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Spring Seasonal Art Installations

March 2 - June 2

The Torpedo Factory Art Center presents the work of artists Lynda Andrews-Barry and Liliane Blom for our 2019 Spring Seasonal Art Installations. The Spring Seasonal Art Installations exhibition was curated by Anne Burton, who is the Gallery Director at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, MD. The goal of the seasonal art installations is to activate public space for visitors with  site-specific and immersive public art. We rotate exhibitions throughout the year to keep the artwork fresh and constantly evolving. Liliane Blom…

2019 Emerging Artists

Target Gallery

April 10 - June 5

Target Gallery presents a new yearly exhibition featuring the work of 4 emerging artists to spotlight new talent and the up-and-coming artistic innovators of the D.C. metropolitan area. The selected artists this year include: Kate Gorman, Kim Sandara, Madeline A. Stratton, and Sean Sweeney.

2019 Friends of the Torpedo Factory Mentorship Program Exhibition

April 20 - June 2

Torpedo Factory Art Center presents  2019 Friends of the Torpedo Factory Mentorship Program Exhibition. Every year, the mentorship program offers this opportunity to high school students from TC William High School and West Potomac High School to be paired with a Torpedo Factory artist as their mentor. During the course of the program, the artist mentors oversee and guide their mentees with their art projects, help develop new art skills, and provide artistic career advice. This program offers a way…

5” x 7” Postcard Show

Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

May 3 - June 3

Environmental Elements

Potomac Fiber Arts

May 21 - June 23

Our artists and their creations are influenced by environmental elements such as air quality, noise, climate, fish and wildlife migration routes, and unique animal species – the list goes on and on. Themed work is eligible for recognition by the jurors. Non-themed work is also exhibited.

Abstract v Realism

Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

June 3 - July 8

Julia Kwon: More Than A Body

Target Gallery

June 14 - August 4

In this competitive opportunity, one artist is selected by a jury panel for an opportunity at a solo show. Interdisciplinary artist Julia Kwon creates paintings, sculpture, and textile art that explore reductive representation, othering, and objectification, particularly in relation to ethnicity and gender. Kwon was chosen from nearly 130 artists from across North America. The jury panel for this opportunity was: Sandy Guttman, DC-based independent curator; Michael Matason, Gallery Manager of DC Arts Center; and Terence Nicholson; DC-based artist.

Labyrinths and Mazes

Potomac Fiber Arts

June 25 - July 28

Labyrinths and/or Mazes lead us on surprising journeys. Sometimes one is led to success and sometimes one hits a dead end. Our members have pushed their paths and have come up with wonderful results. Themed work will be eligible for recognition by the jurors. Non-themed work may also be exhibited.

Abstract v Realism

Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

July 11 - July 19

Some Like It Hot

Potomac Fiber Arts

July 30 - August 25

Our artists and craftpersons are influenced by the weather and the beautiful colors of the summer season. Themed work will be eligible for recognition by the jurors. Non-themed work may also be exhibited.


Target Gallery

August 9 - September 22

Opening Reception: Friday, August 9 Exhibition Juror: Ellyn Weiss, DC-based artist and curator Exhibition Summary: Target Gallery invites artists working in all visual media to submit to Habitats. In this group exhibition, Habitats will explore the relationship between humans and nature creating a dialogue on the impact that we make on the earth and our environments. This exhibition is open for applications through Sunday, April 28th. See more info at: torpedofactory.org/artopps  

Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association Artist of the Year 2019 Solo Show​

Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

August 22 - September 30
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