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Target Gallery Exhibitions

Memento Mori

Deadline: Sunday, June 30 (11:59 ET)
Exhibition Dates: September 28 – November 3
Opening Reception: Friday, October 11
Exhibition Juror: Laura Roulet, independent curator and writer

Exhibition Summary:
Target Gallery invites artists working in all visual media to submit to Memento Mori. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, “Memento mori” is the literal Latin translation for “‘remember (that you have) to die”. The purpose of this exhibition is to explore death as a concept and how it affects our lives. Through explorations of entropy/decay, ghosts and paranormal spirits, or personal experiences, this exhibit will contemplate how the inevitability of death impacts us all.

About the Juror

Laura Roulet is an independent curator and writer, specializing in contemporary and Latin American art. She was one of five international curators chosen for the citywide public art project, 5 x 5, a major initiative sponsored by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities in 2012. She has organized exhibitions in Mexico, Puerto Rico and the U.S. including at the OAS Art Museum of the Americas, American University Museum, Mexican Cultural Institute, Hillyer Art Space, WPA, Arlington Arts Center, and the DC Art Center. Recent exhibits and programming include Ian Jehle: Dynamical Systems (Katzen Center), Brian Reed: In the Crosscurrent (Huntington Museum of Art, WV), A Dark and Scandalous Rockfall (Mexican Cultural Institute), Foon Sham: Escape (Katzen Center), Come Back to Rockville! a participatory, public art project for VisArts (Rockville, MD), the National Drawing Invitational (Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR), and Medios y ambientes in Mexico City. She was a mentoring curator for DCAC and the first mentoring curator for VisArts in Rockville, MD in 2015.

Roulet is a frequent contributor to Sculpture magazine. Her other publications include many catalogue essays, encyclopedia entries, articles in American Art, Art Journal, Art Nexus, and the book Contemporary Puerto Rican Installation Art, the Guagua Aerea, the Trojan Horse and the Termite. She worked on the Ana Mendieta retrospective, organized by the Hirshhorn Museum in 2004, and contributed to that catalogue.

For Questions about Target Gallery:

Call: 703-746-4590
Email: targetgallery@alexandriava.gov


Studio and Residency Opportunities

Torpedo Factory Art Center Eligible Artist Application

Deadline: May 5, 2019

Join the community of artists at Torpedo Factory Art Center. Founded in 1974, the Art Center is the home of the nation’s largest collection of working-artists’ open studios under one roof. An Alexandria landmark for 45 years, it’s the highlight of the Potomac Riverfront, attracting approximately 500,000 visitors annually.

Through this application, accepted artists can sublease studios when offered by leaseholders. If accepted, artists may take advantage of other opportunities at the Art Center including applying for available studios to lease.

Artists create, show, and sell work in 82 studios. Current media represented at the Art Center include painting, ceramics, photography, jewelry, stained glass, fiber, printmaking, and sculpture.

Artists at the Art Center are to maintain open studio hours for the public to enter, observe the creative process, ask questions, and purchase original art work. Lease/Sublease artists agree to the Torpedo Factory Art Center Operating Rules and Procedures. Click here for a copy of the Operating Rules and Procedures.

For a full description of the requirements and opportunity details please download the guidelines below or review the online application.

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2020 Post-Graduation Residency

Deadline: September 22, 2019

The Torpedo Factory Post-Grad Residency is a competitive juried program that provides meaningful support and 3-month term solo studio space. This residency is open to recently-graduated students who earned a bachelor’s or master’s art degree from an accredited university. The program is unique for addressing the critical post-graduation juncture in an emerging artist’s career, offering an opportunity for professional development, and a chance to define their independent work process outside of the academic context. Submissions are open for both art school students in the region and nationwide, provided artists submit proof of residence in the D.C. metropolitan area.

Residents receive studio space and public presentation opportunities, including an artist talk and participation in a culminating curated exhibition in the Target Gallery, the contemporary exhibition space for the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Residents are active and equal participants in the Torpedo Factory’s unique creative community. Residents benefit from engagement with local, national, and international artists.

For a full description of the requirements and opportunity details please download the guidelines below or review the online application.

See 2019 Residents.

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For Questions about Studio & Residency Opportunities

Contact: Leslie Mounaime
Call: 703-746-4584
Email: leslie.mounaime@alexandriava.gov


Art in Common Spaces: Site 2 & 3 Galleries and Seasonal Art Installations

We are currently accepting exhibition proposals for the Site 2 Community Gallery and Site 3 Project Gallery. For more information about these spaces please read the overviews here

For questions about Site Two Community Gallery, Site Three Project Gallery, or Seasonal Art Installations:

Contact: Leslie Mounaime
Call: 703-746-4584
Email: leslie.mounaime@alexandriava.gov


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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