Working artists + Open studios

The Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association (TFAA) is a professional artist community with over 275 members, all selected through an independent jury process. Membership includes artists working in a variety media, and is comprised leaseholding artists working on site in open studios at the Torpedo Factory Art Center and over 150 Associate Members working across the Washington DC region and beyond. Members are dedicating to working with the visiting public and the cultural community in the promotion and appreciation of the visual arts. 

How do I become a TFAA Member?

Artists working in all art and fine craft media (including ceramics, textiles, jewelry, sculpture, glass, photography, video, etc.) are welcome to apply for membership to the TFAA. Applicants must go through the annual jury process in order to be considered for membership. Upon acceptance, an artist becomes an Associate Member of the Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association. To learn more about the membership process, please visit the Jury page.

Why join the Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association?

The Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association (TFAA) has been a leader in the professional artist community for over 40 years. All of our members are selected through a rigorous jury process, ensuring that every TFAA member is a highly skilled artist. Membership in our community provides:

  • Networking and professional development opportunities
  • Marketing and publicity, including co-op advertising
  • Connections to shows, awards, and special projects
  • Immediate eligibility for exhibitions in Gallery 311
  • Community outreach projects and events

Apply today!

Contact Us:

For more information about the Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association, visit or contact one of the program email addresses below:

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