A Note from the Jury Chair

The 2015 Jury season was a great success due to the wonderful efforts of many people. Read More …

Will you reach Terminal Velocity at Art on the Avenue this weekend?

The Terminal Velocity art bike was given as a gift by Studio 33’s Chris Erney to VéloCity Bicycles, a Del Ray non-profit that works to empower all levels of cyclists in building, maintaining, and embracing the fun of bicycles. Read More …

From chandeliers to exotic creatures: spring news from Torpedo Factory artists

From tulips to cherry blossoms, an eye-popping array of color is finally abloom here along the Potomac! Spring is a time for inspiration and renewal—and naturally, our artists are as busy as ever. * * * Known for her evocative Sea Core Bubble Tubes, Alison Read More …

A shield for the Green Berets: Chris Erney honors the U.S. Special Forces

As Memorial Day approaches, sculptor and metalworker Chris Erney recalls a recent visitor to his Torpedo Factory studio who brought news of a challenge—and posed an interesting design challenge of his own. “You never know who’s wandering through,” Erney says. “In the past, I’ve even Read More …

Myth and nature by the numbers: the many media of Chris Erney

Last week, Chris Erney noticed a new endorsement of his work: forehead prints on his studio window. “I guess that’s a compliment!” he says with a grin, pointing out the gently swaying fish sculptures that Torpedo Factory visitors were apparently straining to see—fine examples of Read More …

“History doesn’t stop”: Chris Erney depicts Virginia’s untold stories

With his wide-ranging background in art and industrial design, TFAA artist Chris Erney has left his mark on our region. You’ve seen his work on building facades around Washington, and in 2009 he spruced up a dingy section of the Mount Vernon Trail in Alexandria Read More …