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Target Gallery Exhibition Calendar
Target Gallery, national exhibition space of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, promotes high standards of art by continuously exploring new ideas through the visual media in a rotating monthly schedule exhibitions open to all artists both national and international. Visit out Exhibition Opportunities site to see a list of our current Call for Entries.

  Frances Gallardo: Meteorology
Exhibition Dates: January 18th-March 2nd, 2014
Opening & Performance: Saturday, January 18th, 2-4pm.
Reception: Thursday, February 13th, 6-8pm; Curator Talk at 7pm
Curator: Laura Roulet

The deceptive beauty of Frances Gallardo’s cut-paper hurricane series belies the urgent underlying theme of climate change, which is a particular threat for her native island of Puerto Rico in the Tropics. Gallardo’s work combines exquisitely crafted cut-paper installations with conceptual performance art. Delving beneath the surface, paper serves as a metaphor for human skin and vulnerability. Based on satellite imagery appropriated from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) website, Meteorology includes large-scale cut-paper installations and sculpture. The public opening on Saturday, January 18 will include a site-responsive performance by the artist.

  March150: 4th Annual Exhibition Fundraiser
March 8th-March 23rd
Reception: Thursday, March 13th, 6-8pm
Art Party: Friday, March 14th, 7-10pm

The Target Gallery and the March of Dimes are teaming up to raise money for both organizations with our 4th annual exhibition fundraiser March150. The show includes 200 pieces of artwork, each on 10” square wood panels, created by local artists. All of the artwork is $150 each (and only $100 the night of the Art Party on March 14th). This exhibit is open to local artists only. The work must be created on the gallery provided panels, which are $10 each and can be purchased from the gallery beginning February 1st, 2014.

  Newly Juried Artists of the Torpedo Factory Artists' Association
March 29th-April 13th
Reception: Sunday, April 13, 3-5pm

Target Gallery welcomes the new artists of the Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association (TFAA). These artists are selected through the TFAA’s Annual Jury process, where an outside panel of art experts selects new 2D and 3D artists each year.

April 19th - May 26th
Reception: Thursday, May 8th, 6-8pm; Juror Talk at 7pm.
Juror: Dara Engler

Target Gallery presents Identification, an all-media self-portrait exhibition exploring alternative definitions of self through the juxtaposition of the artists’ objective and subjective identities. Artists are asked to submit a standardized 4x4 photo of themselves to exhibit along side of the artwork. Our juror is Dara Engler, artist and Assistant Professor of Art at Ithaca College.


The Alexandria Community Library
May 31st – July 13th
Reception: Thursday, June 10th, 6-8pm; Gallery Talk at 7pm.
Curator: Roman Petruniak

In celebration of the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s 40th Anniversary, a group of artists will transform the Target Gallery into a community library. Constructed from repurposed and locally sourced building materials, this Library of Alexandria will feature a diverse array of public arts programming. While on the one hand serving to archive and share TFAC’s rich history as a creative place, the exhibition also questions newly emerging modes of both art making and arts funding.


Open Exhibition 2014
July 19th – August 31st
Reception: Thursday, August 14th, 6-8pm; Artist Talk at 7pm
Jurors: Cory Oberndorfer, Schwanda Rountree, Mark Cameron Boyd

This is an open call for proposals for an exhibition in the summer of 2014. This call is open to all artists from North America working in all visual media. Proposals for exhibitions by both individuals and groups will be considered. The individual or group associated with the chosen proposal will receive a solo exhibition at the Target Gallery from July 19th – August 31st, 2014. The artist(s) will also receive a stipend and an exhibition catalog.


Hacking Objects of Desire
September 6th – October 19th
Reception: Thursday, September 14th, 6-8pm; Curator / Artist talk at 7pm
Curator: Kade Twist

Sámi artist and architect Joar Nango, and Sámi Poet and Writer Sigbjørn Skåden, investigate Sámi design traditions and indigenous pragmatism through contemporary processes of hacking and re-appropriating everyday consumer objects to better reflect Sámi worldview and the experiential realities of local geographies and contexts — effectively transforming appendages of globalization and neoliberalism into vehicles of self-determination. The exhibition consists of video, sound, text and sculpture.


Post-Photography: Beyond the Print
October 25th – November 30th 
Reception: Thursday, November 13th, 6-8pm; Gallery Talk at 7pm
Juror: TBD

Target Gallery explores the future of photography with the exhibition Post-Photography: Beyond the Print. This exhibition investigates alternative applications of photography and challenging new contexts for creating images. Submissions are open to all-media artwork that involves an innovative approach to the photographic medium, including, but not limited to, photo-manipulation, stop-motion video, mixed media collage, artist books, photographic sculpture, alternative process photography and GIF art. 


December 6th – January 17th, 2015
Reception: Thursday, December 11th, 6-8pm;Gallery Talk at 7pm.
Juror: TBD

Back by popular demand, this small works show is a juried exhibition that invites artists to submit work that cannot exceed 5” in any directions. This is an all media exhibit open to all artists nationally and internationally.

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