2016 TFAA Class

Mission Statement

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 of the leaseholding artists working on site in open studios at the Torpedo Factory Art Center and over 100 Associate Members working across the Washington DC region and beyond. Torpedo Factory Artists are dedicating to working with the visiting public and the cultural community in the promotion and appreciation of the visual arts. The TFAA works in cooperation with the City of Alexandria. 

How do I become a Torpedo Factory Artist?

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 listing on the Torpedo Factory website and co-op advertising
  • Connections to shows, awards, and special projects
  • Immediate eligibility for TAG (an onsite gallery) membership and exhibitions
  • Community outreach projects and events
  • Possible opportunities for subleasing and the ability to join group artist studios

Contact Us:

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

Annual Membership Jury: jury@torpedofactoryartists.com

Visiting Artist Program: vap@torpedofactoryartists.com

Community Outreach: outreach@torpedofactoryartists.com

Media Inquiries: social@torpedofactoryartists.com

Any other inquiries: tfaa@torpedofactoryartists.com