One floor down and across the building is another beautiful art gallery living inside the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Target Gallery also hosts monthly exhibits and they’re still looking for artists to show this fall! Deadlines are approaching fast, so check out the calls!
Masks – Deadline for Entry: August 1, 2011 Exhibition Dates: October 1 – 30, 2011 Reception: October 13, 6-8pm; juror talk @7pm
Masks is an all media exhibition that is open to all artists, nationally and internationally. Masks have long served as a symbol and a tool for concealment, protection, amusement and performance. Artists are being asked to create work based on the theme of masks, literally and conceptually. Brittany Lawrence Yam is the Director of Project 4 Gallery in Washington, DC. Yam worked for the Arlington Arts Center before leaving the DC area for Pittsburgh, PA where she attended Carnegie Mellon University, earning a Master of Arts Management in 2010. During her last year of graduate school, Yam worked for the Foundation for the National Archives. In her spare time she continues to create work at David Freeberg’s studio in McLean, VA.
Special FotoWeek DC Lecture and reception with juror Regina Deluise on Nov. 6, 6-8pm
Reception: November 10, 6-8pm; juror talk @7pm
Transferred: Alternative Processes in Photography is a juried photography exhibition that focuses specifically on artists using alternative photography processes. This exhibition will be a part of FOTOWEEK DC. Our juror Regina Deluise is a photography professor with Maryland Institute College of Art. Deluise is considered an expert in the field of alternative processes in photography. She is a Guggenheim Fellow, is represented by Bonni Benrubi Gallery in NYC, and has shown extensively worldwide.
Petri Dish – Deadline for Entry: October 3, 2011 Exhibition Dates: December 1 – 30, 2011 Reception: December 8th, 6-8pm Petri Dish is an all media small works exhibit with the primary focus of artist experimentation. Petri dish brings to mind the very idea of experimentation. What does it bring to mind for artists? That is the question and the challenge that we are asking artists to figure out. The work must fit within the parameters of a standard petri dish – 100mmx15mm (approx. 4 in) – The gallery will provide petri dishes for the accepted works. Our juror is Jesse Cohen, DC artist, scientist, and gallery owner. In 2004, he founded artdc.org, a grass roots movement with a membership of over 2,400 members. In 2009 he founded Fine Art Ventures, LLC and the artdc Gallery in Hyattsville, MD. Download a Prospectus – Make sure to read this COMPLETELY before applying online Apply Online
Dia de los Muertos: The Art of Remembrance – Deadline for Entry: August 29, 2011 Exhibition Dates:October 24 – November 4, 2011 Costume & Dance Party: October 29, 8-11pm – Click Here to learn more about the event The Torpedo Factory Art Center presents its Third Annual Day of the Dead celebration from October 24 – November 4, 2011. The altar exhibition returns to the main floor of the art center and will be hosted by the Target Gallery. Local and regional artists are invited to submit altar proposals. The juror for this exhibition is Shane Pomajambo, owner of Art Whino gallery.
Shane Pomojambo is CEO and Creative Director of Art Whino, a DC based art gallery whose mission is to bring together the freshest talent in the underground art scene, with a focus on Pop Surrealism and Low Brow art movements. Pomajambo graduated from Virginia Tech with a Masters Degree in Architecture, followed by teaching there for three years. In 2003 he decided to go on his own and started Moderne Design, a design build firm which has been full swing to present time. He has had a passion for collecting since an early age, starting with 70’s Star Wars’ action figures which evolved into a large comic book collection of about 4,000 vintage comics, and eventually into art. Being born and raised in New York, he was part of the whole Breaking/Graffiti scene which had a strong influence in his appreciation of street art. With 15 years of following some of the scene’s biggest players that were now showing in galleries in New York and California, he began displaying his collection at open houses he would hold for his newly finished homes he would build. Excited to see the enthusiasm that people had for this genre of art, Pomajambo opened Art Whino gallery in Old Town Virginia in 2007. Over 1,500 people came out for their opening night, solidifying that there was a large demand for this art which mainly thrived in New York and California; 62 shows later and after working with over 1200 artists Art Whino is now a leader in the scene worldwide.
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