May 4 to May 29
<cal2>Laura A. Clerici and Dennis Crayon. New Members Show. Laura Clerici is a Byzantine iconographer. Dennis Crayon uses color and position to convey Modernist composition with a classical painting technique. Meet the Artist’s reception is Saturday, May 21 from 5 to 8 p.m. Visit www.gallery-west.com or call 703-549-6006.
<cal1>May 5 to June 6
<cal2>Baa-merica! Icons Revisited. Leslie Blackmon’s Solo Exhibit of Fiber Sculpture. She has created intricate crochet sculptures of sheep posing as American popular culture icons. A Meet-the-Artist’s reception is Thursday, May 12 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. At The Art League, 105 North Union Street, Alexandria. Call 703-683-1780 or visit www.theartleague.org
<cal2>Spring Open House: Flora & Fauna. 6 to 9 p.m. Free. Artful flora and fauna abound with a festive garden party at this year’s annual Spring Open House. At the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Call 703-838-4565, www.torpedofactory.org.
<cal2>St. Paul’s Art Show. Exhibit hours are Friday, May 6 from 1 to 8 p.m.; Artist’s reception, 5-8 p.m.; Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, May 8 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. At St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, 228 South Pitt Street, Alexandria.
<cal2>Fifteen T.C. Williams High School students selected as this year’s National Art Honor Society inductees will exhibit their work at Del Ray Artisans. Many of these students will continue their art studies at the college level, and much of the work on exhibit was featured in their winning college admission portfolios. Come celebrate these rising stars at an opening reception on Friday, May 6, 7-10 p.m. Visit www.thedelrayartisans.org.
<cal2>Alexandria Art Market. Your monthly dose of art in the heart of Del Ray. Grand opening of second season is May 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. At Colasanto Park in Alexandria. Free and open to public. www.TheDelRayArtisans or DRA.AlexandriaArtMarket@gmail.com to apply.
Call for Instructors for Art Camp 2011 (7/25-7/29). Projects should combine educational elements with hands-on and engaging opportunities for creativity and relate to a current or historic craft founded in cultural tradition. Ages 8-14. www.theDelRayArtisans.org.
<cal1>Now Through May 15
<cal2>The Nest Project. What does home mean to you? This project is a four-part endeavor that enlists the help of a dozen local D.C. area art groups, Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia, and the Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association. Outdoor nest installations are created by local DC arts groups. All nests will be composed primarily of natural renewable resources like leaves, twigs, and driftwood, but could also contain recycled materials. Torpedo Factory Artists’ In-Studio Nests – Through May 15. Indoor Community Nest sponsored by Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia – Through May 15.
<cal1>Now Through May 15
<cal2>Artist Linda L. Anderson. Dimensional Landscapes: New Perspectives of our Natural World. At the Schlesinger Center’s Margaret W. & Joseph L. Fisher Gallery, NVCC Campus, Alexandria.
<cal1>Now Through May 29
<cal2>Seen and Unseen/Joanna Knox. Since 2003, Knox has explored the connections between people and spaces through her large format color photographs of abandoned spaces. At the Athenaeum Gallery, 201 Prince Street, Alexandria. Call 703-548-0035 or nvfaa.org
<cal1>Now Through May 30
<cal2>Kiln Club Show. Scope Gallery potters at the Torpedo Factory Art Center have created one-of-a-kind pieces to offer this Spring season. At the Scope Gallery, 105 North Union Street, Ground Floor Studio 19, Alexandria. Call the Scope Gallery at 703-548-6288 , visit www.torpedofactory.org/galleries/scope.htm and www.kilnclubwdc.com
<cal1>Now Through June 5
<cal2>Two Visitors Exhibit. Photography by Laurie Sand and Colleen Spencer Henderson. At Multiple Exposures Gallery at the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union Street, Studio 312, Alexandria. Call 703-683-2205.
<cal1>Now Through June 18
<cal2>Four Seasons: A Photography Exhibition. Opening reception is Saturday, May 21 from 5 to 8 p.m. Exhibition by photographers Fred Eberhart and Joseph Romeo at Broadway Gallery, 5641B General Washington Drive, Alexandria.
<cal1>Now Through June 26
<cal2>Paintings of the Potomac Valley Watercolorists. Opening reception is Sunday, May 1 from 1 to 3 p.m. At Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria. Call 703-642-5173.
<cal1>Now Through July 31
<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.