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2020 Post-Grad Residents

Target Gallery

December 19, 2020 - January 17, 2021

Artist Talk: Friday, January 15, 7pm facebook.com/targetgallery In this group exhibition, Target Gallery spotlights the 2020 Post-Grad Residents, displaying some of their best work they made during their three-month residencies at the Art Center. The 2020 cohort includes artists: Ashley Llanes, Luis A. Navas-Reyes, Fanni Somogyi, and Vi Trinh. Image Credit: Vi Trinh, The Station, 2020. Netart, animation, digital art, sound design.  

Call for Artists: March150 Panel Sales

Target Gallery and The Torpedo Factory Art Center

January 2 - February 7

Description March150, Target Gallery’s annual special exhibition and art sale, returns with all proceeds going to support new exhibitions and programs at Target Gallery and Torpedo Factory Art Center. Eligibility + Participation Open to all! (provided the artwork submitted meets the guidelines). A $15 fee per panel guarantees entry into the exhibition. There is a limit of three entries per artist. Entry fee is non-refundable. You may come in-person* to Target Gallery to purchase the art panels or  you may…

Small Delights

Scope Gallery

January 6 @ 11:00 am - January 31 @ 5:30 pm

Enjoy an up close, personal look at work by artists working in a smaller scale. Trays with crystalline glazes entice you to pick them up for closer study of the minute crystals formed during firing. Vases that that mimic a tree trunk on close inspection might reveal a tiny ladybug crawling up the trunk. It’s the details that make these objects deserve a second look. Featuring the Kiln Club.

Movements, Moments

January 23 - March 7

Virtual Reception + Virtual Exhibition Tour Premiere:  Friday, February 12, 7pm facebook.com/targetgallery Target Gallery presents a new digital and in-person exhibition Movements, Moments. This exhibition aims to create a dialogue on work that focuses on the intersection of art and movement. This is 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…

Portfolio & Outreach Tips for Artists

City of Alexandria Office of the Arts

January 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join a series of free online workshops to support artists, makers, and creative businesses as they adapt to COVID-19.

Embellished Surfaces

Scope Gallery

February 5 @ 11:00 am - February 28 @ 5:30 pm

A smorgasbord of surfaces abound in this show. Scope artists might emboss curlicue designs onto the surface of a slab before building a form while others scratch into the leatherhard surface to create linear details. Glazes are formulated to create crystals while others are layered to create depth. Slip trailing raises from the surface and underglaze painting might tell a story. Featuring the Ceramic Guild.

E-commerce for Artists & Makers

City of Alexandria Office of the Arts

February 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join a series of free online workshops to support artists, makers, and creative businesses as they adapt to COVID-19.

Exhibiting Art Online

City of Alexandria Office of the Arts

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join a series of free online workshops to support artists, makers, and creative businesses as they adapt to COVID-19.

Bowled Over

Scope Gallery

March 3 @ 11:00 am - March 28 @ 5:30 pm

Artist made containers for everything from apples to zucchini casserole. Pasta, salads, mashed potatoes, soup, cereal, apples, and more reveal their culinary splendor when enveloped by a handmade ceramic bowl. Featuring the Kiln Club.

Pricing Artwork

March 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The City of Alexandria's Office of the Arts and Torpedo Factory Art Center are partnering with Latela Curatorial, a D.C.-based full-service art advisory firm, for a four-part workshop series designed to support artists, makers, and creative small businesses as they adapt for COVID-19. Marta Staudinger, founder of Latela Curatorial, leads the free online sessions. Each begins at noon. January 26: Portfolio & Outreach Tips for Artists February 9: E-commerce for Artists & Makers February 23: Exhibiting Art Online March 9: Pricing Artwork Content will…

Checks and Balances

Potomac Fiber Arts

March 17 - April 18

Environmentally Aware

Scope Gallery

April 1 @ 11:00 am - May 2 @ 5:30 pm

Forget the paper and styrofoam plates, bowls and cups and support the environment this month by choosing handmade ceramic items for your table. In recognition of Earth Day 2021 ten percent of April’s sales will be donated to an environmental cause TBD. Featuring the Ceramic Guild.

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Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Telephone: Please use the staff directory
Email: torpedofactory@alexandriava.gov
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Modified Hours for COVID-19

Wednesday - Sunday10 am - 6 pm

Entrance and exit are via sliding doors on the Waterfront and Union Street only. No capacity limit, but masks are required for admittance and social distancing should be observed for the duration of the visit. Check Today’s Hours for expanded information.

Artists maintain their own studio hours. It's best to confirm availability before your visit.

Torpedo Factory Art Center is closed for New Year's Day, Inauguration Day, Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

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Torpedo Factory Art Center is part of the City of Alexandria Office of the Arts, a division of the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities.