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Post-Graduate Resident Samantha Sethi

Torpedo Factory Art Center

April 2 - July 1

Meet artist Samantha Sethi (American University MFA '16), our spring resident in the Post-Graduate Studio (Studio 12) from April 2 - July 1.

Better than Brunch: Mother’s Day Originals

Scope Gallery

May 1 - May 29

If Mom is yearning for more than eggs beni in bed and wants something classier than the classic chocolates and flowers, give her original keepsakes handmade from ceramic artists. Potters make vases for floral tokens year round, trinket boxes for treasures, presentation platters and brilliant bowls to brag about. With the Kiln Club

A Flowering of Possibilities


May 2 - May 29

A beautiful array of flower power as well as trees and landscapes, all in enamel.

Fundred Dollar Bill Project

Torpedo Factory Art Center

May 8 - June 30

So far nearly half a million people have created and shared their unique Fundred Dollar Bills. Visit the New Project Studio (Studio 8) to create your own and display it on the wall with other Fundreds from the community.

Hear Our Voices! – Photography of Protest

Multiple Exposures Gallery

May 8 - June 18

This has been a year of unprecedented civic action in response to the politically charged atmosphere pervading the country.  In gatherings large and small, spanning the political spectrum, Americans have always exercised their rights to free speech and assembly to influence those in power. In Hear Our Voices!, the photographers of Multiple Exposures Gallery have focused their vision on the theme of protest, past and present.  The exhibition presents photographs that celebrate those who have taken to the streets to make…

Lesa Cook: Gods, Heroes, and Fools

The Art League

May 10 - June 4

Cook explores include man’s impact on the environment and his inseparable relationship with nature.

Flora and Fauna

Potomac Fiber Arts

May 23 - June 25

Inspiration: Plants and animals in fiber; plant life, bugs, landscapes, animals

Searching for the Divine in Contemporary Islamic Art

The Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

May 26 - June 19

Searching for the Divine in Contemporary Islamic Art, an exhibition of paintings by newly juried Torpedo Factory Artists' Association member Ahmed Ansari, will be on display in TAG (Gallery 311) from May 26 - June 18. Apprehension and misunderstandings abound when discussing Islam and Muslims. This exhibit extols the beauty and simplicity of some of the basic tenets of the Quran and names of God rendered in traditional Islamic calligraphy interpreted in abstract forms. The paintings are meant to break…

Glitch: An Exploration of Digital Media

Target Gallery

May 27 - July 9

Reception: Thursday, June 8 | 6 - 8 pm | Juror Talk 7 pm  Target Gallery, the contemporary exhibition space of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, presents Glitch: An Exploration of Digital Media, an exhibition that explores emerging technological and interactive media in art. This exhibition will highlight new media art such as digital, 3-D printed, website, glitch/gif, and video art. The juror for this exhibition was Adriel Luis. We are pleased to announce the following participating artists: Jill Burks, Cambridge,…

Art on the Vine: Art Auction & Wine Tasting Party

May 30 - June 9

A 10-day online art auction that culminates in a festive, global wine tasting party.

Classic Wedding Whites

Scope Gallery

May 30 @ 10:00 am - July 2 @ 6:00 pm

Tidy the whites with fresh-from-the-oven snowy ceramics. They blend with anything, present glowing silhouettes and have a spotless reputation as the perfect wedding, anniversary and engagement gift. With the Ceramic Guild

Below the Waves — Featuring the Work of Tova Shpantzer


May 31 - June 25

This show highlights the work of local enamelist Tova Shpantzer.

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