Gallery Openings and Events

Del Ray Artisans Present Women’s Right to Vote: 100 Years Since the 19th Amendment

A Hooded Intellect #2 by Amy Kitchin Hower.

Viewing: Friday, November 6 between 12-8pm

The Women’s Right to Vote: 100 Years Since the 19th Amendment exhibit at Del Ray Artisans celebrates the achievements of women in the U.S. over the past 100 years, since the historic ratification of the 19th Amendment, which ensured that the right to vote could not be denied based on sex. This amendment also led the way to more social equality and social reform.

This art exhibit features the work of Del Ray Artisans members, local area high school students and 2020 graduates. Artwork explores the suffrage movement beginning in the 1850s, the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 60s, and the struggle that continues into present day. Progress is achieved in incremental steps, and the movement towards total equality in America continues. The year 2020 marks an unprecedented time of turmoil in U.S. history. One hundred years after the ratification of the 19th Amendment, and in the midst of a world-wide pandemic, a presidential race, social justice demonstrations, and economic recession, lift your voice and vote.

Cash Artist Awards will be presented online by Elizabeth Bennett-Parker, Vice Mayor of Alexandria in both the high school and members categories. Special contributions towards these awards provided by the Kiwanis Club of Alexandria, Community Partner McD Mateos, and the curators.

Reserve a ticket now for a half-hour viewing on opening day: Friday, November 6, 2020 between 12-8pm. The gallery capacity is limited to 10 people at any one time in order to facilitate social distancing. Please wear a face mask and maintain 6′ of personal space. For tickets, visit womens-right-to-vote.eventbrite.com

The Women’s Right to Vote: 100 Years Since the 19th Amendment exhibit runs November 6–28, 2020 at Del Ray Artisans gallery in the Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301. Gallery hours are Thursday & Friday 12-6pm, Saturday 12-4pm. The gallery will be closed on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 26). The gallery is free, open to the public, and accessible.

For more information, visit DelRayArtisans.org/event/womens-right-to-vote or contact the curators: Amy Kitchin Hower (alkitchin.dc@gmail.com), Karen Schmitz (kschmitzart@gmail.com) and Drew Cariaso (druamaart@comcast.net).

Del Ray Artisans is located at 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA.