Visiting Artist Residencies for Summer 2013
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The Torpedo Factory Artists' Association is pleases to announce the following artists, who have been chosen for the 2013 Visiting Artist Program by juror Maria Karametou:
Susan Emmerson of Bloomington, IL • Painting • June, Studio 30
Regina Davis Izaguirre of Arlington, VA • Painting • July - August, Studio 333
Chris Motley of San Francisco, CA • Fibers/Knitting (Wearable & Sculpture) • July - August, Studio 30
Linda Lowery of Alexandria, VA • Painting • June - August, Studio 301
Caroline McCatty of Clarksville, MD • Sculpture • June, Studio 333
Artemus Meindanis of Talbot, TN • Drawing • August, Studio 331
Marcelo Novo of Alexandria, VA • Painting & Drawing • June, Studio 328
Martha Spak of Potomac, MD • Painting & Photography • June - July, Studio 308
Tamara Wilkerson of Alexandria, VA • Jewelry • June - July, Studio 331
Visiting Artist Demo Days
June 15th + July 20th + August 17th
Meet the Torpedo Factory's Visiting Artists and learn about their methods, materials, techniques, and backgrounds as they demonstrate their art forms.
Demonstrations will be ongoing from 12-4pm and questions are encouraged!
About the Visiting Artist Program
The Visiting Artist Program is 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 one-, two-, or three-month summer residency (June, July, August).
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 has 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.
In addition, 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, depending on the studio).
The Torpedo Factory Art Center does not have any shared equipment or facilities.
All expenses and arrangements related to art materials, equipment, transportation, housing or other requirements are the responsibility of the Visiting Artist.
About the Juror for 2013
Maria Karametou is a mixed media artist who has exhibited locally, nationally
and internationally, including at The Ludwig Museum for International Art,
Aachen, Germany; Apartman Projesi, Istanbul, Turkey; the International Biennale of Santorini, Greece; The National Gallery of Art, Sofia, Bulgaria; The National
Museum of Women, Washington, DC; Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Büdelsdorf,
Germany; among many others. Her work is in permanent collections worldwide, including The Vorres Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece. Karametou
is the recipient of many awards such as a Senior Fulbright Scholar Grant and the
First Prize from the Maryland State Biennial. She holds an MFA from the
Maryland Institute of Art, Hoffberger School of Painting, Baltimore, MD. She is a
professor at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.
The Visiting Artist Program is open to all emerging and experienced visual artists over the age of 21 who are not currently Torpedo Factory leaseholders [Torpedo Factory Associates are eligible, and selection will not affect Associate status].
Applicants provide evidence of artistic accomplishment through submitted images and the application form.
By applying, applicants agree to: (1) work in front of, and interact with, the public; (2) work in the studio five days a week during the period of the residency (because most of our visitors come on the weekends, we request that Visiting Artists work on those days); and (3) commit to follow the Visiting Artist Program requirements.
Selections will be made in a two-step process. The juror, Maria Karametou, will review all applications and select a group of finalists who present evidence of artistic merit and promise based on submitted images and applications. The Visiting Artist Program Committee will then match as many finalists as possible to spaces available, taking into account the applicant’s requirements, attributes of the specific studios available, and the goal of providing a range of media experiences to our visiting public.
Visiting Artists will occupy studios temporarily vacated by resident artists, and will have use of half of the display space and a dedicated work area. Because studios differ widely in size, configuration and features (e.g., ventilation), and studios are not completely sealed off from each other, enabling sound and odor to travel widely throughout the building, it is important that applicants identify equipment and materials to be used during the residency.
Applicants will be notified of final decisions by March 15, 2013.
How to Apply
1) Complete an Application Form (downloadable as a PDF document).
2) Create a CD with 15 JPEG images of work created within the last three years. Write your name, address and telephone number directly on the CD. Burn the CD for playing on both Macs and PCs. Each JPEG may be no larger than 1600 pix in any direction; the image resolution must be between 72 and 100 dpi. Each file must be less than 1MB and labeled with the applicant’s last name, followed by first name initial and then a number (e.g., the images for Barbara Smith would be: smithb.1.jpg, smithb.2.jpg, etc.).
3) Include a numbered list of the images provided on the CD that includes the name of the work, medium, dimensions, date, and price (if it was made for sale) of each entry corresponding to the images on the CD.
4) By February 10, 2013 (date of receipt), mail or deliver all materials to:
Visiting Artist Program
Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 North Union Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Please direct any questions to
No telephone calls, please.
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