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Target Gallery Exhibitions

2022 Open Call for Solo Exhibition 

Application Deadline: Sunday, January 2, 2022
Exhibition Dates:
Saturday, April 23 – Sunday, July 17, 2022
Artists Reception: Friday, May 13, 2022
Juror Panel: Maps Glover, Heather Hakimzadeh, Thomas James

Exhibition Description:

Target Gallery invites regional artists living in the D.C., Maryland, or Virginia to apply for an open call for proposals for a solo exhibition for the summer of 2022. The individual with the chosen proposal will receive an exhibition at Target Gallery from April 23 – July 17, 2022 as well as a virtual online catalog. The artist will also receive a $2000 stipend as well as $100 for an artist talk and additional programming throughout the exhibition.

Directions For Entry
The gallery accepts online submission form only via Submittable. To apply, you must create an account first. This will allow you to monitor the status and receive notifications about your submission. You will only need to create the account once—if you have used Submittable before you can simply log in to your account to submit. This includes uploading your images and paying via Submittable. A non-refundable $40* entry fee includes one proposal submission with up to 25 images. The application must be received by Target Gallery via Submittable no later than 11:59pm E.S.T. on the deadline listed above.

* Due to impacts of COVID-19, this year Target Gallery will be offering $15 off the application fee for students, veterans, or active military as well as emerging artists (An emerging artist for the purpose of this opportunity is defined as someone who has been exhibiting professionally for less than 5 years).

To request the discounted application, a resume or relevant documentation will need to be sent to: targetgallery@alexandriava.gov by December 31 by 6pm to be sent a private link to the discounted application. Please note that the discounted application is a separate application and the costs cannot be taken off this application. If you are eligible and would like to request a discount on your application, do not fill out this application. You will receive a private emailed link to the discounted application upon the verification of the required documentation.

Please read full guidelines linked below or in the application.


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


About the Jurors




Maps Glover is an artist and innovator, from his installation and performances at some of the nation’s premiere stages including the Kennedy Center. Maps’ illustrations have also graced the covers of magazines like The Fray, Hello Mr, and Condé Nast Traveler. His approach to art is unique meditative his practice invites the viewer to reimagine the world around them.



Heather Hakimzadeh is the Curator at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Since her tenure at Virginia MOCA, she has organized over 50 exhibitions ranging from local to internationally recognized artists. Hakimzadeh’s recent exhibitions include She Says: Women, Words, and Power, Inka Essenhigh: A Fine Line, and Wayne White: Monitorium. She wrote essays for both Inka Essenhigh’s monograph and the catalogue that accompanied the seminal group exhibition, Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose. She earned a B.S. from Carnegie Mellon University, a B.A. in Art History from Old Dominion University, and an M.A. in Art History from the George Washington University.


Thomas James is a visual arts curator and arts facilitator based in Maryland. An appreciator and collector of fine arts, he highlights working artists and facilitates spaces for creatives to refine and develop their craft. Beginning his career in the arts while in college at Frostburg State University, his first exhibition was at Mountain City Center for the Arts, where he was interning. Shortly after graduation, Thomas took an opportunity to independently curate an exhibition on display at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis, and it was eventually travelled to George Washington University’s ArtReach Gallery in Washington, DC. Shortly after, Thomas went on to conduct a fellowship at The Maryland Federation of Art before joining the Baltimore anchor institution, Creative Alliance, in 2018 through 2021. He now leads the exhibition programming at Eubie Blake Cultural Center in Baltimore. Thomas has curated exhibitions on display at The Phillips Collection, Anne Arundel Community College, Gallery Al-Quds, and Syra Arts. In addition to curating, Thomas has served as a writer, designer, consultant, lecturer, and more for organizations and companies such as Vans, Kaiser Permante, B&O Railroad Museum, Munger, Tolles, & Olsen LLP, Urban Walls Brazil, Reginald F. Lewis Museum, and more. To learn more visit thomasjamesdc.com.


Art in Common Spaces

Site 2 & 3 Galleries

We are currently not accepting proposals at this time, please check back at a later date. For more information about these spaces please read the overview and requirements here.

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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