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Target Gallery Exhibitions


Application Deadline: Sunday, April 29
Exhibition Dates:  July 20 – September 2, 2018
Reception Date: Friday, July 20 • 7 – 9pm • Gallery Talk at 8pm
Juror:  Emily Smith, Executive Director of 1708 Gallery

Target Gallery invites national and international artists to apply for Illuminate, a special glow-in-the-dark exhibition that is focused on the relationship between art and light. The lights will be turned off in the gallery, turning the viewer’s attention to the illuminated artwork whether it be through the lighting of video, light installation/sculpture, or use of black light mediums.

Please note that Target Gallery has limited projectors and monitors so please be sure to include what equipment is necessary for the exhibition and if you would provide it or if you would require the gallery to provide it.

If the gallery is providing the equipment and you have a preference on how the work is displayed please provide the options per entry. Once selected the Juror and Gallery Director will ultimately decide how the work in displayed in terms of projector, monitor, flat screen, etc. after reviewing the artist’s preferred display options unless the artist provides their own equipment.

Please also provide any necessary installation instructions per entry so that the Juror can anticipate how it is to be displayed or set up. (For example: are there any software requirements?)

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About the Juror

Emily Smith currently serves as the Executive Director of 1708 Gallery, a nonprofit arts organization based in Richmond, VA. Prior to coming to 1708, Emily was the Curatorial Fellow in Modern and Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts where she worked from 2007 until 2010. Projects at VMFA include the exhibitions, The Ludwig and Rosy Fischer Collection of German Expressionist Art; Matisse, Picasso, and Modern Art in Paris; and Labor and Leisure: Works by African American Artists in the VMFA Permanent Collections. Prior to VMFA, she was Director of Exhibitions at Piedmont Arts in Martinsville, Virginia (2004-2007) and the Assistant Director at Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, Virginia (2003-2004). Smith was an adjunct faculty member in art history at Patrick Henry Community College, Martinsville, VA and was a critic for a Charlottesville, Virginia weekly paper. Smith received a MA in Art History from the University of Virginia in 2002.


Application Deadline: Sunday, June 10
Exhibition Dates:  September 8 – October 21, 2018
Reception Date: Friday, September 21 • 7 – 9pm • Gallery Talk at 8pm
Juror:  Megan Rook-Koepsel, independent curator

Target Gallery invites artists working in all visual media to submit to Juxtaposed, a group exhibition focusing on the contradictory or conflicting. Whether it be through the use of mixed media or the themes represented, the work itself should be at odds with two or more juxtaposing concepts.

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About the Juror

Megan Rook-Koepsel is an independent curator working in the greater Washington, DC area.  She has served as a curatorial intern at the Rose Art Museum and at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Graduate Coordinator for the Stamp Gallery and mentor to the Contemporary Art Purchasing Program at the University of Maryland, and as Exhibitions Manager for Arlington Arts Center.  Rook-Koepsel has curated and organized numerous exhibitions in the area including “Disidentifications” (2009) at the Stamp Gallery; “Constructed Place” (2010) at Annemarie Garden Sculpture Park and Art Center; “WPA SELECT” (2014); “Homeward Bound” (2015) and “King of the Forest: Adventures in Bioperversity” (2016) at Arlington Arts Center; and “Performing the Border” (2017) for the Alper Initiative for Washington Art at the American University Museum. Recently, Rook-Koepsel was asked to identify women artists in the DC/Baltimore region for consideration in the upcoming exhibition Women to Watch 2018 at the National Museum for Women in the Arts. Rook-Koepsel holds a BA in Art History from Brandeis University and an MA in Art History with a focus on Contemporary Art and Theory from the University of Maryland, College Park.

For Questions about Target Gallery:

Contact: Leslie Mounaime
Call: 703-746-4590
Email: leslie.mounaime@alexandriava.gov


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Art in Common Spaces

Karen Fitzgerald, For We Rise Against the Wind, 2017.

There are no opportunities at this time, please check back at a later date.

For Questions about the application process:
Contact: Leslie Mounaime
Call: 703-746-4590
Email: leslie.mounaime@alexandriava.gov

For Questions about installation and concepts:
Contact: Brett Johnson
Call: 703-746-4577
Email: brett.johnson@alexandriava.gov

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Programming and Activities

The New Project Studio- Ongoing Opportunity


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
Call: 703-746-4586
Email: daniel.guzman@alexandriava.gov

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Studio Opportunities

There is no studio availability at this time, please check back at a later date.


Public Arts Grants & Opportunities

The City of Alexandria’s Office of the Arts provides grants for nonprofit arts organizations as well as individual artists. See all current opportunities and online applications here.

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