a chance for all Artisans to show and market their work. Each participant gets a 10’ x 10’ space, and most use a tent, though it is not required. The fee is $35 plus a donation of 10 percent of sales; 15 percent with use of DRA credit card processing with a signed DRA contract. Spaces are awarded on a first come-first serve basis, and spaces for some media are limited. For further information contact: Rob Rudick, 301-270-2323, email@example.com.
<b>New and Upcoming Exhibits
</b> The Kiln Club at Scope Gallery in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St., is holding its “Annual Juried Show” from April 7 through May 4. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org or 703-548-6288.
Gallery West, 1213 King St., presents “Painted Places Near and Far” by Helen Dilley Barsalou from April 2 through May 4. See images from France, Italy, Portugal and US. Free. 703-549-6006.
Ruth Baja Willams and Jane Andrle Gillette exhibit “Seasons of Friendship, Poems and Paintings” April 1 through April 30 at Cameron Perks Coffeehouse, 4911 Brenman Park. Free. Artist Jane Gillett created the artwork to hang next to poems by Ruth Williams. Free. 703-765-1748 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
<b>Closing: Last Chance
</b> River Farm presents “The Wonders of Nature” through March 31. Features a variety of artists from Gallery West including photography, watercolor, oil and more. Call 703-768-5700 ext. 112. All works are for sale.
See “Spirit of Del Ray” through March 30 at Del Ray Artisans Gallery, Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. Free. Visit www.thedelrayartisans.org or 703-838-4827. Part of the Centennial of the Town of Potomac.
Annemarie Feld will exhibit “Leather & Glass” at Fiberworks Studio 14 in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. through March 31. See a variety of wearable art including belts, bags and more. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org.
</b>Art Whino, 717 N. Saint Asaph St., presents “Texas Made” through April 4. Spotlight is on 10 emerging artists from Texas. Free. Visit www.artwhino.com or 703-462-4135.
Target Gallery presents “The Five Senses” through April 6 in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. The artwork in the exhibit incorporates two or more senses. 703-838-4565 ext. 4, email@example.com or visit www.torpedofactory.org.
Gallery West presents “New Abstract Paintings” by Paula Lantz through April 6 at 1213 King St., 2nd Floor Gallery. Visit www.gallery-west.com or 703-549-6006.
Gallery West presents “Spring Members' Show” through April 6 at 1213 King St., 2nd Floor Gallery. Visit www.gallery-west.com or 703-549-6006.
The Art League Gallery in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St., presents Darren Smith’s solo exhibit “Reality Remixed” through April 7. Features a variety of photo mosaics. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org or 703-683-1780 for more.
The Art League Gallery in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St., presents “La Femme: Celebration of an Icon” juried by Sarah Tanguy through April 7. Features art dealing with complex roles of women. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org or 703-683-1780 for more.
Artist Kim Stenberg will show her recent work in acrylics in a two-month exhibition at the Horticultural Center at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road through April 27. The opening reception is Sunday, March 30, from 1-3 p.m. Works included in the exhibition are landscape and floral paintings on paper and canvas.
See “Canvas Garden II” by Marni Maree through April 28 at Green Spring Gardens Park Horticultural Center, 4601 Green Spring Road. See watercolors painted on canvas. Visit www.marnimaree.com or 703-642-5173.
Alexandria Commission for the Arts now displays works by local artists at Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, at 5005 Duke St. Sculptures by Tatyana Schremko Schriempf are now enjoyed by visitors to the Central Library. For information on the Alexandria arts community or to learn about the Alexandria Commission for the Arts programs and services, call 703-838-6348 or visit www.alexandriaarts.com.
Exhibit of “Authentic Affordable Art” in the Adams-Byrd Gallery inside the Mount Vernon Antique Center, 8101 Richmond Highway, through April. The current exhibition includes paintings, drawings, and original prints from the late 1800s through the late 1900s. Call 703-819-4512.
The Artists’ Undertaking Gallery, 309 Mill St., in Historic Occoquan, presents “Art on the Edge,” an exhibit of works of art by wood turner, Patrick O’Brien of Alexandria. The exhibit runs April 8 through May 5. 703-494-0584 or at www.theartistsundertaking.com.
The Art League Gallery presents “Interaction” by Amy Lin from April 10 through May 5. Located in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org or 703-683-1780. See wood art by Alexandria resident Patrick O’Brien April 8 through May 5 at Artists’ Undertaking Gallery, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. Free. Visit www.theartistsundertaking.com or 703-494-0584.
See “She Was, Is, Will Be” at the Schlesinger Center Fisher Art Gallery, 3001 N. Beauregard St. from March 17 through May 9. Art is by Elissa Farrow-Savos. Free.