“A pivotal moment”: the photography of Amanda Harner

Six weeks ago, our annual jury reviewed the artwork of 65 applicants and welcomed 20 new artists to the fold. All of them are noteworthy, but one stands out for her sheer youth: Amanda Marie Harner, whose career as a professional artist began almost by Read More …

New faces, new perspectives: The 2014 Visiting Artist Program

What’s it like to work among more than 100 artists—and in front of a curious public? Torpedo Factory artists love to discuss the challenges and rewards—and this summer, thanks to our Visiting Artist Program, artists from across North America will add their voices to this Read More …

Congratulations to the newly juried Torpedo Factory artists for 2014!

photo: Guido Krüger If you’ve been to the Torpedo Factory this week, you may have noticed a flurry of activity between Union Street and the third floor. On Monday morning, aspiring Torpedo Factory artists began dropping off their work—and in the two days since, our Read More …

Networking, residencies, and membership: opportunities for artists at the Torpedo Factory

A life in the arts is an adventure—and no matter where you are in your career as an artist, the Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association invites you to visit us, talk to us, and consider joining us here on the Alexandria waterfront. ARTIST NETWORKING LUNCHES AND Read More …

Creativity and community: becoming a Torpedo Factory member or a Visiting Artist in 2014

What does it take to become a Torpedo Factory artist? If you’re eager to join our community in 2014, we encourage you to think ahead, starting with two dates to mark on next year’s calendar. If you intend to apply to be a Torpedo Factory Read More …

Reactions and reflections: Jury Week 2013

Work by new Torpedo Factory mixed-media sculptor Mike McAteer On Monday morning, as snow flurries gave way to chilly rain, we braced ourselves for a busy week—and a surfeit of talent. By the time the building closed that evening, 80 artists had applied to join Read More …

“Ladies and gentlemen of the jury…”

The third-floor landing may be a little frenetic today, as aspiring Torpedo Factory artists show us their truly best work. On Tuesday and Wednesday, our jury will scrutinize a wonderful array of paintings, photographs, drawings, sculptures, and creations in numerous other media, even as anxious Read More …

Behind the scenes at the Torpedo Factory: New artists and the jury process

How does an artist get into the Torpedo Factory? Artists who dream of having a studio here often assume the process must be baffling; in fact, it’s surprisingly straightforward. On Monday, March 18, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., aspiring Torpedo Factory artists will Read More …