Competitions Target Gallery’ 2019 Solo Exhibitions
International Deadline: November 25, 2018 – 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.
Proposals must be new bodies of work or works that have not been previously shown in the region. Individual works that have been previously shown can be entered if they are a part of new bodies of work and/or a new concept.
On display June 14 – August 4, 2019.
The artist(s) will receive a $3000 stipend.
Sandy Guttman is an independent curator writer, artist, and activist. As a curator, she is interested in the transformative power of art, and in the ability of artists and their work to transcend boundaries, question power structures, and incite dialogue. She has worked with Aspect / Ratio Gallery, Bodies of Work, Gallery 400, and is currently a curatorial assistant at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC. She is a founding editor of the arts and culture publication FWD: Museums.
Michael Matason is an Arlington, VA, based photographer, and artist. He is currently the Web Design and Project Manager for Lauinger Library at Georgetown University. Since 2012, Michael has been the Gallery Manager at District of Columbia Arts Center. He also serves on the Program Advisory and Review Council for Arlington Independent Media (AIM) and the radio station WERA. He received his BFA in Digital Arts at George Mason University and is currently pursuing his MA at Georgetown University.
Terence Nicholson is a DC-based artist, musician, and curator. He is the former Lead Curator/ Associate Creative Director of Honfluer Gallery and Vivid Solutions Gallery in Washington DC. Among the exhibitions he has curated are Michael Platt, Aziza Claudia Gibson-Hunter and Michaela Pilar Brown. He has also been very instrumental in musical and cultural programming with the likes of Fulbright Scholar Jen Shyu. In response to the lack of support of local musicians by larger venues in the District, Nicholson founded The Hut ; a monthly concert series featuring local musical artists that takes place in the Anacostia Arts Center. He currently works as an installer for the Hirshhorn.
Please be mindful of the gallery dimensions that are provided in the floorplan. Adjustments, if possible, shall be noted by the artist(s) in the proposal if their works exceed the appropriate size. All entries must have been conceived and created by the artist submitting the work and must have been created in 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. Please refer to the application for specific instructions for each exhibition.
A non-refundable $40 entry fee includes submission for 3 pieces of artwork – each work may include one image along with only one detail image per work.
Artists Notified by December 21, 2018.
A commission of 40% will be taken on all works sold.
Artists drop-off in person or ship artwork. Artists are responsible for shipping their work to the gallery in sturdy, reusable boxes. Return shipping must be prepaid and enclosed with artwork. If a Call Tag is to be issued, the artist is required to make those arrangements with their shipper. The City of Alexandria will not be responsible for any damage incurred in transit or post-exhibition.
Entry Deadline: November 25, 2018
Artists Notified: December 21, 2018
Accepted Work Due in the Gallery: June 10 – 14, 2019
Exhibition Dates: June 14 – August 4, 2019
Reception, 7-10pm: June 14, 2019
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