Talent and tradition: a Printmakers exhibition in Rockville, Maryland

For more than 30 years, the talented members of Printmakers, Inc., have shared their facilities, materials, and ideas while educating the public about a time-honored art. You can meet these artists at the Torpedo Factory, and their work is readily found worldwide, from the Library Read More …

“Otherworldly places”: the pinhole photography of Min Enghauser

Shenandoah National Park, 2 April 27, 2014, was Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day, an annual celebration of the weird and wonderful things that develop when people make simple cameras and share the results. The WPPD website is accepting this year’s submissions through the end of May, Read More …

“Printed, Painted, Potted”: the versatile art of Avis Fleming

At the Torpedo Factory, artists frequently inspire each other to experiment with new techniques and different media, but “Printed, Painted, Potted,” a new exhibition of works by Avis Fleming, sets a high standard for artistic versatility. Fleming is a member of Printmakers, Inc., the only Read More …

“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 …

“New ways of seeing and showing”: Rachel Kerwin’s Torpedo Factory mural

photo by Guido Krüger To celebrate the Torpedo Factory’s tenth anniversary in May 1984, several artists decorated the spiral staircase that runs from the first floor to the second. Combining personal reflections with intriguing allusions to the building’s past, the resulting works nicely camouflage a Read More …

“Focus on Fiber”: Second Thursday at the Torpedo Factory

Candace Edgerley and Tamryn McDermott As you stroll along King Street or daydream by the Potomac in the early evening, keep in mind that on the second Thursday of every month, the Torpedo Factory is open late. We’re here to chat, share our work, and Read More …

Messages present and future: “Pushing the Envelope” by Annemarie Feld

The professionals at Fiberworks are experts at creating wearable art, but with her latest solo show, Annemarie Feld reminds us that artists who make functional items also go through as deeply personal a creative process as any sculptor or painter. On display in studio 14 Read More …

“breathe”: Karen Hubacher and the Alchemical Vessel Exhibition and Benefit

Art is a source of discovery and self-expression, but frequently it serves as a means of healing as well. This month, for the second year in a row, the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery in Washington, D.C., will host Alchemical Vessels, a selection of 125 Read More …

Whimsical imagery, serious art: “Earth Blankets” by Rosemary Luckett

Rosemary Luckett, “Wheelbarrow Ark” When Rosemary Luckett was learning needlework and drawing pictures on envelopes as a child in her Idaho farmhouse, she couldn’t have imagined where her interest in art would take her—but “Earth Blankets,” her new solo exhibition at Touchstone Gallery in downtown Read More …