Friday, February 26, 2016

Target Gallery Fundraiser

Target Gallery’s popular annual fundraising exhibition and art sale, March150, returns to the Torpedo Factory Art Center to raise money in support of the Gallery’s special exhibitions and programs. The work will be on view Saturday, March 5, through Sunday, March 20, 2016. 

Target Gallery, the contemporary exhibition space for the Torpedo Factory, raised more than $11,000 in 2015 through March150 and hopes to exceed that sum this year. It is an all-media exhibition of work created by artists local to Alexandria and the greater D.C. region. The only requirement to be included is that artists use the gallery-supplied 10” x 10” panel. All work in the show is priced at $150.

 March150 is a perpetual favorite with patrons and local artists alike,” said Kaitlyn Ward, director of the Target Gallery. “This fundraiser exhibition is a low-pressure environment, which encourages new art collectors to buy original work and sets the stage for artists to experiment with new techniques and ideas.” 

The two-week exhibition will feature more than to 150 square panels created by more than 100 regional artists, nearly 30 of whom are affiliated with the Torpedo Factory.

During the Art Party on Friday, March 18; 7 – 10 pm, work is priced at $100. Guests have an opportunity to mingle with other art enthusiasts and meet many of the artists who have contributed to the show. Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door.

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