Now Through May 16
<cal2>Virginia Celebrates Women. At Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery, Alexandria, www.potomaccraftsmengallery.com
<cal1>Now Through May 16
<cal2>Gallery Exhibit. Inspired by Teresa Pollak's "Grace Street in the Spring." At Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery, Alexandria, www.potomaccraftsmengallery.com
<cal1>Now Through May 20
<cal2>Works by Artist Maria Hock. At the Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Call 703-339-4610.
<cal1>Now Through May 30
<cal2>WomanMade. Part of the Minds Wide Open celebration of women in the arts. Lillian Fitzgerald, curator and art consultant, chose 28 artists’ work from more than 400 artists who had applied submitting over 1200 images for her review. She chose work that provided a small window into the art being made by women today. Reception to meet the artists and hear the juror speak on Thursday, May 13, 6-8 p.m. Also a special dance performance by Karen Reedy Dance will follow the juror talk at 7:30 p.m. At the Target Gallery.
<cal2>Second Thursday Art Night. 6-9 p.m. Free. The Torpedo Factory celebrates women in the arts with opening receptions for exhibits featuring women artists in Target Gallery and The Art League Gallery and a modern dance performance by Karen Reedy Dance exploring the various stages of womanhood. At the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Visit www.torpedofactory.org; 703-838-4565
<cal2>In the Genes? Free. Torpedo Factory artists explore the possibility of a "creative gene" with this building-wide exhibition that celebrates the family bond. Mother's Day reception is May 9 from 1-4 p.m. At the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Open Daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Open Thursdays until 9 p.m. Visit www.torpedofactory.org; or call 703-838-4565.
<cal1>Now Through May 23
<cal2>Above the Curves: A ceramic celebration of women through earthy forms. Curves are presented in clay art as Washington Ceramic Guild potters embrace womanly organic forms with delicate and intricate clay detailing. At the Torpedo Factory Art Center's Scope Gallery. The gallery is located on the ground floor Studio 19, 101 North Union Street Alexandria. Hours are Monday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with Thursdays open until 9 p.m. Call Scope Gallery at 703-548-6288 or visit www.torpedofactory.org/galleries/scope and www.vamindswideopen.org
<cal1>Now through June 10
<cal2>To Point B: New Work by Frank Phillips. At Angie Newman Johnson Gallery, Episcopal High School, 3900 W Braddock Road, Alexandria. Gallery hours: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment. Call 703-933-4135 or www.episcopalhighschoool.org.
<cal1>May 5 to June 6
<cal2>You Are Here by Susan LaMont, contemporary realism artist. The show features four large works that examine the relationship between people and their increasingly complex environments. Reception is Saturday, May 8 from 5-7 p.m. Second Thursday reception is May 13 from 6-9 p.m. At Gallery West, 1213 King Street, Alexandria. Visit www.gallery-west.com or call 703-549-6006.
<cal1>May 6 Through June 7
<cal2>Teresa Oaxaca, "Classical Realism: New Works."
Teresa Oaxaca, a 2005 graduate of HB Woodlawn and resident of Arlington, will have her recent paintings featured at The Art League Gallery, inside the Torpedo Factory in Old Town Alexandria, in her solo exhibit. Opening Reception: Thursday, May 13 from 6:30-8 p.m. Gallery Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, 12 noon-6 p.m. Open Thursdays until 9 p.m. Exhibitions and events are free and open to the public.
<cal2>Anatomical Art Exhibit. Dissection and illustration are as old as da Vinci and just as relevant today to animators and game artists who strive to create realistic characters. The Art Institute of Washington collaborated with the Howard University Medical school on this unique project. At the 1820 Gallery, 1820 North Fort Myer Drive Arlington. Hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays.
<cal2>Metamorphosis. Free. Artworks reflect change, discovery, growth, alteration, or modification; work which suggests personal, physical, emotional, or spiritual transformation. The exhibit features sculpture, paintings, mixed-media, and photography showcasing the diversity of artistic talent found in the Washington DC area. Opening reception is Friday, May 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. Presented by Convergence and Mount Vernon Baptist Church. At the Gallery at Convergence, 1801 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria. Call 703-998-6260.
<cal1>May 14 Through June 13
<cal2>"Piece by Piece Figurative Collage." Collage artist Megan Coyle makes art from recycled magazines. At the age of 23, Coyle has developed a technique where she takes ordinary magazine pages and turns them into works of art. Her first major solo exhibition will be shown at the Fisher Gallery in the Schlesinger Arts Center in Alexandria. The opening reception is on Saturday, May 22 from 3 to 5 p.m., with an artist talk at 4 p.m. The exhibition includes several 18x24-inch collage works on paper.
<cal1>Now Through May 9
<cal2>Cedric Williams' Nostalgia and Dereliction. The hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday and during performances. At the Schlesinger Center Margaret W. & Joseph L. Fisher Gallery, at the Alexandria Campus of Northern Virginia Community College. Visit www.schlesingercenter.com.
<cal2>Figure Drawing Workshop: Focus on Line. 2-5 p.m. Cost is $12/members; $16/non-members. Lines from loose to precise, lines that give mass to your figures, lines that give life to your drawings, and minimal lines that make your drawing look finished will be explained and demonstrated in this workshop. At the DRA Gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Contact Katherine Rand at 703-836-1468 or DRA.LifeDrawing@gmail.com.
<cal1>Now Through May 16
<cal2>Minds Wide Open: Virginia Celebrates Women. Jewelry, sculpture, clothing, and wall pieces are some of the items that will be exhibited. At Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery, in Studio 18 of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 North Union Street in Old Town Alexandria. The gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., except on Thursdays when it is open from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
<cal1>May 14 Through June 13
<cal2>Megan Coyle's Piece by Piece: Figurative Collage. Opening reception is Saturday, May 22 from 3-5 p.m. At the Schlesinger Center Margaret W. & Joseph L. Fisher Gallery, 3001 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria. The Gallery Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.
<cal1>May 21 to May 30
<cal2>Finding Beauty Show. Opening reception Friday, May 21 from 7-10 p.m. This is Virginia Commonwealth University student Amanda R. Wright’s Master of Interdisciplinary Studies Thesis Exhibition. Details and hours at www.TheDelRayArtisans.org. At the Del Ray Artisans Gallery at the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria. Visit www.TheDelRayArtisans.org or contact Amanda R Wright, 703-501-6838 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
<cal2>Art and Hors d'oeuvres. 6-7 p.m. Free. Monthly art receptions with Torpedo Factory artists. The public is invited to meet the artists whose work is on display and enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres during the monthly receptions. At Morrison House, 116 South Alfred Street, Alexandria.
<cal1>May 28-July 4
<cal2>Bucky-Art Project. A temporary outdoor art exhibit that pays homage to the scientific mind of R. Buckminster Fuller and his creation of the Geodesic Dome. Part of the Crystal City BID's ARTFUL Program.
<cal1>June 2-July 4
<cal2>A Day at the Beach or Accidental Models. Paintings by Linda Bankerd. reception and light refreshments on Saturday, June 12 from 5 – 8 p.m. At Gallery West, 1213 King Street in Old Town Alexandria. The gallery is open 11 – 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, as well as until 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 12, for the monthly Second Thursday Art Walk. Call 703-549-6006.
<cal2>Female Shorts: Film and Video Showcase. Torpedo Factory Art Center's Target Gallery & The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, www.torpedofactory.org. See www.vamindswideopen.com for more.
<cal1>Now Through June 7
<cal2>Crown Me! Capital Pool Checkers Club. Photos by Peggy Fleming and Musings; new work by Suzanne Quinlan. At Multiple Exposures Gallery in the Torpedo Factory. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
<cal1>Now Through June 20
<cal2>Avis Fleming Shoreland-Farmland. In addition to her work as a painter and printmaker, Avis also makes ceramics, in collaboration with her husband, Paul Hodge. At the Oerth gallery, 420 S. Washington Street, Alexandria. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday 12 noon to 5 p.m. Call 703-836-3784 or email: email@example.com.
<cal1>Now Through June 27
<cal2>Paintings of the Potomac Valley Watercolorists -- Green Spring Gardens Show. Free. At Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria. Call 703-642-5173.
<cal1>Now Through June 30
<cal2>Art in Hand. 10 a.m. Free. The art show will feature original artwork by Art in Hand students aged 18 months – 5 years. At the Durant Community Arts Center, 1605 Cameron Street, Alexandria.
<cal1>July 2-July 18
<cal2>"Global Rhythm." Open call for any 2D and 3D art done in any medium — drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, photography, etc. — inspired by a specific locale. A minimum of three pieces must be submitted. Entries are due Friday, May 28. At the Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria. Visit www.TheDelRayArtisans.org or contact Matthew Tito Cuenca, Curator at 703-768-1726 or GlobalRhythm@matthewcuenca.com.