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.

Residents receive studio space and public presentation opportunities, including an artist talk and participation in a culminating curated exhibition in the Target Gallery, the contemporary exhibition space for the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Residents are active and equal participants in the Torpedo Factory’s unique creative community. Residents benefit from engagement with local, national, and international artists. 

Application Deadline: Sunday, October 21st
Exhibition Dates: Friday, November 30, 2018 - Sunday, February 24 2019
Application Fee: $25 application fee. $10 for artists with a current lease or sublease at the Torpedo Factory.
Juror: Jaynelle Hazard, Director of Exhibitions, Workhouse Art Center  

The Torpedo Factory Art Center (TFAC), presently managed by the City of Alexandria Office of the Arts, invites artists and artist teams (Artists) 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 buildings main spaces during the fall.
Artwork is encouraged but not limited to involve themes related to fall/autumn, folklore (such as Dia de los Muertos or All Hallow’s Eve), or Alexandria’s naval history. These themes will correspond to different programming that will be happening in the Art Center for the duration of the exhibition. 

About the Juror

Jaynelle Hazard develops, implements and oversees progressive, contemporary programming initiatives in the main gallery spaces at Workhouse Arts Center. In her brief time with the organization, she has implemented over 30 exhibitions with blockbuster shows including: Imagination is the Medium - an exhibit highlighting the works of Jim Henson’s original illustrator, Guy Gilchrist and puppeteer, Bill Diamond; and Compounds Not Required, - a group show co-curated with Tiffany Williams from Art in Embassies exploring works of six artists and the origin of metals back to the periodic table. 

Jaynelle Hazard recently relocated to Washington from New York where she earned a Master of Arts degree at Sotheby’s Institute of Art. Hazard is committed to being an ambassador of cultural heritage and looks forward to continuing the development of rich, inspirational experiences in the community locally and globally.

How to Apply:
Please read/review guidelines and requirements thoroughly before applying.

Applications will include:

  • 5 - 10 images of related past work
  • 3-6 sketches, drawings of proposed work or photographs of actual work (video is welcome)
  • Artist Statement
  • Letter of Interest describing the approach to this project and proposal
  • Resume / CV


Exhibition Dates:  April 10th – June 5th, 2019  

Opening Reception: Friday, April 12th, 2019

Jury Panel Talk: May 2019 (date TBA)

Jury Panel:  Adah Rose Bitterbaum, Philippa Hughes, and Dawne Langford

Summary: Target Gallery presents a new yearly exhibition featuring the work of 3 regional emerging artists. This exhibition spotlights new talent and the up-and-coming artistic innovators of the D.C. metropolitan area.

Eligibility: Artists should have no more than 5 years of experience as a professional exhibiting artist, live within D.C., Maryland, or Virginia, and have never had an solo exhibition in a professional gallery space (excluding BFA/MFA exhibitions).

Honorarium: Each artist will receive a $500 stipend

Please note that due to size constraints, if you are selected, it is not guaranteed that all the artwork you submit will be selected as well. If selected, we will work with you to select what pieces will be in the show based on the jurors feedback. 

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. The artist(s) will also receive a $3000 stipend.

Download Prospectus 

Jury Panel: 

Sandy Guttman

Michael Matason

Terence Nicholson

Target Gallery