Target Gallery Exhibitions

Interlude: Unfinished Works

Application Deadline: September 24, 2017
Exhibition Dates:  December 9 – January 21, 2018
Juror: Betsy Johnson, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden

Target Gallery, contemporary exhibition space of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, invites national and international artists working in all-media to apply to Interlude: Unfinished Works. This exhibition gives the spotlight to the artistic process. Assistant Curator Betsy Johnson of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is the juror.

Interlude: Unfinished Works will include artwork left both intentionally and unintentionally unfinished, giving insight to the artist’s hand and methodology. The unresolved and open ended nature of the art gives the viewer new context of the themes and meanings of the works created.


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About the Juror

Besty Johnson is a specialist in modern and contemporary art history and theory with expertise in curatorial practice, community engagement, museum education, and public programming. She is currently a curatorial assistant at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. where she has worked on Robert Irwin: All the Rules Will Change, Ragnar Kjartansson, and Markus Lüpertz: Threads of History. She earned a Master of Arts in Art History from The Pennsylvania State University in 2004 and is ABD in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at the University of Maryland. She has curated exhibitions for the Arlington Arts Center and The Art Gallery at the University of Maryland, College Park and serves on the Arlington County Arts Commission and Public Art Committee.


Application Deadline: November 12, 2017
Exhibition Dates: January 27 – March 4, 2018
Juror: Adriana Ospina, Art Museum of the Americas

Target Gallery, contemporary exhibition space of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, invites artists to apply for Passages, a group exhibition that explores the lasting effects migration has on cultural identity from the perspective of first and second generation immigrants from across the global diaspora. This exhibition gives an intimate look into their individual experiences and how these experiences have shaped who they are today. Adriana Ospina, Curator of Permanent Collection and Education at the Art Museum of the Americas, is the juror.



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About the Juror

Adriana Ospina over her eight years at the Art Museum of the Americas (AMA), has worked with, and now oversees, the museum’s historic Latin-American Art Archives and permanent collection of art. She has curated exhibitions such as Fusion: Tracing Asian Migration to the Americas through AMA’s Collection (2013), currently being expanded as a travelling exhibition, and Femininity Beyond Archetypes: Photography by Natalia Arias (2014). Currently, Ospina is working is editing a book about AMA Permanent Collection and curating the exhibition Cultural Encounters in conjunction with International Arts & Artists. Additionally, she is working on the Documents of 20th-Century Latin American and Latino Art: A Digital Archive and Publications Project with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Adriana is a Colombian art historian; holds an M.A. in Art History from George Mason University; and has been a presenter at the Latin American Studies Association Conference, at the College Art Association Conference and at the Association of Art Historians Conference. She is also part of the advisory committee of the permanent collection at the IDB. 

For Questions about Target Gallery:

Contact: Leslie Mounaime
Call: 703-746-4590

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.