What is the Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association?
The Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association (TFAA) is a community of more than 275 artists dedicated to creating and exhibiting art and fine crafts in open studio settings and galleries. Our members work in a variety of visual media, including sculpture, glass, photography, jewelry, ceramics, painting, film, fiber, and more. Many of our members work on site at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, but we also have a strong group of Associate members working in other locations across the region, who participate actively in our professional artistic community. Newly juried Torpedo Factory Artists are able to immediately show work onsite at the Torpedo Factory Art Center by exhibting in the Van Landingham Gallery, a TFAA member-only cooperative gallery.
The Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association (TFAA) has been a leader in the professional artist community for over 40 years. All of our members are selected through a rigorous jury process, ensuring that every TFAA member is a highly skilled artist. Membership in our community provides:
- Networking and professional development opportunities
- Marketing for the TFAA and listing on the Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association website
- Connections to shows, awards, and special projects
- Immediate eligibility for the Van Landingham Gallery (an Art Center gallery) along with satellite galleries and exhibitions
To see a full list of member benefits, please click here..
What type of art is accepted?
Visual art, of high quality as judged by our panel of independent experts.
Who can apply?
We invite visual artists over age 18 to apply: we welcome all ethnicities, genders, orientations, nationalities, and religions.
We select well-qualified jurors with diverse viewpoints and backgrounds: academics, gallery owners, curators, and artists representing a broad variety of media expertise within the panel. We do not veto, weigh-in or overrule their selections. We get about 70 applicants to our annual membership jury. Historically, the jurors have selected between 6 and 20 artists each year. We do not give the jury panel any minimum or maximum goal or quotas.
There are separate juries for two-dimensional & three-dimensional art.
The TFAA Jury Process is a blind process conducted annually in two phases. Phase I is an online application. The successful Phase 1 applicant will be required for Phase II to deliver five works for the jurors’ review.
Jury information for 2020 TBA.