Target Gallery Exhibitions
2018 Open Call for Solo Exhibition
Application Deadline: Sunday, February 4, 2018
Exhibition Dates: May 25 – July 15, 2018
Jury Panel: Jarvis Dubois, Carolina Mayorga, and Victoria Reis
This is an open call for proposals for an exhibition in the summer of 2018. This call is open to emerging or mid-career artists from North America working in all visual media. Proposals for exhibitions by both individuals and artist teams will be considered. Please note: this is not a group exhibition so artist teams should be artist partnerships working together to create a cohesive solo exhibition.
The individual or group associated with the chosen proposal will receive an exhibition at Target Gallery from May 25 – July 15, 2018. The artist(s) will also receive a $3,000 stipend.
About the Jurors
Jarvis DuBois has over 14 years combined registrarial and curatorial experience, currently at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History since 2002 as a Museum Specialist. While a student at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) he completed the Getty Center Summer Grant Program working at the UCLA Armand Hammer Museum in 1995. Jarvis has curated the following exhibitions: “Black Abstraction” at Harmony Hall Regional Art Gallery in Fort Washington, MD for the group Black Artists of DC (2011); “GA Gardner: Interconnections” at the Athenaeum in Virginia (2012); “In The Mix: DC Area Abstract Artists” at the Children’s National Medical Center (2012); “A/Way Home” at the District of Columbia Arts Center (2012-13); “Of a Place and Time: Photographic Memories and Imaginings” at the Hillyer Art Space (2013); “(in)Visible and (dis)Embodied: Repositioning the Marginalized” as part of the Curatorial Initiative program at the District of Columbia Arts Center (2014); “Of Present Bodies” at the Arlington Arts Center, VA (2014); co-curated “Looking Back/Looking Forward: 15 Years of Millennium Arts Salon” at the Brentwood Arts Exchange in Maryland (2015); “Dream Ship” at the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery in DC (2015), “Hear/Here” at the Honfleur Gallery (2016) both in D.C.; co-curated “Lest We Forget” with Deirdre Darden at the Galerie Myrtis in Baltimore, Maryland (2016); co-curated the group exhibition “Art Tasting” at the District of Columbia Arts Center (2017) and most recently curated the group exhibition “Out/Side & In/Between” at School33 Art Center in Baltimore. Jarvis has also curated the exhibition section for performance artist Sheldon Scott at the (e)merge art fair held in Washington, DC in October 2013 and 2014. In 2015, he participated in the panel discussion, “Cultivating Taste: The Art of Curation”, organized by the Artinista Art Advisory held at the Flashpoint Gallery. He’s also a current board member of Millennium Arts Salon as well as a member of the Hillyer Art Space Artist Advisory committee. Jarvis has written articles for the International Review of African American Art based at Hampton University, Virginia.
Carolina Mayorga is a D.C.-based artist who has exhibited her work nationally and internationally for the last 18 years. Her work is part of national and international collections including the Art Museum of the Americas of the OAS, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Andres Institute of Art, New Hampshire, Museum of New Art, Michigan, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, and Kronan SculpturePark, Lulea, Sweden. Her work addresses issues of social and political content. Comments on migration, war, identity, translate into video, performance, site-specific installations, and two-dimensional media in the form of photography and drawing. Carolina has received awards and scholarships throughout her career and has been recognized with fellowships and commissioned projects that have contributed to the landscape of the city. Mayorga received a BFA in Art and Textiles in Bogotá, Colombia and a MFA in sculpture from The University of Kansas.
Victoria Reis is the Co-Founder, Executive & Artistic Director of Transformer, founded in 2002 in Washington, DC. Reis began her career in contemporary visual arts at the National Association of Artists’ Organizations/NAAO (1992-97), developing programs and field-wide initiatives in support of artist centered and artist-run organizations and the artists they serve. A curator and arts organizer who has lived and worked in Washington, DC since 1991, following her time at NAAO and prior to founding Transformer, Reis launched several independent temporal arts programs in DC (Mott’s Market Art and Stack It Up Productions, among others; 1997-2001), providing vital opportunities for emerging artists to present their work, develop audiences, and establish networks for future support. Reis curated the 1999 and 2001 Options exhibition for the Washington Project for the Arts, at the time the only regional exhibition highlighting the work of emerging artists. Reis was the Director of Programs for the International Sculpture Center (1998-1999), organizing the 17th International Sculpture Conference in Chicago, IL, and was a curatorial consultant to the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities’ Public Art Program (2002- 2004), building the current DC Convention Center’s Art Collection a well as the Wilson Building’s art collection. Reis has been a member of ArtTable since 2000, and recently became a Founding Member of Common Field (commonfield.org) a new national network of art spaces and artist-led initiatives.
Panel Sales Begin: Friday, January 5, 2018
Exhibition Dates: Saturday, March 10 – Sunday, March 25, 2018
Art Party: Friday, March 23, 2018 | 7 – 10 pm (save the date!)
Target Gallery presents it’s 8th Annual Special Exhibition and Art Sale, March150! The exhibition includes 200+ pieces of original artwork on 10” square panels created by regional participating artists. All of the artwork is $150 each, until the night of the Art Party on March 23 when the work is discounted to only $100! All proceeds go to future exhibitions and programming at Target Gallery/Torpedo Factory Art Center.
For Questions about Target Gallery:
Contact: Leslie Mounaime
Art in Common Spaces: 2018 Open Call for Proposals
Application Deadline: March 1, 2018
Juror: Lauren Ross
Up to three (3) Artists will be selected to install works of art in three (3) designated public locations inside the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Artists will submit sketches, photos, or renderings of proposed work to be installed and examples of past works.
The artwork proposed for installation should be new art never exhibited in the Virginia, Maryland, or District of Columbia. Artists are responsible for the installation of the artwork under the direction of TFAC staff. The juror for this opportunity is curator Lauren Ross.
For more information about the opportunity, please read and review the Guidelines (link below).
About the Juror
Lauren Ross is a curator and writer based in Richmond, Virginia, where she recently founded the RVA Critical Art Writing Program. Lauren has served as a curator at such institutions as the Institute for Contemporary Art in Richmond, VA; Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, OK; the High Line, New York, NY; Brooklyn Museum, NY; and White Columns, New York, NY. As a writer, she has contributed to exhibition catalogs published by The Dallas Museum of Art, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, as well as to periodicals such as The Art Newspaper, Art in America, and Burnaway. Lauren has taught at Virginia Commonwealth University, the School of Visual Arts, the Rhode Island School of Design, and the Whitney Museum.
For Questions about the Art in Common Spaces application process:
Contact: Leslie Mounaime
For Questions about Art in Common Spaces installation and concepts:
Contact: Brett Johnson
Programming and Activities
The New Project Studio
“Olly Olly presents: Experimentation/Exploration” • March 2 – April 29|
Founded by artist Jessica Kallista, Olly Olly is a call for local artists to come out from their hiding places to make and show their art in a creative, alternative art space. In partnership with the Torpedo Factory, this unique two-month collaboration will support and mentor an emerging local artist who will use the New Project Studio at the Torpedo Factory to nurture and experiment the next level of their artistry. The selected artist will be required to fulfill 20-25 public hours each week and offer 2 public workshops during their residency.
Artists must be 18 years or older and reside in Virginia, Maryland, or the District of Columbia. Artists with less than five years of experience as a professional working artist as evidenced by their exhibition record, critical reviews, honors, and awards are encouraged to apply. Artist must also be willing to plan and teach two workshops.
Application Deadline: January 31, 2018
- January 31, 2018: Entries Due
- February 12, 2018: Resident announced
- February 28 – March 1, 2018: Residency Move-in Dates
- March 2, 2018: First Day of Residency
- April 30 – May 1, 2018: Residency Move-out Dates
Honorarium covers studio rent during the two-month residency.
Thanks to our project partner
Located in Studio 8, the New Project Studio is a community-focused arts incubator space that offers a short-term location to test new program ideas, spotlight underrepresented voices, and enhance community engagement. Projects rotate on a regular basis.
For Questions about Program Opportunities or to Submit a Proposal:
Contact: Daniel Guzman
There are no current lease or sub-lease opportunities at this time. Please check back at a later date.
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