29 Jul 2016

Call for Submissions Material as Medium

Target Gallery - Torpedo Factory Art CenterAlexandria, Virginia, United States


Opportunity Description

International Deadline: September 25, 2016 – Target Gallery, the national exhibition space of the highly regarded Torpedo Factory Art Center, explores the future of contemporary textile art in Material as Medium. Artists worldwide are asked to submit work using traditional materials in a new context, or unconventional materials in a more traditional form.

This exhibition is open to national and international artists working in all media.

Aaron McIntosh is a fourth generation quiltmaker and cross-disciplinary artist whose work mines the intersections of material culture, family tradition, desire and identity politics in a range of works including quilts, sculpture, collage, photography and writing. McIntosh received his BFA from the Appalachian Center for Craft and his MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. He has exhibited work widely throughout the United States and his critical writing has appeared in the Brooklyn Rail, Hyperallergic and Sculpture magazine… (see more bio here)

Work should be less than 15 feet overall (height + width + length), with no one dimension measuring more than 7 feet. Final measurements must be inclusive of frame, if applicable. Weight may not exceed 150 pounds. All entries must have been conceived and created by the artist submitting the work and must have been created within the last 5 years.

All work selected must be ready for exhibit: 2D work must be framed with secure hanging devices; 3D work must be suitably prepared with instructions for installation. The gallery reserves the right to reject work that differs from submitted images

Visit Target Gallery for complete Prospectus and easy online Entry. The application materials must be received in the Target Gallery no later than September 25, 2016.

Whether your piece has been selected by the juror or not, notification will be sent to you via email.


  • Sept. 25, 2016: Entry deadline
  • Oct. 10, 2016: Artists’ notified: Please be patient with the gallery. We will notify you by email. Be sure to provide the gallery with an accurate email address.
  • Nov. 25, 2016 – Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016: Accepted work due in the gallery
  • Dec. 3, 2016 – Jan. 15, 2017: Exhibition Dates
  • Dec. 8, 2016: Artist’s Reception

Phone: 703.838.4565 ext 4

The Target Gallery, national exhibition space of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, promotes high standards of art by continuously exploring new ideas through the visual media in a schedule of national and international exhibitions. Torpedo Factory Art Center, is located on the waterfront in Old Town Alexandria, VA.

The gallery’s schedule of exhibitions invites artists from across the country and around the world to participate in shows that have far reaching themes. The themes often focus on the current trends in the art world. The exhibitions challenge our perspective and stir dialogue with our viewers.

Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314

Visit Torpedo Factory online for complete Prospectus and Online Entry.

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Opp Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opp Types: Call for Submissions. Opp Tags: Deadlines 09 Sept thru Oct, Open to Artists Worldwide, Participant Reviewed Opps, and Special Opportunities. Income: Exhibition – Group, In-Kind Benefit, and Sales. Opportunity expires in 36 mins.

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