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Target Gallery Exhibitions


2019 Solo Exhibition

Deadline: Sunday, November 25 (11:59PM EST)
Exhibition Dates: Friday, June 14th – Sunday, August 4th
Reception Date: Friday, June 14th
Jury Panel: Sandy Guttman, Michael Matason, Terence Nicholson
Summary: Target Gallery invites artists to apply for an open call for proposals for a solo exhibition for the summer of 2019. The individual or group associated with the chosen proposal will receive an exhibition at Target Gallery from June 14 through August 4, 2019.
Eligibility: Proposals must be new bodies of work or works that have not been previously shown in the region. Individual works that have been previously shown can be entered if they are a part of new bodies of work and/or a new concept.
Honorarium: The artist(s) will receive a $3000 stipend.


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About the Jurors

Sandy Guttman is an independent curator writer, artist, and activist. As a curator, she is interested in the transformative power of art, and in the ability of artists and their work to transcend boundaries, question power structures, and incite dialogue. She has worked with Aspect / Ratio Gallery, Bodies of Work, Gallery 400, and is currently a curatorial assistant at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC. She is a founding editor of the arts and culture publication FWD: Museums.

Michael Matason is an Arlington, VA, based photographer, and artist. He is currently the Web Design and Project Manager for Lauinger Library at Georgetown University. Since 2012, Michael has been the Gallery Manager at District of Columbia Arts Center. He also serves on the Program Advisory and Review Council for Arlington Independent Media (AIM) and the radio station WERA. He received his BFA in Digital Arts at George Mason University and is currently pursuing his MA at Georgetown University.

Terence Nicholson is a DC-based artist, musician, and curator. He is the former Lead Curator/ Associate Creative Director of Honfluer Gallery and Vivid Solutions Gallery in Washington DC. Among the exhibitions he has curated are Michael Platt, Aziza Claudia Gibson-Hunter and Michaela Pilar Brown. He has also been very instrumental in musical and cultural programming with the likes of Fulbright Scholar Jen Shyu. In response to the lack of support of local musicians by larger venues in the District, Nicholson founded The Hut ; a monthly concert series featuring local musical artists that takes place in the Anacostia Arts Center. He currently works as an installer for the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

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For Questions about Target Gallery:

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





Studio and Residency Opportunities


2019 Post Graduation Residency Program

The 2019 Post-Grad Residents will be announced at the opening reception of 2018 Post-Grad Residency exhibition on Friday, December 14 at 8pm in Target Gallery, the contemporary exhibition space of the Art Center.

Stay tuned for 2020 Post Graduation Residency Program opportunity!

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 nationwide artists submit proof of their permanent residence in the area and/or commitment of contributing to the ongoing future of the DC/Maryland/Virginia arts scene.

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Learn more about the four 2018 Post-Grad Residents.


2019 Jurors

Nicole Dowd, program director of Halcyon Arts Lab
Leslie Holt, DC-based artist and co-director of Red Dirt Studios.

About the Jurors

Nicole Dowd is the Program Director at Halcyon Arts Lab, a newly launched residency fellowship for emerging artists tackling issues of social justice and change. Through the Arts Lab she aims to connect socially-engaged artists with the resources and support structure needed to hone their artistic and entrepreneurial skills. Prior to joining the Halcyon team, Nicole worked with local emerging artists at Hamiltonian Artists where she managed a two-year fellowship program dedicated to career cultivation and artistic mentorship. She received a combined B.A. in fine art and art history from the George Washington University and then went on to pursue a master’s degree in exhibition design from the Corcoran College of Art and Design. Nicole is drawn to innovative art practices which challenge perceptions; create dialogue between social impact and aesthetic values; and amplify the artist as cultural leader. 

Leslie Holt is from Bethesda, Maryland and in 2012 returned to the DC metro area after living in St. Louis for 20 years. She received a BFA in Painting at Washington University in St. Louis and an MFA in Painting at Washington State University in Pullman, WA. Leslie has taught studio art, art history and art appreciation on the college level since 2001. She has also worked as a social worker and advocate for people with developmental disabilities, mental illness, and people receiving welfare benefits. Currently she is Co-director of Red Dirt Studio, a warehouse studio for a group of independently practicing artists and creative professionals in Mt. Rainier, MD. In addition to her studio practice, Leslie currently teaches art to adults with disabilities in the DC area communities and online for Fontbonne University in St. Louis. She was awarded a Prince Georges Arts and Humanities Council Grant in 2018. Leslie exhibits her work nationally and is represented by the David Lusk Gallery in Memphis.

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

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

Site Two Community Gallery

Off the Grid, Site 2 Community Gallery, July – August 2018

Currently accepting proposals for the 2019 season. To apply, please review Guidelines and submit your proposal directly to Leslie Mounaime (contact info below).

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Site Three Project Gallery (Internal Opportunity Only)

Currently accepting proposals from Torpedo Factory artists for October – December 2018 through the 2019  season. To apply, please review Guidelines and submit your proposal directly to Leslie Mounaime (contact info below).

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Seasonal Art Installations (Spring 2019)

Deadline: Sunday, January 6, 2019
Exhibition Dates: Saturday, March 2  – Sunday, May 20, 2019
Anne Burton, Gallery Director of BlackRock Center for the Arts
The Torpedo Factory Art Center invites artists and artist teams residing in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia, to submit proposals for the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s temporary art installations to activate the building’s main spaces during the spring season from March – May, 2019. Artwork is encouraged but not limited to involve themes of the spring season, the Cherry Blossom Festival, and Earth Day. These themes will correspond to different programming that will be happening in the Art Center for the duration of the exhibition.


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About the Juror

Anne Burton is a curator, exhibit designer and graphic designer. She is currently the Gallery Director at BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, MD and was previously the Exhibitions Coordinator at VisArts in Rockville, MD. Burton has more than 20 years of experience in exhibit design and graphic design, including nine years working in-house for Special Olympics at their international headquarters. For more than 10 years she taught design courses as an adjunct at area colleges, including the Corcoran College of Art + Design, American University, and Montgomery College. Burton completed the graduate program at The Basel School of Design in Basel, Switzerland and earned her BFA at Trinity College in Washington, DC.

For questions about Site Two Community Gallery, Site Three Project Gallery, or Seasonal Art Installations:
Contact: Leslie Mounaime
Call: 703-746-4590
Email: leslie.mounaime@alexandriava.gov

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

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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