Congratulations to the 2015 Newly Juried Artists
Donna K. McGee
General Information about the Annual Jury Process
The Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association (TFAA) is a thriving artist community dedicated to opening our active workplaces to public visits. Each spring the Torpedo Factory Artist Association conducts its annual jury for new Torpedo Factory Artists.
All of the artists in the studios of the Torpedo Factory Art Center have been selected for the artistic excellence of their work by an independent jury. The Torpedo Factory Artists Association (TFAA), a community of more than 200 professional artists, is dedicated to creating and exhibiting their fine arts and fine crafts in open studio settings and galleries where the visiting public and the cultural community can meet, learn and interact in the promotion and appreciation of the visual arts. The TFAA works in cooperation with the Torpedo Factory Art Center Board and the City of Alexandria to make this dynamic art center possible.
Annual Jury for New Artist Members
All artists working in fine arts and fine crafts are eligible. Fine crafts include such work as ceramics, textiles, jewelry, all kinds of sculpture, glass, film, video, and more. Upon selection, the applicant becomes a TFAA Associate Artist.
This years TFAA Annual Jury process will be conducted in two phases. Phase I will be an online application process and Phase II be will for successful applicants and it takes place every spring and lasts 4 days. Applicants and interested persons are encouraged to check this web page for updates such as jury dates, application downloads, and other important information.
- Weeks before Jury: Jury information session for potential applicants will be held at the Torpedo Factory Art Center.
- Phase I: All applicants must complete the online application at www.callforentry.org by January 28, 2015.
- Phase II: Phase I applicants will be notified by February 20, 2015 if they qualify for Phase II.
- Results will be released in mid- to late March after jurying has taken place.
How do I apply?
All applicants must complete (Phase I) an application form and submit 5-8 images of their work online. Successful applicants will be notified by email and are required to complete Phase II of the process. On the first day of Phase II Jury, applicants bring five pieces of their artwork plus a CD with images of 10-20 additional works, and a completed information form. The work will be juried over the second and third days.
Is there a Jury Information Session?
Jury Information Sessions are held prior to the Phase I Jury for anyone who is interested in applying to become a TFAA member artist. They are optional meetings during which the jurying process and the benefits of being an associate are discussed. This is a good opportunity for applicants to ask any questions they might have.
In addition, we are conducting Torpedo Factory tours to show artists considering joining our ranks, how many different opportunities there are for their participation.