Congratulations to the artists listed below for being juried into the TFAA!!!
Out of 55 total 2D applicants, 7 artists were accepted. Out of 25 3D applicants, 11 artists were accepted.
2D Artists selected in the 2013 Jury:
Dmitriy Akhunbabayev, painter
Regina Davis-Izaguirre, painter
Newton More, photographer
McCain McMurray, painter
Gail Spencer Saour, painter
Marilynn Spindler, painter
Gregory Lambert, painter
3D Artists selected in the 2013 Jury:
Jennifer Athanas, fiber
Charlene Cross, enamel & metal
Dana Lehrer Danze, ceramics
Brian Grow, ceramics
Diane Lietzau, glass mosaic
Mike McAteer, mixed-media sculpture
Yoshiko Ratliff, ceramics
Melanie Sears, ceramics
Carol Talkov, mosaic
Tracie Griffith Tso, ceramics
Christopher Waters, wood sculpture
2013 Jury Timeline
Jury Information Sessions: Sunday, January 20th and Sunday, February 24th, 2-3pm in Studio 31.
Jury Day 1 - Receiving: Monday, March 18th, 9am-6pm on the 3rd floor landing
Jury Day 2 - 2D Jury: Tuesday, March 19th. Selected 2D artists will be posted Tuesday evening
Jury Day 3 - 3D Jury: Wednesday, March 20th. Selected 3D artists will be posted Wednesday evening
Jury Day 4 - Pick-Up: Thursday, March 21st, 9am-6pm on the 3rd floor. All applicants must pick-up their work.*
Orientation for Newly Juried Artists: Thursday, March 21st, 6-7pm in Studio 31. Each artist will have 2-3 works selected for a special exhibition.
Newly Juried Artists' Exhibition
March 23-30 in Target Gallery
Reception:* Saturday, March 30th, 3-5pm.
* Exhibited artists must pick up their works after the reception.
• Ellyn Weiss, Artist and Independent Curator
• Kariann Fuqua, George Mason University Curator
• Brigitte Reyes, Founder and Director of Reyes + Davis Gallery
• Elsabe Dixon, Fiber Artist
• David Page, Sculptor and Associate Faculty Corcoran College of Art and Design
• Jayme McLellan, Director & Founder, Civilian Art Projects
Questions? Contact TFAA Jury Chair Michele Hoben at 703.836.1851 or
General Information about the Annual Jury Process
The TFAA Annual Jury process takes place every spring and lasts 4 days.
Applicants and interested persons are encouraged to check this web page for updates such as jury dates, application downloads, and other important information.
1-3 Months before Jury: Jury information session for potential applicants will be held at the Torpedo Factory Art Center.
Jury Day 1: Applicants drop off application materials with their jury fee payment, artworks, and digital submissions.
Jury Day 2: 2D or 3D submissions are juried. Juror selections will be announced on this web page.
Jury Day 3: 2D or 3D submissions are juried. Juror selections will be announced on this web page.
Jury Day 4: Applicants pick-up artworks. Chosen artists will have some of their works selected for a special exhibition at the Torpedo Factory.
How do I become a Torpedo Factory artist?
Artists must go through the annual jury process and orientation session
to become a member of the Torpedo Factory Artists' Association (TFAA). All artists working
in fine arts and fine crafts are eligible. Fine crafts
include such work as ceramics, textiles, jewelry, all
kinds of sculpture, glass, film, video, and more.
Upon selection, the applicant becomes a TFAA Associate
To learn more about the Torpedo Factory Artists' Association, visit their dedicated website
What are the benefits of Associate membership?
- You are eligible for short-term studio subleases (up to
one year) from resident artists
- You may work toward joining a studio lease on a permanent
- You can have a web page on www.torpedofactory.org
which gets approximately 12,000 unique visits per month
- You have the opportunity to submit images and updates of shows,
awards, and special projects for promotional purposes and newsletters
- You are eligible to participate in complementary programming
and Association volunteer opportunities
TFAA Associates must remain current on annual dues in order
to maintain juried status. Associates must also keep
accurate contact information on file with the Association.
How do I get a studio?
Although solo studio vacancies are infrequent, our resident
artist turnover rate averages 10% per year. Associates
who are available and willing to accept subleases have
a very good chance of studio placement.
The two ways to become a resident
1) Joining a group studio. Established group studios
select from the list of Associates when new members
2) Subleasing for 180 days to gain eligibility for
the Waiting List for Solo Studio Space. Associate artists
must maintain a minimum sublease period of 120 days
annually to remain on the waiting list.
How do I apply?
On the first day of the Annual Jury, applicants bring five pieces
of their artwork plus a CD with images of 10-20 additional
works, completed application, and a $50 fee to the Torpedo
Factory. The work will be juried over the second and
third days. Click here to download the 2013 application form .
When do I find out the results?
Applicants may check this web page on the second and third day of jurying to see the list of Newly Juried Artists.
Is there a Jury Information Session?
Jury Information Sessions are held 1-3 months prior to the annual jury for anyone who is interested in applying to become a TFAA member artist. They are optional meetings during which
the jurying process and the benefits of being an associate are discussed. This is a good opportunity
for applicants to ask any questions they might have.
Who are the jurors?
There are separate 3-person panels judging the 2-D work
and the 3-D work. The jurors are highly qualified professional
artists, curators, teachers, museum directors and the
like, who are independent of the Torpedo Factory. Their
decision is final. They will look for work that meets
the highest standards of professionalism and promise.
We strongly encourage artists who are not selected to reapply since each year there is a new panel of jurors.
NOTE: This jury process is NOT a critique. Artists will not receive a critique.
Whom do I contact for more information?
Contact Michele Hoben at 703.836.1851 or
Note to all 2D submitters:
Bring cardboard of appropriate size to protect your
submissions as they will be stacked against the walls
against other people's submissions. Do not put your
name on your cardboard as the jurying process is a blind
one. You may not get your exact pieces of cardboard
back, but we will do our best to protect your work.
Note to all film applicants: Filmmakers
and artists using film or digital video as part of their
works of art may now apply for studio space at the Torpedo
Factory. However, because of the acoustics in the factory,
all applicants need to be aware that sound would have
to be fully controlled through the use of computers
and earphones. Video or film applicants should keep
their applications to a total of 10 minutes or less,
in as many segments as they wish.
Video and time-based submissions should be both PC and
Macintosh compatible. Submissions must be able to play
in standard media viewing programs such as DVD, Quicktime,
or Windows Media players (MOV files are preferred).
You may NOT submit VHS tapes. Website links will not
be accepted as submissions. Please let Jury Chair Michele Hoben know if you are submitting film or video so we
can arrange to show your work to jurors. Contact Michele Hoben at
Click here for information about past juries.