Del Ray Artisans Gallery Presents Drips, Lines, Splatters, and Splash: A Celebration of the Washington Color School

By Editorial Team on May 2, 2022

Fri, 06 May 2022 - Sat, 28 May 2022

Genius, After Hours by Barbara Januszkiewicz, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 60 x 3″
Opening: Friday, May 6 from 12pm to 9pm

Drips, Lines, Splatters, and Splash: A Celebration of the Washington Color School is the May exhibit at Del Ray Artisans, now celebrating 30 years as a non-profit fine arts organization in Alexandria. Both representational and abstract expressions of color, line, movement, and sense of space are explored.

The exhibit was inspired by and celebrates the work of Morris Louis, Gene Davis, Jacob Kainen, among other founders and followers of the Washington Color School, a group of abstract painters who formed the movement in the 1950s and 1960s in rebellion against the art establishment of the day. The exhibit is curated by Kelly MacConomy.

The special guest juror is Washington area painter Barbara Januszkiewicz, who studied with two well-known members of the Washington Color School, Paul Reed and Hilda Thorpe. Barbara’s organic abstractions are transcendental, bold and oftentimes colossal, composed with a masterful brushstroke.

“Januszkiewicz’s pictures can resemble Morris Louis’s florals, yet her style is hotter, with a hint of the abstract expressionism the Color School abandoned.” ~ The Washington Post

Gallery hours:

  • First Thursday (Apr-Sept) 12-9pm
  • Thursday 12-6pm
  • Friday 12-9pm
  • Saturday 12-6pm
  • Sunday 12-6pm (closed the last Sunday of the month)

Del Ray Artisans gallery is located in the Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA.

Face masks are recommended while inside the gallery. The gallery is free, open to the public, and accessible.

For more information, please visit or contact the curator and Director of Outreach Kelly MacConomy at