Target Gallery’s 12th Annual March150 Special Exhibition and Art Sale

By Editorial Team on March 7, 2022

Sat, 12 March 2022 - Sun, 10 April 2022

Photo by Ja’Mon Jackson for the City of Alexandria
Exhibition: Saturday, March 12 – Sunday, April 10, 2022
Sneak Peek: Friday, March 11 – Saturday, March 12 until 5 p.m.
Opening & Art Party: Saturday, March 12; 7 – 9 p.m. with VIP access beginning at 6 p.m.

Torpedo Factory Art Center’s perennial favorite exhibition and art sale, March150, returns to Target Gallery for the 12th year. Proceeds benefit future exhibitions and programs at Target Gallery and the Art Center. Public sales are Sunday, March 13, through Sunday, April 10, 2021. Torpedo Factory Art Center is located at 105 N. Union St. More information and tickets for the Opening Art Party can be found at torpedofactory.org/march150.

All work in the exhibition is created on uniform, gallery-supplied 10” x 10” panels and is priced at $150. With more than 100 original works on view, there is something for everyone’s tastes and aesthetics. Professional, emerging, and amateur artists participate with artworks featuring a diversity of topics and media, including painting, photography, etching, mixed-media, fiber and more.

March150 has become a staple at the Art Center and people look forward to it all year,” said Leslie Mounaime, curator of exhibitions at Torpedo Factory Art Center. “This exhibition is a low-pressure environment for both artists and patrons. It encourages new collectors to buy original art, exposes seasoned collectors to new local artists and sets the stage for artists to test new techniques and ideas. It is accessible and affordable.”

March150 kicks off with the Opening Art Party on March 12, 7 – 9 p.m. Work is discounted for this opening celebration at $100. Those with VIP passes have first pick of art sales, with an hour of early access starting at 6 p.m. Visitors can build a wish list, but not make purchases, starting Friday, March 11, through Saturday, March 12, at 5 p.m.

Art Party tickets are $30 for general admission. VIP tickets, which offer first access to art sales, are $50.

Target Gallery is partnering with the Factory Society, an independent young-patrons group, for the Art Party. Catering is provided by Simply Fresh with a cash bar.

On Sunday, April 10, the last day of the exhibition, all unsold artwork is priced at $100 as part of the Cherry Blossom Jubilee.

For more information about the exhibition and ticket sales, visit torpedofactory.org/march150. Follow #march150 to join the conversation online.

About Target Gallery

Target Gallery is the contemporary exhibition space for the Torpedo Factory Art Center. The gallery promotes high standards of art by continuously exploring new ideas through a variety of visual media in a rotating schedule of national and international exhibitions. More information is available via torpedofactory.org/target.

About the Torpedo Factory Art Center

Founded in 1974 in an old munitions plant, Torpedo Factory Art Center is home to the nation’s largest number of publicly accessible working artist studios under one roof. The City of Alexandria manages the Art Center through the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities as part of the Office of the Arts’ family of programs and facilities. Just south of Washington, D.C., the Art Center overlooks the Potomac River in the Old Town section of Alexandria, Va. Each year, more than a half million national and international visitors meet and interact with more than 160 resident artists in 82 studios and seven galleries. For more information, visit torpedofactory.org or follow the Art Center on TwitterFacebookInstagram and Pinterest via @torpedofactory.