Now Through Dec. 24
<cal2>Holiday Small Works and Silent Auction. Gallery West fills the walls with an eclectic show of small works just in time for holiday gift giving. The display will feature original paintings, sculptures, ceramics, photographs, digital art and jewelry. At Gallery West, 1213 King Street in Old Town, Alexandria. Visit www.gallery-west.com or call 703-549-6006.
<cal1>Now through Dec. 23
<cal2>Artist Jan. E. Moffatt. Featuring the 2010 Blue Door Collection and more. At Art in the Garden at the Historic Manor House, Green Spring Gardens Park, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria. Hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 12 noon-4:30 p.m. Call 703-941-7987, 703-642-5173, www.GreenSpring.org.
<cal1>Now Through Dec. 31
<cal2>Greg Viggiano Photo Exhibit. The exhibit will showcase local digital photography, the Pentagon Memorial, and other selected images. At Firehook Coffee Shop on Union Street in Old Town Alexandria.
<cal1>Now Through May 7
<cal2>Artist Horace Day. "Style and Identity: Black Alexandria in the 1970s, Portraits by Horace Day." The exhibition of more than 30 paintings by Horace Day (1909-1984) features Alexandria street scenes and portraits of African American Alexandrians from the early 1970s. At The Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe Street in the heart of Alexandria’s historic Parker-Gray District. Visit www.alexblackhistory.org or call 703-746-4356.
<cal1>Now Through Jan. 3
<cal2>"Small Works." Fifteen members from the Multiple Exposures Gallery are exhibiting "Small Works." Noting larger than 12x12-inches in film, digital, color and B&W will all be represented. Juror Lenny Campello is an artist, art critic and writer. At Multiple Exposures Gallery, 105 N. Union St., #312, Alexandria.
<cal1>Now Through May 1, 2011
<cal2>Exhibition of Commemorative Wares. Features ceramic wares that reflect the Alexandria community’s keen interest in current and historic events. At the Lyceum, 201 South Washington Street, Old Town Alexandria. Open Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. $2 admission. Call 703-746-4994 or visit www.alexandriahistory.org.
<cl>Stoneware vase by Barbara Gatterdam.
<cal1>Now Through Jan. 2
<cal2>Ceramic Guild Show. Santa is coming to town and the Torpedo Factory Art Center's Scope Gallery has clay creations and stocking stuffers to jingle everyone's bells. Shopping is Monday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with Thursdays open until 9 p.m. At Scope Gallery, 101 North Union Street, ground floor, Studio 19, Alexandria. 703-548-6288 or visit www.torpedofactory.org/galleries/scope.
<cal1>Jan. 3 to Jan. 30
<cal2>Hot Pottery. Clay artists create toasty treats with their kilns for the Kiln Club’s "Snuggling Up: Pots for Comfort Food" show. At the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Scope Gallery, 101 North Union Street, ground floor Studio 19, Alexandria. Call 703-548-6288 or visit www.torpedofactory.org/galleries/scope.htm
<cal1>Now Through Jan. 7
<cal2>The Springfield Art Guild Art Show. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring: 40 works of art are displayed in this exhibition and sale. These works include oil, watercolor, photography, and mixed media. At Godwin House, 4800 Fillmore Ave., Alexandria. Call Donnalynne Lefever 703-644-6677.
<cal1>Now Through Jan. 2
<cal2>Metalwork 2010. Free. Metalwork 2010 is the Washington Guild of Goldsmiths (WGG) biennial show and sale to exhibit their members’ work. At the Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Old Town Alexandria. Visit www.torpedofactory.org or call 703-838-4565.
<cal1>Now Through Jan. 2
<cal2>Molded from Complicated Mixtures. Drawing inspiration from the quirky characters and funky forms produced in plastic toys, Megan Marlatt renders in a classic style paintings that depict the many meanings behind toys. At the Athenaeum, 201 Prince Street, Alexandria. Call 703-548-0035.
<cal1>Jan. 5 Through Jan. 30
<cal2>Gallery West Presents WOW! Works in wax, oil, and wire by new member artists Susan Stayer, Caty Forden, Margret Lindsey, and Sue Lindsey. Meet the artists at their reception on Saturday, Jan. 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. Refreshments will be included. At Gallery West, 1213 King Street, in Alexandria’s Boutique District. Visit www.gallery-west.com or call 703-549-6006.
<cal1>Now Through Jan. 8
<cal2>Eat, Pray, Sea. Photographer Pamela Viola’s Solo Show in conjunction with FotoWeek. Offers a unique perspective on the landscapes and cultures of Turkey and Greece. At Buzz, 901 Slaters Lane, Alexandria. Call 703-466-0179 or visit www.pamelaviola.com.
<cal1>Jan. 7 Through Jan. 30
<cal2>Baby, It’s Cold Outside & Sock It To Winter: Celebrating all things good and bad about winter. Meet the artists reception Friday, Jan. 7, from 7-10 p.m. The all-member show runs through Sunday, Jan. 30. Check out the best works and "sock it to winter" by donating a pair of new socks to benefit the Carpenter's Shelter. Join the Sock Hop Saturday, Jan. 15 from 7-10 p.m., admission: donated pair of new socks. www.TheDelRayArtisans.org or email@example.com.