<cal2>BUY ART – DO GOOD: Marsha Staiger, Ann Barbieri, Gloria Logan, three Torpedo Factory artists show new work to benefit local community organization ALIVE! (Alexandrians InVolved Ecumenically). Opening reception is Thursday, Nov. 12 from 6-9 p.m. At Studio 322 (3rd floor), Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N Union St., Alexandria, on the Waterfront in Old Town, Alexandria. Call 703-836-8746 or go to www.alive-inc.org.
<cal1>Nov. 12, 13, 15
<cal2>New paintings by Caroline Heald and Marian Van Landingham. At Studio 321, Torpedo Factory Art Center, to benefit ALIVE serving Alexandria's neediest citizens. Opening from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday Nov. 12. Ten percent of sales to go to the faith-based organization.
<cal1>Now through Dec. 31
<cal2>Gallery West Presents: The 30th Anniversary Celebration/Small Works Show
Reception: Nov. 12, 6 – 9 p.m.
Join the members of Gallery West in a month-long celebration of the gallery’s 30th year. The gallery is located at 1213 King Street in Old Town Alexandria’s Boutique District, between Payne and Fayette. Shopping and fine dining are nearby.
The gallery is open from 11 – 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Images of work by the members are on view at the gallery’s Web site: www.gallery-west.com. Call 703-549-6006.
<cal2>Timeless Exhibit with Christopher H. Jones and Kathy Wismar. 1-6 p.m. Two day event features balance between antiques and contemporary art. At Christopher H. Jones Antiques, 210 North Lee Street in Old Town Alexandria. Call 703-795-5017.
<cal1>Now through Nov. 22
<cal2>Artist Teresa Oaxaca Solo Show. Teresa Oaxaca "Classical Drawing and Painting: The Figure" oil paintings and charcoal drawings. Oaxaca is a 2005 graduate of H-B Woodlawn. At the Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, Northern Virginia Community College. Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 703-845-6156.
<cal1>Now through Nov. 29
<cal2>Scope Gallery — Table Talk. Over a dozen Ceramic Guild potters have been creating cups, plates, bowls and other serveware to complete a table and add originality and color to a holiday spread. The show runs now through Nov. 29, Monday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with Thursdays open until 9 p.m.; closed on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26. The gallery is located on the ground floor Studio 19, 101 North Union Street Alexandria. Call Scope Gallery at 703-548-6288 or visit www.torpedofactory.org/galleries/scope.
<cal1>Now through Nov. 29
<cal2>Artist Renee van der Stelt — Projections: Line on Land. Target Gallery’s 2009 Open Exhibition Winner, Renee van der Stelt, will be exhibiting her drawings/sculptures that explore how a drawing can affect and shape space. Reception on Nov. 12 from 6-8 p.m. with artist talk at 7 p.m. At Target Gallery, TFAC, on the Waterfront in Old Town Alexandria.
<cal1>Now Through Dec. 7
<cal2>Tory Cowles’ Solo Exhibit, "Boing!"
In Tory Cowles’ latest series of abstract paintings she strives to incorporate more interactive three-dimensional elements. Her work has always been light, playful, and joyful, but now the work invites the viewer to participate. Cowles is a resident artist at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Opening reception and Meet the Artist on Thursday, Nov. 12, 6:30 –8 p.m. In The Art League Gallery: Daily, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sundays, 12 noon – 6 p.m.; Open Thursdays until 9 p.m.
<cal1>Nov. 12-Dec. 20
<cal2>Heavenly Dialogue: Photographs of Natural Occurrences. New Work by Lucy Herrman. Artist's reception is Friday, Nov. 13, from 5-7 p.m. A portion of the sales from this show will be donated to SHARE of McLean. At 2401 26th Road South, Arlington. Call 703-585-1705. Go to www.DualityContemporaryArt.com
<cal1>Nov. 30 to Jan. 3
<cal2>The Kiln Club Show. Runs Monday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with Thursdays open until 9 p.m. Scope Gallery is located at 101 North Union Street, ground floor Studio 19, Alexandria. Call the Scope Gallery at 703-548-6288 or visit www.torpedofactory.org/galleries/scope.
<cal1>Dec. 8 to Jan. 3
<cal2>Size Matters: Two Shows-Two Jurors. Juried by Peg Koetsch and Brett John Johnson. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily except second Thursdays 2 to 9 p.m. At the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Street, #312, Alexandria. Call 703-683-2205.
<cal1>Dec. 10 to Jan. 4
<cal2>Pamela H. Viola: The One Less Traveled. Opening reception and meet the artist is Thursday, Dec. 10 from 6:30-8 p.m. At the Art League Gallery, 105 North Union Street, Alexandria. Call 703-683-1780 or visit www.theartleague.org.