Ceramic robes and welcoming hues: new D.C. commissions for Marcia Jestaedt and Joyce McCarten

one of Marcia Jestaedt’s preliminary sketches for the Morrison-Clark Inn Torpedo Factory artists regularly make work that suits the scale of our homes—but they also create large-scale art that shapes and defines our public spaces. Right now, two of our artists are hard at work 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 …

Honoring a family farm: a Christmas commission for Betty Grisham

TFAA artist Betty Grisham often draws and paints faces, places, and pets that mean the world to the people who ask her for customized art—but some recent visitors to her studio reminded her just how personal a commission can be for an artist as well. Read More …