Target Gallery Exhibitions

Culture Shock

Application Deadline: June 18, 2017
Exhibition Dates:  September 9 – October 22, 2017
Juror:  Alex Goldstein

Target Gallery invites national and international artists to apply for Culture Shock an exhibition exploring the influence of pop culture and street art in contemporary works. Artists working in pop, street, graffiti, and mural art styles are encouraged to apply. This is an all-media group exhibition but we will have a special opportunity for artists to also submit designs for a temporary mural to go on the back wall of the gallery for the duration of the exhibition as well.

For Mural Submissions:
Wall Height: 7′ 4″
Wall Width: 16′ 7″
For more details please see the gallery floorplan. The wall available for use is the back wall of the gallery. 

Please note that this is a blind jury process, no external links may be included within the entry portion of the applications.

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About the Juror

Alex Goldstein is a DC-based graffiti artist as well as the founder and Gallery Director of The Fridge. Ever since it opened its doors in 2009, The Fridge has showcased street art from emerging and established artists. The Fridge is located in the historic Eastern Market neighborhood of Washington, DC and doubles as a venue for performers, musicians, dancers and more. The Fridge is dedicated to making the arts accessible to everyone by fostering community dialogue and serving as a creative lab for expression through art.

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Studio Opportunities

There are no current lease or sub-lease opportunities at this time. Please check back at a later date.

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.

Live Music Acts  (Summer 2017)

Have you ever wanted to perform live at the Torpedo Factory Art Center? This is your chance! Looking for bands, DJs, singer/songwriters for Summer 2017 season. Deadline: May 15.


Storytellers Needed (June 2017)

Potential storytelling event looking for local writers and storytellers interested in sharing their true stories. Send bio/resume/pitch. Deadline: May 15.


The 2018 Post-Graduate Residency Program (Submissions Open June 2017 – September 2017)

Since 2015, Studio 12 on the first floor has served as the site for a competitive residency program that provides meaningful support to recent MFA graduates for three months. It is an opportunity to address the critical post-graduate juncture in an emerging artist’s career, offering an opportunity for professional development, and a chance to define their practice outside of the academic context. Artists work with the community in developing workshops in their space, as well as providing an artist talk at the end of their residency. At the end of the year, the residents have a culminating exhibition in the Target Gallery, the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s contemporary exhibition space.

Submissions for 2018 will open in June 2017.

For full information on the program and how to apply, please visit our Post-Graduate Residency page.


The New Project Studio – (Community-wide Call for Submissions)

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 will rotate on a regular basis and are considered based on the following goals:

  • Support new creative collaborations with neighboring organizations and partners
  • Strengthen the connection between our resident artists and the greater creative community
  • Provide opportunities for new audiences to engage with our building and artists
  • Inspire the next generation of artists, innovators, arts supporters, and diverse voices

Please visit the New Project Studio page for more info.


To submit a proposal to any of the above Programming & Activities listings, please contact

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.

Community Supported Art (CSA)

The City of Alexandria’s Office of the Arts invites artists and artist teams residing and/or working in Virginia, Maryland, or the District of Columbia to submit proposals for participation in a Community Supported Art initiative.

Just as traditional Community Supported Agriculture programs bolster local growers, the Office of the Arts’ CSA champions local artists and craftspeople

The CSA provides a unique way to inspire new people to become art patrons, introduces unfamiliar artists to seasoned collectors, and celebrates visual artists in the region. For example, Francine Livaditis (Studio 328) participated in the inaugural program last year with a series of floral photographs.

Six artists/teams will be selected to participate. Each artist will be required to create 50 pieces of original art for the program. All visual arts media will be considered, including, but not limited to, ceramics, textiles, photography, printing/letterpress, metal work, carved/turned wood, glass, paper arts, painting, etc. All artwork must be original, handcrafted by the artist. No giclees will be accepted.
Each selected artist/artist team will receive a $2,000 honorarium to create fifty (50) original pieces of art. Each piece must be identical or similar in quality and design.

Application Deadline:  Sunday, April 30

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