Target Gallery Exhibitions

2018 Emerging Artists

Application Deadline: December 3, 2017 
Exhibition Dates: March 31 – May 20, 2018
Jury Panel: Ksenia Grishkova, Blair Murphy, and Jack Rasmussen

Target Gallery invites regional emerging artists to submit work for a new group exhibition. This exhibition will feature up to 5 regional emerging artists– spotlighting new talent and the up-and-coming artistic innovators of the D.C., Maryland, Virginia area. The selected artists will receive a $500 stipend for the exhibition.

This exhibition is for regional emerging artists. We will accept submissions from artists that live within D.C., Maryland, or Virginia and have not had a solo exhibition at a professional gallery or art space (BFA or MFA exhibitions do not apply).


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About the Jurors

Ksenia Grishkova has worked in the arts management field for 18 years in various capacities for art organizations located in Moscow, London and Washington D.C. Since 2007, Grishkova has been a Director of Touchstone Gallery in Washington D.C., where she has worked on hundreds of artist exhibitions featuring 100+ participants. A number of the exhibitions, such as national juried show “Art as Politics” in 2016, have generated significant public attendance and press coverage. Grishkova also oversaw the gallery’s move to a newly built street-level location in 2010 and has supervised numerous joint art projects with embassies and non-profits. In addition, Grishkova is also the Executive Director of Touchstone Foundation for the Arts, a 501c3 organization she helped create in 2012. Prior to Touchstone, Grishkova worked as an international art consultant and in a previous role, she was part of a team that created the first ever photo-art gallery in Moscow, “Lumiere Photo Gallery,” where she worked as a curator and PR manager. Prior to her work at Lumiere, Grishkova oversaw Moscow-based Alla Bulyanskaya Gallery’s participation in international art fairs, exhibitions and projects abroad. She also helped raise funds for the gallery’s second location in London, U.K. Grishkova originally received a Studio Art education, which she followed up with a diploma in Arts Management from a Moscow Institute of Contemporary Art.

Blair Murphy is a curator and writer based in Washington, D.C. and Managing Director of DC Arts Center. She was a Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellow of the Whitney Independent Study Program from 2014 to 2015. Her past curatorial projects include exhibitions at The Kitchen (New York, NY), Field Projects (New York, NY), Flashpoint Gallery (Washington, D.C.), Arlington Arts Center (Arlington, VA), Washington Project for the Arts (Washington, D.C.), VisArts Rockville (Rockville, MD), and DC Arts Center (Washington, D.C.). She was a Partner at Field Projects, an artist-run project space in New York, from 2015 to 2016, Program Director at Washington Projects for the Arts from 2011 to 2013, and a curator with Sparkplug, an artist collective sponsored by DC Arts Center, from 2008 through 2011. She has written for Hyperallergic, BmoreArt, and Daily Serving, among other outlets. She holds a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art and an MA from Georgetown University.

Jack Rasmussen, a native of Seattle, Washington, earned his BA in Art from Whitman College before moving to Washington, D.C., and completing an MFA in Painting, MA in Arts Management, and MA and PhD in Anthropology at American University. He worked in the Education Department of the National Gallery of Art before becoming the Assistant Director of the Washington Project for the Arts when it opened in 1975. He left this position to open the Jack Rasmussen Gallery, one of the first commercial galleries to move to downtown Washington, and then helped launch Rockville Arts Place, served for ten years as the Executive Director of Maryland Art Place in Baltimore, and three years as Executive Director of di Rosa, a contemporary art museum and natural habitat in Napa, California. Rasmussen has been Director and Curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Washington, D.C., since it opened in 2005. Rasmussen currently serves as Vice Chair of the Maryland State Arts Council.

Upcoming Opportunities:

Wade Kramm, Wade Kramm: Dotted Space (2016 Open Exhibition Recipient), Tilted Planes, 2016

Open Call for Solo Exhibition

Application Opens: Monday, December 4, 2017
Application Deadline: Sunday, February 4, 2018
Jury Panel: Jarvis Dubois, independent curator; Carolina Mayorga, D.C.-based visual artist; and Victoria Reis, Co-Founder and Director of Transformer

This is an open call for proposals for solo exhibition for the summer of 2018. 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.

March150: 8th Annual Special Exhibition 

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 is raising money for special exhibitions and programming with the 8th Annual Exhibition Fundraiser, March150! The exhibition includes 200+ pieces of original artwork on 10” square panels created by local and regional 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!

For Questions about Target Gallery:

Contact: Leslie Mounaime
Call: 703-746-4590


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Internal Opportunities – Art in Common Spaces

There are no current opportunities at this time. Please check back at a later date.


For Questions about the Art in Common Spaces application process:
Contact: Leslie Mounaime
Call: 703-746-4590

For Questions about Art in Common Spaces installation and concepts:
Contact: Brett Johnson
Call: 703-746-4577


Programming and Activities

Pop-Up Workshops

Available dates: May – November 2017

Visual artists, storytellers, poets, performance artists, musicians! Do you have a fun hands-on workshop or activity that you want to showcase at the Torpedo Factory Art Center? Pitch to us! Available dates May – November 2017.

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: 703-746-4568


Studio Opportunities

There are no current lease or sub-lease opportunities 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.