Entry Deadline: 1/28/15
Number of Applications Allowed: 3
Media Images – Minimum: 8, Maximum: 12
Total Media – Minimum: 8, Maximum: 12
Entry Fee (Torpedo Factory Art Center Visiting Artist Program): $25.00
The Torpedo Factory Art Center is one of the largest visual art centers in the U.S. and is home to more than 140 visual artists working in 82 studios. Artists create in a wide variety of media including painting, fiber, jewelry, ceramics, printmaking, cast and stained glass, photography, and sculpture. The Torpedo Factory is open to the public from 10-6 every day except Thursday, when it stays open until 9 pm. Visitors are invited and welcomed into artists’ studios to enjoy the art, watch artists at work, ask questions, and purchase original art—allowing the public an extraordinary opportunity to share in the excitement and fascination of the creative process.
ABOUT THE VISITING ARTIST PROGRAM
The Visiting Artist Program is intended as a professional development opportunity for emerging and experienced visual artists, and to expose visitors to a new group of artists and projects. Applicants may apply for a 1, 2, 3 or 4-month summer residency, June through September. The projects undertaken by Visiting Artists for this self-directed. Creative residency must be compatible with available working studio spaces and facilities. The Visiting Artist will have the opportunity for informal collegial exchanges with Torpedo Factory artists. As part of the program, each Visiting Artist is also asked to give a demonstration, elaborating on his/her work. Visiting Artists will be able to display and sell original artwork and will be provided with workspace. Each Visiting Artist will pay one-half of the rent of the studio (amounts range between approximately $180 and $480 per month for the Visiting Artist, depending on the studio). The Torpedo Factory Art Center has very limited shared equipment or facilities.(Use of kiln, spray booth) All expenses and arrangements related to art materials, equipment, transportation, housing or other requirements are the responsibility of the Visiting Artist.
ABOUT THE JUROR
Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell is a Washington, D.C. based curator, writer, arts manager and arts advocate. Curating five exhibitions in 2014, she collaborates with art institutions across the Greater Washington DC Area. She implements professional development seminars, as well as a residency program for local emerging artists with Strathmore. A writer for all things art, her work has been featured with The Washington Times, Examiner.com, CBS DC online, Brightest Young Things, Plinth, among others. She has worked with many cultural institutions including the Smithsonian Institution, the Walters Art Museum, the National Archives and the David C. Driskell Center collection at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her insights on art and culture have led to cooperative efforts with the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the Annual Downtown Hyattsville Arts Festival. Mrs. Bryant-Greenwell earned her B.A. in Art History from the University of Maryland, College Park and her M.A. in Museum Studies from the George Washington University. She serves as Regional Programs Chair for ArtTable in the DC area, as well as on the Steering Committees of Emerging Arts Leaders DC –affiliated with Americans for the Arts, Emerging Arts Advocates – an initiative of Maryland Citizens for the Arts in Baltimore, Maryland, and the Young Patrons Committee of Torpedo Art Factory in Alexandria, Virginia. She is Chairing and speaking on a panel about early-career strategies for emerging museum professionals at the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums Annual Conference in Washington, DC on Friday, October 24, 2014.