ARTIST RESIDENCY: Torpedo Factory Art
I almost moved to Paducah, Kentucky. When I was deciding where to move, I tripped across their Artist Relocation Program. I visited Paducah and FELL IN LOVE with a huge pickle/tamale factory from the early 1900s. Fate interceded, and I ended up in Gatlinburg. But, I find myself drawn to factories over and over again. This Call for Applications details another great use for an old factory.
Art is so cool.
Check out this great Call for Applications for the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Visiting Artist Program. This is a great opportunity for studio space, a workshop and lecture for your resume and a chance to sell your work in one of the coolest galleries ever! You don’t have much time, so hurry…
VISITING ARTIST PROGRAM: Torpedo Factory Art Center
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. Each Visiting Artist is also asked to conduct a workshop, give a lecture, or provide a demonstration, elaborating on his/her work. Visiting Artists will be able to display and sell original artwork, and will be provided with workspace. They will pay one-half of the rent of the studio (between $130 and $400 depending on the studio). The TFAC does not have any shared equipment or facilities; Visiting Artists are responsible for all expenses and arrangements related to art materials, equipment, transportation, housing or other requirements.
ELIGIBILITY: 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. Applicants provide evidence of artistic accomplishment through the submitted images and 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 their visitors come on the weekends, they request that Visiting Artists work on those days); and (3) commit to follow the Visiting Artist Program requirements.
By February 28 provide a completed Application Form, CD with 15 images, and a list of the images.
There is no application fee.
JURY PROCESS: Selections will be made in a two-step process. The juror is F. Lennox Campello, author of the blog Daily Campello News and of the forthcoming 100 Artists of Washington. He is also an artist, curator, and former gallerist. He will review all applications and select a group of finalists who present evidence of artistic merit based on submitted 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 their visiting public. Visiting Artists will occupy studios temporarily vacated by resident artists.
APPLICATIONS: Please note that email entries are not permitted and incomplete applications will not be reviewed. For questions, email email@example.com.
ABOUT THE TORPEDO FACTORY: The Torpedo Factory Art Center (TFAC) 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 every day; visitors are invited and welcomed into studios to enjoy the art, watch artists at work, ask questions, and purchase original art – allowing the public an opportunity to share in the excitement and fascination of the creative process.