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February 2015

THE ASSOCIATES GALLERY

February 1, 2015 @ 11:00 am - March 1, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

The Associates Gallery (TAG) was a great success and now has a permanent space on the 3rd floor in studio 319!    Come see the new space and the new exhibit, “Beginnings,” showing this month featuring fiber artist, Erika Cleveland, oil painters Ellen Kolansky and Susan Sherwin, and photographer, Val Proudkii.

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March 2015

The Associates Gallery March exhibit – FOUR

March 3, 2015 @ 11:00 am - March 29, 2015 @ 6:00 pm

In this second month-long exhibit of The Associates Gallery or TAG, “FOUR” showing in March in studio 319 brings together painters Jill Finsen and Barbara Muth, Kara Hammond presenting a series of graphite drawings, with digital photographer Julie Patrick to celebrate four associate artists across four weeks revealing four truths about the formation of self-expression utilizing four unique palettes. Painter Jill Finsen quests for constant artistic evolution. In a recent profile in the Art and the City section of the February…

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New TAG exhibit, “Layers,” opens March 30

March 30, 2015 @ 11:00 am - April 26, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

Bev Andrews, Jo Ann Tooley, Ann Noel and Gail Spencer Saour reveal the depths of their art, which they achieve through layers of colors, lines, patterns, and images.

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April 2015

TAG Gallery All-Member Show

April 26, 2015 @ 11:00 am - May 3, 2015 @ 6:00 pm

The Associates Gallery, TAG, is off to a fabulous start as the newest gallery to open at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in over a decade. The artists are celebrating their new gallery in a group exhibit, Mosaics, April 26 – May 3 in studio 319. This special one-week exhibit gives visitors a sample of the variety and diversity of art that will be shown in the gallery each month featuring eleven of the associate artists together in one show. Ceramics artist and jewelry maker…

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May 2015

“Perceptions” Exhibit at TAG Gallery

Gallery 311

May 3, 2015 @ 11:00 am - May 31, 2015 @ 6:00 pm

Perceptions will be featured May 3-31st in TAG 11am to 6pm daily in TAG in Studio 319.

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June 2015

Dimensions

Gallery 311

June 1, 2015 - July 28, 2015

Join the artists in Studio 319 for Dimensions from Monday, June 1 through Sunday, June 28. TAG is open daily from 11am – 6pm.

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November 2015

TAG on 3RD: Gallery 311 Opening Exhibition

November 19, 2015 - December 31, 2015

New space, new art will be on display at the Torpedo Factory’s newest gallery. TAG on 3RD: Gallery 311 Opening Exhibition, a new show at the Torpedo Factory’s Associates’ Gallery (TAG), features the work of 17 artists, including painters, photographers and ceramic and fiber artists. The exhibit begins on November 19 and will run until  December 31. TAG is open 7 days a week, from 11am to 6pm. The Associates’ Gallery is re-opening in a newly renovated space on the Torpedo Factory’s third floor, studio…

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February 2016

Color and Shape at TAG

Gallery 311

February 2, 2016 - February 28, 2016

The Associates Gallery (TAG) February exhibit features two painters – Jill Finsen and Barbara Muth – with a splash of Color and Shape.

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TAG, The Associates Gallery Reception with Artists

February 14, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Color and Shape at TAG THE ASSOCIATES GALLERY February 2 – February 28 The Associates Gallery (TAG) February exhibit features two painters – Jill Finsen and Barbara Muth – with a splash of Color and Shape.

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March 2016

Julia Dzikiewicz’s “Contradictions”

Gallery 311

March 1, 2016 @ 11:00 am - March 26, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Artist Julia Dzikiewicz likes contradictions. Working in the medium of encaustic she paints, prints and constructs three-dimensional objects with bold colors embedding crystals, pearls or even metals.

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April 2016

The Hand Speaks

Gallery 311

April 26, 2016 @ 8:00 am - May 22, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

The Associates Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center is proud to present work of Kara Hammond and Drew Parris in an exhibit entitled: “The Hand Speaks.”  

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May 2016

Perspective

Gallery 311

May 24, 2016 @ 8:00 am - June 19, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

The Associates Gallery will feature the photography of member artist Val Proudkii in Perspective opening May 24. Val Proudkii is a photographer of the “aha”—the moment in which the visually striking is discovered within the visually common. Having traveled widely around the world, Val’s street images showcase the triumph of the extraordinary unlocked from within the mundane. You are inextricably drawn in to find out more and ask questions.

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June 2016

Perspective – Meet the Artist – Val Proudkii

Gallery 311

June 2, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meet our featured artist! Val Proudkii is a photographer of the “aha”—the moment in which the visually striking is discovered within the visually common. Having traveled widely around the world, Val’s street images showcase the triumph of the extraordinary unlocked from within the mundane. You are inextricably drawn in to find out more and ask questions.

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Out and About: Environs of DC

Gallery 311

June 21, 2016 @ 11:00 am - July 17, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

TAG member artist and oil painter Ellen Kolansky presents a grouping of her landscape paintings in Studio 311 from Monday, June 20th, through Sunday, July 17th, 2016. Ellen is happiest when painting what she sees – whether landscape, still life, or the human figure. Her style is loose, noted for its rhythm, color, and grace. In the current show scenes depict the C & O Canal, Potomac river, Frederick Maryland train station and Great Falls among other locations. Her work…

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July 2016

Decathect: a verb

Gallery 311

July 19, 2016 @ 11:00 am - August 14, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

First Show for Newly Juried Torpedo Factory Artist One of the Torpedo Factory’s newest artists, Richard Greenway, exhibits his paintings at The Associates Gallery (TAG) in his first solo show. The show runs from July 19 through August 14 in studio 311. Decathect: a verb The theme of the show is derived from a series of very personal studies illustrating the artist progression from when he first began painting with oils in 2010. Greenway’s juxtaposition of objects in paintings invokes…

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August 2016

Donna K. McGee: A Solo in Abstract

Gallery 311

August 30, 2016 - September 25, 2016

  OPENING RECEPTION THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 6:00-8:00 STUDIO 311 Gallery hours: 10am-6pm Daily  10am-9pm Thursday Donna K. McGee’s large, abstract paintings evoke mysterious emotion.  She uses richness of color to create atmosphere and form. There is much that is exciting in this collection — the overall impression is one that allows the audience to feel themselves in the role of an adventurer, daring to venture further and to see more clearly.  The result is sure to speak to both the…

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September 2016

Opening Reception for Donna K. McGee: A Solo in Abstract

Gallery 311

September 1, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join large, abstract painter Donna K. McGee for an opening reception on her solo show! THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 6:00-8:00 STUDIO 311

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Erika Cleveland: Upside Down, Inside Out: The Fanciful in Daily Life

Gallery 311

September 27, 2016 - October 23, 2016

Upside Down, Inside Out: The Fanciful in Daily Life features three-dimensional work by Erika Cleveland. This imaginative Fiber artist explores the fanciful in daily life with her needle felted dolls, from life-sized to small, flying from a trapeze to hanging from a vine. Cleveland’s playful dolls will appeal to both adults and children. They are both engaging and spohisticated. Opening reception is Thursday, October 13, 6-8 PM.

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October 2016

Serenity in chaos: Photography by Julie Patrick

October 25, 2016 @ 11:00 am - November 20, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Can Serenity Be Found In The Midst of Chaos? Award-winning photographer Julie Patrick demonstrates that it can in her new show at the Torpedo’s Factory’s Associates Gallery. Serenity in Chaos   The theme of this show reflects the artist’s unique view of the photographic medium. “There is a serenity evoked in chaos that I find very appealing,” notes Patrick.  From the loud and vibrant patterns and colors captured through the interplay of light on the surface of water, the artist…

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December 2016

Made in Alexandria Pop-Up Shop

Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

December 22, 2016 - December 31, 2016

The Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association is hosting its second annual pop-up shop! This year, the shop will be located on the third floor of the Torpedo Factory in TAG (Gallery 311). Over 25 member artists will exhibit art and fine crafts– all priced at $100 or less! A perfect place to find unique and one-of-a-kind gifts, the Made in Alexandria Pop-Up Shop will feature unique, handmade gifts including jewelry, photography, paintings, ceramics, sculpture, wearable art and more.    The shop will…

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January 2017

TAG presents: The Art Lounge

Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

January 2, 2017 - February 13, 2017

Extended until February 13! A special The Associates Gallery project, Class of 2016 Torpedo Factory Artists Naomi Christianson, Greeway, and Michael Fischerkeller host a month-long exhibition and collaborative art space.  From the artists: The Art Lounge is a community space open to Torpedo Factory residents, associates, art lovers, and artists from as far as the mind’s eye can reach. We welcome all, for we are a space station for the universal tribe of the human race, standing on the side of love…

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February 2017

TAG: Square Two

Gallery 311

February 15, 2017 @ 11:00 am - April 7, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

The Associates Gallery reopens with Square Two. Half of the gallery is a group show, and the other half rotates to feature new artists every two weeks. February 15 to March 5 Val Proudkii Ceramists of the Torpedo Factory March 6 to March 21 Hyun Jung Kim Jo Ann Tooley March 22 to April 7 Erika Cleveland Greenway Paulette Warwick

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March 2017

“From Start to Finish”

March 23, 2017 @ 11:00 am - April 6, 2017 @ 9:00 pm

From Start to Finish, a new show at ​TAG: ​The Associates Gallery, opened March 23, 2017. T​AG: ​ is proud to feature the work of artists Greenway, Erika Cleveland, and Paulette Warwick in an exhibit entitled From Start to Finish. Erika Cleveland, a fiber artist, and Greenway (Bada Studios), an oil painter, exhibit recently completed work, alongside images of sketches and the work in progress. Both frequently create work with strong narratives. The pieces in From Start to Finish explore…

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April 2017

Newly Juried Artists Show

Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

April 8, 2017 @ 10:00 am - April 30, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

See work from the Torpedo Factory Artists Class of 2017! Fifteen new artists have work in an group exhibition in TAG (Gallery 311). Ahmed Ansari Veronica Barker-Barzel Ramon Camarillo Cam Chapman Dennis Crayon Tsolmon Damba Mary Beth Gaiarin M. Alexander Gray Briana Hertzog Yoon Sun Lim Lizzy Lunday Charlene Nield Ciddi Sermin Meg Talley Marine Weiss  Join us for an opening reception on Thursday, April 13 from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm. There will also be a closing reception on…

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May 2017

Pixel Art

Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

May 1, 2017 @ 11:00 am - May 3, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

Join TAG (Gallery 311) for a special three day interactive pixel art making extravaganza. Get inspired by Jason Rohrer’s pixel game “Passage” which is featured in the permanent collection at MoMa, or by a variety of pixel versions of art masterpieces. Then find space on the gallery wall, a pedestal, or a gallery window and create your own pixel masterpiece.

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TAG All Member Show

Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

May 5, 2017 @ 11:00 am - May 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

Join us in TAG for the opening reception of the new All Member Group Show! See work by 14 artists including Ahmed Ansari (Ansari Fine Art),Veronica Barker-Barzel, Erika Cleveland (Transformative Healing Dolls),Dennis Crayon, Tsolmon Damba, Mary Beth Gaiarin, M. Alexander Gray, Greenway (Bada Studios), Fran Livaditis, Charlene Nield, Jennifer Brewer Stone, Meg Talley (Meg by Hand) Paulette Warwick (Maette Design), and Marine Weiss. The opening is on Second Thursday Art Night, which will also feature openings in The Art League…

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Searching for the Divine in Contemporary Islamic Art

Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

May 26, 2017 - June 19, 2017

Searching for the Divine in Contemporary Islamic Art, an exhibition of paintings by newly juried Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association member Ahmed Ansari, will be on display in TAG (Gallery 311) from May 26 – June 18. Apprehension and misunderstandings abound when discussing Islam and Muslims. This exhibit extols the beauty and simplicity of some of the basic tenets of the Quran and names of God rendered in traditional Islamic calligraphy interpreted in abstract forms. The paintings are meant to break…

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June 2017

Mercreatures & Jewels – Veronica Barker-Barzel and Paulette Warwick

June 20, 2017 - July 9, 2017

June 20 – July 9 TAG is located in Gallery 311; Torpedo Factory Art Center Opening reception on June 20 from 6:30 – 9:00 pm. Mercreatures & Jewels by Veronica Barker-Barzel and Paulette Warwick Opens in TAG; The Associates Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center Mercreatures & Jewels will open in TAG (The Associates Gallery) on June 20. An exhibition of prints and jewelry by Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association members Veronica Barker-Barzel and Paulette Warwick , the show pairs the fantastical…

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July 2017

Light & Depth: Featuring Marine Weiss and Jennifer Brewer Stone

Gallery 311

July 11, 2017 - July 31, 2017

TAG is located in Gallery 311; Torpedo Factory Art Center Opening reception on July 13 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Light & Depth: Featuring Marine Weiss and Jennifer Brewer Stone Opens in TAG; The Associates Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center This exhibition by Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association members Jennifer Brewer Stone and Marine Weiss pairs the abstracted natural forms created by artist Brewer Stone, with the windows of ‘stained glass fabric’ by artist Weiss. The show will be on…

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August 2017

TAGteam Opens in TAG (The Associates Gallery) at the Torpedo Factory Art Center

Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

August 1, 2017 @ 8:00 am - August 21, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Reception on August 10 from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm TAGteam, a dynamic, mixed media exhibition featuring the work of 28 Torpedo Factory Artists, will open in TAG (Gallery 311) at the Torpedo Factory Art Center on August 2, 2017.  For this show, each TAG member has invited another Torpedo Factory Artist to display a work of art that complements, visually flows, feels similar, or has the same subject matter as a piece of their own. The viewer is invited to…

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“Eve’s Tree” by Yoonsun Lim & “Wind” by Tsolmon Damba

Gallery 311

August 24, 2017 - September 12, 2017

Two featured artist shows, Eve’s Tree by ceramic artist Yoonsun Lim, and Wind by Tsolmon Damba will open in TAG (The Associates Gallery) on August 23, 2017. This exhibition by Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association members Yoonsun Lim and Tsolmon Damba pairs the abstracted natural forms created by artist Lim, with the abstracted and Mongolian traditional painting by artist Damba. The show will be on on display from August 23 to September 12. An opening reception will be held on August…

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October 2017

Featured Artists: Jo Ann Tooley & Greenway

Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

October 6, 2017 - October 31, 2017

A new show in TAG (The Associates Gallery), pairs the serene and thoughtful black & white photographs of Jo Ann Tooley with the dramatic and complicated work of Greenway, an oil painter. The show will be on display from October 6 until October 31. An opening reception will be held during the Second Thursday Art Night on October 12 from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm.

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November 2017

“Attention to Detail” by Dennis Crayon & Meg Talley

Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

November 2, 2017 - November 26, 2017

Attention to Detail, an exhibition in TAG (The Associates Gallery) by Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association members Dennis Crayon and Meg Talley pairs the nostalgic paintings and photo transfers of of Crayon’s Remember When series with the botanically-inspired jewelry of Talley’s Persistence collection. The show will be on on display from November 2 – November 26. An opening reception will be held on November 9 from 6:00 – 8:30 pm. Remember When Growing up, Dennis Crayon remembers doing chores to earn a little…

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Small Works Show opens in TAG

Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

November 28, 2017 @ 11:00 am - December 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

TAG presents a Small Works show, just in time for the Holidays! This mixed media exhibition, featuring the work of nine Torpedo Factory Artists, will open in TAG (Gallery 311) at the Torpedo Factory Art Center on November 28, 2017. Works in this show are no larger than 20” x 20” and include oil paintings, ceramics, jewelry, acrylic paintings, encaustic work, ink drawings, and more. Participating artists include Ahmed Ansari, Jennifer Brewer Stone, Lesley Clarke, Dennis Crayon, Tsolmon Damba, Jamie…

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December 2017

Made in Alexandria Holiday Pop-Up

Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

December 14, 2017 @ 11:00 am - December 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

The Torpedo Factory Made in Alexandria Holiday Pop-Up shop is back! All items for sale during the holiday pop-up are priced $100 and under, making it a perfect one-stop-shop for finding something for everyone on your list. Join us for an opening party during Second Thursday on December 14 (6:00 pm – 8:30 pm) to create your own DIY ornament.

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Encaustic Endeavors

Gallery 311

December 28, 2017 @ 11:00 am - January 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

Lesley Clarke and Jamie Fine exhibit an exploration of their encaustic creations from 2017. Clarke, who typically works in acrylic and mixed media, and Fine, who is a ceramist, have been working on creating encaustic work every Thursday for several months. Their year-end show in TAG highlights their individual and collaborative work thus far. A reception for the exhibition will be on Thursday, January 11 from 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm.

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January 2018

pour.

Gallery 311

January 23, 2018 - February 19, 2018

Jennifer Brewer Stone and Whitney Staiger display their work side-by-side in TAG. Stone shows mixed media pieces with resin, texture paste, paint, and gold leaf. Staiger showcases new earrings, rings, and necklaces, many of which were created from cuttlefish casting. Both Staiger and Stone will be in the gallery for demonstrations during the show reception on February 8 from 6 – 8:30 pm. Watch as they pour resin and metal to create their work. TAG is located in Gallery 311 and…

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February 2018

Second Thursday Reception with Artist Demos

February 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for the reception of pour on Second Thursday! Both featured artists will be demonstrating their unique processes on this night. Painter Jennifer Brewer Stone demonstrates her poured resin paintings. Brewer Stone’s pieces combine honey-like resin, sometimes in multiple layers, acrylic paint, and metallic pigment. The resin flows over the surface like water and cannot be controlled entirely–similar to nature. Certain colors bloom within the resin or create cells, replicating natural elements. Jeweler Whitney Staiger demonstrates cuttlefish casting. Cuttlefish casting…

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March 2018

2018 Newly Juried Artist Show

March 17, 2018 - April 12, 2018

See work from the Torpedo Factory Artist Class of 2018! All nine new artists will participate in a group exhibition in TAG (Gallery 311). This talented group of artists includes painters, printmakers Opening Reception: March 18, 3-5 pm Closing Reception: April 12, 6-8 pm (Second Thursday) Featuring work by: Natalie Abrams Jennifer Allevato Berit Estabrook Patricia Howard Melanie Kehoss Patrick Sargent Irina Smirnoff George Tkabladze Priscilla Young  

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August 2018

WEAVE

Gallery 311

August 30, 2018 - September 23, 2018

Artists will be talking about their sustainable practices through demonstrations, social hours, meet and greets, and more. Come add your message.

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September 2018

Texture

Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

September 26, 2018 - October 31, 2018

Artists explore the idea of texture, materially or visually, in this mixed media exhibition. Join us for an Artist’s Reception on Thursday, October 4 from 5 – 7 pm. Featured Artists: Ahmed Ansari Veronica Barker-Barzel Lesley Clarke Jamie Fine Rachel Kerwin Mary Lynch Christine Nicoll Parson Beverly Ryan Elke Seefeldt Carol Talkov Meg Talley

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November 2018

Torpedo: 100 Years

Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

November 6, 2018 - December 16, 2018

Celebrate 100 Years since the groundbreaking of the Torpedo Factory (formerly U.S. Naval Torpedo Station, Alexandria)! This exhibit features art in a range of media that is related to torpedos, the City of Alexandria and its history, the Waterfront, the Navy, or inspired by the Art Center’s location. Special edition photographs of a scale model torpedo will be for sale. The model torpedo, photographed by Greg Knott, was given to the grandfather of current Torpedo Factory Artist Meg Talley (Studio 209) when he…

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December 2018

Made in Alexandria Holiday Pop-Up

Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

December 19, 2018 - December 26, 2018

The Torpedo Factory Made in Alexandria Holiday Pop-Up shop is back! All items for sale in Gallery 311 are priced $100 and under, making it a perfect one-stop-shop for finding something for everyone on your list. Hours: Thursday, December 20 11:00 am – 6:00 pm Friday, December 21 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Saturday, December 22 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Sunday, December 23 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Monday, December 24 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Tuesday, December 25…

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January 2019

Bird Call: Put a Bird on It

Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

January 11 - January 30

Featuring bird-inspired artwork from: Ahmed Ansari Veronica Barker-Barzel Anne Buchal Sermin Ciddi Lesley Clarke Marcel Deolazo Min Enghauser Jamie Fine Avis Fleming Brian Grow Guy Jones Rachel Kerwin Mary Lynch Susan Makara Charlene Nield Niki Pickett Patrick Sargent Lisa Schumaier

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Fantasy

Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

January 31 - March 3
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February 2019

Food & Beverage

Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

February 28 - March 31
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April 2019

Newly Juried TFAA Artists Show

Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

April 6 - April 30
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May 2019

5” x 7” Postcard Show

Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

May 3 - June 3
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June 2019

Abstract v Realism

Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

June 3 - July 8
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July 2019

Abstract v Realism

Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

July 11 - July 19
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August 2019

Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association Artist of the Year 2019 Solo Show​

Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

August 22 - September 30
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