Application Deadline: Sunday, January 6, 2019
Exhibition Dates: Saturday, March 2 – Sunday, May 19, 2019
Application Fee: $15 application fee. $10 for artists with a current lease or sublease at the Torpedo Factory.
Juror: 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, recycled and reclaimed materials, and Earth Day. These themes will correspond to different programming that will be happening in the Art Center for the duration of the exhibition.

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.

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 or images, 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 (including the Site Location and how the budget will be used)
  • Resume / CV


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