Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Torpedo Factory Visiting Artist Program - Summer 2012

Deadline: February 15, 2012

Emerging and experienced artists are invited to apply for one, two, or three-month residencies between June 1 and August 31, 2012.

The Torpedo Factory Art Center ( in Alexandria Virginia is home to more than 140 visual artists working in 82 studios. Artists create in a wide variety of media including painting, fiber, jewelry, ceramics, printmaking, and sculpture. The Torpedo Factory is open to the public every day; visitors are invited and welcomed into studios to watch artists at work, ask questions, and purchase original art – allowing the public an opportunity to share in the excitement and fascination of the creative process.

The Visiting Artist Program is intended as a professional development opportunity for emerging and experienced visual artists, and to expose visitors to exciting artists and projects.

The visiting artists will be working in studios throughout the art center from June through August and will be actively involved in art enrichment events throughout their residency in which they will demonstrate and lecture about their work.

Visiting Artists will be provided with studio space and will be able to display and sell original work.

Finalists will be selected by juror Paula Amt, owner of gallery plan b in Washington DC.

There is no application fee.

Download the Prospectus and Application Form from

Send questions to: No telephone calls please.

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