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Target Gallery Exhibitions

Movements, Moments

Deadline: October 30 (11:59 EST)
Exhibition Dates: January 23 – March 7
Juror: Eames Armstrong

Target Gallery invites artists to submit their work for consideration to a new digital and in-person exhibition “Movements, Moments”. This exhibition aims to create a dialogue on the intersection of art and movement. This can be represented as physical movement as visual expression, such as dance or performance-based work, or movement represented conceptually, such as exploring the idea of growth or the passage of time. This is an all-media group exhibition with filmed performance-based work and video work encouraged.

This exhibition will be presented both on a digital platform and physically in the gallery space.

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About the Juror

Eames Armstrong (she/they) is an interdisciplinary artist and arts organizer. Recent solo and two-person exhibitions include Redux Contemporary Arts Center (Charleston, SC), RhizomeDC, Sense Gallery (DC), and Flashpoint Gallery (DC). Eames has performed at High Zero Festival of Experimental Improvised Music (Baltimore), Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery (Chicago), Torpedo Factory Art Center (VA), and many other exhibition spaces, noise fests, and basements. In 2016, Eames was the Emerging Curator at VisArts in Rockville, MD, and a fellow in the pilot program of Halcyon Arts Lab in DC. Eames was the 2017-2018 Curatorial Fellow in Queer Art Mentorship (NYC). Currently based in Brooklyn, Eames works at ISSUE Project Room, a nonprofit organization dedicated to experimental performance. Eames received an MFA from the George Washington University in 2016, and a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2010.



Studio and Residency Opportunities

2020 Studio Application

Phase I Deadline: Wednesday, September 30

The Torpedo Factory Art Center invites artists and artist groups to apply for available open studios. The leases will begin on December 1, 2020, and end on March 31, 2022, with the possibility of renewal.

The application is in two phases: Phase I takes place first and only after passing Phase I will artists be invited to submit to Phase II.

Eligibility: Visual artists over age 21. Those who have received a default notice or notice that they may not lease/sublease in the future from the City of Alexandria via the U.S. Postal Service are ineligible to apply.

Applying as a group or individually:  Artists may apply as a group or individually for a studio. A studio is granted to the application. The Art Center does not pair artists together. Groups of up to four artists may apply together. If accepted, additional artists may be eligible to sublease in the studio. An artist may apply only once, not in multiple applications.

For information on available studios and application instructions, please review the Application and Guidelines carefully.

Rent is subsidized by the people of the City of Alexandria to $16.39 per square foot per year. This is inclusive of utilities, common area maintenance, staffing, etc. Further information about studio sizes, minimum hour requirements, and other details are available via the Guidelines below.

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Contact: Brett Johnson
Call: 703-746-4577
Email: brett.johnson@alexandriava.gov

About the Jurors

  • Maria del Carmen Montoya, MFA
    The George Washington University Corcoran School of the Arts and Design
    Assistant Professor Sculpture and Spatial Practices and Director of Graduate Studies
    M.F.A. in Fine Arts and Social Practice, Studio Arts Program
  • Reginald Pointer
    Howard University
    Interim Chair, Associate Professor and Coordinator of Ceramics
  • Rex Delafkaran
    Hamiltonian Gallery
    Exhibition Director and an interdisciplinary artist and curator
  • Maria Karametou
    George Mason University School of Art
    Associate Professor, Director of Drawing

Michaela Japec, 2019 Post-Grad Resident.

2021 Post-Graduation Residency Program

Deadline: Friday, October 30

The Torpedo Factory Post-Graduation Residency is a competitive juried program that provides meaningful support and a three-month term solo studio space. This residency is open to recently-graduated students who earned a bachelor’s or master’s art degree from an accredited university. The program is unique for addressing the critical post-graduation juncture in an emerging artist’s career, offering an opportunity for professional development, and a chance to define their independent work process outside of the academic context. Submissions are open for both recently graduated art school students in the region and nationwide, provided artists submit proof of their residence in the D.C. metropolitan area.

Residents receive studio space and public presentation opportunities, including an artist talk and participation in a culminating curated exhibition in the Target Gallery, the contemporary exhibition space for the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Residents are active and equal participants in the Art Center’s unique creative community. Residents benefit from engagement with local, national, and international artists.

Residency Terms: January – March, April – June, July – September, October – December

• Completion of BFA or MFA from an accredited University within the past 1-3 years.
• As this residency does not provide accommodations, artists must live in the D.C. metropolitan region and must provide proof of residency before official acceptance into the program. D.C. metropolitan region for this purpose is defined as living within 40 miles or less than one hour’s commute distance from the Art Center as you will be expected to be in the studio for public studio hours at least 24 hours a week at minimum. You must also have a reliable means of transportation

See guidelines and review application for residency requirements and other information.

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About the Juror
Juror to be announced

Contact: Leslie Mounaime
Call: 703-746-4584
Email: leslie.mounaime@alexandriava.gov

Art in Common Spaces

Site 2 & 3 Galleries

For more information about these spaces please read the overview and requirements here.

For questions:

Contact: Leslie Mounaime
Call: 703-746-4584
Email: leslie.mounaime@alexandriava.gov

Public Arts Grants & Opportunities

The City of Alexandria’s Office of the Arts provides grants for nonprofit arts organizations as well as individual artists. See all current opportunities and online applications here.

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